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5 Videos (14m)
    • Brushes Intro

    • Brush Basics

    • Round Brushes

    • Variety of Brushes

    • Closing

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About This Class


As the first part of the Confident Watercolors Series, Amarilys opens the conversation about brushes. These simple, mystical tools don't need to seem so mysterious. From wide to long, sharp to floppy, cheap to exhorbatant, brushes abound in variety. And yet they all hold several linking characteristics. Know the basics about your brushes and you'll feel more confident approaching your paintings. 

The goal of this class is to empower students with knowledge and a visual rolodex to paint bolder watercolors!

305 of 310 students recommendSee All

Finally! Someone has shown me how all these brushes can be used, and now I’m eager to grab my brushes and experiment. Thanks, Amarilys!
Randy Meredith

Instructional Designer & Lettering Fan

Amarilys has such a pleasant teaching style. Great class with simple explanations and demonstrations :)
Bonnie Lecat

artist, designer

great details for a beginner





Amarilys Henderson

Watercolor Illustrator, Design Thinker

Hey there! I'm Amarilys. I process on paper and I problem-solve with keystrokes.

As a commercial illustrator, I've had the pleasure of bringing the dynamic vibrance of colorful watercolor strokes to everyday products. My work is licensed for greeting and Christmas cards, art prints, drawing books, and home decor items. My design background influences much of my recent work, revolving around typography and florals.

While my professional work in illustration is driven by t...

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