The fundamental and the most useful skills needed to create watercolors will be the focus of this course. Demonstrations of different techniques will enable students, including those new to watercolor, to manage large and organic gestures as well as paint practically anything-birds, flowers, insects and still-life compositions-with dexterity and finesse. An informative tutorial will be given on paper, pigment and brushes. While students are encouraged to pursue their own interests as they learn to manage the medium, an introduction to the works of great watercolorists is given by way of emulating the styles of Charles Burchett, Winslow Homer, Charles Demuth, William T. Wiley, Georg Grosz and Emil Nolde. Weather permitting, will paint out of doors, from figure models, from actual insect specimens and flowers and from imagination. NOTE: A supply list will be distributed upon registration in this course.