Watercolor Beginner Crash Course

Beginner Crash Course

Inside this watercolor course

If you have never painted in watercolor before and don’t know where to start from, this Complete Beginner Course will give you the best introduction to this beautiful media along with some fun exercises to perform! Take your time and get familiar with watercolor at your own pace.

The crash course includes 30 independent courses devoted to specific topics. You can watch any course at any time, they are not connected with each other. So if you feel like some of the lessons are too simple for you, jump right into the one that brings the most value.

However, if this is your first time painting with watercolors, we recommend you start from the very first class. Each lesson discovers a particular technique or tool and will help you progress really fast.

The crash course starts from a Novice class where you literally discover the main features of watercolor: from the right way to hold a brush, the way to press it down the paper to exploring its transparency & other important feature.

In this crash course, we cover every watercolor technique in-depth, provide interesting exercises to consolidate knowledge and practical paintings where you can apply theory in practice. We also review art supplies, learn color mixing rules based on color wheels, discover the main rules and mistakes made in watercolor, and so much more!

This crash course does not only provide exciting topics to paint in watercolor but teaches “the why” of this medium based on a strong theoretical foundation. You will be able to apply this knowledge in your future artworks without depending on a teacher anymore!

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Quality Video & Sound

We use professional equipment in a studio to record our videos. The sound is crisp, the image is clear and you will never miss a detail! Watch from any device from anywhere in the world.

Easy To Follow Lessons

Every course has a clear structure: from art tools to a color palette to the first layer. Every stroke is demonstrated from 2 angles and every technique is explained. And if you have questions you can always ask us directly.

Strong Theoretical Basis

No guess-work and intuitive painting. Our lessons are based on theory and academic knowledge which give students the ability to paint with confidence. You will not only know the "how" but also "the why".

Watercolor techniques you will explore


12 major watercolor techniques in detail: wet on wet, wet on dry, dry on dry, negative space, lifting, preserving white, and more.


"The what" and "the why" of watercolor as a medium.


Discovering color whells and how to use them to create harmonious color mixes.


Learning & practicing watercolors washes: flat, graded, mixed.


Watercolor tricks, secrets and special techniques to cerate outstanding paintings.


Discover main watercolor mistakes aspiring artists make and how to avoid them.

Lessons in this watercolor course

Lesson 1 Beginner Course
Lesson 4 Beginner Course
Lesson 7 Beginner Course
Lesson 10 Beginner Course
Lesson 13 Beginner Course
Lesson 16 Beginner Course
Lesson 19 Beginner Course
Lesson 22 Beginner Course
Lesson 25 Beginner Course
Lesson 28 Beginner Course
Lesson 2 Beginner Course
Lesson 5 Beginner Course
Lesson 8 Beginner Course
Lesson 11 Beginner Course
Lesson 14 Beginner Course
Lesson 17 Beginner Course
Lesson 20 Beginner Course
Lesson 23 Beginner Course
Lesson 26 Beginner Course
Lesson 29 Beginner Course
Lesson 3 Beginner Course
Lesson 6 Beginner Course
Lesson 9 Beginner Course
Lesson 12 Beginner Course
Lesson 15 Beginner Course
Lesson 18 Beginner Course
Lesson 21 Beginner Course
Lesson 24 Beginner Course
Lesson 27 Beginner Course
Lesson 30 Beginner Course

Meet your teacher, Yana

Professional Watercolor Artist

Yana is a professional award-winning watercolor artist with more than 10 years of experience.

She’s tried different techniques and approaches to watercolor.

She hosted weekly workshops in Thailand and organized classes and art events in different countries of Asia and Europe. Her work was group-exhibited in Vietnam and Spain, and original pieces are now in private collections around the world.

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