Watercolor Class

Contemporary Art Center


Sep 19 2024

Thursdays, Sep 19 – Oct 24
6:00-8:00pm (six 2 hour sessions)
Instructor: Maggie Martino
Minimum Students: 6, Maximum: 10
CAC Member: $95, Non-Member: $110
Registration deadline: Sep 12 by midnight

About the class:
Discover the art of watercolor painting in 6 evening sessions. This class is for beginners as well as those who know some basics but want to increase their knowledge about this medium. The beauty of watercolor is its transparency which can be both challenging and rewarding. Watercolor paintings can be soft and muted or bold and colorful. They can be realistic or abstract. This technique can be enjoyed just about anywhere with a minimum of supplies.

About the Instructor:
Maggie Martino started doing watercolors many years ago as a counterbalance to her more structured career. She loves the challenges, imperfections, and the sometimes randomness of the medium. Watercolors taught her to relax, relinquish control, and enjoy the moment. Maggie has no formal training in art but has always been fascinated by the colors and patterns of nature, the interplay of light and shadow, and the rhythms of lines and curves. Now retired, Maggie would like to share her love of watercolors with others.

Material List

  • #2 pencil and eraser
  • large water container that holds 2 -3 cups of water
  • paper towels
  • blue painters tape – 3/4″ or 1″ wide


For more information, contact: William Butler or Darlene Jones, 309.674.6822 or contact us.