Art for Beginners: Drawing and Watercolor Painting Animals


Last updated on September 23, 2022 1:42 pm


What you’ll learn

  • Create 11 magnificent watercolor paintings.
  • Participate in an activity that cultivates critical thinking skills, develops hand-eye coordination, and encourages self-expression.
  • Apply the knowledge gained in this course to create unique masterpieces.

Do you know a budding artist who is interested in learning how to draw and use watercolor paint?

Are you looking for an experienced art teacher to guide them throughout the creative process?

Are you seeking a healthy activity that will encourage creativity and boost self-confidence? 

The Art for Beginners: Drawing and Watercolor Painting Animals course may be just what you are looking for! Designed with young artists in mind, this course is suitable for ALL AGES. With a total of 11 fun and unique animal cartoony art projects, students will learn the skills to create masterpieces of their own long after the course is complete.

There are two steps in each art project:

  • Step 1: Draw the Design

  • Step 2: Paint the Design

The teaching process used for the drawing portion of the project is a step-by-step method that will inspire and delight students into drawing action! This process involves organizing shapes and lines together until a recognizable outcome is achieved.

After students complete the drawing portion of their project, they will move onto painting the project. Students will learn basic watercolor techniques and apply these techniques to complete their project. The Art for Beginners: Drawing and Watercolor Painting Animals course is designed to give young artists the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking.

Supplies and materials needed for this course:

  • watercolor paper

  • watercolor paints

  • paintbrush

  • permanent marker (Sharpie marker works great)

  • crayons

  • markers

  • pencil with eraser

  • paper towels

  • salt

  • small paper plate

  • bowl of water

Please Note: This course is intended to be purchased by a parent or guardian for use by a beginner artist or novice art student. Adult supervision is recommended. Per Udemy’s Policy: Those under 18 may use the services only if a parent or guardian opens their account, handles any enrollments, and manages their account usage.

I would love to hear from you.

Please let me know if you have questions, comments, or suggestions. I am here to help 🙂

About the Instructor:

My name is Miss Em and teaching art to children is what I love to do! I pride myself on creating dynamic, meaningful, and engaging art lessons that are taught in a relaxing and joyful way. I have over 20 years teaching experience in the elementary classroom and in the art studio, and I feel that I have a good grasp on how to create an environment that makes kids feel happy, motivated, confident, and successful.

I look forward to seeing you in this Art for Beginners course.

Let the creative fun begin!

Who this course is for:

  • This is a drawing and watercolor painting course designed for beginners.
  • No drawing or painting experience necessary to be successful in this course.

Course content

  • Introduction, Course Objectives, Goals and Examples
  • Draw and Paint a Sneaky Garden Cat
  • Draw and Paint a Surfin’ Koala
  • Draw and Paint a Festive Elephant
  • Draw and Paint a Sea Turtle
  • Draw and Paint a Scottie Dog
  • Draw and Paint a Funny Bunny
  • Draw and Paint a Dancing Owl
  • Draw and Paint a Jolly Giraffe
  • Draw and Paint a Perky Peacock