If you've ever thought to yourself...
..."I'm not talented enough to paint..."
..."I'll just leave the watercolor to the real artists..."
..."no amount of teaching could ever help me understand watercolor..."
...then you're in the right place, my friend. Because I know exactly how you feel.
Hi! My name is Kolbie, and up until 2016, I thought the extent of my artistic ability landed squarely on (poorly drawn) stick figures.
I did a lot of other creative things, but art was never one of them -- and I was just fine with that.
Still, I think I was secretly longing for some kind of visual arts outlet because when I stumbled on a bunch of watercolor and hand lettering accounts on Instagram way back when, I was hooked.
Those little 15-second video tutorials (#tbt to 2016-era Instagram) drew me in for hours, and I surprisingly found myself itching to grab a pencil and scribble something, ANYTHING, on a page.
The only problem?
I was loaded with self-doubt and insecurity from a lifetime of telling myself that art "just wasn't my thing."
Luckily, I decided to give it a try anyway.
Why can't I do that? I thought. What's the worst that could happen?
Three years later, I quit my 9-5 communications job to pursue this "art thing" full time -- and all because I decided to muster the courage to try.
Now, I want to help you become
the watercolor artist of your dreams.
Since launching my first online classes and in-person workshops in spring 2018, I've helped
more than 12,000 students confidently pick up a paint brush and explore their creativity through watercolor, and I want to do the same thing for you.
That's why I created Exploring Watercolor 101 - my signature course for watercolor beginners.
The full course is under construction right now and will open its doors again in Fall 2020 (click through to get on the waitlist), but I know that some people need a little something right now -- especially during these stressful times.
Enter Exploring Watercolor 101: LITE
Exploring Watercolor 101: LITE is a smaller investment than my larger course, but it can still yield amazing results if you put in the time.
“Kolbie made this newbie feel like an artist!”-Carol N.
This self-led course is for you if:
- You've ever told yourself "I'm not an artist" - and let that be a reason not to try watercolor.
- You'd love to learn how to break down watercolor paintings into doable steps and techniques.
- You prefer to learn by doing - with just as many projects as there are lessons.
- You're ready to explore the magic of imperfection and dive deep into your creativity.
“Love Kolbie's simple instructions and fun approach to watercoloring for some seriously cool results!”Sujanitha S.
Becoming a full-time artist has been a wild ride, and I've landed gigs doing just about everything you can in watercolor illustration, from commissioned paintings, wedding invititations, logos + branding, and editorial work...
...but nothing compares to helping hesitant students
discover they were artists all along.
I'm a firm believer that everyone and anyone can be an artist, and the world needs your creativity.
Through more than 2 hours of instruction and 6 individual projects, you'll explore the ins and outs of watercolor and color theory basics - everything you need to become the watercolor artist I know you can be.
So... what do you say? Want to join me for a life-changing adventure?