Our Brand-New Succulents Watercolor Class Is Total #PlantLadyGoals
Watercolor is one of the most meditative, colorful, and whimsical mediums around. It can also be one of the most difficult, especially when you’re ready to graduate from dots, dashes, and washes to more advanced techniques. That’s why we teamed up yet again (third time’s the charm!) with artist and designer Jenna Rainey to create a brand-new watercolor class for all y’all who are ready to take your painting skills to the next level.
In Intermediate Watercolor: Plants + Succulents, Rainey will teach you how to paint gorgeous wall-art-worthy plants and succulents employing a mix of traditional and non-traditional techniques, including using sea salt. Focusing on plants and succulents and, specifically, an agave plant, Rainey’s newest class combines your watercolor *and* plant lady goals ;) Consider it an excuse to hit up your local nursery to buy the most watercolor-able (that’s a word, right?) agave plant possible.
In this class, you’ll learn:
- How to select high-quality supplies without breaking the bank
- Sketching for watercolor
- Wet in wet technique
- Color theory as it relates to watercolor
- How to layer colors, shadows, and texture
Once you enroll in the class, you’ll also get an exclusive workbook download chock-full of helpful templates, tips, and tricks for conquering the world of watercolor.
Haven’t painted with watercolors since elementary school? Fair enough. The best way to get started is with Rainey’s Intro to Watercolor Painting Class. Follow it up with our Plants + Succulents Class, and then wrap the whole thing up with Rainey’s class on how to Digitize Artwork in Adobe Illustrator. It’s a Rainey trifecta! :)
Be sure to sign up for Intermediate Watercolor: Plants + Succulents. We can’t wait to see what you create!
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
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