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August 14, 2017

Watercolor Classes with Skillshare

Looking to brush up on your watercolor painting? Take some Watercolor Classes with Skillshare! Tracy from Shutterbean.com shows you how fun it is!

My watercolors have totally been neglected this year and that’s sad because playing around with watercolors is one of my greatest stress relievers!

Looking to brush up on your watercolor painting? Take some Watercolor Classes with Skillshare! Tracy from Shutterbean.com shows you how fun it is!

To get myself back in the rhythm of painting, I took several Watercoloring Classes with Skillshare this Summer and I’m happy to say that I GOT MY GROOVE BACK. Watercoloring and playing around with ink is back on my radar. Praise be!

If you’re not familiar with Skillshare, it’s an online community for learning & teaching creative skills. Skillshare connects expert practitioners with students around the world who collaborate on everyday skills from culinary arts, photography to design.

They have kindly offered my readers TWO MONTHS free  of Skillshare Premium!  Let me show you what you could work on if you want to improve your watercolor skills.

These are the classes I just took:

 

Looking to brush up on your watercolor painting? Take some Watercolor Classes with Skillshare! Tracy from Shutterbean.com shows you how fun it is!

The cool thing about Skillshare is that you can find classes by some of your favorite artists.

I was super excited to find:

Illustration+ Inspiration- Keeping a Sketchbook with Leah Goren

She’s one of my favorite artists!

In this class, you get to look through Leah’s sketchbook and fill up your own sketchbook with cool illustrations.

Looking to brush up on your watercolor painting? Take some Watercolor Classes with Skillshare! Tracy from Shutterbean.com shows you how fun it is!

Here we are learning about repeat patterns and filling the page up with the same kind of shape.

She used cats. I used my hand as a reference.

I gotta hand it to you, painting hands is very therapeutic!

Looking to brush up on your watercolor painting? Take some Watercolor Classes with Skillshare! Tracy from Shutterbean.com shows you how fun it is!

And there was a pretty fun tutorial on painting bouquets of flowers that ignited a fire within. I love painting florals and I want to get better at it!

Looking to brush up on your watercolor painting? Take some Watercolor Classes with Skillshare! Tracy from Shutterbean.com shows you how fun it is!

The last challenge is to paint a part of your house.

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I am not sure I picked an easy space, but I did have fun with the plant part.

Looking to brush up on your watercolor painting? Take some Watercolor Classes with Skillshare! Tracy from Shutterbean.com shows you how fun it is!

After I took that class, I wanted to learn more about painting flowers so I started with:

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Painting Relaxed Florals with Erin Kate Archer

Who doesn’t love a good inky floral? Black is definitely in my comfort zone too!

Looking to brush up on your watercolor painting? Take some Watercolor Classes with Skillshare! Tracy from Shutterbean.com shows you how fun it is!

First, I learned different techniques. There was a printable (another fun aspect of Skillshare!), but my printer was sadly not working so I just used my sketchbook.

There was a demonstration on composition. I got to build upon all the ideas with a sample bouquet.

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And then I got to make my own floral bouquets with black ink.

Looking to brush up on your watercolor painting? Take some Watercolor Classes with Skillshare! Tracy from Shutterbean.com shows you how fun it is!

This reignited my love for black ink! You probably have already witnessed that if you’re watching any of my Instagram stories these days.

Looking to brush up on your watercolor painting? Take some Watercolor Classes with Skillshare! Tracy from Shutterbean.com shows you how fun it is!

And then I started playing on my own and painted the inside of some flowers.

I am really happy with how it turned out!

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If you’re looking for good basics…

Looking to brush up on your watercolor painting? Take some Watercolor Classes with Skillshare! Tracy from Shutterbean.com shows you how fun it is!

Modern Watercolor Techniques with Ana Victoria Calderon

will help!

I took the class mainly so I could make a cosmos painting.

Looking to brush up on your watercolor painting? Take some Watercolor Classes with Skillshare! Tracy from Shutterbean.com shows you how fun it is!

It was so liberating to make such a mess!

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The last class I took was also really good—

Looking to brush up on your watercolor painting? Take some Watercolor Classes with Skillshare! Tracy from Shutterbean.com shows you how fun it is!

Modern Watercolor Florals 3 ways with Amarilys Henderson

This class reminded me that my grandmother went through a watercolor flower phase when I was younger. I forgot I used to do paintings with her!!!

Looking to brush up on your watercolor painting? Take some Watercolor Classes with Skillshare! Tracy from Shutterbean.com shows you how fun it is!

In this class, you learn three different styles of floral painting.

Looking to brush up on your watercolor painting? Take some Watercolor Classes with Skillshare! Tracy from Shutterbean.com shows you how fun it is!

My favorite was the vintage florals— and I learned a cool technique for making your watercolors opaque.

Just add white acrylic paint!

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I can’t believe I made that! This one was my favorite.

Looking to brush up on your watercolor painting? Take some Watercolor Classes with Skillshare! Tracy from Shutterbean.com shows you how fun it is!

I have a whole bunch of pages in my sketchbook like this one! I’m trying hard to get better at leaves.

They’re definitely challenging for me!

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And now after taking so many classes, I am deep in an inky/watercolor phase.

This is what my work looks like currently:

Looking to brush up on your watercolor painting? Take some Watercolor Classes with Skillshare! Tracy from Shutterbean.com shows you how fun it is!

And I’m loving every second of it!

If you have some time at night, it’s the perfect way to unwind after a long day. Take a class with friends or your kids. Heck! Host a ladies craft night.  It’s fun to be able to do something artsy together!

I hope this inspires you to get out of your comfort zone and take a few classes with Skillshare. Their selection of classes is really remarkable. I’ve even taken some photography classes with them in the past.

 

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Skillshare is offering Shutterbean readers TWO FREE MONTHS of Skillshare Premium!

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Looking to brush up on your watercolor painting? Take some Watercolor Classes with Skillshare! Tracy from Shutterbean.com shows you how fun it is!

A BIG thank you to Skillshare for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

Happy art-making to you!

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  • Krista

    AHH! Your favorite is my favorite too! All beautiful. I need to buy art supplies to finish out the summer :)

  • Danielle Jude

    Love your site and watching you explore creatively. I’m off to start some skillshare classes! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Kathryn

    I love these! Thank you – I bought watercolors for my Drawing for Theatre Fundamentals class a couple years ago and really want to start using them again now that I’ve graduated.

    Also, Erin Kate Archer used to have a beautiful instagram account, but I can’t find it now – I love her knitting and watercolors!

  • Chrissie

    Yes!!!! I just got a sketchbook and some watercolor pencils but haven’t done much art in a long time so I wasn’t sure where to start. I’m excited to take some classes and get creative again. Thanks for sharing!

  • Verna Jensen

    I plan to pick up a watercolor notebook to keep me painting something daily & to keep inspired

  • Leslie

    Amarylis is from my town and she is so talented, isn’t she? I am so intrigued. Definitely want to try some classes! With a busy toddler and a newborn I am struggling to “slow down” and do something for my brain/creativity. You are such an inspiration to do just that!!

  • Rachel

    Oh man, you are really tempting me to get some watercolors. It looks so relaxing!

  • Ingrid alvarado

    What kind of watercolors would you recommend to start your first kit?

  • Katie

    This is great – thank you! Excited to check out some classes.

  • Stephanie Haly

    For the class, do you need to have all your supplies with you before you start watching?

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