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Watercolor Experience - Online

Instructor: Peter Ulrich
"Heroes of the California Wildfires" by Peter Ulrich; Watercolor

*This class is FULL. Please email to be added to the waiting list. The class costs $235.*

Students develop confidence, consistency, and an individual style.  Instruction includes class critique, demonstrations, and individual attention in solving problems in composition, value, and color harmony.  The goal is to exploit the unique “magic” of watercolor with a variety of approaches.  Beginners with some experience in drawing or other media are welcome.

This online class is taught via the Zoom digital platform. The class structure will be as follows:

The class structure will be as follows:

Ahead of each class, the instructor will email the registered students a Powerpoint document describing the theme of the class for that week. He will also email the participants a folder containing appropriate photos related to the theme of the day that they can choose to use during the class. They also can use their own photos.

Each day:

    Introductory lecture with Powerpoint slides –   10 minutes

    Painting demonstration – 30 Minutes – 10 minute break – 30 minutes

    Student painting (or whatever they want to do) – 1 hour

    Return for wrap-up, including critique and discussion of student work – 40 minutes

    TOTAL 3 hours each class

    Each session will be recorded so students can check back on content later if needed.

Students can ask me questions or make comments at any time during the demonstration and during their 1-hour painting period by using the “raising your hand” feature. I will ask them to click on ‘unmute”, then ask the question and then click on “mute”.

For more information, contact The Art League School at 703-683-2323.

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Class Supplies

Watercolor Experience Supply Kit

This kit of supplies is available for purchase here, and can be shipped for a fee, or picked up curbside. The kit includes the underlined items. Please indicate in the notes section of your order if you would like to schedule curbside pick-up, or if you need your kit mailed to you. Please contact us at if you would like to purchase a selection of items different than the kit.

The Watercolor Experience, Peter Ulrich

(This is what I use…not a “requirement” for the course)


  • Sketch pad, medium sized such as 11 ” x 14″
  • Drawing pencils – B or #2 pencil
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Sharpie Black ink pen, ultrafine point


COLORS: (Winsor & Newton, DaVinci, Daler Rowney, Daniel Smith are all good – buy Artist Quality not Student Quality). Asterisks denote starter set.

  • Indanthrone Blue
  • Ultramarine Blue *
  • Winsor Blue *
  • Prussian Blue
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Cobalt Teal
  • Payne’s Gray (strongly suggest Winsor & Newton; all others are too dull)
  • New Gamboge * or Quinacridone Gold
  • Lemon Yellow or other “cool” yellow
  • Cadmium Lemon *
  • Raw Sienna *
  • Alizarin Crimson *
  • Permanent Rose
  • Cadmium Red Light *
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Burnt Sienna *
  • VanDyke Brown * (or Burnt Umber)



  • Any “large” brush that holds lots of water but has a very fine point. For example: Robert Simmons “Goliath” (#26 or larger) or the “Faux Squirrel” #1827 by Dynasty (#18 or 20)
  • Medium (#10 or #12) round
  • 1 ½– or 2-inch flat for washes
  • #1 Rigger


PALETTE – John Pike or similar style palette with big mixing area and cover to keep paint fresh

PAPER – Top quality 100% cotton rag paper like Arches, either full sheets (22”X30” 140 pound cold-pressed or rough) or a 12”X16” block (equivalent to a quarter-sheet) with glued edges.


  • Viva paper towels or some brand that is equally soft
  • Photo references for subject matter
  • Box or Bag to carry all this stuff


The kit includes the underlined items.

Cost is $216.05 plus sales tax of $12.96 for a Total = $ 229.01



How to Register

When registration is open (check the “Registration starts” date above), click the Add to Cart button to select this course. Add as many classes and workshops as you like, and then proceed to the Checkout page to complete your registration.

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