Watercolour for beginners #5
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Watercolour for beginners #5

Fun and easy lessons anyone can do
2.5 (1 rating)
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Created by Doris Charest
Last updated 11/2015
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  • 44 mins on-demand video
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What Will I Learn?
  • Learn about watercolour painting and all it entails
  • Learn how to paint a wash
  • Learn how to dry brush
  • Learn how to use salt to create special effects
  • Learn how to spatter for additional effects
  • Learn all about the materials you need to paint well in watercolour
  • Learn about how to use a watercolour brush to create special effects.
  • Learn how to use a sponge for painting special effects
  • Learn to love what watercolour can do and learn how to create those effects
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  • All the information you need is provided in the course.
  • You will need watercolour paper, brushes and paint
  • You will need a love for watercolour
  • You will need time to learn the skills related to watercolour painting

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 who loves watercolour can take this course
  • Anyone who would like to try painting
  • Anyone who loves art and is willing to try painting
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Curriculum For This Course
Watercolour for beginners #5
1 Lecture 01:25

An overview of the whole course and the projects we will do. We will be painting the 'Aurora borealis' or Northern lights for the first project. The second project is a beautiful birch tree painting.

Preview 01:25
Basic information that you need to know before you start.
4 Lectures 09:36

An overview of watercolour paper - how to choose it and get it to the right size.

Preview 03:54

A short lesson on how to choose a watercolour brush.

Preview 01:40

Choosing watercolour paints for the beginner.

Preview 01:58

A short exercise in using your brush to create skinny lines.

Preview 02:04
Project 1 Aurora Borealis or The Northern Lights
5 Lectures 16:03

Creating a sky with five colours using a wash. The sky is the fun part. The trick to get all your materials ready first.

Project 1 The introduction, the drawing and the first step - the sky

Creating cast shadows is first and how easy it is. We are also practicing for the next step of painting evergreen trees.

Project 1 The shadows

After the shadows, this step should be easy. Trees are easy but review the video on making skinny lines before you start.

Project 1 The trees

This step is optional. A short lesson on adding snow to your painting.

Project 1 The snow

The conclusion to the project and more information. You will see the many ways to create this project.

Project 1 The conclusion and more ideas for you.
Project #2 Birch trees
5 Lectures 16:49

An introduction to the project -three birches. Three birches in the forest. This is a beautiful and fun project.

Project 2 Introduction to the project and the first step - Three birches

A short step - Creating patches and shadows on a birch tree. This is a tricky step. Take your time to do it well.

Project 2 The shadows and marks

Review your video on making skinny lines then make some branches.

Project 2 The branches

A lesson on how to use spattering to create leaves. This is an easy and fun step. Warning: It is messy!

Project 2 The leaves

A review of what we have done and some more ideas. You can see there are many ways to paint this painting.

Project 2 Conclusion

A review of what we have taken

A fun quiz
5 questions
About the Instructor
Doris Charest
4.4 Average rating
53 Reviews
401 Students
26 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.