Rock Painting for Beginners

Learn the Basics of this Fun Hobby!
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (146 ratings)
4,680 students
Rock Painting for Beginners
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (146 ratings)
4,680 students
The ability to learn how to create beautiful rock art with confidence

Requirements

  • The eagerness to learn the art of stone painting and decorating
Description

Rock Painting 101. 

All tools and step by step instructions provided, Including:

Where to find rocks

What Kind of Rocks to paint on

How to prepare your rocks

Basic Start Up Supplies List

Step by Step Project Tutorials

How To Protect Your Finished Rock

Stone carvings (Petroglyphs) and Rock paintings (Pictographs) date back tens of thousands of years. Though the tools and methods have changed, the desire to communicate through art remains and is as strong as ever. This course covers the basics and my "out of the box" techniques that I use to create unique stone art in my Home Decor and Design businesses.  

* Please Note! If you like a lot of talking, this course may not be for you. When I create art I get in a trance-like state and talking interrupts my flow. I do some voiceover introductions and descriptions here and there but this course is heavy on visual content. I do a lot of pop-ups on the screen that are full of helpful information and descriptions and I supply you with written resources as well. Also note, I will use the terms "stone" and "rock" interchangeably throughout this course. Also, I like to do things a little different than what is already out there, so I will NOT be doing any mandala designs. There are many great rock artists that have mastered that type of stone art. Here is a list of my favorites: Elspeth McLean, Maria Trujillo, Natasha Alexander, and F Sehnaz Bac.


Who this course is for:
  • anyone interested in learning the basics of rock painting
Course content
6 sections • 22 lectures • 39m total length
  • Introduction
    01:02
  • Introduction/Finding, Selecting, and Preparing Your Rocks
    00:12
  • Finding, Selecting and Preparing Your Stones
    01:04
  • Basic Supplies
    01:37
  • Projects Intro
    00:03
  • Project #1. Ladybug
    03:54
  • Project #2. Fish
    03:07
  • Project #3. Tree
    03:22
  • Project #4. Rock Monster
    04:09
  • Introduction to Paint Pouring
    00:28
  • Paint Pouring Basics: Project #5. Dirty Pour on Multiple Rocks
    08:35
  • Another Paint Pouring Video: Project #6. Multi- Color Paint Pour
    02:09
  • Project #7 Paint Pouring: "Swirl" Technique
    00:00
  • Project #8 Paint Pouring: "Ribbons" Technique
    00:00
  • Project #9 Paint Pouring with added Embellishments
    03:55
  • Project #10 Paint Pouring with Decoupage Technique
    03:01
  • Protect Your Painted Stones with a Brush on Varnish
    01:01
  • Protect Your Painted Stones with a Spray On Clear Gloss
    00:52
  • How to find the center of your stone
    00:00
  • Finishing the Bottom of the Rock
    00:53
  • Design Ideas
    00:00
  • Thank You!
    00:11

Instructor
Artist/Instructor
Rick Cheadle
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 3,949 Reviews
  • 31,550 Students
  • 5 Courses

Rick Cheadle is a mixed-media artist. Inspired by his longstanding fascination with Mid Century art and design compositions that he grew up with, Cheadle's expansive portfolio is collected world-wide and includes large-scale wall art pieces, commission works for The Johnny Cash Museum, wall sculptures, found objects mobiles, as well as a plethora of mixed media works.


(From the Publication Let's Make Stuff) Multilayered and full of vibrant colors, Rick Cheadle artwork weaves tales of a beloved era in design and a unique blend of modern techniques to reignite our senses and fill our lives with beautiful colorscapes.