Best Free Arts & Crafts Courses

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Drawing for Beginners: How to Draw 25 Cartoons Step-by-Step

Cartoon Drawing Lessons: An Inspiring Art Experience for Young Artists. Follow Me as I Teach Beginners How to Draw!

Created by Em Winn - Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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Students: 80311, Price: Free

Do you know a young artist who is interested in learning how to draw cartoons?

Are you looking for an experienced art teacher to guide them throughout the creative process?

Are you seeking a healthy activity that will encourage creativity and boost self-confidence?   

The Drawing Cartoons for Beginners course may be just what you are looking for! Designed with young artists in mind, this drawing course is suitable for ALL AGES. The teaching process used is a step-by-step method that will inspire and delight students into drawing action! The process involves organizing shapes and lines together until a recognizable outcome (in this course, usually a cute cartoon animal) is achieved. Young artists may then apply the knowledge they gain through each lesson to create unique masterpieces of their own. The Drawing Cartoons for Beginners course is designed to give new artists the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking.

Please Note: This course is intended to be purchased by a parent or guardian for use by a beginner artist or novice art student. Adult supervision is recommended. Per Udemy’s Policy: Those under 18 may use the services only if a parent or guardian opens their account, handles any enrollments, and manages their account usage.

I would love to hear from you.

Please let me know if you have questions, comments, or suggestions. I am here to help :)

About the Instructor:

My name is Miss Em and teaching art to children is what I love to do! I pride myself on creating dynamic, meaningful, and engaging art lessons that are taught in a relaxing and joyful way. I have over 20 years teaching experience in the elementary classroom and in the art studio, and I feel that I have a good grasp on how to create an environment that makes kids feel happy, motivated, confident, and successful.

I look forward to seeing you in this Drawing Cartoons for Beginners course.

Let the creative fun begin!

Calligraphy: The Basics

Tips and hints to help you get started on your calligraphic journey

Created by Mary-Jane Roussel - Calligrapher & Designer

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Students: 48002, Price: Free

If you are just starting a calligraphic journey, this short introductory course is for you!

CALLIGRAPHY ... the art of beautiful writing

Perhaps you have been wanting to learn more about using traditional nib and pen-holder to create beautiful letters, but were daunted by the unfamilarity of the tools.

This course de-mystifies the use of authentic calligraphy instruments.

Learn :

  • to correctly insert the nib into the pen-holder ;
  • to load the reservoir and get the ink to flow onto your paper ;
  • how to create the thick and thin strokes of the letter ;
  • why it is important to keep your pen at a 45° angle ;
  • where to place your letters in the guidelines ;
  • what the ductus is.

Presented by Mary-Jane Roussel, a qualified calligrapher and designer, this course starts with a keynotes presentation that will first give you a quick overall view of Calligraphy essentials, followed by a series of videos will help you get started in Calligraphy.

In the demonstrations, Mary-Jane uses a 3 mm Brause oblique nib in a wooden pen-holder and walnut hull ink.

After completing this introductory course, you will probably be yearning to learn more about Calligraphy, the Art of Beautiful Writing. You may want to go on to our Simple Gothic Script course, also available on Udemy.

Oil/Acrylic Painting Techniques and Color Theory

These oil and acrylic painting lessons follow step by step procedures for painting techniques and color theory

Created by Donelli DiMaria - Professional artist and teacher

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Students: 40850, Price: Free

This painting lesson covers oil/ acrylic painting techniques and color theory. Color mixing, paint application, glazing, scumbling, brushes, mediums, and varnishes are also discussed. Three complete demonstrations on oil/acrylic painting techniques are given each using a complementary color scheme of either blue and orange, red and green, or yellow and purple. These painting lessons also include discussions on composition and painting approaches using a classical technique, plein air, alla prima, griding, and/or working from photographs.

In this course, three complete demonstrations are performed using examples of different painting approaches used by most artists including two still life compositions and one landscape. The materials needed for this course include a limited palette of six colors ( two each of red, yellow and blue) plus black and white.

Introduction To Fluid Art

5 Steps To Becoming a Paint Pouring Artist

Created by Rick Cheadle - Artist/Instructor

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Students: 30410, Price: Free

Also known as paint pouring, flow art, liquid art.etc.

Is a form of abstract art that uses acrylic paints with a runny (fluid)consistency. The acrylic paints react with each other when combined together  to make interesting and visually  organic motifs. This type of art is fun for all ages. Fluid acrylics can be used on many types of substrates and in many different forms such as pouring, dripping, swirling, glazing, dipping and many other effects. Fluid art opens up a lot of possibilities and is definitely worth exploring and adding to your artist tool belt. In this course I will teach you everything you will need to become a paint pouring artist. I will share with you:

* Please Note! If you like a lot of talking this course may not be for you. When I create art I get in a trance like state and talking interrupts my flow. I do some voice over introductions and descriptions here and there but this course is heavy on visual content. I do a lot of pop ups on the screen that are full of helpful information and descriptions and I supply you with written resources as well.

  • How to set up your paint pouring studio on a budget
  • complete supplies list
  • share all the techniques that I use like; dirty pour flip cup, puddle pours, swipe technique and more.

I will show you how to properly handle and care for your art

I will show you how to protect your artwork

The bonus section will have plenty of resources to refer to with information about mixing ratios, paint density and more

 Bonus Video footage of 16 minutes raw studio experiments with swipe technique!

