Watercolor Exploration for Grades 9-12 (11:00)

Watercolor Exploration for Grades 9-12 (11:00)

Course: Watercolor Exploration for Grades 9-12

Instructor: Florbela Nienaber

Email: naturalliving4us@gmail.com

Price: $285

Curriculum: Self Developed

Required Art Supplies: 

  • 7x10 or 9x12, Canson 90-140lb weight, mixed media pad or watercolor pad with perforation holes
  • Watercolor brush (synthetic/sable or similar) size 4, 6, 12, round tip
  • Recycled yogurt cup for water
  • Drawing pencils or mechanical pencil
  • ZIG writer .05mm pen (link), or .05mm COPIC multiliner ink pen/assort pens (waterproof, Amazon)
  • Watercolor paints with palette tray  (Amazon option linked below) 
  • Artist tape for watercolor masking (optional, Amazon) 
  •  Zig Writer

Please note: I will have a few watercolors available in case someone forgets them at home. Here are a few options to purchase if you don’t have any, or would like a step-up from a beginner’s set.

Kuretake GANSAI TAMBI 24 Colors Set

Sonnet 21 Studio WATERCOLORS Paint Set

Here’s an example of a tool box and accordion binder to hold art supplies and work, if you want to go that route:

tool box

accordion binder

Duration: 30 weeks

Course Description: Varied studies, including still lives, portrait, clothed figure drawing, nature studies, urban sketching, textile & fabric design. Watercolor can be a tricky medium, students will learn how to manipulate the medium and learn to restrain from doing what they are use to with acrylic paint. It’s an opportunity to learn patience, to trust the process, and enjoy its wonder.  Watercolor can be very relaxing, mesmerizing, freeing and meditative for this age. I appreciate real life experiences and exploring art on a personal level, without pressure just opportunity, and meeting people wherever they are on their art journey. I like to inspire my students and encourage them to try something new. During visual art class, students will start to see how they can use their skills in the real world, as we explore different styles in later years. The skills they learn in visual arts can help them get a better understanding of wether art to them is a means of relaxation from a stressful world, a spiritual observation of God’s creation and their God given gifts; connections in the real world to fabric and textile artists, teaching, art historians, curators, studio artists, entertainment, illustrators or a platform for graphic art.


This class is taught by Florbela Nienaber. Florbela attended Valencia College in Florida pursuing an education in Fine Arts. In addition she attended local community schools expanding her art skills and mediums. A mentorship with a Disney Imagineer kickstarted her career in sculpting for Disney and Universal Studios. Since then she’s explored other art

forms while raising her children. Inspired by children’s literature, she took to creative writing.  She got her start writing puppet scripts for her church, which later transitioned to short stories.  Florbela has attended children’s literature writing & illustration conferences and has participated in writing critiques groups. During her children’s elementary years she taught art

to budding artists in the community and homeschooling groups. On weekdays she homeschools her two girls, but some evenings and weekends she opens her studio to art & pottery classes for both children and adults in Kernersville.