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Getting Started With Colored Pencil & Watercolor

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Master a mixed media combo for art that’s saturated with color, depth and creative inspiration.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including printable supply list, color charts and reference images for practice
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Janie Gildow
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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It's a new kind of mixology! Join award-winning artist and teacher Janie Gildow as she shows you essential techniques for combining watercolors and colored pencils to create art that's interesting to look at and makes the most of your creativity.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to Colored Pencils & Watercolors
Meet instructor and award-winning colored pencil artist Janie Gildow and begin by warming up with blender bars. Together, you'll review the tools you'll need to get started, how to select the best watercolor materials for your project, and basic methods for creating combined colored pencil and watercolor artworks.
2. Colored Pencil Meets Watercolor
3. More Approaches to Combining Colored Pencil & Watercolor
4. Landscape Project Part 1
5. Landscape Project Part 2
6. Landscape Project Part 3

Recommended with this class

  • Watercolors and watercolor brushes
  • Colored pencils
  • Watercolor paper

Taught by

Janie Gildow
Janie Gildow
Janie Gildow found her passion for art in the seventh grade when she realized that she could draw things as they appeared. Today she’s an award-winning professional artist and teacher. Her work has been published in more than 10 books. including The Best of Colored Pencil, and she has taught students in public school, workshops and online classes throughout the United States.

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