Painting Classes - Water Media

Explore the world of water based painting in these repeatable, student focused classes. Our instructors are all teaching artists who thrive on mentoring their students and seeing them grow personally.

Meet the instructors.


  • Class-Code: PNT8101A
  • Day: Tue
  • 1st class date: 01/16/18
  • Last class date: 02/06/18
  • Age Range: 14+
  • Time: 1pm - 3pm
  • Instructor: Stiebris
  • MBR class cost: $90.00
  • Non-MBR cost: $100.00

This introductory course will get you started on your painting journey! Learn the fundamentals of painting such as types of brushes, differences in painting surfaces, and paint attributes. Examine color theory and values, and discover how the old masters used this knowledge to create famous masterpieces.  Apply your new knowledge as you paint with both watercolor and acrylics. 

Painting supplies will be provided. Each student must bring one pad of Arches Watercolor Paper, 140 lb, 9” x 12” (

Exploring Water Media

  • Class-Code: PNT8106A
  • Day: Wed
  • 1st class date: 03/07/18
  • Last class date: 04/18/18 (skip 3/28)
  • Age Range: 14+
  • Time: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Instructor: Peterson
  • MBR class cost: $139.50
  • Non-MBR cost: $155.00

Have you ever wanted to try some of the exciting water-soluble products you see in the art supply stores but weren’t sure how to use them? This repeatable class will allow students to experiment with a variety of water-soluble media, including graphite and colored pencils, powdered charcoal, and inks, as well as more traditional water media such as watercolor, gouache, and acrylic.

Some supplies will be provided; a more extensive supply list will be given. Students should bring one pad of 9” x 12” 140 lb. Canson XL Watercolor paper or one pad of 9” x 12” 98 lb. Canson XL Mix Media.


  • Day: Wed
  • Class 1 Code: PNT8107A
  • Class 1 start date: 01/17/18
  • Class 1 last date: 02/21/18
  • Class 2 Code: PNT8107B
  • Class 2 start date: 03/14/18
  • Class 2 last date: 04/18/18
  • Age Range: 14+
  • Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Instructor: Stiebris
  • MBR class cost: $135 / 2-class bundle: $243
  • Non-MBR cost: $150 / 2-class bundle: $270
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Learn techniques for achieving luminous impressionistic watercolor paintings! A variety of subject matter will be painted, with demonstrations and guidance to help students develop their painting skills. Information regarding technique, composition, color, value and elements of design will be discussed. Students may bring in their own photo references for their artwork if they choose. Some watercolor experience helpful but not required.

Painting supplies will be provided. Each student must bring one pad of Arches Watercolor Paper, 140 lb, 9” x 12” (