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Watercolor Mixing for Beginners

Diane Flick, Artist & Art Teacher

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32 Videos (1h 29m)
    • 1.1 Introduction

      1:07
    • 1.2 Prep

      1:36
    • 1.3 Mindset

      2:00
    • 1.4 Materials

      2:52
    • 1.5 Techniques Part 1

      4:10
    • 1.6 Techniques Part 2

      4:14
    • 2.1 Intro - Primary Colors

      0:37
    • 2.2 Yellow

      6:56
    • 2.3 Red

      2:30
    • 2.4 Blue

      3:22
    • 3.1 Intro - Secondary Colors

      0:53
    • 3.2 Orange

      3:54
    • 3.3 Green

      4:44
    • 3.4 purple

      2:58
    • 4.1 Intro - Tertiary Colors

      0:48
    • 4.2 Yellow-Orange

      4:48
    • 4.3 Yellow-Green

      2:31
    • 4.4 Blue-Green

      2:44
    • 4.5 Blue-Purple

      2:33
    • 4.6 Red-Purple

      2:29
    • 5.1 Intro - Complementary Colors

      0:38
    • 4.7 Red-Orange

      1:47
    • 5.2 Yellow-Purple

      5:56
    • 5.3 Purple-Yellow

      4:57
    • 5.4 Red-Green

      3:06
    • 5.5 Green-Red

      3:25
    • 5.6 Orange-Blue

      2:48
    • 5.7 Blue-Orange

      1:09
    • 6-1 Yellow-Purple Center

      2:05
    • 6.2 Red-Green Center

      2:42
    • 6.3 Blue-Orange Center

      2:12
    • 7.1 Recap

      0:46
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About This Class

In this course, you'll learn how to mix purposeful colors in watercolor and how to apply them on paper. We'll learn how to achieve different saturations (color intensities) and values (lightness and darkness) in addition to creating the various hues on a standard color wheel. 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, onto adding water and color to your mixing tray, 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 to create any color you desire using watercolor paints.

What are the requirements?

  • This class requires an open mind and an enthusiasm for learning to mix watercolor paints.
  • This class is for beginners, no experience is necessary.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will be able to mix any color you'd like in watercolor.
  • You will learn how to adjust saturation (intensity) and value (lightness or darkness) of your watercolor paints.
  • You will learn how to apply small areas of watercolor to paper.
  • You will learn how to avoid frustrating pitfalls that common when beginning watercolor mixing.

What is the target audience?

  • The complete beginner or the watercolor dabbler who wants to acquire skills in basic watercolor mixing.

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Diane Flick

Artist & Art Teacher

Diane Julia Flick majored in art during college and went on to graduate school, receiving her M.A. in Humanities with a creative study emphasis in 2001. She has been making art her whole life and teaching art to children and adults since 2005. She loves to share this joy with folks who are interested in the same.

In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family and friends, playing her ukulele, dancing, and wearing wigs while talking about herself in the third person. Though truth...

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