Some of the videos are just me working with little or no talking. FYI

I'm here to help you become a confident Fluid Painting Artist..  Enroll in my Udemy Course Today! 


How To Free Hand Draw with Square Drawing Grids

Learn to draw with pinpoint accuracy using a pencil and transparent grids. Copy your own photographs and scale up

Created by Colin Bradley School of Art - Pastel Pencil Artist and Teacher

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Students: 28665, Price: Free

Hi my name is Colin Bradley, 

I believe that everyone would like to draw. Not just draw but draw accurately, they’d love to copy their own photographs and create beautiful pieces of art. 

In the Victorian times, artist’s gridded out their drawings to ensure they had correct proportions and perspectives. A number of years ago I needed to do the same and created my own product - the square drawing grids. 

These have helped me time again to create accurate outline drawings that I use with Pastel Pencils and other mediums.  I began selling these grids 20 years ago and since then thousands of students all over the world have found success. 

In this course I will show you how to use our grids or any other gridded system to create precise and accurate outline drawings from your own photos.

I will show you 3 examples, a portrait, an animal and a landscape. I will also show you how you can use the grids to scale up your pictures, especially useful if you are working from a smaller photo.

When using the grids, you will not only understand perspective and proportioning out, but you will improve your free hand ability. 

This course is free and we encourage you to give this method of drawing a go. 

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In this course you will learn how to use the Square Drawing Grids to copy you own pictures accurately. 

You will learn how to overlay smaller grids to replicate fine detail in eyes and buildings.

Using the Square Drawing System teaches you about perspective, proportions and creates the muscle memory for drawing free-hand.

In this course Colin shows you how to use the Square Drawing System for:

  • Drawing Portraits
  • Drawing Animals
  • Drawing Landscapes
  • Scaling up your drawings
  • Transferring your drawings using a graphite carbon

Learn to Make Bath and Body Products

Make your own luxury products and learn some science too.

Created by Sima Chowdhury - Chemist

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Students: 24481, Price: Free

Many people want better control of what goes on and into their bodies. Vegans have a tougher task of finding suitable products because many commercial ones are tested on animals. This course empowers you to make some simple cosmetics using ingredients that are readily available in grocery stores or drug stores. We have videos and a lot of supplemental materials that I hope you peruse. The course should not take very long to complete as it's meant to build beginner confidence before the next series of videos comes out.

Learn to sew with a sewing machine

A course to teach you how to sew using a sewing machine.

Created by Moyo A - Sewing Tutor

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Students: 20488, Price: Free

You want to learn to sew? Welcome to this beginner course. This course starts at the every beginning before you buy or get a sewing machine. You will learn how to chose a sewing machine and the other basic supplies you need as you start your sewing journey. The sewing machine can be a trusted friend or a dreaded one, so learn how to operate your sewing machine safely. We would go through the different parts of the sewing machine and their functions. We then go ahead to learn to drive our sewing machine, load our bobbin, thread the sewing machine and make those all important first set of stitches.

Amplify your shading skills

Excellent techniques to become better at shading

Created by Kent Byers - Working artist and art instructor

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Students: 15501, Price: Free

This course is designed to instantly improve your shading abilities. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to apply these techniques to your original works of art! These projects have helped thousands of my students build confidence with their shading and drawing abilities. Thank you for signing up for this course! I look forward to hearing about your success! 

The Secret to Your Painting’s Success

How Making a Great Start to Your Painting Ensures Successful Completion

Created by Malcolm Dewey - Professional Artist

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Students: 15487, Price: Free

Do you find that your paintings seldom finish off looking good? Or do you abandon your painting halfway because nothing is looking right? Scraping back the paint in frustration only to abandon the painting is annoying. Not to mention a waste of time and money.

The solution in many cases is what you do even before you begin painting. It is all about the preparation and start where the real outcome is usually determined.

Any professional will tell you that there are a thousand ways to paint your picture and ruin it too. But most agree that getting the painting off to a great start is critical Step One

That is why I decided to create this short course with a focus on the start. This course is based on part of my Learn to Impact Master Course. The latter has much more detail should you want to take your learning to the next level.

The Secret to Your Painting Success will give you much information and practical tips that you can try out now with your next painting. Make that step up in your painting before moving onto more complicated techniques.

You will need the following materials:

  1. The primary colors and white (oils or acrylics)
  2. A canvas or painting panel
  3. Brushes - #6 bristle
  4. Medium or white spirits
  5. Paper towel
  6. Pencil and A5 sketchbook
  7. Black marker pen (thick wedge shaped tip)

I look forward to meeting you on the course!

書道LEVEL1: Mindful Japanese Calligraphy for Beginners 1-2/30

SHODO by Nohoh-Method: The Complete KAISHO Style! Basic Srokes & KANJIs. WITHOUT Japanese Knowledge! Creative & Relaxed

Created by Nohoh 乃鳳 - のほう - - - Shodo - Japanese calligrapher / Graphic designer

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Students: 14897, Price: Free

  • This is "LEVEL 1" of the series, which has 7 courses (LEVEL1, 2, 3 and 4 are so far available. I am now preparing the 5th course)

  • NOTICE 1 : "LEVEL 1" is for VERY BEGINNER or the person who does not any knowledge about Japanese calligraphy. If you already know about Japanese calligraphy, please watch the lectures about practical technique (Section 5, 6 and 7 ) so that you will get an idea how the course will proceed.

