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Learn Watercolors is a video training & a community that will help you to learn and practice watercolor painting on your own

Regardless your level (total beginners are welcome), our courses are packed with in-depth practical training and classes on all aspects of watercolor painting such as color mixing, light, values, perspective and even using Photoshop and locating your creations on t-shirts. Yup, you read that right, welcome to the digital era of watercolors!

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I rarely write reviews but this one deserves a special note. Learned a great deal from Yana and Lesly's classes. The instructions are very easy and engaging. When they are teaching, they talk from the shoes of a learner rather than an expert. Highly recommend these classes to any aspirant watercolor artist.

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Samiha Chowdhury

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I have checked many beginners tutorials on YouTube but this course is much better because it is very structured and easy to follow, with great explanations and examples and real feedback form the community AND the teachers. You start to see your progress right away. Some things that didn't make sense to me before just clicked thanks to these lessons. I no longer feel frustrated with the medium and I really enjoy the learning process.

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Kristina Borisova

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If you want to learn watercolors in an easy and fun way this is the place to go! Whether you are an absolute beginner or already have some experience, there will be lessons that suit you. I really like the way Yana explains the techniques, she makes practice go easy. She is also able to teach you the basic rules in a engaging way so you will understand them! I would definitely recommend this course! 👍❤️

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Cindy Kunnen

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This is a great site for watercolor artists, whether in the beginning or more advanced stages for their art. There is a lot of great content, including classes, challenges and a forum to share your work, ideas, ask questions about watercolor and engage with other members. I really enjoy this site and would recommend to any watercolor artists. Looking forward to more great things to come on this site.

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Yelena Casale

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Sign up today and start learning watercolor painting!

Once you sign up, you get immediate access to all lessons as well as to new classes the moment they’re released and you can upgrade or cancel at any time, no strings attached.

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Meet Yana & Lesly, founders of the Learn Watercolors Community.

Yana and Lesly are both passionate about art in many different forms.

Lesly is a skilled graphic designer and a digital artist.

Yana is a watercolor artist with about 10 years of experience behind her back. She’s tried different techniques and approaches to watercolor.

She hosted weekly workshops in Thailand, organized classes and art-events in different countries of Asia and Europe, and also teaches watercolor online.

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We’ve created a 30-video Beginner Training that will teach you the essentials of watercolor painting

All topics needed to master watercolor are covered one by one in real-time videos. We start from scratch (if you have never hold a brush before) and gradually bring you to “Intermediate” level. If you’ve never tried watercolor medium this is where you can start.

Novice class

Watercolor Novice Class
A great way to start your watercolor journey if you have never painted before!

Choose your watercolor set

Choose your watercolor set
Explore different watercolor brands and learn how to choose your own set.

Choose your perfect brush

Choose your perfect watercolor brush
See all brushes we use and choose brushes for your best set and for specific painting.

Choose your perfect paper

choose your perfect watercolor paper
Learn different types of paper and best brands for various watercolor techniques

Your work setup

your watercolor work setup
All you need to have on your table to start painting

Exercise: Learn your palette

Choose your perfect watercolor brush
How to understand your watercolor set and use it for your benefit

Color wheels: Traditional & New

Color wheels: Traditional & New
Paint traditional and new color wheel with us and learn how to use both in your future paintings

Color theory & Mixing rules

Color theory & Mixing rules
Learn basic rules of mixing colors to create harmony in your paintings

Tones & Density

Tones & Density
Paint your own tones and density chart to learn the difference between them

Understanding light & shadow

Understanding light & shadow
Relationships between light and shadow and their role in creation of volume

Exercise: three-dimensional apple

Exercise: three-dimensional apple
Paint a realistic apple in 3-D using knowledge about light and shadow, tones and color mixing

Exercise: Washing techniques (sunset)

Exercise: Washing techniques (sunset)
Practice your knowledge about washing techniques as you paint a colorful sunset

Main watercolor techniques

Main watercolors techniques
Discover main techniques used in watercolor and practice them with us

Exercise: Exotic sunset

Exercise: Exotic sunset
Practice various watercolor techniques while painting a lovely sunset artwork

Main watercolors rules

Main watercolors rules

Simple and easy to remember rules of watercolor medium which will help you understand and use it better

Main watercolor mistakes

Main watercolor mistakes

Discover common mistakes students make in watercolor to become more confident with this medium

Exercise: Paint a bird

Exercise: Paint a bird
Paint a lovely bird using different watercolor techniques and additional tools you’ve learned in previous classes

Exercise: Grisaille technique (Vietnamese landscape)

Exercise: Grisaille technique (Vietnamese landscape)
Practice seeing tones and painting artwork using only 1 color

Exercise: Yummy Papaya

Exercise: Yummy Papaya
Paint realistic papaya fruit working with tones, light & shadow, wet techniques and glazing.

