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Painting the Horse in Watercolor

Learn the basics of painting the horse in watercolor in this 4 week online course from Bill Rogers! Starting with the basic anatomy and main masses you’ll consider and move through approaches you can use in watercolor to achieve a feeling of life in your work. Discover great tricks for creating exciting horse paintings from Bill Rogers and learn from his loose, but accurate style! Start Date: April 22, 2014 Course Length: 4 weeks Tuition: $169.99 $149.99 Instructor: Bill Rogers (bio) View Course Schedule Course Materials (Included in Tuition): Draw … View

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World Within Worlds: Finding the Art Around You

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. Have you ever wondered where other artists get their ideas from? Have you ever had an artistic block? In this class we will explore different techniques and options on how to gather inspiration for art projects. Once the idea is established, we will be creating organic or creature/figure type compositions. The class will start out by exploring your surroundings, whether indoors or out, at home, work, a park, … View

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DIY Valentine’s Day Fine Art Cards

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again.Click here to see a list of currently available courses. There are countless courses on how to make cards using cut paper and various decorative objects but I want to show how you can make a much more personal “Fine Art Card” for Valentine’s Day. We will be using one of your own paintings, created from scratch in this course. You will be given some subject reference photos or you can work with one of your own. You will … View

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Creating Your Own Image Journal

In this exciting art journaling course you will create and keep your own image diary. Each day or at least 3 days per week you will go out and sketch anything that catches your eye. Look for interesting angles, compositions, textures, stains, patterns, contrast, landscape, close up, shadows, etc. and be sure to make as many sketches as you can. If there is a specific element you want to remember, go ahead and write a note to yourself by the sketch. This journal will be your own personal image diary, … View

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Watercolor: Four Approaches to Four Subjects

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again.Click here to see a list of currently available courses. My! The things you can do with watercolor. It’s amazing. Watercolor is such a wonderful medium to work in. In this class, I present four different ways to work with watercolor for four different subjects. This is the time to plunge into new territory. Look at a variety of ways to play with this wonderful medium. Although I use four different approaches for four different subjects, you can use … View

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DIY Fine Art Holiday Cards

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. There are countless courses on how to make cards using cut paper and various decorative objects but I want to show how you can make a much more personal “Fine Art Card” for the holiday season. We will be using one of your own paintings, created from scratch in this course. You will be given some subject reference photos or you can work with one of your own. … View

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How to Paint 3-Dimensional Watercolors

Learn Joe Cibere’s techniques to make your watercolor art 3-dimensional. He uses gesso to start his paintings by creating shapes and textures that will let the paint granulate and flow much better then mask. These shapes and textures are truly dimensional and after he’s done painting a traditional image over the gesso he then sands back to the white of the gesso for stunning effects. This is great fun and gives the watercolor artist who doesn’t leave enough whites a valuable option. Using this process really lets you be you’re … View

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Underpainting the Glow in Watercolor

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. Take your watercolors to the next level by mastering glazing of your underpaintings to produce lively, rich and glowing paintings that have depth and color interplay. Underpainting is the process of applying numerous glazes of different hues of paint, one on top of another, to achieve a depth of color that is not achievable with any other method of application. Glazing in watercolor requires that the individual layers … View

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Painting on Watercolor Canvas

In this watercolor course JoBeth Gilliam will give you tips and instruction for preparing canvas for watercolor, drawing with watercolor sticks and composing from your reference photographs. This course focuses on working on a canvas rather than paper & the advantages it provides. Preserving needed white shapes on watercolor paper are no longer a problem with canvas. Pigments can be lifted from canvas when color/value/shape needs adjusting as opposed to scrubbing watercolor paper. No more cutting mats or careful handling of glass when framing your painting when you work on … View

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Art Challenge! 4 Challenges to Improve your Painting Skills

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses.   Challenge yourself! This painting course offers 4 challenges for you to up your skills and take you to the next level in your artistic journey! By the end of this 4 week course, you will have a better understanding of the 4 pillars of great painting! You will be on your way to creating great artwork and you’ll see a difference not only your work but how … View

