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Mon, Mar 27


Cape Cod Museum of Art

Introduction to Watercolor Painting with Stefanie Taranto

(4) Mondays, 3/27-4/24; 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.

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Introduction to Watercolor Painting with Stefanie Taranto
Introduction to Watercolor Painting with Stefanie Taranto

Time & Location

Mar 27, 2023, 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:

Introduction to Watercolor Painting with Stefanie Taranto

(4) Mondays, March 27 – April 24*, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.

Members $125 / Non-Members $150

*No class on Monday, April 17 in observance of Patriots' Day

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, they will be provided for you to use in the classroom.

The materials below are suggested for you to purchase so you can paint outside of 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 )
  • Paper will be discussed during the 1st class, but feel free to bring your own if you have a preference
  • Blue tape or artist tape
  • Masonite board to tape work 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.

Her current series are 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, 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.

She recently moved to Cape Cod, MA.

Stefanie received her BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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


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