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Watercolor Painting for Beginners 1W24

You can register for this class starting November 15. 

A basic watercolor class for beginners. We'll learn how to use brush strokes, light and shadow, color etc. to effectively convey realistic scenery and objects.  We'll begin with basic sketching to capture the proportions and lines of our subject matter. 

Some basic drawing experience is helpful, but not necessary.

*NO CLASS ON 1/15 (MLK Jr Day) & 2/19 (President's Day)


I was looking for a beginner watercolor class so this was perfect!  Eli is a great, enthusiastic, positive teacher.  He has a supportive, encouraging way of helping students and was very attentive to each student. 


I thought it might be fun to take a watercolor class.  Coming in as a beginner, I feel like I got a good grounding in the basics and that the exercises were just the right difficulty.  


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Eli Portman


Eli Portman was born and raised in the Greater Boston area. He graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a Bachelors Degree in studio art in the spring of 2014.

Primarily focusing on drawing, Portman also experimented with oil painting and woodblock printmaking during his time at University. He has since returned to the Boston area, where he currently lives, and teaches art to children and adults. His artwork has been hung in galleries, shops and cafes throughout the Greater Boston Area. Portman is a member of the Copley Society of Art and was a featured artist in the Torosiete Online Art Museum. Portman has been hired for murals, private commissions, illustrations and more, and released a coffee table book of his art in 2017.

Watercolor painting
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