Play with pouring watercolors

What we will cover in this course

Learn to make a striking bear portrait with this fun introductory course.

In this easy step-by-step course, you'll learn:
- How to wet your paper for best results
- How to mix and pour watercolor paints
- How to celebrate watercolor's happy accidents
- How to paint realistic eyes
- How to paint negatively so that your subject pops
- And a few other techniques to complete the painting.

This professional production includes:
- How to pour and paint a large bear with easy step-by-step instructions
- A multi-camera painting demonstration from start to finish
- A comprehensive watercolor materials primer
- A flipped version of the course videos for left-handed painters
- A downloadable copy of the sketch used in the demo
- An illustrated step-by-step workbook 

Here's what you get

professionally filmed MODULES
Follow along as Jess demonstrates how to easily create a large handsome bear portrait. You'll learn how to pour watercolor paint, how to paint negatively to make the bear pop and how to paint realistic eyes!

9 videos for the watercolor beginner that cover how to choose your paint, paper, palette and set-ups, how to load your brush and mix your own blacks and composition secrets.


There is no time limit for you to enjoy this course so you can relax, learn at your own pace and revisit this course as often as you want.


Follow the step-by-step illustrated workbook with a list of supplies used, paint color substitution chart and reference photos of the finished painting.

BONUSes to Enjoy!

✓ Flipped video for left-handed painters
✓ Paint substitution charts
✓ Video transcript & English subtitles option
✓ Sketch to print and transfer to your paper

What past students say...

Lyse C., AoC student

"Jess Rice commands his art and loose style with conviction! He kindly reminds us to 'let go,' 'have fun,' 'one stroke, rinse your brush and feather,' — which I find soothing and inspirational." 

Heather R., AoC student

"The videos are like having a series of private painting classes with Jess guiding me. The best part is that I get to keep all the lessons, tips and bonuses to use in the future. I highly recommend this course."

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Meet your instructor

Accomplished artist Jess Rice learned watercolors from an early age. Known for his whimsical romantic paintings of rural and pastoral scenes, Jess shares his passion for watercolors and its happy accidents with clear and practical advice that will better your painting journey. He has developed an easy-to-follow teaching process that has earned him a devoted following of painters, whatever their artistic ability.

Instructor art

Course Curriculum

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