Veil Painting and the Art of Transparent Color

An Introduction to Wet-on-Dry Watercolor Painting


with Van James 


Artist, Author, Educator 

Hawaii, USA

Join international teaching-artist, Van James, for this short course on watercolor painting. These three, one-and-a-half hour classes are for those interested in learning the basics of the wet-on-dry watercolor approach, popularly referred to as veil painting. There will be instruction in preparation, application, techniques in watercolor medium, essentials of color theory and future theme suggestions. We will aim at completing two pictures during this course so that participants may continue successful veil painting on their own. Note: recording is available to be rented for the missed session*.



Total Fee for Individuals

Rs. 9990 INR (Indian Participants)

$150 USD (International Participants)


What do you receive?

 -A total of 5 recordings of the sessions worth 6.5 hours



Van James is an international advocate for the arts and a guest tutor at numerous teacher training colleges and Steiner-Waldorf schools. He is a council member of the Visual Art Section of North America, land representative for the Anthroposophical Society in Hawai’i, mentor for the Academy of Himalayan Arts and Child Development, and a former long-time teaching artist at the Honolulu Waldorf School. He is editor of Pacifica Journal, as well as an active artist, graphic designer, and author of numerous books on culture and the arts, including:


  • Spirit and Art: Pictures of the Transformation of Consciousness

  • The Secret Language of Form: Visual Meaning in Art and Nature

  • Drawing with Hand, Head, and Heart: A Natural Approach to Learning the Art of Drawing

  • Painting with Hand, Head and Heart: A Natural Approach to Learning the Art of Painting

  • Teaching Art History: Engaging Adolescents in Art, Cultural History and the Evolution of Consciousness

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