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Pouring Watercolor

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again.Click here to see a list of currently available courses. If you are tired of overworked, tight paintings that lack emotional response then you will love this exciting new approach to painting in watercolor. You will never quite know what to expect, when pouring watercolor paint but you can expect a highly individual and creative outcome. Annette Raff will help you to choose a suitable photograph of your subject, a person/people/animal in a natural setting, from which you will … View

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Introduction to Design and Composition

Selecting and arranging objects for a painting is not an easy task, even for experienced artists. This course will introduce you to all the elements that are at work in a composition and guide you through the process of getting professional results. It is intended for artists who are familiar with basic materials and have an understanding of their preferred medium. You can work in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, pencil or pen and ink. Each assignment will ask for thumbnails or rough pencil studies as well as a finished piece … View

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Go Figure: An Interpretive Class in Painting the Figure Both Nude and Clothed

Bring abstract and classic painting techniques together in this 4-part figure painting course with Betsy Dillard Stroud. Each week will feature a different approach to creating compelling figures using different tools, including stamps. If you want to create more visually interesting figure compositions, then this course is for you. This course is also for more advanced painters and covers both the clothed and nude figure. We welcome artists of all media to explores this course and bring a more interpretive tone to their work. Start Date: April 15, 2014 Course … View

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Developing a Viable, Active, and Successful Art Career

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. Paul Dorrell founded Leopold Gallery in 1991, and has been helping to advance the careers of emerging artists ever since.  His clients include Warner Brothers, H&R Block, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Mayo Clinic, and over 1000 private collectors. He is also the author of Living the Artist’s Life, the acclaimed career guidebook for artists.  It has been endorsed by the Associated Press, The Artist’s Magazine, Sculpture Magazine, … View

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Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner, Part 2

This course expands upon the lessons taught in Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner. Artists will build upon what they’ve already learned in the previous course and add new skills and techniques to their painting repertoire.   You will learn the basics of planning a composition, understanding color temperatures, using non-traditional objects as tools to depict texture, and how to incorporate various different techniques to create successful paintings. Start Date: April 29, 2014 Course Length: 4 weeks Tuition: $159.99 Instructor: Annie Strack (bio) View Course Schedule   Course Materials (Included in … View

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Bring Atmosphere and Drama to Your Art

Take your understanding of light to the next level and bring atmosphere into your work. Learn how to enhance your composition with value, hue and intensity. See the affect of light on color and how to paint the different times of the day, use value to add movement to your painting and create a focal point with color. This course will help you understand the interaction of color and light on your composition to enhance your art.  Start Date: May 6, 2014 Course Length: 4 weeks Tuition: $159.99 Course Materials: … View

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Demystifying Color and Composition in Watercolor Painting

This class is for watercolor painters who wish to learn or brush up on color theory and basic composition guidelines as they apply to painting clean, vibrant watercolor. The principles explored in this course apply to all painting mediums, except the examples given and techniques apply only to watercolor. Completing this course will set you on a firm creative path towards painting well composed watercolors in any subject matter. The course is recommended for students who have some watercolor experience and especially those who have taken the instructor’s  ‘Painting Bright … View

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Learning from the Modern Masters

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. A course for artists who work in oil, acrylics, watercolor, and gouache or pastel! I’m excited to be teaching this course about four of my favorite modern artists: Henri Matisse; Pierre Bonnard; Stuart Davis and Gustav Klimt.  Each artist gives us so much to think about; so many things that we can incorporate in our work; and each artist has such a different approach.  Don’t worry.  I don’t … View

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Quick Studies: Clothed and Nude Figure Oil Painting

This course will provide an overview of the essential skills necessary to create successful quick studies (average 1 hour) of the human figure. Students will primarily work from the clothed figure; however, the nude figure will also be introduced in week four. Specific focus will be placed on starting approaches, brushwork, full value and full color painting skills. View

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Painting Watercolor Portraits

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again.Click here to see a list of currently available courses. This online watercolor painting course will focus on creating realistic watercolor portraits. Esther Melton will share her favorite tips for completing portraits, showing you step-by-step tricks along the way. This course starts with how to photograph your subject correctly, then covers Esther’s favorite color palette and includes great techniques for painting realistic skin tones, hair, and backgrounds for your portraits. This course is great for anyone that loves portraits … View

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Waterfall Watercolor Magic: Using Alternative Watercolor Techniques

