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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.


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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. ♥️
This was a wonderful class. I am so glad that I took it. Irina was so thorough in teaching all the skills needed and taught some things I have not been taught in any other class on watercolor. Irina is an excellent teacher with a lovely calming voice which really does help when you are trying to learn a new skill and feel a little intimidated. I would highly recommend her class and am off to take another!





Irina Trzaskos

Watercolor Artist & Illustrator

 I am so delighted and overjoyed - so many of you participated in Watercolor Spring art contest. Thank you so much for all your beautiful entries! It wasn't easy to choose and there will be more contests and giveaways in future. The winner of the main prize 1 year of Skillshare premium membership is talented artist Purple Sparrow . Also, I will be sending some special prizes from my studio to Anna Krupa & Joanne Braunack . Congratulati...

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