Online Watercolor Zoom Classes

If you are looking to take your watercolor painting skills to the next level with live watercolor Zoom classes There’s no substitute for live lessons where you can get feedback on your work and advice on how to progress.

Advance your watercolor skills with me in a live watercolor painting class via Zoom. In these classes we will focus on the key skills of watercolor such as Wet in to Wet painting, color mixing and composition. We will cover a range of subjects such as landscapes seascapes and abstracts.

Photo reference will be provided where appropriate and I will provide written feedback on your work. Weekly sessions every Sunday/ Monday (depending on timezone).

Class Times By Date & Time Zone

6 week term runs from 15th May 2022 – June 26th

Los Angeles (USA – California) Sunday, 2:00 p.m. PST UTC-7 hours
Brooklyn (USA – New York) Sunday, 5:00 p.m. EST UTC-4 hours
London (Canada – Ontario) Sunday , at 5:00 p.m. EST UTC-4 hours
London (United Kingdom) Sunday, at 10:00 p.m. GMT UTC + 1
Whangarei (New Zealand ) Monday,  09:00 a.m. UTC+13 hours

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1.5hr Zoom Session Paint Along, Plus Work Feedback

Pencils: Faber Castell Creative Studio

Paints

Ultramarine Blue: Winsor & Newton | Daniel Smith
Dioxazine Purple: Winsor & Newton | Daniel Smith
New Gamboge: Winsor & Newton | Daniel Smith
Cadmium Yellow Winsor & Newton | Daniel Smith
Burnt Umber : Winsor & Newton | Daniel Smith
Burnt Sienna: Winsor & Newton | Daniel Smith
Paynes Gray: Winsor & Newton | Daniel Smith

Paper

Arches watercolor paper block, cold press, 9″ x 12″, 140 pound Buy from Amazon
Use whatever size you feel comfortable working with but I wouldn’t recommend going smaller than A4.

Brushes

There is no need to buy every type of brush at once. You could start with just a round brush and then think about adding others as your style and preferences develop but here are a selection of the brushes I tend to use the most)

Winsor & Newton Series 150 Bamboo Round #6 ( This natural haired brush is great for painting loose foliage and clouds) Buy From Amazon
Rigger Brush (For thin tree branches etc) Buy from Amazon
1″ Hake Brush (Larger natural haired brush, great for skies and foliage) Buy from Amazon
Princeton Synthetic Kolinsky Mop Brush (Similar to a round brush perfect for loose spontaneous brush strokes) Buy from Amazon
Princeton “Snap” 1″ Flat Brush (Ideal for painting large even washes of color, and for painting hills and mountains) Buy from Amazon
Princeton Neptune Round Brush Size 4 ( Small versatile brush for painting details) Buy from Amazon
Princeton Neptune Round Brush Size 8 ( Good all round versatile brush) Buy From Amazon

Miscellaneous

Easy release painters masking tape (Useful for creating white borders around your work) Buy from Amazon
Adjustable desktop easel (Some kind of easel or angled surface is a must have for watercolor painting) Buy From Amazon
Hairdryer (A hairdryer is essential for speeding up the painting process especially if you live in a cooler climate) Buy from Amazon
Water container: No need to buy one of these! I use empty yoghurt pots and jars.
Palette: A ceramic or porcelain palette with plenty of wells is ideal Buy from Amazon
Binder clips (For securing individual sheets of watercolor paper): Buy from Amazon

What’s The Right Watercolor Paper For My Watercolor Zoom Classes?

I personally love Arches 100% cotton paper 300gsm in 20 sheet blocks The downside is it’s expensive. It’s partly down to personal preference but if you’re just starting out with watercolors it doesn’t help at all when you have paper that you’re too too terrified to paint on! I know that feeling and it’s not conducive to fun and experimentation, so I would personally recommend Bockingford which is a good quality reasonably priced paper.
As a general rule with watercolor paper 100% cotton is better than wood pulp paper but having said that, I have also got good results from Reeves which is a wood pulp paper. It’s a bit harder to work with as it tends not to absorb the water so well but definitely usable.

Watercolor Zoom Class Video

Here’s a short ten minute clip from one of my watercolor Zoom classes. In this class, I demonstrated some essential watercolor techniques such as flat washes, glazes, and lifting out and then demonstrated how you might use these techniques in an actual painting. In this case, a seascape scene painted from a photograph that I took.

P.S if you have any other questions, you can contact me directly using the form below.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

What watercolor brushes do I need?
How to get started with watercolor
Glossary of watercolor Terms
How to mix watercolors like a pro

Got a Question? Contact Me

FAQs

How much watercolor painting experience do I need to have for the classes?

These classes are aimed at the beginner watercolor painter so I approach each class with the assumption that you have little to no watercolor painting experience.

What will I learn in these classes?

We will cover a variety of subjects such as landscapes, seascapes and useful watercolor techniques. I’m also happy to take suggestions for whatever you’d like to do.

Is it necessary for me to attend every class?

Each class is a stand alone class and does not require knowledge of what was done in previous classes.

What if I miss a class?

I record every session and make it available as a download only to the students who were enrolled in that class. So, If you are unable to attend a class you will still be able to watch it.

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