How to Play, Experiment, & Plan with a Watercolor Sketchbook

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How to Play, Experiment, & Plan with a Watercolor Sketchbook

Course Description:

Welcome to How To Play, Experiment, And Plan With A Watercolor Sketchbook! Over the last fifteen years, Shelby Abrahamsen has learned A LOT about working with watercolors. The most important lesson? Understanding the importance of just playing with her paints!

There is so much possibility when it comes to painting loosely and experimenting with watercolors. In this course, Shelby will guide you through getting in the correct mindset, overcoming first-page fear, using your sketchbook to develop your confidence and style, and how to plan paintings with rough sketches and thumbnails.

So stick around to see how a watercolor sketchbook can unlock your painting skills and launch you forward leaps and bounds!

What’s In The Course?

  • 6 Videos
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Self-Paced

Course Level: Beginner
Run Time: 31 minutes

What You Will Learn:

  • How to get in the right mindset for artistic experimentation and play
  • How to conquer first-page fear and make your mark on your page
  • How to plan a painting with rough sketches and thumbnails

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Mixed media sketchbook
  • Watercolor paints
  • Watercolor brushes
  • Two jars of water
  • Cotton rag or paper towel
  • Masking tape (optional)
  • Heat tool (optional)


In this course, your instructor will demonstrate exercises designed to help jumpstart your creativity and encourage you to create your own art pieces.

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Jim Rose
Posted 5 days ago
Practice - Practice - Practice

I actually have two sketch books - one only for pencil work so I can practice drawing things and one mixed media for those “things” I need practice with color. For me, the courses are becoming more challenging and I’m feeling frustrated at falling behind. Maybe an additional week to complete the course would have been helpful but then others might get bored if things don’t move faster.

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