If you have never painted before or you have some instruction, you can learn how to capture the wonders of watercolors. I will guide you through the essentials of watercolor tools and techniques with demonstrations and individual attention. Students will learn about brush strokes, washes, mixes, blending and color theory. They will use watercolors to establish color and light, to work wet-on-wet, for texture, to suggest value changes, for negative painting with discussion on composition, as well as for focus and depth. Emphasis in this class is for individual instructional techniques to foster your ability. Students will complete several small paintings in the class. For an added bonus, we will start with a breathing technique. I will walk you through it to relax and release from stress before we paint.