Watercolor Painting

Whether you are curious about watercolor painting or whether you would like to hone the skills that you already have, you can explore the soft flow of watercolor, learn color theory, and learn application techniques in the Watercolor Painting Classes at ArtsConnect. In each class, a new painting and watercolor technique will be taught.

Beginning Watercolor Painting


Participants can begin working in watercolors on Mondays from 1-3 p.m. with Katherine Smith in the Art Room of the Springfield Township Community Art Center. The classes cost $85 for non-members and $76.50 for members.  Participants will be introduced to color theory, various mixing and glazing techniques, composition, and assorted subject matter. It is recommended that participants have some experience with representational drawing. 


Beginning Watercolor Painting - REGISTER HERE!
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Beginning Watercolor Session Dates  Day and Time Fee Register
Session 1  1/7 - 2/11/19 M 1-3 p.m. $85/$76.50 Register
Session 2 3/4 - 4/8/19 M 1-3 p.m.  $85/$76.50 Register
Session 3 4/29 - 6/3/19 M 1-3 p.m. $85/$76.50 Register
Session 4 8/19 - 9/23/19 M 1-3 p.m. $85/$76.50 Register
Session 5 10/14 - 1/18/19 M 1-3 p.m. $85/$76.50 Register

Intermediate and Advanced Watercolor Painting

Participants can enjoy watercolor class on Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m. with Roger Ross in the Art Room of the Springfield Township Community Art Center.  The classes cost $85 for non-members and $76.50 for members.  Participants will be introduced to a new image each class.  They will learn how to paint the image through a 45 minute demonstration.  Studio time to complete the image will follow.

Classes are held once a week, for a six week session. Class members are asked to bring their own paint supplies.

Intermediate and Advanced Watercolor Painting - REGISTER HERE!
Supply List for Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor Class:  Download Here

Intermediate and Advanced Session Dates Day and Time Fee Register
Session 1 1/9 - 2/13/19 W 1 - 3 p.m. $85/$76.50 Register 
Session 2 3/6 - 4/10/19 W 1 - 3 p.m. $85/$76.50 Register
Session 3 5/1 - 6/5/19 W 1 - 3 p.m. $85/$76.50 Register 
Session 4:  Watercolor  8/21 - 9/25/19 W 1 - 3 p.m. $85/$76.50 Register 
Session 5:  Watercolor  10/16 - 11/20/19 W 1 - 3 p.m. $85/$76.50 Register 
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Intermediate/Advanced Watercolor Instructor: Roger Ross

Roger Ross instructs with a 45 min demonstration, followed by an hour for students to apply what they have learned

Roger was born in Goldendale, Washington and attended the University of Washington, graduating with a B. S. and M. S. in Chemical Engineering.  After two years in the Army, he began his engineering career with Procter and Gamble at Long Beach, California.  In 1971, he moved to Cincinnati and in his spare time, for the next 10 years, took watercolor lessons from Ray Loos and Lou Austerman.  

After retiring from Procter and Gamble in 1998, he was able to pick up his idle brushes and spend more time on his watercolors, concentrating on landscapes, floral, and architectural subjects.  Since then he has studied with Eric Weigardt, Margaret Scanlan, Arne Westerman, Sam Holingsworth, Vola Lee, Bruce Neville, Ron Ranson, Tony Couch, Frank Webb, Homer Hacker, Mel Stabin, Susan Tregay, Dale Latinen, and Tom Fong.   

Roger is a member of the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society, The Queen City Art Club, The Ohio Watercolor Society, and the Art on Symmes Guild. In 2013 Roger won a Springfield Township Art contest where one of his pictures were displayed on 18 winter theme banners on Winton Road.

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Beginning Watercolor Instructor:  Katherine Smith

Katherine K. Smith is an artist, art educator, and the Education Director for ArtsConnect. She holds a B.F.A. from Wittenberg University and both a M.A. in Art Education and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Miami University. Her paintings and murals are found in homes, public buildings, and as illustrations in books and book covers. Her published writing is found in teaching, curriculum, and education journals. Katherine has served as an adjunct instructor for Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. She has taught curriculum leadership classes and Art Education classes for Elementary Education majors and has taught Art Appreciation for undergraduate students. Katherine also consults with Woodford Paideia Academy in Cincinnati Public Schools to assist with their integration of the arts into the classroom curricula. Prior to her university teaching, Katherine was a middle school art teacher at Tower Heights Middle School in Centerville, Ohio. Katherine has conducted research with ArtsConnect.

Class Cancellations & Weather Closings

A minimum of four students must be enrolled for the session prior to the stated deadline for the class to take place (maximum 12 students). The Springfield Township Senior and Community Arts Center follows Finneytown School District inclement weather closings. To verify closings, call 513-522-2108. 


Due to costs incurred in planning for art classes, full refunds will only be issued when the Arts Council cancels the class. Class cancellations made within 10 business days of the class start date are eligible for a refund, minus a $5 administration fee per student. Refunds will be made by check, not to a credit card. To notify us of a cancellation, please send an email to artsinfo@springfieldtwp.org. 


Checks are payable to ArtsConnect and can be mailed to 9150 Winton Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

For more information, call 522-2108