Beginning Watercolor Painting -- Not Offere Summer 2019

For beginners who want to know the nitty-gritty about watercolor painting, this class will focus on materials, colors, composition, and techniques. Bring a photo or an idea, and you will get to test what you learn in a painting. By the last session, you will have the background to continue painting on your own or to confidently attend more focused watercolor classes. 

Instructor: JoAnn Pippin
  (5 consecutive days)
1:00 pm -- 4:00 pm

Supplies: You will be providing your own paint, paper, and brushes.  Bring what you have, but do not go out and buy anything.  During the first class we will discuss the minimum quality materials, so you can buy things that will enhance your painting experience. 

REGISTRATION:  Registration begins at noon on the dates below, and remains open until the class fills or until three working days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If a date below falls on a weekend or a holiday, registration will open on the first working day after this date:

  • SPRING SESSION 2019:  December 3 at noon
  • SUMMER SESSION 2019:  May 1 at noon
  • FALL SESSION 2019:  August 12 at noon

watercolor painting of a lighthouse


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PLEASE NOTE: You may cancel a craft class up to two weeks before the class begins, with a $30 cancellation fee assessed. No refunds are allowed within two weeks of the start date, nor after the class begins.

JoAnn Pippin, SW,  paints transparent watercolors of natural surroundings, close-up florals, and interior scenes in a creative representational style, and she is noted for her strong use of color and composition. Primarily educated at the Torpedo Factory School in Alexandria, Virginia, she has focused on watercolor painting for 20 years.

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until 1 week before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this semester we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Jack Chambers at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

Director: Dacia Trethewey,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Jack Chambers at 828-262-2933 or email Jack Chambers at

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056.

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