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Learn to be an Artist

with Starry Nite Studios Online Art Classes

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Learn online and at your own pace! OVER 30 LESSONS in this course! We teach: Acrylic Painting, Watercolor Painting,  Drawing, Cartooning, Anime and so much more! Our interactive online art course rewards you for completing lessons, offers instructor feedback and can be used for school art curriculum. Lessons designed for grades 3rd-12th grade but we welcome beginners as well...even adults who want to learn to draw! We break down lessons into simple steps to guide you in creating your work of art!


There are additional BONUS LESSONS available for purchase as well that include step by step painting design options.


You get membership accessed for ONE YEAR so you can take at your own pace!

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Courses in this Program:

Lessons in Introduction and Supply List:

  1. 1 Artist tools

    Objective: Learn about the different tools you will be using in this class

  2. 2 Get to know your teachers

    Objective: Introduce student to art teachers

  3. 3 LED light pad tutorial

    Objective: Short tutorial on how to use our Light pad for drawing

  4. 4 Watercolor paint set tutorial

    Objective: Short tutorial on how to use everything from our Watercolor paint set

  5. 5 Watercolor pencil set tutorial

    Objective: A short tutorial on how to use "magic" watercolor pencils

  6. 6 Introduction to Color Blending with Acrylics

    Objective: Learn the foundation of the color wheel.

  7. 7 Sketching Pencil Set tutorial Part 1

    Objective: Get to know what is in the tool set

  8. 8 Using Sketching Tools

    Objective: Basic understanding of use of sketching tools

Lessons in Drawing basics:

  1. 1 Value, Scale and Gradation-Drawing Basics

    Objective: THREE PART LESSON: Learn different shading techniques: Value, scale and gradation using pencil, blending stump and erasure

  2. 2 Value, Scale and Gradation-Drawing Basics PART 2

    Objective: Part 2 of 3

  3. 3 Value, Scale and Gradation-Drawing basics PART 3

    Objective: PART 3 of 3

Lessons in Drawing: Perspective:

  1. 1 Introduction to perspective

    Objective: A Brief into to what perspective drawing means

  2. 2 One Point Perspective

    Objective: Students will learn how to create a one point perspective drawing step by step

  3. 3 One Point Perspective: Landscape

    Objective: Additional one point perspective lesson teaching a landscape drawing

  4. 4 Two Point Perspective Part 1

    Objective: 2 part lesson: Student will learn how to create a two point perspective drawing

  5. 5 Two Point Perspective Part 2

    Objective: Part 2 of 2

Lessons in Cartooning:

  1. 1 Beginning Cartooning: Basic Shapes-PART 1

    Objective: 3 part lesson: All cartoons start off with simple basic shapes. Students will learn how to use shapes to create a cartoon.

  2. 2 Beginning Cartooning: Basic Shapes-PART 2

    Objective: PART 2

  3. 3 Beginning Cartooning: Basic Shapes: PART 3

    Objective: PART 3

  4. 4 Drawing cartoon character HANDS

    Objective: Learn how to draw cartoon hands with basic shapes

  5. 5 Drawing Dory

    Objective: Learn to Draw Dory step by step

  6. 6 Drawing Tweety Bird

    Objective: Learn to draw Tweety Bird step by step!

  7. 7 Drawing Porky Pig PART 1

    Objective: PART 1: Learn to draw Porky Pig step by step

  8. 8 Drawing Porky Pig PART 2

    Objective: PART 2: Finish drawing Porky Pig

  9. 9 Drawing Betty Boop PART 1

    Objective: Learn how to draw Betty Boop

  10. 10 Drawing Betty Boop: PART 2

    Objective: Part 2! Finish drawing Betty Boop

  11. 11 Drawing generic Rat

    Objective: Learn how to draw a generic cartoon Rat (great practice for FINAL project of Remy)

  12. 12 FINAL: Drawing "Remy" PART 1 using basic shapes

    Objective: Building off the last lesson we will draw "Remy" from the movie Ratatouille

  13. 13 FINAL: Drawing "Remy" PART 2

    Objective: Part 2 of 3 part lesson on drawing Remy

  14. 14 FINAL: Drawing "Remy" PART 3

    Objective: Part 3 of 3

  15. 15 FINAL: Coloring Remy using watercolor pencils

    Objective: PART 1 of 3: Now that you have drawn Remy, its time to color him! Students will learn how to use special watercolor pencils to bring this cartoon to life.

