If you’re interested in learning how to paint in both watercolour and acrylic paint I have just launched an account on Patreon where I will be providing monthly full length, voiced over tutorials for as little as $6 (US) a month. Patrons have access to videos, line drawings, reference photos and my Patreon newsfeed where I share lots of hints and tips. There are no contracts so you can cancel at any time.
What’s the difference between Skillshare and Patreon?
My teaching content and the depth of information that I give my students is the same on both Skillshare and Patreon.
The first point of difference between the two is that the tutorials on Patreon are more frequent than the tutorials on Skillshare because I can film and edit them quicker than I can the tutorials on Skillshare. Because of the platform, the tutorials on Skillshare need to be broken down into ‘chapters’ or separate videos. For Skillshare, I film introductions to each ‘chapter’ or video, I film a Supplies video and I film a Trailer. I don’t do this for my Patreon tutorials. The tutorials on Patreon are one or two long videos with no ‘chapter’ separations and no introductions with me standing in front of the camera. Therefore, I can film and edit them much quicker.
The second point of difference between the two platforms is that on Skillshare when you pay for a premium subscription, you have access to the entire site not just my classes.
The last point of difference is the subjects. I put different tutorials on Skillshare and Patreon. At this stage I’m not putting the same tutorials on each platform because I have some people who are on Skillshare that are also my patrons on Patreon. I need to be fair to them by providing them with different content.
You can unsubscribe from Skillshare at anytime and there are no contracts on Patreon so you can leave at anytime. That means that you can try one platform and if it doesn’t suit you, you can easily leave and try the other platform.
So, in summary, if you want to see classes broken up into chapters and have access to other teachers, then Skillshare would be the best option for you. If you would like more frequent classes and have just me as your teacher and you’re ok watching one or two long videos that haven’t been broken up, then Patreon would be your best option.
Below I have thumbnails of the classes on Patreon. The list of classes on Skillshare are here.
Patreon Tutorial Index
Click on the thumbnail images below to take you to the tutorial on Patreon. You need to be logged into your Patreon account to access the tutorials.