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07/10/24 Fun with Watercolors

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Collaboration Studio (HCS) at HCC

1602 N. 15th St. (Corner of 15th St. and 5th Ave.)

Tampa, Fl 33605 Map

Room:  126 - Fitness and Dance Room

Parking:  Free parking is available in the surface lot at Collaboration Studio.  Overflow parking is available in the 15th Street Garage behind Collaboration Studio.  However, validation for the garage may not be available on evenings/nights and weekends; so students will be responsible for parking garage fees. 

Day: Wednesday

Time:  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dates:  07/10/24 - 08/14/24 

Description:  Designed for beginners who want to learn as well as those who’ve dabbled with watercolor painting and want to develop or improve skills with brushwork and materials.  Enhance creativity and self-expression through individually-guided instruction as you enjoy the painting experience using beautiful colors and interesting papers and other materials.

The artist in you will enjoy these classes!!

Supplies: If you already have watercolor supplies, please bring them.

Paints - Watercolors may be purchased in tube or cake form.  Blick Art Supply on Westshore Blvd. Offers a complete selection of watercolor supplies, and they recommend Grumbacher brand paint sets.  Michael’s offers several sets, such as Reeves Introduction to Art watercolor set (tubes) or Artist’s Loft 36-color cake set. 

You can also purchase individual tubes of Winsor & Newton or other brands of watercolors, and you should include the following basic hues:

  • Cadmium red
  • Cobalt blue
  • Hooker’s green
  • Cadmium yellow
  • Chinese white
  • Lamp black

(Feel free to add additional ones if you go this route.)

Brushes - Blick recommends the Princeton Watercolor brush set.  Michael’s American Painter brushes are reasonably-priced, decent-quality brushes.  I suggest purchasing a set or if you want to buy individual brushes, get one each of the following types: wash, round, flat, filbert, angular flat, and fan, as well as two brights, one large and one small. 

Paper - It is recommended to use a watercolor pad to begin painting—individual sheets of paper can be used later.  Strathmore makes a variety of sizes, and depending on availability, 11 x 15 is best.  Both stores should have several choices.


  • Palette or plate for mixing colors (if not included in painting set)
  • Masking tape
  • HB-4B drawing pencils
  • Kneaded and gum erasers
  • Masking liquids:  can include Liquid Watercolor, frisket or rubber cement
  • Plastic cup for water (one that won’t tip over)
  • Paper towels

Refund Policy:  Refunds, Cancellations & Substitutions

Instructor:  Patt Fosnaught

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