  16. 16 FINAL: Coloring Remy using watercolor pencils part 2

    Objective: Part 2 of 3: Coloring Remy

  17. 17 FINAL: Coloring Remy using watercolor pencils Part 3

    Objective: Part 3 of 3: Finish coloring Remey!

  18. 18 BONUS Lesson: 3 second animation PART 1

    Objective: 2 part lesson: Students will create a flip page 3 second cartoon animation of a flying unicorn.

  19. 19 BONUS Lesson: 3 second animation Part 2

    Objective: Part 2 of 2 finish 3 second animation

Lessons in Anime:

  1. 1 Basics of Anime: Basic Face

    Objective: Understand the rules of the Anime Face layout

  2. 2 Anime boy/girl character Part 1

    Objective: Part 1 of 3: Learn to draw a boy or girl anime character

  3. 3 Anime boy/girl character Part 2

    Objective: Part 2 of 3

  4. 4 Anime boy/girl character Part 3

    Objective: Part 3 of 3

  5. 5 Anime Fantasy Character Part 1

    Objective: Part 1 of 3 Learn to draw fantasy character

  6. 6 Anime Fantasy Character Part 2

    Objective: Part 2 of 3

  7. 7 Anime Fantasy Chararter Part 3

    Objective: Part 3 of 3

Lessons in Watercolor painting:

  1. 1 Intro to Watercolor

    Objective: Learn how watercolors actually work

  2. 2 START HERE: Stencil for watercolor lesson-Blue Jay

    Objective: Create a watercolor painting of a Blue Jay! Download the stencil first then watch this 5 part lesson!

  3. 3 Blue Jay watercolor part 1

    Objective: Part 1 lesson how to paint a Blue Jay

  4. 4 Blue Jay watercolor part 2

    Objective: Part 2 of 5

  5. 5 Blue Jay watercolor part 3

    Objective: part 3 of 5

  6. 6 Blue Jay watercolor part 4

    Objective: part 4 of 5

  7. 7 Blue Jay watercolor part 5 of 5

    Objective: Part 5 of 5 of this watercolor painting

  8. 8 Mountain Sunset watercolor part 1

    Objective: Part 1 of 3

  9. 9 Mountain Sunset watercolor part 2

    Objective: Part 2 of 3

  10. 10 Mountain Sunset watercolor part 3

    Objective: part 3 of 3

  11. 11 Watercolor Flowers Part 1

    Objective: A simple and elegant watercolor paint lesson on how to paint a flower box part 1 of 4

  12. 12 Watercolor Flowers Part 2

    Objective: part 2 of 4

  13. 13 Watercolor Flowers Part 3

    Objective: part 3 of 4

  14. 14 Watercolor Flowers Part 4

    Objective: Part 4 of 4

Lessons in Introduction to paint brushes:

  1. 1 Using Different Paint Brushes, Part 1

    Objective: Learn how different brushes create different strokes.

  2. 2 Using Different Brushes, Part 2

    Objective: Seeing how different brushes are used.

Lessons in Acrylic Painting:

  1. 1 Learning Gradation (color blending) Using Warm and Cool colors

    Objective: Learn how to blend background colors together

  2. 2 Painting (Sunset Palms)

    Objective: Step by step painting instruction

  3. 3 Painting (Landscape) Part 1

    Objective: Step by step instruction on how to paint this landscape painting

  4. 4 Painting (Landscape) Part 2

    Objective: Second part of landscape painting lesson

  5. 5 Painting (moonlight reflection)

    Objective: Lean how to "ombre" colors in this moonlit reflection painting

Lessons in BONUS LESSON: Learn how to sketch your pet (fee required) :

  1. 1 Sketch your pet!

    Objective: Learn how to sketch your pet using a light pad

Lessons in BONUS LESSON: How to Paint your pet:

  1. 1 Paint your pet!

