"Watercolor Step Two" w/ James Farrand

DATE/TIME: 4 classes / Wednesdays / 3-5pm
May 31, June 7, 14 and 21 (make-up on June 28)

COST: $150

REGISTRATION: Call in, come in, or register online.  Scroll to the bottom for online registration.  425.697.2787

LOCATION:  Cole Art Studio located on the lower level of Cole Gallery.  107 5th Ave. S., Edmonds  98020


Whereas the main goal for Watercolor Step 1 was to introduce and gain confidence in using a minimal set of foundational tools, supplies, and techniques, Watercolor Step 2 will both continue this process as well as dig much deeper into color. Color mixing. Color theory. Color. Mmmmmm. Color.

Through the study of the color wheel and key concepts including color contrast, color hue, color value, color temperature, color saturation, color complements, color harmony, and more, we will learn how to control and enhance the visual impact of our paintings. And we’ll have a whole of fun doing it.

Once again, by doing easy step-by-step exercises, and gradually moving into more involved studies we’ll use the skills and knowledge learned in creating a simple yet visually pleasing painting that will have you inspired to experiment, study, and paint your own watercolor creations.

The intended audience for this class is anyone who is familiar with (although not necessarily completely confident in using) a basic set of watercolor tools, supplies, and techniques.

Supply List:

You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill  requirements for your class.  Artspot's Web Site

Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at ARTspotEdmonds@gmail.com.

For Watercolor Step 2, we will be using the same supplies from Watercolor Step 1, plus a few additional items. So if you took WC Step 1, you're nearly there. If you are just joining this class (and a hearty welcome to you!), please make sure you have the following:



Azo Yellow (M. Graham)
Peacock Blue (Holbein)
Quinacridone Rose (M. Graham)
Indigo (Daniel Smith)
Quinacridone Burnt Orange (Daniel Smith)

1 - Medium round soft natural hair (e.g. Silver Brush Black Velvet Round #12)
1 - Small round synthetic (e.g. Princeton Snap #4, or similar)
1 - approx. 2” Flat Hake (e.g. multi-head Bamboo Hake brush) 

Fluid 100 (9"x12") Cold-Pressed, 300lb, watercolor paper block  

1 - Medium (white plastic) watercolor palette with individual wells, cover, and large mixing area (e.g. Jones Palette 'Kit' 2)

11”x14” MDF panel (5MM) or similar hard support (or board) for mounting paper/paintings
Sketch/Drawing paper pad (e.g. 9”x12” Canson Universal Sketch pad or similar)

Graphite pencil (HB preferable)
Kneaded eraser

Paper towels
Masking tape



M Graham ultramarine blue
M Graham Naphthol Red
(Different brands are ok as long as Artist Quality.)

1 Small Bristle 'scrubby brush' - (e.g. Princeton Catalyst Short Filbert #4)

Provided at Studio
Containers for water, hair dryer

Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio before your class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.