Getting To Know Your Watercolor Paint: Beginner’s Guide

Current Status
Not Enrolled
Get Started

Course Level:

Total Run Time:
54 minutes

Total Videos:

Course Description:

Boost your confidence with watercolors in this beginner-friendly class led by artist, blogger, and creator Miranda Balogh! This course is designed to help you explore different techniques while getting acquainted with your paints better – all within Foxsy’s nurturing learning environment that encourages experimentation without fear of judgment.

Miranda will guide you through exercises focusing on color swatching, mixing and blending primary colors, testing transparency over ink lines, as well as examining the staining properties of pigments. By understanding these characteristics inherent in each pigment type from your own paint set(s), you’ll be empowered to make informed decisions when choosing colors for future paintings.

This class offers an opportunity not just to learn but also to play around with materials at hand – fostering curiosity about art while making creativity fun!

What You Will Learn:

  • The importance of using cheaper paper for experimenting
  • How one brush can suffice for various exercises
  • Ways to effectively use any kind of paint along with six chosen colors
  • The rationale behind using two jars of water while painting
  • An introduction to incorporating an ink pen/marker later in the process
  • A swatching technique using cool/warm primaries
  • Experimentation process involving color mixing/blending via combinations like yellow + blue etc.

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Paper, either mixed media or watercolor
  • Paintbrush
  • Watercolor paints
  • Two jars of water
  • Mixing well
  • Rag or paper towels

Meet Your Instructor:

Miranda Balogh

Blogger at

This Is A Live Class Replay:

This is an edited replay of a Foxsy Live Class. If you’re interested in interacting directly with instructors, check out the upcoming Live Class schedule.

What’s In This Class?

  • 1 Video
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Self-Paced

Course Level: Beginner
Run Time: 54 minutes

Ratings and Reviews

Avg. Rating
0 Ratings
What's your experience? We'd love to know!
No Reviews Found!
Show more reviews
What's your experience? We'd love to know!