“Because watercolor actually moves on the paper, it is the most active of all mediums, almost a performance art.” (Nita Engle)
Watercolor outside the lines! Learn several techniques of watercolor from realism to abstraction. This 4-week course will explore this medium in a variety of aspects. The class VIRTUALLY meets every Wednesday at 10 am from October 21 to November 18, except for November 11 ( Veterans day).
Every class will start with an introductory lecture followed by studio time, where the instructor will do demonstrations and share tricks and hacks to make the best of your practice.
Students will learn how to use different techniques week by week. Each week is devoted to a different subject matter: an overview of the basics, finishing a watercolor, tricks and hacks, and finally creativity and happy accidents. A breakdown of skills learned each work can be found on the syllabus you will receive upon registration.
Students can focus on abstraction or work realistically. Knowing how to draw realistically is not required. Homework will be assigned and encouraged, we will share it at the beginning of class, and on the course Instagram: @arielwatercolors.
Students will also conceptualize and create their own unique “final project”, a finished watercolor completed by the end of the fourth-week class.
About the Instructor
Ariel Baron-Robbins has been teaching at the college level for over 10 years. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing and her Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has a personal relationship with watercolors as she learned how to paint with them at an early age. Her mother, Paula Temple (Professor Emeritus of Painting at the University of Mississippi) and Ariel would go on “exploring walks” with their paints and paper and create works outside. Ariel continued in her mother’s footsteps and became a Professor herself specializing in painting and drawing and progressing into video art and photography.
Ariel is an Oolite Arts alumnus (2014-2016) and drawing, watercolor, and digital art instructor.