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Summer Session-Pet Portraits: Painting in Watercolor & Acrylic (FLEX)

In this flexible class, students will learn to sketch and plan a painting and how to paint pets in both acrylic and watercolor paint. Pets will have multiple poses and there are seven painting instructional videos with guided audio.
Teacher Amanda Bestor
35 total reviews for this teacher
New class
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$17 per week
Flexible schedule
Over 7 weeks
No live meetings
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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will learn:
- Why I love painting and find it to be a relaxing and enjoyable hobby.
- How to draw pets in different poses by shape.
- How to set up your painting space and how acrylic and watercolor paint differs 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.
- How to begin painting and build from back to front.
- How fun sharing work on a class Padlet, and artist's outlet for showcasing skills.
The goal is to leave with a finished or almost finished pet portrait.
I am an experienced classroom teacher, after-school program teacher, and summer camp director. I have taught hundreds of kids how to paint.
 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 - A covered workspace (Newspaper works great) - A cup of water - Masking tape - Paper towels and paper plates - Paper and a pencil - Small plastic container for mixing paint (A yogurt lid works well.)
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
There is no formal assessment, but I like to see students leaving class confident about trying other projects on their own.
No live meetings, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
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 on their own. They can also ask questions in the classroom and share techniques that worked. 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. If my videos get too large then I may use a private YouTube video link that will work for viewing the lesson as well.


Teacher Amanda Bestor
Lives in the United States
Creative Courses for Lifelong Learners
35 total reviews
69 completed classes

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