Richmond Art Center

Richmond Art Center

Watercolor Techniques Using Household Items


Richmond Art Center


12 - 18+ yrs


Sat, May 1, 2021 - May 1, 2021


10:00am - 11:00am PDT


Online via Zoom


Virginia J.


30 students

Class Experience

In this workshop students will experiment with mixing watercolor paint with household items to create colorful unique texture and patterns. The texture and patterns created will become a background for a silhouette painting of a peanut plant.

Materials List:
- Canson 9” x 12” 140 lb watercolor paper (which can be purchased at Michaels art store)
- Watercolor paint
- Small, medium and large watercolor brushes
- Small candle
- Small sponge
- Table salt
- Rubbing alcohol
- Old toothbrush
- Paper clip
- Paper towel
- Masking tape


Open to all levels of experience.

About the Teaching Artist: Virginia Jourdan is an award-winning artist who enjoyed art even as a child and continued pursuing her passion and developing her talents through college. She attended the University of Washington where she honed her skills in painting, then went on to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she received her BFA in Illustration. She enjoyed studying abroad, attending painting workshops in Italy and China. Her artwork has been featured at exhibitions across the country, including several commissioned works. Virginia is an art educator and has hosted painting experiences with Airbnb. During the pandemic, she is teaching 6th-11th graders and elders art online.

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.