Explore Watercolor: Experimental Watercolor Flowers

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Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(245)
In this one-time class, learners will be able to learn about and experiment with different watercolor and brush techniques while painting various flowers in a loose, improvised style. #creative

Class Experience

Students will learn and practice 4 essential watercolor painting techniques (dry on dry, dry on wet, wet on dry, and wet on wet), see their effects in watercolor painting, and experiment with various kinds of washes (flat wash, graduated wash, and variegated wash) and layering color. Learners will also learn about color, value, and tone as well as basic flower shapes. We will talk about basic color theory and color-mixing with paint. Finally, we will cover the importance of clean-up and taking care of your brushes. 
No homework. 
Learners will need:
Watercolor paint (any kind or brand will work -- ideally, the kit will have the three primary colors as well as white and black)
1 or 2 brushes (the one that comes inside the kit is fine; ideally learners will have a thicker brush and a thinner brush) 
Watercolor paper (we will need 2-3 sheets of any size for class. Larger paper is recommended, but any size will work. Note: regular drawing paper doesn't absorb water and paint as well as watercolor paper does and can be more messy due to extended drying time)
A cup or small dish to hold water to rinse brushes
A flat surface for painting (should be somewhere that would be OK if paint or water accidentally spilled; you may want to put down paper bags just in case. Watercolor tends to be an easy cleanup, but sometimes paint can get messy.)
Paper towels (just in case of spills)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
No formal assessment.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

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Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(245)
Hello! My name is Anne (she/her) and I am an artist and educator based in New England, USA.  I've worked as an educator in a variety of settings ranging from afterschool arts programming to hands-on science programming to speaking and presentation... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
45 min

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(15)
Completed by 62 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 7-12
1-8 learners per class

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