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Want to learn how to paint with watercolor? You've come to the right place! My Watercolor Foundations Online Course will be available May 22nd. Click the button for more info or scroll down to sign up.

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Watercolor Foundations

Beginner – Intermediate

You can learn to paint with watercolor!

Painting with watercolor is a skill and with practice you can learn it! This course is designed for the absolute beginner and those with some experience looking to brush up on their watercolor skills.

$80

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Upcoming Courses!

Interested in any of these courses? Click on one or more buttons below, submit your info and I'll let you know when it becomes available. I hope to meet you in one of my courses soon!

Watercolor Foundations 2

This course takes you to the next level with more advanced projects and exercises. Work from my templates or create your own.

I'm Interested!

Watercolor Basics - Sketchers Track

Improve your art skills exponentially by sketching daily! In this course you’ll learn watercolor basics to get you started on your urban sketching journey.

You Betcha!

Relief Block Printing

This course is free! Learn how to make a one color linoleum block print. An image template is provided or create your own favorite image. 

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Reduction Block Printing

Learn how to create a full color block print from one block. No experience necessary, but I recommend taking my free relief block printing course to get used to thinking in the reductive process. It's a bit of a mind bender!

Grow My Brain!

Painting Pet Portraits with Watercolor

Paint your favorite fur baby or use my template. You'll learn to break down face shapes and measure proportions. I'll show you how to paint different kinds of fur, from velvetine kitties to curly pooches.

Pawsome! I'm In!

Painting Etherial Flowers with Watercolor

This is a Loose and Juicy Course built around painting wet on wet.

I Love Loose Watercolor!

Basic Drawing

This course will focus on the fundamentals. Starting out, we'll examine light and shadow using pencil then continue our studies with charcoal, then ink line. Improve your drawing to improve your painting.

Build My Foundation!

Paint Funky Cup!

Paint Funky Cup, or your own, along with me! Yes, it's loose and juicy!

I Wanna Splash Too!

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My Teaching Philosophy

I love art and love teaching people art. I love watching people learn new skills and discover the awesome thrill and joys of painting with watercolor. I believe everyone has an artistic voice and people are creative by nature. It's what we humans do. My role, as an instructor, is to guide and facilitate my students art education and help them realize their artistic potentials. To provide an environment where they feel free to share their work, thoughts and feelings about that work, what they've learned, and feel confidence in offering feedback to other students. Each student is a unique individual bringing their own personal approach that ultimately shapes what and how I teach. I look to them for feedback to improve each lesson and exercise. My students help mold my courses and I appreciate that. 

I'm also here to learn. To be a better teacher and improve my skills along with my students. We grow together. I love that about teaching and learning. I'm grateful to each and every student for the gift of teaching. Thank you!

And last but not least, I want my courses to be fun and students to find the same joy in creating that I do. That joy is the greatest discovery of all!

What My Students Have To Say

"Wonderful class! I'd been playing with watercolor for a few years but finally learned some of the "basics" about values and shadows and softening edges. Has improved my art so much.
Thanks Kris - you're a great (& patient) teacher!"

- Lisbeth

"The class covered exactly what I wanted it to which was a basic understanding of watercolor and good practices with an emphasis on knowing your tools and materials so with practice you can start to see the beauty of the medium.
Kris quickly assessed the needs of the students. Demos were very helpful as were specific homework assignments. Also, teaching us to value the translucent nature of the medium and the magic of letting the interaction between water and color do some of the work for you."

- Judith

"Kris is passionate about watercolor and enjoys sharing that passion with others. She is a foundational methodology instructor; she explains the technique, demonstrates the technique, then provides support while her students practice the new technique. I am much more confident as an artist and willing to take risks while I practice."

- Shannon

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