Watercolors “Sunrise, Sunset”


You probably have many photos of these two visual miracles. You've most likely looked at them many times, wanting to paint them. In this class, watercolorists will work on a painting using techniques perfect for the subject, learning effective composition and how to use minimum pigments to achieve the pizazz this theme deserves.


Online, featuring a mix of 5 recorded demonstration sessions and live online critiques of students' work. The 90-minute recorded sessions will feature a hands-on watercolor warm-up exercise followed by a demonstration of wet-in-wet, pouring, and other techniques you can use to paint colorful and moody sunrise/sunset scenes. Each session will focus on a different stage of the painting—background, mid-ground, and foreground, light to dark. During the week following the demonstration you will be able to replay the session as you paint that stage using images from your own photos. You will then send images of your work(s) to the instructor via email.

Prior to each recorded demonstration, a thirty-minute live critique will occur, during which the instructor will review work from the participants and offer helpful advice. The initial 30-minute 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. Waterproof backboard such as Gatorboard, 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. Consult a wishlist for JoAnn Pippin's students at https://www.cheapjoes.com


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

JoAnn Pippin, is a Signature Member of both the Southern Watercolor Society and the Watercolor Society of North Carolina who offers classes at the Florence Thomas Art School, the Watauga County Arts Council, and the Michael R. Patricelli Craft Enrichment Program, and leads a watercolor-paint-together group at the Harrill Senior Center in Boone, will teach this 5-session watercolor class.

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Watercolors “Sunrise, Sunset”
Watercolors “Sunrise, Sunset”
Watercolors “Sunrise, Sunset”
Monday, October 5, 2020 to Monday, November 2, 2020
Mondays, 7:00-8:00pm
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 until2 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 Marissa Winkler at winklerml@appstate.edu 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 Marissa Winkler at 828-262-2930 or email  winklerml@appstate.edu.

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 ods.appstate.edu

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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