Upcoming LIVE Classes in Watercolor!

Impressionist Watercolor Painting for the Beginner to Advanced Watercolor Artist

WSST President Al Kline will offer personalized instruction in a live class setting at the Port Aransas Art Center  September 4th, 18th, October 2nd and October 16th from 2-5pm.  

This four-class series is designed to build on watercolor painting basics and sketching including a paint-along in each class with an emphasis on impressionism.  The four classes are separated by a week of homework and exercises to reinforce each lesson.   

Each class is structured to build on the last session for a comprehensive education in the watercolor medium.  Photos and materials list will be distributed for each class.   Class size will be limited to 15 students.  

This is the perfect set of instructions to get you started in watercolor if you are a beginner or reinforce skills for the intermediate and advanced watercolor artist!  Cost is $30/class or $120 for all 4 classes.  All proceeds will benefit the Watercolor Society of South Texas and the Port Aransas Art Center. 

Class #1 – September 4th, 2021 – Introduction to Watercolor Painting with Paint-Along

In our first Class we will introduce you to watercolor papers, brushes, paint and materials for both in studio and Plein Air watercolor painting. We will begin with a simple drawing lesson and how to paint a simple watercolor.  We will have an introduction to color mixing using primary colors.  We will discuss the color wheel and set up your Palette.  We will introduce you to the concepts of composition and how to perform a series of washes in watercolor such as the flat, graduate and variegated wash.  

Class #2 – September 25th, 2021 – Sketching and Tonal Studies with introduction to 4-Tonal Technique Painting with Paint-Along

In our second class, we will begin a more in-depth discussion on drawing and how to do a tonal study by sketching in pencil, ink and watercolor using a single color. We will introduce you to a 4-Tonal technique to simplify the painting process.  We will discuss some techniques in watercolor such as lifting, scratching and splatter.  We will draw in both pencil and ink and have a paint-along using only a single color.  

Class #3 – October 9th, 2021 – Color Mixing and Edges in Watercolor – The Concept of Timing in Watercolor

In our third class, we will have a comprehensive session in color mixing and how to unify paintings using color, tone and texture. We will discuss how to paint with varying edges and learn how drying times are used to achieve a desired effect.  We will paint an ‘impressionist’’ watercolor and paint employing the 4-tonal technique using a tonal study in full color.  

Class #4 – October 23rd, 2021 – Tying it all Together – Painting My Subject!

In our fourth and final class, we will use the techniques outlined in our previous classes to paint another watercolor work of the students choice .  We will tie newly learned skills from the first three classes together and review additional techniques of watercolor painting to create our own unique watercolor.  

To sign up, please contact the Port Aransas Art Center (info below). You can register over the phone or in person. This class series will be limited to 15 students.*


104 N Alister St, Port Aransas, TX 78373

PHONE: (361) 749-7334

*Membership to the Port Aransas Art Center is required to attend these classes. Cost is $35/year. As an added benefit, anyone who is not a member of the WSST will get a 1 year membership complimentary when you sign up for any or all of the 4 classes.