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

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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!

39 of 39 students recommendSee All

This class is amazing, we get to use different brush sizes and watercolor techniques. Really loved the results this class yielded, and finally got to achieve the stylished look on my watercolors (something I was longing for but could never get there). Thanks for this amazing class!!
Tânia Brochado

discovery, adventure, experimentation

Loved this class and your style of painting
Very clear and easy to follow. Slow enough for a beginner but not too repetitive or boring.





Audrey Ko

Watercolorist and Modern Calligrapher

I’m Audrey, owner of and creative behind Things Unseen Designs.

I believe that everyone is creative.

My mission is to spark the creativity in all of us.


I come from a family with creative roots. Both of my paternal grandparents were painters, my grandmother specifically with watercolors. My parents have a fondness for music...

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