Acrylic and Watercolor Painting Course (14 Weeks-Flex)

Teacher Amanda Bestor
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(41)
In this flex class, students will learn to sketch and plan a painting and how to paint birds, animals, and nature scenes in acrylic & watercolor paint. There are 14 videos of guided painting instruction.

Class experience

US Grade 4 - 7
Beginner - Intermediate Level
Students will learn the following:
- I love painting and find it a relaxing and enjoyable hobby.
- How to set up your painting space and how acrylic and watercolor paint differ from other paints.
- How to clean up at the end of class and care for your paints and brushes.
- How to design your project by making a quick sketch on paper or a canvas.
- How to begin painting and building from back to front.
- How fun sharing work on a class Padlet and artist's outlet for showcasing skills.
- Different skills and tricks for watercolor and acrylic painting.
The goal is to leave with a finished or almost finished nature or animal painting and for students to gain confidence in watercolor and acrylic painting techniques. 
I am an experienced classroom teacher, after-school program teacher, and summer camp director. I have taught hundreds of kids how to paint. I love painting and I love sharing this with others. This course is meant to be a relaxing and enjoyable way to explore art techniques in a way that is accessible to students beginning or building on an interest in painting. 
 1 file available upon enrollment
- Watercolor paint and acrylic paint in various colors, watercolor pens, or watercolor pencils. - Paint brushes of various sizes (small-tipped brushes, especially-not just the one brush that comes with watercolor paints) - Watercolor paper, a canvas, or thick painting paper - Masking tape - A covered workspace (Newspaper works great) - A cup of water - Paper towels and paper plates - Paper and a pencil - Small plastic container for mixing paint. A yogurt lid (watercolor) or paper plates (acrylic) works well. - A waterproof ultra-fine marker or micron pen
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Students will have access to a class Padlet where they can see images of and like the work of others. All posts need to be approved by me, so only appropriate posts will go up. The Padlet works like a giant bulletin board where students can see their peer's work and get more ideas about what to try independently. They can also ask questions in the classroom and share techniques that work. I will also use Google slides to show reference images to look at. When parents enroll in the class, they will get a QR code and a video on how to post on Padlet. Padlet is free to join. I just log-in with my Google account. My videos get too large, so I post them using a private YouTube video link that will work for viewing the lesson each week. 

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Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(41)
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As an educator, I think I have one of the greatest jobs in the world! I love the Outschool platform and how I can teach students all over the world. My classes... 
Flex Class


weekly or $208 for 14 weeks
14 weeks

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(1)
Completed by 15 learners
No live video meetings
Ages 9-14

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