Watercolor Class

Watercolor by Nila Chamberlain
Watercolor by Nila Chamberlain

Class: Watercolor
Instructor: Nila Chamberlain
When: February 24, March 10, and April 14, 2022, 7 pm to 9 pm
Where: Robeson Art Guild House, 109 W 9th Street, Lumberton, NC 28358
Fee: Free, Supplies provided
Level: Beginner and Intermediate
Capacity: Class Filled! Waitlist available.
Deadline: Please register by February 20, 2022

Nila Chamberlain will be teaching Adult Watercolor classes for beginning and intermediate students. There will be a 15-minute break during each class.

The class will begin with introductory demonstration of basic materials and demonstration of basic techniques by the instructor: review of types of paper used in watercolor; discussion of how transparent watercolor is and how it is applied; and a demo of brush technique for watercolor.

Students will receive basic watercolor kits and practice brush technique for transparent watercolor washes. Students will tape down watercolor paper on two boards in preparation of two separate washes to be used in the second hour. Students will do a sketch in pencil on prepared boards. Discuss methods to achieve perspective. Students will do a gradient wash on boards one and two.

Class 1: Introduction to Watercolor (February 24, 2022, 7:00-9:00 PM)

  • Introduction of instructor and students
  • Discussion of color wheel
  • Review of Principles of Design

Next class: Creating form and texture

Class 2: Creating Form and Texture (March 10, 2022, 7:00-9:00 PM)

  • Creating form and texture
  • Using resist in watercolor
  • Using salt and sand

Class 3, April14, 2022 (7:00-9:00 PM)

  • Looking at our work
  • How to “take out”
  • Using ink to draw into the watercolor
  • Using collage in watercolor (mixed media)
  • Review of matting and framing watercolor

All supplies will be furnished. No fees will be charged.

Class size is limited to 6, so early registration is recommended.  Once the class is filled a Waitlist will be created for any students who register online and are notified that they have a backorder place.

When you register, you will be required to give your email and phone number.

If you have a question, call me at 910-740-6300.

— Nila Chamberlain

Ferncroft Design Studio
See our portfolio at 

Telephone: 910-740-6300
Email:  Nila@FerncroftDesignStudio.com

Watercolor by Nila Chamberlain
Watercolor by Nila Chamberlain
Watercolor paintings
by Nila Chamberlain

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