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Essential Watercolor Tools & Techniques for Beginners

via Skillshare


In this class, you will learn about the tools and materials you'll need to get started in watercolors, followed by a series of exercises to help you build fundamental watercolor skills and get you more aquainted with the medium!

This class is packed with tips and information that will help you make more informed decisions when shopping for your tools and supplies.

Some of the skills you will learn:

  • Working wet-on-wet
  • Working wet-on-dry
  • Basic color mixing
  • Creating textures + effects
  • Glazing + working in layers
  • Understanding pigment + water ratios
  • Combining techniques

By the end of this class, you will be equipped with the knowledge on what you'll need to get started in watercolors and build confidence in the medium through your newly learned skills!



  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Watercolor Paints
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Paint Brushes
  • Mixing Surface
  • Water + Paper Towel
  • Extra Tools + Materials
  • Practice Overview
  • Basic Techniques
  • Exercise 1: Washes + Color Blending
  • Exercise 2: Combining Techniques
  • Exercise 3: Creating Textures + Effects
  • Exercise 4: Colour Mixing
  • Exercise 5: Water & Pigment Ratios
  • Exercise 6: Layering
  • Exercise 7: Brush Strokes
  • Class Project + Painting Demo

Taught by

Aima Kessy

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