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Watercolor macaroons step by step. Welcome to France!

By Yana Shvets, Watercolor Artist and Teacher

Language: English [CC: English]

This course is for you

If you are interested in watercolor and love French pastry, this course is perfect for you!

I created this course in Bordeaux, France, in a local artisan boulangerie (bakery), painting macaroons still life! You will see me unpacking a bag of those in front of camera!

Follow me step by step and paint these delicious French macaroons. The class is recorded in real time so no speed up or cuts.

No complicated theory, every step explained in a simple and fun way.

Just try it and see that you can paint already NOW!


- how to evaluate still-life composition and sketch it out

- how to mix colors to achieve harmonious combinations

- how to paint realistic macaroons

- some fun facts about France and its food ;)

Course overview - 5

  • Art materials for this painting

  • Pencil sketch

  • First layers

  • Details

  • Final touches

Meet your instructor

Yana Shvets
Yana ShvetsWatercolor Artist and Teacher
I am a professional watercolor artist, full-time traveler and salsa dancer. I travel the world non-stop since 2015, visited more than 20 countries and lived in more than 7 countries.  Every country is a source of inspiration for my art and also a great opportunity to organize watercolor workshops around the world. I am constantly learning & improving my level, also regularly take workshops from inspiring artists worldwide.  My watercolor style is realistic but I do love experimenting with materials and styles. Style of teaching: Foundations of watercolor is very important. I don't like "play with paints and see what's up" because it leads nowhere. I love to work with people who want to actually understand watercolor as medium and it works, learn the basics, grow and improve the skill. I always provide a strong theory with practical tasks also keeping it easy, slow and fun. I mean, it is still art ;)  Apart from online courses I am happy to offer private consulting on watercolor skills. From my experience 3 hours of one-on-one class give much stronger foundation in watercolor than any group-class-course and allows a person to move forward by him/herself. Private classes are tailored exclusively for your level, your needs, wants and expectations. That's why together we can achieve the best result in much shorter time ;)  During that time I:  - Was group-exhibited in Vietnam  - Won international watercolor competition  - Teach watercolor group classes and private master classes around the world  - Was regularly organizing Art & Coffee events for artists in Chiang Mai, Thailand  - Was hosting weekly watercolor workshops in Thailand during a year  - Developed and hosted Crash Course (watercolor month-long intensive course) in Thailand  - Sell artworks (commercial, private commissions) and prints I am also a founder of YanaTravelArt (personal brand), co-founder of Learn Watercolors Academy (online educational platform for watercolor enthusiasts) and Watercolor Travelers (blog about everything watercolor).