Art for Kids & Beginners: Drawing and Watercolor Painting
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Art for Kids & Beginners: Drawing and Watercolor Painting

Learn How to Draw and Paint with Watercolors: 10 Simple Art Lessons Designed Especially for Kids and Beginners Ages 6+.
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4.6 (574 ratings)
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Created by Em Winn
Last updated 3/2020
English
Current price: $16.99 Original price: $24.99 Discount: 32% off
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 10 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Create 10 magnificent watercolor paintings.
  • Participate in an activity that cultivates critical thinking skills, develops hand-eye coordination, and encourages self-expression.
  • Apply the knowledge gained in this course to create unique masterpieces.
Requirements
  • Students will need a computer, tablet, or smart phone, and an internet connection.
  • Students will need a printer (optional, to print drawing exercises).
  • Materials and Supplies needed for this course are listed in the Course Summary, and also in Lecture 3.
  • Bring it: A desire to create some delightful works of art!
Description

Are you looking for a beginning art course for your child? 

Would you like an experienced art teacher guiding your child through the creative process?

The Art for Kids: Drawing and Watercolor Painting course may be just what you are looking for! Designed with beginners in mind, this course is perfect for children ages 6+. With a total of 10 fun and unique animal cartoony art projects, your child will learn the skills to create masterpieces of their own long after the course is complete.

There are two steps in each art project:

  • Step 1: Drawing

  • Step 2: Painting

The teaching process used for the drawing portion of the project is a kid-tested, step-by-step method that will both inspire and delight your child into drawing action! This process involves organizing shapes and lines together until a recognizable outcome is achieved.

After students complete the drawing portion of their project, they will move onto painting the project. Students will learn basic watercolor techniques and apply these techniques to complete their project. The Art for Kids: Drawing and Watercolor Painting course is designed to give young children the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking.

++This course was updated in March, 2020!

Supplies and materials needed for this course:

  • watercolor paper

  • watercolor paints

  • paintbrush

  • permanent marker (Sharpie marker works great)

  • crayons

  • markers

  • pencil with eraser

  • paper towels

  • salt

  • small paper plate

  • bowl of water

I would love to hear from you.

Please let me know if you have questions, comments, or suggestions. I will get back to you ASAP.

About the Instructor:

My name is Miss Em and teaching art to children is what I love to do! I pride myself on creating dynamic, meaningful, and engaging art lessons that are taught in a relaxing and joyful way. I have nearly 20 years teaching experience in the elementary classroom and in the art studio, and I feel that I have a good grasp on how to create an environment that makes children feel happy, motivated, confident, and successful.

I look forward to seeing both you and your child in this Art for Kids course.

Let the creative fun begin!

Who this course is for:
  • This is a beginning drawing and watercolor painting course designed for ages 6+.
  • No drawing or painting experience necessary.
Course content
Expand all 30 lectures 03:12:29
+ Introduction, Course Objectives, Goals and Examples
4 lectures 08:05

In this video, you will meet your instructor, learn who will benefit from this course and what this course is about, and see examples of completed projects.

Preview 02:06

This video will review what supplies and materials are needed for this course.

Preview 03:10

This document is a list of supplies and materials that are needed for this course. It may be downloaded and printed.

Printable: Supplies You Will Need for This Course
1 page

This video will describe in detail how to complete Drawing Exercises.

To access Drawing Exercises, click on the blue 'Resources' button at the top-right of each video, you can then download to your computer and print!

How to Complete Drawing Exercises
02:49
+ Let's Create a Sneaky Garden Cat!
2 lectures 17:18

In this video, you will learn how to draw a Kitty Cat. I will teach you step-by-step. Remember, you can pause the video at any time if you need to.

Step 1: Drawing a Garden Cat
10:01

In this video, I will teach you basic techniques for painting your Garden Cat. Remember, you can pause the video at any time if you need to.

Step 2: Painting a Garden Cat
07:17
+ Let's Create a Surfin' Koala!
2 lectures 16:31

In this video, you will learn how to draw a Surfin' Koala. I will teach you step-by-step. Remember, you can pause the video at any time if you need to.

Preview 09:28

In this video, I will teach you basic watercolor techniques to complete your Surfin' Koala. Remember, you can pause the video at any time if you need to.

Preview 07:03
+ Let's Create a Festive Elephant!
2 lectures 16:02

In this video, we will learn how to draw an Elephant. I will teach you step-by-step. Remember, you can pause the video at any time if you need to.

This project was inspired by a lesson on the amazing website artprojectsforkids dot org. Check out this site for super-cool lessons for kids.

Step 1: Drawing an Elephant
09:41

In this video, I will teach you basic watercolor techniques to complete your Elephant. Remember, you can pause the video at any time if you need to.

Step 2: Painting an Elephant
06:21
+ Let's Create a Sea Turtle!
2 lectures 20:20

In this video, we will learn to draw a cool Sea Turtle. I will teach you step-by-step, so you can follow right along with me. Remember, you can pause the video at any time if you need to.

Step 1: Drawing a Sea Turtle
06:39

In this video, I will teach you basic watercolor techniques to complete your Sea Turtle. Remember, you can pause the video at any time if you need to.

Step 2: Painting a Sea Turtle
13:41
+ Let's Create a Scottie Dog!
3 lectures 14:50

Learn about the project we will create and the supplies and materials you will need for this project. Bonus Lesson!

Introduction to This Project and Supplies You Will Need
02:33

In this video, we will learn to draw a cool Scottie Dog. I will teach you step-by-step, so you can follow right along with me. Remember, you can pause the video at any time if you need to.

Step 1: Draw a Scottie Dog and Background
05:38

In this video, I will teach you basic watercolor techniques to complete your Scottie Dog. Remember, you can pause the video at any time if you need to.

Step 2: Watercolor Paint the Scottie Dog and Background
06:39
+ Let's Create a Funny Bunny!
2 lectures 17:27

In this video, we will learn to draw a Bunny Rabbit. I will teach you step-by-step, so you can follow right along with me. Remember, you can pause the video at any time if you need to.

Step 1: Drawing a Bunny
08:41

In this video, I will teach you basic watercolor techniques to complete your Bunny Rabbit. Remember, you can pause the video at any time if you need to.

Step 2: Painting a Bunny
08:46
+ Let's Create a Dancing Owl!
3 lectures 20:53

In this video, we will learn to draw a neato Dancing Owl. I will teach you step-by-step, so you can follow right along with me. Remember, you can pause the video at any time if you need to.

Step 1: Drawing an Owl
07:36

In this video, I will teach you basic watercolor techniques to complete your Owl. Remember, you can pause the video at any time if you need to.

Step 2: Painting an Owl
07:29

In this video, we will learn how to apply details to our Dancing Owl with markers.

Step 3: Marker Detail on Owl
05:48
+ Let's Create a Jolly Giraffe!
2 lectures 13:35

In this video, we will learn to draw a Giraffe. I will teach you step-by-step, so you can follow right along with me. Remember, you can pause the video at any time if you need to.

Step 1: Drawing a Giraffe
07:47

In this video, I will teach you basic watercolor techniques to complete your Giraffe. Remember, you can pause the video at any time if you need to.

Step 2: Painting a Giraffe
05:48
+ Let's Create a Perky Peacock!
2 lectures 23:53

In this video, we will learn how to draw a Pretty Peacock. I will teach you step-by-step, so you can follow right along with me. Remember, you can pause the video at any time if you need to.

Step 1: Drawing a Peacock
14:55

In this video, I will teach you basic watercolor techniques to complete your Peacock. Remember, you can pause the video at any time if you need to.

Step 2: Painting a Peacock
08:58