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Primary Colors: Red with Julie Cloutier

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Saturday, February 11, 11:00am - 12:30pm PST

The first in a series of 3, this Primary Colors session will focus on the color RED! Exploring painting through one color at a time is a great way to deepen your understanding of your palette and to further your knowledge of pigment. This session will be packed with information about color theory, warm vs. cool, shade vs. tint. Through layering and playful swatching we will look closely at color combinations as well as work on a monochromatic still life composition.

Join zoom 15 minutes early (10:45am) for an informal meet and greet with the instructor and other class participants! Session instructions will begin promptly at 5:05pm PST so that everyone has plenty of time to join!


  • All your favorite watercolor paints! Including all the reds you have (Julie will be using Vermilion, Carmine Naccarat, and Flame Red among others)
  • If possible, bring your white and black watercolors too!
  • A mix of watercolor paper sizes would be great; preferably 2.5x3.5" and 5x7". (Strathmore, Arches or CfM Tiny Paper all would be excellent for the exercises)
  • Mix of round and flat brushes (whatever brushes you have on hand will work but a mix of small and large would be helpful)
  • Mixing palette
  • Cup of water
  • Scissors
  • Pencil & Eraser


Julie Cloutier is an artist living and working in rural California. She works in a variety of mediums but mostly with clay and paints. Her ceramic work focuses on handheld sculptures and everyday objects. Her painting practice is her creative outlet and enjoys painting both abstract and realistic works.

Find more of Julie’s work at!


All workshops are recorded and the replay will be automatically available the day after class to everyone who paid for a spot! The link to the recording will expire 30 days after the date of the session.

*Each class is currently capped at 40 people, but we will be offering 5 free spots per class to people with financial need. Email if you would like to request a spot. Free spots are first come, first serve.

**If you’d like to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can open up the spot! We are only able to refund if we’re notified at least 48 hours prior to the session.

***Links to sessions will be sent via email 24 hours and 15 minutes prior to the session; please check out using the email to which you’d like the link sent. If you have not received the link within 24 hours prior to the session, please check your spam folder first and email