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Essential Watercolor Techniques for Beginners

Irina Trzaskos, Watercolor Artist & Illustrator

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14 Videos (1h 30m)
    • Introduction

    • Watercolor Supplies: Paper

    • Watercolor Paint

    • Watercolor Brushes

    • Additional Supplies

    • Basic Techniques and Styles

    • Watercolor Wash

    • Blending

    • Transparency

    • Layering

    • Color Value

    • Brush Control Exercises

    • Special Effects in Watercolor

    • Last Thoughts

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About This Class

Watercolor is popular, unpredictable and absolutely magical. Also, it can be intimidating and challenging when you don't know the basics of this beautiful medium. In this class, I will show you the essential watercolor techniques needed to paint with confidence. The class is structured in small, easy to process segments of information. Take your time practicing and rewatch the videos as needed. Also, feel free to ask me any questions in the discussion section of the class. This class is suitable for beginners or for artists who would like to gain more confidence and clarity using the watercolor medium.

I have many project-based classes suitable to practice the skills you will learn during this class, I will list them below. Also, there are many amazing watercolor artists teaching here on Skillshare, so don't hesitate to watch their classes, practice is the key to beautiful results!

Welcome to the class and I can't wait to see your projects!

Wet on wet and layering techniques:

Blending Techniques:

Brush Control Exercises:

Happy Painting!

x Irina.


64 of 64 students recommendSee All

Excellent class!!
Irina is a wonderful teacher, her instructions are clear and thorough and her classes are very informational. I am learning a lot from her!
Lori J

Vivid colors make my heart happy

Irina is an outstanding teacher. I am new to watercolor painting and I feel that I am learning so much from Irina. I highly recommend her classes. ♥️





Irina Trzaskos

Watercolor Artist & Illustrator


Hi, I am Irina - watercolor artists and illustrator. I believe that life is a beautiful adventure.  I am from Moldova,  I work and live in Connecticut, US. I like sharing watercolor secrets through my classes, and one of my favorite things is being surrounded by creative, inspiring people.

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