The class will begin with a short overview of paper, paints, and tools before moving into a demo and discussion of different techniques. We will discuss how creating thumbnails can help with editing and overall design. Students will then be encouraged to create their own thumbnails, choosing a few to develop into more detailed paintings. This class is open to all levels, and exercises will be tailored to each student's comfort level. New watercolorists will be given a solid foundation from which to launch their exploration of watercolors, while more experienced artists will be pushed into new ways of thinking and playing. Students will leave with multiple botanical watercolor studies.