Online: Watercolor Basics 2.0
Online: Watercolor Basics 2.0
Online: Watercolor Basics 2.0
Online: Watercolor Basics 2.0
Online: Watercolor Basics 2.0

Online: Watercolor Basics 2.0

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TIME: Three Modules Containing Video Lessons 
LEVEL: Beginner to Intermediate
AGE GROUP: Adult (ages 18+), Youth (ages 15–17)

Maybe you've been doing a bit of watercolor... you already know the basics of paper stretching, which brushes to use, wet-into-wet washes... but you still have questions? Or have you completed Watercolor Basics 1.0 and you're ready to move on? Then it’s time to continue to Watercolor Basics 2.0.

In this class, you'll work with Kelly to learn more about how to mix colors, including neutral, more natural colors. You'll learn about composition, depth of field, color schemes, and more about watercolor technique. Keep building on what you have already learned and enjoy creating finished watercolor paintings with more confidence and skill. Note: There will be a few things you will need to print out for class (in color).

This is the second of a three-part series, along with Watercolor Basics 1.0 and 3.0 (coming soon).


  • Watercolor Paints (in-depth color recommendations provided upon registration).
  • Palette
  • Brushes: 1" wash brush or flat brush, a no. 16 or 18 round brush, a no. 10 round brush, a no. 1 round brush, and a no. 4 flat brush
  • Paper: One or two Arches 22”x30” sheets, cold press (OR) a 9"x12” watercolor block, if you don’t want to have to tear and stretch paper. Also, be sure to have some scratch paper on hand. 
    Optional: If you want to get this watercolor journal, it would give you a place to keep your color charts and exercises all in one place: 9"x12" Strathmore Visual Journal with 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper.
  • A drawing board for stretching paper, at least 12”x16”. This could be Gatorboard, a wooden or pressboard drawing board, even a flat piece of cardboard will work.
  • A bottle of Masking Fluid.
  • Full supply details will be provided upon registration.

After registration, course details are available via the Northwind Art School learning portal. Learn more

Kelly Drake is a Northwest artist, illustrator and teacher working in art and design – including murals, children’s illustrations, and commercial design. She has painted with watercolors (her first love) for over 25 years and she continues to create and discover. Kelly taught figure painting at Multnomah Arts Center, and Drawing, Visual Communication and Color Theory at Art Institute of Portland.

See more: courses by Kelly 
Artist website: Kelly Drake on Youtube, @kelly.drake


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