Get Started: Beginner Watercolor with Laurie Daddona
With Lauren Daddona

March 1–15, 2024

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Get Started: Beginner Watercolor

w/Laurie Daddona

A two (2) Friday Workshop

March 1 & March 15

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Let’s get started! Calling all beginning watercolorists! This class is for beginners who want to learn the basics of watercolor. Color mixing, brush strokes, tricks and techniques will be learned. Art principles and composition will be explained, and students will have the opportunity to paint along with Laurie in this class. Come have fun and delve into the world of watercolor.

Supply List


1” or ¾” Flat, wash brush 11/2” or 2”, #10 Round or #12 Round, #6 Round

Synthetic brushes are fine. Winsor Newton brushes or Connoisseur brushes will serve you well without the huge expense. If you have others please bring them.


At first a set of primary colors and some neutrals should be fine. The list below is just a suggestion. If you already have paints and are happy with them, please bring them. Winsor & Newton, DaVinci, Daniel Smith Watercolors are all good quality. Buy the best you can afford. Stay away from the student grade watercolors like Cottman. They have white mixed with them and give you muddy colors.

Permanent Rose, Alizarin Crimson, and Cadmium Red

Cereluean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue and Ultramarine Blue

Aureolin Yellow, Hansa Yellow, New Gamboge, And Quinacridone Gold.

The new Quinacridone colors are wonderful. They are very brilliant. I like all of them, but Quinacridrone sienna, Q. gold, and Q. coral are some of my favorites.

Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber for a neutral.


A watercolor block comes in several different sizes and is already stretched. There are about 20 sheets in each block and the blocks come in rough, smooth (hot pressed), and medium texture (cold pressed). I would suggest a medium size, 12X16. These blocks are easy to carry. However, they can be expensive. Arches is the best . You could also purchase Winsor and Newton Watercolour paper with 5 sheets. They can be cut in half or quartered. In this case, you will need a piece of foam core and tape to tape the loose paper to. Canson also makes a nice block and it is not as expensive. If it is any help to you, I work mostly with 140 lb. Rough paper, but it is your choice.


A pencil A sponge Soft eraser Paper towels Sketch book Palette Water container