Classes & Workshops

Beginning Watercolor (Fri)

  • Class starts on: Friday, October 21, 2022
  • Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Fridays | 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Location: Main Campus
  • Fee: $265


Fear not, watercolor is nontoxic, spontaneous and beautiful. Demonstrations of color mixing, glazing, negative painting and techniques such as Saran Wrap and salt will help students understand the medium. We will cover all the basics. Skill level: Beginner

Required Supplies

Tube paints • Alizarin Crimson • Cadmium Red Medium • Gamboge Yellow • Pale Yellow or Lemon Yellow • Pthalo Blue • Ultramarine Blue • Pthalo Green • Yellow Ochre • Burnt Sienna • Burnt Umber Paper • 2 sheets 140 lb cold press “Arches” watercolor paper only Brush • # 10 round brush ( good quality) • 2 inch flat wash brush ( optional) Palette • watercolor palette: white plastic plate, butchers tray. Please no round plastic/metal palettes Misc. • 2 containers for water ( cottage cheese containers size) • Paper towels, pencil, sponge, spray bottle, masking fluid (optional)


Donne Bitner

A dedicated artist since she moved to Florida in 1967, Bitner maintains a studio at McRae Art Studio. She teaches watercolor, monotypes and experimental acrylics at Crealdé School of Art. She graduated with honors from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in art, and she studied at the Slade School at the University of London. Bitner is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society and the Florida Watercolor Society, and a member of the Watercolor USA Honor Society. Bitner’s work has been published in Acrylic Artist, American Artist, International Artist, Watercolor Magazine and Watercolor Magic. She has been the recipient of many grants and fellowship awards, and exhibits her work in museum shows and art festivals throughout the United States.

Donne Bitner
Instructor Bio
Beginning Watercolor (Fri)