  • NOTICE 2 : This course is designed in order to show you the beauty of the art of SHODO and presented in the Japanese language with English subtitles. You will feel calm and relaxed while watching the lectures.

  • NOTICE 3 : If you find the course too slow, please faster the video lecture speed as you want. ( https://support.udemy.com/hc/en-us/articles/115007297187-How-to-Adjust-the-Video-Speed-on-the-Mobile-App )

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NEWS (22 June 2020 update)
Dear my students,
The 4th course is now available
Now I start preparing the 5th course.
Regards Nohoh

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This is online Japanese Calligraphy course. With 1.5 hours video tutorial lesson you will learn SHODO (Japanese Calligraphy) that is one of the most beautiful fine arts of Japan. By using brush and ink the beauty of words/ideas is expressed. SHODO is not only a creative and enjoyable hobby, but also a mindful and meditative mental activity.

Throughout the whole series, you will gain fundamental knowledge and master the technique of KAISHO style of Japanese Calligraphy using the Nohoh-Method.

With the Nohoh-Method, that helps you to cultivate SHODO systematically, even someone who has no Japanese knowledge can master KAISHO style easily.

In the Level 1 course, you will acquire two Basic Strokes and two Ideographs (KANJIs) besides the basis such as the knowledge of tools and useful tips to enjoy SHODO.

The series (7 courses) provide you【30 Basic Strokes】and【100 Ideographs (KANJIs)】of KAHISHO style of SHODO. The "30 Basic Strokes" coversmost of the important strokes. Thus after finishing the whole series you will be able to draw any Ideographs that are in KAISHO style. 
After learning through the whole courses it will be very easy to draw the Ideographs in Kaisho style, which are over 6000!!!

Leaning the KAISHO style lets you make a foundation of technique and knowledge of SHODO and you will enjoy further styles of SHODO in the future. Nohoh-Method helps you to build the essential technique of SHODO!!

The mindful activity of the art of SHODO can help you to reduce stress and to enrich your life.

Don't worry about the tools. Even just watching the video tutorial lesson helps you to develop a good sense of the movement of the brush.

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PDF Files List, LEVEL 1
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Section 1

  • List of the Basic Strokes - Lecture 1

Section 5

  • Basic Stroke #01 - Lecture 15

Section 6

  • Basic Stroke #02 - Lecture 18

  • KANJI 01 - Lecture 19

  • Guideline + Name - Lecture 19

  • Guideline (without Name) - Lecture 19

Section 7

  • KANJI 02 - Lecture 22

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このレベル1コースは全部で7コースある「楷書の基本線完全マスター基本線30」シリーズの最初のコースです。シリースは現在レベル1、2、3、4が利用可能です。残りのコースは乃鳳自身がコツコツと作っていきますのでもうしばらくお待ちください。
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ニュース (2020年6月更新)
生徒のみなさん、こんにちは
現在レベル5のコースを一生懸命に作っています。全ての工程を一人で作業しますので(デザイン、撮影、ビデオ編集、課題作り等)とてもゆっくりです。それでも少しずつ前に進んでいます。それまでは既存のコースをじっくり楽しんでくださいね。
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すでに書道の基本知識をお持ちの方はセクション5と6をご覧ください。どのような方法でレクチャーが進められていくかを体験いただけます。

これはオンラインの書道コースです。このコースでは日本のもっとも美しい芸術の一つ、「書道」を習うことができます。書道は、筆と墨を使って言葉や概念の美しさを表現するアート。書道は私たちの生活を豊かにする創造的な趣味だけにとどまらず、日々の生活を穏やかにしてくれるマインドフルな精神活動でもあり、気持ちを穏やかにし、集中力を高めるお手伝いをします。

シリーズ全体を通して30の楷書基本線をマスターすることができ、同時に100の漢字を書けるようになります。このシリーズであなたが習得する30の基本線は楷書体を書くのに必要な線をほぼ網羅しているために、シリーズを終了した方は6000以上あると言われる楷書の漢字を問題なく書くことができるようになります。

このレベル1コースでは、楷書の重要な基本線を二つ漢字を二つマスターします。

書道の基本的な知識と道具の使い方のコツ、今後楽しく学習を続けていけるための豆知識が散りばめられています。
隙間時間にビデオを見るだけでも大丈夫。筆が手元にないときでもビデオレクチャーを進めていくだけで、筆運びをチェックでき、イメージトレーニングが可能です。実際に字を書くところをゆっくりにしたり、動画を止めたりして、細かいテクニックをチェックできます。

また、楷書体は書道の他の書体を学ぶ上でも基本となりますので、今後他の書体を学ぶ上での基礎固め作りにもなります。

手元に筆や墨などの道具がなくても大丈夫 動画を眺めるだけでも筆運びや感覚を養うことができますよ!

レクチャーでの説明はとてもゆったりした速度です。書道の知識が全くない方、また英語の字幕を早く読むことが難しいノンネイティブの方に合わせた速度で制作しています。「ゆっくりすぎる」と思われる場合は「動画の速度」を早くするなど、速度調整してご覧ください。

Easy watercolor painting- night sky galaxy manga portrait

Upgrade your watercolor skills and paint a manga portrait with a galaxy northern lights background now!

Created by Eliza, the Watercolour Witch - watercolor teacher and mangaka

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Students: 12574, Price: Free

In the end of the class you will be able to...

a) color your own watercolor portrait painting

b) and paint a galaxy sky background witt northern lights

So, take this class if you like fantasy/ magical themed artworks, but never dared to color a stylized manga portrait on your own.

