Beginner | 1 hour 1 min
Part 1:Beginning Watercolor: Supplies and Basic Techniques
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.
Part 2:Beginning Watercolor: Mark-Making and Expressive Brush Strokes
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.
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:
What you’ll get:
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Round tip brushes – size 6, 14, and 20
- Mop brush – 16mm
- Small angle brush – 10mm
- Flat brushes – ¼” and ¾”
- Round oval brush – ¾”
- Paint trees and leaves
- Paint simple wreaths
- Explore different techniques using different brushes and strokes
What you’ll get:
- A detailed class on beginning watercolor techniques
- 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
- Detailed supply list
- Step-by-step instruction by expert instructor Yao Cheng
- The ability to leave comments, ask question and interact with other students
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Beginning Watercolor: Mark-Making and Expressive Brush Strokes Reviews
248 users recommended this class to a friend
Lots of good information that you often don't get to play with in regards to brush capabilities and types. Gestural strokes really add feelings to a painting. It would be nice to have a list of colors to use tho for this class if you don't go through whatever sequence order the classes are supposed to be watched in.
January 21, 2024
Easy to follow. I like her philosophy about the paintings do not have to be perfect.
December 14, 2023
This class was quick, but packed with useful information and beautiful tips on creating botanicals. She got straight to the point, which I appreciate. I will definitely be taking more of her classes.
December 4, 2023