Learn the basics of watercolor painting in this weekly class. 

During this weekly class, local artist Robert Peltzer will help you practice and develop the skills and techniques necessary to enjoy and succeed at watercolor painting. Classes are held every Friday from noon to 2PM in the Cooper room on the 4th floor. This class is open to adults ages 18 and older. There is no fee or registration but you must bring your own watercolor paper, paints, brushes, and a palette. Questions? Call Robert at (406)541-8868 or email Robert.


For Friday December 9th, choose and paint a scene keeping in mind the principles for choosing a scene that we discussed in class. If you can remember these principles when you are picking out a scene to paint, you are going to have a higher rate of success.




1- Think in terms of positive and negative spaces. (stay away from scenes with lots of positive and negative spaces if you are a beginner or if you are not feeling really ambitious).

2- Identify and focus on the larger shapes in your scene.

3- Simplify your scene by zooming in on just part of it, the part that makes the simple statement you want to make.  




Watercolor Painting
Watercolor Painting

Remember to attach a name to your homework painting.

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