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A Guide to Watercolor Paints and Brands

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Hey class! I have been teaching watercoloring for quite a few years now, and one thing I have noticed is that participants always want to know MORE about art supplies, specifically watercolor types and brands. Lucky for you, I have a BUNCH of different watercolor sets I am eager to share with you today. We will compare and review different brands, including quality, vibrance, lightfastness, transparency level, grain, presentation and pricing. My goal is for you to discover new types of paints and figure out which is the best brand for you!

We will go over pan sets, watercolor tubes, liquid watercolors, metallics and even neons!

Your final project will be creating a watercolor guide of your own. The project gallery for this class will end up being an awesome library of every type of watercolors if we all work together :D So feel free to share information with the rest of the class, this will be a great place to go back to

For each brand we will go over:

  • Quality
  • Availability
  • Sampling
  • Rarities (Unusual colors)
  • Moistness
  • Price
  • Pigmentation (actual pigments vs synthetic dyes)
  • Value
  • Vibrance
  • Mixing Space
  • Traslucency/Transparency


  • Trailer
  • Introduction & Overview
  • Supplies
  • Pan Sets
  • Liquid Watercolors
  • Tubes
  • Neon Watercolors
  • Metallic and Pearlescent Watercolors
  • Handmade Watercolors
  • Show and Tell
  • Ink and Extras
  • Final Project, your own guide.

Taught by

Ana Victoria Calderón

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