Inspired Watercolor Prep Course

Diane Flick, Artist & Art Teacher

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11 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. 01 Introduction

      1:36
    • 2. 02 Materials

      1:17
    • 3. 03 Mixing

      2:20
    • 4. 04 Wet into Wet 1

      1:02
    • 5. 05 Wet into Wet 2

      0:58
    • 6. 06 Blending Edge

      2:25
    • 7. 07 Shadow Blending

      0:55
    • 8. 08 Textures

      1:23
    • 9. 09 Thin Lines 1

      1:30
    • 10. 10 Thin Lines 2

      0:59
    • 11. 11 Recap

      0:33

About This Class

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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