Watercolor Classes: Watercolor Painting Tutorials, Techniques, Ideas, and Supplies from Beginner to Expert

Welcome to Watercolor Classes, the essential website for all Watercolor artists. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an expert, our goal is to make you a better Watercolor Painter. How? Simply by giving you all the essential information regarding this beautiful art.

Use the menu bar at the top of this page to navigate the site. Check out our Watercolor Tutorials or learn Watercolor Techniques. If you are looking for inspiration, you can check out the Watercolor Ideas tab.

Watercolor Tutorial for Beginners

If you’re just getting started, you’ll want to check out our tutorial we put together for first-time artists or who could use help with a little of everything. 

In it, we discuss how to watercolor including watercolor tips and basics on technique. In addition, you’ll learn which supplies are needed and there are even a couple of watercolor classes we think you should consider!

First, you can read our all-in-one Watercolor Tutorial and learn all the Basics of this amazing craft:

Then, you can read about how to set up your watercolor palette.

Watercolor Techniques

This guide will teach you a number of watercolor techniques useful to have when you’re a beginner like:

  • Wet on Wet
  • Wet on Dry
  • Washes
  • Textures
  • Splash
  • Splatter
  • Drip

. . . and much more!

Watercolor Supplies

Here are some basic supplies you might need:

Watercolor Paper

This article will tell you all the best watercolor paper including brands like Arches, Canson, Strathmore, Moleskine, Cheap Joe’s, and other watercolor canvas that will be good for beginners.

Watercolor Pencils

This article will tell you all the best watercolor pencils including brands like Prismacolor and how to use watercolor pencils tutorial.

Watercolor Pens

This article will tell you all the best watercolor pens. Plus, we’ll show you how to use watercolor pens, brush pens, and markers.

Watercolor Brushes

This article will tell you all the best watercolor brushes and how to use watercolor paint brushes.

Watercolor Paints

Finally, we’ll discuss the best watercolor paints. You’ll learn our favorite watercolor set and other watercolor paint sets that are good for beginners.

Read this article to learn how to use watercolor paint and get inspired by various watercolor painting ideas.

Watercolor Tutorials

Here are a number of easy watercolor ideas for beginners tutorials to try:

Watercolor Flowers

Tutorials to draw a watercolor flower and practice watercolor floral designs:

Easy Watercolor Flowers

Watercolor Plants

If you are looking to learn how to watercolor greenery, have a look at some of these tutorials:

Watercolor Animals

We have put together a bunch of easy watercolor animals tutorials for beginners featuring:

Watercolor Landscape

Watercolor landscapes are one of the best things to start on as a beginner. Below, you can check out a number of tutorials featuring:

Watercolor Cards

Big occasions call for personal watercolor postcards. Here are a few:

Watercolor Gradient

One important part of this craft is the watercolor gradient background effect. In this article, we’ll teach you how to make a watercolor gradient.

Watercolor Pastel

Finally, if you want to use watercolor pastel for finishing touches, you’ll want to check out this tutorial.

Watercolor Photoshop (Adobe)

One of the newest trends in this craft is the watercolor brushes Photoshop effect. In this tutorial, we will teach you how to create Adobe Photoshop watercolor brushes.

Watercolor Artists

Lastly, here are some watercolor artists with famous watercolor paintings featuring watercolor art by Van Gogh, Paul Rubens, John Singer Sargent, Kadinsky, Daniel Smith, da Vinci, Bob Ross, Georgia O’Keeffe, Shibasaki, and more!

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