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Watercolor Rules! — and how to break them

Discover the many ways to use this medium from six brilliant painters.

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Intimidated by watercolor? Don’t be!

Let’s start by learning all the basics of watercolors, foundations you can build on for years to come.

Then let’s break the rules. Six amazing artists will show you the fun, creative ways they use watercolors to create beautiful paintings in their sketchbooks.

In over 100 videos, you’ll watch step-by-step demonstrations of principles and techniques, learn how to pick paints, mix colors, and use every type of paper, brush and accessory.

You’ll study washes, glazes, mixed media, masking and textures, composition, and so much more.

In six weeks, you’ll be watercoloring confidently and expressively, on your way to making this powerful medium your own.

Each week, you get dozens of new video lessons. You have lifetime access so you can get back to the lessons again and again.

First, Ian Sidaway (legendary author of over 30 books on watercolor and member of the Royal Institute of Watercolor Painters) will demonstrate every aspect of this flexible medium.

Then Sketchbook Skool founders Danny Gregory and Koosje Koene will personally take us to meet watercolor masters August Wren, Inma Serrano, and Ian Fennelly. We’ll see their work, learn about their tools, then watch demo after demo of their special techniques.

Watercolor Rules! — and how to break them is our most comprehensive, in-depth watercolor kourse ever and — whether you’re just starting out or want to develop further by learning from the best — the next 6 weeks will teach, inspire and transform the way you paint.

You’ll get:

  • Over 100 video lessons
  • Many hours of lessons and demonstrations
  • Lifetime access
  • Beautifully filmed on location in the U.S., Holland, Spain, and England
  • Sketchbook tours galore
  • How to choose
    • Paints
    • Paper
    • Palettes
    • Brushes and how to use them
  • Color theory
    • Color wheels
    • Swatches
    • How to mix any color from 3 primaries
  • Techniques:
    • Flat, graded and variegated washes
    • Wet on wet, wet on dry
    • Staining
    • Backruns
    • Spattering
    • Masking
    • Resists
  • Mixed media: ink, gouache, markers, colored pencils and more
  • Location
  • Still life
  • Nature
  • From imagination
  • Weekly interactive assignments and webinars to help you learn better

And so much more!


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts September 17 and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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