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The Magic of Watercolor

with Molly Murrah

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  •   01 Class Overview

    1:05:57
  •   04 Understanding Color

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Class duration: 9h 51m

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About The Class

Join Molly Murrah for a fun, 5-week watercolor class for beginners. Learn about color, papers, brushes, drawing and composition, as well as many great painting techniques that will get you working and playing with watercolors!

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Overview

    1:05:57
  2. 02

    Q&A

    47:19
  3. 03

    Paint Properties

    25:46
  4. 04

    Understanding Color

    11:06
  5. 05

    The Color Wheel

    22:18
  6. 06

    Other Color Terms

    21:35
  7. 07

    Mixing Colors

    10:27
  8. 08

    Light & Shadow

    13:11
  9. 09

    Q&A

    21:36
  10. 10

    Paper & Brushes - Introduction

    05:12
  11. 11

    Papers & Manufacturers

    41:35
  12. 12

    Watercolor Brushes

    45:21
  13. 13

    Putting it All Together

    14:13
  14. 14

    Q&A

    23:24
  15. 15

    Drawing & Compostion - Introduction

    04:09
  16. 16

    Drawing for Painting

    50:40
  17. 17

    Proportion and Perspective

    29:47
  18. 18

    Supplies for Next Week

    48:09
  19. 19

    Additional Fundamentals (The Fun Stuff!) - Intro

    05:00
  20. 20

    Creating Textures

    11:57
  21. 21

    Reserving Whites & Lifting

    29:11
  22. 22

    Wax Resist

    07:00
  23. 23

    Other Techniques

    25:37
  24. 24

    Things to Remember

    10:57

Meet Your Expert

Molly Murrah

Molly Murrah began painting in watercolor 20 years ago on an excursion to Greece. To date, she has exhibited in many national and international shows, and has won several awards. She is a past President and currently involved volunteer for the Northwest Watercolor Society, an international organization and one of the top watercolor societies in the country. ... read more

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100% of students recommend this class.
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  • Susan Mueller

    February 2018

    Absolutely loved this class! I've been fiddling with watercolor for the last year, but have never really taken any art classes. This was the perfect intro level class in so many ways, covering basic principles of color, composition, etc. - and always in a warm, encouraging atmosphere. I learned so much about watercolor as a medium, and I would recommend this to anyone interested in getting involved with it. Would love to take a class with Molly again!

  • Creativelive Student

    Creativelive Student

    February 2015

    I absolutely love this medium and have owned the material for about 5 or so years now, afraid to waste them. I've bought books but realizing I am both a visual and audio learner, this is the format for me. It is so important for me to be able to replay and review the information that taking a local course is just not as convenient as this has been for me. Molly is a delight to watch and listen to, she is such a wealth of knowledge. Thank you Molly and thank you CreativeLive!!! I am in love with this site.

  • Linda Berg

    February 2018

    Molly is captivating! Her soothing voice exudes her love of watercolour painting! She is very organized and knows how to paint with watercolours and how to teach it as well. Not all painters can teach... I was drawn into her 'teachings', loved listening to her wealth of knowledge, and signed up for her course. Oh, I recommend it totally!

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