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Presented by Continuing Education and CE Fine Arts

An Introduction to the Magic of Watercolor

Sep 9, 2021; 7:00 - 8:30pm
watercolor painting
Credit: Andrew Chang

Watercolor painting is a beautiful addition to our life’s journey, a hobby that can make life more enjoyable no matter who you are. Whether you’re an artist, designer or medical doctor, you can pack a small watercolor kit as a companion on your next holiday. In this workshop, SVA Continuing Education faculty member and Director of Programs for International Students Andrew Chang (MFA 1987 Illustration as Visual Essay) will introduce the materials for watercolor painting and demonstrate a few simple techniques. You will have the opportunity to watch and/or follow along with a painting demonstration and learn how to problem-solve while working with water. A brief exhibition of student work will be shown and Chang will discuss his views on the power of creativity—including how watercolor painting can be a rewarding and healing activity to incorporate into our lives.

This session does not require any materials, but you may try them out during or after the session if you wish.

Supplies (optional)

-140-lb cold press watercolor paper (pad)

-1 or 2 watercolor brushes (size 8–14)

-1 ultramarine blue color or 18-tube watercolor set


-Paper towels

-Small squeeze bottle

-Wastewater container

This event will be held online via Zoom. Registered guests will receive Zoom access details 24 hours prior to the start of the event.

Andrew Chang Headshot

Photo of Andrew Chang.

Study with Andrew Chang this fall. Courses begin on September 20.

SVACE Course:

Introduction to Watercolor

Andrew Chang is an educator, author and painter who has lived in Germany, Canada and New York since leaving South Korea in 1979. Critically acclaimed for his unique painting style, he has held eight solo shows and participated in numerous group shows in the United States, Canada, Australia and Korea. He is the author of many books, including The World of IllustrationA Survey of IllustrationGrowing the Imagination and the biographical essay The Man Who Picked a Big Apple. His most recent publication is Andrew Chang’s Step-by-Step Watercolor Workbook. Chang is the director of programs for international art students and a faculty member in the fine arts department at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He is also the founder of American Creative Trends Inc., through which he develops creative educational programs for young children, college-level students and teachers.

Free and open to the public