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Inspired Watercolor Prep Course

Diane Flick, Artist & Art Teacher

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11 Videos ()
    • 01 Introduction

    • 02 Materials

    • 03 Mixing

    • 04 Wet into Wet 1

    • 05 Wet into Wet 2

    • 06 Blending Edge

    • 07 Shadow Blending

    • 08 Textures

    • 09 Thin Lines 1

    • 10 Thin Lines 2

    • 11 Recap


About This Class


In this course, you'll learn a variety of techniques to paint with watercolor in order to create different effects. You will learn how to achieve different subtle blends, fine lines, and the mottled texture required for the 'Inspired Watercolor for Beginners' course. It is meant for the complete novice equipped with basic art materials.  It is also meant to be a concise, efficient class that offers lots of great information in a small amount of time.

You will be carefully supported and guided through the entire process, from discussing which materials you will need, to how to hold your brush, how much color or water to apply and how to manipulate it on paper, onto avoiding common missteps that may lead to frustration. 

When we are finished, you will walk away with a new set of skills you can use in many watercolor paintings, and specifically, to use in the 'Inspired Watercolor for Beginners' seashell painting class.

Supplies you will need:

  • Watercolor mixing tray
  • Jar of water
  • Watercolor tube paints (only one darker color needed for this course, a set of 10-12 colors is ideal for the next class, Inspired Watercolor for Beginners)
  • Brushes: Round watercolor brush size 8 / Fine liner size 0
  • Cold press watercolor paper (140#)
  • Test strips of watercolor paper
  • Tape and a board
  • Sponge or towel





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Diane Flick

Artist & Art Teacher

Diane Flick majored in art during college and went on to graduate school, receiving her M.A. in Humanities with a creative study emphasis in 2001. She has been making art her whole life and teaching art to children and adults since 2005. She loves to share this joy with folks who are interested in the same.

In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and friends, playing her ukulele, dancing, and wearing wigs while talking about herself in the third person. Though truth be told...

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