Learn Joe Cibere’s unique techniques to paint beautiful watercolor waterfalls without using a brush. Magically the waterfall will paint itself giving you the foundation for creating flowing, falling water in any location you desire. You’ll also learn how to use a combination of proven techniques that together will give you new possibilities and options.
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Pour it On with Watercolor: Basic Techniques for Painting with a Twist

Award-winning watercolor artist, Patricia Coulter provides some innovative techniques for working with watercolor. Whether you are new to watercolor or wish to step up your painting a notch, you will find the insights and guidance you need in this online course. Expect to be amazed! Registration comes with exclusive videos created by Patricia in the form of digital downloads. Start Date: May 13, 2014 Course Length: 4 weeks Tuition: $159.99 Course Materials: Exclusive video downloads created by Patricia Coulter Instructor: Patricia Coulter (bio) View Course Schedule What You’ll Learn: Using … View

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Flowers: Four Different Ways to Get Wet and Wild

It’s spring and what better way to celebrate its beauty and its arrival than to create beautiful flower paintings. In this course, I offer you an opportunity to expand the way you look at how to paint flowers by using four different approaches.  We’ll concentrate on beautiful color, creative designs, but also creative surfaces, which will challenge and excite you. We’ll use transparent watercolor in all the flower paintings, but we will augment two of the exercises with a matte medium lift out which will make your flowers dance with … View

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Watercolor – Elements of the Landscape

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. Watercolor is renowned for being an ideal medium for painting the landscape. The varieties of this subject are plentiful and inspiring. How often though have you attempted to capture a magical scene, only to be disappointed at the end result! The landscape subject is undoubtedly daunting, and too often we try to interpret everything exactly as we see it.This special course will introduce you to painting the individual … View

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Watercolor Art Critique Seminar

The artist’s studio can be a creative but sometimes solitary place. Many artists work without the benefit of feedback, fellowship and, very often, solace. Unbiased critique is essential to artistic growth and finding a trusted source can be a particular challenge. Professional critique will provide you with evaluation of your work and give feedback and direction to take your art to the next level. The Watercolor Art Critique Seminar is here to connect you with that expertise. Now you can get professional advice to not only improve your watercolor painting … View

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Watercolor Bootcamp Level 2

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. Improve your skills in watercolor painting with professional artist Catherine Hillis. A solid foundation in watercolor painting will help you to grow as an artist. Build on the basic skills, and learn some of the advanced skills in watercolor painting. This is Level 2 of the 4-part Watercolor Bootcamp series with Catherine Hillis. Start Date: February 26, 2013 Tuition: $149.99 Instructor: Catherine Hillis (bio) Course Materials: Exploring Watercolor … View

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Unlock the Door to Your Creativity: Fearless Creating in Watercolor, Acrylic and Mixed Media

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. From her book The Artist’s Muse, Betsy Dillard Stroud offers this course to help you jump start your creativity with four creative challenges. Betsy says, “To be creative you simply open the door of the subconscious mind, allowing thoughts and images to emerge unedited.” Challenges always lead you to the next step, the next brushstroke, the next great painting. In this course, there are four innovative creative challenges … View

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Painting the Portrait, Level 1

Learn K. Hu’s portrait painting method as you follow along in a start to finish portrait in this 4-week painting course. Learn important tips for beginning portrait painters and advanced students alike. Build the confidence you need to create a beautiful portrait with accurate skin tones and drawing in this portrait drawing course.Course registration comes with a digital download of Classic Portrait Painting in Oils by Chris Saper. Start Date: May 20, 2014 Tuition: $159.99 Instructor: K. Hu (bio) Course Length: 4 weeks View Course Schedule Course Materials (included with … View

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Color Harmony Explained

Are your paintings dull and lacking life? Do you have trouble understanding what colors to use to make interesting combinations? Are you unsure how to create excitement with color? Are your paintings in need of a color infusion? Here are the tools you need to add color harmony to your work and make your paintings sing. Color, with its infinite combinations, is what makes your art exciting and unique. Start understanding and using colors that work. Start Date: April 22, 2014 Upcoming Session: May 20, 2014 Course Length: 4 weeks … View

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Composition: The Foundation of Your Art

