This course is an introduction to the basics of watercolor painting – from brushes to paper, color theory, wet-on-wet painting, as well as glazing and wash techniques. You will gain an understanding of composition, foreground/background sequencing and the unique transparent qualities of the medium. After the initial discovery phase you will refine your skills by practicing still life, landscape or abstract painting. No previous knowledge is necessary. A materials list will be provided but if you already have watercolor paints, paper and brushes, please bring them to class.