Painting Flowers in Watercolor



The flowing nature of watercolors naturally relates to painting flowers and floral arrangements.   Though the subject may seem simple, there are many subtle techniques and composition elements to consider.  Guided by recorded demonstrations, you will work to produce 4 paintings, then receive live comment and advice in weekly interactive Zoom sessions.  This class is for students with some watercolor experience.


Each recorded sessions will feature one of four different floral images promoting exploration of watercolor techniques such as wet-in-wet and glazing in layers. You will be mixing minimum pigments and creating surprising colors. 

During the week following the demonstration you will be able to replay the session as you paint from a provided reference photo or maybe one of your own.  After you have completed your painting you will send an image to JoAnn, and all students will participate in a thirty-minute live critique.  The first thirty-minute class session will be devoted to questions about supplies and equipment.  


Watercolor brushes, paper, and paints with a warm and a cool version of each primary color and the neutral colors Payne’s gray and burnt sienna. An Arches or Kilimanjaro watercolor block or paper and a waterproof backboard, neutral masking tape.  Also a palette that can be closed airtight with space to mix colors.  Water containers, spray bottle, paper towels, small toilet paper roll, stapler, scissors.  


Internet Connection and the ability to download Zoom.  Computer or tablet, or phone with screen large enough to view demonstrations.

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Monday, March 27, 2023 to Monday, April 24, 2023
Mondays, 700-7:30 pm for Live Critique, plus 90 minutes recorded demo
Delivery Method: 
Synchronous and Recorded Demos
At Home

Registration Information

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until 2 days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this session we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Kyndall Bennett at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Kyndall Bennett at 828-262-2744 or email

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

Cancellation Policy: 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.

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