Skip to main content

Holiday Cards in Watercolor

« back to classes page
Craft handmade and personalized cards that share the joy of the season. Gain hands-on instruction in the fundamentals of watercolor, including color theory, and traditional and unconventional methods of applying your paint to the card paper. Practice positive and negative painting, glazing, wet-into-wet, dry-into-wet, and dry brushing techniques to achieve your desired look. Learn how to photograph your artwork and discuss how to print your own card as well as how to use one of the online printing services. Supplies required. 

Supply List


Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

TMCC Meadowood Center

Lauren Gandolfo 



Please read:  WATERCOLOR PAINT IN TUBES ARTIST GRADE (Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith, M. Graham are all good brands and available at Nevada Fine Arts) Quinacrodone Red, Transparent Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Indigo. (Optional additional colors: Cobalt Blue, Antwerp Blue, Quinacrodone Rose or Permanent Rose, Opera Rose, Quinacrodone Gold.) BRUSHES 1.5” or 2" FLAT WASH (Cheap hog hair or Hake brush ok) ½" flat or angled brush (I prefer a Dagger – for sale at NFA) Size 4 or 6 round watercolor brush Size 12 or 14 round watercolor brush Size 1 or 2 round detail brush Size 2 Rigger or Script brush (small brush with long hairs) PAPER: 140 lb or 300lb Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper, ¼ full-sheet or larger (4 pieces) Arches Watercolor block Ok Watercolor sketch book (optional) Miscellaneous Supplies: Color palette w/lid (I like Jane E Jones Travel palette w/Lid Available at NFA) 2 Large water containers Old towel for blotting, Support board (foam board ok) Paper towel, Kleenex, Scissors, x-acto knife Pencil, Kneaded Eraser, Spray Bottle, Masking Fluid & Masking Tape Substitutions are okay, Call Lauren Gandolfo at 775-287-9182 if you have questions



Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 11/25/2021)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/18/2021 - 12/9/2021 Weekly - Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Reno, TMCC Meadowood Center  Map Lauren Gandolfo