Watercolor and Abstraction

Watercolor and Abstraction Class in New York

Watercolor and Abstraction

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Session Dates: October 03, 2017 - December 05, 2017

Cost: $340.00

Seen as a vehicle for exploration, this course is appropriate for students of all levels. For the beginner, it serves as a superb introduction to the often elusive medium of watercolor. For the more advanced student, abstraction provides a special focus for technique and concept. In a freeform fashion, students will explore the layering of washes and the exploration of form and color. Working from observation, memory and invention students will be encouraged to push the limits of the medium. Discover the history and various motivations for abstract image making.

Meets Weekly: Tuesday 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Students MUST enroll 5 business days prior to the course start date, The final day to register is Jan. 23rd, students enrolling after this date will pay a $15 late fee.

Course Code: $117592

Instructor(s): Josette Urso

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