What you’ll learn in this
This transparent water-based painting medium has
been enjoyed and used for centuries. Regardless of
your experience level, you will learn how to use materials
and all the techniques associated with watercolor.
You will see demonstrations, and we will discuss composition,
design, subject matter, and textures that lend
themselves to this
You will leave this course with knowledge of how
to use materials such as brushes, papers, and paint-towater
ratio. Focus will be given to inventing the medium
for yourself by learning to gain the right amount of
control for your style.
We will explore different washes: wet on wet, wet on
dry, dry on dry painting, in order to help you understand
how to make different textures while learning to control
the uncontrollable: water!
Important Things to Note:
•We will go over color theory and mix colors from the
primaries while learning to address highlights
and shadows by working without white paint.
•Projects within the course will focus on painting from
•It is beneficial to build a strong foundation in an observational
practice in order to understand composition
and design, negative space, color
changes from cool to warm, and using contrast
and layers to build a believable 3-dimensional
space on the paper.
- Teaching Resources
- Art Education Projects
- Materials: Adult Watercolor Class
- Materials: Born to Draw Children’s Art Drawing Program
- Materials: BTD Teachers Classroom List and by Child
- Materials: Classroom List for Step-By-Step Drawing
- Materials: Color Pencil Drawing and Rendering
- Materials: Drawing Basics
- Materials: Pastels
- Materials: Mixed Media
- Buy Materials at Dick Blick
- Art Room