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Studio: Painting – Watercolor

Explore the unique qualities of watercolor as you investigate traditional and alternative watercolor techniques, historical and contemporary watercolor artists, and strategies and tools for implementing watercolor in your classroom and personal practice.

Watercolor is a unique painting medium with transparent and fluid qualities unlike any other. Throughout this course, participants will engage with visual journaling and watercolor exploration processes to develop their understanding of the medium within the context of both their personal art practice and professional teaching practice. Participants will investigate traditional and alternative watercolor techniques, watercolor-specific approaches to color theory and compositional design, historical and contemporary watercolor artists, and strategies and tools for implementing watercolor in their classrooms.

See the course syllabus and Graduate Catalog for more details.

Required Materials

Watercolor Materials List

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition. ISBN 978-1-4338-3216-1

Additional Materials

  • Computer with basic audio and video output equipment
  • Internet access (broadband recommended)
  • Basic computing skills (see AOEU’s Technology Requirements)
  • Access to AOEU’s online learning platform, Brightspace, to view the course content, submit assignments, and engage in discussion (provided)
  • A Google Drive account (not provided by AOEU)
  • Word-processing platform (Microsoft Office, Pages, Google Docs)
Graduate Credits
All courses will now close at 11 PM Central time on the 27th of each month. Graduate Credits 3 Graduate Credits
Price Graduate Credit $1197.00
Mon 8 Sun
Mar 6 Weeks Apr 30
Upcoming Course Run Dates
Mar 6 Apr 30
May 1 Jun 25
Jun 5 Jul 30
Jul 3 Aug 27
AOEU Course Code
Morningside Course Code
EDUC500 AOE032

Course Objectives

  • Develop, enhance, and/or extend watercolor painting curriculum and instructional materials.
  • Utilize concepts, processes, instructional best practices, and media-specific techniques to create authentic artworks.
  • Investigate contemporary and historical perspectives specific to watercolor.
"I felt this course not only gave me more skills, tools, and techniques I can apply directly to my class, but it also helped me grow as a teacher and artist. "
Jaime S., NE
"This is a very great course that taught us techniques and how to apply them to our classroom setting."
Jillian M., MA

What do past course participants think?

Hundreds of art teachers have taken the course Studio: Painting – Watercolor. Here’s what they actually think — without cherry-picking.
(12-month rolling average from all post-course survey respondents – Updated 1/28/2021)


Course content was relevant and current.


Instructor was knowledgeable and provided value-added contributions.


I achieved the goals I set at the beginning of the course. 

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