Please note, in this class we won't learn how to draw the portrait, instead you can download my lineart template, so you don’t need to struggle with drawing, all you need to do is grab your brushes and paint along with me.

I’ll walk you through:

· How to paint a stunning galaxy night sky with northern lights

· Portrait painting essentials : mix your own skin colors

· Where to put the shadows and highlights to make the portrait more outstanding

· My easy method for painting beautiful, flowy hairs

· How to paint misty mountains and illustrate depth and distance in the background

· My secrets on how to ink like a pro

· How to transfer the linework onto watercolor paper

· All along the class in an easy to follow and fun way

I do believe coloring should be fun and not something you worries over and over.

Not something that makes you even more frustrated and anxious.

So come, take my class and discover the true joy of painting!

Ohh, and if all the below mentioned reasons are not enough for you, have I mentioned that in the end you will have your own Aurora watercolor painting, which you can hang on your wall and brag about your friends ;)

Interested?

Let’s meet in the class!

7 Steps to Gothic Calligraphy

7 steps to your first masterpiece

Created by Konstantin K - Lettering Tattoo Artist

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Students: 10420, Price: Free


In this class you'll know:

  • What is Gothic, how and when it was founded?
  • How to write Gothic calligraphy and what tools to use?
  • What size of letters in Modern Calligraphy?
  • How to learn a font?
  • What is balanced composition? 

For this class you'll need:
1. Pilot Parallel Pen
2. A3 Office Paper
3. Tablet or Some wide surface
4. A bit of Patience and Commitment 

Acrylic Art Painting Techniques BASICS

Learn to paint with acrylics - BEGINNERS

Created by KR Moehr - Artist

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Students: 9677, Price: Free

Basics Tutorials - Beginners, newbie artists or creators or who have dabbled and want more in-depth understand of how to make acrylics perform. on. command!

We cover:

  • Brushes and tools

  • Acrylic mediums - what does what

  • How to thin your acrylics (without water) and make them flow

  • How to create an archival artwork - STEP ONE

  • How to keep your palette workable for days

    This course contains short segments on tips and techniques; not full training.

Watercolor Manga Portrait Painting Class for Beginners

Easy and fun way to watercolor - "Pisces Dreamer" Manga Portrait

Created by Eliza, the Watercolour Witch - watercolor teacher and mangaka

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Students: 8997, Price: Free

In the end of the class you will be able to color your own "Pisces Dreamer" watercolor portrait painting.

So, take this class if you like fantasy/ magical themed artworks, but never dared to color a stylized manga portrait on your own.

Please note, in this class we won't learn how to draw an actual portrait, instead you can download my lineart template, so you don’t need to struggle with drawing, all you need to do is grab your brushes and paint along with me.

I’ll walk you through:

· How to paint crystals and moons

· Portrait painting essentials : mix your own skin colors

· Where to put the shadows and highlights to make the portrait more outstanding

· My easy method for painting beautiful, flowy hairs

· My secrets on how to ink like a pro

· How to transfer the linework onto watercolor paper

· All along the class in an easy to follow and fun way

I do believe coloring should be fun and not something you worries over and over.

Not something that makes you even more frustrated and anxious.

So come, take my class and discover the true joy of painting!

Ohh, and if all the below mentioned reasons are not enough for you, have I mentioned that in the end you will have your own watercolor painting, which you can hang on your wall and brag about your friends ;)

Interested?

Let’s meet in the class!

Wagara Decorative Painting for Beginners

Wagara is Japanese classic patterns. I teach you my original technique to make WAGARA decorative painting.

Created by Michiko Ozawa - Wagara Decorative Painter/和柄トールペイント講師

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Students: 8664, Price: Free

This is the introduction course to WAGARA decorative painting. WAGARA is Japanese design patterns which were originally used for Japanese classic clothes, kimono. My original method is the combination of decorative painting and stencil.

Besides the movies, you can download the patterns and directions to make the projects. They will guide you and help you to make the projects. You can also apply the designs to your house interior or accessories.

The goal of this course is to master the techniques of Wagara decorative painting and complete the project of 'Rocking Sheep'.

Course summary :

・Welcome

・What is Wagara?

・Stencil Technique

・Necessary tools and paints

・Side-loading technique of decorative painting

・Making project 'Rocking Sheep' Part 1 & 2

This course includes 5 movies and 2 pdf files.

Creative Watercolours Beginners

Be inspired with watercolours and learn how to create wonderful special texture effects in watercolour painting.

Created by Deborah Burrow - professional artist and tutor

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Students: 8409, Price: Free

Have you ever wanted to get more creative with your painting?

This is Module 1 of 3, containing 5 lessons. 1.5 hours of video content plus written instructions and photographs. Allow 2 hours for each lesson!

This first module is designed to give you experience with different types of creative techniques in watercolour painting to develop wonderful special effects. Included are techniques to create texture in your paintings, and a guide to basic colour theory. Deborah will guide you through each session with demonstration videos, written instructions and close up photographs.

The full course was originally created and run by Deborah as a six week painting course in the major towns of Suffolk, UK. It was so successful, she decided to make the course available online too.

Brew Real Beer

Brewing 101: Make real beer using grains, malts, and yeasts. A beginner's course in partial mash brewing.

