Online Class

Startup Library: Painting With Watercolors

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Everything you need to start painting with watercolors.

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What You Get

  • 14 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list and reference images
  • 5+ hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Kateri Ewing

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.


Color your world with watercolors! Join expert Kateri Ewing in this comprehensive beginner’s class as she helps you navigate all the basics. You’ll explore a range of tools and supplies, essential techniques, plus hands-on demonstrations and so much more.

Lesson Breakdown

1. What You Need: Watercolor Paints
Meet Kateri Ewing and ground yourself in the fundamentals of watercolor paint. Kateri examines key topics, including staining and granulating effects, lightfastness ratings, pigment numbers and more.
2. What You Need: Brushes
3. What You Need: Paper
4. What You Need: Palettes & Extras
5. Methods: Basic Brushstrokes
6. Methods: Washes
7. Methods: Paint Application
8. Methods: Color Mixing
9. Methods: Color Harmony
10. Projects: Basic Landscape
11. Projects: Basic Seascape
12. Projects: Expressive Mixed Media
13. Projects: Botanical-Style Flower
14. Projects: Detailed Bird

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Taught by

Kateri Ewing
Kateri Ewing
For watercolorist Kateri Ewing, painting is all about capturing the awe she feels for the natural world. In preparation for painting, Kateri regularly walks and photographs the woods, meadows and waterways in two of her favorite places near her home in western New York state: Wyoming County and Knox Farm State Park. Kateri's passion for painting and drawing is infused in her teaching, and sharing her techniques with students of all ages is her favorite thing about being an artist. Kateri's original watercolors are currently represented by Meibohm Fine Arts.

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