FULL! Intro to Watercolor: Methods & Techniquesw/ Karen Pinard

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FULL! Intro to Watercolor: Methods & Techniquesw/ Karen Pinard

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Intro to Watercolor: Methods & Techniques

Instructor: Karen Pinard

Day: Thursdays (5 CLASSES) Begins JULY 5

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

Price: Members $92/Non-Members $116

**$20 material fee (optional)**

(Limited to 6 students)


This course is designed for students interested in learning the methods, various techniques, and materials associated with watercolor. Each week will feature different aspects of this medium. Color theory and basic methods will be reviewed in the first class.


  • $20 material fee includes paper, paint and pallet
  • ¬†Instructor will have paper and paint available at discounted/bulk pricing. Winsor Newton paint bulk purchased discounted as well.
  • Using coupons at AC Moore and Michael’s works, but best pricing is online at Jerry’s Artarama, Dick Blick, or CHeap Joes.


  • Paint:
  • Warm and cool of the basic primaries in Professional Grades. Instructor uses Winsor Newton
  • Winsor yellow or Lemon yellow
  • New Gamboge yellow
  • Winsor red
  • Permanent rose
  • Cerulean blue
  • Ultra-marine blue
  • Raw sienna
  • Paper:
  • Using the best materials is part of the successful journey in watercolor
  • Cold press 140lb weight- can be purchased as single sheets, or in blocks. Instructor will have sheets available at discount (bulk) pricing for those students bringing their own supplies.
  • Other:
  • 2 clear containers for water
  • 3 brushes- (round #5 or #6, round #10 or #12, a 1″ flat)
  • Viva paper towels
  • Pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Palette
  • notebook for class notes and sketching
  • Support for watercolor paper
  • Blue painter’s tape


Instructor Bio-

Karen Pinard has been seriously painting since moving to Cape Cod in 2005. Her medium of choice is works on paper that include watercolor and mono-types although many of her floral studies and abstracts are done with water mixable oils.

Karen achieved an Associate Masters in Ikebana studying in Japan for five years. She is an avid gardener with a small landscape consulting firm, Art of the Garden.

“My artwork is inspired by the unending beauty of nature and my experience with floral and landscape design.

Working with water media on beautiful paper is an intriguing medium with unpredictable experience and there is freshness to the process which is perfect for landscapes and botanical interpretations.

Between the fine lines of abstraction, impression, and representation lies great possibilities to express what is unique and perhaps elicit an emotional response or memory.”

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$20 material fee (optional), No materials, I'll bring my own