online course
In The Night
start 7th December
online course
Night is a mystery, the Kingdom of moonlight and megalopolises lights. The most important and solemn night of the year is New Year's Eve, when the Earth goes to a new trip around the Sun, and we are waiting for changes and better achievements. It's time for the final marathon by Enterclass and Sergei Kurbatov in the outgoing 2019! Add new year's magic to your stories, paint such a different and difficult night with watercolors in the new online marathon!
New online watercolor marathon by Sergei Kurbatov with English subtitles!
two weeks
four classes
790 RUB (~ $13)
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 Sergei'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 Sergei 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.
I'm just starting to master watercolor, and many things seem so complicated! I'm thinking about, how not to make everything too dark, how to correctly depict the light, shape and shadows. Color matching is a separate science! I really want to learn how to paint watercolors without fear of spoiling something and get practical skills to work on my own.
Watercolor technique is exciting, unpredictable and very atmospheric! I want to learn how to paint the night sky and glimpses of city lights, to understand how to depict the form when it is dark around, and to understand the nature and urban landscape. I need to practice with a cool artist and an experienced teacher!
Sergei Kurbatov's watercolors are the best medicine for creative crises and winter melancholy! With pleasure, I look at every detail, light and composition. I have been going through Sergei's marathons for a long time, and every time it is a step forward. I cannot miss the final series of marathons «24 hours»!
Support your first steps with watercolor! Help improve your skills and extend your knowledge!
Sergei Kurbatov
I tried to show you the «Night» clearly and slowly, to explain the meaning of my actions. Without haste and pursuit of drying paint, everything is smooth and detailed. For me, these stories were a discovery, now you can discover them for yourself. Gain new knowledge, skills and just let time flow unnoticed in the company of her Highness Watercolors). Have a wonderful «Night»!
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 analyze the classic components of any painting, such are the composition, value and color. Learn to see the main things and distract from unnecessary ones in the subject, so that your watercolor story could be solid and clear.
You'll create four night landscapes. Work with dim light in watercolors, learn to write a large number of dark areas in the picture to learn how to avoid dirty shades and don't make the image flat. Learn to make lighting accents, to select harmonious colors for the shadow and core of shadow. .
Marathon is a stream! Create with your favorite artist and other enthusiastic participants. Doing what you love is important, doing it among your «soulmates» is priceless!
Sergei Kurbatov
It would seem that night is about darkness and the lack of colors, but not for us. The scenes of the night marathon are filled with light, sparkling lights and celebration. In order to depict this bright state, we'll use other new techniques and paints unlike previous marathons. We'll fantasize, compose and invent subjects that are far from references using, collect different elements in one picture.
Let's depict atmosphere of a winter night in watercolor!
Enterclass course — series of video lessons in full HD.
How can you watch the classes:
The classes will be available in your account at
You can watch them from any location in the world and on any device (desktop, mobile).
You have access to all the classes till the end of the course.
Course content:
Christmas Tree
The New Year is knocking at the door! In the first class, we learn a general approach to the nature landscape and composition, add lights on the background of a dark forest thicket and write white snow in the dark. The landscape in cold shades and holiday mood!
class 1
Hight Honfleur
When we work with an urban landscape in the dark, we watch the curves of shadows, exercise in architecture and convey a cozy urban lighting. Sergei will talk about creative tricks and how to draw a night in the city. Together with the expert, we'll draw a night Honfleur and make light accents on the street lights.
class 2
Cup and Candle
Let's move on to the festive still life. Together with Sergey you'll learn to work with the form and to achieve volume, you'll competently compose all elements and in practice you'll study one of the main concepts in painting that is the value.
class 3
A Palace
Contrasts, blue shadows and silhouettes of human figures in the night. Sergei will tell you how to work freely with reference, fantasize and add characters to the picture. Learn to write easily and add depth to the picture.
class 4
How you'll learn:
Video lessons
The access to each class opens every two days. You can watch them in your personal account at Each class is divided into steps.
Each class is a workshop by Sergei 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 Sergei 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 and that inspires you and helps you to stay positively motivated and supported.
About the author:
Sergei Kurbatov
painter and teacher
At the first time, I picked up a brush in a kindergarten. I made my first watercolor steps in school. I
did not stop there. I graduated from art school and Mukhin School in St. Petersburg in 1993. But
those my state couldn't be called as a «stream of pure creativity», in which you could joyfully
dive. I had been working as a designer for twenty years after graduation, simultaneously
practicing watercolors for myself. I experimented a lot, searched, developed technique and
accumulated knowledge. Such a long-term opportunity to work only for myself, not for sale,
allowed me to be independent in the subjects and manner.

In the end, my «table» swelled from watercolors, and the quantity couldn't help going into quality. Since 2010, I started to take part in exhibitions in Russia and abroad. My works were
presented in the international Biennale in France, some publications in the press appeared. And
then the natural thing happened: when you know how to do something well, others ask you to
teach them. Judging by the reviews and works of my students, I do it quite well.
Watercolor works by artist Sergei Kurbatov:
Notice the color gradations, master the value play!
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 class as of
7th December
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Frequently Asked Questions
What's the schedule of the course?
Marathon will last from the 7th until the 22nd of December. You get access to four classes for this period. You will be able to prolongate the access after the end of the marathon. The cost of the prolongation will be considerably lower than buying the course after the 22nd of December.
When will I get access to the classes?
The classes will start being available one by one on the 7th, 9th, 11th and 13th of December. You will be able to watch them as many times as you want till 23:59 (Moscow time zone) of the 22nd of December.
What if I don't have time to watch all the classes?
The classes will be available until 23:59 22nd of December (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 classes forever 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?
Today is a perfect time to start creating!
Feel the mood of the New Year. Depict the serenity of the night!