As I'm putting the finishing touches on my new soon to be released class Watercolor Workbook, I find myself thinking about the why behind this class.
This will be my 7th class (not counting the free mini class and the hundreds of video tutorials on YouTube), and it is nothing like the ones I've done before.
However, since I created all those other classes, there are some similarities. I create classes I would like to take myself.
I like my classes to be technique based. Those techniques are like tools in my tool box, always available when I want to create something.
I'm a big fan of showing something from start to finish. All my classes until now have been based on showing the process of creating a scrapbook layout from start to finish. As someone who struggles with following through, I want to have something finished (or almost finished) to show for it. Especially when it comes to playing with watercolors. I have so many piles of papers of just paint blobs, from doing exercises or trying to paint something... Some are finished. Most are not. Some look like they could be something, many look like... well, paint blobs.
I wanted to come up with a project that will get people painting, and give them satisfying results. I wanted a fun, non threatening, non intimidating way of approaching watercolors, playing with them, and not be frustrated with disappointing results.
I believe that in order to be good in anything, one must put in the time and effort. However, I know many people want to paint as their therapy, as a creative outlet, as a hobby. They either can't, or don't want to practice and practice, sketch, plan, and do all those things that are important for improving skills. They just want to paint when they have a bit time. And it was this place exactly that was lacking, in my opinion, and from my personal experience, and that's why I created this class.
Also, watercolors are so pretty and I want everyone to enjoy them!
Here's some more chatting about it-