Watercolor and Abstraction

Watercolor and Abstraction Class with Josette Urso

Watercolor and Abstraction with Josette Urso

Cost: $440.00

9 Thursday evenings, February 13 – April 9, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Discover the history and various motivations for abstract image making. 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 means to explore technique and concept. In a freeform fashion, students will explore the layering of washes and the exploration of form and color. Students will be encouraged to work from observation, memory and invention; and to push the limits of the medium.

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Registration for this class will begin on January 8th. 

Course Code: 117592

Instructor(s): Josette Urso

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.