Created by Ted Esler - PhD, husband, father and life-long learner

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Students: 7654, Price: Free

In this course you will you will learn the basics of home brewing. Walk through the process of boiling wort, fermentation, and bottling beer using full and partial mash recipes. During this course, Ted will brew a batch of Nut Brown Ale in his kitchen, inviting you into the process. He will also talk about the basic ingredients used in beer making and take you to a brew store to show you what you need to buy.

If you ever considered brewing your own craft beer this course will teach you how. This course is for the beginning brewer with minimal knowledge of beer brewing.

This course is not based on the "plastic keg and cans of syrup" approach but will teach you the process of making real beer using methods that mimic those of the large breweries.

This course is made up of short video lectures which describe and demonstrate the art of craft brewing. At the end of this course you will be able to brew real beer at home.

Learn To Sew

Start your sewing journey with our clear and simple Learn To Sew course.

Created by Nikki Waterlow - Sewing Teacher

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Students: 7213, Price: Free

In this course, we will guide you through all aspects of using a sewing machine.

Starting with the machine anatomy, we’ll show you how to wind a bobbin, thread the machine and perform basic stitches and functions.

Then we’ll talk you through some basic machine maintenance and common sewing problems, leaving you feeling completely confident about starting your sewing adventures!

Paint an Easy Haunted House with Watercolors

Beginner friendly halloween watercolor class with line art template. Learn to paint a haunted house in less than a hour!

Created by Eliza, the Watercolour Witch - watercolor teacher and mangaka

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Students: 7203, Price: Free

Do you want to learn how to paint a haunted house easily, but you don’t have much experience with watercolors?

Hi, I’m Eliza, the Watercolor Witch and I now serve more than 4000 watercolor enthusiastic students all around the globe.

I’m focusing on easy-to-paint watercolor projects, so if you take this course I’ll teach you how to paint this fun haunted house within an hour.

In the course I’m going to talk about:

  • How to trace the line art to the watercolor paper

  • -How to sketch a successful underdrawing

  • What it takes to make it look like an old building

  • How to apply the colors to the painting

While in other courses you need to sketch the project yourself, in this beginner-friendly class I included a downloadable line art template, so you can spare yourself from the dissappointment of a messed up line drawing.

There is nothing to risk, here all you need to do is enjoy the painting process!

So it’s time to take action!

Grab your brushes and start painting now!

See you in the course!

Easy Watercolor Iris Flower Painting with Galaxy Background

Paint watercolor iris flowers - beginner friendly techniques (free downloadable coloring page templates included)

Created by Eliza, the Watercolour Witch - watercolor teacher and mangaka

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Students: 7028, Price: Free

Do you want to learn how to paint this Iris flower with galaxy background , but you don’t have much experience with watercolors?

Easy to follow step-by-step online class that shows you how to accurately paint an iris flower with great likeness!

Hi, I’m Eliza, the Watercolour Witch.

I'm an illustrator and a watercolor art teacher.

I've taught more than 24000 students around the globe on how to watercolor with ease.

I make art tutorial videos so that you can forget stressing out when it comes to creating your own paintings.

My goal for you is to upgrade your painting skills while having fun. So, in this class not only you will be learning how to paint this iris flower with galaxy background, but I’ll be sharing my tips and tricks resources that are designed to support, encourage, and enhance your experience with watercolor.

This class is perfect for Beginners (even if you’ve never handled a brush before) and Experienced Artists (who can pick up some new techniques).

In the class I’m going to talk about:

  • How to paint the Iris flower from a-z in an understandable way ( even if you don’t have any background in botanical painting)

  • How to create colorful flower petals

  • Demistify some myths about the wet-on-wet technique while show you how to create an effortless galaxy background

  • Show you how to easily create fun watercolor effects with just a straw

  • Moreover you can practice basic inking techniques with me

I made the entire process easy. That means…

You won’t be learning how to draw a realistic iris flower. While in other classes you need to sketch the project yourself, in this beginner-friendly class a downloadable line art template (coloring page) is included, which takes away the stress of having to produce a sketch before the painting.

There is nothing to risk, here all you need to do is enjoy the painting process!

So it’s time to take action! Grab your brushes and start painting now!

See you in the class!

Watercolour Paint Tips

Cost saving tips for Watercolour Paint Tubes, Watch a Demo and Make your own ART Journal

Created by Bev Morgan - Professional Artist and Teacher

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Students: 6955, Price: Free

Learn how to stretch your paint a little further, by not throwing your tubes after you squeezed the last drop. Open your tubes and there are lots of paint for further projects and paintings. Sometimes just organizing your tubes of paint, can show you at a glance how your inventory is, if you have too much of one pigment and not enough for another. Bev will demonstrate her own method of paint organization! With the extra pigments, she demonstrated a watercolour painting of three Tropical Birds.

Enjoy a BONUS lecture, where artists are shown 'how' to make their own ART Journal books from one sheet of Watercolour Paper!

Rock Painting for Beginners

Learn the Basics of this Fun Hobby!

Created by Rick Cheadle - Artist/Instructor

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Students: 5925, Price: Free

Rock Painting 101. 

All tools and step by step instructions provided, Including:

Where to find rocks

What Kind of Rocks to paint on

How to prepare your rocks

Basic Start Up Supplies List

Step by Step Project Tutorials

How To Protect Your Finished Rock

Stone carvings (Petroglyphs) and Rock paintings (Pictographs) date back tens of thousands of years. Though the tools and methods have changed, the desire to communicate through art remains and is as strong as ever. This course covers the basics and my "out of the box" techniques that I use to create unique stone art in my Home Decor and Design businesses.  