How often have you struggled with a painting for hours and hours only to be disappointed with the outcome? Often this problem can be traced back to the most basic mistake, a poorly designed composition.The hours you work on a painting trying to dress up a weak composition are wasted, so why not use that time to learn how to design a strong composition and make a foundation that will take your work to a new level? Learn how to compose a painting from start to finish with this online … View

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Painting People in Watercolor – A Simplified Approach

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. If you are interested in painting people with watercolor,‭ ‬quickly,‭ ‬simply,‭ ‬and in an impressionistic rather than photorealistic way,‭ ‬then this course is for‭ ‬you.‭ ‬Annette demonstrates her simple watercolor‭ ‬approach to painting the figure,‭ ‬using light and shadow to‭ ‬simplify the form.‭ ‬ You will begin this workshop learning how to firstly‭ ‬‘see‭’‬ and draw a figure using just two value shapes.‭ You will then move on … View

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Watercolor Bootcamp, Level 1

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. A solid foundation in watercolor painting will help you to grow as a painter. Once you become proficient in basic techniques, you can paint anything in watercolors. Join professional artist Catherine Hillis and learn how to paint in watercolors, or improve your watercolor painting techniques, in Level 1 of a new 4-part watercolor boot camp course series. Start Date: November 20, 2012 Course Length: 4 weeks Tuition: $149.99 … View

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Beginning Watercolor Painting

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. Join Laurie Humble for this exciting trip into the world of watercolor! Students will have fun completing 4 small paintings, and a number of exercises while learning about color, style, value, detail and overall composition in this online watercolor class. Beginners will enjoy trying their hand at a variety of techniques which will include layering, saving whites, controlling edges, and adding depth for an outstanding introduction into the … View

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Watercolor with Masking: Layering, the Basic Technique

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. Learn Guy Magallanes’ best tips, tricks and techniques for creating exceptionally realistic watercolor artwork. Whether you’re new to watercolor or wishing to perfect layering and masking watercolor techniques, you’ll find the insights and guidance you need in this online course. Course registration comes with a digital download of Watercolor Secrets (PDF download) by Rachel Rubin Wolf and Art2Art Season 3: Bees in Rose Project with Guy Magallanes & … View

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Experimental Watercolor: Watercolor and Mixed Media

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. When you combine watercolor with different mediums and surfaces, you will explore an entirely new world. Learn these exciting new techniques as you work with gesso, gouache, matte medium, stamping and various textural mediums. In this class, you will experiment with dramatic exercises that will show you a variety of approaches which will enhance the quality of your painting adventures. Join professional artist Betsy Dillard Stroud for this … View

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Painting Bright and Clean Watercolors

This online watercolor painting course is for those watercolor painters who are tired of painting muddy colors and want to improve their compositions. Completing this watercolor class will get you to the next level and provide working methods and helpful tips to create bold, bright, and clean watercolor paintings in any subject matter. Join professional artist Lynn Hosegood for this exciting course at Artist’s Network University! Learn how to paint in watercolor like never before. Check out more watercolor painting courses here! Start Date: May 13, 2014 Tuition: $169.99 Instructor: … View

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Secrets to Painting Watercolor Portraits

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. Learn how to paint a realistic face in watercolor with this easy, step-by-step method. Discover the joy of painting a friend or family member in watercolor through Carrie Stuart Parks’ gentle tips and instructions. One-on-one instruction will be provided through Blackboard and e-mail correspondence with the instructor. Start Date: November 27, 2012 Tuition: $149.99 Course Materials (included with tuition): Secrets to Painting Realistic Faces in Watercolor by Carrie … View

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Painting Flowers in Watercolor: A Contemporary Approach

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. Learn the latest watercolor techniques developed by expert artist and workshop instructor Joyce Faulknor. In this easy-to-follow watercolor tutorial, Joyce shares tips and techniques for painting stunning flowers, giving you insider’s advice on how your work will stand out in the next painting exhibit or competition. Joyce is here to guide you with proven techniques for creating beautiful, light-filled florals, finished on a watercolor canvas, with an archival … View

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Introduction to Hyperrealist Watercolor Painting Techniques: Creating Photorealist Works

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. It is a misconception that watercolor is too elusive or transparent a medium for the bold and detailed surface quality that super realist paintings require. This online watercolor painting class will introduce the participants to techniques specific to creating hyperreal or photo-realist paintings in watercolor. The instruction will incorporate the use of photographs as a subject for paintings, and source materials will be available for you (or you … View

