Course Details

  • Online | Synchronous 
  • Synchronous online class meetings will be on select dates; see below for more information
  • 4 weeks | December 20, 2021 – January 14, 2022
  • 3 credits | $1,596
  • Last day to register: December 13, 2021

Course Overview

Teaches very basic use of watercolor and explores its potential. Each class will focus on skills such as: materials preparation, wet-on-wet and dry brush techniques, lifting color, basic color theory, value, glazing and composition. A visual survey of current artists working in the medium will be presented throughout the course. 

Course Advantages

Students will receive feedback tailored to their unique goals. The course focuses on  individualized instruction, experimentation, and personal growth as opposed to formulas and craft based-assignments. This is not to say the class ignores craft, just that it treats craft as a means to an end rather than as an end unto itself. Fundamental principles of painting will certainly be covered. The instructor will provide demonstration videos, as well as links to excellent print and web resources. The avalanche of information on the internet is curated, saving students time and frustration. 

Additional Information

Online synchronous classes will be held on select dates from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Dates of synchronous meetings include:

  • Monday, December 20
  • Wednesday, December 22
  • Monday, December 27
  • Wednesday, December 29
  • Monday, January 3
  • Thursday, January 6
  • Monday, January 10
  • Thursday, January 13

If students are unable to make any meetings, the professor will work with them to set up alternative meeting times.

Faculty will contact all students after the Monday, December 13, registration deadline.

About the Instructor

Shane Savage-Rumbaugh

Professor of Studio Arts
Shane Savage-Rumbaugh was born in the Midwest and lived in various parts of the country before settling in Massachusetts 25 years ago. He received his undergraduate degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and got his MFA from Cornell University. He has worked as an artist and instructor since 1997.

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