What makes watercolor such an engaging medium is its luminosity—the glow of paper shining through transparent washes of color. Whether you are a novice or a master, The Art of Watercolor will enlighten your sensitivity to handling the dance between pigment and paper. Learn about the characteristics of various papers, brushes and pigments. Be inspired by works of famed watercolorists Janet Fish, Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keeffe, Emil Nolde, John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper, Mary Cassatt and others. Artist Ellen Orseck is your guide as you develop expertise with new skills and techniques. This course includes a field trip to either an exhibit or an artist’s studio. All skill levels are welcome.

Note: Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation for the course field trip.

Studio art supply lists are shared two weeks prior to each course start date. Please contact cpcoord@rice.edu with questions.



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Section Title
The Art of Watercolor
10:00AM to 12:30PM
Mar 24, 2020 to May 12, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Rice Campus
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $335.00
Section Notes
Limited Enrollment. Fee does not include cost of supplies, approximately $95.


Refund Policy

A 10 percent processing fee will be subtracted from all refunds. Due to the high demand for courses, registrations are considered final as of 10 days prior to the class start date. No refunds will be issued after these dates and credits will not be given for future classes. No refunds will be granted for participants who miss a portion of a program. Refund requests before the deadline must be made in writing to gscs@rice.edu.