Watercolor & Water-Based Media
Watercolor painting is a distinctive medium, straddling the worlds of painting and drawing to create a unique art form. It’s versatile, allowing for rich, vivid tones or soft, soothing forms. Your choice. Your vision. Ready to dive in?
Classes are taught by our talented, professional artist members in our beautiful historic downtown building. If you’ve ever thought about taking up watercolors or water-based media, or improving your current skill level in these areas, these classes are for you! To join a class, please reach out to one of the instructors below. You don’t need to be an NBAL Member to take classes - anyone over 18 is welcome!
Instructor: Mary Elle
Time: Wednesdays, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dates: Class dates are: Oct 18, 25, Nov 1, 15, 22 ,29 2023.
Cost: $204 for 6 classes (includes studio fee. No prorated classes)
We will start with the basics: materials, washes, paint mixing, etc., building on each class until the student is able to complete a painting on his/her own. While the class is designed for beginners, others who would like a refresher are also welcome.
Facilitator: Lynn Gabenski
Time: Wednesdays 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Cost: $4 studio fee per session
Looking to get back into art? Come join our “Wednesday Watercolor” group. Open to all media except oil. No instruction, just opportunity to connect with other artists and create!
Phone: (830) 837-9327
Instructor: Anne McCoy
Time: Mondays 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Cost: $25 plus $4 studio fee
This is a basic watercolor class for beginners or for those who want to refresh their skills. Lessons in composition, mixing colors, refining loose brush strokes, and developing the artist's style will be addressed in this class. Supplies are not included. Students will need student grade watercolor paints, Arches 140# paper or Canson paper, #10 or #12 round brushes, 1" flat brush, sketch paper, drawing pencil, paper towels, palette with lid, and a water container. When attending class, please text Anne at (830) 660-4718 to confirm your attendance.
Please text the instructor at (830) 660-4718
Instructor: Gaye Sekula
Date & Time: First Tuesdays, 9am to noon. Class limited to 8 students
Cost: $50 per session, plus $4 /student studio fee
Location: Bower Classroom
An intensive class designed to instruct and encourage students to dig deep and put in the work necessary to be able to express the emotions that make them tick. Assignments will be given to be worked on between sessions and students will be asked to share their results. Each will receive personal guidance for their specific journey as well as help in setting and reaching their goals. Contact Gaye Sekula for more information.
Instructor: Mary Shepard
Time: 2nd Wednesday of each month 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Cost: $10 and $4 studio fee per session
Location: Bower Classroom
All levels welcome. The entire class is spent with students working on their own paintings with Mary available to answer questions or to demonstrate techniques. All water media is welcome.