You’ve watched YouTube tutorials and read blogs about how to watercolor but you feel more confused than ever.
You’re tired of trying to piece together how to paint with watercolors on your own, without guidance.
You wish someone would just take you by the hand and guide you through each step. You wish you could ask specific questions and get some real feedback.
What if a month from now you were able to say you have mastered the medium of Watercolor?
Imagine how it would feel to finally paint what you want and actually feel confident in the process.
Imagine that instead of buying cards, gifts, and home decor, you have the ability to create your own.
Imagine being connected to others who are on the same journey with you… all committed to learning the art of watercolor, cheering you on as you create beautiful things to share.
I know there can be a lot of questions and confusion when you’re starting to paint for the first time. If you don’t have a plan to follow, it can be easy to make some critical mistakes, get off track and never master watercolor. Without guidance and support, it can be difficult to make any progress at all.
YOU CAN MASTER WATERCOLOR and I can help!
The Watercolor Academy is an online membership designed to help you learn the basics FAST so you can quickly become a more confident artist. You will learn the foundational skills you need and continue to grow as you pick and choose from 80+ projects (and more added regularly). The Watercolor Academy breaks everything down and makes learning watercolor SIMPLE so you can relax and have FUN!
Your life BEFORE enrolling in Watercolor Academy:
Your life AFTER enrolling in Watercolor Academy:
Simply Florals is our original watercolor course that takes the stress out of learning how to paint 20+ flowers, greenery, and wreaths. It all started here to help art enthusiasts enjoy watercolor painting without the stress of learning every "rule" of painting. The course jumps right in with a few tips, and then onto floral paintings both using brush techniques along with templates included so you don't have to worry about knowing how to draw.
Modern Watercolor Basics is a perfect introduction to the world of watercolor. There are 9 paintings with step-by-step tutorials for you to follow. Each one teaches you a new skill or two to add to your watercolor technique repertoire and gain confidence along the way.
Painting Nature is a collection of painting tutorials from our popular Nature's Art Club. Each project comes with a traceable template so that you can learn important watercolor skills without having to don't worry about drawing. Print out the template, trace it onto your watercolor paper, and get started painting. It's our watercolor version of a paint by number! There are 24 projects in this course for you to explore.
In The Color Course, I will guide you through choosing, mixing, and using watercolor to create beautiful compositions. We'll begin with a quick overview of the basics of the color wheel, learn about color harmony, temperature, and explore a wide range of color combinations using a limited pallet. You will come away with 7+ fun projects and the confidence you need embrace the creative possibilities of color and paint!
The Autumn Bundle is a collection of painting tutorials to get you ready for all things FALL. Each project comes with a traceable template so that you can learn important watercolor skills without having to worry about drawing. Print out the template, trace it onto your watercolor paper, and go! There are 14 projects including: Two fall wreaths, pumpkins, a cornucopia, a wise owl, cute trick-or-treaters, a spooky cat on a jack-o-lantern, and so much more!
Make a beautiful calendar and learn about some of our favorite backyard birds. In this course, there's a new bird to discover and paint for each month of the year! Each project comes with a traceable template so that you can learn important watercolor skills without having to worry about drawing. Print out the template, trace it onto your watercolor paper, and paint! This project makes a perfect gift and has the ultimate beginner in mind!
Hi! I’m Hannah Stevenson. As a working artist, mother and teacher I have seen art transform lives of both young and old. I believe art is a powerful tool that creates bonds, says what we cannot say, and helps us notice the beauty that exists all around us. I’m passionate about helping women and children grow in their creativity and I believe one of the best ways to do this is through the amazing medium of watercolor. When I’m not painting I write about creativity, nature, intentional motherhood, and mindful family life at LilyandThistle.com. I also make paper dolls!
The skills you’ll learn in Watercolor Academy will start you on the path. Don’t wait to get started!
With the basic techniques I teach, you can learn how to paint with watercolors easily.
Monthly Payment Plan
(Become a monthly member and pay month-to-month to access the Watercolor Academy)
One-Time Purchase, Lifetime Access
(Pay once and get lifetime access to the Watercolor Academy)
You will have access to everything in the Academy directly in Teachable. Teachable is an easy-to-use online learning portal that keeps track of your progress so you can easily start and stop at any time. You can access this course at the Lily & Thistle Teachable Creative Studio (https://lily-and-thistle-studio.teachable.com/courses/).
I’ve spent months researching the best supplies at the best price point for beginners. I will give you a complete list with links for your convenience and suggestions of where to buy to get the best deals. Most projects will use the same set of paints and a handful of brushes so you won’t have to worry about always buying more (unless of course you have an art supplies addiction like I do!)
The courses inside of the Academy are completely self-paced. That means you can start anytime you want and take all the time you need to complete it. I would suggest that you try to make time for regular practice so you can be successful but, many of the projects can be completed within a hour.
You have options! You can choose to purchase the Watercolor Academy Lifetime Access which gives you access forever, or you can choose our membership option which gives you access to ALL of the courses we offer for as long as you are a paying member. If you choose to cancel your subscription option, then you won’t have access to any of the courses. If you want keep any of the courses forever, you will need to purchase the Lifetime Access.
There are no required time commitments in the Academy. However, I would suggest regular practice of 1-2 hours per week. Practice makes better so of course the more you practice, the better you’ll get!
No – and that’s the beauty of all of my courses! I make sure that everyone can be successful, no matter their art background. I provide templates for almost all of the projects so you won’t have to stress about the drawing aspect. Plus I always have step-by-step video tutorials to guide you through each painting. If you already have experience with watercolors these courses are also for you! It will further your education and provide an exploration of more paintings and watercolor techniques!
After signing up, you will get instant access to the Watercolor Academy private Facebook group. Here you can ask questions, post discoveries and share with the private community. You can also always reach out to me via email if you have any pressing questions or concerns. I am here to help and cheer you on!
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you not satisfied with the academy, please contact me within the first 30 days and I will provide you with a full refund.