Watercolor Basics With Erica @TheSleepyPine

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1 hour, 44 minutes

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Course Description:

Learning the basics of watercolor can be a beautiful (and surprisingly intuitive) process. Join me as I share the things I have learned over the last 5 years by using watercolor paints!

In this course, we’ll explore how to intuitively paint with watercolor, adjust your mindset to create a magical experience, and how to plan a painting. My goal for the end of this course is for you to feel confident in your painting.

Let’s experience the whimsy of our world together!

What You Will Learn:

  • How to use watercolor paints in an intuitive way
  • How to empower yourself to explore new and creative methods of painting
  • How to take your ideas and turn them into reality with intentional planning and execution of your paintings

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Journal
  • Watercolor brushes
  • Watercolor paints
  • Brush pen (optional)
  • Fine liner pen (optional)
  • White gel pen (optional)
  • Felt tip pen (optional)
  • Masking fluid (optional)
  • Imitation gold leaf (optional)
  • Gilding adhesive (optional)
  • Salt (optional)
  • Rubbing alcohol (optional)
  • Bubble wrap (optional)
  • Crayons (optional)
  • Pressed flowers (optional)

Explore The Basics:

In this course, you’ll learn everything you need to know to get started with watercolors. Paint along with instructor Erica Gilliam as she demonstrates several creative exercises to help familiarize you with your paints.

This course is part of the Watercolor Academy

What’s In The Course?

  • 22 Videos
  • Self-Paced

Course Level: Beginner
Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes

Meet Your Instructor:

Erica Gilliam

Blogger at TheSleepyPine.com

Ratings and Reviews

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16 Ratings
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Avatar mcquigg
Posted 4 weeks ago
Decent bits of information

I found the jumps in the video to be a bit distracting, unfortunately. Other than that, the material was presented in a clear and logical fashion, and I was able to gather up some decent bits of information that I'll be using in my watercolor journey.

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Avatar Rruss22
Posted 2 months ago
So grateful for this course!

Loved how accessible this course was, and really appreciated the content around developing style and working through the muck. Thank you!

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Avatar Kolina Winburn
Posted 4 months ago
Learned so many things!

What i loved most about this course was the painting planning section. It covered so many things that i had been wondering during my time painting. I do which we could see more examples of lessons in action. Specifically the fixing mistakes section.

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Avatar Sorceia Bumgarner
Posted 4 months ago
View instructors work IRT

I wish the instructor would use a document camera or something similar during demonstrations. It makes it a lot easier to see their work as they are doing it.

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Avatar Mary Sharp
Posted 6 months ago
What a Delight!

I loved this class! Erica is so pleasant and creates a warm, inviting environment to learn so many things. I really liked hearing about her own journey starting out with watercolors, because I felt the same about saving my journal for perfect art and I didn't know about layering. l enjoyed the lessons about finding your own style and the difference between copying and using references as well.

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Avatar pjon1230
Posted 8 months ago
Redding Miss. BBs or Shelbys'blogs. The amount of information is amazing.

I have taken other classes and didn't find them enjoyable. The people that are at Foxsy seem to be interested in me as person and not only needing me to buy lots of paint. It has been a pleasure to be part of this. THanks Chucck

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Avatar Jim Rose
Posted 8 months ago
A lot to learn

Erica did a great job covering all the basic aspects of watercolor painting.

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Avatar Liz Pokorski
Posted 10 months ago
Full of great information

This course is full of information for the beginner and even seasoned artists. The instructor loves this medium and it shows in her presentations...she is excited to share her experiences with watercolor, good and bad, and pass on lessons learned! Fully recommend this course!

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Avatar Virginie Grin
Posted 11 months ago
Very happy with this course

Hi, I highly recommend this course. It covers a lot of important basis, such as painting with layers, in a new way for me.

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Avatar Rebecca Roode
Posted 12 months ago
Such a great intro

I had never done anything with watercolors before this course. I didn't even consider myself talented in this area. This course made it so easy to get started. The vibe is calm, happy and helpful. I have really enjoyed starting my watercolor journey this way and look forward to many more Foxsy courses!

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