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Grow as an Artist: How to Pick a Paint Brush

Donna Jean Engstrom, Mixed Media Artist and Creative Explorer

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12 Videos (29m)
    • Brushes Intro

    • Brushes Construction

    • Brush Hair

    • Snappy Brush

    • Brush Shapes

    • Brush Sizes

    • Brush Prices

    • Best Brush for Your Medium

    • Brand Names to Trust

    • Test Your Knowledge

    • Bonus Live Video 1

    • Bonus Live Video 2


About This Class

Do you stand in front of huge brush displays, scratching your head?  

  • Which brush is best for watercolor painting?  Acrylics?  Oils?
  • What does 'bristle brush' mean, don't they ALL have bristles?
  • Whoa! This one little brush is $15 - why is that?
  • Does it matter which brand I buy?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this class is for you. 

I owned an art materials retail store for eleven years and gained a wealth of information on all the different art materials. As a painter, I have a deep understanding of the different types/brands of brushes and which are best to use for different media.

For over ten years I painted landscapes using oil paint. I taught myself to watercolor and then moved on to painting with acrylics (which is my medium of choice).

You will learn:

  • When to pick a natural hair and when a synthetic brush will do.
  • Basic brush shapes and what each is used for.
  • How to choose the right brush for your painting medium.
  • The difference between a $2 brush and a $15 brush (and which to choose).








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Donna Jean Engstrom

Mixed Media Artist and Creative Explorer

I've been an artist and teacher for over 30 years. Yikes! That's a long time, eh? Well worth every single minute. I love teaching and bringing the joy of creating to those who think they can't. You know who you are, 'can't draw a stick figure' come to mind?

My classes are easy to follow, full of encouragement with a dose of challenge, and based on my many years of teaching drawing, painting, collage, and bookmaking classes.

I'm a signature member of the National Collage Society...

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