Watercolor with Geeta Pattanaik, NWS 

Watercolor is considered to be a difficult medium, but Geeta has been teaching students at all levels of experience and makes the process easy to learn. She will be using a variety of subject matter and techniques to teach the class and will be touching on the principles of creating art while she teaches watercolor painting. (Some watercolor and drawing experience suggested. The materials list will be available online for students to gather before class. 

Tuesdays, September 11 – October 16

5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

6-class session: $175 (RAM Individual Members and above $157.50)


There is a 12-student limit for this class. If the online form shows that the class is full, please call 951.684.7111 to ask if any spots are available. Thank you.

Materials list:

  • 2 sheets of Arches 140 lb. cold press paper cut up into 11”x 15” size pieces, plus a support for attaching the paper such as a stiff board or masonite 16" x 20 " OR
  • One Arches watercolor block 10” x 14”.
    • Please note: While buying sheets from stores, please check to see the embossing, which says “Arches”. Best values are from online art supply stores, and they will send the right paper, so please check for the Arches cold press 140 lb. paper.
  • Pencil and eraser, paper towel, a palette with wells to mix paint, a container for water, a small spray bottle to hold water, a roll of regular 2” masking tape (not blue). 
  • Grumbacher Academy Watercolors in the following shades: Ultramarine blue, Thalo Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean blue, Cadmium red medium, Permanent rose, Alizarin orange, Cadmium orange, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium yellow, Viridian, Sap Green, Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, and Dioxazine violet. 
  • Watercolor Brushes: Wash size 1”, 3/4 ", Round brushes sizes 8, 6 and 2. One 3, 4 or 5 Extra Fine point round brush. (Good watercolor brushes are soft not springy and a cost effective and good buy is a natural and synthetic blend of hairs.) I have found the Princeton Neptune range of brushes to be extremely good and not too pricey. You can also get the Cotman brushes. You can get whichever one you would like to use, not necessarily the brand I mention.
  • Notebook and ball point pen for note-taking.


Geeta Pattanaik