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Sharon M.

Sharon M.

5(22)
Watercolor has a very special place in my heart because it is most like Scenic painting which was my career for 10 years before I became a teacher. There are some wonderful, quick, techniques you can learn in the first few lessons. If it is your first experience in art, I would recommend a few lessons in drawing or design before continuing. Watercolor is not an easy medium and so I don't recommend it to students with no drawing or design experience, however, a few lessons in these areas can get you on your way and if your interest is in using watercolor for abstract paintings or design work, then it can easily be incorporated into the watercolor lessons.
$1$55
/60 mins
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Jane M.

Jane M.

4.9(49)
I teach what you want to learn. Lessons may include: Basic or advanced techniques. Mixing vibrant hues. Wet-on-wet. Dry brush. Masking. Glazing. Dew drops on flowers. Textures--using salt, layering, sponges, scratching, lifting, etc. Considering your light source. Loosening up. Managing the water to pigment ratio. Paper selection. Setting up your palette. What paints to use. And brushes: how many, what kind and brand? Painting outdoors in the open air, or from photographs, or from a still life. Using your phone to help you critique your painting. All levels--from beginner to advanced. Demonstrations on creating watercolors in the style of famous watercolorists like John Singer Sargent, or Winslow Homer. Subject matter can include journaling, watercolor sketching, landscapes, seascapes, florals, abstracts, still life, urban settings, color grids, and more. Additionally, you can schedule a lesson and let me know that you want to use it as a critique to review some of your work. I recommend the 45 minute session for a critique.
$1$70
/45 mins
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Melissa M.

Melissa M.

4.8(42)
Lessons would be individualized to focus on areas that need the most guidance.
$1$20
/30 mins
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Megan R.

Megan R.

4.9(73)
In private watercolor classes I will show you the basics of watercolor and the ways to make it fun. Popular classes include how to paint animals, faces or landscapes. Water colors are wonderful for illustration, expressive art or realism. Watercolor is a relaxing and meditative medium perfect for a busy life to slow down and appreciate the creative flow. 30 MINUTE CRITIQUE: If you want a critique of your artwork to help you with the next steps , sign up for the 30 minute class, you will receive a recording of the class . GROUP CLASSES: I also offer group classes for friends , student and co workers .
$1$89
/60 mins
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Deron C.

Deron C.

4.7(17)
Teaching artist Deron Cohen will guide you step-by-step through how to re-create an image in watercolor paint. Learn techniques and tricks!
$1$40
/30 mins
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David Z.

David Z.

5(11)
• Use materials such as pens and ink, watercolors, charcoal and oil to create artwork. • Confer with clients and other interested parties regarding the nature and content of artwork to be produced. • Explain and demonstrate artistic techniques for clients of all ages. • Collaborate, gather materials and design curriculum for art workshops in the community: o Charcoal Over Watercolor Workshop o Watercolor Workshop o Acrylic Painting Workshop o Self-Portraits in Charcoal Workshop o Mixed Media Black Ink Over Gouache Workshop o Oil Pastel Workshop “Beekle, The Imaginary Friend” • Providing professional framing services for art workshop clientele • Art brokering and marketing art material at various shows including: o Art Show- Prairie Arts Festival, Schaumburg, 5-28-2017 • Sales, Murals Advertising and Promotional Artwork
$1$59
/60 mins
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Kelvin L.

Kelvin L.

4.8(161)
I have been teaching water painting for almost 10 years.. This is a very exciting class! Students will learn How to Paint Watercolors, How to hold a watercolor brush and Basic Brush Control Exercises etc... I will get you started and perhaps inspire you, as a watercolor painter. I can supply lessons on the craft and skills, but purpose is what is driving you to want to try to create art. What that vision is, is unique for everyone. The footsteps of the path that lies before you are yours to follow until you can find your own path. So what are you waiting for ? Sign up your lesson today!
$1$35
/30 mins
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Sharron J.

Sharron J.

5(21)
Watercolor painting has a way of showing emotion and expression. The most fabulous thing about being an artist is that boundaries regarding creativity are non-existent. The artist is always in a state of learning. Art is a progressive practice that takes time to develop. Students will be introduced to the color wheel, basic materials needed, perspective, and the differences between realistic and impressionistic painting techniques. The students main objective is to learn, by painting what the individual wishes to paint (personal projects that sparks and continues the creativity within). Materials are not included. Watercolor painting lessons will be assessed based on the individual's current abilities and their goals. Note: For virtual sessions, the student will need to create a conducive workspace that will allow teacher/student viewing of art work in progress. The student will need a workspace with lots of light. Often, I will ask to see the students progress, so that I may be able critique and give advise on their work in progress. For short-term sessions (virtual or in-person), the teacher and student will collaborate and determine how the student will get the most out of their session. NOTE: THERE ARE NO IN-PERSON LESSONS DURING THE WINTER MONTHS (DECEMBER - MARCH)
$1$35
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My first lesson was great. Melissa started off very basic for me, as I requested, and answered all my questions and emails.

Jan (Watercolor Painting lessons with Melissa M.)

Sharon was my introduction to watercolor painting! Her suggestions were very helpful. Her depth of knowledge and experience were stimulating and lead me to read and research artists and concepts. She

Jennie (Watercolor Painting lessons with Sharon M.)

