Watercolor & Zentangle Basics Art Class for Kids

Watercolor & Zentangle Basics Art Class for Kids

Learn color theory, watercolor washes, shading techniques with graphite and white charcoal pencils, and Zentangle pattern drawing. Create two imaginative projects featuring fun abstract patterns using simple shapes and nature themes. This class is geared towards kids, ages 11 – 16.

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Zentangle Art on Watercolor Wash Background

This self-paced class runs for four weeks. The first week’s lessons focus on color theory and different techniques for creating watercolor washes. The second week explores The Zentangle MethodĀ® with a guided design using three patterns. Weeks three and four combines the watercolor washes the students created in the first week with Zentangle designs. Week three will use the patterns students learned the previous week. We’ll incorporate a white charcoal pencil with a graphite pencil highlights and lowlights. Week four introduces several nature-inspired patterns. This class is suitable for beginning artists of all levels.

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Supplies for the Watercolor & Zentangle Basics Class

In order to participate in this course, students will need:

  • White mix media or watercolor paper (minimum 98lb/160g)
  • Watercolor Pan Set – any brand. I recommend Prang if using a student set
  • Small Watercolor brush (size 4 or 6)
  • Small spray bottle or sponge
  • Rinse cup with water
  • A black fine tipped ink pen (such as a .01 or .02 Micron)
  • A soft sketch pencil (2B or HB)
  • General’s White Charcoal Pencil
  • 2 blending stumps or tortillons
  • Optional – Larger tip art pen, such as a Micron 08
  • Optional – 2 – 3 tablespoons of kosher salt (week #1)

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Class Structure

Videos and hands-on activities make up each lesson in this class. Since the class is self-paced, students can work on the material as their schedules allow. Upon completion of assignments, I assess the work and provide feedback. Students are welcome to contact me at any time with questions or for further assistance/information

Upcoming Classes & Registration

This class begins immediately after registration.

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About Outschool

The Outschool platform started as a small learning site geared towards homeschoolers. The pandemic saw an influx of students from traditional schooling backgrounds and Outschool responded. Now, it’s a popular platform that serves students world-wise with thousands of teachers and topics. Outschool provides a safe, inclusive space for all learners and has been a part of our family’s homeschool journey since 2017. I became a teacher there in 2020 when the pandemic forced me to close my in-person studio.


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