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Watercolor for All

Used primarily for sketches and wildlife paintings in the Renaissance the medium of watercolor has grown in popularity over the ages and been used by some of history’s greatest artists. In this course fit for participants at any skill level, artist Ellen Orseck will help you master techniques in watercolor such as transparency and opacity, flat and graduated wash, wet-on-wet, lifting and resists. You will also learn about the nature of various papers and brushes and will study examples of watercolor works by Winslow Homer, Georgia O’Keefe, Emil Nolde, Alice Neel, John Singer Sargent, Edward Hopper, Mary Cassatt, Wassily Kandinsky and others. This course will include a field trip to either an exhibition or artist’s studio. Limited enrollment

Note: Fee does not include cost of supplies, approximately $65.


Ellen Orseck is a Houston-based artist whose artwork has been exhibited across Houston and Texas, as well as in New York City and Lima, Peru. She has been awarded several commissions from state art councils, corporate collections and private patrons and was a finalist for The Hunting Prize. Ms. Orseck is represented by the Nicole Longnecker Gallery in Houston. Her education includes four years at the Glassell School of Art. Ms. Orseck holds an M.A. in painting from New York University and an M.A. in museum education from George Washington University.


Course Details

Watercolor for All
  • Ellen Orseck
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Eight Wednesdays
Feb. 22- April 12
Day of the Week
Course Format
2.0 CEUs
Time of Day
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuition Fee
Rice Alumni: $302
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