Basic information to get started in art -Tip and techniques
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Basic information to get started in art -Tip and techniques

Knowing what materials to use for your projects
3.9 (39 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
2,491 students enrolled
Created by Doris Charest
Last updated 7/2019
English
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This course includes
  • 42 mins on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • At the end of the course you should be able to choose materials with confidence and start painting.
Requirements
  • You should be able to know how to pick the materials you need when you go shopping.
  • You should be able to know how to pick a brush for your painting.
  • You should know how to pick the best paints for you and your project.
  • You should be able to pick a painting surface (canvas or paper) for your project.
Description

This course has all the basic information that you need to get started painting.  You will learn how to pick a canvas, acrylic paint and brushes. You will learn how to choose watercolour paper, brushes and paint. You will learn how to varnish your painting. You will learn many tips and tricks to painting that will help you become a better painter. 

Who this course is for:
  • New to art people who want to get started painting.
Course content
Expand all 16 lectures 42:19
+ Introduction
1 lecture 02:54

An introduction to what we will learn; basics such a brushes, pencils, canvases etc...  These are items everyone needs to learn when first starting.

Preview 02:54
+ Drawing techniques
3 lectures 09:55

An overview of materials you may need.

The materials
03:35

This is a way to transfer a drawing easily.  If you cannot draw, this really helps.

Preview 03:30

Markers really help with redefining shapes if ever you loose them underneath the paint.

Preview 02:50
+ Watercolour information
4 lectures 08:32

A review of watercolour papers and how to choose them.

Watercolour paper
03:54

Basic information about watercolour paint.

The paint -basic information
01:58

Here is how to choose your watercolour brushes.

Preview 01:20

Washing brushes well is an important part of painting.  Watch for tips.

Washing brushes for watercolour and acrylic
01:20
+ Acrylic information
3 lectures 05:53

Will you use a canvas, paper or board?  How to choose? Here are some tips.

Painting surfaces
02:22

Acrylic brushes are different from watercolour brushes.  Choosing them is reviewed.

Preview 01:41

A review of acrylic paint.

Paint
01:50
+ Basic art techniques that are good to know
5 lectures 15:05

Some good basic advice on colour mixing.  This is not detailed but more of an introduction.

1
05:25

Cropping is a great way to improve your composition.  Here are some tips.

Cropping
02:05

The focal point is the important part of your painting.  Here how to create a great focal point.

Focal point
03:37

A basic introduction to composition.  We talk about placement of shape and the golden mean.

Placement of shapes
03:10

A review of what we have learned.

Conclusion
00:48