Paint your own Christmas Cards
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Paint your own Christmas Cards

Paint beautiful personalized cards and learn some new watercolor techniques along the way!
5.0 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
32 students enrolled
Created by Andy Walker
Last updated 11/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 37 mins on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Paint Christmas cards in watercolor in a range of styles
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Requirements
  • You should be able to paint a little in watercolors and have your own paints and brushes.
Description

I’ve designed 8 different cards that are simple to paint and quick to do. They are all in different watercolor styles and I’ve included ideas for variations on the theme and for further inspiration.

Each card is fun to paint, and you will learn some interesting watercolor techniques as you do them.

So now you can send your own handmade and hand-painted Christmas cards to those special people in your life.

The 8 different styles of card have full written instructions to download, and videos to show you how they have been painted, so you can follow along easily. And it doesn’t matter if you have little painting experience - they are easy to do and very effective.
A great way to personalize Christmas.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with basic watercolor skills will be able to enjoy making these cards.
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Curriculum For This Course
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A set of four contemporary style cards
6 Lectures 17:46

Take a look at some of the watercolor techniques used in painting these cards, and maybe practice them a little before you start on the cards themselves.

Preview 05:49

Paint these Christmas baubles using lovely wet-in-wet techniques 

Preview 03:42

Use wax resist and digging in to create texture and shine on these holly leaves.

Preview 02:22

Wet-in-wet washes, wax resist, and digging in all are used here as techniques to create this original card.

Card 3: Christmas tree 1
02:07

Use a drinking straw and lots of puff to create this unique Christmas tree design.

Card 4: Christmas tree 2
02:29
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Traditional style cards
4 Lectures 19:37

With just two colors and two brushes, paint this effective card in just five minutes.

Card 5: Bethlehem Star
04:42

These simple but effective winter snow scenes can be painted by anyone if you follow my step by step instructions!

Card 6: Winter Snow Scenes
06:27

These colorful nativity scenes are fun and easy to paint.

Card 7: Nativity
04:30

Learn how to create this really stunning card which uses a number of watercolor techniques.

Card 8: Decorations
03:58
About the Instructor
Andy Walker
4.6 Average rating
226 Reviews
2,765 Students
6 Courses
Art teacher and artist

I have taught painting for many years, both in adult education classes and also over the internet. Through my online courses I have taught over three thousand students to paint since 2005. I have lead a number of painting holidays in the UK and overseas, and for a short time I was an instructor with Derwent Pencils. For five years I worked in ceramics, painting large tiled wall murals to commission.

I am originally from England, but now live in southern Spain with my lovely wife and two dogs.

My interest in painting goes back to my childhood, and I have learned throughout my life the skills and ideas that have kept me in employment and which I now hope to pass on to you. I love working in watercolors, and also in oils and acrylics. Each of these requires a different way of working, but I always aim to keep my paintings lively and fresh. I always want to convey something of the heart to anyone looking at my paintings.

The exercises and painting projects in my courses have all been thoroughly tested over time and proved to work well, and I am constantly amazed at the speed at which students improve. I hope you enjoy learning with me!