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Drawing & Watercolor Workshop with Jay Stuart (3 class course)

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn how to ink your artwork, drawing fundamentals, and watercolor effects and techniques in this 3-class course with instructor Jay Stuart.

Class Dates: Thursdays, July 11, 18, 25

Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Location: Westbury Arts, 255 Schenck Ave, Westbury

Workshop Description: The class will start with everyone doing a sample ink drawing and applying watercolor to gauge each student’s abilities. Then Jay will go over drawing fundamentals and a review of inking supplies and beginning techniques. You will then do some practice exercises and begin working on watercolor paper with pencil, and then a final ink application. Jay will supply reference photos for students to choose from.

Once the inkwork is complete, Jay will show the students watercolor materials and techniques. You will do a few practice samples and then add watercolors to your final ink piece. The class will wrap up with instruction on how to properly varnish a watercolor painting using Dorland Wax Medium and Acrylic Varnish.

Class Fees:

$75 (plus Eventbrite fee) for 3-session class for Westbury Arts Members (with promo code*)

$90 (plus Eventbrite fee) for 3-session class for Non-Members

If you would like to avoid the Eventbrite fees, you can also pay directly at Westbury Arts (Thursdays 12 – 4 PM, Fridays 2 – 6 PM, Saturdays 10 AM – 2 PM). Email [email protected] to reserve your spot and arrange payment. Cash or check only.

*Email [email protected] for the promo code.

Student-Provided Supply List*:

  • HB Pencil and Sharpener (or a mechanical pencil with HB lead)
  • 12 inch Ruler with inking edge
  • Kneaded and Plastic Eraser
  • Set of Fineliner Waterproof Inking Pens (Microns, Faber Castell Pitt pens, etc.)
  • Bottle of Waterproof Black Ink
  • Nib Pen Holder
  • Pen Nibs (Zig G-Nibs are good, Speedball 512 ok)
  • Watercolor Brushes (decent to good quality) Rounds 2, 6, 10 Oval Wash (Blick Scholastic or Velvet Touch) 1/2 and 3/4
  • Set of Watercolors (Anything in your price range. Price does not dictate quality, but either will work.)
  • 9×12 Sketchbook
  • 9×12 or larger Watercolor Pad or Block (Blocks are great but more money) – Only get 100% cotton Cold Press 140 lbs (Arches, Hahnemule, Blick Premier Red Label, Saunders)
  • White Gouache
  • White Gelpen (Uniball Signo)

*Students are responsible for bringing their own supplies for this workshop.


Parking is free in the Westbury Village lot across from Westbury Arts after 6:00 PM on weekdays and all day on weekends.


Westbury Arts programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.


Westbury Arts
255 Schenck Avenue
Westbury, NY 11590
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