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Watercolor Techniques

Dates: January 12 - February 16, 2023

Meets: Th from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: 25 Sagamore Road Rm 114 Design

Student Fee: $320.00


A painting class that will emphasize technique and its importance in the development of the individual's own style. Complete beginners to more experienced painters are welcome. Beginning painters will learn basic watercolor technique. Intermediate to advanced painters can work on their own projects or polish their technical skills.


Kat O'Connor, 2019


22" X 22"

Supply List For First Class: Pigment: Pthalo Blue (red shade), or Winsor Blue. #12 Round brush (approximately 3/8" diameter where the bristles meet the metal). 1 sheet of the paper listed below, divided and cut into quarters Palette (for the first class this can be a white plate) Pencil, ruler, eraser, sketchbook for note taking

*Beginning students should wait to purchase any other supplies until AFTER the first day of class. Intermediate/advanced students are encouraged to bring their watercolor painting supplies and equipment.*

Day 1
Introduction to watercolor materials. Value in painting.
Day 2
Working with watercolor: methods of application. Basic color theory.
Day 3 
Mixing colors: Grays.
Day 4
Mixing colors.
Day 5 
Texture in watercolor painting. Color and value.
Day 6
Still Life.

Cancellation Policies

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COVID Policies

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As of Monday, October 17, 2022, masks will be optional in our studio spaces. Everyone accessing the studio is asked to recognize and accept their role as part of a greater community effort that is required to help maintain the safety of all members by being proactive about health self-assessment, following studio guidelines, and participating fully in the support of sanitization efforts that are required to maintain a healthy work environment. Please be sure to read through the Worcester Center for Crafts' updated COVID policies on our COVID-19 Response Page (

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Questions? Call us at 508.753.8183 X301


If your class is scheduled to occur in the evenings after 5PM or if you arrive on a weekend before 10AM, please enter the facilities through our rear, handicap-accessible Studio Entrance across from the Parking Lot. The front entrance and offices lock at 5PM. As you enter through the Studio Entrance, please take a right if you are looking for the Ceramics Studio. Please take a left if you are looking for the Metals Studio, Lobby, or the Multimedia Studio.
Fee: $320.00

25 Sagamore Road Rm 114 Design

Worcester State University Design Studio

Kat O'Connor

Kat O'Connor earned a Bachelor of Arts in drawing with highest honors from Montana State University in 1990 and a Master of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1995. O'Connor was awarded a Mass Cultural Council Fellowship for her drawings in 2018, and is honored to have received a Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts 2021 Residency. She received an Arts Worcester Material Needs Grant in 2017 and 2021. She is a Copley Master in the Copley Society of Art in Boston, Massachusetts, and her work is included in many private and corporate collections. O'Connor has exhibited her work nationwide, including three solo shows at regional museums, and won numerous awards. O'Connor has shared her love of art with students at Southwest Texas State University, The University of Texas at San Antonio, Worcester State University, Worcester Art Museum, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, and Umbrella Center for the Arts in Concord, Massachusetts. She has lead landscape painting workshops in Maine, New Hampshire, Cape Cod, New Mexico, Italy, and Greece. Her work can be viewed online at
Date Day Time Location
01/12/2023Thursday6 PM to 9 PM 25 Sagamore Road Rm 114 Design
01/19/2023Thursday6 PM to 9 PM 25 Sagamore Road Rm 114 Design
01/26/2023Thursday6 PM to 9 PM 25 Sagamore Road Rm 114 Design
02/02/2023Thursday6 PM to 9 PM 25 Sagamore Road Rm 114 Design
02/09/2023Thursday6 PM to 9 PM 25 Sagamore Road Rm 114 Design
02/16/2023Thursday6 PM to 9 PM 25 Sagamore Road Rm 114 Design


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