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Exploring Watercolor class: preregistration!


Exploring Watercolor class is now open for registration!

I am so excited to share this class! (Pre-register here.) Many thanks to all who participated in the recent survey so supplies could be ordered in! Here’s a little Q&A about class:

  • What does the class cost?
  • What will supplies cost?
    • That depends on what you already have. The supply list is below, just be aware you may want to wait until the coupon code is available before making purchases.
  • Is it for novices, intermediate, or experts?
    • I planned the content for novice-to-intermediate; you do NOT need to know how to draw to take this class, but there are no stamps involved. We’ll be transferring photos to our paper to paint.
  • What will I get right away?
    • Pre-class lessons are available immediately with a number of videos to begin preparation for class.
    • Supply list is inside the pre-class lesson, as well as the coupon code good until Dec 10.
  • When is the first official lesson? Do I need to be there at a certain time?
    • First lesson goes live on Saturday November 5 (midnight Pacific time), and a new lesson each Saturday after that until the 6 lessons are complete on December 10. You can watch them anytime, no need to be there for live content. Just check in with the link and your password on Saturday mornings!
  • Can I download the videos to watch offline?
    • No, sorry.
  • May I substitute supplies – like other brands?
    • You certainly may try that! I just can’t vouch for the colors working the same way or brushes carrying the same amounts of pigment or water. If you choose a gouache or a paint that’s similar to a gouache (like the Gansai Tambi), you may have some challenges, as techniques rely on transparency.

Supplies for class

Below are the supplies for this class; note that once you register, you’ll receive a coupon code in pre-class to receive a discount on purchases. But this is for those who want to know what they’re in for. 🙂  Affiliate links used.

All of the supplies easily accessible on one page at Ellen Hutson are HERE….you can just scroll through the page and add what you need to your cart. You won’t need to purchase everything on the page at EH….there are some that are options:

  • KIT: You can purchase the special bundle that includes the paints, brushes, and a pad of paper. Note there’s an extra discount to bundle them up! (The kit does NOT include ALL supplies, just the main ones.)
  • PAINTS: I recommend the Daniel Smith set; you can choose to use another brand but I can’t promise they’ll work the same way. But feel free to try it – you can always upgrade supplies later!
  • BRUSHES: I highly recommend the round 8 and round 12 for sure; for the flat brush get either the Silver OR the Cosmotop Spin brush. You don’t need both.
  • REALLY HELPFUL: Hardbord (but if you have something you tape watercolor to, that is fine) and tape to hold it in place. Yellow, green, or blue, whatever works for you.
    • PALETTE: It’s included here for those that want one, along with half- and full-pans (see video above), but you can easily use a white ceramic plate or a tile from the hardware store.
    • WATER CUPS: Not necessary, but convenient. Use a couple cups so you can get progressively clean water as you paint.
    • GRAPHITE PAPER: for transferring images.
    • KNEADED ERASER: recommended for erasing or lightening unnecessary lines.

26 thoughts on “Exploring Watercolor class: preregistration!

  1. I registered and got notification that I’m in but haven’t received another email from you. I did check spam and did searches but nothing has shown up. Am I missing other info? I never saw a coupon code…

  2. I would really like a chance to learn about watercoloring. I watch your you tube videos all the time. Thanks for having this opportuning to win a spot in your class!

  3. Sandy’s watercolor tips and techniques playlist is incredible! So easy to understand, perfect pace, and her calming voice is wonderful! I’m so happy I signed up, I already know I’ll be a regular in her classes! So excited!!!

  4. Thanks for offering this class. You are a great teacher.

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  6. Excited to see you’ve launched this class. Signed up and will check out my supplies against your list. Thanks so much for your effort to get this together prior to holiday crunch time.

  7. Hi Sandy, I’ve registered for your class and I haven’t been able to find the Pre-class lesson. Can you help me out?

    1. I did check my spam folder and there was a message from you in it. I tried to move it to my inbox and somehow lost it.

      1. I just resent it.

        1. Thank you Sandy! Got it!

  8. Supplies ordered, class ordered, ready to go.
    Yippee, can’t wait. This whole year I have been playing with watercolors. This will finish out the year nicely!!

  9. I love everything you do, so there was no hesitation. I’m registered!
    I’ve all the supplies. I use Winsor Newton. I think Danial Smith uses honey as a binder. I think that’s the only difference, thoughts Sandy?

    1. Linda Ann, Daniel Smith has a conversion chart. You plug in the DS color and hit WN and the correct one for you to use is displayed. I have found that the sap green in DS is totally different than WN. But you can use your WN successfully. You may need to add Limon Yellow, etc!

      1. Thanks Sandy

      2. Thanks so much Sherry, got it!

    2. No it’s not a honey binder, but like Sherry said, google for conversion charts.

      1. Sandy & Sherry Hammond, here’s an update.
        I looked at Daniel Smith’s conversion chart, great resource, and decided to purchase the recommended Daniel Smith set. I have the half pan Senellier colors I need that the conversion chart pulls up, but I’ve only the half pans. I had an issue working with the half pans in a class I took this past summer. They’re nice for small paintings, like cards. Sherry, the conversion chart is awesome!!! I’m sure they won’t go to waste.

        Thanks Again!

  10. I can hardly wait to start this class and learn from you!!!!

  11. I Just registered and can’t wait for this class to start.

  12. Hi Sandy! I just registered for the class and I am so excited! I went to the class supply list and was disappointed to see there were already items NOT AVAILABLE/OUT OF STOCK. Will they restock in time to use the coupon?

    1. The pans for the palette and the brush washer weren’t in stock last night to begin with – they were supposed to be in by now, but we’re waiting. I decided to go ahead and launch class anyway, coz otherwise it’ll get even closer to Christmas. But yes they’re on order – sign up for notifications and you’ll know as soon as I know. 🙂

  13. I am so exciting, is amazing and can’t wait to start. Thank you very much you are incredible

  14. I must be blind but I can’t see where to pre register for the Watercolor class. I would like to register today as I will be traveling the next several days. Help?

    1. Sorry! I was so busy typing details I skipped the direct link – it’s in the store. here:

  15. Im soooooo excited for this!!! When I saw my emails subject line (doobley do) I jumped!!! YIPEEEEE!!! TY for all your hard work putting this together. ❤️

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