* Please Note! If you like a lot of talking, this course may not be for you. When I create art I get in a trance-like state and talking interrupts my flow. I do some voiceover introductions and descriptions here and there but this course is heavy on visual content. I do a lot of pop-ups on the screen that are full of helpful information and descriptions and I supply you with written resources as well. Also note, I will use the terms "stone" and "rock" interchangeably throughout this course. Also, I like to do things a little different than what is already out there, so I will NOT be doing any mandala designs. There are many great rock artists that have mastered that type of stone art. Here is a list of my favorites: Elspeth McLean, Maria Trujillo, Natasha Alexander, and F Sehnaz Bac.

Watercolor Course Paint this Window Seascape

Project - Create a lovely Watercolor Painting your very first time. Step by step Artist guided Seascape Window scene.

Created by Kellie Chasse - Maine Artist & Instructor 16+ Years ✅

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Students: 5650, Price: Free

One of my very first Online Courses!

This is a single short and to the point Project based course: 

Like a Paint Night online but with watercolors - the project will take you less than two hours to complete!

Step by Step Easy for Beginners - Coastal Window Watercolor Painting

This is a quick and easy course with simple steps. I've been teaching Adult Education Classes for a number of years and I teach this online course the same way.  We'll cover each step to create this Window Seascape scene. This is not an academic or theory course, but a simple easy project based course that anyone can do. You will be able to complete this sample painting by the end of this course.

Create and have fun! In this course you will learn simple watercolor and gouache techniques and how I use them step by step in REAL TIME to create this beautiful Coastal Scene.

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This is an Beginner to Intermediate course for those of you that want to develop your skills with Watercolor. I'll take you through the entire video of my steps and process to create this Scene. 

In this course  will cover: 

  • Materials needed - Free Preview

  • Learn to prepare your watercolor paper.

  • Create a wet in wet background technique to create a soft flowing clouds.

  • How to layer the watercolors and placement of shadows using a brush for a  details. 

  • How to create the appearance of distant islands.

Painting is a lifetime skill that anyone can learn and enjoy. Over 1000 happy students are already creating some lovely masterpieces taking my Live and online classes using watercolors and Alcohol Inks! So come be creative with me and enjoy all the compliments to come on your own special art creations you will soon be hanging!

With the right instruction and a little bit of practice, you too will soon be able to make your own stunning art pieces!

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REGISTER NOW and get started making beautiful watercolor painting today!

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Your reviews are very important to me.

I hope you find this course a 5 STAR REVIEW, and if not please let me know what I can do to improve to make it a better course. 

Please feel free to use the Q&A section of the course if you have questions. I will try my best to respond within 24 hours.

Please keep in mind that I video all the lectures myself and I am NOT a professional videographer by any means. I use Udemy as my Platform. If you have technical, account, or video playback issues, please contact Udemy's Help Link, and they will be happy to answer any questions for you.

 I sincerely hope you find my course a 5 STAR REVIEW and it's perfect for you. Please let me know if you feel any changes should be made to make it a better experience. Please keep in mind you are rating me and my teaching style, not Udemy's Platform. 

These are LIFETIME Courses, which means that even after you have finished the course and you have questions later on, I'm here for you. Please note that Udemy may ask for you to review the course at any point. If you have not yet completed the course you may simply skip the review process until the end. :)  

The course may be slowed down or the video quality changed if you are having connection or play back issues.

Please understand that technical or account issues are not in my control. For Video playback, Technical or Account issues, please click on the Udemy Help or Support Link they will be happy to help.

IMPORTANT - Not all artist allow this so please check and follow all copy write laws.

As an artist, I personally never mind when someone copies my work to practice their techniques. I just ask that if you post it anywhere that you give credit to either my courses or my links as the artist that created the image. 

Feel free to find my social media platforms in the profile section. You can use #kelliechasse_fineart to post your work on social media so we can all see you work!

Happy Painting!

Kellie

Safety Note:  When using paints and chemicals please adhere to any and all manufacturer safety guidelines with these products.  If you have specific safety questions or concerns please contact the product's manufacturer.

Forest Fairy Watercolor Manga Portrait Painting Course

Overcome the challenges of watercolor manga portraits and take control of your painting!

Created by Eliza, the Watercolour Witch - watercolor teacher and mangaka

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Students: 5645, Price: Free

Online watercolor portrait painting class - easy step by step approach from scratch to finish with Eliza the Watercolour Witch!

Watch her create a portrait of a fairy with watercolor… and do the same following her easy-to-follow steps!

Is this you?

You…

  • Love to paint, but worry that you’re not artistic enough and will not be able to paint as well as other people

  • Try to learn watercolor techniques by reading books that sound easier than they really are

  • Find it difficult to control the amount of water to paint ratio on the paper

  • Struggle with wet on wet consistently; have difficulty in figuring out how much water to use when painting with watercolors

  • Wish you could control the flow of the paint more

  • Always have a hard time finding a motive. And when you finally do you struggle to make your painting look exactly like what you have in mind.

I could go on and on about the different struggles that painters like you go through every day, but that won’t change anything – it’ll only make matters worse.

You don’t want a constant reminder of what you’re doing wrong. What you need is a way out, a fun new way to start creating the watercolor portrait painting of your dreams.

Although it doesn’t look like it…

and you may be thinking that this is way too hard. Trust me it is WAY easier than it looks. If you can trace an outline and color it in, you can do this. Seriously, you have to try it!

