Art Summit: Watercolor & Gouache

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Learn watercolor and gouache painting with me!

If you’ve been wanting to learn watercolor or gouache painting with me, I have a fun new announcement for you! I’m releasing TWO online courses that I filmed with Art Summits – one about watercolor florals, and one about gouache florals. Until now, these professionally-filmed courses were only available through larger bundles with other teachers… BUT now you can purchase them individually, making it super affordable to learn with me.

These are the most in-depth, detailed classes I’ve filmed on watercolor and gouache, covering everything from color mixing to paint consistency to overcoming your fear of drawing and so much more.

Recorded Live Workshop with Sarah Simon, TheMintGardener "Florals & Botanicals"

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Paint with TheMintGardener! The recorded workshop allows you to take the workshop on your own time.  Upon purchase, you will receive a confirmation of your order and materials will be shipped to a location and participant of your choice.  When ready to paint, email us with your order number at and you will receive the link to the workshop. The link is a recording of an actual 2.5 hour Live Virtual Workshop with Sarah.  The participant will see and experience exactly what the live participants did with an up close view and excellent instruction.You can have the materials sent to you or another recipient.  

We will also send you and e-card that you can use or not (especially helpful if this is a last minute gift and you need it before the materials can be shipped). Once we hear from the recipient that they are ready to paint, we will send them a link to the class that will be available for 24 hours once initiated. The participant will not be able to participate in the live discussion, but Sarah is very available to her students via instagram direct message (@themintgardener) or email at

All of this information and more will be available in the materials packet.

The Crafters Box Course

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Welcome to an introduction to watercolor and gouache with artist Sarah Simon. Finding inspiration in the ever-blooming variety of textures and colors in her urban garden of the Pacific Northwest, Sarah creates lush watercolor paintings in a unique, artistic style that has captured an international following. In this workshop, Sarah introduces us to color blending theory, color gradient ‘washes’ – and using a live bouquet for inspiration – a detailed study of building watercolor florals from the ground up.Once we’ve each completed our bouquet – or floral fascination – together, Sarah introduces us to Florence, her favorite flower girl. We’ll finish our piece by customizing our own illustrated muse.This workshop includes:An in-depth, digital workshop by Sarah SimonA live & recorded Maker Chat Q&A with our artist

Tools and materials from artisan suppliers, curated for you, by SarahThe tools & materials included in this kit:

- Specialty Hahnemühle 140 lb cold press paper

- A hand-curated selection of Windsor & Newton watercolors and gouaches

- Pigma Micron 01Round 1 brush

- Round 2 brush

- HB Staedtler pencil

- Custom tracing art

- Art gum eraser

Watercolor Faux Flowers: English Garden Rose with The Mint Gardener plus Pink and Posey

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Quynh of @pinkandposey and Sarah of @themintgardener show you how to use two types of crepe paper, plus how to color and form garden roses petals and their foliage. We've developed an easy method to paint and form your rose petals. Anyone from beginner to expert will love this DIY project!  After you’ve created one, you won’t be able to stop. An entire rose garden can sprout from your mantelpiece as a stunning piece of home decor that will look fantastic year-round.

Learn how to watercolor your crepe paper with Sarah Simon and let Quynh show you how to create an English Garden Rose.

What you will learn with Sarah:

  1. How to mix four basic watercolor colors to achieve a beautiful cohesive palette.
  2. How to watercolor on crepe paper
  3. Understanding how to use watercolor on your crepe paper
  4. Learn basic paintbrush strokes to achieve a variety of realistic petal and foliage paint strokes

What you will learn with Quynh:

  1. How to make the create a unique multi-layer petal center
  2. How to combine German and Italian 90gsm crepe papers to create depth and lightness to your paper creation
  3. Learn how to miter your crepe paper to create rose foliages
  4. How to add your rose stem with your foliages so it blends seamlessly together

Flower Painting Club Freebie

Get a taste of the fun of TheMintGardener's Flower Painting Club with a free water-color template perfect for tracing.
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