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5 Videos (14m)
    • Brushes Intro

    • Brush Basics

    • Round Brushes

    • Variety of Brushes

    • Closing


About This Class


As the first part of the Confident Watercolors Series, Amarilys opens the conversation about brushes. These simple, mystical tools don't need to seem so mysterious. From wide to long, sharp to floppy, cheap to exhorbatant, brushes abound in variety. And yet they all hold several linking characteristics. Know the basics about your brushes and you'll feel more confident approaching your paintings. 

The goal of this class is to empower students with knowledge and a visual rolodex to paint bolder watercolors!

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As a creative person who used water colors before but not in a long long time I felt this class will be just right to get my basic knowledge in check & I was right! With simple explanations (that are perfect for everybody even without previous experience ) & such pleasant passion for art - Amarilys made me really excited about watercolors & about discovering skillshare :) Thank you for a lovely, easy first (among many to come) skillshare class , can't wait to enroll to your other classes asap!
Xenia B.

Make Up Artist & Creative Consultant

Amarilys brush class provides great information for new and experienced watercolorist. For us newbies it helps to know what type of brushes you might want to purchase and for those with more experience it helps remind you to get out of your comfort zone and try new brushes and strokes to improve your creativity. Wonderful teacher, helpful information!
Another wonderful class from Amyrylis.





Amarilys Henderson

Watercolor Illustrator, Design Thinker

I process on paper and I problem-solve with keystrokes.

As a commercial illustrator, I've had the pleasure of bringing the dynamic vibrance of colorful watercolor strokes to everyday products. My work is licensed for greeting and Christmas cards, art prints, drawing books, and home decor items. My design background influences much of my recent work, revolving around typography and florals. 

If anything describes me, it's that I'm an explorer. I am interested in how things work, often bouncing from the fine art world to vectors, from paint to textile patterns. I'm forever ignited by new ideas and projects, aiming to master them while enjoying the process.

While my professional work in illustration and wedding stationery are driven by trend, my personal work springs from my faith. Bold beauty and ingenuity are my aim every time.

Read a recent article about Amarilys' work by Many Shapes Art.