Watercolor Crash Course with Lauren Arno

Regular price $ 30.00 USD

Update: This class is no longer active. Instead, see Portraits in Watercolor with Lauren Arno.

Dive deep into watercolors with artist and art teacher Lauren Arno (aka Icky Sticky Art Star). The class comprises 4 video lessons, 1 video Q&A and To Do items for each lesson.


Learn what makes watercolors different from other media, the difference between translucent and opaque watercolors, how to get white highlights without using white paint and how to build up value.

Learn how to achieve different values by altering the amount of water you're using, and watch Lauren demonstrate various application techniques (wet on wet, dry on wet, dry on dry) and how you can use a range of materials (salt, alcohol, etc.) to achieve special effects.

Learn how to achieve dynamic effects and textures by employing various watercolor techniques throughout the process of painting a portrait.

Learn how how to add depth to your shadows and turn them into "galaxies of swirling colors," create a color palette that reflects mood and other bits of watercolor wisdom that Lauren has earned during years of working with watercolor.

You'll also get access to a recording of video Q&A in which Lauren answers questions from students just like you.


What tools and materials do I need to take this class?

  • A size 6 or 8 round watercolor brush
  • 140lb or heavier watercolor paper
  • A basic set of pan or tube paints that has a warm and cool version of red, blue and yellow
  • A pencil, preferably a drafting pencil with hard lead
  • Coarse salt
  • Paper towels or napkins
  • Masking tape
  • Water!

What skill level do I need for this class?

Beginner to intermediate

Do I get lifetime access to the class?

Yes! Your purchase gets you lifetime access to ALL class content.

Can I go at my own pace?

Yes! You get lifetime access to ALL class content after it comes out, so you can effectively go at your own pace.

What is your refund policy?

All sales are final.

Any Questions?

Contact us. We'll reply asap.