Drawing & Painting with Watercolors - Part 1 | Grade 9-12

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What You Will Learn

This course teaches the basic techniques of drawing in pencil, inking with pen and brush, and painting with watercolors. Students will learn Terminology, shading, inking techniques, color theory, use of watercolors.

Keywords: drawing, sketching, inking, painting, color theory, watercolors, techniques


Design For 

Grade 9 - Grade 12




Course Overview

6 - 10



hours per class

Eastern Time


1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST 

Pacific Time


10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST

6 - 12 classes / meet once a week
Part 1:
1/10/2021, 1/17/2021, 1/24/2021,
1/31/2021, 2/7/2021, 2/14/2021
Part 2:
2/21/2021, 2/28/2021, 3/7/2021,
3/14/2021, 3/21/2021, 3/28/2021


This course page is for Part 1 (the first 6 lessons) registration.

If you are interested in Part 2 (the latter 6 lessons), please click here

We highly recommend taking both Part 1 and Part 2 courses for the best learning outcome!



Unit 1. Introduction

Unit 2. Pencil Shading

Unit 3. Contour Lines

Unit 4. Cross-Hatching

Unit 5. Stippling

Unit 6. Ink Wash

Unit 7. Watercolors

Unit 8. Wet-on-Dry/ Wet-on-Wet

Unit 9. Putting It All Together Part 1

Unit 10. Putting It All Together Part 2

Unit 11. Putting It All Together Part 3

Unit 12. Wrap up And Review

Course Projects

Project 3: Inking thick and thin lines close to each other to make a grayscale chart. Drawing the outline of an object with thick and thin lines to indicate weight and position

Project 6: Using ink wash to make a grayscale chart and shading an object using ink wash

Project 9: Coloring the previous week’s illustration





*Prepare your own materials






Jaye Raine

School of Visual Arts, BFA in Cartooning | Illustrator, Writer

Hello, my name is Jaye. I am an illustrator and writer. I have had my art published in two children's books and several comics anthologies. I have also produced many comics, illustrations, and prose stories that have been self-published. I earned a BFA in Cartooning from the School of Visual Arts and a BS in Biology from the City University of New York.

Jaye's Artworks