online course
In The Afternoon
start 25th May
online course
Rhythm, lively lightness and freedom — these are only a few of the amazing ways how the daylight paints the surrounding reality, thus attracting the artist’s gaze! This is where a picturesque game of colors is born, and where new meanders of shapes and shadows appear. Whether it’s burning midday Sun or soft rays through the clouds or a tranquil bright day. Feel free to create your own mood together with Sergei Kurbatov in the new "Enterclass" online marathon!
New watercolor marathon by Sergei Kurbatov in English!
two weeks
four lessons
590 RUB (~ $9)
Video lessons in full HD
Special expert's tricks

A world-renowned artist will share his secrets and special techniques!
For whom is this course:
For those who are just beginning.
Do you want to keep learning and improving? Are you fascinated by Sergey's amazing works and are dreaming to achieve his artistic level?
For curios students who have some experience but want to try new things.
Are you already painting? Would you like to learn all the tricks you could use with watercolor?
For those who have dreamed of learning from Sergey Kurbatov.
Pick up your brushes, paint and just trust the artist. Sergei will teach you about value, colors, composition in a way that only he knows how.
Support your first steps with watercolor! Help improve your skills and extend your knowledge!
Our courses are an opportunity!
Opportunity to learn from the best, to be submerged in the artists world, an opportunity to participate in this course for an affordable price. And finally, an opportunity to try and give it your best.
That's an adventure!
Learn new things, have doubts but carry on, continue to enjoy the process and be amazed by the results.
Courses are full of love!
To catch this special watercolor mood, dive into the artistic flow, do something that's important and allow yourself to create fiercely and freely.
Why will this marathon help you to become a better artist:
Together with Sergei Kurbatov you'll be able to make out the classical components of any picture: composition, value and color. You'll learn to see what's really important and remove the excess from the picture, so that your watercolor story stays whole and clear.
You'll create four summer landscape watercolors and crack up all tips and tricks of working with natural light variations, contrasts and tinges. You'll learn to select harmonious colors both for the objects in shade and for illuminated areas.
The Marathon is a flow! Be creative together with your favorite artist and other enthusiastic participants. Doing what you love is important, and doing it together with your «soulmates» is priceless!
Sergei Kurbatov
watercolor artist
The word «afternoon» that figures in the name of the marathon unites the four different subjects full of light and brightness. Paint with ease, as if you're out for a walk in a park, and you'll have no problems ahead! Be like watercolor: bright, cheerful and agile - and then everything will definitely work out well!
Enterclass courses are knowledge, practice and creative atmosphere!
How can you watch the lessons:
Enterclass course — series of video lessons in full HD.
The lessons will be available in your account at
You can watch the lessons from any location in the world and on any device (desktop, mobile).
You have access to all the lessons till the end of the course.
Course content:
Tuscany at Noon
Tuscany is the heart of Italy, with its vineyards and old small towns scattered over the hills. Feel the growing summer day, the rays of Sun on your skin and breath in the mountain meadow's aroma. During your first lesson you will fill your watercolor painting with a contrasting midday light and capture the mood of summer.
lesson 1
Light ripples in the water are running away from the underbellies of the floating boats, tree crowns are susurrating quietly along the shore. With Sergei Kurbatov's help you'll learn to see and feel just like an artist should, you'll know how to strike a balance between tinges and values when painting a landscape in cold colors, you'll depict water with watercolors as well as capture tranquil and ambient light.
lesson 2
The air that is pervaded by rose aroma and pierced by the rays of Sun, is the theme of the third watercolor painting. Add some fresh tinges on the picture, play with light and shadows, paint a flowers that will never wither! Let's paint tenderness!
lesson 3
In the Guest yard
The Guest yard in Suzdal is lit up by Sun. Deep green, quiet tinges and the rhythm of contrasts. Let's work on the architecture in watercolor, peer the details and master linear perspective. The final lesson is the mood of a quiet walk and touching history.
lesson 4
How you'll learn:
Video lessons
The access to each lesson opens every two days. You can watch lessons in your personal account at Each lesson is divided into stages.
Each lesson is a workshop by Sergey Kurbatov, he paints while explaining everything he does in great details. You and the artist create together!
Advantages of the course:
Many benefits
Experience and knowledge from the best! You will get useful knowledge on how to work with different sceneries and new skills in watercolor techniques. You will create 4 paintings under the guidance of Sergey Kurbatov, so that after the, marathon you will be able to paint on your own.
Quality video
We have own studio, team of professionals. We make high quality courses. For your convenience, each lesson splits for the steps.
Creative atmosphere
We always create a positive artistic atmosphere during our course. Even though our students are from different places all over the world you still see each other's creations and communicate on social media — that inspires and helps you to stay positively motivated and supported.
About the author:
Sergei Kurbatov
painter and teacher
