Sketch Your World

Expand your creativity! Olya Schmidt takes you on a creative journey filled with practical tips and simple techniques that will help develop your drawing and watercolor skills. Olya will introduce you to the various tools and materials needed to start sketching different scenes and bringing them to life with watercolor paint. You’ll also learn plenty of basic exercises to get you more comfortable using pencils, pens, and brushes to capture the world as you see it!


Please note: This class originally ran in February of 2016. By enrolling now, you'll have access to all of the class material and will be able to access the class message board to view previous comments. However, the message board and gallery will not be monitored by an instructor.

$29.00 $10.00

enrolling now through 12/31/2019

What you'll learn

  • How to capture the world around you using sketching and watercolor techniques
  • Ins and outs of different pens, paints and notebooks for sketching and watercoloring
  • Practice techniques to help you get more comfortable with watercolors
  • How to use color along with painting and sketching techniques to create aspects such as shadows, details and reflections
  • How to apply the painting and sketching techniques learned both at home and out in the world


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Olya Schmidt

Olya Schmidt is a watercolor artist by day and a scrapbooker by night. She teaches online at Big Picture Classes and has contributed to Studio Calico's Color Theory and Mixed Media classes as well. Her passion for bold colors, captivating designs and capturing life's stories led her to design two photography apps: Paint Paper Studio and True Bokeh. Olya is passionate about making time for creativity every day, whether it's through art journals, scrapbooks or daily sketches for her •illustrated project•, where she documents an entire year through one illustration each day.


What comes with this class

  • 4 in-depth instructional videos from Olya covering class materials
  • Tips & tricks on the tools, techniques and practice involved in the class
  • Access to a class message board and gallery, where you can share and learn with your teacher and fellow students

The Best Classes, Available Anytime

Our classes bring together the best teachers and contributors in the business to provide exclusive learning content, tips, and techniques for papercrafting. The virtual classroom experience gives you tons of creative fuel and the option to learn what you want, when you want.

$29.00 $10.00

enrolling now through 12/31/2019