My Skillshare Classes

Come paint with me as I share my knowledge of watercolor!

SKILLSHARE CLASS: Seaside Cottage Watercolor Landscape

In this course, we will be painting a relaxing Seaside Cottage landscape in watercolor. In an effort to keep the class to a more manageable length, there is no drawing instruction this time. Instead, we will jump right into painting. We will begin with the sky and then work our way through the rest of the piece, building layers of color from light to dark. Emphasis will be placed on various ways to create natural-looking textures as well as developing contrast through value changes. I will also touch on things like color harmony and demonstrate how I tackle this type of subject matter. As always, all students are welcome, however, the instruction offered here is best suited to intermediate or advanced students who are comfortable with watercolor basics and completing the underdrawing on their own. Most of the video is in real-time and the project will likely take multiple painting sessions to complete. If you are feeling the need for a holiday, I hope you will gather your art supplies and join me for this little watercolor adventure as we escape to the seaside!

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SKILLSHARE CLASS: Springtime Watercolor Landscape

In this class, I guide you through my creative process for painting a springtime landscape in watercolor. Our subject will be a woodland path through the bluebells. The video content covers everything from the underdrawing all the way through to the final touches, with each segment accompanied by a detailed voice-over. Please Note: This is a slower-paced intermediate to advanced level class, with much of the video being shown in real-time. I do not go in-depth into materials and also expect students to have some prior understanding of watercolor painting. As a bonus, I included an extra video with some tips on how to mix your own purples. Much of the course content discusses basic landscape techniques, composition, and how to create depth in your work. I hope you will come paint along with me!

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SKILLSHARE CLASS: Watercolor & Ink Illustration: Songbirds

In this class, watercolor artist Amy Earls will cover basic drawing and watercolor painting techniques with a specific focus on songbirds. She will take you step-by-step through her process of creating this type of mixed media illustration. The class will cover about how to choose and combine reference photos, tools for observation and seeing basic shapes, methods for creating textured ink linework, how to paint a simple background, and then finally, how to bring your subject to life. These lessons are geared towards beginner to intermediate skill levels with some prior experience. By the end of the class, you will have the tools and understanding to apply these techniques to any subject matter of your choosing.

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SKILLSHARE CLASS: How to Paint Playful Watercolor Fruit!

In this class, watercolor artist Amy L. Earls, will walk you through, step-by-step, how to paint fruit in watercolor using a fun and easy technique. Great for beginners or anyone interested in working with watercolor and ink.

By the end of the course, you will be able to take this approach and apply it to other subjects or take it in whatever direction you wish. I will go in-depth to demonstrate the basic principles of wet-in-wet watercolor, hopefully demystifying this sometimes challenging medium and showing you how to just have fun with painting! Let's get playful with watercolor!

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Create Beautiful Holiday Greeting Cards with Watercolor & Cut Paper

In this class, watercolor artist Amy L. Earls demonstrates how to make three beautiful holiday greeting card designs using watercolor, cut paper, and ink. This class is designed to be fun for all levels and art backgrounds. The project will be to create a festive greeting card using the techniques covered in the course. However, you may choose to create a card or a stand-alone piece of art.

This is a great opportunity to discover new ways of combining watercolor with other mediums. Topics covered will include basic watercolor techniques, cutting safely with an X-Acto knife, and lots of other tips and tricks! By the end of the class, you will feel inspired to create handmade greeting cards of your own, which make great gifts for friends and family! Can be easily adapted for any occasion or purpose.

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What is Skillshare?

Skillshare is an online community where anyone can discover, take, or even teach a class. This is a self-paced educational platform built around project based learning. They offer members a monthly subscription granting access to over 22,000 classes spanning a diverse array of subjects from business and marketing to photography and cooking. The classes are broken down into short videos that you can pause or rewatch as many times as you need. There is no limit to the number of classes you can watch in a given time period and you can easily pause or cancel your subscription at any time, no questions asked. I have personally spent over 60 hours learning on the platform, taking classes in social media marketing, fine art, and filming. If you sign up for Skillshare via the provided links, you will get 2 months completely FREE! So try it out, see if it is for you and if not then at the very least you got some free watercolor instruction.

Testimonials

How to Paint Playful Watercolor Fruit!

My watercolor fruit class has over 750 students and has received many positive reviews!

“Such a great class!!! So many gems of advice and Amy is so talented!”

Yasmina C.

“Really nice class. Loose and lovely approach for painting fruit. Hope there will be more classes to come.”

Lori H.

"Lovely tuition by Amy, no stress, easily followed, although, as with everything, practice will make more perfect!"

Ellie P.

“It is very useful and makes me feel a lot more braver to explore with watercolours and painting in general.”

Jack W.

“Really fun and informative class - would recommend highly for those phobic about starting to use watercolours.”

Susie M.

Basic Watercolor & Ink Illustration: Songbirds

My songbirds class has received amazing feedback from the Skillshare community!
“Love this class and all those little details! Ink and wash is my favourite so bring on more classes like this please. Amy is a wonderful teacher who explains all the steps to paint this pretty little bird. Bravo Amy”

Lori H.

“Great class, very detailed and to the point instruction. Amy is an awesome teacher and I learned so much. It’s easy to see that she put a lot of time and effort in creating this class ... and I love my bird”
Cindy L.
“I can't say enough good things about this class. It is the ONE I've been searching for. Great, detailed instruction to really get the hang of drawing/painting birds. I'll be trying many species this week on my own. Thanks Amy!”
Rita K.
“Excellent class. Very detailed.”
John M.
“I really enjoyed this class. I picked up some good tips and loved Amy's process in teaching.”
Monte S.
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