Born in Budapest in 1970. In 1993 he graduated from Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design. After working as a graphic designer and illustrator for a long time he began his teaching career in 2010. He has won numerous watercolor competitions and exhibitions in Russia and abroad. A lot of Sergei's works are in private collections in Russia, Europe, USA and Japan.
Watercolor works by artist Sergei Kurbatov:
The best painting starts now!
I'm holding a piece of Marseille's morning sunlight in my hand! Thank you @sergei.kurbatov for an excellent and challenging lesson. A few things I learnt in Sergei's class -
Naples Yellow and Cobalt blue don't mix to make a green. I used @oldhollandcolours Naples Yellow Deep in this and this paint behaves effortlessly.
We used linear perspective for the composition.
Sergei talks about having pools of colors pre-mixed on your palette before beginning the washes. Which makes sense because he works wet-in-wet a lot and running out of color mixes would be potentially disastrous.
He also taught us that's not important to match the details with the inspiration photograph. Just a few details here and there to bring out a few key structures. For eg, the windows on the left-side building are actually single strokes of a dark color.
All in all, it was challenging class for me personally because I'm not much of an architectural landscape artist. Sketching was a behemoth of a task for me. I could have gotten the shadows a bit darker but I love the overall feel of this piece and the many important lessons I learnt in tackling landscapes like these. ❤️ Thank you @enterclass for the English subtitles or I would have never found out how funny @sergei.kurbatov is!
Art marathons are great! And even though I joined this one a bit late, painting with famous artists make me feel like a child on a Christmas Eve 😆 We're painting 4 landscape pictures with amazing @sergei.kurbatov at @enterclass 📺 the topic is In The Morning and this is the 1st layer of the Siberian Mountains painting ➡️ #энтеркласс_утро_4 (mountains are coming soon 😆😉) And now the BEST PART: now it's also available in English! These guys made an amazing job with translation and I'm truly glad, as many of you asked me where one can find useful tutorials. Composition, technique, color combos, usage of all different kinds of brushes... Until the 17th of March there's a special price offer 😉
Finally started the first plot of watercolor marathon with @sergei.kurbatov. @enterclass has been keeping me busy. 😉Very appreciative of the English subtitles! It's great to be able to understand the master's process and laugh after his jokes! 🤣
3rd lesson from @enterclass with @sergei.kurbatov to capture the early mornings. This was a very very challenging session. I lacked focus and made more mistakes. Sergei's depth of understanding of watercolors and interpretation of the scene, knowing what to do on the paper was amazing as always. He also understands the paper he uses very well. Ok, done is done! Moving on to the last one now. 🏃🏻♀️
Access to first lesson as of
25th May
Sign up for the course:
590 RUB (~ $9)
  • access to all lessons for two weeks
How to pay:
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the schedule of the course?
Marathon will last from the 25th of May til the 9th of June. You get access to four lessons for this period. You will be able to prolongate the access after the marathon ends. The cost of the prolongation will be considerably lower than buying the course after the 9th of June.
When will I get access to the lessons?
The lessons will start being available on the 25th, 27th, 29th and 31st of May. You will be able to watch them as many times as you want. The first class will be the live stream without translation. The English subtitles for the first class will be available on May 27th or earlier. All other classes will be available with the subtitles on May 27th, 29th and 31st.
What if I don't have time to watch all the lessons?
The lessons will be opened until 23:59 9th of June (Moscow time-zone). After that the marathon will be available as a separate course. You will be able to prolongate the accesses to all the lessons by paying 990 rubles. Even with the prolongation fee the price will be lower than getting it as a separate course.
What do you need to start with?
We recommend using 100% cotton paper with the density of 300 gr/m2. It is very important if you want to get light and beautiful paintings! Cellulose does not hold moisture well and also is not great with repeating damping like in a "wet on wet" technique. Paper like that can dry quickly which will be an obstacle for you in finishing a certain stage of painting and repeating damping can damage the sheet. If you are planning on using paper with cellulose and cotton, we highly recommend you get the one where the percentage of cotton is higher.

  • Recommended manufacturers are Saunders Waterford, Arches, Canson Watercolor, Moulin du Roy etc.
  • For this course we recommend using paper with a grain fin/cold press surface. Smooth surface (hot press) and torchon paper won't be suitable.

You can use paper in albums or separate sheets. Sheet 76х56 can be cut in four parts this way you will only need 1-2 sheets.

Natural brush (kolonok), synthetics mix – your choice
  • One thin (liner) brush
  • Two medium brushes
  • Wide brush with a thin tip
  • Flat brush for moistening paper

Professional set of 24 colors or more: Schmincke, Van Gogh, Winsor&Newton, Lukas e.t.c. Watercolors could be in cells or tubes most importantly it should not be the "school art-class watercolor" from an office supply store.

Extra colors you might need:
  • Indigo
  • Burnt sienna
  • Neapolitan yellow
  • Cadmium red light
  • Quinacridone (carmine)
  • Oxide of chromium

  • pad (hardboard, plywood)
  • palette
  • paper tape
  • pencil (B-2B)
  • eraser
  • cup for water
  • paper napkins
  • masking fluid
  • hairdryer.
Maybe you should try?
Morning is a perfect time to start creating!
Start your day with a sheet of watercolor paper!