Watercolor

In most beginner-level art classes, the teacher gives students an example of a still life settign and just tells the students to start painting. But that doesn’t answer the dozens of questions that beginners and amateurs have about how to use watercolors. Tubes or pan paints? What kind of paper and brushes are best? Damp paper or dry? How do I get those glowing effects without creating muddy lagoons?

The Watercolor for Absolute Beginners class is different. It’s designed from the start to “build in” success, with the right paper, paints, brushes, simple exercises, and patient instruction.

It’s the right course for you if…

if you’ve never painted before and you are sure that you “have no artistic talent”

if you’ve tried watercolor, but “just made a big mess”

if you’ve had some success with watercolor, but don’t know how to create the effects you’ve admired in watercolor books or in galleries

Unlike acrylics or oils, watercolor paints have a mind of their own — rich and juicy, yet unpredictable and hard to control. But learn to work with them, and they’ll do most of the work for you. You’ll study exactly how to handle the paints to get the beautiful effects only watercolor can provide.

Best artists in this genre:
  • Albrecht Durer
  • William Blake
  • J.M.W. Turner

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