Beginning Watercolor


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Sat, Oct 30, 2021 - Dec 4, 2021


10:00am - 12:00pm PDT


Ilah J.


6 students

Class Experience

Discover how fun this beautiful and portable watercolor can be. We will explore different materials, learn basic techniques and students are encouraged to develop their own style.

No drawing experience necessary.

Students need a size 10 round watercolor brush, 140 lb cold press watercolor paper, (preferably 100% cotton), 1 quart water container (old yogurt or to go containers), pencil, eraser and paper towels.

This is a Hybrid Class - 

In-person: 10/30 & 11/13

On Zoom:  11/20 & 12/4


This is a Hybrid Class -
In-person: 10/30 & 11/13
On Zoom: 11/20 & 12/4

Class Requirements

Experience Level: Beginning and Intermediate

Other Things To Know

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Cancellation Policy

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How To Participate

Attend class via Zoom video

This class will be hosted on Zoom video conferencing platform. You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions. We recommend you make sure your device is up to date and meets all system requirements before class.

Reviews for Beginning Watercolor

4.5 out of 5

Based on 2 activity ratings

Cecilia O.

Nov 21, 2021


I enjoyed meeting in person. The instructor provided basis information about water colors that covered a range of topics. Particularly helpful were the resources provided on-line after each class.


I think the class could have been more creative in terms of what we worked on and a syllabus or an outline of what each class would be about would have been helpful.

Beginning Watercolor
Location: Hybrid | Instructor: Ilah Jarvis

Reviews for Richmond Art Center

4.8 out of 5

Based on 244 provider ratings

Dina P.

Dec 2, 2021


I love this class! We meet at beautiful local outdoor locations. Julia gives us some instruction and guidance and we journal together, talking about the subjects, asking questions, and enjoying nature together. It is a wonderful class and Julia is a great teacher.


More than 4 classes per session would be nice!

Urban Nature Journaling
Location: Hybrid | Instructor: Julia Beery

Stephanie M.

Dec 2, 2021


The weaving studio and equipment is amazing! Everything needed and more to learn to weave, with plenty of looms and space for everyone.


The mixed-level class was really difficult. The instructor was great, and it felt like she was not set up for success in having to teach people of all skill levels - it was almost like 8 'private' lessons trying to be taught at once, because everyone was in a different place and needed different things. Many beginning weavers were not even on the loom until the last week of class, and I think it would be more beneficial to have a specific-to-beginners class.

Evening Weaving
Location: In-Person | Instructor: Stacy Speyer

Caitlin T.

Nov 24, 2021


It felt like we learned all the steps to make something cool on our own. I'm super excited about it. I was impressed with how much she was able to get in.


I think there was a handout that was sent out through the Sawyer system that I didn't get initially I think because I must have signed up after the message went out. The teacher was able to send it over after the class though.

Mini Embroidery
Location: Online | Instructor: Julia Beery

Aria C.

Nov 21, 2021


Julia was clear and patient. She described what she was doing very well. I had done some embroidery decades ago. Her techniques are more creative and practical than what I learned back then.


The movement of the embroidered fabric made me dizzy. But I encourage you to continue offering a course like this online for several reasons. We don't want to be using our cars, we want to connect with other people even if it is just virtually, people doing embroidery tend to do indoor projects so it is a perfect activity for this time of year, and more.

Mini Embroidery
Location: Online | Instructor: Julia Beery

About Richmond Art Center

Richmond Art Center is the largest visual arts center in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, delivering exciting arts experiences to people of all ages who reflect the diverse richness of our community. We do this through onsite Studio classes and Exhibitions, and offsite Art in the Community programs.The Richmond Art Center originated in 1936, when local artist Hazel Salmi, who worked for the WPA, traversed the streets of Richmond with a suitcase packed with art supplies, eager to teach art to anyone interested. Today, everything we do at the Center continues to breathe life into Salmi’s original vision: That within every person lives an artist.

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