Crash into Watercolor Workshop

Crash into Watercolor Workshop


One day Intensive
10am-6pm (lunch break 1pm-2pm)

Upcoming dates:

  • Saturday, July 27

  • Saturday, August 24

$195 tuition, students will be asked to bring some materials



A one-day intensive to get acquainted (or reacquainted) with watercolor painting. Suitable for beginners or anyone looking for a refresher on watercolor fundamentals. Compared to other painting traditions, watercolor is more flexible, portable, and affordable. And it is also beautiful! Watercolor can be a challenge to get started with, though, so take this workshop to get you going in the right direction.

If you already have watercolor paints, brushes, and/or paper, bring them to class—this way you can learn using what you already own. 

Recommended supplies:
-Tube or pan watercolor paints, at least three primary colors plus a dark brown or gray. Artist-grade recommended. If you are buying new paints, I suggest the “Essentials" set from Daniel Smith, or the "Introductory 6 Set” from Qor.
- Watercolor paper with cotton content. I recommend Fabriano brand. The “Studio” series 140lb or 90lb cold press pads are a good affordable option.
- At least one decent quality watercolor brush. I recommend a synthetic round brush between sizes 8-12. A good one to look for is size 10 Princeton "Snap" brush. (Other brush shapes and sizes are also useful.)

Instructor Jason Das

Jason Das works in and teaches many mediums, with an underlying interest in how art can express story and emotion. He has taught at Shoestring since 2016, and has also taught for Urban Sketchers, Sketchbook Skool, Moleskine, Future of Storytelling, 92Y, and Abrons Art Center. He believes that everybody can and should make things themselves (art or otherwise) and it’s even better if we can make and learn things together. He is the former President of Urban Sketchers.