This course is created to provide a strong foundation of knowledge of realistic watercolor theory and practice through discussion, demonstration, and practice. Students will be carefully guided through a step by step process. Students will learn how to select an appropriate image to paint from and how to do an accurate preliminary drawing. They will learn how to transfer the drawing onto the watercolor paper and how to pre-wet it. In addition, they will execute extensive test sheets of flat washes with flat and round brushes. While utilizing these skills, students will complete one monochromatic painting. Returning students will continue to learn and develop their color theory skills through demonstrations and exercises while completing a full color painting. A list of supplies will be provided prior to the class start date.