Intermediate to Advanced Watercolors


Title: Intermediate to Advanced Watercolors

Type of Class: Watercolors

Instructor: Kathy Sheppard Graham

Time: Wednesdays, 9 am to 12 noon

Dates: Jan 12 thru March 3, 2021

Price: $170/150 members

This course will further your mastery of watercolors through demonstration, lecture, and studio time. Students will learn the many techniques used to enhance watercolors:

  • wet on wet
  • dry brushing
  • Layering
  • Underpainting and more…


140 lb Hot or Cold press watercolor paper (I prefer Fabriano because of its whiteness, it lifts easily and I don’t have to stretch it.)

2″Flat watercolor brush for wetting paper

1 1/2″ Flat Wash brush (Grumbacher Golden Edge has an excellent spring)

#6 & #10 Loew-Cornelle #7020 Ultraround brushes (black handle with red brand)

#8 or #10 Round brush for softening edges
Rake brush

Rigger or script Brush

Drawing paper, tracing paper, pencils ( I use .05 mechanical pencil)

Magic Rub and Kneadable eraser

All regular watercolor supplies including palette, paper towels, kleenex (no lotion type), water containers and wash cloth for absorbing water and paint.
Professional Artist grade paints.

You can use your own favorite colors
The following are Winsor Newton Colors I have on my palette:
Naples Yellow

French Ultramarine Blue
New Gamboge Yellow

Antwerp Blue
Perm Alizarin Crimson

Cobalt Blue

Permanent Rose

Raw Sienna

Burnt Sienna

Raw Umber and

Burnt Umber
I also occasionally use Holbein Opera, Winsor Red and Vermillion.

Daniel Smith’s Buff is excellent when painting blonde hair.

Alabama Art Supply

Kathy’s remarkable skill as an instructor is evident in her ability to work with the most brand new of beginners while simultaneously enhancing the skills of an established artist.  Students have raved about Kathy’s skill while noting her generosity in the studio.

Kathy has taught with ESAC for several years, sharing her love of colored pencils, watercolors, pastels, and oils.  Read more about Kathy’s work with Quayside here:

Artist Kathy Sheppard celebrates 40 years at Quayside Gallery

A $25 fee will be charged for all class refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to seven (7) days prior to class start date. Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the class.


A $75 fee will be charged for all workshop refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to one (1) month prior to the workshop start date. Thereafter, norefunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the workshop.


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