Getting Started with Watercolor & Gouache Paints
with Mary Jane Begin
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01 Class Introduction06:26
09 Types of Watercolor Paper10:20
10 Demo: Create a Gradient with Gouache Paints09:50
Class duration: 2h 37mSee all 13 lessons
About The Class
Start working with watercolors today!
Are you interested in working with watercolor and/or gouache paints but not sure how to get started? In this course artist and illustrator, Mary Jane Begin will introduce you to the world of watercolor and gouache paints. This class is perfect for beginners looking to learn the basics of the medium in order to begin a painting practice. By the end of this course, you will be equipped with the know-how to pick up a brush and start experimenting with watercolors and gouache!
In this class you’ll learn:
- All about the different types of watercolor and gouache paints available on the market and how they work
- Which brushes and papers to use with those paints
- How to begin making simple marks and shapes to familiarize yourself with the medium
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Materials For Watercolor and Gouache Paintings14:06
Opacity and Transparency of Color08:48
Natural Man Made Synthetic Sponges07:34
Brushes and Other Tools For Watercolors15:34
Watercolor Tools and Supplies Q&A14:25
Soaking and Stretching Watercolor Paper07:08
Types of Watercolor Paper10:20
Demo: Create a Gradient with Gouache Paints09:50
Gouache Illustration Board06:37
Demo: Gouache and Watercolor Ball and Cube23:17
Demo: Explore with Gouache25:40
Mary Jane Begin
As an award-winning illustrator and author of children’s picture books, a Rhode Island School of Design graduate and professor in the Illustration Department at RISD…Mary Jane feels INCREDIBLY lucky; she gets to do all the things that she loves to do ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
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I really enjoy Mary Jane Begin's style of teaching--I have a degree in Fine Art and have been painting for years, but think she does such a good job of building on the basics and encouraging play. Get your supplies ready ahead of time, if like me you want to play along. Thank you!
Fantastic class - so informative and inspiring. After watching the lessons, I picked up my watercolors and started playing around with some of the covered techniques. Highly recommended!
The watercolor class was fantastic! MJ is a great instructor!
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