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Watercolor House Portrait - Your House Has a Story!

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We’ve all spent so much time at home lately that we either love our house in a whole new way, or we feel like we’re trapped! Whether you feel like you are painting your sanctuary, or painting your jail, this class will offer you the opportunity to process some of those feelings as you learn techniques for painting a structure or building of any kind. Learn a simple charcoal-transfer process to transfer a photograph of your house to paper, which means no worries about the stress of drawing! We will talk about ways to observe the character and personality of the structure, and express some of the emotions you may be feeling about your house, with many of the techniques being about seeing or feeling, as much as painting. Jessica will demonstrate the charcoal transfer process, as well as watercolor techniques, and you will practice on watercolor paper to warm up. There will be plenty of time to dive into individual paintings, and get feedback from your instructor.

All levels are welcome, no prior experience necessary!

Click here to view the Class Letter, which contains important information about the supplies and materials required for this class.


Class Details

2 Sessions
Weekly - Sat, Sun

Off Campus

Jessica Pidcock 



Please read:  For important information about supplies and ingredients please review the Class Letter for Watercolor House Portrait - Your House Has a Story!.

This class is live instruction in the virtual classroom. You will receive a link to join the live session in your confirmation email, following registration.

First time attending a virtual classroom class?
  • No Zoom account necessary! You’ll be receiving a password-encrypted link to enter your class, which will prompt you to download the Zoom software or join directly from your favorite web browser. Just one click, and you’ll be taken straight to your virtual classroom, no extra log-in required.
  • Want some tips and support? Check out the Zoom “Getting Started” page for technical support.
  • Check in early! Your instructor will “open” the classroom 15 minutes prior to the start time of the class. Students are encouraged to join early, so class can begin on time.
  • Join with your name. All students must be admitted by the instructor, who will be comparing against the class roster. Please enter the name you used at registration to join the Zoom meeting; you may use just your first name and last initial, if you would prefer. Note that if you are logged in to the Zoom software on your computer, your name cannot be changed until you are admitted to the classroom - try logging out if you’re having trouble.
  • Turn on your camera! If you have a webcam, we recommend turning it on so that your teacher and fellow students can see you, and you can see them. Nonverbal feedback is so important to human connection, and makes the virtual classroom feel more like the brick and mortar one. The camera button is the the bottom left corner of Zoom.
  • Consider your background. If possible, try to keep a neutral space behind you, like a wall or curtain. If you don’t have one available, try out the Virtual Background option to keep your personal space, personal.
  • Mute and Unmute! We’re all navigating the realities of sheltering in place, and your environment may be noisy. It’s good practice to mute your microphone while you’re not speaking - just don’t forget to unmute when you’d like to speak! You can find the mute/unmute button in the bottom left corner of Zoom.
  • Need to get your teacher’s attention? Use the nonverbal feedback tools to raise your hand! Click on “Participants” on the bottom bar of Zoom to find the “Raise Hand” button.
  • Chat and ask questions. Click on “Chat” on the bottom bar of Zoom to open the chat window. You can type a question into the chat window to get answered later, discuss with your fellow students, or respond to your instructor.
  • Don’t forget to log out! Once class is over, be sure to close out of the meeting platform entirely by clicking the “Leave Meeting” button.
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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/27/2020 - 6/28/2020 Weekly -Sun, Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Off Campus, Off Campus  Map, Room: Zoom Virtual Classroom Jessica Pidcock