Monet: Waterlily Step by Step Acrylic Painting - Perfect for First-Time Painters

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(23)
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Class experience

Students will Learn: 
The basics of Acrylic paint
The basics of mixing paint
How to cover the canvas and get comfortable with blending
Strengthen their "Power of Observation"
Brush pressure when applying paint
Accepting where their creative skill are in the moment
Encouraged to take "Progress photos" of their creations
Remembering to breathe when painting and/or doing something challenging
Lovejoy has over 15 years of experience helping beginner painters gain confidence as well as encourage creativity for a balanced life.
Homework Offered
Assessments Offered
Creativity is a very personalized process, I encourage my students to take "Progress photos" so that when done, they can look back at how they transformed a black canvas into a painting. These photos are a great visual documentation of their learning. In a year or 5 years, they can look back at their photos and realize how far their skills have come. Thus boosting their morale/ self-esteem to do more creative things.
Grades Offered
Painting Supply list - Link to master supply list here  (
Purchase from Amazon, Micheals, art store, etc.

Brushes - 3 brushes
Surface - canvas

Wear old clothes or an apron
Paper plate for mixing
Water cup
Paper towel or rag
table cloth or newspaper to protect the tabletop
camera to take progress photos
good attitude


Surface to paint on Options:  
Recommended Sizes - 8x10 in, 9x12in, 11x14in.  
given the timeframe of the class please don't use a larger canvas unless you plan on finishing after the class 

Stretched Canvas or Canvas Panel
(Optional - heavy Watercolor paper & watercolors)

Brushes: 3 brushes
Large flat brush
Medium flat brush  
Small Pointy Brush 
*synthetic acrylic brushes are the best and most affordable
**the Artist loft brand brushes are GREAT to purchase Micheals has a 12 pack for $5 - great value

Acrylic paint:
Please try to get "student grade paint" - Liquitex basics ($5-10/color) is what I recommend
You will use more white than any other color, so I recommend buying an extra white

**we will generally use 1/2oz of each color, so when you buy paint you can get multiple projects of out a 4 -12 oz tubes

colors needed for this project:

**we will generally use 1oz of each color, so when you buy paint you can get multiple projects of out a 4 -12 oz tubes

In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Lovejoy will share a step-by-step video in lecture/discussion style through Zoom. (this is a slideshow with images and pre-recorded video to show the steps) The class will progress together through the 60 minutes with questions answered as they come up. There will be a few times that Lovejoy will ask all the students to hold up their paintings to the camera so she can see everyone's progress, as well as the students seeing others' work and giving encouraging feedback.

Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(23)
My name is Lovejoy, or LJ . I am a full time artist & teacher.  With a double BFA in Computer Art , Painting and drawing from Savannah College of art and Design.  I  have taught first-time & beginner painters exclusively for the last 15 years,... 
Group Class


per class
Meets once
60 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(7)
Completed by 20 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 10-15
1-12 learners per class

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