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Embrace the stunning medium of watercolour and master a range of contemporary techniques to create modern artwork that incorporates both traditional and contemporary approaches. This course is perfect for beginners who want to learn how to develop their skills in watercolour painting, with tips for both canvas work and Photoshop imagery.

Under the guidance of expert freelance designer and illustrator Cat Coquilette, who has sold over 100,000 products worldwide, you will familiarise with a range of professional art supplies, learning how to inject texture, depth and detail. From perfecting your brushstroke to creating unique colour blends, this course covers essential skills required to create standout on-trend art. Also included is a special bonus video for working with gold textures to create beautiful metallic accents.

Course Highlights

The Modern Watercolour Techniques: Explore Skills to Create On-Trend Paintings course is an award-winning and best-selling course that has been awarded CPD Certification & IAO accreditation. It is the most suitable course for anyone looking to work in this field or relevant sector.

This training program is considered one of the top-trending courses in the UK, helping students to familiarise with the topic and gain the necessary skills to perform well in this field. We have organised the course into several specific modules, teaching you everything you need to become successful in this profession.

To provide you with ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited in just 20/30 hours, with the freedom to study at your own pace.

We have experienced tutors who will help you throughout the comprehensive syllabus of this course and answer all your queries through email.

For further clarification, you will be able to recognise your qualification by checking the validity from our dedicated website.

Why You Should Choose the Modern Watercolour Techniques Course

  • Lifetime access to the course
  • No hidden fees or exam charges
  • CPD Accredited certification on successful completion
  • Full tutor support on weekdays (Monday – Friday)
  • Efficient exam system, assessment and instant results
  • Download Printable PDF certificate immediately after completion
  • Obtain the original print copy of your certificate, dispatched the next working day for as little as £9.
  • Improve your earning potential and gain valuable career skills.

What you’ll learn

  • Art supplies I recommend, including paint brands, paper, and brush types
  • Tips for sketching out the perfect composition
  • Mixing vibrant color palettes
  • Brush control techniques so you can create the perfect stroke
  • Painting with whitespace in mind Blending hues together on paper
  • Creating beautiful watercolor blooms and ombré gradient washes
  • Fixing mistakes as you paint, like splattered paint or wayward brushstrokes
  • Adding in tiny details to your painting

Who is this Course for?

This step-by-step training course is for both beginners and those with some experience with watercolour painting who wish to master modern techniques to create on-trend artwork. There are no specific entry requirements for this course. To provide you with ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students.


The Modern Watercolour Techniques: Explore Skills to Create On-Trend Paintings course is fully compatible with any kind of device. Whether you are using a Windows computer, Mac, smartphone or tablets, you will get the same experience while learning. Besides that, you will be able to access the course with any kind of internet connection from anywhere at any time, without any kind of limitation.

Career Path

On successful completion, you will have the practical knowledge, skills and credentials to pursue a career in one of the following fields:

  • Professional Painter
  • Watercolour Artist
  • Multimedia Artist

Course Curriculum

Modern Watercolor Techniques: Explore Skills to Create On-Trend Paintings
1. Intro FREE 00:03:00
2. Art Supplies 00:06:00
3. Sketching the Motif 00:11:00
4. Color Palettes 00:04:00
5. Brush Control 00:06:00
6. Whitespace 00:02:00
7. Blending Colors on Paper 00:12:00
8. Making Watercolor Blooms 00:03:00
9. Paper: Wet vs Dry 00:04:00
10. Ombré Gradient Washes 00:06:00
11. Fixing Mistakes 00:05:00
12. Adding Details 00:03:00
13. Metallic Accents 00:12:00
14. Final Tips 00:02:00


This course is for anyone who's interested in this topic and wants to learn more about it. This course will also help you gain potential professional skills.

No prior qualifications are needed to take this course.

You can study this course from wherever and whenever you want. You can study at your own pace and from any device. Just log in to your account from any device and start learning!

Yes, there is a test at the end of the course. Once you’ve completed all the modules of the course, you will have to give a multiple-choice test. The questions will be based on the topics of the modules you studied. And of course, you can take the test at any time, from any device and from anywhere you want.

Don’t worry if you fail the test, you can retake it as many times as you want.

You don’t have to wait a minute after your payment has been received, you can begin immediately. You will create your login details during the checkout process and we will also send you an email confirming your login details.

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After you complete the course, you’ll immediately receive a free printable PDF certificate. Hard Copy certificate is also available, and you can get one for just £9! You may have to wait for 3 to 9 days to get the hard copy certificate.

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