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    Lessons in Layering with Watercolour

    How to create artworks with depth, interest and detail with Natalie Martin

    • Intermediate Level
    • Suitable for ages 10+
    • Self-paced learning
    • Unlimited Lifetime Access
    • Beautifully filmed in HD

    Hi, I’m Natalie Martin, an Australian watercolour artist, based on Wadawarrung country (Surf Coast, Victoria).

    The fluidity and subtlety of watercolour is only enhanced through working with layers, you can create a beautiful luminosity. This is quite unique to watercolour and one of the main reasons I love this medium so much.

    This new intermediate course is my third online course, following on from Welcome to Watercolour and the Magic of Colour Mixing. In it, we’ll dig into basic and more advanced layering techniques, you’ll spend time experimenting with ways to layer pigment, and learn

     how to create different effects (as long as you can muster the patience to let things dry properly as you go!) You’ll gain greater insight into my practice, as we explore how to create artworks with greater complexity, detail and interest. We also take time to delve into common errors and equipment care.

    This course is the perfect next step once you’ve mastered the basics. Layering work brings watercolour to its greatest potential, and I can’t wait to see how you continue to develop your practice and build confidence in painting with this magical medium. 

    What to expect:


    9 videos shot in High Definition with an overall run time of 2 hours and 40 minutes. The beauty of a self paced online course is that you work through this course to pause and practice before proceeding onto the next stages.

    Outcomes:


    • A comprehensive overview of watercolour layering techniques 

    • An understanding of translucency, colour, tone as well as other techniques such as negative space

    • Tips to fix errors and how to look after your equipment

    • How to work from photos

    • A series of botanical watercolour paintings

    Downloadable files included:



    • Materials List

    • Course E-Book (Available on Teachable only)

    • A set of photos for painting inspiration

    • Reference sheets of Natalie's course work

    Lessons in Layering with
    Watercolour E-Book

    Included in your enrolment is a 60 page e-book (available on Teachable only). Chock full of hot tips, key takeaways and extension projects to further your watercolour fun. This is your companion guide for the course, something to reference when you are practicing and playing at home.

    What you'll need:


    I go into greater detail on materials required in the second video of the course. I have tried to keep the supplies required to a minimum so it's more about the painting than the supplies!

    • Watercolour paints
    • Round brushes - size 10 and 4
    • Watercolour paper
    • Pencil, eraser and ruler
    • A water jar
    • Palette (an old plate will do)
    • Paper towel
    • Painter's masking tape
    • Surface to work on
    • Computer, tablet or phone

    I have put together a painting kit of basic materials you'll need available below.

    Let's Get Started!

    Lessons in Layering with Watercolour is available on Teachable as a one off purchase cost. You receive lifetime access to the course videos and can work through the course at your own pace. Your Teachable purchase also includes the Course E-Book, your ride-or-die side kick for the duration of the videos. You can purchase the course alone, or bundle it with the materials you need to get started.

    'Lessons in Layering with Watercolour' Online Course
    'Lessons in Layering with Watercolour' Online Course

    'Lessons in Layering with Watercolour' Online Course

    $79.00

    'Lessons in Layering with Watercolour' is an intermediate contemporary watercolour online course with Australian Artist Natalie Martin.

    9 high definition videos across 2 hours and 40 minutes. With lifetime access to this self paced course through Teachable you’ll be able to access these videos whenever you like.

    Your online course access will be sent to you via an email from Teachable immediately after purchase.

    'Lessons in Layering with Watercolour' Online Course and Painting Kit Bundle
    'Lessons in Layering with Watercolour' Online Course and Painting Kit Bundle

    'Lessons in Layering with Watercolour' Online Course and Painting Kit Bundle

    $149.00

    This is the bundle of Natalie Martin's new intermediate contemporary watercolour online course 'Lessons in Layering with Watercolour' + the Watercolour Painting Kit.

    Watercolour Painting Kit includes:

    • Micador Koh-I-Noor Brilliant Watercolours - 24 Colours
    • Canson Montval 300gsm Watercolour Paper 12 Sheet A4 Pad
    • Roymac Achiever Series Pack of 3 Brushes
    • 2 x Floral templates printed on watercolour paper
    • Grey Lead Pencil
    • Eraser
    • Free Shipping for orders within Australia

    Buying the course and the painting kit bundled together saves you $19 and includes free regular postage within Australia of your kit.

    If you have bought a kit previously, we use the same materials from the Welcome to Watercolour bundle.

    Gifting the Course

    We would be delighted for you to gift this course. Due to the way the enrolment process works, we recommend you purchase an E-Gift Card that your gift recipient can then redeem for the course. We have $79 and $149 E-Gift Cards available as well as an ability to add a personalised message to your E-Gift card.

