390 El Camino Real, Suire U

Belmont, CA 94002

Tel: 650-453-3120


TAX ID: 46-3598606

Watercolor Classes with Teachers Shirley, Joyce, or Miho

Register for a class below:

(Please note that at this time Shirley's class is is full and we are asking new students to either join her waitlist or register for a class with Joyce or Miho.)

Watercolor with Teacher Shirley

Ages 5 - 15

Experience traditional watercolor techniques that professional watercolor artists use.


Watercolor techniques include method of layering transparent washes on paper, building color gradation, understanding contrast, tones and values. Depending on the nature of the projects, students may get to create special effects by masking, sponging, scraping, spraying, glazing, etc. And after all the fun, students also learn how to take care of their tools. Our watercolor classes are not only about learning techniques, they are also about seeing and thinking. Students will learn to see what is ordinary can become extraordinary in a painting, simply by thinking creatively.


At the beginning of each project, students will receive directions on how to work on their pencil outlines. Instructor will then work with each student on their layout and composition. After completing the outlines, instructor will give step-by-step painting demonstrations as a group and review techniques with individual student. As all students learn and progress at their own pace, it is important that each watercolor class shall review techniques that the students have or have not learned. If students cannot complete their project in one lesson, they may continue the same project in their next lesson. Students will work from color copies of watercolor paintings, book illustrations, photographs or still-life displayed objects.


Class Dates & Times with Shirley: Saturdays, 10am-12pm.

Watercolor with Teachers Joyce or Miho

Ages 5-10

Teacher Joyce has a classic, elegant style, while Teacher Miho has a more creative and comic (anime) style to her approach to watercolor painting.

Class Dates & Times with Joyce: Sundays, 10am - 12pm, 1:00pm - 3:00pm. 

Class Dates & Times with Miho: Sundays, 3:30pm - 5:30pm.

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