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Getting Started in Plein Air Painting

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. Have you ever wanted to move out of the studio to paint the great outdoors but were afraid to get started? Learn Michael Chesley Johnson’s best tips, tricks, and techniques for painting in plein air in oil, pastel, or acrylic in this online painting course. Whether you’re new to plein air painting or are seeking additional help, you’ll find the insights and guidance you need in this 4-week … View

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Online Course: Transformative Techniques for Creating Stunning Crystal & Glass in Watercolor

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. In this online art course devoted to how to paint glass, expert artist Joyce Faulknor will take the mystery out of painting glass, using her proven method of painting dark to light. You’ll paint along with Joyce Faulknor to complete two paintings incorporating the complex relationships between light and glass. Along the way, you’ll learn tips for painting crystal, and painting glass techniques that are both masterful, yet … View

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Watercolor Depth and Realism, Level 3 – Unifying and Separating Washes in Depth

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. Learn how to watercolor like the professionals in this advanced-level watercolor 4-week online course. Add greater depth to your watercolors using the watercolor techniques Laurie Humble has included in her book Watercolor Depth & Realism. This is level three of a 3-part online watercolor-instruction course at Artist’s Network University. Watercolor tips and lessons learned in these courses can be applied to any painting style and any skill level. … View

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Watercolor Depth and Realism, Level 2 - Color, Shadows, Perspective, Edges, and Unifying Washes

Are you looking for intermediate-level watercolor instruction and new watercolor techniques? Add greater depth to your watercolors using techniques Laurie Humble has included in her book Watercolor Depth & Realism. This is level two of a new 3-part online watercolor tutorial and course. Watercolor tips and lessons learned in these courses can be applied to any painting style and any skill level, and you will be one step closer to learning how to watercolor like the pros! You will be amazed at the new levels of dimension you will create! … View

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Watercolor Depth and Realism, Level 1 – Basics, Composition, Values, and Understanding Color

Have you always wondered how to watercolor like the pros? Do you wish you could receive professional watercolor instruction from the comfort of your own home? Well, Artist’s Network University has a new online watercolor course series for you! Add greater depth to your watercolors using watercolor techniques Laurie Humble has included in her book Watercolor Depth & Realism. This is level one of a new 3-part online watercolor tutorial and class. Watercolor tips and lessons learned in these courses can be applied to any painting style and any skill … View

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Art Critique Seminar

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses.   As you know, producing art is primarily a solitary activity. In many cases, any evaluation is limited to self-critique or the feedback of family & friends. Although there’s certainly a place for the encouragement of family and friends, an unbiased art critique is essential to artistic growth. Have you ever asked yourself the question, “What would it be like if a professional artist were to critique my … View

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Online Course: Painting Flowers in Watercolor

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. Learn how to paint watercolor flowers with expert artist and workshop instructor Joyce Faulknor. In this easy-to-follow watercolor tutorial, Joyce shares simple techniques for painting watercolor flowers. Joyce is here to guide you with proven techniques for creating beautiful, light-filled florals. You’ll learn her unique method of working dark to light to get stunning translucent color without having to spend loads of time building glazes. By the time … View

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Online Course: Painting Stunning Crystal and Glass in Watercolor

Check back soon to see when this course will be offered again. Click here to see a list of currently available courses. The nature of light is elusive. It appears in subtle rays and warm reflections that are beautiful to behold but challenging to recreate, especially when painting glass in watercolor—until now. In this watercolor tutorial, expert artist Joyce Faulknor take the mystery out of painting light and reflection, showing you how to observe and paint light in a rewarding new way—by working dark to light. In this course, you’ll … View

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Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner

Learn how to capture the beauty and radiance of watercolor in this watercolor for beginners online course—even if you’ve never painted before! Professional watercolorist Annie Strack will provide you with realistic watercolor instruction, watercolor tips, and take you through the essential techniques and concepts of watercolor painting. You’ll learn how to use your watercolor materials to create washes, work wet-into-wet, suggest value changes, establish color and light, execute stunning compositions and much more. For those of you wondering how to watercolor like the pros, this is the perfect introductory course for you! View