Find out how to choose and confidently use nontoxic, water-based mediums that are easy to clean up and a joy to paint with. Artist Nina Weiss will help you build a foundation of skills for working with everything from gouache to acrylic and watercolor paints. Dive in with gouache to create smooth layers of paint, intriguing textures and custom color mixtures. Then, explore the wonders of watercolor through techniques including wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, gradient bleed, color wash and more. Discover watercolor pencils to create tonal washes, shadows and varying color temperatures. Expand your repertoire with acrylic as you learn brushwork tips as well as how to achieve a range of values and build contrast. Along the way, you'll apply your skills to create a variety of still lifes and landscapes.