Want to learn how to watercolor paint? Top tutor taster pack
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Want to learn how to watercolor paint? Top tutor taster pack

Perhaps the most established art tutor on this site with BEST selling courses and FIVE star reviews. Learn from the best
4.6 (10 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.
546 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2019
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Students will be able to look at some of my courses.
  • Students will be able to sample my teaching style.

Requirements
  • Students will need the desire to learn to paint with watercolor paints.
  • Students will need some watercolour paints, brushes and paper.
Description

I know that people learning to paint with watercolor paints can find it rather intimidating.

That's why I create easy to understand courses giving you a good start, solid foundations and lots of fun along the way.

If you are not sure of the tuition you need  this taster course enables you to sample my relaxed and easy to understand style of tuition and see if it's what you are looking for.

Some of the lectures are from my existing courses on this site and are offered in isolation and as a snapshot. Some are from my established YouTube channel. They should all be viewed as sample videos.

I also teach in person on painting holidays in the south of France. I have had people come from as far as America, Australia and South Africa on the strength of my on line tuition. So that must speak volumes.

Each lecture has a text introduction with a student review and a video.

ALSO the perfect gift for someone who thinks they would like to learn to paint.

So enjoy this sampler and then dive into one of my gentle, informative and easy to follow video tutorials, then consider doing one of my complete courses.


But most of all enjoy your painting, love Nicola


Who this course is for:
  • This is for anyone who wants to learn to paint with watercolors but has no idea where to start.
  • After taking this course they will be able to make an informed choice.
Course content
Expand all 10 lectures 01:15:39
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2 lectures 09:25

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1 Each lecture will have a description ( please read ) and either a video or an article as content.

2 After the content there will be a 'resource' such as a PDF or picture where appropriate.

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Preview 04:06

If you are an ABSOLUTE beginner, PETRIFIED of painting and generally haven't a clue where to start then this is for you.

My BEST SELLING course to get you started. Non intimidating, starting with the basic and allowing you to learn as you play Get it on this platform.

Beginner? Watercolor painting? Easy, you learn as you play.

'I really like this course, how the instructor makes it okay to just play, and experiment. I have been able to take this in a bit more and my ‘student’ has had a bit of a re-set in a good way such that I feel much more comfortable with seeing every bit of my work as practice, and more granular gaining of experience, and that has improved the quality of my output. And that is amazing.'  Robert Norton

Preview 05:19
+ Sample video tutorials
8 lectures 01:06:21

One lecture from a course that will really help you tackle landscapes.

'Learn to PLAN & PAINT this watercolor landscape in 9 steps.'

This course will take away the fear of painting a landscape, as I break it down into manageable components. This is what one student said.


'When I looked at the finished product, I couldn't imagine that I would ever be able to get anything that remotely resembled this. However, Nicola's step by step instruction made it achievable a piece at a time. My finished painting is far from perfect, but I'm so happy with all that I have learned through the process of painting it - mistakes and all. I'm a total beginner, so I did have to go back and re-watch sections. In fact, I watched most of it before I started so I could see the general direction I was heading. The additional resources, paint mix cards, palette explanation, etc add a great deal of value to this course. ' Chris Malone

Preview 05:59

This is one lecture from one of my popular courses.

'Master watercolor COLOR VALUES & make your work stand out.' Highly rated.

Understand and appreciating what colour or paint values are can really make a difference to your work. This is what one student said about the course.


'Very good course. I have been learning to paint exclusively through Udemy classes and this was my missing piece! I understand and know shading from pencil drawing but my paintings were flat and it drove me crazy. I was discovering layering however I was only doing 2 or 3 layers and the colors were to close together. This course and the simple exercises really demonstrate how to make your paintings have that "pop" to them. I am off to paint now, Nicola is a motivating instructor. Thank you, Nicola.  ' Josh Follansbee

Preview 08:14

One lecture from a course that will really help you tackle landscapes.

Paint SKIES & CLOUDS in watercolor. Easy tricks to help you.

I don't know if you are already painting or are an absolute beginner. If you are a little way down the road and are tackling landscapes then this course could be just what you are looking for.


'How wonderful that I’m home bound on a rainy day. The sun just broke so I went out to study the sky. After watching this last video, I’m itching to grab my paints and give it a go.  ' Susan Dye

Preview 07:38

This is one lecture from one of my popular courses.

'Painting Special Effects & pro tips for more watercolor fun.'

When you become familiar with how your paints work, it's time to lift them to the next level, and this is just the course to add a little drama and excitement to your paintings.


'Probably the best course I have taken from Nicola Blakemore. I put it to use all the time, and go back and review some of the points. ' Janet Buol

Paint effects for fun and added drama.
05:35

One lecture from a course that will really help you tackle landscapes.

Paint WET into WET in watercolors. Loosen up & paint boldly.

This is a great course if you feel you want to loosen up your painting style, use more water and a bigger brush. Just get stuck in and have fun, then pick another subject and play.


'I particularly appreciate how Nicola helps build this up all the while relieving the pressure. I do believe the whole point of this lecture is to loosen up the student and his brush strokes and his use of colour. It actually pushes me to try to have even more fun and This is what I love about Nicola’s lectures. Watching it again for different stages is very helpful as well. '  Cecile Crozatier

Loosen up your watercolor painting with this wet on wet painting of Foxgloves.
07:42

One of my popular and fun YouTube videos. Enjoy painting this.


'God bless you, you made my Friday so joyful its so peaceful looking at you painting i will be trying this one.   Thankyou' Nancy Fernandez

'Listening to you talk is as interesting and entertaining as watching you paint! I thoroughly enjoy your videos and am learning so much. Thank you for taking the time and effort to share your talent with us.  Much Love and Respect from North Carolina, Stacy  '

One of my popular video tutorials - Lilac
20:11

My most popular and fun YouTube video. Enjoy painting this.


'Beautiful! You make it look so easy. I love lavender and especially love your style of painting it!'  Eileen Gardner

'I am new to watercolor and I love your flowers in terracotta pots! I have watched this one twice and counting. I am hoping to be able to achieve such an affect someday. Your video is encouraging to a beginner such as myself.' Rebecca Morris

Over hundreds of thousands of views on my You Tube channel
10:09

Extra resources from me to you as advised by the clever people at Udemy.

Enjoy your painting, thanks Nicola

BONUS LECTURE
00:53