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Beginning, Beginning Watercolor Class Series with Pam Bleakney

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
10:00 am12:30 pm
  • TIMES/DATES: 10:00am-12:30pm Tuesdays (3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12)
  • LOCATION: St. James Parrish Hall (March 22 & 29) / TBD (April 5 & 12)
  • COST: $60 OMAM Members; $66 Future Members
This class series is designed primarily for students with no watercolor experience but a burning desire to learn the basics. Experience the thrill of the pigment and water coming together in your creation. We’ll experiment with: different brushes, pigments, techniques, learn composition, plus we’ll paint simple landscapes, animals and flowers. After 4 classes you will know watercolor basics and feel confident beginning your next watercolor class or painting. Open to participants 16 and older.

Students are responsible for all supplies; please see supply list below.


  • PAPER: Watercolor pad (inexpensive 140lb or better weight, cold press, at least 9”x12”).

  • PAINTS: Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, and Ultramarine Blue (primary colors). Later we’ll add Cobalt Blue, Permanent Rose, Lemon Yellow, Burnt Sienna and Sap Green.

  • PALETTE: Purchase a plastic palette with at least 8 wells for paint, or a large plate.

  • WATERCOLOR BRUSHES: Rounds and Flats, sizes 6, 8, or 10. You will only need 2 inexpensive brushes to start and I’ll have brushes you may borrow. Robert Simmons brand are inexpensive and a good value.

  • FOR DRAWING: Sketch pad, #2 pencil, eraser (gum or white plastic), a folder to store your work in.


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