Beginning Watercolor

with Ciel Duke

Mondays, May 2, May 9, May 16 and May 23.

Make up day is scheduled for June 6 for the class Ciel missed on May 9 because of illness.

10 am - 12:30 pm  in person in the Art Room.

$85 for members; $95 for non-members.   All materials furnished.   4 weeks class.  Proof of Covid vaccine is required for this class.

Register at

Checks due by April 25.  Proof of Covid vaccine is required for this class.  Sign up early because Ciel's classes fill up rapidly!

Membership in Arts & Crafts is $10 per year.

Beginning Watercolor

"Watercolor has an undeserved reputation for being very difficult,” said Ciel Duke, watercolorist. "Not so", she continued. "It's all about learning the tricks to control the medium. Water, after all, wants to do its own thing!“

This four-session series of classes begins at the very beginning: discussing paper, paint, and brushes. From there, participants will create at least one painting per class, exploring watercolor tricks and techniques to produce the wonderful fresh and spontaneous look of a true watercolor.

Starting with a discussion of basic materials and vocabulary, participants will continue with projects designed to gradually familiarize them with watercolor. Various techniques such as wet-on-wet, dry brush, and dragging color, along with the all-important aspect of timing, will result in a finished painting each session. This class is designed for absolute beginners as well as those who are struggling to make watercolor work.

Register at The sessions are in the Art Room, 10:00-12:30 on Mondays: May 2, 9, 16, and 23. The fee is $85 for members; $95 for non-members.  All materials (watercolor set with brush, palette, foam brush, and paper) are included.  Participants who already work in watercolor are welcome to bring their own supplies, such as a favorite brush.

Proof of Covid vaccine is required by this instructor.

Checks and vaccine proof are due by April 25.