DVD Class

Getting Started With Colored Pencil & Watercolor (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0183Q


Master a mixed media combo for art that’s saturated with color, depth and creative inspiration. Join award-winning artist and teacher Janie Gildow as she shows you essential techniques for combining watercolors and colored pencils to create art that’s interesting to look at and makes the most of your creativity.

NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)

Class Sessions

Introduction to Colored Pencils & Watercolors (24:07)
Meet instructor and award-winning colored pencil artist Janie Gildow and begin by warming up with blender bars. Together, you’ll review the tools you’ll need to get started, how to select the best watercolor materials for your project, and basic methods for creating combined colored pencil and watercolor artworks.

Colored Pencil Meets Watercolor (26:16)
Take the guesswork out of combining colored pencils and watercolors by learning to make and use a color predictor. Then start on your first mini-project: painting and coloring yellow candy-covered chocolates by applying watercolor over your colored pencil layers.

More Approaches to Combining Colored Pencil & Watercolor (22:58)
Janie shares two more techniques: You’ll see how to apply colored pencil on top of watercolor and you’ll learn an integrated method for applying both mediums somewhat simultaneously. Practice these skills in two more mini-projects featuring fruit.

Landscape Project Part 1 (22:02)
Put your skills to work as Janie introduces your big project: a highly textural landscape with vibrant colors, depth and water reflections. You’ll start by adding watercolor washes for all elements, followed by foliage, leaf and grass textures. Next, you’ll learn to create a feeling of space and strong composition in your landscapes.

Landscape Project Part 2 (19:41)
Picking up where you left off in your landscape project, you’ll work on three more steps: developing warmer tones, adding the sky and filling in reflections on the water.

Landscape Project Part 3 (19:36)
You’ll put the finishing touches on your landscape by building colors and tones, refining shapes and finally adding a wash over the water.

Your Instructor

Janie Gildow

Janie Gildow found her passion for art in the seventh grade when she realized that she could draw things as they appeared. Today she’s an award-winning professional artist and teacher. Her work has been published in more than 10 books. including The Best of Colored Pencil, and she has taught students in public school, workshops and online classes throughout the United States.

Bonus Materials

Getting Started With Colored Pencil and Watercolor - Supplies and Reference


How will I receive my DVD class?
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How do I stream my class on Craftsy.com?
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What is your return policy?
We want to be sure you’re satisfied. If you have trouble playing your DVD, if the content is not correctly presented on the DVD, or you are dissatisfied with the content of your class, we will work with you. Contact Craftsy customer service via email or phone. Upon your request, and upon your return of the DVD to us, we will refund your purchase price or send you another DVD to replace a damaged or incorrect DVD, whichever is your preference. If you do receive a full refund, your streaming video class will also be removed from your Craftsy account, so on-demand video access will no longer be available to you.