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Template Watercolor Techniques (for Beginners!) 
Online Course

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Who is this basic watercolor techniques course for?

This is the course you should start with if you really want to make progress with watercolors. Start from the beginning (even if you have been painting for a while) with the most basic washes and blends. Gain control over the paint, no happy accidents here, because the happiest accidents happen when you are confident and knowledgeable with the medium.

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My basic watercolor painting course is great for:

  • Complete beginners who are starting from scratch

  • Intermediate painters who are frustrated at their lack of control of the medium and would benefit from going ‘back to basics’

  • Students returning to art after a long break

"Michele you are a FANTASTIC teacher, I love how you break the techniques down so that they are easily understood by the most 'beginningest' beginner and you are always on hand with advice and encouragement. I highly recommend the course."

Melanie Baynes, Sheffield, UK

Price includes lifetime access

You can complete this course at your own speed and re-visit modules as often as you like...

What you will learn:

  • How to gain confidence by starting right from the beginning

  • No subjects, just techniques in-depth

  • Choose the right materials and brush size so you control results

  • Learn how to do a perfect flat wash even around other shapes

  • Learn graduated (faded) washes, perfect for skies

  • Achieve sharp edges, blended edges and choose the right pigments

  • Learn how to avoid drying lines and bleeding by controlling water levels

The basic watercolor techniques course includes:

10 Modules

Each module teaches a basic technique, clearly explained, with video and text, tips and troubleshooting help to ensure success!

  • Lifetime access, view content as many times as you like

  • Email support and a dedicated Facebook group for students

  • Introduction and materials videos/PDFs

  • A handy site access guide to help you log in and navigate

  • 10 Modules (lessons) each teaching a new technique

  • 1hr 57 minutes of videos

  • 12 downloadable PDFs including step by steps to accompany the lessons, each with a trouble-shooting guide to help with common issues

  • 20 downloadable photos for optional practice

Basic Watercolor Techniques Course Curriculum:

  1. Welcome to the course! - An introduction

  2. Thinkific Course Access Guide

  3. Recommended Art Materials

  4. Module 1 The Perfect Flat Wash

  5. Module 2 A Flat Wash around a 'Floating' Object

  6. Module 3 A Flat Wash between Complex Areas

  7. Module 4 A Graduated Wash on Wet Paper

  8. Module 5 A Graduated Wash on Dry Paper

  9. Module 6 A Blended Edge in a Small Area on Wet Paper

  10. Module 7 A Blended Edge in a Small Area on Dry Paper

  11. Module 8 A Blended Edge on top of a Pre-painted Area

  12. Module 9 Painting Dark Paint or Silhouettes on White Paper

  13. Module 10 Painting on a Dry, Pre-painted Area

"I absolutely love learning with you; the details you provide are excellent. I have taken quite a few art courses online, yours are my favorites!"

Cathy Parish, Ohio USA

For just $99


How Much is the course in British pounds or another currency?

The exchange rate changes every day but you can get a rough idea by putting the question into Google. There may be slight variations depending on which conversion metrics the Thinkific site is using but you can certainly get a good idea of the approximate price. Remember to do this on the same day you intend to buy the course. When you buy Thinkific will automatically convert the price to charge you the right amount of money for your local currency.

What if i don't have PayPal?

Paypal is just the method by which the site receives payment, you can pay with your usual credit or debit card.

What support will I get?

In addition to email access to Michele, there is a dedicated Facebook group, just for students of Michele’s Thinkific courses, where you can compare results and get advice alongside other students. If you have any access or log in issues or trouble understanding how to navigate the site you can also request a special PDF guide that will make everything clear.

How long will I have access to the course for?

After you buy the course you have lifetime access, you can take the course at your leisure and re-visit any of the modules you like. Plus you will automatically have access to any additional content or upgrades that are added at a later date.

How is the course structured?

There are 10 modules each with a full video tutorial, and two downloadable PDFs. The first PDF is an illustrated step by step of the technique taught in the video, it also includes additional tips and troubleshooting to help you figure out any issues you are having. The second PDF gives you two copyright free photographs to complete larger paintings from (optional).

What materials will I need to buy?

If you already have paper, paint and brushes you may not need to buy anything. I will not be insisting you have exact colors and brands. However, there will be a video and downloadable PDF with tons of advice and links to suggested materials so you can choose what to buy if you don’t have anything.

The full course is $99

"This course helped me a lot understanding watercolour vocabulary and to master the techniques associated with them."

Lucie Burelle, Québec, Canada

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