Adult Classes

Spring Watercolor Classes with Mary Horrigan (2023)

Local artist Mary Horrigan will offer adult watercolor classes at the Marlborough Arts Center on Tuesday and Thursday mornings starting March 2 and running through April 11. Classes will run from 10 AM until noon.

Tuesdays’ lessons are designed for “Basic Beginners.” This class starts with the very basics: brush handling, laying a wash, making simple shapes, controlling values, and mixing colors. Subject matter will include still life objects and landscape elements. Dates for this class are March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11. Thursdays’ lessons are designed for students with some basic experience in watercolor. This class assumes knowledge of the basics – laying a wash, controlling values, brush handling, and mixing colors. We will concentrate on composition, color theory, working from photos and still life setups. Dates for this class are March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6.

Material lists will be sent once the class is confirmed with enough students registered. Cost for the class is $120.00. Registration forms can be downloaded here, and a check mailed to The Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT 06447.

Mary Horrigan has taught watercolor classes for Manchester Community College, Middletown Adult Education, the Glastonbury Art Guild, the Guilford Art Center and for the Marlborough Arts Center. Her paintings have been exhibited in Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, and have won several awards. Contact Mary Horrigan at or leave a voice mail message at the Arts Center: 860-467-6353.

Classes are held at the Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT. This is a non-profit regional center for the arts and is a fully accessible facility with ample parking.