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  • 11
    Lessons
  • 19
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 10
    Hours
    average time
  • 1.0
    CEUs
  • 721
    Students
    have taken this course
 
 
 

Course Description

In this course you will learn the basics of one of the most enduring art forms in our culture: watercolor painting. It is the easiest way of expressing yourself through art and has a long history of teaching great painters their first lessons in subjects ranging from proper technique to design principals. Most books and courses out there demand a large amount of self-study and miss the point of learning to paint--to have fun! Included in the course are tips from professional painters, examples of some of the great watercolor work ever created, and instructions that can take you from never having picked up a brush to completing your first full painting in no time. It is also sure to make sure you learn the right things at the right time, and that you have time to let the knowledge soak in before rushing off to the next concept.

We'll make sure you aren't intimidated by the long aisles of the art supply store stacked with thousands of different types of paint, brushes, and other tools. You'll be able to talk the talk as well as walk the walk as we share the meaning behind things like the "belly-width" of your brush or the "value" of your paint. You'll be able to share your gift with others in no time, and become a part of an international community of artists going back hundreds of years. Whether you are just looking for something new to do in your spare time or perhaps starting a new career, this course is developed for you.

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Lesson 1: An Introduction to Watercolor

Introduction to watercolor painting and a brief history. 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: 50 Beautiful Watercolor Paintings; Famous Water Color Painting Artists
  • Complete Assignment: Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment

Lesson 2: Getting Started

The tools needed for painting, and some of the options available. 100 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Watercolor Painting Art Tools; Understanding Watercolor paints
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment

Lesson 3: Choosing Your Equipment

This lesson will focus on the three basic elements?your brush, your paint, and your paper. 100 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: How to Put Together Equipment for Watercolour Painting; Beginner's Guide: Watercolor Painting Supplies
  • Review Video: Watercolor Brushes - How To Choose The Best Brushes For Your Artwork
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment

Lesson 4: Working with Color

Concepts of color and mixing paints. 100 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Article: 10 Watercolor Painting Tips for Beginners
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment

Lesson 5: Watercolor Techniques

The basic techniques used in watercolor painting. 300 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Article: WATERCOLOR and #8211; TECHNIQUE
  • Complete: Lesson 5-1 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 5-2 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 5-3 Assignment

Lesson 6: Practicing the Principals of Design

The seven design principals and elements. 300 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: Elements of Designs in Watercolor Paintings:
  • Complete: Lesson 6-1 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 6-2 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 6-3 Assignment

Lesson 7: Basic Painting

The first thing almost all watercolor painters will tell you is that watercolor painting is anything but an exact science. 200 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7-1 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 7-2 Assignment

Lesson 8: Steps to Creating Your Painting

Recreating the photograph contained in watercolor form. 100 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: How to Approach Watercolor Painting As a Beginner; 10 Techniques for Painting More Loosely
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment

Lesson 9: More Simple Projects

Different forms of projects. 100 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: FINISHING, VARNISHING AND PRESERVING YOUR PAINTINGS; Watercolor Painting and Ideas
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment

Lesson 10: Five Quick Ways to Improve your Art

Alternative ways of improving your work. 100 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review Article: Improve Your Watercolor Knowledge, Skills and Confidence
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment

Lesson 11: Composition

The importance of composition. 300 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Take Poll: What do you think about this course?
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete Assignment: Final Thoughts
  • Complete Assignment: Critique Other Artists
  • Complete: The Final Assignment
1810
Total Course Points
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what water color painting is.
  • Identify the equipment you need to do water color painting.
  • Demonstrate working with color.
  • Demonstrate watercolor techniques.
  • Demonstrate practicing the principals of design and basic painting.
  • Demonstrate steps to creating your painting, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Course Title: Watercolor Painting 101
Course Number: 8900197
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Nancy Fillip
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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