Pausing for January, extended thru March 16 –“Watercolor for the FUN of it” with John Hopper



Classes have been put on hold Through January per GRF Board

2022 session starts on Wednesday, xxxx 6 to 8pm.

John Hopper’s “Watercolor Just for the FUN of it”

John’s Wednesday evening class is always a hit with both beginning and advanced watercolorists participating in a FUN and relaxed adventure in watercolor painting with John providing a variety of subjects, techniques and humor while you create amazing watercolor paintings. A new innovation is the inclusion of a Zoom connection in the classroom on your smartphone or iPad that shows the close up of what John is doing right in front of you along with an easy to hear explanation brush stroke by brush stroke.

This continuing session of classes offers beginners an easy-going, FUN and innovative approach to watercolor, and challenges more accomplished watercolorists to experiment with innovative techniques and subject matter from landscapes, seascapes, portraits and still life to “Open Flow” abstracts. Come, get in on the FUN!

“Watercolor Just for the FUN of it” starts Wednesday, January 19th and runs through February 23rd—six weeks—from 6 to 8pm. The six-class session is $90 for RAA Members. Non-Rossmoor residents can participate as guests, space permitting for $110.

To register for the session of classes and also pay the tuition online go to: Look for the button “View All Classes” then scroll down to “Watercolor for the FUN of it” class. You can register and pay online at this point.

Otherwise you may send a check made out to “RAA” with notation;

“Hopper watercolor” in memo line to:

John Hopper, 1109 Skycrest Drive #3, Walnut Creek, CA 94595.

You may also bring the check to the first class on 1/19/2022. You must email or call John before 1/15 to register for the class. Go to: for more information or call John at 925-284-5810.

John Hopper, Instructor

John works in oils, acrylics and watercolors. He is also an avid photographer. John owns his own graphic arts & advertising agency in Walnut Creek. Born in Seattle, John has won scholarships and awards for his painting and has been exhibited at Seattle Art Museum, Frederick & Nelson's, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA and numerous private galleries. Locally he has exhibited at Lafayette Studios, John Muir Hospital, Lafayette Art & Wine, and recently had a one-artist retrospect at Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church. John's work is part of a group exhibit at the Contra Costa County Office Building in Martinez through AC5 - Art Passages. He is a member of Lamorinda Arts Alliance, California Watercolor Association and Rossmoor Art Association. John also coducts watercolor classes on the Queen Mary2 and on Queen Elizabeth cruises for Cunard Lines. He is an instructor at Rossmoor and has "Watercolor Just for the FUN of it" classes on a continuing schedule. "Watercolor Just for the FUN of it" is the name of his current book.