Designed for all levels of experience; this class will enable the student to learn what it takes to make a painting. The student will learn how to break down the scene into its component parts and use this to evoke an emotional response in his/her art - while having fun doing this. Watercolor is not as difficult as many say it is. Watercolor is the closest medium to replicating the light we see around us. This series of classes will teach the student not only how to appreciate the world around us but allow us to see the world with new and excited eyes. To make a painting does not take talent. It takes ability which implies a growing and learning experience. The principles that make paintings successful are well known. Through practice, clear examples, demonstrations, individual attention, and critique the student will learn these principles and gain the confidence to make paintings. Howard Krauss is a watercolor artist who maintains a working studio at the Oxford (Ohio) Community Art Center. Howard has taken workshops from several artists. He has taught for many years at the local Hobby Lobby stores and at Lakeside, Ohio. His paintings hang in private collections through out America and abroad. Howard's teaching style allows him to share his knowledge in an easy to understand manner.