Watercolor and Mixed Media

Ana Victoria Calderón, Artist

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9 Videos (2h 45m)
    • Trailer

      1:54
    • Supplies

      5:47
    • Blocking Space/White over watercolor

      12:19
    • Negative Space

      18:31
    • Masking Fluid

      31:18
    • White Ink

      12:22
    • Clouds Activity

      30:56
    • Experimental Watercolor Extra

      18:17
    • Final Project!

      33:07

About This Class

Welcome to my second Skillshare class! This class is aimed towards intermediate level watercolor users. 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. 

Here I will show you how to achieve great results painting in negative space, using either your pulse and precision skills, or masking fluid, as well as techniques for using white paint (ink or acrylics) over you watercolors. 

I also demonstrate a variety of paintings I have created and explain why and how I used certain techniques.

I addition, we will dive into experimental watercolor even more, using different mediums and household supplies, including masking fluid, acetone (nail polish remover), thick grain salt… to name a few!

By the end of this class you will be able to complete an AMAZING watercolor illustration, using the various techniques we have learned. You will also begin to train your watercolor brain to think in layers and sections.

Happy to have you here!

Class Layout: 

- Supplies 

what are we using and how?

- Blocking Space 

Using masking fluid vs negative space and when to use ink over watercolor 

- Negative Space Exercise 

- Masking Fluid Exercise 

- Using Acrylic/Ink Over Watercolor 

- Experimental Textures 

- Cloud Practice

-Final Project (using all the techniques we learned)

- Painting Clouds 

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I love Ana's classes. Fresh ideas and they always leave room for your own creativity!
Love this class. Ana teaches the BEST watercolor classes.
Great and very accesible class to try new techniques and media. I like how you first practice the different parts and then bring it all together in the final project. Makes you practice more and that's the best way to learn!

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My name is Ana Victoria Calderón, 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 5 years I have developed a signature watercolor technique, which I am very excited to share with you here today!

I teach a few in person workshops a year, sell my art prints and product online and work with great clients such as Galison, Papyrus, Up With Paper, Studio Oh!, Demdaco and Design Design! We also run a small wedding and stationery studio, where you can create personalized illustrations using our signature events catalog.

To see more of my work, please visit anavictoriana.com, and my Instagram account to see what I’m up to!