Watercolor - NOW ONLINE - Instructed Open Studio

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Course Details
$40 14 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Jun 19, 10:30am - 1:00pm Pacific Time

Next start dates (6)

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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 12 and older
Average Class Size: 8
Teacher: Brian Busch

What you'll learn in this watercolor class:


This class will cover the basics of watercolor painting, by explaining the different materials, what to look for in brushes, paper, and the difference between different grades of paint.  Using demos, chats, and painting from the still life or your own photos, you will learn how to work with watercolors and not against them. 

Basic Supply List:

  • Paper

I recommend Winsor & Newton or Arches cold press watercolor blocks (pad), 9x12 or larger. You can purchase individual sheets as well, which is a bit cheaper than a full block.

  • Paint 

Windsor and Newton Watercolor tubes:

-Lemon yellow

-Windsor red

-Ultramarine Blue 

-Ivory Black

  • Palette 

Many plastic and metal palettes to choose from, try and bring one that has a few separate mixing areas.

  • Brushes 

Sable or synthetic round size 06

  • Miscellaneous 

-2b pencil and sharpener

-Kneaded eraser


-Water container

-Paper towel

-Board for taping down paper

-2 inch blue tape

Students must bring their own supplies.

This class is part of the Hippo Factory - Instructed Open Studio session. 

Taught in a limited size group, the class is structured so that students receive high level personalized instruction in the area of focus that they wish to explore: DRAWING, WATERCOLOR and OIL PAINTING.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

Cancellation Policy

No refunds. Students must reach out 24 hours prior to class to reschedule.

Make-up Policy

Students pre-pay all classes by the month or individually. It is a commitment that is made by the student and Hippo Factory insures your easel space will be held for you. A 24 hour notice is needed when missing a class to earn a make- up class. Hippo Factory welcomes students to come to any other class while enrolled & if space is available to do the "make-up."

Make-ups are not owed to a student and have no monetary value, they are a courtesy extended by Hippo Factory. Please note you may only take a make-up class when you are enrolled for a least a month and may only be used within the dates you are enrolled. A make-up class is an opportunity to try a different class or teacher and may not be used in the class you are in or added on at the end of the session. Make-ups expire at the end of the year they were acquired in.

Start Dates (7)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:30am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Brian Busch 1 $40
10:30am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Brian Busch 1 $40
10:30am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Brian Busch 1 $40
10:30am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Brian Busch 1 $40
10:30am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Brian Busch 1 $40
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:30am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Brian Busch 1 $40
10:30am - 1:00pm Pacific Time Brian Busch 1 $40

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Question from Kathie H.
Does the instructor send a pattern which we trace and then paint or is it all done freehand?
Question from Anonymous
I'm unclear on how the start dates work. Is it $45 per class and I pick whichever class I want to attend? Is it a course where I have to take certain classes in a row or will it make sense if I pick random classes that work with my schedule?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there, yes this is a one-session class and you can certainly choose the date and time that works for you. Hope this helps!

Reviews of Classes at Hippo Factory (21)

(21 Reviews)
Watercolor - NOW ONLINE - Instructed Open Studio
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/8/2020
Brian Busch is a really great teacher. He can work with all folks at all levels, provides valuable step by step instruction, and cares deeply about how folks are learning. Huge compliments and gratitude to him.
Watercolor - NOW ONLINE - Instructed Open Studio
Reviewed by Ginger K. on 6/30/2020
I am enjoying this class so much. I have only had to classes and I have learned to much! Brian is fun, funny, kind, and very patient when teaching us. He is very attentive to each and every one of us! I am so grateful to be in his class!! I pray he continues teaching on line!! Thank you so much for your kindness and sharing your talent with us!! Ginger Kelly
Watercolor - NOW ONLINE - Instructed Open Studio
Reviewed by Mary s. on 5/10/2020
It was awesome. Bruce was excellent. Exactly what I was looking for. Want to take it again.
Watercolor - NOW ONLINE - Instructed Open Studio
Reviewed by Anonymous on 1/31/2021
Watercolor - NOW ONLINE - Instructed Open Studio
Reviewed by Anonymous on 1/17/2021
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