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    Welcome to Watercolour

    A beginners guide to contemporary botanical watercolour with Natalie Martin

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    • Beginner Friendly 
    • Suitable for ages 8+
    • Self-paced learning
    • Lifetime Access
    • Beautifully filmed in HD
    • 5,000+ Students

    Welcome! My name is Natalie Martin and I'm a watercolour artist based in Victoria, Australia. This is my first online course, and where else do you start but at the beginning? In this self-paced beginners guide to contemporary watercolour we start from square one and build your skills and confidence towards painting botanical specimen from observation. I have essentially broken down my own process into accessible, bite size pieces ready for you to devour.

    Working through a series of technique based exercises I share all my hot tips. We'll look at getting the paint moving fluidly on the page, how to hold your brush, manage water control, swirl and twirl that brush like a pro, relax into the process and so much more.

    I delve not only into what materials you'll need and how to work them, but why as well. I believe understanding why I use and recommend certain things over others can better inform you as an artist and your own choices. My philosophy is build your kit gradually, rather than an enormous initial outlay. Discover and play with the medium first. Find your feet in it and tailor your materials accordingly.


    My own style: loose, organic, flowy is all about gaining an expression of the subject on the page - not replicating it exactly. I talk about how I source my inspiration and how working from observation has really informed my practice. I encourage you to find your own creative voice. Your choices, your interpretation, your eye will all inform how your work will turn out.

    What to expect:


    9 videos shot in High Definition with an overall run time of 90 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 fundamental skill set in watercolour

    An understanding of watercolour as a medium and other necessary materials

    A final project - a botanical watercolour painting 

    Downloadable files included:


    • 51 page Course E-Book
    • Materials List

    • Reference Images

    Welcome to Watercolour E-Book


    Now included in your enrolment is a downloadable 51 page E-Book (available on Teachable only). Brimming with 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 or 12 and 4
    • Watercolour paper
    • Pencil and eraser
    • Two water jars
    • Palette (an old plate will do)
    • Paper towel
    • Surface to work on
    • Computer, tablet or phone

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

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    Linda Richards
    Natalie, thank you for your teachings.

    Natalie, thank you for your teachings, I love how you break down the lessons into bite sized pieces, and you are so generous with your knowledge. I am keen to progress my water colour journey now that I know I have your lessons to fall back on. I am looking forward to mastering all of the techniques from all your workshops to build up my skill set. What a beautiful, affordable gift you have given to your students,

    It was so lovely to meet you Linda and I so pleased to hear you got lots out of the online course too. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review, happy painting!

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    Roseanne Byrne
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    This course helped me to relax and enjoy watercolour. And the joy of Australian content. Wonderful.

    Thank you Roseanne, that's so great to hear. Happy painting!

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    Cassandra Menezes
    Welcome to watercolour

    Thanks Nat, I really enjoyed the course and it was over too fast im ready to buy the next course. I'm also interested in the tassie course. Do u need to be fairly pro to come along? X

    Oh that's so great to hear Cassandra! No you don't need to be pro at all to come to Tassie. It will be mostly keen beginners, and it's limited to 9 spots - so it's.a wonderful opportunity to truly immerse yourself!

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    Libby

    love this course - it’s paced perfectly, perfect amount of information and I am having fun

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    confidence boosting

    I am really enjoying the courses - even though I've done a bit of watercolour your courses are giving me a great foundation which is what I am missing - I can't wait to do a bit more each time I sit down at the computer

    That's so wonderful to hear Annette! Happy painting, I'll let you get back to it ;)

    Let's Get Started!

    Welcome to 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. You can purchase the course alone, or bundle it with the materials you need to get started.

    'Welcome to Watercolour' Online Course
    'Welcome to Watercolour' Online Course

    'Welcome to Watercolour' Online Course

    $39.41

    'Welcome to Watercolour' is a beginners contemporary watercolour online course with Australian artist Natalie Martin.

    We start from square one and build your skills and confidence towards painting a botanical specimen from observation. Natalie has essentially broken down her own process into accessible, bite size pieces ready for you to devour.

    9 high definition videos with an overall run time of just over 90 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.

    Gift the Course
    'Welcome to Watercolour' Online Course and Painting Kit Bundle
    'Welcome to Watercolour' Online Course and Painting Kit Bundle
    'Welcome to Watercolour' Online Course and Painting Kit Bundle
    'Welcome to Watercolour' Online Course and Painting Kit Bundle

    'Welcome to Watercolour' Online Course and Painting Kit Bundle

    $92.85

    This is the bundle of Natalie Martin's beginners contemporary watercolour online course 'Welcome to Watercolour' + the Watercolour Painting Kit.

    In 'Welcome to Watercolour' we start from square one and build your skills and confidence towards painting a botanical specimen from observation. Natalie has essentially broken down her own process into accessible, bite size pieces ready for you to devour.

    9 high definition videos with an overall run time of just over 90 minutes. With lifetime access to this self paced course through Teachable you’ll be able to access these videos whenever you like.

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

    Is this course a gift for someone? Please choose from the correct drop down option below before adding to your cart.

    Gifting the Course?

    We would be delighted for you to gift this course. Due to the way the enrolment process works, please ensure you click on the 'Gift the Bundle' button if you wish to send the bundle as a gift. This will ensure the recipient receives a hard copy of everything they need to enrol in one box. 

    If gifting the course alone (not the bundle), we recommend you purchase an E-Gift Card that your gift recipient can then redeem for the course. We have $59 and $129 E-Gift Cards available as well as an ability to add a personalised message to your E-Gift card.

    30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee

    In line with Teachable's terms of use, students are entitled to a full refund within 30 days of their initial payment for course purchases if it does not meet expectations. This includes all courses purchased through nataliemartin.com.au. It does not include Skillshare memberships.

    *The course is also available on Skillshare (a subscription based platform). There you will find the whole Welcome to 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.

    Natalie Martin 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 floral templates printed on watercolour paper, Grey Lead Pencil, Eraser
    Natalie Martin 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 floral templates printed on watercolour paper, Grey Lead Pencil, Eraser
    Natalie Martin 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 floral templates printed on watercolour paper, Grey Lead Pencil, Eraser. Beautifully packaged and everything you need to start your watercolour journey.

    Watercolour Painting Kit

    $66.13

    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. 

    Where to from here?

    You've clocked the beginners course and you want to keep painting, where to next? There's two intermediate courses to choose from and it doesn't matter which order you do them in. Go with your gut and pick the one that tickles your fancy!

    Lessons in Layering with Watercolour

    How to create artworks with depth, interest and detail

    Duration: 2 hours and 40 minutes
    Skill level: Intermediate
    Suitable for ages 10+

    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. 

    Learn More

    The Magic of Colour Mixing

    Master Modern Colour Theory using Watercolour

    Duration: 120mins
    Skill level: Beginner - Intermediate
    Suitable for ages 10+

    This new course, The Magic of Colour Mixing follows on from Welcome to Watercolour and is for budding and established artists alike. In it, we’ll go deep into modern colour theory and together, we’ll build up your skills and confidence so you too can create works bursting with life and begin to develop your own language with colour.

    Learn More

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