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Mon, Sep 09


Cape Cod Museum of Art

The Joy of Watercolor - Fundamentals for Beginners with Stefanie Taranto

(4) Mondays, 9/9 - 9/30, from 1:00- 4:00 pm. This four-week class is designed to introduce you to the joy of watercolor. Instructor Stefanie Taranto will introduce the fundamentals of watercolor painting along with composition and color.

The Joy of Watercolor - Fundamentals for Beginners with Stefanie Taranto
The Joy of Watercolor - Fundamentals for Beginners with Stefanie Taranto

Time & Location

Sep 09, 2024, 1:00 PM

Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Ln, Dennis, MA 02638, USA


The Museum School at the Cape Cod Museum of Art presents:

The Joy of Watercolor, Fundamentals for Beginners with Stefanie Taranto

(4) Mondays, September 9 - September 30, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

Member $125 / Non-Member $150

This class is designed to introduce the joy of watercolor…Just start! The fundamentals of watercolor along with composition and color will be taught during this four-week class. If you have dabbled in watercolor before and have a set, and some watercolor brushes, please bring them. If you do not have any materials for the first week, some supplies will be provided for you to use in the classroom. Students are asked to bring three pieces of fruit to the first class.


  • Pencil 2b, or HB suggested
  • Sketchbook
  • Eraser, Staedtler Mars Plastic are great
  • Brushes- Bring what you have, we will discuss options in week one
  • Watercolor set: Van Gogh half pan sets are nice, as well as Sakura Koi tube sets for entry-level, are nice. (Daniel Smith and Winsor & Newton are great too, professional-level )
  • Watercolor papers will be discussed during the 1st class, but feel free to bring your own if you have a preference
  • Blue painter's tape or artist's tape
  • Masonite board to tape your painting to, or equivalent
  • Palette- paper plates

Stefanie Taranto, Fine Artist, is influenced by the process of translating observation into narrative, painting within the continuum between representation and abstraction. Stefanie received her BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She recently moved to Cape Cod, MA.

Her current series is in oil pastel and acrylic; additionally, she is well-versed in watercolor, dry pastel, pencil, and pen and ink. Her works hang in private collections and corporate environments, most recently a 5 piece grouping in the historic Blackstone Hotel in Chicago, in 2017. Stefanie shows annually in individual and group shows as well as select fine art fairs. Recent awards include “Best in Pastel” from Art in the Barn, 2016, and the “Purchase Award” from the Schaumburg Cultural Commission, 2015.

The Cape Cod Museum of Art is committed to making Art accessible to everyone in the Cape Cod Community. The Museum School Scholarship Fund provides tuition assistance to qualified, year-round Cape Cod residents ages 6 and up. Click here to apply.

Cancellation policy: CCMoA must be notified 1 week prior for refund.


  • Pricing Options

    From $125.00 to $150.00
    • $150.00
    • $125.00




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