How does this course work?

 

Lessons

All lessons are accessed from the sidebar – click on Lesson title to reveal each section. You can also scroll through the lessons at the bottom of each page using the red forward and backward arrows.

 

It is recommended that you tick off each part as you go. Not only will it create a sense of achievement but it will help you keep track of where you are up to. If you want to reset your progress, please send us an email and we will do this for you.

 

Reminder: You have lifetime access to this course so you can revisit the lessons as often as you like!


Working through the lessons

 

Each lesson contains a theory section, two or more demos, a gallery section and two assignments.

 

Make sure that you do the assignments as you won’t really understand the concept without doing it.

 

Share your work in the assignment galleries (such as W109 Exercise 1: Colour Chart – post your work here).

Please don’t just upload your sketch with no text. Instead write about your experience and then comment on a few other people’s work. The more you write, the more it invites discussion! Please don’t expect people to comment on your work if you don’t do it to others. The more you put in the more you will get out.

 

Finally, check out the feedback sections for each lesson and add your own comments/ takeaways.

 


6 week vs 10 week programme

 

SketchingNow Watercolour was originally run as a six week course with one week for each lesson and one week for each of the review weeks.

 

However as there is a lot of content in each lesson (60-90 mins of video) you might find it more manageable if you allow two weeks for each lesson. This would result in a 10 week in-depth programme.

 

If you would like to work through the content over a 10 week period, this is my recommendation:

 

First week of Lesson

  • Watch all theory videos and first demo
  • Do the first exercise and review the feedback for Exercise 1.

Second week of Lesson

  • Re-watch the theory videos, working alongside me, doing any of the mini-demos with your own paint and paper
  • Watch second demo and gallery section
  • Do the second exercise, review the feedback and then add your takeaways.

Repeat this schedule for Lesson 2, 3 and 4.

 

Allow one week each for the review weeks.

 


Questions and discussions

 

There are a few places in the classroom where you can ask questions and chat with other participants:

 

Questions relating to the lesson content

  • For any question or comment relating specifically to the theory, demos for the exercises from the lessons, please post these to the Part 13 Question section in the relevant Lesson. Please feel free to respond to other people’s questions as well.
  • Make sure you also check out the feedback sections, as they already contain lots of answers to queries relating to the lessons.
  • Note: I will answer any questions as soon as I can, but if I’m travelling, it might take a week or so before I’m able to get back to you.

 

General Watercolour Questions for me

 

All other questions, discussion, general chat with other participants

  • The discussion forum is a place for you to chat and ask questions for all general art topics.
  • Please feel free to start your own topics and use the forum to find fellow sketchers in your own local area and/or find an accountability partner (someone to work through the lessons with).
  • I will keep an eye on the forum, but if you want me to respond personally it might be better if you post into the general Q&A section.
  • Note: Please don’t post your lesson homework into the forum – but instead post into the Exercise sections for the relevant lesson.

 


Breakthrough gallery

 

This is the place to celebrate breakthrough moments you have during the course. It’s a place be inspired by the wins of your classmates so make sure you keep an eye on this section, particularly once you have finished a lesson.
Read more about it here.