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intermediate and advanced watercolors 
instructed by john tilley

Join instructor John Tilley for this 6-week course exploring the medium of watercolor! This class is best for students who have some experience painting in watercolor. During the six weeks, participants will create 3 paintings and will learn various techniques, such as wet-on-wet painting, working with a dry brush, shading, color mixing, and more. Students will supply all supplies. This class has a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 14. If the workshop does not meet the minimum, participants will be refunded. This class is for participants ages 18+.

Please email Mary Bell, Program Director, at with any questions. 

Kentuck workshops are non-refundable after the registration closes. If you would like to cancel before the deadline passes, please email or call 205-758-1257. If the class does not meet the minimum by the registration deadline and the workshop is cancelled, all participants will be refunded their registration fees.

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Age Range: 18+

Dates: Tuesdays, Aug. 1-Sept. 5, 2023

Times: 12:30-2:30 PM each Tuesday

Location: Kentuck's Studio 2 (Located in the Courtyard of Wonders; look for blue double doors!)

Tuition: $80Students must bring supplies

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This workshop is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

Meet the Instructor

John Tilley

John Tilley received his BFA in commercial art and MFA with a concentration in printmaking from the University of Alabama in the 1960s. However, he did not immediately jump into teaching art. For almost 35 years, he was the Director of Volunteer Service and Public Affairs Officer at the Tuscaloosa Veteran’s Administration Medical Center. He has been teaching watercolors for over 40 years. Tilley has taught for UA’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Shelton State Community College, and Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority. In recent years, John Tilley served as a Kentuck Artist in the Schools, demonstrating painting techniques to elementary students.

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