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✓ 3 Monday mornings OR Thursday evenings Each Month, Jan - Apr 2024 

✓ 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Open Studio meets at Jana L. Bussanich Art, 218 W Colorado Ave, under the Colorado Ave bridge.  


✓ RSVP required to one day prior

✓ Grab your spot; space is limited.  

*Drop-in rate: $18.00 per visit Venmo on a space-available basis.

RSVP required. Check availability via email to

(Optional Extra Hour: BYO Lunch 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.)

Watercolor Essentials 1/2 Day Workshop Registration << click 

Join our 1/2 day watercolor workshop led by the skillful artist, author, and instructor Jana L. Bussanich. *Note: This workshop meets at Cottonwood Center for the Arts at 218 W Colorado Ave. 
✓ Receive expert guidance in applying essential watercolor techniques and basic color theory to the painting process.
 Learn image transfer techniques necessary for painting with watercolor.

✓ Whether you're a seasoned artist looking to extend your skills or a beginner ready for the "next thing, " the workshop's friendly and supportive environment will inspire your artistic growth.

Classes fill quickly. Space is limited. Snacks and beverages will be provided. You can bring a sack lunch to enjoy during the 45-minute lunch break. 

All supplies are provided with a $25 fee payable to your instructor at the start of class.


Watercolor at Cottonwood Center for the Arts

Yellow Couch Classroom with Instructors Bri Austin and Abby Manzanarez  

*Note: This class meets at Cottonwood Center for the Arts at 218 W Colorado Ave. 

 Welcome to the delightful world of watercolor painting! Perfect for beginners, this course is designed to help you explore this excellent medium.

✓ Essential beginning skills and move sequentially to further applications, allowing beginners to master the basics and build confidence with the medium.

✓ Learn watercolor techniques and basic color theory and have the opportunity to design and create your art journal, a visual record of your progress through the lessons, and a colorful reference for future paintings.

✓ Label techniques and add notes, inspirational quotes, and sketches to complete the project, ensuring that function and beauty are never separated.

✓ Suitable for all levels and ages, and we welcome anyone aged 12 years and older to join us on this artistic journey. Come and discover the joy of watercolor painting with us!

All materials are provided with a $25 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.