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Watercolor Fundamentals
Instructor: Sunny Krchmar

A watercolor painting of a sunset over the ocean.

February 8 @ 9:00 am - February 22 @ 12:00 pm

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This class is for those new to watercolors or at an intermediate level who are interested in improving current skills. Sunny will introduce you to the wide assortment of watercolor supplies.

You’ll learn how to mix your colors through a variety of painting exercises, add interesting texture, and be inspired to create more freely. Basic design and drawing skills are required. Repeat students are welcome; and if anyone has already taken the class, Sunny will adjust accordingly to include new material.

Thursdays: February 8, 15, 22, 2024
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

3-session workshop, $149 / $119 Annual Donors

Class meets at 900 Dunlop Road. To register, call 239-395-0900.

Supply list:

  • Brushes: Round #2, Round #6, 1″ flat brush,
  • Paint: Mungyo Professional half-pan watercolor set. You can get the 12-color set for $11 on
  • Amazon (allow at least 2 weeks for arrival).
  • Paper: 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper pad or loose sheets (at least 24 sheets)
  • Plastic bowl for water
  • Fine-tipped pencil for drawing
  • 1 roll of paper towels
  • 1 fine-tipped black archival/permanent marker (Sharpie or equivalent)
  • 1 small shaker of salt
  • Masking tape
  • Sponge (natural or artificial)
  • 1 box of crayons

Please feel free to substitute any items with what you may already own. If using watercolor paints from tubes, you MUST have a paint palette with both wells and a lid. Example: Tom or Jane Jones Palette from Cheap Joe’s Art Supplies. The lid will provide easy transport, as well as a surface for mixing paint. If they are older paints, you may need pliers to open.

Additional items you may want to bring, but that are not required: watercolor pencils, watercolor markers, any additional brushes or paints you may already own.

Recommended brands: Winsor & Newton, Mungyo, Daniel Smith
Brands to avoid: Artist Loft, Koi, Grumbacher


Sunny Krchmar headshot.Sunny Krchmar is an Estero-based artist. She has a fine art degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has been painting and exhibiting works in a variety of mediums for more than 28 years. Her pieces can be found in collections worldwide.

Although she enjoys working in all artistic mediums, her biggest passion in art is watercolor portraits. She enjoys the unpredictability and subtle impressionistic quality of watercolor. She is inspired by the beauty of nature and pastel colors. She paints commissioned watercolor portraits, teaches private art lessons, and sells handmade jewelry and cards. She enjoys assisting both children and adults in exploring their own creativity and inspiring others to enhance their skills.

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CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made more than one week prior to the start of class will receive an 80% refund.

-Or- funds can be transferred to any other workshop of your choice during the current season.

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable for cancellations made less than one-week (7-days) prior to the start of the class.


February 8 @ 9:00 am
February 22 @ 12:00 pm

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BIG ARTS Sanibel
900 Dunlop Rd
Sanibel, FL 33957 United States
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