“This is a unique course format that provides essential theoretical and practical knowledge on watercolor in a simple & fun way to people who never painted before. This course allows students to gradually improve their skills from level “zero” to “beginner” with personalized teacher’s feedback and supervision.”
– Yana & Lesly, creators of LearnWatercolors.net
January 07 to 14
Lessons week 02
Jan 07: Group class
Introduction to watercolor
All you need to know to start painting with watercolor! Main features, important qualities, basic techniques. We will just play with paints & practice few simple exercises to give you confidence in this media.
Jan 09: Online class
Learn what “wash” is, and how to apply your first layers of watercolor. Discover how to blend colors, pull and extend paint, create flat/gradated/mixed washes. Easy & simple exercises are waiting for you!
Jan 11: Online class
Learn how to create transparent layers and build up tones and depth on your paitning. Paint simple artworks using different layering techniques.
January 21 to 28
lessons week 04
Jan 21: Online class
Intro to perspective
How to draw perspective on paper easy & simple. Main rules and techniques to understand the concept. Simple exercises to back up the theory.
Jan 23: Online class
Beautiful sunrise: apply your skills
Final online lesson where you will apply washes, layers, use various watercoloring techniques, paint realistic objects and create a beautiful artwork.
Jan 25: Individual class with a teacher
Come to your final class of the course prepared, ask questions and use the chance to fill in the gaps. Together with your teacher paint a cute pet portrait in watercolor you will be proud to hang on the wall!
About your teacher
Yana is a Ukrainian watercolor artist, and full-time traveler. She lived in Thailand, Bali, Vietnam, Colombia, France, Spain, Greece and visited more than 20 countries. All the travels and people inspired her to capture adventures in watercolor. Yana has been hosting watercolor events and workshops in different cities for over 2 years now. She specializes in realistic watercolor art and loves teachnig painting. Both beginners and advanced artists are welcomed at her classes!
How do I know my watercolor level is good for this crash course?
This course is for an absolute novice who never tried watercoloring before or have very limited experience. You will learn everything, from holding the brush to making first layers and shapes. If you already have been painting in watercolor for a while, we suggest you to wait for our next course which we will roll out soon. But don’t worry, when you click “book my seat” we’ll offer a quick questionnaire to help you define your level in watercolor to make sure you get most benefit out of it 😉
What is the location of the workshops?
As we work with several places in Chiang Mai, and don’t want to reveal the locations publicly, you will receive the location upon registration. But rest assured that our location for the group and individual classes will be in Nimman area.
At what time does the session start?
Group class will be held in the morning, from 10AM. If any change/update, we will notify you by email.
How do you handle the individual classes?
The teacher will contact each student personally to discuss most convenient time and location for the private class. Usually privates are held in a nice coffeeshop with a garden and lots of light.
Do you provide the art materials if I don't have any?
Yes we do, we can provide you with all the necessary materials you need to participate. Just choose this option at sign-up stage
Can I buy my materials myself in Chiang Mai?
Certainly you can, we recommend two shops: Sumadlana art supplies (https://goo.gl/maps/oR1CtJrnRsQ2) and the store in Maya mall on the third floor.
Do you prefer a private watercolor lesson?
Yana offers private classes where you can learn any topic you need or want, cover all the gaps in watercolor and ask any question. The class will be tailored personally for you. Such an individual approach gives the best results and you will see improvement already after your first session. Choose any day and time to practice watercolor at your own pace.