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Time to Create: Start a Daily Painting Practice

Heather Ota, Take time to create

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8 Videos (18m)
    • Introduction

    • FInding Time

    • FindingSpace

    • Communicate

    • Watercolor supplies

    • Oil Supplies

    • Watercolor

    • Oil Painting


About This Class

Start a Daily Painting Practice

This class is perfect for beginning or intermediate students that need help getting started or want to return to painting on a regular basis. The focus of the class is on time management and organization with a brief watercolor and oil painting demonstration. Materials and techniques will be briefly discussed.

In this short class, you will learn how to:

  • Evaluate your daily schedule

  • Eliminate time wasters

  • BLOCK out time just for you

  • Create a work space

  • Gather your materials

  • Start a painting

Class Project:

Paint a small still life, landscape, or abstract painting in either watercolor, acrylic, or oil and share your work in the project section of this class.


Materials List for Watercolor

Materials List for Oil Painting

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17 of 17 students recommendSee All

I learned that I don't need to have a big studio to start painting and that practicing on a regular basis is the best way to improve and learn.
I've been painting for many years but what wowed me was that I learned many new things watching this video and I can't wait to pick up my brushes, and paper or canvas again. It was very helpful!
Really great class heather.... great tips, great advice and I really liked the videos.
Dave Meade

Skillshare Coach- Live A More Productive Life





Heather Ota

Take time to create

Hi, I am Heather Winterling Ota, an painter and surface pattern designer living the Pacific Northwest.

I have been painting since the summer of 1979. As an Environmental Studies student, I discovered the joy of painting and quickly applied to art school, and switched my major to painting and drawing. I still love the environment and do what I can to help preserve this beautiful land we live in.

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University in Drawing and Pain...

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