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3295 Lakeshore Avenue
Oakland, CA, 94610
United States

Bay-Made is a community art space and local gift shop located at 3295 Lakeshore Avenue in Oakland, California. Specializing in all things locally made, Bay-Made carries things from fine art paintings to locally made skincare and stationery, while also offering private art lessons and craft workshops. 

Intro to Watercolor Techniques

Bay-Made Classes

The list of art classes that are currently available to take at Bay-Made

Intro to Watercolor Techniques

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Intro to Watercolor Techniques


This class will be held Thursday, November 29th from 7-9:30pm.

Have you wished to learn how to start using watercolor paints but never knew where to start? This is the class for you! We have worked with local artist Jenni Williams to develop an introductory class suited to absolute beginners.

We will learn different techniques on watercolor control and basic color mixing. We will not be making color charts—that’s a great project to do at home! You will instead be learning how the pigment and water react to different situations, paint additives, brush handling, how to mask your paint, and how to build your illustration from back to front. We will be painting gemstones in order to illustrate these different techniques, and you’ll leave with several new skills under your belt, not to mention some great supplies and some finished watercolor illustrations!

Every student will receive to take home:

  • 6x8 cold press watercolor block

  • 2 watercolor brushes

If you have your own set of watercolors that you’ve always wanted to use, please bring them and let us know, we will give you a $15 refund if you bring your own.

Students starting entirely with us will receive the Windsor & Newton Cotmon pocket box, which includes a small travel brush. They will still receive the two other watercolor brushes. This class is 2.5 hours long! It may be a good idea to eat before or bring a snack.

Students signing up for this class will receive 10% off their purchase in Bay-Made the day of their class. Does not apply to classes or gallery items.

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All Bay-Made classes require advanced registration. 

Please sign up as early as possible to avoid class cancellation. 

Cancellation Policy: 

Classes could potentially be cancelled if there is low registration. If this is the case, registered students will be given advanced notice and a refund. We are also happy to switch you to another class of equal value, or the difference shall be refunded.

If there is a chance that you must cancel your registration, we ask for at least two days before the class date in order to be eligible for a refund. No refunds shall be given after this time. If registration must be cancelled due to an emergency (sickness, extreme weather, bereavement), a single class pass will be offered to switch into another class.