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541.773.1444        101 N. Central Ave. Medford, Oregon 97501
MON-FRI: 10-6 | SAT: 10-5 | SUN: Closed

LANDSCAPE DRAWING & WATERCOLOR PAINTING (Afternoon) 6-Week Course with Deb VanPoolen

Instructor: Deb VanPoolen
Date: Wednesdays March 20 - April 24, 2024
Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
Location: Central Art Classroom
Max. Capacity: 8 students

Fee: $295

Registration required

Read more about the instructor here

Deb VanPoolen will use her decades of experience making landscape paintings on site (aka "plein air painting") to lead students in basic, easy-to-follow steps towards making landscape compositions and watercolor paintings. Students in this class will be guided to use a tool called "the viewfinder" for transferring three-dimensional scenes onto two-dimensional surfaces.

Deb will teach students how to apply basic rules of composition to their landscape drawings in order to make simple paintings that are pleasing to the eye. Students will also learn introductory techniques in watercolor painting as part of this course. When weather permits, students will travel to nearby outdoor settings for inspiration, either within blocks of Central Art or a couple of miles away.


Instructor Deb will speak in more detail about supplies on the first day of class.  It is fine if students wait until after the first day of class to purchase their supplies. Deb does not want the cost of supplies to be prohibitive to anyone taking this course. Thus, necessary adjustments can be made to the supplies list if needed. 

- Arches Watercolor Block 140lb Cold Press 10x14

- Princeton Aqua Elite Watercolor Brushes – 12 & 8 Round

- Richeson Dual Chamber Water Container

- Richeson Steel Italian Field Easel

- R&L Folding Watercolor Palette

Daniel Smith Watercolor Paints:

   Cerulean Blue

   Alizarin Crimson

   Lemon Yellow

   Paynes Grey

These are suggested supplies. If you already have similar supplies, please bring them to class. 

Skill Details:
All Skill Levels
Instructor Name:
Deb Van Poolen

LANDSCAPE DRAWING & WATERCOLOR PAINTING (Afternoon) 6-Week Course with Deb VanPoolen

$ 295.00
6 Sessions