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FINALLY LEARN WATERCOLOR IN A SIMPLE WAY
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.
But so many things get in the way!
There are so many choices! You want quality supplies but don't understand what that means. Should you buy the most expensive or would a student grade do? You just need someone to explain it all in a way that you understand!
Trying to find the right tutorial and learning where to start feels OVERWHELMING! There are so many ways to go, you just don't know where to start. Once you do find the perfect tutorial your time is gone. You need a plan to follow that you can fit into your schedule.
You see something you want to paint but it never seems to turn out the way you enivision. You want to create a piece of art you are proud of, but don't feel like you have the foundational skills to make that happen. You feel frustrated and defeated every time you try.
You're ready to learn but you have a lot of questions!!
- How do I even start with all of the different techniques?
- I don’t know how to draw, can I really paint something I’m proud of?
- It seems really complicated, can I really do this?
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.
That's why I created the Lily & Thistle
YOU CAN MASTER WATERCOLOR and I can help!
The Lily & Thistle Watercolor School 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 150+ projects (and more added regularly). Watercolor School breaks everything down and makes learning watercolor SIMPLE so you can relax and have FUN!
150+ PAINTING TUTORIALS
You'll have instant, unlimited access to over 150+ video lessons (and counting) to watch anytime, anywhere on any device. We'll start with the basics and continue on together giving you a solid foundation you can use on every project that will guarantee success! We're always adding new courses and projects to Watercolor School so you'll always have fresh, new projects to keep you motivated and learning.
Drawing and painting are two completely different skills to learn. In Watercolor School, we focus on painting. Absolutely no drawing skills are required. You'll always have instant access to our vast library of traceable sketches so you can get right to work learning how to paint.
You don't need to be a "natural artist" to get beautiful results. I've taken all of the guesswork out so you'll learn as you have fun creating something you'll be proud of. We'll get right to the projects instead of spending a lot of time on tedious techniques. I believe that learning as you go is the best way to get the hands-on experience you need to gain confidence in this
In Watercolor School, my goal is to demystify watercolor supplies for you. You'll learn all about what is important when picking supplies and how to find real deals when you head to the arts/crafts store. I'll show you all of my favorites and give you a detailed list with links so you can purchase online or print and bring with you to the store.
Start, skip or re-watch again and again. You decide how fast or slow you'll go. All courses in the Lily & Thistle Watercolor School go at whatever pace you need. You also have unlimited access to everything in Watercolor School, for as long as you are a member. This will allow you all the time you need to explore, experiment, and learn.
You’ll get access to our private Facebook group where you can ask questions, find support, meet other members from all over the world, and share your art! I'm available in this group almost daily to give feedback and answer any questions you may have. It's also a great place to be inspired by other students.
Here's what others are saying....
I have always loved art, but have never considered myself an artist. I discovered that I am an artist! This course provided a convenient way to learn some basic watercolor skills in a short time without having to leave my house. The lessons are short and perfect to do during nap time or after the kids go to bed, or even with your kids! I had to buy an extra set of paints and brushes because my son wanted to learn along with me. The Facebook group associated with the course provides a safe place to share what I've painted to get feedback or just show off my new skills. If you're looking for a new hobby or wondering if watercolor painting would be something you'd enjoy, I recommend you try this course!
When I saw the Watercolor courses by Hannah at Lily and Thistle, I wanted so much to try it. But never having done watercolor, I was hesitant. I soon realized it isn't an exact science and even I could do it. The instructions were so good, from what supplies I needed, to ideas of where and how to buy them, to walking me through every step of learning the basics, to how to complete a full picture. I was thrilled with my first try! I'm going to frame my sunflower and share it with someone I love. Great course! Thanks Hannah for helping me move out of my comfort zone. I'm anxious to try another project!
Mom of 6, Grandma to 21
This course is a delightful introduction to the world of watercolor. Hannah's lessons are simple to follow and almost meditative to watch. So soothing! They are a fantastic way to step away from the hustle and bustle of the day and spend some time being mindfully creative while producing beautiful works of art. And the Facebook group is invaluable for feedback and encouragement. All in all a small investment for a huge return!
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What courses are Included in the Lily & Thistle Watercolor School?
Beginner's Basics is for anyone looking to start at the very beginning. We'll go over all the foundational watercolor techniques and I'll give you some great tips I've learned over the years. Then I'll tell you about my favorite supplies and where to find them. Next, we'll practice some brushstrokes to help you get more comfortable with your tools. We keep this short and sweet so you can move right on to our fun and inspiring projects. It's a great place to start!
Modern Watercolor Basics
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.
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.
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!
Spring Watercolor Bundle
The Spring Bundle is a collection of painting tutorials to get you ready for all things SPRING. 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 16 projects including: Two spring wreaths, tulips, easter eggs, a baby lamb, and so much more!
Summer Watercolor Bundle
The Summer Bundle is a collection of painting tutorials to get you ready for all things SUMMER. 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 13 projects including: summer treats, an ocean crab, a blooming cactus, a pink flamingo, and so much more!
Autumn Watercolor Bundle
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!
Winter Watercolor Bundle
The Winter Bundle is a collection of painting tutorials designed to get you ready for all things Merry and Bright. 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 19 projects including: cozy mittens, a snowman, Christmas stockings, holiday wreath and more!
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 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.
Bird Calendar Bundle
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!
Intro to Landscapes
Introduction to Landscapes is the perfect place to start for learning how to master the next step in your watercolor journey. Each project comes with an easy to follow video tutorial that breaks down how you can look at any photo and paint it without needing a tracing template. There are 12 projects in this course for you to explore.
Meet Your Instructor
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!
What if you made art a part of your life?
The skills you’ll learn in The Lily & Thistle Watercolor School 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this course for?
Watercolor School can be adapted for all ages! I’ve taught people from the ages of 5 to 97 how to paint with watercolors. With templates for nearly all of our paintings, it makes it easy for any age to follow along with the tutorials.
How do I access Watercolor School?
You will have access to everything in the School 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.
What kind of art supplies will I need to get?
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!) Check out the supplies list here.
When does Watercolor School begin and end?
The courses inside Watercolor School 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.
Do I get lifetime access?
You have options! You can choose to purchase Watercolor School 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.
What is the time commitment required each week?
There are no required time commitments in Watercolor School. 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!
Do I need art, painting, or drawing experience to enroll?
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!
Does this material contain religious references?
For those families who use our course for home education, we want to be transparent about the religious connotations within our materials. In Watercolor School we do include Christmas related paintings in our Winter Watercolor Bundle (2 paintings) as well as our Spring Watercolor Bundle (2 paintings). However, we are firm believers in each family deciding what works best for them and not pushing any religious beliefs on others. Since our curriculum is pick-and-choose, you can elect not to use those paintings but will still have many options to choose from within our courses with over 150 projects included.
What kind of support will I get?
After signing up, you will get instant access to the Watercolor School 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!
What is the refund policy?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you not satisfied with Watercolor School, please contact me within the first 14 days and I will provide you with a full refund. You can contact us at email@example.com.
I have more questions, how can I contact you?
We would be happy to answer any other questions you may have. Please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.