Beginner | 2 hours
Taught by Yao Cheng
Now that you’ve had a chance to play with color and basic techniques, you’re ready to get to know your paintbrushes. This class is all about exploring the effects you can achieve with different brushes and strokes. To practice these techniques, Yao will show you several ways to paint trees and leaves, and at the end she’ll show you how to paint simple wreaths full of greenery.
Learn how to:
  • Use a variety of brushes to make expressive brush strokes
  • Paint a sky with clouds
  • Create a fog effect
  • Paint several types of leaves, trees and berries
  • Combine natural elements to paint a wreath


Chapters
Part 2: Mark-Making and Expressive Brush Strokes
00:41
00:58
Brush Stroke Basics
15:35
11:13
20:24
Combining Elements
12:19
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Same materials as for Part 1
  • Discussion
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    Transcript
    Beginning Watercolor
    Part 1:
    Beginning Watercolor: Supplies and Basic Techniques
    Yao Cheng
    Learn the fundamentals of playing and exploring with watercolors from acclaimed artist Yao Cheng. Yao shares her process of selecting the proper paints and brushes to get started and teaches how to blend colors to create a unique palette. The essential information provided in this class will help you learn how to apply watercolor to different surfaces and create basic shapes using fun, easy techniques.
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    Part 2:
    Beginning Watercolor: Mark-Making and Expressive Brush Strokes
    Yao Cheng
    Now that you’ve had a chance to play with color and basic techniques, you’re ready to get to know your paintbrushes. This class is all about exploring the effects you can achieve with different brushes and strokes. To practice these techniques, Yao will show you several ways to paint trees and leaves, and at the end she’ll show you how to paint simple wreaths full of greenery.
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