Current Classes

Six consecutive Thursdays, 9am to noon, starting February 6, 2020

Occidental Center for the Arts auditorium, 3850 Doris Murphy Court, Occidental, CA

$100 for all six classes, payable at first class. Drop-in $25 per class. All tuition benefits OCA.

All levels of watercolor experience are welcome. We will work from sketches and photographs, learning how to build up a watercolor in three transparent layers. Stress will be put on a strong value composition, limited color scheme, step-by-step painting plan, and fairly quick, bold execution. To see samples of Patrick’s work, go to

Each class includes a brief lecture, a one hour full sheet painting demonstration, and about two hours of time to work on your own painting, with individual coaching.

Materials: chairs and flat tables are provided to work on. Patrick uses tube colors on rough Arches paper. A full materials list will be circulated prior to the first class.

To reserve a space, email Patrick at, or phone him at (707) 478-5538.