- Tuesdays 10am-1pm
March 27, 2018 - April 24, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Phone: 760-688-6147
“Watercolor is a swim in the metaphysics of life… a mirror of one’s own character. Let it be unpredictable and colorful”
Watercolor is a joyful medium, but it can be a difficult for beginners to get started. Questions abound. What brand of paint should I buy? How do I choose from so many colors? What kind of paper and which brushes are best? How do I control the paint and keep colors from getting muddy? Can I begin watercoloring without a lot of fancy drawing skills? (Yes, you can).
This 5-class series is designed as a relaxed introduction for beginning artists who want to get a solid start in watercolors. Instructor Rikki Reinholz – a member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and the National Watercolor Society – has taught beginning to advanced watercolor classes for the past 26-years. She especially enjoys helping beginning students get off to the right start by developing good foundational habits that build over the course of this series.
Materials used during class are included in tuition and are professional-grade tube watercolors, brushes and papers. Quality materials count toward a successful outcome and we want you to be successful! For convenience, we will offer starter kits using identical materials for approximately $100 (our cost) to students who would like to own their materials at the end of class.
The first class in the series is 2-hours and attendance is mandatory. During this class students will paint a watercolor color wheel that serves as an important introduction to the handling of materials and technique. The color wheel is then used as a color reference for the remaining four classes, which are 3-hours each. By the end of this class series, students will have a sound basic understanding of watercolor technique and materials, and the confidence to continue exploring watercolor at home, in the field, or even on travels.
Art Farm is located in a hidden valley off El Camino Real in the heart of Carlsbad. We will email registered students directions to Art Farm prior to the start of the first class. Download these directions and bring them to the first class because it’s easy to get lost your first time out to our beautiful location in the woods. Google Maps and GPS are not reliable!
Instructor: Rikki Reinholz
Series Class Dates (Tuesdays): March 27 (two-hour mandatory water color wheel class); April 3, 10, 17, 24 (3-hour classes)
Level: Beginning. Class is limited to 10 students.
Materials: Included in tuition.
Wait List: If the class is full, ask to join our wait list by emailing director@CarlsbadArtFarm.com.
Venue: Carlsbad Art Farm
Venue Phone: 760-688-6147Address: