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Watercolor Courses

Course Content

Francisco's teaching approach emphasizes particular techniques in each medium. In each 15-hour beginners' course in watercolor, he typically teaches 10 to 15 techniques. Examples include: Wet Into Wet, Dry Brush, Sponge, Salt, Spatter, Scraping, Sandpaper, Masking Peel, Alcohol, and Candle Wax. As you learn and practice these techniques, you'll incorporate them into paintings of a variety of subjects.

At Intermediate and Advanced levels, you'll increase your range of techniques and become more adept at using them as you work with increasingly complex and challenging subjects. With Francisco's guidance, you'll develop skill and confidence through practice and experimentation. 

What's Included in the Price?

We provide everything you'll need for completing your course, including watercolor paper, paint, a palette, brushes, and an apron for you to wear during classes.

You can either stay with us or arrange other accommodation. The package price below for our one-week course includes:

  • A course component

  • An accommodation component, covering a 7-night stay for each week of the course, in a double or twin room with air conditioning and its own private bathroom with shower. The accommodation component covers all of our guest amenities, including a full daily breakfast. Please visit our Accommodations page to learn more about our guest accommodations and amenities.

If you have accommodation off site, you'll pay only the "Course Cost" amount.

10% discounts are available for continuing and returning students, or for two students registering together to take the same course at the same time. For groups of three or more, we offer additional discounts based on the size of your group.

Prices (including taxes) for Watercolor Painting Courses

The following prices are in effect for courses and packages up to and including December 2023. For dates in 2024, prices may change.

One-Week Course

(10 hours, in 5 days)



with Private Room: $660

Package cost (per person) in Shared Room(s): $480

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