Make a Splash: Get Wild with Watercolor

Jen Dixon, Abstract and figurative artist, tutor.

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7 Videos (1h 29m)
    • Introduction and Materials

    • First Things First: Base Washes

    • Basic Techniques and Vocabulary

    • Special Effects and Uncommon Tools

    • Putting It All Together

    • Final Thoughts and Thank You

    • Bloopers!

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About This Class


This is a class for everyone. Let's get messy.


In this class, we’ll go from laying down basic washes, to learning how to use types of backruns to our advantage, glazing, dry brush, and more.

Once we’ve nailed those techniques, we’ll further explore much wilder effects using backruns, special effects, and unusual tools. You’ll build your confidence with creating uninhibited watercolour effects which you can then fearlessly use in your art.

It’s time to stop trying to tame your paint, so let’s make a splash and get wild with watercolours.

Let's get started!




66 of 66 students recommendSee All

great class as usual!!
Cheryl Oed

Feng Shui Consultant, Instructor

Very interesting! I recommend for good play!
If you are looking for a class to explore various watercolor techniques that you can use for creating abstract art, this is it! Jen, as usual, does an excellent job of demonstrating and explaining techniques and tools. This class will inspire you to create your own artwork.





Jen Dixon

Abstract and figurative artist, tutor.

Jen Dixon works mostly in mixed media abstract and figurative painting. She is also an illustrator, writer, and teaches privately both groups and individuals. Originally from Indiana, she now lives in a windy village on the North Cornwall coast of England.

Having led her first drawing classes at the age of six, she continued with art throughout her school days by selling portraits and sign-painting for local businesses. She taught art to young teens before achieving a degree in Industr...

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