Learn to Paint with Watercolour

Starting weekly on June 2, join this 6-part course and go from absolute beginner to confident artist.

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Teaching enriches my life. This course is for anyone who has a passion for watercolour, not just beginners.

<div class="editor-content"><p>Jun-Pierre Shiozawa</p></div>,

Jun-Pierre Shiozawa

Professional Artist and Teacher

What is the Course about?

From Beginner to Confident Creator

From essential techniques like washes to mastering light and dark tones, masking, tonalities, colour theory, and realistic forms, by the end of this course, you'll possess the knowledge and skills to embark on your journey as a proficient watercolour artist.

Program Schedule

Starting on 2nd June, the program includes 6 live classes and a Live Feedback Session. It runs till 18th July.

Structured Course designed for Learning

With weekly Live classes and assignments to keep you engaged. Join Jun, live, every time:

<div class="editor-content"><p><strong>Beginner Friendly</strong></p></div>

Beginner Friendly

Absolutely no prior experience required. All you need is watercolour, paper and brushes! *Full list in the FAQ below

<div class="editor-content"><p>Live or Recorded</p></div>

Live or Recorded

Watch Live and ask Jun-Pierre your questions in real time, or submit them and catch up later.

<div class="editor-content"><p><strong>Weekly Assignments &amp; Feedback</strong></p></div>

Weekly Assignments & Feedback

Submit your work and receive Feedback from Jun-Pierre and your peers

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What are others saying

Jun-Pierre is a superb teacher. His teaching method makes it so easy!



Jun is a very talented artist and instructor. His teaching has advanced me light-years ahead on the topics covered.



Jun's color mixing instruction is priceless.



Jun-Pierre Shiozawa

Painter, Eisner-nominated comic artist, and art instructor from France who primarily works with water-based media, including watercolour and ink. In addition, he has been an art educator with over twelve years of experience teaching watercolour, oil painting, drawing and art history.

Jun believes teaching is the best way to learn. He loves how teaching is a shared experience, and how it brings the instructor and the student together.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get my money back if I don't like the course?

We offer a no-questions-asked 7 day money back guarantee, counting from the purchase date.

We only ask that you request a refund before spending two hours or more on the course. We will then, proceed with the refund and cancelation.

The guarantee extends to all classes or courses that are purchased individually but not to our subscriptions.

What will I learn in each class?

Great question! Here is a short description for every single class:

Recording: Materials

Learn the different kinds of watercolour paper, brushes and paints.

Live Session 1: Watercolour Relationships: Wetness, Dryness and Washes

Learn about washes, an essential watercolour technique that will give life to any painting, as well as understanding the relationship between water, paper and paint.

Live Session 2: Layering and Glazes

Learn how to use darks and lights to your advantage, as well as the basics of layering and glazes while painting a landscape from your head.

Live Session 3: Negative Space and Masking

Paint white subjects and understand how to apply different masking techniques.

Live Session 4: Tone

Learn how to paint in terms of light to dark; and how to use tone to your advantage. The class will focus on how to consider tonalities when painting in watercolour, and how that will unlock how to make rich and nuanced paintings.

Live Session 5: Colour

Go through the basics of colour theory, temperature and intensity, and how to apply these in your paintings.

Live Session 6: Form and Texture

Learn how to convey convincing forms and textures through painting with watercolour.

By the end of this course, you'll possess the knowledge and skills to embark on your journey as a proficient watercolour artist.

How long is each class?

The classes have different lengths. We prioritise the quality of information over time consistency. Here's how long we anticipate each live class to last:

Recording: Materials, Colour Mixing and Control

Recording Length: 30min

Session 1: Watercolour Relationships: Wetness, Dryness and Washes 

Live Class length (with time for a Q&A at the end): 90min

Session 2: Layering and Glazes

Live Class length (with time for a Q&A at the end): 90min

Session 3: Negative Space and Masking

Class length (with time for a Q&A at the end): 60min

Session 4: Tone

Live Class length (with time for a Q&A at the end): 90min

Session 5: Colour

Class length (with time for a Q&A at the end): 90min

Session 6: Form and Texture

Class length (with time for a Q&A at the end): 60-90min

Feedback Session

Live Class length (with time for a Q&A at the end): 90min

Will this course be completely live?

Jun-Pierre will do a live stream for every class. The video and audio is pre-recorded to ensure the best quality with minimum technical issues, but Jun will be speaking through the introduction, Q&A and conclusion.

You will be able to participate live through the chat function. The teacher and the host will address all your questions and pause the video if needed.

After each live session, the recording will be available for replay.

At the end of the course, we will do a fully live Feedback session with Jun. You'll be able to participate via chat, ask all your questions, and get feedback on your final assignment.

What if I can't attend all the Live classes?

No Problem! Each week has an assigned class. You are welcome to join the Live class and watch the class with other participants or watch the recording of the class at your own time during the week.

I'm a subscriber/ I purchased the older version of this course. Do I have to purchase this course separately?

This course is free for all Subscribers.

If you did the old version of this course, you will have access to this new and improved version.

Please email us at hello@etchrstudio.com to indicate your interest in participating, and you are all set.

If you'd like to subscribe, please go to this page.

*Program participation is withdrawn once the subscription is no longer active.

How much will I be able to interact with the Artist, Jun-Pierre?

Jun will be present for every single class. He will be available to answer any questions.

How detailed would the feedback be?

Each class will present you with a new challenge assignment. If you submit it on the Etchr website asking for critique, you will get feedback from Jun and other group members.

At the end of the course, Jun will also provide feedback on your final piece in a Live Feedback Session.

However, it is worth noting that this feedback will be at a high level; something to guide your next steps. This is also reflective of the price being charged for the 6-class series plus the support and feedback provided along the way.

What art supplies will I need?

Here's the complete list of supplies:

  • Watercolour paints (tube or pan - specific colour in the PDF below)

  • Watercolour brushes in different sizes (suggested: Medium sized flat brush, large and small round brush,chinese ink brush)

  • Cold press watercolour paper (suggested: 140 lb/300g)

  • Masking fluid

  • Sponge

  • Table salt

  • Pencil and eraser

  • Paper towel, 2 cups of water

  • Hair dryer (optional)

  • White paint, like gouache white or opaque white (optional)

  • Black India ink (optional)

Please find everything you need for each class in the Course PDF.

I still have questions!

We're here to help. Please shoot us an email at hello@etchrstudio.com and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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