    *The course is also available on Skillshare (a subscription based platform). There you will find the whole Lessons in Layering with Watercolour course, as well as many other courses across other disciplines! You can subscribe to Skillshare and pay a monthly subscription to access the entire library of Skillshare online courses. You will only have access to the course while you have a Skillshare subscription, and your subscription does not include the Course E-Book.

    What other students had to say

    "I learned so much in this class about layering, negative painting and composition. Natalie is a wonderful instructor explaining concepts and step by step actionable steps. I really appreciated her explanation of her thought process as she painted - insightful. I thoroughly enjoyed her two previous classes and this one raised the bar! Highly recommend this class.”

    Simone

    "This was a wonderful workshop. It is not too intimidating for a relative beginner like myself, but it also shows how some simple techniques can be used to create amazing effects.”

    Rebecca

    "I thoroughly enjoyed your class! It is well planned and executed and I feel that I learned a lot. I am an intermediate beginner. It is difficult for me to find classes that are not too “beginner” or too advanced and fast moving. This one was excellent for me..."

    Nancy

    Watercolour Painting Kit
    Watercolour Painting Kit
    Watercolour Painting Kit

    Watercolour Painting Kit

    $89.00

    Everything you need to get your watercolour journey started. You can also bundle the Online Course with the Painting Kit (See above)

    Natalie Martin E-Gift Card
    Natalie Martin E-Gift Card

    Natalie Martin E-Gift Card

    If you would like to gift 'Welcome to Watercolour' or the bundle we recommend you purchase a gift card for your giftee to redeem for the course. 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When does the course start and finish?
    The course is a self-paced online course that you’re welcome to start as soon as you’re ready and receive your login details. The beauty of the online courses is that you can go at your own pace and in your own time. Practicing and pausing as you progress through the course and the ability to revisit sections as you need.


    Buying the Course Only...
    As soon as you have completed your order you will receive an email from Teachable explaining how to enrol in the course.

    What you will need to do is:
    1. Confirm your email
    2. Set up a password to the Teachable website allowing you to access the course

    You will then receive an "access course" email from Teachable. This means you have set up your Teachable login correctly and are good to go! If after a few minutes from completing your order you have not received an email, please check your junk mail folder. Setting up your account means you will have lifetime access to the online course. Happy painting!


    Buying the Online Course and Watercolour Painting Kit Bundle…
    When buying the Online Course and Painting Kit Bundle, the Online Course access info will be emailed to you from Teachable (more details in the previous FAQ) and the Painting Kit will be physically posted to your shipping address. If after a few minutes from completing your order you have not received an email, please check your junk mail folder. 

    Can I gift this Course?
    We would be delighted for you to gift this course. Due to the way the enrolment process works, we recommend you purchase an E-Gift Card that your gift recipient can then redeem for the course. We have $79 and $149 E-Gift Cards available as well as an ability to add a personalised message with your E-Gift card.




    What is an E-Book?
    Included with your course enrolment on Teachable is a 60 page e-book. This is a downloadable PDF document that has all the course content in it, alongside extra tips, key takeaways and extension projects for each class module. It is a helpful tool so you don't have to constantly pause and rewind the videos if you are happily painting along.

    What materials will I need to do the course?
    I put an emphasis on the painting over the materials, expensive art materials tend to be a hindrance to the experience. If you have a set of watercolours already, use those! You don’t need to dash out and buy a whole lot of new supplies to match what you see in the course. You’ll also need a brush or two, some watercolour paper, pencil and eraser, a couple of water jars, and some paper towel. I get a bit more specific in the 'What You'll Need' section above. I have two kits available in my online store that provide you with all the materials you need, see more here.

    Good lighting helps too, natural light is best if you can manage it, a good workspace as well as a pinch of creative courage! We delve further into materials in the second video of the course covering not only what, but why.


    Are your courses suitable for kids?
    Yes! My beginners course ‘Welcome to Watercolour’ although not created specifically for kids is young person friendly, I suggest from ages 8 and up. My second and third courses ‘Magic of Colour Mixing’ and 'Lessons in Layering with Watercolour' have a bit more technical content in it, so I would suggest from ages 10 and up. Even better, sit down with your kids and do it together!


    What’s the difference between Teachable and Skillshare?
    Purchasing the course through Teachable is a once off fee and once enrolled in the course you have unlimited lifetime access. The online course available through nataliemartin.com.au are through Teachable. Skillshare on the other hand is a subscription based model. To access the courses available you’ll need to maintain a monthly subscription service to Skillshare. Once you cancel your subscription you will no longer be able to access the course. Access to the course via Skillshare does nt include the 60 page Course E-Book