Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Watercolor & Gouache

Teacher: Stephanie Barr


Course Description:

Watercolor and gouache painting techniques, once learned, can travel with students throughout life as a means of relaxation, documentation and connection. This class begins with a study of the basics in watercolor techniques and builds upon itself each week. Students will begin creating postcard sized abstract artworks to learn techniques and gradually work into creating larger works as the year progresses. At various times throughout the year we will alternate painting supplies to use gouache paints as a means of comparing and contrasting the two while creating unique artworks and interesting compositions. As students learn to paint with watercolor and gouache, they will build drawing skills, learn to create interest through composition, to add texture and learn about perspective, color theory, elements and principles of art. Students will gain project planning skills, practice mindfulness, and resilience while painting. All supplies, including paints, brushes, and paper are included in supply fees. 


Copy fee: $50.00 (check written to Stephanie Barr due at Orientation or the first class attended)


Tuition fee: $400.00 ($40.00/month for 10 months - August-May or $45.00/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)

Stephanie Barr
B.F.A., Art Education, VCU
Arts in Healthcare, University of Florida

Stephanie graduated from VCU with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Art Education and is certified K-12. She created a homeschool arts program at the Petersburg Area Art League while homeschooling her 3 boys. In 2015, Stephanie left the art league and started Pens, Paper & Paint LLC, a mobile arts education business, serving families throughout the Richmond region. In 2019, she completed a rigorous Arts in Healthcare program at UF and began delivering quality visual arts programming to senior living and dementia care residents in the area. Stephanie has two homeschool graduates (2019, 2021), a 9th grader currently attending Bridge Academy and is an active member of Second Branch. In her spare time, you can find Stephanie in her flower beds, creating mixed media art pieces and enjoying the area's arts and cultural events. 
Classes: Discovering Art (1st-2nd grade), Art Adventurers (3rd-4th), Art Explorers (4th-5th), Cell Phone Photography (6th-8th), Fine Arts & Crafts (7th-12th), Fiber Art (8th-12th), and Watercolor & Gouache
Contact at: penspaperpaint@gmail.com