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Watercolor Treasures of the Sea

Chris V, Artist, Designer, Maker

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10 Videos (1h 7m)
    • Intro

    • Tools & Materials

    • Project Inspiration

    • Simple Coral- Beginners Level

    • Fish- Beginners Level

    • Jellyfish- Intermediate Level

    • Starfish- Intermediate Level

    • Seahorse- Intermediate/Advanced Level

    • Shell with Seascape

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class


The sound of the surf, the feel of the sand under my feet, the sun sparkling on the water like a million tiny diamonds...  If you're like me, you will be inspired after a day at the beach.  It makes me want to get out my paints and create something as beautiful as my ocean experience.  After a summer of fun and sun, I am so excited to share with you how I have painted some of may favorite Treasures of the Sea.  

From simple paintings with clean backgrounds, to more complex subject matter with detailed backgrounds, this class has something for everyone.  Whether you are a beginner or an experienced watercolor artist, you can find an engaging project to paint.  Then upload your project in the Your Project page to share your process, to get feedback or just for fun.  It's a great community and I have learned so much by sharing my own projects!

If you are looking for some sketching help, my class Rough Sketches as a Finished Product covers some tips and basic techniques.  Look forward to see you in the class painting your own Treasures of the Sea!

21 of 23 students recommendSee All

I just loved watching the jelly fish come to live (with her female curves. So true that!) Another easy going class with sweet examples and fun techniques.
Lucy Lambriex

Photo & video teacher for the camera shy

I really enjoyed this beach-themed watercolor class! I appreciate that Chris included references, and projects for various skill levels :)
Jessica Sanders

Artist, Instructor, Designer

Had a great time painting the class project!
Mira Metzler

Mixed Media Artist





Chris V

Artist, Designer, Maker



(Intro video for my newest class Watercolor Fabric Swatches).

Hi... I'm Chris, a designer, illustrator and maker. I've been creating since I could hold a pencil, so I'm really passionate about art and design.  I'm also passionate about sharing what I have learned as a life-long artist.  I'm a believer in adding beauty to this world, and what better way to do that, than teaching others how to create!!  


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