    Objective: Part 2 of our BONUS lesson: How to paint your pet!

Lessons in BONUS LESSON: Elephant Safari Painting:

  1. 1 Elephant Stencils to print

    Objective: Please print Stencil first

  2. 2 Elephants Painting Part 1

    Objective: Follow along to create this painting.

  3. 3 Elephants painting Part 2

    Objective: Complete the Elephants painting

Lessons in BONUS LESSON: "Happy Little trees":

  1. 1 Happy Little Trees painting

    Objective: Learn advanced blending technique as we paint a beautiful sunset sky and trees together

Lessons in BONUS LESSON Moonlight Reflection:

  1. 1 Moonlight reflections

    Objective: Step by step paint instructions on how to paint this painting

Lessons in BONUS LESSON: Lavendar field:

  1. 1 Lavender Field (Part 1)

    Objective: Step by step instruction on how to paint this painting

  2. 2 Lavender Field ( Part 2)

    Objective: Finish the Lavender Field painting.

Lessons in BONUS LESSON: WATERCOLOR Mountain Sunset:

  1. 1 Watercolor: Mountain Sunset Part 1

    Objective: Three part water color lesson

  2. 2 Watercolor: Mountain Sunset Part 2

  3. 3 Watercolor: Mountain Sunset Part 3

    Objective: part 3 of 3

Lessons in BONUS LESSON: Crane Painting Part 1 & 2:

  1. 1 Crane Stencil

    Objective: Stencil of crane.

  2. 2 Crane painting, part 1

    Objective: Instructions for painting the background.

  3. 3 Crane painting, part 2

    Objective: Finish the crane painting

Lessons in BONUS LESSON: WATERCOLOR Lighthouse:

  1. 1 Watercolor Lighthouse Part 1

    Objective: Part 1 of 6

  2. 2 Watercolor Lighthouse Part 2

    Objective: Part 2 of 6

  3. 3 Watercolor Lighthouse Part 3

    Objective: Part 3 of 6

  4. 4 Watercolor Lighthouse Part 4

    Objective: Part 4 of 6

  5. 5 Watercolor Lighthouse Part 5

    Objective: Part 5 of 6

  6. 6 Watercolor Lighthouse Part 6

    Objective: Part 6 of 6

Lessons in BONUS LESSON: Whimsical Tree:

  1. 1 Whimsical Tree Part 1

    Objective: Part 1 of 2

  2. 2 Whimsical Tree Part 2

    Objective: Part 2 of 2

Lessons in BONUS LESSON: Red Sunflower:

  1. 1 Red Sunflower Part 1

    Objective: Part 1 of 3

  2. 2 Red Sunflower Part 2

    Objective: Part 2 of 3

  3. 3 Red Sunflower Part 3

    Objective: Part 3 of 3

Lessons in BONUS LESSON: Jelly Bean Tree:

  1. 1 Jelly Bean Tree Part 1

    Objective: Part 1 of 2

  2. 2 Jelly Bean Tree Part 2

    Objective: part 2 of 2

Lessons in BONUS LESSON: Starry Beach:

  1. 1 Starry Beach Part 1

    Objective: Part 1 of 2

  2. 2 Starry Beach Part 2

    Objective: part 2 of 2

Lessons in Starry Palms:

  1. 1 Starry Palms

Lessons in Sunset-ini:

  1. 1 Sunset-tini Part 1

    Objective: Part 1 of 2

  2. 2 Sunset-tini Part 2

    Objective: Part 2 of 2

Lessons in Dolphin Wave:

  1. 1 Dolphin Wave Part 1

    Objective: Part 1 of 2

  2. 2 Dolphin Wave Part 2

    Objective: Part 2 of 2

About Starry Nite Studios

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Starry Nite Studios is a Paint & Sip art studio located in Brentwood, Ca. Owned an operated by two local women (Susan and Ally) they have expanded the paint and sip studio to include after school art classes for kids as well as summer camps and adult watercolor courses. This course is for ages 7-18 or anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of all things art!

What Our Members Have to Say:

“My daughter absolutely love the classes!! ” ― Bronis Wilson
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