Palettiquette - Watercolour 101

Everything else you need to know to get started with Watercolour

Need to 'brush' up on your watercolour skills? This is the perfect class for you! Watercolour 101 will bridge the gap between the Palettiquette Colour Theory 101 Class and the Palettiquette Monthly Painting Classes.

This class covers Water Control, Brush Control & Painting Techniques in short, snappy, easy-to-digest videos (30 mins total):


  • Loading the brush with water
  • Dry on dry
  • Wet on dry
  • Wet on wet
  • Dry on wet
  • Backruns
  • Glazing and stacking


  • Holding and loading the brush with paint
  • Dry brush technique and testing tips
  • Stippling
  • Drills


  • Flat wash vs hard edges
  • Blends and bleeds
  • Lifting

Included is also an 8-page supply guide to decode watercolour jargon, and help you decide what you need and why.

This class will be updated from time to time with new techniques and information.

Your Instructor

Emma Witte
Emma Witte

Oh, hey! I'm Emma - and my favourite thing in the world is to help people find and unleash their inner artist. My second favourite thing is chocolate milk.

In December 2015 I set out to make some mildly offensive greeting cards as my new business venture, Black Chalk Collective. With no idea about Photoshop or Illustrator at the time, I figured I would have to create the designs by hand. Through this discovery process, I uncovered a hidden talent and passion for Brush Pen Lettering. My trial and error lessons were shared on Instagram, and in the space of 2 years my online following grew to over 100,000 pen friends. From there I became obsessed with pointed pen, chalk lettering, watercolour... you name it.

These days, my real passion is teaching other creatives that you don't need 8 years of design experience or a degree in visual arts to create beautiful art. All you need is patience, dedication and a helping hand (that's me!) My online school is the perfect place to find bite-sized, affordable classes - that keep you accountable as we work through them as a group each month. I also share tips in my bi-monthly magazine Penultimate, as well as in my first published book 'Brush Lettering from A to Z'.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this class for beginners?
100% YES! This class was designed with the beginner watercolourist in mind. It covers basic techniques to help get you started with painting *things*.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
Unfortunately due to the digital nature of this product, and it being delivered immediately upon enrolling, we are unable to offer refunds (but we're quietly confident you'll love it!)


If you would like to pay with PayPal / debit card instead of credit, please use the PayPal app or website to send $50 AUD ( Australian dollars) to using your preferred email to be enrolled in the class with. I will then manually enrol you once payment has been received.

You will also need a login / profile with my Online School, please create that so I can register you. If you've already taken an online class here before, you'll already have one.

Please allow some time for me to manually enrol you - I'll try my best to do it ASAP ...but I may be asleep if we're in different time zones!

Unfortunately, PayPal only works for courses in USD, so the process is a little trickier - but still possible :)

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