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 roadmap for frustration-free, fuss-free, FUN-FULL watercolour.

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SOUND FAMILIAR? YOU...

  • 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.

INTRODUCING...

The Watercolour Academy!

A complete roadmap 'here's what you need, what to do, and HOW to do it' membership designed to build your skills efficiently from the ground up, make you a more confident artist, and allow you to actually ENJOY painting!

Cos art should take us to our Happy Place. Not run an express service to Frustration Station...

AVAILABLE TO EVERY LEVEL OF MEMBERSHIP:

  • Access to all course materials for the duration of your membership, starting 1st Aug
  • Fun-damental modules including Supplies 101, Colour Theory 101 and Techniques 101
  • Topics to apply the fundamentals to, including 10 existing classes (Sunsets + Night Skies, Galaxies, Foliage + Florals 1 + 2, Realistic Water, Doggies, Savanna Animals, Universe, Marine Life, Light + Fog)
  • New topics every month with the ability to submit suggestions for future classes
  • Monthly Masterclasses + Mini-Masterclasses (interchanging bi-monthly, 6 of each per year) aimed to up-skill you in other areas with modules such as Digitising 101, Drawing 101, and Working with masking fluid and Stretching watercolour paper
  • Access to fortnightly (bi-weekly) live group video calls with Emma to ask questions and get feedback on your progress
  • 10% discount on The Watercolour Factory orders

FUNDAMENTALS

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.

TOPICS

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.

MASTERCLASSES

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.

LIVE CALLS

Don't get stuck again! Jump onto one of the group bi-weekly 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.

Stress-free

Watercolour is one of the most DIFFICULT mediums out there - don't struggle alone! The short but sweet tutorials, masterclasses and mini-masterclasses will break down all the complex parts of watercolour so you can get painting sooner.

Community

We learn better together - and when we 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.

Bummed you can't join right now?

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