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Green Tree
Watercolor Painting Classes
Watercolor Painting Classes are taught by Teri Geever.
Students are responsible for providing
their own supplies listed below.
Green Tree Summer 2021
4-week session on Tuesdays
July 6, 13, 20, 27 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Green Tree Fire Hall - 825 Poplar Street in Green Tree
Class Focus: Dry, Wet, Damp
Dry, Wet, Damp is designed to help students understand how the moisture content of watercolor paper interacts with watercolor paints. Students will complete painting exercises with undiluted and diluted watercolor paints on dry, wet, or damp watercolor paper. After completing the weekly painting exercise, students will create an individual painting on dry, wet, or damp watercolor paper. To culminate the course, students will plan and execute an individual painting, which includes dry, wet, and damp areas in a single painting.

Please bring your watercolor painting supplies to the first class. A list of supplies are listed below. Better quality 100% cotton watercolor paper is recommended for this class. Please bring a collection of drawings and photos to use as a reference for your paintings.

The four-week class will meet on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Green Tree Fire Hall, 825 Poplar St. The first class will be on July 6th. Limit of 15 persons for the class. Registration accepted on a first come, first served basis.

The price of the class is $55.00 for residents of Green Tree Borough and $70.00 for non-residents. Make checks payable to Green Tree Borough. The check and registration form must be mailed together or delivered in person to Green Tree Administrative Office, 10 West Manila Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15220.

Click here to download the registration form for the Summer Watercolor Painting Class.


140-lbs. (weight) Cold-press rag paper. 2 full sheets (22 inches x30 inches may be purchased from the instructor) Arches is a readily available popular brand. Paper may be purchased in blocks or as individual sheets. If using individual sheets you need a support (board) and masking tape.

  • Cerulean Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • French Ultramarine Blue or Ultramarine Blue
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Quinacridone or Permanent Rose
  • Cadmium Red
Please buy professional quality paint. Look for Artists' Water Color when purchasing paint. Some professional quality brands include Da Vinci, Holbein, Schmincke, Winsor & Newton, Sennelier, Maimeri and American Journey. Feel free to add colors. You may want to include white, black, green, orange, indigo, turquoise, etc.

Natural hair brushes (sable) are best for applying paint to the paper. You may buy synthetic brushes to save money. Round # 5, # 8 and # 12
Flat 1/2 and 1 inch.

Synthetic hair brushes are good for lifting paint from the paper.
Flat 1/2-inch

Support for paper (if individual sheets), masking tape, pencils, eraser, palette, water container. Additional supplies you may want to have available include paper towels, tissues, sponges, drawing and tracing paper, and reference photos or drawings.

Teri Geever has been teaching painting classes through adult education programs for many years including at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (2007 - 2013) and Community College of Allegheny County (2003 - 2014). Teri draws on her background in both painting and education to create classes that challenge students to expand their technical and expressive possibilities when painting. Teri is a member of the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and exhibits her paintings regionally and locally.

Teri received a Bachelor of Science degree in Textile Design from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (Philadelphia University) in 1980. Teri later completed a program for Art Education Certification at Carlow College and in 1996 Teri received a Master of Arts in Art Education from the University of Pittsburgh.

Teri has studied with many nationally recognized artists including Linda Fruhwald, Frank Webb, Marilyn Hughey Phillis, Don Andrews and Skip Lawerence.

Teri lives in the greater Pittsburgh area with her husband and twin sons. Teri enjoys sharing her love of drawing and painting with others through teaching. In her paintings, Teri enjoys playing with shapes, colors and values that express her thoughts and feelings about the subject. Teri also enjoys calligraphy and Asian Brush Painting.