Exercise: White on white (Swan)

Exercise: White on white (Swan)

Learn how to paint white objects on white background on example of a couple of white swans

Exercise: Negative space (Flowers)

Exercise: Negative space (Flowers)
Explore ways to paint negative space and create impressionistic flowers painting

Exercise: Dreamy poppies

Exercise: Dreamy poppies
Paint poppy flowers in impressionistic style

Exercise: Pancake

Exercise: Pancake
Let’s work wet on dry and create realistic & yummy food illustration

Exercise: Starfish

Exercise: Starfish
Paint colorful starfish in shining waters

Exercise: Mulled wine

Exercise: Mulled wine in a glass
Learn how to paint realistic glass, explore the do and don’t, and work on making your illustration look attractive and alive.

Exercise: Wave

Exercise: Wave
Learn how to paint water, make ocean chaotic and alive in your painting while grasping tricks and secrets for realistic wave painting.

Exercise: Water reflection

Exercise: Water reflection
Learn how to create reflection in water while painting a nice lake view

Exercise: Advanced Wet-on-wet Technique

Exercise: Advanced Wet-on-wet Technique
You’ve already tried wet-on-wet many times, but this class will introduce you to another level of this technique. Much more water, more pigment flow, less control.

Exercise: Perspective Italian street

Exercise: Perspective Italian street
Explore different types of perspective, build (draw) them together and try your first watercolor realistic painting in perspective

Exercise: Pug portrait

Exercise: Pug portrait
Paint a cute pug portrait while learning different ways of painting animals

Every month we publish a new courses with exercise that dig deeper into a particular subject 

We keep everyone engaged! For our more advanced members (and anyone curious, really), we regularly create courses on specific watercolor techniques and challenging topics. Those courses are divided into lessons and exercises that need to be finished one after another in order to unlock next lessons.

Portrait of a woman

choose your perfect watercolor paper
Let’s explore how to paint a human face step by step, learn how a drawing depends on anatomy & muscles, and figure out important details when painting a portrait of a beautiful woman in watercolor.

Cute & Realistic Cat 

Watercolor Painting Cute Cat
Do you love pets? Don’t miss a chance to paint this lovely ginger cat and practice various watercolor techniques you’ve learned in previous courses.

Cheery Blossom

Watercolor Paint Cherry Blossom
This is a course for Intermediate level artists. But if you are a beginner and love challenges this class will be very interesting for you, no doubts! So please feel free to jump into it 😉

Sign up today and start learning watercolor painting!

Once you sign up, you get immediate access to all lessons as well as to new classes the moment they’re released and you can upgrade or cancel at any time, no strings attached.

$0

free access

  6 beginner course

  Community forum

  Monthly painting

❌ Courses library

$29

monthly access

  Beginner course

  Community forum

  Monthly painting

  Courses library

$290

yearly access

  Beginner course

  Community forum

  Monthly painting

  Courses library

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Frequently asked questions

Is all of the content available straight away or is it time-released (drip fed)?

You get access to everything we’ve prepared in the community straight away! No waiting for content to be released to you, just jump in and start making use of the courses right away. We regularly update and add new material too – so your content library will continue to grow.

Do I receive anything in the mail when I join?

No – the Learn Watercolors community is entirely online

What if I don't enjoy the watercolor painting community?

We know you will LOVE our watercolor painting community, however, if for whatever reason you’re not 100% satisfied in any way we have a 7 day money back guarantee (no questions asked). We want you to succeed, and know that if you become a member of the Learn Watercolors community and really put your heart and soul into it… you will see amazing results!

What happens if I decide to cancel my membership?

Obviously we’d love if all of our members stuck around forever – but we know that that’s never going to happen! So, if you do decide to cancel obviously we’ll be very sad, but if you intent on leaving then you’ll be able to do so with just 2 clicks of a mouse.

Can I continue to access the content in the community once I cancel?

Only the free content. Your membership entitles you to enter the members area and access the content there released prior and during the duration of your membership. If you cancel or do not renew your membership you will no longer be able to access the “members only” content inside the community.

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