online course
In The Morning
start 25th February
online course
Wake up! It's time to create the beginning of a new day. Night yields the canvass to the bright rays of sunshine. Morning inspires us by its vibrant colors, it's mysterious mist and the depth of shades. Observe it with an artistic eye and capture all the contrasts. You can paint your own unique morning with Enterclass and our online course!
For the first time ever, the course by Sergei Kurbatov will be in English!
three 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:
You'll learn how to make sense of the picture's story and divide it into layers. You'll learn new techniques, secrets and tricks. You'll get to communicate with the artist to discuss the importance of details in creating a three-dimensional painting.
You'll paint four morning landscapes. You'll work with different lighting and learn how to illuminate and highlight objects. You'll learn to create an illusion of the transparency of the morning air and will achieve the lightness of details.
Find inspiration in the ideas of impressionists, in the art of one of the best watercolorists and in each other's creations. Doing something you love is important but doing it with a group of likeminded people is priceless.
Enterclass courses are knowledge, practice and creative atmosphere!
Enterclass course — series of video lessons in full HD.
How can you watch the lessons:
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:
You'll learn to notice and paint light shadows on narrow streets, bright sky and soft light touching old buildings.
lesson 1
Juicy meadow
You'll learn how to create a classic multilayered landscape. Learn to work with lacy tree crowns and special transparent morning air.
lesson 2
You'll learn how to arrange a composition, work with different color shades and brighten up necessary areas when working with dark fills. Uncover the secrets of the smooth water surface and morning sunshine rays.
lesson 3
Siberian mountains
Allow yourself to feel, give freedom to color and light! You'll learn to create contrast, clear borders and transitions. You'll use different techniques - al la prima, on wet and on dry.
lesson 4
How you'll learn:
Video lessons
The access to each lesson opens every three 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 are 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
He was born in Budapest in 1970. In 1993 he graduated from Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design. He has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator for a long time. The teaching career began in 2010. He has won numerous watercolor competitions and exhibitions in Russia and abroad. A lot of his works are in private collections in Russia, Europe, USA and Japan.
Watercolor works by artist Sergei Kurbatov:
The best painting starts in the morning!
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 @oldhollandcoloursNaples 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 February
Sign up for the course:
590 RUB (~ $9)
  • access to all lessons for three weeks
How to pay:
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the schedule of the course?
Marathon will last from the 25th of February until the 17th of March. You get access to four lessons 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 17th of March.
When will I get access to the lessons?
The lessons will start being available on the 25th of February, 1st and 4th of March. You will be able to watch them as many times as you want.
What if I don't have time to watch all the lessons?
The lessons will be available until 23:59 17th of March (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 morning with a sheet of watercolor paper!