Watercolor Basics | Supplies & Techniques

Samantha Nielsen, Watercolor Artist | Urban Sketcher

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10 Videos (32m)
    • Intro to Watercolor Basics | Supplies and Techniques

    • Supplies for Success

    • Brush Strokes

    • Graded & Flat Wash

    • Wet on Wet & Lifting

    • Masking Fluid & Dry Brush

    • Tape Technique

    • Layering

    • Class Project

    • BLOOPERS! See you next time!


About This Class

Hello and welcome to my first Skillshare class! I am so excited to be able to share what I have learned on my artistic journey with you! Today we are starting from the beginning with watercolor basics. My goal with this class is to reach those who are at a beginner level and help minimize some of the fears of trying a new material!

In this class you will learn about:

  • Supplies (even down to brand name) that will help you be successful and what to look for when you go to an art store.
  • Different ways you can use one brush to make a variety of lines.
  • Watercolor techniques that will help bring your first painting to life such as: wash techniques, dry brush, masking fluid, tape techniques, lifting, and layering.

Lets dive in to the world of watercolor!


26 of 26 students recommendSee All

Fantastic !!
De Bulle Arts

Art is my passion

A very nice introduction for the absolute beginner.
Fun class.
Susan Palmquist

Author, Dream Inspirer and Writing Guru





Samantha Nielsen

Watercolor Artist | Urban Sketcher

Hi there! My name is Samantha Nielsen and I'm a watercolor artist and urban sketcher based in northern Minnesota. I majored in art education in college, and I've been teaching high school art for the past 2 years. I have spent the past 4 years sketching the world around me and bringing my sketchbook with me everywhere I go. I've also written and illustrated a book all about quick watercolor techniques!  I am so excited to share my knowledge of watercolor and urban sketching with YOU...

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