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Watercolor for the Joy of It

Instructor: Rachel Collins
Tree and Strata by Rachel Collins
This class focuses on essential watercolor techniques and approaches, working from the simple to the more complex, all by working on a series of projects designed to build both skill and confidence in the medium. Total beginners are welcome to join, as are students who perhaps have had a class or two but don’t yet feel well-grounded in the basics.  People returning to the medium after a hiatus of months or years find that the class projects give them a solid review that gets them back up to speed.  Demonstrations are part of the class but painting by students is emphasized.  Feedback and critique are individual, to meet the needs of each student.  Painting outside class is strongly encouraged, with recognition that sometimes this is not possible! The goal of the class is to help everyone master enough of the essential building blocks of the medium that their own individual styles will emerge naturally. Students must acquire their own supplies for this class. A list of recommended supplies is available in the School Store located in room 217 of the Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Covid Policy for Students in this Class

Our current safety protocol requires Proof-of-Vaccination (link to FAQs) to attend this class. Masks are required until the current situation changes.

We follow all Covid Safety protocols on the national, state, and local levels for onsite activities and monitor Alexandria’s conditions.

In-person classes are held when Alexandria sustains thresholds of:

—the Daily New Case Rate at or below 25.0 per 100k; with

—the Covid-19 Infection Rate at or below 1.10; and

—the Positive Test Rate is at or below 10% or below.

Most supplies and supply lists may be obtained at The Art League Store in the Torpedo Factory, room 217.  The store hours are 11am – 5pm, Wednesday through Sunday. We offer curbside pickup at The Art League Store, allowing our customers to buy over the phone or online and then drive to our location at 105 North Union Street (or “curb”) to pick it up, without having to leave your car. Call ahead here: 703-548-8127. We offer a price-matching guarantee to our customers based on the advertised price for a specific product. If a rival offers the same product for a lower advertised price, The Art League Store will match the lower price.

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

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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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