Your new favorite hobby is waiting! Watercolor painting teaches us to slow down and discover how the materials respond to different application techniques. It’s a meditative and freeing medium to unlock your creative style.

That’s why we’ve collected our five favorite watercolor tips from Skillshare teachers who’ve mastered the craft: from paint layering to gradient washes, these methods use items you likely already have in your home. And who knows where watercolor painting will take you? Once you develop this hobby, you may even turn your watercolor passion projects into your next side hustle.

Grab your watercolor set, a glass of water, and paper and click on the video below to get started!

Take your watercolor paintings even further by diving into these teachers’ classes: