Beginners Guide to Fine Art Waterclour

Adam Ragan

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11 Videos (55m)
    • Intro

      1:00
    • Supplies

      1:55
    • Brushs

      5:21
    • Paints

      3:01
    • Paper

      8:53
    • Class Project

      0:41
    • Layering Part 1

      11:10
    • Layering Part 2

      8:51
    • Washs

      8:51
    • Glazing

      4:37
    • Conclusion

      0:26

About This Class

This class is an introduction to the medium of watercolors. It is intended for beginners, and for those who may be familiar painting with watercolors.

For those who may have been exploring the world of watercolors, but are feeling stuck or are looking for new perspective in using this medium, I will share the things I'd wished I knew when I first started putting the brush to paper. For those who are just starting out, this class will walk you through good habits, practices, and methods as you explore this dynamic medium. 

This class will walk students through the choice of quality tools and mediums, and how to handle them with care. In doing this, both the tools and works of art will have longevity and retain their value.

You will learn:

  • Good habits and practices in handling your tools, paints, and paper.
  • What brushes to use and how to care for them.
  • Understanding paper quality and types, and how to handle your watercolor paper.
  • Selecting your palette based on color values.
  • What other tools and supplies to have on hand to make your life easier.

 Basic Techniques:

  • Basic washes.
  • How to create dynamic colors by glazing.
  • How to create beautiful textures in your washes.
  • Watercolor paper tearing techniques.

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What a great class, especially for beginners. Everything is very well explained and easy to understand.
Great class, calm and well explained, easy to follow. Great for begginers. Thank you very much Adam!
One of the best Skillshare watercolor lessons I've found! I learned so much: layering, washes, glazing. Thank you!

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Hello, I'm Adam.

I've been painting for over 15 years, and watercolors is still one of my favorite mediums to use. During this time, my love for art has also led me different avenues of artistic expression through illustration, graphic design, and photography.

I live in the beautiful province of British Columbia, with my awesome pup, Fabian.

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