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You don’t have to be an experienced artist or know how to draw to take advantage of the relaxing, anxiety-reducing pleasures of watercolor painting. In this short session, we’ll get out the paints and be inspired by something close at hand, such as foods in the kitchen or the colors in your garden. You’ll paint along with Amazon UX designer-by-day, Luz Bratcher, creating watercolor postcards you’ll later exchange with your classmates. We promise you a low-stress, non-judgmental, fun time that will even make you forget you’re on Zoom again.

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This is going to be pretty low-key watercolor session, but you’ll still need some basic art supplies to get the most out of it. If you want to start from scratch, here’s a complete shopping list from Dick Blick who will ship the entire caboodle right to you. If you’d prefer to see what you already have in your own art supply closet, here’s what to look for:

  • Watercolor paint or water-soluble paint: If you’ve got a set, you’re set. But, if not, Luz highly recommends the Yarka Student Semi-Moist Paint Set. Yes, it’s for kids, but the colors are incredible and great for connecting with your inner child.
  • Watercolor brush: Whatever you have on hand is great. There are plenty of affordable brushes out there, and Luz likes the Princeton Snap! brushes. The #10 is her favorite, but #6 will work just fine if you prefer something smaller.
  • Watercolor postcards or postcard-sized watercolor paper: Any piece of still paper between 3.5″ x 5″ and 4″ x 6″ counts as a postcard as far as the USPS is concerned. If you go larger, it will just need a regular stamp instead of a 35-cent postcard stamp.