Exclusive Online Cat Mini-course

Create your own cat masterpiece with the world-renowned artist

for 6.99€ 77% disc. (29.99€)

with unlimited access forever

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4Full HD lessons (1h 52m)
Unlimited access forever
9269 students
Level: Beginner and experienced artists
Online and at your own pace
Language: English
Certificate upon completion
Closed student chat
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World-renowned artist
Combine effective watercolor techniques to create beautiful cats that leap off the page.

Why cats? Because they're an artist's paradise! On their example, you can learn the numerous nuances of anatomy and composition, learn to see the beauty of line and form, learn to combine different textures from fluffy fur to sharp ears and whiskers.

In this course, Konstantin will show you his approach to capturing the emotions and beauty of cats using watercolor. It’s one thing to depict the objects accurately and completely another to portray the character and mood of your pets. Learn Konstantins's process and infuse your paintings with new life.

"I've walked this road for 30 years and am happy to share these secrets with you" - K. Sterkhov

What is the course about?

This course starts with the unique meditation practice from Konstantin. He began with meditation > 20 years ago, guided by an expert from India. Now it became an essential part of his art practice. It helps to free up the mind, get relaxed and inspired. Many of our students mentioned the extremely positive effect of it and embedded meditation into their painting process.

Konstantin will continue with an overview of the materials you need for this course. Afterward, he gives lessons on essential techniques of mixing the colors and painting different types of cats, so you have a solid foundation moving forward. These may seem like basic techniques, but when combined they give you everything you need to create those beautiful paintings.

Next, apply all you’ve learned about composition, perspective, and color mixing to create a painting of two beautiful sleeping cats. Konstantin explains how to capture light and shadows to create a truly impressive piece.

Finally, Konstantin shares some final thoughts on finding your own style, as well as tips on how to cope with failures to continuously improve.

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Who is the course for?

Do you dream of painting gorgeous cats with realistic fur and emotive expressions?
Do you want to discover simple techniques that make your painting even more impressive?
Do you want to paint with even more joy, relaxation, and inspiration?
Course at a glance

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Meet your instructor
Konstantin Sterkhov
@sterkhovart 46.5k followers
  • Over 30 years of painting experience and 20 years of teaching practice
  • > 80 international and soloexhibitions, jury member for international competitions
  • His paintings are placed in museums, private and corporate collections worldwide
  • Author of the book «Masters of Watercolor» and founder of the magazine «Planet of Watercolor»
  • Brand ambassador of leading art materials producers (Daniel Smith, Roubloff, etc.)
  • Member of Russian Artists Union, Watercolor Society of Finland, and Saint-Petersburg

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5 Full HD lessons from two camera angles


We will learn to:

  1. Obtain different shades of grey
  2. Paint fluffy tails and bodies
  3. Paint a shorthair sphynx cat
  4. Paint red, black, and spotted cats
  5. Use wet and dry surfaces to obtain softness/ sharpness of their fur

+ Bonus

"Empty your mind"

Meditation to free up your mind and get ready for the painting process

What you need for this course?
  • Watercolor set in pans or tubes. In one of the lessons we will use granulating paints, but it is not mandatory;
  • Watercolor paper CP or Rough 300 g (Saunders Waterford, Bockingford, Canson Heritage, Fabriano, Palazzo Elit Art, etc) rough 300 g;
  • A board to fix the paper on, for wet-on-wet approach the surface of the board should be waterproof, size a little bit bigger than a sheet of paper;
  • Brushes: big flat brush (#35), big mop absorbing (#10-14), pointed medium brush (#6-8), and a rigger #2;
  • Paper towel, paper tape, wax crayon, masking fluid or a masking pen, plastic or ceramic palette, graphite pencil В, 2В or 3В, eraser, a container for water.
What Artefacto Art School is special for?
We represent only the most successful artists from all over the world that are the winners of international contests and exhibitions and possess vast international education experience (incl. masterclasses, online and offline courses). After onboarding, you become a participant of a closed community of beginner and advanced artists that support each other in the dedicated student chats. Our goal is to bring you to the result and train you to "think like an artist".
What do you get upon the completion of this course?
After completion of the course, you will get the certificate of completion. Do not forget that you get all the materials of the highest quality for unlimited time and can use and repeat them every time at a comfortable pace. You become a member of our happy and successful community as long as you want.

Learn the top secrets of painting cats and make a masterpiece you will be proud of

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Only 6.99€ 29.99€

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