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Turn your watercolour woes into woohoos!

Hey, painty pal! Yep you. Stop wasting your valuable me-time trying to crack the code on watercolour alone, and spend it creating paintings you love instead. This is your complete guide to frustration-free, fuss-free, FUN-FULL watercolour.

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  • Went to the art store and wondered which kidney you'd have to sell to get all the supplies you need?
  • Looked for some inspo on Instagram, tried to replicate it, but painted the equivalent of bin sludge?
  • Always have the best intentions of sitting down to practise, but end up spending the whole time wondering why the damn paper is doing that weird thing? And now the phone is ringing?? Sharon AGAIN? There goes your me-time...
  • Finally got Shaz off the phone, binge-watched some more YouTube vids, Googled some stuff, read 8 books but STILL can't get your paintings to look like everyone else's?

You are not alone. I've done all of the above (minus the phone call, Sharon knows I only respond to texts), spent all of my free time and money (and more time) figuring things out the hard way. Collected a bunch of supplies I didn't know what to do with. Felt like I would NEVER 'get' watercolour. Wanted to throw in the towel and just take up baking or something.

It doesn't have to be this way.

Former Executive Assistant turned full-time artist. Know what that means? Before art, I was juggling crazy calendars of CEOs, diffusing office tension, putting out administration fires, and figuring out how to do things better and quicker to get RESULTS. And that was just before morning tea.

These days? I apply those same problem-solving skills to art, so you can get maximum watercolour results from your minimal free time. Why? Cos your me-time should be for doing something enjoyable! Not pulling your hair out.


The Watercolour Academy!

An online watercolour-focused membership designed to build your skills efficiently from the ground up, make you a more confident artist, and allow you to actually ENJOY painting! I'll show you what you need (and surprise, it's not as many supplies as you think) and how to use them effectively. Then you can choose-your-own-adventure and continue upping your game with the ever-growing topic library!

The Watercolour Academy breaks everything down and makes learning watercolour SIMPLE, so you can stop staring at a blank page and get painting. Art should take us to our Happy Place. Not run an express service to Frustration Station...


  • Access to all course materials for the duration of your membership
  • Fun-damental modules including Supplies 101, Colour Theory 101 and Techniques 101
  • Topics to apply the fundamentals to, including over 16 existing classes 
  • New topics every month with the ability to submit suggestions for future classes
  • Monthly Masterclasses + Mini-Masterclasses (6 of each per year) aimed to up-skill you in other areas with modules such as digitising, drawing, working with masking fluid and more
  • Access to fortnightly (every two weeks) live group video calls with Emma to ask questions and get feedback on your progress
  • 10% discount on The Watercolour Factory orders
  • Access to download the mobile app and watch classes on the go!


Get back to basics! The fun-damentals will teach you everything from the types of supplies out there, how to use them, colour theory, techniques and troubleshooting.


After the fun-damentals, it's time to apply what we know! Use the 10 existing and future monthly topical classes to apply your knowledge to projects and diversify your skill set.


Go beyond painting! The masterclasses will teach you fun extras like digitising your work, how to sketch, how to take photos of your work for websites, social or portfolios.


Don't get stuck again! Jump onto one of the twice monthly calls and get feedback on your work, answers to your burning questions, continued support and encouragement.

Minimal supplies

All classes in The Watercolour Academy are based off 3 to 6 colours and 1 to 3 brushes (with optional extras of course). You'll learn how to do more with less, and this means you can splash out on higher quality supplies, cos you'll need less of 'em! Quality over quantity.


Watercolour is one of the most DIFFICULT mediums out there - struggle alone no more! The short but sweet tutorials, masterclasses and mini-masterclasses will break down all the complex parts of watercolour so you can get painting sooner, and enjoy it.


We learn better together - and when we are able to get feedback on our work to know how we're tracking. Get both with The Watercolour Academy! Connect with other students, submit work for feedback, and join the fortnightly live group chats.

Always growing

You AND the topic library. This isn't an online course where you just get a bunch of material and that's it. There are new tutorials and masterclasses EVERY month, meaning you'll never suffer from blank page fever again! You'll always be learning and growing.

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