And The Best Part…

You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars in art school or spend years learning things that work and things that don’t!

What if you could skip all that and get a professional step-by-step training from a watercolorist who has taught more than 23000 students around the globe on how to watercolor with ease?

That way you don’t spend your precious days collecting hundreds of art supplies you’ll never use or buying art books and watching countless watercolor videos that in the end just make you want to give up painting entirely!

You want something a bit more structured. The RIGHT training that cuts off all the fluff and teaches you the ONLY things that matter – basically everything you need to master creating your own watercolor portrait.

Introducing…

WATERCOLOR CLASS – BLACK FOREST FAIRY PORTRAIT

Easy to follow step-by-step online class that shows you how to accurately paint a portrait with great likeness!

Overcome the challenges of watercolor portrait and take control of your painting!

…The place is HERE, and the time is NOW!

If painting the human portrait is a challenge or mystery, then come learn Fail-Proof yet Simple Techniques in a class offered by an illustrator and watercolor art teacher: Eliza, the Watercolour Witch.

She has taught more than 23000 students all over the world on how to watercolor the easy way and will be sharing her secrets to painting facial features and skin tones to capture the likeness of your subject.

In this painting class, Eliza have made the entire process easy. That means…

  • You won’t be learning how to draw a portrait. You will have a line art template ready, so all you do is color the line art into the finished painting

  • The portrait you will paint won’t be in realistic style but in Eliza’s signature style. So, if you like her artworks, you can learn her techniques on how to paint portraits like hers.

This class will combine instructions, demonstrations, and discussion!

This class is perfect for Beginners (even if you’ve never handled a brush before) and Experienced Artists (who can pick up some new techniques).

WHAT ARE WE PAINTING?

I’m sure by now you must have guessed what we will be painting in this watercolor portrait class. And if you guessed “a magical being that lives in the forest,” then you’re absolutely correct!

Since childhood Eliza was interested in folklore and magical things, so that’s why she decided to paint this faery-like creature and teach you how to paint it too.

This fairy in the painting is a wood wife and according to Germanic mythology, wood wives are a class of fairy people who inhabit the forests of Germany and Scandinavia.

Wood wives are generally gentle and helpful to humans who happen to pass through the forest. They may show lost travelers the way out or teach what herbs to use to treat sickness.

If you take the class, you can upload your fairy painting so Eliza can give you support if you got stuck during the painting process. You can as well ask Eliza anything that’s related to the painting process.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

In this course Eliza is going to talk about:

  • How to paint this forest fairy from line art to finish.

  • How to mix skin color with just a basic color pallette.

  • How to create colorful hair.

  • How to create an effortless monochrome forest background.

  • Techniques which will make your portrait more outstanding.

And much more...

Moreover you can discover and practice basic inking techniques with Eliza.

While in other classes you need to sketch the project yourself, in this beginner-friendly class a downloadable line art template (coloring page) is included, which takes away the stress of having to produce a sketch before the painting.

What more could you ask for?

Enroll in the course now!

How to Paint a Realistic Robin Bird in Watercolour

Learn to paint wildlife in watercolor!

Created by Paul Hopkinson - Professional Wildlife Watercolour Artist

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Students: 5401, Price: Free

  • In this video I will guide you from start to finish on how to paint this delightful Robin in watercolour.

    I will teach you a variety of techniques from, foundation washes, detailed layers, blending, adding life to the painting

  • considering form, mixing colours, painting detailed legs and feet, wood and much, much more!

So have a go at this delightful Robin and let's get those brushes wet!
Paul :-)

Learn to juggle rhythms with Chuka Chuks

There are hundreds of rhythms and grooves just waiting to be discovered, enjoy learning to catch the rhythms!

Created by Joel Salom - founder of Chuka Chuks

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Students: 4495, Price: Free

In this course you will learn to juggle rhythms with Chuka Chuks. You can get your Chuka Chuks HERE!

The course starts with simple grooves and moves into very advanced grooves. There is a heap of lessons that will keep you learning for months and months.

I've been an internationally touring professional juggler for more than 20 years and playing rhythms with Chuka Chuks is more exciting than any form of juggling I've tried. Hours fly by when you're jamming with music, it's totally fun and totally addictive.

Good luck!

Learn To Paint This New Zealand Landscape Scene In Oils

Paint this beautiful New Zealand landscape using oils or acrylics. Perfect for beginners to intermediates.

Created by Daniel Scott - Impressionist Artist

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Students: 4438, Price: Free

Hi there!

In this course we will be painting a beautiful New Zealand landscape scene. The course is broken down into 6 video lessons and will cover exactly we go from the reference photo to the finished painting. 

You will learn how to:

  • Utilize subtle grays in your paintings
  • Create interest in otherwise bland areas of space
  • Paint in a loose and fluent style
  • Create depth in your paintings
  • Portray dreary scenes

This course will be demonstrated in oils, but the techniques used are similar for those of you wanting to use acrylics. 

This is aimed at beginner to intermediate painters looking to get started with oils or acrylics. However it is not an absolute beginners course, so there is some assumed knowledge of materials and general painting concepts. 

The perfect student for this course would someone who is: 

  • Eager to start painting but feeling a bit confused about the overall process 
  • Interested in oil or acrylic painting 
  • Trying to paint with a more fluent and loose technique 
  • Wants to see art theory in action
  • Eager to learn! 

