Thursday 12/09/2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

CATC Art Studio

Learn to Paint Watercolor on a Canvas

Instructor: Jean Pastore

Level: Intermediate and Advanced

Medium: Watercolor

When: Thursdays, December 9 and 16      9:00 AM – Noon

Fee: $50.00 for two-week class.. Please pay at first gathering.

Discover how to paint watercolor on watercolor canvas and primed standard canvas.  The beauty of learning the process of painting on canvas, is the ability to go back to your painting and make corrections. We have always been told that watercolor is difficult to correct. With this method, I will teach you how make corrections to your paintings with beautiful results.  Plus, an added bonus to using watercolor canvas is the ability to frame your art work without matting or glass.

You can work from your own photo reference or you can use a  drawing from my demonstration.  This will be a hands on class so be prepared to dive right in and have fun.

Registration: Registration will open November 18, 2021. This class is limited to 10 students.

Safety Guidelines: Masks will be required of all students in this class. 6′ distancing will be maintained.

Supplies: A table cover, 2 water containers, box of tissues,  a roll of Viva paper towels, and a small water spray bottle.

 A palette with professional quality watercolor paints that you currently use will work for this class.  You will need your preferred watercolor brushes, plus at least two scrubber brushes. I use a set of Fritch Scrubbers purchased from Cheap Joe’s Art and a small stiff flat or angle brush with sharp edge for lifting. You can find a variety of inexpensive stiff brushes to use for scrubbers.


You will need 2 canvases 9×12 or a little larger. You should keep the canvas small to learn the technique.

A ready to paint watercolor canvas – or all media canvas, or Fredrix Archival watercolor canvas. They all work fine.

 Also, you will need a standard canvas primed with watercolor ground.  Daniel Smith watercolor ground or Golden Absorbent Ground can be used.  Several layers of ground are needed for the canvas. Follow the directions on the jar.  Let the canvas dry well before adding another layer of ground.

My suggestion for this class, is to try both canvases   We will use one type of canvas for one workshop and the different type for the second workshop day. Each canvas works a little differently and both will give you great results. However, if you only want to use one type of canvas that’s fine too.

If you have any questions please email Jean at

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Registrations are either not yet open (registration usually starts two weeks prior) or are closed for this event because the class has already started. If the class has already started, contact the instructor to see if you can still join.

Learn To Paint Watercolor on a Canvas