Intro to Watercolor Painting

Intro to Watercolor Painting with Joe Synan

Join Intro to Watercolor Painting for a fun active painting experience with easy-to-follow demonstrations! In this class Joe will be demonstrating some basic principles of painting with watercolors, and you’ll get to make 3-4 small paintings within the hour.

This class is presented in collaboration with the John C. Campbell Folk School.


Class Materials Needed

1. watercolor paints .... Any quality of paint will be fine!
2. watercolor brush/brushes...Any quality of brushes will be fine!
3. watercolor paper... Any quality of watercolor paper will be fine!
4. container of water
5. paper towels

Age Range

All Ages

Skill Level

All... Especially beginners

About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

Since 1925, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Since 2012, Lessonface has connected more than 30,000 students with over 2,500 great teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably.


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Join Intro to Watercolor Painting for Free

This class will be offered on July 23 as part of LESSONFEST, our weeklong festival of free classes and activities.

Enroll above for free and we will send you the link to join.


When

Single 1-hour session on Thursday, July 23, at 6 pm ET | 3 pm PT.

Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recording of the class.

Jul
23rd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
Intro to Watercolor Painting
Joe Synan

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before the class start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward.


Students Say

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Marjorie . on July 26, 2021
Class: Intro to Watercolor Painting


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Sherry on July 27, 2021
Class: Intro to Watercolor Painting

I loved the laid-back yet efficient nature of his teaching style. I look forward to taking additional classes and practicing more techniques with him. I showed a few painting tricks to my three-year-old immediately after my first class, and she loved it too!


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Willy A. on July 27, 2021
Class: Intro to Watercolor Painting

Really wonderful class! Joe was patient and clear with his instruction. It was a family activity and really great to paint with my daughter. She woke up this morning wanting to paint with her watercolors!


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Mandy W. on March 2, 2021
Class: Watercolors Made Easy!

I work during the day so I cannot take another workshop. However, the class was fun and defintently worth the money. I loved it!


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Verified Student on March 2, 2021
Class: Watercolors Made Easy!

It was so informative and fun.


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Charlene H. on March 9, 2021
Class: Watercolors Made Easy!

Joe was a great teacher. The pace of the class was just right and there were plenty of ways to ask questions. The materials he sent each of us ahead of time were very helpful.


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Rhona S. on March 2, 2021
Class: Watercolors Made Easy!

Very good.


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Mary A. on March 2, 2021
Class: Watercolors Made Easy!

Great. Excellent content and demonstrations. Lots of positive reinforcement, encouragement by instructor.


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John L. on March 4, 2021
Class: Watercolors Made Easy!

I had fun during the week. If not for my other hobbies, I might continue on with watercolors.


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Art S. on March 2, 2021
Class: Watercolors Made Easy!

It was more than I hoped for and I really enjoyed every minute. I was able to learn and practice so many new skills. Joe Synan's method and his patient demeanor made me feel very confident.


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Debby M. on March 2, 2021
Class: Watercolors Made Easy!

Excellent. Instructor positive, available, knew his method, supportive in every way. Every effort was made by Lessonface to support the platform and help everyone to be a part of the experience. Can't say enough about the level of excellence in that way beyond just the technology.


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Lynne H. on March 3, 2021
Class: Watercolors Made Easy!

Absolutely wonderful! Joe taught a great class and I learned a lot. He encouraged us to find our own creativity and also promoted a positive attitude.


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susan e. on March 2, 2021
Class: Watercolors Made Easy!


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Allene K. on March 2, 2021
Class: Watercolors Made Easy!

My instructor was knowledgeable and helpful. We accomplished much within our time. It was a rewarding experience!


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Malcolm on June 14, 2022


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Verified Student on June 14, 2022

Very good. Joe has a great teaching personality


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Verified Student on June 14, 2022

Joe is talented at explaining art concepts in a simple and friendly way for beginners and experienced painters alike, he gave such a wonderful introduction to watercolors!


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Emily S. on June 14, 2022

Just wonderful! Joe is fantastic and I’m excited to take the longer class


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Marygrace B. on June 14, 2022

This was a wonderful class, it was really fun and the hour flew by!


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Verified Student on June 16, 2022

Encouraging. Moved quickly however it was doable. Learned things I did not know. Friendly instructor.


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Jennifer C. on June 17, 2022

Book 1:1 online lessons with Joe Synan on their Lessonface profile.


Joe Synan

Joe Synan

Joe Synan has been a painting student at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston for 15 years. In addition, he has attended 17 classes in the painting studio at the Campbell School.

Joe has been a Campbell School instructor since 2019, and has taught 8 painting classes in the online program with Lessonface.

Joe has been a volunteer instructor helping homeless persons to create and sell paintings, and teaches at The Women’s Home, a Houston recovery center.

Joe continues to practice as a leadership consultant. For the past 15 years, Joe has been on the faculty of the Glasscock School at Rice University, teaching leadership.

Joe has degrees in nuclear engineering from M.I.T. and Notre Dame. He also has a Masters degree in Theology.

A runner and mountain hiker - Joe has completed 8 Marathons since 2005, and has hiked to the highest point in 46 states.

– Visit Joe Synan's profile on Lessonface.

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