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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 so personable and started me with exactly what I needed. I've skipped over a lot of the basics when doing watercolor on my own and I'm glad to have a direction. Results will be good.

Sandy (Watercolor Painting lessons with Sharron J.)

Sharron was wonderful!! Her experience is amazing. She provides direction, practical tips, support all rolled into an hour of enjoyment!

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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!

Certified Watercolor Painting Teachers

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?

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?

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?

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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