The Watercolor Summit 2.0 was originally slated for August. Travel interruptions due to the coronavirus have delayed three of our filming sessions, so we're releasing the five completed lessons NOW, and the remaining three lessons are scheduled to be released in Fall 2020.
"I was nervous about taking the Summit because I was fairly new to watercolor and thought I couldn't keep up. I was very pleasantly surprised! This was the first online class I've taken, comparing it to a class I've taken here [locally] I honestly feel like I was getting more one on one attention with the Summit. The teachers were very organized, explained every step very well, and were very encouraging. I also liked that they shared their knowledge of supplies, brushes, paper, paints etc etc.
I can look at work I did a year ago and work I did from the Summit and I'm amazed at how far I've come using the techniques I've learned. Everything from making a palette to brush strokes. I paint totally differently now.
I have told other friends about the Summit and they would be interested in taking it......and I would take it again should other topics and examples or more advanced classes be offered......I am an expert now you know.... LOL....but will always keep learning!
- Cindy M."
These five lessons are available as Phase 1. They will be released every other day starting as soon as you enroll!
Learn how to use gouache to its full potential! In this beginner's class, Emma shares what tools you need to achieve the right consistency with your paints and create proper brushstrokes. You'll also learn how to mix skin tones, and how to apply all of these skills to create a simple portrait like the ones Emma is known for!
Length: 2 hours
Get the best of both worlds with this class on combining watercolor and gouache into a simple landscape. Known for his signature clouds and moody mountain scenes, Caleb will show you how to create your own landscapes with watercolor and gouache, along with tricks for working with both mediums and ideas for unique and creatively-shaped projects.
Length: 1 hour 20 minutes
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!
Length: 2 hours
Learn how to paint a bright and colorful desert landscape in gouache! Known for her big skies and bold colors, Andrea will show you how to mix and prepare your colors, exercises to perfect your brush techniques, and the importance of underpainting. Wrap-up by painting a gorgeous desert scene you’ll be proud to put on your wall!
Length: 2 hours 40 minutes
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.
Length: 3 hours 20 minutes
These three lessons are scheduled to be released in Fall 2020.
Overcome your fear of mixing watercolor and gouache with this unique class from Sarah! Full of fun exercises to warm you up and stretch your creativity, you'll play with botanical patterns, borders and wreaths, and abstract shapes to really get acquainted with what these two mediums can do together!
Do you love the look of bold, opaque florals, but don't want to mess with oil paints? From proper brushstrokes to layering techniques, Drew shows you how to use gouache to create beautiful flowers and leaves with an organic shape, a velvety matte texture, and tons of depth!
Do you have trouble combining greens? Known for his lush gouache landscapes full of dimension and depth, Justin will show you how to push the color spectrum from blue to yellow to create greenery and landscapes that make your eyes happy. He'll also share his tips for painting plein air!
We use a professional production team so each video lesson is beautifully filmed, with superb audio quality and multiple camera angles so you can clearly see what's being taught. No amateur instructor uploads, and no high-speed time-lapses where you can't see what happened. If you missed something, just hit rewind or pause!
Real-time, professionally-filmed HD video lessons broken into handy chapters. Each lesson is 1-3 hours long and comes with its own printable handouts and images to trace, and each video will have English subtitles.
More than just instructional videos, we take you behind the scenes to the hometown places, people, and pets that keep your instructors inspired with our exclusive "Meet the Artist" video segments!
Attend two Q&A sessions at the end of the Summit and get answers to your questions LIVE! You've never seen all of these artists all in one place like this!
This is pure watercolor gold. Get a list of the exact tools and paint colors each instructor uses in their lesson. We also include a "Just the Basics" supply list that's affordable and flexible.
Our encouraging and friendly private Facebook group is a great place to share your progress, ask questions, get advice, and stay inspired!
Choose the enrollment option that works best for you.
Unlike Skillshare or other membership sites, you don't lose access to your lessons once you stop paying. Just pay once, and you own your lessons forever. You can also download them to your computer or external hard drive (no special app required).
Yes! See the pricing section above to enroll in the Watercolor Summit 2.0 for 3 monthly payments of $99.
The Watercolor Summit 2.0: Gouache Edition is all online and will be released in two phases: five weekly lessons starting as soon as you enroll, and three weekly lessons in Fall 2020.
Your video lessons never expire. You own them forever and you can watch them as many times as you need to. You can even download the lessons if you know you'll be somewhere with a slow or non-existent internet connection.
Yes! Click here to purchase the Watercolor Summit Bundle for a one-time payment of just $428, saving $50 off the regular individual prices, or as an installment plan, with three monthly payments of $168.
No; each Summit is structured to stand on its own. Each one starts with more beginner-friendly classes and gets progressively more difficult, helping you grow your skills exponentially while skyrocketing your confidence.
Due to the digital nature of our content, we cannot offer refunds.
Each video lesson is between 1 and 3 hours in length, broken up into manageable chapters that you can mark as "complete" in your custom student portal.
Yes! You can use your computer, tablet, or even your phone to watch the video lessons - as long as you have a web browser, you can log in to your student portal to access the videos.
Yes! While every lesson is in English, sometimes reading English is easier than listening to it. Each instructional video comes with English subtitles (in WCS 2.0) or written transcripts (in WCS 1.0), so you can follow along while watching.
Yes. The supply list will share the colors, brands, and tools used in each lesson, as well as a "Just the Basics" condensed supply list if funds are tight.
"I've only watched the first [class] and I can already tell that this was worth investing in."
"I framed this piece I did from #watercolorsummitday3 today. It feels so official 😂 I do love the way it looks in a frame, and it makes me really proud of how much I've learned so far. Watercolor is really such a magical medium. I'm totally obsessed."