Susan Oyler

Students will be introduced to basic water color techniques in a relaxing stress free atmosphere.

They may use their own sources of inspiration such as photos or pictures from magazines or choose from those provided by the instructor. Each student is given individualized instruction at his or her level. Demonstrations are provided as requested.

Classes will be ongoing. New students may start on any Wednesday.

Classes and / or workshops taught by Susan Oyler in Acrylic painting, collage, mixed media, or acrylic ink pouring on Yupo paper and canvas may be offered in the future if enough students show interest.


Wednesdays, Monthly
10:00 am - 12:00 noon

Cost: $120 for 4  classes



Please bring any watercolor supplies you may already have.


You might want to bring some sources of inspiration, such as photos or pictures from magazines or you may use some of mine.


If you have previously painted in watercolor and would like for me to critique a few of your paintings, I will be glad to do so.



Pan sets or tubes (your choice) – I recommend the 36 color pan set by Angora. This set will give you an excellent range of colors at a good price. Be sure to request the set with the richer colors, not the student set.



Simply Simmons Value Packs (“Everything” – set of 5 various shapes)

      (“Just Filberts” – set of 4, with flat curved ends, in various sizes)

      (#10 round), (1”oval wash), (1/2” flat)



Paper of less than 140 lb. or hot press is not recommended.


If you prefer to use single sheets torn from a tablet, you will need masking tape or painter’s tape to secure the paper to a firm surface. A drawing board is ideal for this, but a thick foam board will also work.


A tablet of Strathmore 140 lb. cold press water color paper, size 9” x 12”, is a good choice


Arches 140 lb. cold press water color paper size, 9” x 12”, is also recommended, however it is more expensive. This paper comes in a block of 20 sheets, which, if you leave the paper secured to the block while you paint, will keep the paper from wrinkling, eliminating the need for a firmer surface.



Many palettes will work for watercolor.  I prefer those with a combination of small, medium and large mixing areas. Some come with a convenient cover.



Tracing paper the approximate size of your watercolor paper

Two containers for water (16 oz. or 24 oz. yogurt containers work well)

Tissues such as Kleenex, paper towels

 A  #2 pencil, a retractable eraser



***Arizona Art Supply offers art students a 20% discount on non-sale items.***





Kay Womacks

Watercolor with a mixed media approach.  Examples, in addition to watercolor, are  acrylic print making, art journals, collage, use of stencils, stamps, etc.   Lots of fun !!


Wednesdays, Monthly 2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Cost: $120 for 4 classes

Blue Raven Art School

720 E Prince Road       Tucson Arizona 85719

520-623-1003       Lynne@BlueRavenArtSchool.com