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BEST FOR BEGINNERS
Acrylic paint scattered in a paint box. 4 Min Read
You've got your acrylic paint, your work surface is ready to go, and you're really inspired to paint. Now comes the fun part: Actually putting paint on paper!
by Jessie Oleson Moore
Methods: Basic Brushstrokes 19:41
Explore a number of mark-making techniques with two types of brushes: flat and round. Kateri demonstrates how to lift pigment, create sharp edges and make a variety of lines, including twisting, flat, thick-to-thin and more.
2h 1min
Learn accessible techniques for beautiful mixed media!
with Lindsay Weirich
Mix the glowing, harmonious watercolors you want, every time. Learn how using fundamental techniques and a limited palette of just six pigments.
with Kateri Ewing
Dipping paintbrush in water 3 Min Read
The flowing colors, the unpredictable pigment, the spectrum of saturation — watercolors are both beautiful and intimidating. But watercolor newbies, don't let a little uncertainty scare you away. These 10 tips were designed to beat your fear and get a brush in your hand.
by Jessie Oleson Moore
What You Need: Brushes 13:33
Take a look at the different types of brushes available as Nina explains what each one does, plus cleaning and care instructions.
3h 39min
Learn to use color-mixing techniques and a variety of palettes to create eye-catching works of art!
with Jay Senetchko
Artistic equipment in a artist studio: empty artist canvas on wooden easel and paint brushes Retro toned photo. 2 Min Read
So you’ve got a big, blank canvas to work with? We’ll save you the corny life cliches, and instead give you the know-how you need to get started filling it up. Just add your own creative ideas and go!
by Jessie Oleson Moore
PROJECT IDEAS
Floral Watercolor Painting With Embroidered Details 2 Min Read
Watercolor painting and embroidery. Both great art forms. But have you considered a mash-up? (Bear with us here!) Hey, it works for the most unlikely musician pairings, and it will work here. In fact, adding thread to a watercolor work will definitely add a robust new dimension to your work — a unique sculptural effect that will draw admirers.
by Sara Barnes
Flowers & Pitcher 29:03
Focus on your still life's focal point. Starting with the flowers, Mary shares tips on using warm and cool yellow tones to guide the viewer's eyes through the painting. Afterwards, move on to the pitcher as you learn to create a shimmering reflection with glazes.
Gel Mediums 20:54
Gel mediums are ideal for extending colors without losing their body. Rhéni shows you how to achieve varying thickness by applying and mixing regular gels with these thicker gels. And for dramatic texture, find out how thicker paints can help. Along the way, you'll pick up new applications for mediums you've already visited.
1h 55min
Capture the magic of the outdoors in well-composed landscapes with exceptionally vibrant color.
with Robert Carsten
Painting with blue watercolor paint 1 Min Read
If you have the urge to paint, don't let the lack of paint stop you! You've probably got everything you need to make DIY watercolor paints in your kitchen already.
by Sara Barnes
2h 5min
Brush up on essential watercolor techniques and watch your abilities bloom.
with Kristy Rice
Summer: Painting the Leaves 22:46
Step into the all-green scene of summer! Marianne demonstrates how she breaks down tree photos by creating groupings of leaves, making big leafy trees, such as weeping willows, easier to paint. Then learn how to create form with highlights and shadows and vary the color for a realistic touch.
2h 54min
Use acrylic or oil paints to capture the grace, power and personality of horses in portrait. Learn how to paint these magnificent animals using simple techniques.
with Andrea Gianchiglia
See how "artist of the sea" Robert Wyland makes a big statement with his larger-than-life murals.
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2h 43min
Create lifelike watercolors without a lifetime of practice! Use easy-to-replicate techniques to achieve results you're proud to say you painted.
with Anna Mason
2h 34min
Record and celebrate your everyday and extraordinary adventures.
with Judith Cassel-Mamet
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2h 12min
Take the next steps in your watercolor journey with three nature-inspired paintings.
with Kateri Ewing
1h 51min
Artists. Innovators. Problem solvers. Tastemakers. Meet 16 brilliant creatives who boldly push boundaries and challenge the status quo, inspiring others to follow their hearts and pursue their passions.
with Bluprint
2h 31min
Elevate your art journaling with a variety of water-based materials.
with Judith Cassel-Mamet
21min
Many artists use their work to express and question ideas about the self. In this Craftsy Original miniseries, we investigate identity through the lens of four individuals, taking a glimpse into their process as they embark on one of the most personal artistic exercises — the self-portrait.
5h 10min
Everything you need to start painting with acrylic — tools, techniques and more.
with Nina Weiss
2h 24min
Build your skills and create a watercolor painting that you can be proud of, even if you’re a beginner!
with Mary P. Murphy
1h 51min
Incorporate a daily sketching routine into your busy 21st-century life.
with Suma CM
2h 34min
Record and celebrate your everyday and extraordinary adventures.
with Judith Cassel-Mamet
6h 2min
Everything you need to start painting with watercolors.
with Kateri Ewing
2h 15min
Master a mixed media combo for art that’s saturated with color, depth and creative inspiration.
with Janie Gildow
2h 5min
Brush up on essential watercolor techniques and watch your abilities bloom.
with Kristy Rice
1h 47min
Put a stencil on anything!
with Ed Roth
2h 28min
Go beyond the paint to breathe new life into your acrylics!
with Rheni Tauchid
2h 49min
Stretch your creative boundaries with materials you’ve never tried before.
with Carol Nelson
1h 53min
Learn how to paint realistic-looking fruit using versatile watercolor techniques.
with Anna Mason
2h 1min
Learn accessible techniques for beautiful mixed media!
with Lindsay Weirich
2h 1min
Learn painting essentials to start working with oils and acrylics! It's never been easier with an online class you can refer to for years to come.
with Patrick Howe
2h 24min
Improve the realism of your waterscapes by learning how to paint convincing reflections on both tranquil and choppy waters.
with Peter John Reid
2h 22min
Capture any view that captivates you! Paint your favorite outdoor scenes quickly in loose, luminous watercolor sketches.
with Angela Fehr
1h 55min
Capture the magic of the outdoors in well-composed landscapes with exceptionally vibrant color.
with Robert Carsten
2h 55min
Simplify any cityscape to capture the character of your favorite urban scenes. Learn how to sketch building facades, textures, windows and much more.
with Shari Blaukopf
Mix the glowing, harmonious watercolors you want, every time. Learn how using fundamental techniques and a limited palette of just six pigments.
with Kateri Ewing
2h 43min
Create lifelike watercolors without a lifetime of practice! Use easy-to-replicate techniques to achieve results you're proud to say you painted.
with Anna Mason
2h 54min
Use acrylic or oil paints to capture the grace, power and personality of horses in portrait. Learn how to paint these magnificent animals using simple techniques.
with Andrea Gianchiglia
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