Watercolor Workshop

via Zoom 

with Vaishaly Jaiprakash

Sundays, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)

Some prior basic watercolor painting experience could be useful but is not required.

Workshop Background

In these workshops students will learn how to use different watercolor painting techniques. I will be providing a sketch of the design whenever necessary which can be transferred to the paper ahead of time.

The instructor will explain:

  • How to utilize limited colors to achieve harmony in your pieces

  • Complimentary colors and basic understanding of color wheel

  • Importance of rhythm, unity and balance

Leaves of Different Values


Mar. 21, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)


Mother's Day Cards


Mar. 28, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PST)


(Please note: These are general guidelines and the instructor would like to stress that students are not required to buy everything specifically listed here.)

Suggested for the Student

Any brand of artist grade 100% cotton 140lb cold press watercolor paper can be used. The results may not be great with Canson XL 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. Please also have some regular printer paper / book to make thumbnail studies and value studies.

Any brand of Artists' grade watercolors in the primary colors (yellow, red and blue).  

Good quality watercolor brushes round #6, #4 and #2. One 1/2” and 1” flat brushes.


What the Instructor Uses

For her pieces, 140# Fabriano or Arches  cold-press paper. 
For most of her card making techniques, she uses the very inexpensive Canson XL watercolor paper 140 lb cold press.



Cobalt Blue / Light Red ; Ultramarine Blue / Burnt Siena, Indian Yellow / Dioxazine Purple, Sap green / Permanent Rose.
Some other colors on her palette are New Gamboge, Cadmium Red Light, Prussian Blue, Quinacridone Magenta, Indigo, and Payne's gray.

(Please note: This is not written in stone – Colors change per subject of interest.)


Synthetic blend round brushes (sizes 6, 8, 12) and flat brushes (sizes 1/2", 3/4”, 1"), as well as several cheaper, stiffer brushes for scrubbing or lifting. Sometimes, a#4 rigger brush and a #1, #2 quill mop brush.





A palette that is large enough to mix colors in the center with a large brush (Ex. #8 brush).

2 water containers, paper towels (or reusable cotton towels), firm board to support, fine mist sprayer (optional), a larger spray bottle, sea sponge, hair dryer, table easel or inclined painting surface, masking fluid, pencils, waterproof markers, water-based ink in gold and black, white markers, kneaded eraser.


Card making supplies: Ruler (minimum length of 10 inches), good pair of scissors or exacto knife, and strong glue or double sided tape.

$5 Suggested Donation

100% of your donation will go to Fremont Art Association to help keep our wonderful community art association alive.


Vaishaly Jaiprakash

Vaishaly loves to create and gets her inspiration from nature. Dripping paint makes her happy and building layers tells her story. She is brilliant in turning "mistakes" into beautiful features and she does her best to live an inspired life. Her mantra is that there is so much to learn, explore, and experience in the creative journey.

Vaishaly is also an FAA member and was the 2019 Fremont Art Association Artist of The Year. 


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