Watercolor & Journaling

Jean’s in person sessions have been pivoted to remote sessions due to COVID 19.

The practice of keeping a watercolor journal helps to nurture our creative spirit, and keeps the wildness alive inside us! Come join us as we combine words with our sketches and paintings. This is where we do our thinking and exploring. We’ll play with the paint and then write about it. Create a Haiku and then illustrate it. Word salads and word whittling, painting our feelings and the abstract!

Friday sessions are on line via email and video.
$15/session advanced registration recommended

2020 Sessions:
June 12, 26

July 10, 24

Aug 7, 21

For questions and to sign up contact Jean @ jean@jeanwarren.com 

Video sample of previous class

Jean holds a BA in Art Education and has been painting and teaching for over 35 years. Her paintings are included in public, corporate, and private collections and she is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, California Watercolor Association, and the Society of Layerists in Multi-Media. Jean has recently joined Healdsburg Center for the Arts as an exhibiting artist.


Materials List  


Healdsburg Center for the Arts 


  • Please bring sketches (preferable) or your own photos to work from.
  • Bring your usual watercolor supplies or the following suggested items:
    • Watercolor Sketchbook, 9×12 or 11×14, 140lb
      Online: Dick Blick – Canson Montval Art Book, 11×14, 140lb
      Cheap Joes – American Journey, Sanders Waterford paper, 9×12, 140lb
      Or any you can find in stores. Do not get the blocks (edges glued together).
    • Watercolor palette- I like John Pike, Alvin or a butcher tray
    • Watercolor tube paints- any red, yellow, blue (warm & cool of each)
      Winsor Newton, Holbein, Daniel Smith, Schmincke, or Graham
      My favorite triad: Winsor Blue (red shade), Winsor Red, New Gamboge
      I also use- Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Manganese Blue, Carmine, Permanent Rose, Scarlet Lake, Perinone Orange, Raw Sienna, Aureolin, Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Winsor Green, Green Gold, Sap Green, Permanent Green Light
    • Watercolor brushes- #12 or 16 round, 2” wash flat, 1” aquarelle flat, #20 large round, (synthetics are good)
  • Water container, spray bottle
  • Paper towels or rags
  • Pencils- HB, 2B, 6B
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Optional- w/c crayons, w/c pencils, waterproof pens 
  • Sources: 

Art & Soul, Sebastopol
Riley Street Art Supplies, Santa Rosa
Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff www.cheapjoes.com

Questions: jean@jeanwarren.com or 707-875-9240
Website: www.jeanwarren.com