Intro to Watercolors (10/2-10/23/2024, 6-8:30pm)

Intro to Watercolors (10/2-10/23/2024, 6-8:30pm)

October 2, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm



Intro to Watercolor Painting 
with Elly Van Diest
Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience needed
Wednesdays, October 2-October 23, 6-8:30pm (4 sessions)

Ages 18+ (Please contact us at dsegerstrom@paramountarts.org if you have a younger student interested in participating) 

This entry-level watercolor class is great for the beginning artist and those looking to “brush up” on basic watercolor. Explore foundational techniques for creating beautiful watercolors including color, washes, brushwork, and much more! 

Please Bring the Following Materials to the Intro to Watercolor Class:
1.) Sketch book, 60 or 80lb, acid free

2.) Watercolor paper: 10.x14 in size 140lb cold press, acid free. (Arches or Strathmore W.C. 400 series recommended)

3.) Watercolor-brushes: 1″ flat, &  #6 or #8 round 

4.) Watercolor paints Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor brand (student grade welcome)

  • RED: Alizarin Crimson Hue, 8 ml tube
  • YELLOW: Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue, 8 ml tube

▪BLUE: Ultramarine, 8 ml tube

5.) Watercolor pallet with good sized paint mixing area. Please bring a waterproof white plastic plate if pallet’s mix area small.

6.) #2 Pencil & white eraser.

7.) Fine spray water bottle

8.) Paper towels – white (Viva recommended)

9.) Kleenex

10.) Painter’s tape 

11.) Firm surface, 9”x 12” (Plexiglass or hard board recommended) to tape paper onto

12) Two Shallow Water Containers: Cool Whip containers work well!


Studio Practices- What to Expect While You Are Creating with Us!

The Paramount Center for the Arts welcomes all people to the Studios with the expectation of inclusion and respect towards all, including yourself, fellow students, instructors, staff and volunteers.

Instructor Prep Time: Please allow your instructor time to prepare your classroom; if you arrive more than 15 minutes earlier than the class start time, please explore one of our onsite exhibition spaces or wait in the Lobby in the Visual Arts Department.

Cleaning: Please help keep the Studios a welcoming space by cleaning up your area before departing the building.

Food and Beverage: The Visual Arts Department offers a Lobby Area for students and instructors to enjoy food and beverages. There is an onsite microwave and refrigerator, along with vending machines. For your safety, we ask that you please do not eat in any of the Studios.

Supplies and Materials: For the safety and wellbeing of all visitors to the Paramount, we ask that materials that are used in the studios are the recommended brands and grade, as described in the materials list, or are approved by Paramount Staff.

Weather Closures:  In the event of severe weather, the Visual Arts Department will update the phone messages on the Information Desk (320) 257-3125, announce closures on the Paramount website homepage, and will communicate via email to any students whose class meeting time is impacted by the closure

October 2, 2024, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Paramount Center for the Arts

913 West St. Germain StreetSt. Cloud, MN 56301United States