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Little Birders- Watercolor Birds - Sketch & Paint - Nature Journal Techniques

Learn a method of using watercolor washes and ink pens over bird drawings to create quick and beautiful bird paintings. We will use our drawing skill to create the base of our artwork and use a fast watercolor method to bring it to life.
Jessalyn Claire Beasley
183 total reviews for this teacher
5 reviews for this class
Completed by 9 learners
70 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed, Oct 19

Meet once (1 day)
3:00 – 4:10 PM
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
The goals of the methods taught in this class are:
-To give students the opportunity to experience immediate success in a new skill by building on an area in which students already feel confident in themselves.
-To learn how to complete expressive and exciting watercolor paintings that do not take hours to complete.
-To give students a chance to experiment with watercolor and mixed media. (This is a great class for students interested in nature journal techniques.)

Lastly, I love this method because it encourages students to think about experimenting with their materials and seeing what exciting results they find, embrace imperfection in their artwork, and open their minds to what it actually means to be "good" at art. (hint: it does not mean that they create perfect artwork.)
To get the most out of our class please provide your student with the following: - Watercolor paper or heavy mixed media paper. (Please note: you do not have to have fancy paper to participate in this class but thin sketch paper or printer paper will not hold up well, and might be discouraging for your student.) - Watercolor set- any watercolor set will do. The cheap student grade watercolor sets can have great results, especially when used on paper that is made for watercolor. - Pencil and eraser (and sharpener, if applicable) - Waterproof ink pen- Many pens will not run when water is applied over them. My advice is to test the writing pens around your house before using them in class. Search "waterproof ink pens" to see what pens you already have available, or links for where to find recommended pens. -Paint brush (or two) -cup of water and paper towels or napkins for cleaning brushes in between colors. Additional optional supplies - - spray bottle- I like to use a spray bottle of water to wet my watercolor paints. There are also fun techniques students can try using spray bottle. - White gel pen- students can finish their artwork by adding highlights with their white pen after the artwork dries. -additional reference images in case students are quick and would like to create a second drawing - Nature journal with heavy paper suitable for wet mediums
1 hour 10 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Jessalyn Claire Beasley
Lives in the United States
183 total reviews
169 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Jessalyn Claire and I am so thankful for Outschool. 

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