Zoom Water and Color Exploration: Building Skills as a Watercolor Painter

Water and Color Exploration: Building Skills as a Watercolor Painter


Artist/Instructor: Jennifer Koury

Dates: October 15, 22, 29, and November 5

Times: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM

All supplies are included.

Fee: $120 Members | $160 Not-Yet Members

This workshop is a progressive series, to develop your skills over 4 weeks. Price is for all 4 classes in the series. 

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Explore the amazing luminosity and flowing color of watercolor while discovering its transparent pigments. Each pigment has unique and beautiful qualities. Over the four-week workshop series, participants will learn and develop personal approaches to the watercolor medium, mark making, brush control, and water manipulation for flowing paint.


Week 1: Washes, gradations, and using water to facilitate the blossoming and movement of the paint.

Optional Homework- Paint a sunset and or water scene of your choice with gradations of color.


Week 2: Definitive mark making and brush control, while using the full range of our brushes and paper.

Optional Homework- Paint a fluid interpretation of a floral and leaf pattern, or pinecones and tree branches, or your choice.


Week 3: Edge control using water versus pigment ratio and paper dryness versus dampness ratio. 

Optional Homework- Paint a similar image of the participant's choice in four different ways.


Week 4: Paint a personal piece with guidance from the instructor, while exploring techniques learned in previous classes.


About the Instructor

Jennifer Koury, an avid plein air painter, loves to be outside experiencing the play of light and color on nature's forms. Her painting exudes her inner joy and passion for communing with nature, and the emotions created by the energy and power of water, wind, sounds, shadows, and reflected light. For Koury, painting is a profound, spiritual connection to the world and its vibrancy and joy.

During the past several years, she has been an instructor in watercolor at the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s International Center for Watercolor. In 2018, she was their Summer Resident Artist/Instructor, teaching a weekly series of watercolor workshops inspired by the exhibition, Suddenly I Awoke: The Dream Journals of Charles E. Burchfield.

Koury is represented by Meibohm Fine Arts, East Aurora, NY, and she is a featured artist in Luminance, a four-person Group Watercolor Exhibit at Meibohm Fine Arts. Visit Koury artist page.

Koury has enjoyed a rewarding career as a dedicated painter, freelance illustrator, and designer. Her watercolor artwork is published in both children's and adult books. A previous finalist in the Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Koury's work can presently be seen in both private and public collections. Her work is featured at George Washington's Mount Vernon and the children's wing of Yuma Regional Medical Center. She is a member of the Buffalo Society of Artists and a signature member of the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking, Koury continued her studies graduating in Illustration from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California. She currently lives in Western New York enjoying its beauty with her family. Artist’s Website:  jenniferkouryart.com


Water and Color Exploration: Building Skills as a Watercolor Painter