Watercolour for beginners #1
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Watercolour for beginners #1

The basics you need to know for success.
4.5 (4 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.
29 students enrolled
Created by Doris Charest
Last updated 11/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will learn what paint to use.
  • You will learn to choose the right brush.
  • You will learn all about watercolour paper
  • You will learn how to start a watercolour drawing.
  • You will learn how to do a 'wash' in watercolour.
  • You will learn how to make skinny lines with a brush
  • You will learn how to decide if your paper is ready for the next step.
  • You will learn how easy watercolour painting is.
  • You will learn how much fun watercolour painting is.
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Requirements
  • The students just need to bring their love of art and an interest in watercolour to this course
Description

Watercolour is a fun and easy. Once you learn the basic steps, painting will be a joy. This course will teach you all about the materials you will need and guide you to create two easy projects. You can complete this course in two hours if you follow the step-by-step process. There are hints and pointers in every lesson. Two techniques are taught per lesson. You will learn how to create a wash, how dry brush, how to use your brush to create different effects, how to choose your paint, how to choose watercolour paper, how to use salt to make it look like it is snowing and more. These are the successful lessons that have been used for beginner students before. I have chosen my students' favorite lessons show you. You can enjoy these lessons too. By the end of the series, you should be able to paint in watercolours all by yourself.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in watercolour can take this course.
  • Anyone that loves art and wants to try watercolour can take this course.
  • This course is meant for beginners or someone looking for a quick refresher
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Curriculum For This Course
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Start Here
1 Lecture 02:39

A brief description of the two fun paintings we will do in the course.

Preview 02:39
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Art materials
3 Lectures 07:32

A description of how to fold and cut paper.

Preview 03:54

A description of watercolour brushes.

Preview 01:40

A description of watercolour paint.

Preview 01:58
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Project #1
8 Lectures 19:26

The very first step on the very first painting. Yahoo! We get to start.

Project #1 The Introduction and The drawing
01:50

This is your very first watercolour wash!

The sky
04:14

Part 2- A second wash but in yellow this time.

Adding a yellow wash
01:42

A special lesson on how to make skinny lines.

How to hold your brush to make skinny lines
02:04

Now we get to add a tree!

Tree and fence
04:54

Details, details, and more details. They are very important!

Watercolour - The shadow and more
02:59

A review of what we covered and a look at the next project....

Conclusion
00:27

A little history of watercolour.

Watercolour infomercial
01:16
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Project #2
5 Lectures 08:26

The second project and how to start a beautiful sunset.

Sunset Introduction & Drawing
01:29

A small but important step....adding a hill.

The hill
01:38

Adding a tree and tweaking a few things in a painting.

Sunset - A tree, a shadow and a glow
02:22

Adding leaves to a tree the easy way.

Watercolour -Sunset Leaves
02:06

A review of all that we have covered and a peak at what is in the next course.

Sunset -Conclusion
00:51

A review of what we covered.

Practice quiz for fun
5 questions
About the Instructor
Doris Charest
4.2 Average rating
48 Reviews
377 Students
25 Courses
Contemporary Fine Art Instructor

Mixed media and contemporary art are my specialty. I love color, texture and a more contemporary art. I am here to teach you to abandon yourself to exploration and experimental techniques. I have been published in Somerset Studio and Leisure Painter. I have been the recipient of the Sylvie Brabant award and received awards for my art work.