Satellite Beach Public Library

Getting Started in Watercolors: 6-Week Course (10/5-11/9, 2021)

Satellite Beach , USA
751 Jamaica Blvd
Lina at the Reference Desk

Beginner watercolor classes taking place over a 6-week period. Registration is required and capacity is limited. A $70 fee covers all six classes.

One 6-Week Course:

Tuesdays, October 5 - November 9, 1PM - 3PM.

Sign up required and capacity is limited. There is a $70 fee for this 6-week class which includes $60 for instruction and one time $10 painting supply fee. Payable with cash or check at the Satellite Library reference desk. Non-refundable after the first class session.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Satellite Beach Public Library.

Class information:

  • A 6-week class offering the essential basics in watercolor painting.
  • Learn to paint bright and fresh watercolors with a limited palette (only 5-6 colors).
  • Immediately apply the essential elements of color theory, composition, and dimensional effects.
  • Drawing skills are not required. Sketches will be provided.
  • Learn how to make economical decisions when purchasing supplies: What kind of paper? How many brushes and what kind? What kind of paint and how many colors to get started?

Each weekly session will be two hours. The first thirty minutes of class includes a discussion and demonstration, followed by step-by-step painting instruction with Ed to complete an easy composition that emphasizes the teaching points of that session. Each session will complete a unique painting.


Basic supplies will be provided for the 6-week class. A full discussion of the most important characteristics of watercolor paper, paint, and brushes will allow students to make informed purchases in the future. A basic supply list will be provided for future purchases.

About the Instructor:

Ed Carlson is a professional watercolorist. His art can be found at the Breakers Art Gallery in Satellite Beach, FL. He has won numerous awards for his atmospheric watercolors depicting life along the waterways. As a sailor, he is especially drawn to sights of weathered structures on coastal shores. He has studied with nationally known artists and now shares his love of watercolors with others by teaching.