The Best Way to Learn Watercolors

9 Instructors. 4 Countries. 1 Unforgettable Experience.

The Watercolor Summit® is the only professionally-filmed, multi-instructor watercolor program in the world. Join the adventure and learn from your favorite artists without leaving the comfort of home! Keep scrolling to see why thousands of students choose to learn with us online.


Does this sound like you?

You love the look of watercolors, but you don't know where to start.

You've been frustrated by watercolors in the past because you couldn't figure out how to control them.

You've always had a passion for painting, but lost that spark somewhere along the way.

But what if you could learn to paint beautiful watercolor landscapes, florals, and animals under the guidance of your favorite artists? What if you could finally create artwork that you're proud to hang on your walls and share with your friends?

Introducing the World's #1 Best-Selling Watercolor Program

Meet Your Instructors

It would cost thousands to travel around the world to nine in-person workshops... but with the Watercolor Summit®, we're bringing your favorite artists right to your desk or kitchen table!

Jenna Rainey

@JennaRainey • USA

Sarah Simon

@TheMintGardener • USA

Louise De Masi

@LouiseDeMasi • Australia

Trupti Karjinni

@TruptiKarjinni • India

Sarah Cray

@LetsGoMakeArt • USA

Annie Mertlich

@WildfieldPaperCo • USA

Kristina Granberg

@Granberg_Art • Sweden

Shaunna Russell

@WeekdayBest • USA

Ashley Prejoles

@AshleyPrejolesArt • USA

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Get notified about our next session starting soon! We'll also send you our complementary Watercolor Favorites video series, featuring interviews with the instructors from the Watercolor Summit and a handy checklist of all their favorite painting tools!

With video this good, it's better than being there in person.

Our professional production crew films each video workshop with high-quality audio and multiple camera angles -- so you can clearly see what's being taught, in real time. Our students say they feel like they get more attention with our online classes than they do at in-person workshops!

Here's What You'll Learn

Our step-by-step curriculum was designed from the ground up to build a solid foundation of the basics and then progress to more challenging projects. Each class below is equivalent to a full one- or two-day in-person workshop, without the travel costs and headaches. Watch the videos below for previews of each workshop!

Workshop 1

Watercolor Explorations with Jenna Rainey

Warm up for your painting adventures with Jenna's class, where you'll learn the beginner watercolor techniques you need to know, plus how to create a color key guide and use playful patterns to build your confidence with the brush!

1 hour 40 minutes

Workshop 2

Monochrome Misty Landscapes with Trupti Karjinni

How many colors do you need to make great art? Sometimes, just one! Trupti will teach you the importance of tones in a painting, how to paint soft edges, how to create depth and how to control your brushstrokes to create a serene landscape, all with one color!

1 hour 30 minutes

Workshop 3

Modern Botanical Illustration with Sarah Simon

This one's all about the greenery! Learn how to paint a variety of leaves and other fun shapes like berries, plus learn Sarah's tricks for using a pen and gouache to add a special touch to your artwork. BONUS: How to trace a line drawing onto thick watercolor paper without using a light pad!

4 hours 15 minutes

Workshop 4

Feathers and Fur with Sarah Cray

Sarah Cray shares her secrets for creating vibrant, picture-frame-worthy representations of animals! You'll learn where to start, how to build depth with layers, and how to add those special finishing details to make your work pop!

1 hour 30 minutes

Workshop 5

Loose Florals with Annie Mertlich

With a portfolio exploding with flowers, Annie is the perfect person to teach her techniques for a colorful, loose floral style - including finding reference material and using the proper brushstrokes. BONUS: Learn how to arrange and sketch your own compositions!

2 hours 30 minutes

Workshop 6

WILDlife in Watercolors with Shaunna Russell

Known for her wildly colorful pet portraits, Shaunna will show you how to push your color boundaries, from picking colors that look good together, to using unconventional colors to convey shadow and light. She'll also share how to use a reference photo and how to apply these techniques to a "big cat" portrait!

1 hour 45 minutes

Workshop 7

Painting Light and Air with Ashley Prejoles

Painting clouds and skies can seem daunting - but in Ashley's class, you'll learn how to break it down step-by-step so you can create ethereal, light-filled skyscapes full of depth. BONUS: How to mix a beautiful palette with just the three primary paint colors.

3 hours 15 minutes

Workshop 8

Realistic Florals with Louise De Masi

Ever wonder how to paint something so detailed it looks like the real thing? In her class, Louise shares her step-by-step methods and process for painting a flower so realistic-looking, your friends will do a double-take!

2 hours 30 minutes

Workshop 9

Realistic Animals with Kristina Granberg

Have you ever wanted to create a realistic looking animal with watercolors? In Kristina's class, you'll learn how to use paint to convey shadow and light, sheen, depth, and dimension, and apply these skills to a beautifully realistic giraffe.

3 hours 20 minutes


Professional Video

Over 22 hours of professionally-filmed, HD video lessons that make you feel like you're right there in the artists' studios.

Lifetime Access

Your workshops never expire. Login to your private student portal anytime, on any device with a browser, including mobile phones and tablets.

Recorded Q&A Sessions

Watch the Watercolor Summit® instructors answer your most burning questions on the fly. You've never seen them all in one place like this!

Full Supply Lists

Get a list of the exact tools and paint colors each instructor uses in their workshops, plus a "Just the Basics" list to get started for about $50 USD.

Private Community

Our encouraging and friendly private Facebook group is a great place to share your progress, ask questions, get advice, and stay inspired!

Closed Captions

All audio is in English, and closed captions are available in English as well.

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