But obviously all students are welcome. 

Hope you can join me on this  painting course!

Art for Beginners: Drawing & Watercolor Painting for FUN

Create 6 Step-By-Step Drawing & Watercolor Painting Projects! Designed Especially for Beginner Artists of All Ages.

Created by Em Winn - Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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Students: 4395, Price: Free

Do you know a budding artist who would enjoy learning how to draw and watercolor paint?

Are you looking for an experienced art teacher to guide them throughout the creative process?

Are you seeking a healthy activity that will encourage creativity and boost self-confidence? 

The Art for Beginners: Drawing & Watercolor Painting for FUN course may be just what you are looking for! Designed with beginners in mind, this course is suitable for ALL AGES. With a total of 6 fun and unique drawing and watercolor painting projects, students will learn the skills to create masterpieces of their own long after the course is complete.

There are two steps in each art project:

  • Step 1: Draw the Subject

  • Step 2: Watercolor Paint the Subject and the Background

The teaching process used for the drawing portion of the project is a step-by-step method that will inspire and delight beginners into drawing action! This process involves organizing shapes and lines together until a recognizable outcome is achieved.

After students complete the drawing portion of their project, they will move onto painting the project. Students will learn basic watercolor techniques and apply these techniques to complete their project. The Art for Beginners: Drawing & Watercolor Painting for FUN course is designed to give beginners the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking.

Supplies and materials needed for this course:

  • thick white paper (watercolor paper works great!)

  • watercolor paints

  • paintbrushes

  • crayons or oil pastels

  • pencil with eraser

  • paper towels

  • paper plate

  • table salt

  • bowls of water

  • mat to protect workspace

Please Note: This course is intended to be purchased by a parent or guardian for use by a beginner artist or novice art student. Adult supervision is recommended. Per Udemy’s Policy: Those under 18 may use the services only if a parent or guardian opens their account, handles any enrollments, and manages their account usage.

I would love to hear from you.

Please let me know if you have questions, comments, or suggestions. I am here to help:)

About the Instructor:

My name is Miss Em and teaching art to children is what I love to do! I pride myself on creating dynamic, meaningful, and engaging art lessons that are taught in a relaxing and joyful way. I have over 20 years teaching experience in the elementary classroom and in the art studio, and I feel that I have a good grasp on how to create an environment that makes kids feel happy, motivated, confident, and successful.

I look forward to seeing you in this Drawing and Watercolor Painting course.

Let the creative fun begin!

Watercolor painting with Master step-by-step: Poppy field

3-steps lesson teaches you how to create a realistic watercolor landscape within 2 hours using professional techniques

Created by Vitalii Dets - Artist, creator of INSPAREA brand, finalist of TOYP2014

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Students: 4178, Price: Free

Learn professional watercolor techniques easy and fast! 

This video course “Watercolor trip to France: Poppy field” is a step-by-step tutorial made by Ukrainian watercolorists: Andrej Gerasimyuk (ranked in TOP20 world’s watercolorists)  and Vitaly Dets (finalist TOYP 2014). The tutorial shows how just in a 3 steps you can learn painting poppy field with watercolor. The authors share their expertise and secrets of watercolor techniques in the form of step-by-step interactive lessons. Video-course includes different techniques: wet-in-wet, dry, splattering, masking etc. It is one of 16 lessons extracted from the book "Watercolor trip to Italy". So if you have the book, you can paint directly in it.

!This master-class from the Andrej Gerasimyuk appears in internet for the first time. All his 30 years experience in watercolor painting will be used for creating this course!

Shortly about structure:

1. You make draft drawing on watercolor paper. Sketch is attached to the lection.

2. Applying mask. Making first layer wet-in-wet.  Checking this step.

3. Taking out the mask. Painting house and the field. Checking this step.

4. Finishing all details. Checking this step.

Short history.

Before creating a book and a video-course, artists traveled together several times to get the best authentic views from France. They properly selected most expressive locations to include in the book. Then, they painted more than 50 watercolors and among them, they have chosen the most suitable for a tutorial. Carefully prepared instructions have been included in the last version of the book.   

About authors:

Andrej Gerasimyuk (born in 1970) – famous Ukrainian watercolor painter, which is ranked in the world’s TOP20 according to Kuzema ranking. He is several times finalist in the competition of the Artist’s Magazine in 2008 and 2009 and finalist in the XXI Century Watercolor Open Competition organized by the Royal Watercolor Society etc. In TOP100 among 16000 participants. He was also the artist of the month in the USA.

Vitali Dets (born in 1981) – Ukrainian artist, who invented his own method to learn painting within one day. He is the first to have started it in Ukraine. Since 2005, more than 5000 amateur artists created their own paintings within one day in his studio. Vitali implemented his method in the book “Watercolor trip to Italy” to simplify learning.

Relax with the mellow Watercolor Workshop videos

Carol LaChiusa's WaterColor Workshop is a great place to relax and learn

Created by Carol LaChiusa - Mellow out with the Watercolor Workshop

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Students: 3912, Price: Free

Relax, Mellow-out, or learn to paint Watercolor, if you like!

For those of you who would like to know the technical aspects of these videos...Carol LaChiusa creates landscape and city scenes that are filled with meditative speculations about the phenomena of appearances. She manipulates the transparency of her colors, set off by bold use of white of the paper, to develop appealingly clear and admirably loose descriptions of natural forms and colors, and to summon up the spirit of the places where she paints