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Watercolor Gems & Jewelry

Ana Victoria Calderón, Artist

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6 Videos (2h 57m)
    • Watercolor Gems and Jewelry

      1:02
    • Supplies

      6:33
    • Warm Up Activities Part 1

      44:15
    • Warm Up Activities Part 2

      38:44
    • Gemstone Practice

      35:57
    • Final Project - Painting Jewelry

      50:52
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About This Class

Welcome to Watercolor Gems & Jewelry. This is my 4th skillshare class and is at an intermediate/advanced level where we will concentrate heavily on transparencies, layering and extra shine using white ink or acrylic paint. If you are a beginner, please take my first class: Modern Watercolor Techniques for Beginners, as we will be referring to basic techniques throughout this class. On that note, if you want to practice layering with watercolors in a precise way, I recommend you go over the Watercolor Textures warm up activities /texture swatches) and if you want to practice with white ink over watercolor, I highly recommend the white ink exercises in Watercolor and Mixed Media. Remember, you don't need to pay for each class, if you have a skillshare subscription you get complete access to all my classes :) Having said that, if you have taken my other classes you are 100% ready to dive into this shiny class!

I am very excited to share this technique with you and see everyone make it their own! We will start out with extremely simple warm up activities, then practice with a large gemstone, as we progressively work our way up to painting amazing pieces of jewelry.

You do not need to be an expert at drawing, I will teach you tricks for laying out your design if you are not much of a geometry or pencil drawing fan. All you need is the basics of watercolour painting and you are good to go!

Happy to have you here :D

Side note: this class was filmed in my beautiful hometown, Cancún, México!

Class Layout: 

  • Supplies
  • Warm Up Activities
  • Gemstone Practice
  • Final Project

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I loooove all of her classes, I learn a lot from them, and can use what I learn for my own projects. Gems seems so hard but now it feels like I can totally do this (with some more practice ;) ) Thanks!
Josien Brands

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This is just about the coolest class I've ever taken. So excited to dive in, do the exercises and then start playing with my new skills. The stuff in this class hits just about every one of my favorite things about art... watercolor, geometry, randomness mixed with precision... So inspiring!

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My name is Ana Victoria Calder?n, and I'm an American/Mexican artist based in Mexico City. I have a degree in Graphic Design with continued studies in Fine Arts. Over the past 7 years I have developed a signature watercolor technique, which I am very excited to share with you!

I teach a few in person workshops and creative retreats a year, sell my art prints and products online and license my art to amazing companies, including Hallmark, Papyrus, Demdaco and Trader Joe's. I also paint ...

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