In most beginner-level art classes, the teacher gives students an example of a still life settign and just tells the students to start painting. But that doesn’t answer the dozens of questions that beginners and amateurs have about how to use watercolors. Tubes or pan paints? What kind of paper and brushes are best? Damp paper or dry? How do I get those glowing effects without creating muddy lagoons?

The Watercolor for Absolute Beginners class is different. It’s designed from the start to “build in” success, with the right paper, paints, brushes, simple exercises, and patient instruction.

It’s the right course for you if…

if you’ve never painted before and you are sure that you “have no artistic talent”

if you’ve tried watercolor, but “just made a big mess”

if you’ve had some success with watercolor, but don’t know how to create the effects you’ve admired in watercolor books or in galleries

Unlike acrylics or oils, watercolor paints have a mind of their own — rich and juicy, yet unpredictable and hard to control. But learn to work with them, and they’ll do most of the work for you. You’ll study exactly how to handle the paints to get the beautiful effects only watercolor can provide.

Best artists in this genre:

  • Albrecht Durer
  • William Blake
  • J.M.W. Turner


  • 1 – 5 sessions per month     $69.00
  • 5 – 15 sessions per month     $59.00
  • 15 – 30 sessions per month     $49.00

Instructor for this class:

Stacy Wannabe– Instructor

Favorite painting style: hyperrealism

Stacy Wannabe is passionate about bringing people together through art. She is a talented artist hailing from Long Beach, New York. Stacy has always had a passion for self-expression through drawing. She graduated from Binghamton University with a major in Art and a concentration in Drawing. Through her artistic training in drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography at Binghamton and Fashion Institute of Technology, Stacy offers her students expertise through inspiring and engaging art classes.

Stacy was the co-founder of Binghamton University’s art club, where she curated art galleries, re-opened the campus art co-op, and brought together students and members of the community through a common love of art. She taught weekly drawing classes for three years where she taught her students how to capture their emotions in their artwork while mastering drawing techniques including proportion, shading and tone. Stacy loves teaching her students to see the world in a new way, and she is dedicated to helping them grow as artists. Using humor and music in the art studio, she aims to make her students feel comfortable and excited for the next art class.

Learning anything new is a fun thing to do. But learning to paint is both festive and relaxing!

 Artwork activities will balance you!

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