Saturday mornings   April 4- 25    4 sessions   10:00 am to Noon

Location: Artist Cooperative Gallery of Westerly in Rhode Island

Contact: lauriegavitt51@gmail.com for further information or http://www.westerlyarts.com , under education.

This course on watercolor will introduce techniques such as color mixing, washes, wet on wet, dry brush, and how to mount and stretch watercolor paper. We will learn some of the elements of design for composition of the painting. Some color theory will also be discussed. The class is designed for beginners, or those with some experience. You will receive guidance and critique as you paint.  By the end of the session you will have completed a seascape painting, and if time permits, we will also paint a landscape.  A material list is provided in the folder for you to purchase art supplies before the start of class.

Please bring in some favorite photos, magazine tear outs, that we will use for reference to compose an original painting. Some examples to bring in would be pics of beach scenes, sand dunes, water, skies, etc. There will also be some reference material provided in the class room.  The teacher will guide and demonstrate each level of your painting.

$75.00 for 4 sessions    Minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 8.

The class is for adult and teenagers over 16 and older, unless permission to participate is given for a younger age by the teacher.

Full payment must be made to the teacher before the start of class. A payment will hold your place for the class. Please sign your name and contact info on the sheet of paper provided. A full refund will be issued upon cancellation of the class for lack of 4 students. The teacher will notify you the week before the class date, if the class will be held.

Please make out the check to Laurie Gavitt, and place your check in the provided envelope inside the notebook for classes at the gallery. You may also call the gallery to sign up, and pay by credit card to hold your place. Gallery ph. # 401-596-2221.

The class will be held at the Artist Cooperative Gallery of Westerly in our teaching room. Please arrive at the gallery 15 minutes prior to class. Coffee, tea and some snacks will be available for you during the class.

Please contact the teacher, Laurie Gavitt, if you have any questions, or need further information about the watercolor class.


I enjoy teaching, and love to watch the results and progress of the students as they advance in their skills. It’s exciting to teach a group of students together, and to see different painting styles  of each individual emerge.                     I  am an art mentor one day a week to adults,  at the Charlestown Senior Center in Charlestown, RI. The class is open to all adults, not just seniors, and everyone is welcome to join. I provide instruction for a small fee for students that request it. Other adults join the class and bring in their own projects to work on at no cost. Contact the senior center for more info. (Ph.# 401-364-9955) Class is every Tues., 10:00 to noon, year around.  I like to have about 8 to 10 people max. per class. The morning class now as of  2015,  has space available, so feel free to call or e-mail me to sign-up. You may also contact the Senior Center. (See below)

Our painting group is named the “Ninigret Art Guild”, because our class is located right in the middle of Ninigret Park in Charlestown, next to the U.S. Nat’l Wildlife Refuge on the “Quonnie” salt pond, next to the ocean. In the better weather months, we go on outside painting excursions. Here’s our website for more information: http://www.ninigretartguild.com


I am now being sponsored by Chartpak/Grumbacher International. This means I”m a teacher/rep for them, and will be running workshops and demos.

Grumbacher has partnered with Michaels Craft Stores, and I will be teaching acrylic painting to students using Grumbacher paints. See my “workshops” section for more detail.

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