Ohashi's ability to communicate as an instructor is great! His watercolor technique is fantastic, in my opinion. I went to one of his openings in NYC, and it was really impressive. Highly recommend!

Brad (Watercolor Painting lessons with Ohashi R.)

Take lessons made the right choice in selecting David to be my instructor. In a short time I have learned more than I thought was ever possible for me. He is humorous, kind, direct, knowledgeable and

Cheryl (Watercolor Painting lessons with David Z.)

My first lesson was great. Melissa started off very basic for me, as I requested, and answered all my questions and emails.

Jan (Watercolor Painting lessons with Melissa M.)

Sharon was my introduction to watercolor painting! Her suggestions were very helpful. Her depth of knowledge and experience were stimulating and lead me to read and research artists and concepts. She

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Watercolor Painting Lessons

When you think of watercolor painting, famous artists like Willian Blake or J.M.W. Turner might come to mind. If this is the case, you might be surprised to learn that watercolor painting actually dates back to the early cave drawings in the Paleolithic era! Regardless of its history, this style of painting continues to be popular today.

If you’re interested in learning this art form, then it’s time to take advantage of our watercolor painting lessons. We feature the best online watercolor painting lessons and in-person sessions where you have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a certified teacher. Sign up with us today!

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Ready to start learning this art form or improving your current watercolor painting skills? You’ve come to the right place. Our certified and background-checked watercolor painting teachers are eager to help you on your artistic journey.

To find a teacher who matches your needs and budget, browse our talented artists. You can see each teacher’s profile and find out more information regarding their expertise, qualifications, schedule, and rates. We strive to keep our lessons low cost, so on average, a 60-minute session is $63, and a 30-minute session is $39. Once you’ve reviewed each teacher’s profile and found your ideal match, you can decide when you’d like to meet for your lessons. With that taken care of, the last step is choosing your preferred lesson package.

At TakeLessons, we make it easier than ever to begin learning the ins and outs of watercolor painting!

Watercolor Painting Online Lessons for All Ages

Watercolor painting is a fun and interesting activity for artists of all ages. Students have the opportunity to tap into their creativity and express themselves through artwork. Because it’s such a wonderful activity for everyone, we offer watercolor painting lessons for kids and adults.

Our professional watercolor painting teachers have what it takes to instruct students of any age. Is your seven-year-old daughter a budding painter? Or are you looking to take on a new hobby? Anyone, no matter how old they are, can sign up for our lessons! Join today to find the perfect session for you.

Watercolor Painting Lessons for All Levels

You don’t have to be a skilled painter or artist to join our lessons. In fact, you don’t need to come to our classes with any prior knowledge of watercolor painting! That’s because our lessons are open to students of all skill levels.

We offer watercolor painting lessons for beginners. Here, you can learn the basics of this art form. Plus, we also offer intermediate and advanced classes for those who have some prior painting experience. When you sign up for your lessons, your teacher will assess where you are and create a customized lesson plan that aligns with your skills.

Sample Curriculum for Beginner Watercolor Painting Lessons

In beginner watercolor painting lessons, your teacher might cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to watercolors (learn about the different types and forms of watercolor paints)
  • Gather your supplies (brushes, papers, palettes, and more)
  • Learn how to begin a watercolor painting (wet-on-wet vs. wet-on-dry)
  • Practice mixing, diluting, and building up colors
  • Perform tricks with salt and heat

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Watercolor Painting Lessons

In these lessons, your teacher might choose to cover the following subjects:

  • Experiment with different substrates (weights of paper, plaster, wood, etc.)
  • Practice precision painting
  • Consider composition and negative space
  • Learn how to work in layers
  • Use color theory to create visually dynamic compositions

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Watercolor Painting Lessons

Subjects taught in advanced lessons depend greatly on the individual student's interests and goals. Your teacher might choose to cover the following topics:

  • Develop personal style and techniques
  • Workshop your composition and collection ideas
  • Hone your skills and challenge yourself with unique subject matters
  • Prepare a collection for a gallery showing
  • Learn all about the business of art

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What is the best way to learn watercolor painting?

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Picking up a paintbrush and giving it a go is a great start to learn watercolor painting! However, the best way to learn the ins and outs is to sign up for watercolor painting lessons for beginners. In these classes, you’ll receive an introduction to this art form, which includes learning the different styles, understanding the supplies, and figuring out how to mix colors. You’ll learn the fundamental skills you need to begin making masterpieces of your own.

Can I teach myself to watercolor paint?

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Yes, anyone can pick up a paintbrush and begin watercolor painting, but if you’d like to put yourself on the right track, we recommend studying with a private tutor. During your watercolor painting sessions, you don’t have to worry about getting frustrated or picking up bad habits because your tutor will be there with you every step of the way. With your tutor’s support and guidance, you’ll be creating your own works of art in no time!

How do I start watercolor painting?

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If you’re serious about watercolor painting, then we suggest signing up for watercolor painting lessons. You can start with beginner lessons for an introduction to this style of painting, and then you can work your way up to advanced courses where you’ll learn more challenging techniques and fine-tune your personal style. When you take our lessons, you can build a strong foundation for which you can continue to grow and improve your painting skills.

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