Beginner | 3 hours
Taught by Sasha Prood
The luminous quality of watercolor gives you so much opportunity to play with color, light, and texture, yet oftentimes the paint can have a mind of its own. Artist and illustrator Sasha Prood shares her impressive tool kit of tips and techniques to give you more control of your watercolor painting while also embracing the stroke of each brush. Begin with the basics, like wet-on-dry vs. wet-on-wet, flat washes and color gradients, and then experiment further with lifting, masking, and layering using an array of mixed media. Throughout the month, you'll alternate between learning one technique at a time and creating a small composition that highlights each new technique. Sasha will also talk you through her process of developing a piece of art, from research, to sketch, to final painting. Whether you're just starting to explore watercolor or are eager to expand what you already know, Sasha will help you unlock a treasure trove of new skills and fresh inspiration.
Learn how to:
  • Create a color chart to test all of your watercolors
  • Paint fundamental watercolor techniques like wet on dry and wet on wet
  • Hone your painting skills with ombre washes, flat washes, and blooms
  • Lift watercolor with various tools
  • Use masking fluid with watercolor to create beautiful patterns
  • Layer watercolor with watercolor and other mixed media
  • Paint small compositions as you explore each new skill
  • Research your subject and prepare a sketch before painting your final art
What you’ll get:
  • Expert guidance from Sasha Prood on how to work with watercolor
  • 30 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Downloadable PDF with inspiration and resources included
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students

Chapters
Watercolor Workshop: A Daily Practice
01:11
07:02
05:32
04:03
05:40
07:14
17:10
06:52
13:06
05:32
03:44
10:31
04:12
08:31
04:14
04:49
08:11
04:05
05:12
07:03
04:02
04:53
08:55
06:51
08:40
10:17
03:58
04:52
10:47
08:47
08:23
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Watercolor paints - Sasha uses Winsor & Newton, Sakura Koi, and Daler-Rowney in tubes (see specific colors in class PDF) and encourages experimentation with a variety of brands. You can also get cakes in a palette or sold individually.
  • Paint palette - if you purchased individual paints or need a place to mix them
  • Watercolor paper - Sasha is using hot press
  • Brushes - Sasha predominantly uses a Round 000, Round 1, Round 3, Round 6, Round 9, optionally a Flat Size 4 for dry brushing
  • Cups for water
  • Paper towels
  • Pencils
  • Markers including a Micron 05 for labeling your color chart
  • Kneaded & standard erasers
  • Ruler
  • Table salt and sea salt
  • X-acto blade
  • Scotch or masking tape
  • Masking fluid in a jar, fine line application squeeze tube, and pen
  • Q-tips, Toothpicks
  • Rubber cement pick up
  • Natural and sythetic sponges and any other stamping tools you'd like to test out
  • Micron 005 for labeling
  • Class PDF
Discussion
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