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How to Paint: Watercolor Cacti & Succulents

Audrey Ko, Watercolorist and Modern Calligrapher

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9 Videos (1h 28m)
    • Welcome Video

    • Beaver Tail Cactus

    • Saguaro Part 1

    • Saguaro Part 2

    • Zebra Plant Part 1

    • Zebra Plant Part 2

    • Echeveria Part 1

    • Echeveria Part 2

    • Final Thoughts and Tips


About This Class

Welcome to "How to Paint: Watercolor Cacti & Succulents"!

The appeal of growing cacti & succulents has certainly grabbed hold of me as I bought my first plants last year. They're easy to grow and maintain, and so cute to look at!

In this class, you'll learn how to paint four of the most popular types of cacti & succulents in the loose style: beaver tail, saguaro, zebra plant, and echeveria. The loose style just means that we won't be sketching or painting realistically. Instead, we're going to have fun by applying basic watercolor techniques like wet-on-wet, glazing/layering, lifting, and dry brush to paint.


Grab your supplies and let's get started!

6 of 6 students recommendSee All

Great class! The instructions are clear and easy to follow. I like the real-time painting, too. I also like that it's easy to choose which cactus you want to paint, and watch those lessons. Thanks!
Jessica Sanders

Artist, Instructor, Designer





Audrey Ko

Watercolorist and Modern Calligrapher

Hello, I'm Audrey, a watercolorist, modern calligrapher, and owner of Things Unseen Designs.

My inspiration stems from nature, my faith, travels, and interactions with people. Through my work, you'll see how the inspiration comes to life.

I love watercolors in the loose floral and botanical style. I consider myself a lifelong learner and can't wait to apply watercolors to other subjects such as architecture, landscapes, and perhaps even portraits.

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