Sometimes it just helps to SEE the magic happening. Come join us for the first time OR continue your painting adventure here with Sarah Simon, Artist and Author as we paint a lesson together in her book, Watercolor Workbook.
Watercolor your way through your very own copy of Watercolor Workbook, learning from the artist-author, Sarah Simon herself. Each class in this series focuses on a different lesson directly from her Watercolor Workbook.
With this previously recorded class, you will learn the techniques Sarah uses for watercolor, and see how she uniquely teaches the foundations of this art as a transferrable skill. Sarah teaches you step-by-step, and once you know how to paint a petal, that knowledge can be used to paint a large landscape or a very petite and defined pet. The possibilities are endless with this beautiful art!
Sarah has taught thousands of people how to watercolor and with her teaching talents, has made it such an approachable and enjoyable art form, both for the experienced and novice alike. After this class with Sarah, you will be skilled and knowledgeable, with the new ability to actually see and recreate the watercolor process, layer by layer. And you will have completed a beautiful piece of art as well!
We have created three tiers, so you can come as you are and meet this learning journey right where you need it:
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of this information and more will be available in the materials packet.
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.
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
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.
What you will learn with Sarah:
What you will learn with Quynh: