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Easy Beginner Art Watercolor Course Learn How to Paint

Create an amazing Watercolor Painting your very first time with this easy step by step Artist guided course.
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Created by Kellie Chasse
Last updated 2/2016
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BEGINNER WATERCOLOR COURSE - Learn to Paint this Window Scene

Have you ever wanted to take up watercolors, but found most classes are too heavy and academic? These classes are similar to a Paint Night but we use watercolors. The classes are Easy, and no basic knowledge of watercolors are needed. You can usually finish your first painting under 2 hours.

This course is simple and easy to follow, plus minimal materials are needed to start painting today. Use any watercolors or brushes you have on hand, but I'll give you my favorite supplies and a PDF list to go by.

The course is broken down into small easy steps and I'll paint along with you. If you have questions as you go along please feel free to send me a private message or ask openly on the discussion board.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is best suited for Beginners or entertainment. This course is not for someone looking for academics, color theory, or composition.
  • Although you will learn different techniques and skills in each course. For example how to paint in clouds with watercolor, or make trees.
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  • You will need watercolor paper 5x7" or larger 140lb cold press is recommended.
  • Watercolor Paints - The Winsor Newton Cotman set has all the colors I use all my courses. For this painting please refer to the PDF for exact colors for this scene.
Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction and Materials Section
2 Lectures 05:49

My name is Kellie Chasse and I will be showing you the scene we will be painting today. Remember if you have a question, I check back fairly frequently to help my student. Enjoy!

Preview 02:01

Learn what materials you will need to complete this watercolor scene. Please make sure to download the PDF, with all the supplies. You will also learn how to tape down your watercolor paper and why.

Preview 03:48
Let's Begin Our Watercolor Painting
10 Lectures 35:34

We will lay down the foundation for our watercolor painting by sketching out our background.

Preview 02:40

Learn how to paint in a light wash and use a technique to create clouds.

Preview 02:47

Painting in your ocean water and learn how to use a dry brush technique to pull color out.

Painting the Ocean

Painting in your window sill.

Painting the Window Sill

Painting in Trees

Learn to create trees and adding in the islands using light and dark washes wet in wet.

Painting Islands

Adding in a light shadow across your window sill.

Painting Sill Shadow

Creating your window frame using White Goauche.

Painting in Window with Gouache

Creating a window frame and shadow with depth by color blending with Gouache.

Adding Window Frame Shadow

Adding the final touches to your painting to give it that finished fine art look. Please feel free to take a picture of your finished work of art and share with me and my students. I love seeing the completed works from students. :-)

Adding Final Touches
About the Instructor
4.8 Average rating
368 Reviews
1,282 Students
17 Courses
Professional Artist and Instructor

Kellie Chasse is a Simply Living, Debt Free, Professional Artist and instructor from Maine, who loves to share her favorite painting techniques with students from all over the world, folks just like you who may be looking for a simple easy step by step way to create with Alcohol Inks or watercolor.  With her online courses you will learn some basic painting techniques while enjoying simple, REAL TIME, painting steps and some creative/play time.

Learn the quick ins and outs of painting a particular scene.  Each painting class has it's own techniques and with each new painting course you take, the more you will learn. 

Kellie was born on Earth Day April 22 and her work definitely reflects a free spirit, love and compassion for "Mother Earth". Her work can be found all over the world. She has been the featured Artist at the Portland International Jetport in Maine since 2014. You can find Kellie's website and social media links in her profile, as well as her YouTube channel for tips and mini techniques.  Kellie also sells originals, prints and cards through many venues including wholesale in her etsy shop under the same name (Kellie Chasse Fine Art). 

Kellie has been teaching since 2007 and specializes in helping folks learn by creating simple, easy, step by step, classes. She has spent many years perfecting her art and breaking down the steps for beginners and for those that are just looking for some Art Therapy or relaxation. Please join one of Kellie's Art courses today and let her guide you on your own creative journey!

Here are some recent reviews from  ART STUDENTS:


I have been a Bob Ross certified instructor for 26 years and I have taught in various venues. Kelly is very clear in her instructions and she makes it easy to follow what she is doing. The class is simple enough for beginners and yet she gives the student plenty of room for creating a little on their own. The instruction on the supplies was also clear and easy to follow.

~Cherly M.

★★★★★ "ENJOYED"

"I enjoyed doing this this painting. I am new to watercolor. Was able to follow, having to go back occasionally. Will probably do this painting several times just for the practice. I contacted the Kellie Chasse sight because of interest in alcohol oil painting. So will be an active student for awhile to come. Thank you for a great beginning!!"  

~Kathleen F.

★★★★★ "BIG HELP"

"Because everything was explained so simply, and Kellie's painting in real time was a very big help. I intend to take more of her courses in the future."

~Jill B.

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