This Course is currently being constructed but you can jump in now!

 I am currently building this course and the beta testing stage is over. The final modules will be added one per week, but you can start now, as there's lots of content already up...

Meet your tutor

Michele has over 20 years experience teaching painting and drawing in the UK and Europe. She has taught thousands of students at hundreds of venues. She is a published commercial illustrator, and has given lectures and demonstrations to art clubs and societies. Her tutorials have been published in magazines and seen on Sky TV and YouTube.

Read on for more course details!

There are FAQ's further down this page but if you have additional questions just email me on

What results will you gain?

At the end of this course you will have completed 8 full paintings; each attractive subject combining watercolor with a different medium. As well as improving your drawing, composition, and watercolor technique you will have become confident in Colored Pencils, Oil Pastels, Charcoal, Gouache, Acrylics, Watercolor Pencils, Collage and Ink!

Course curriculum

(Under construction, scroll further down the page for 'coming soon' list)

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  • 2

    Module 1 Japanese Lady Illustration with Ink

    • Full Step By Step Video, Japanese Lady Illustration in Watercolor and Ink

  • 3

    Module 2 Autumn Leaf with Colored Pencil

    • Full Step By Step Video, Autumn Leaf in Watercolor and Colored Pencil

  • 4

    Module 3 Fruit Still Life in Watercolor and Oil Pastel

    • Full Step By Step Video, Fruit Still Life in Watercolor and Oil Pastel

  • 5

    Module 4 Seashells on the Beach in Watercolor and Gouache

    • Full Step By Step Video, Seashells on the Beach in Watercolor and Gouache

  • 6

    Module 5 Suffolk Landscape in Watercolor and Charcoal

    • Full Step By Step Video, Suffolk Landscape in Watercolor and Charcoal

  • 7

    Module 6 Hydrangea Study

    • Full Step by Step Video, Hydrangea Study in Watercolor and Watercolor Pencil


What my students say...

Fast improvement!

Penny Wilby

I have always assumed my art skills were awful (didn’t bother with GCSE art) but your brilliant teaching ability resulted in me learning more in 30 minutes that I ever did at school! Thank you!

Something new and positive after retirement!

by Mary Parrott

I am finding skills I never suspected I possessed and really feel that I have made progress. As a teacher myself, and latterly a teacher of teachers, I know that teaching is not as easy as many people think and you are really good at it, not just the lecturing/ demonstrating part , but the ability to give individuals what they need. Your awareness of colour is extraordinary; you can see what will enhance or rescue a painting immediately. You give clear guidance about materials and tools and really know your subject inside out. Your positivity and encouragement have really been a life-changer for me. And I don’t say that lightly.

Easy to understand...

Mark Shoesmith!

You have an ability to make your students feel at ease and welcome. Your technique in presenting a subject makes it easy to understand what you are trying to convey. You are able to give help and support to your students in a very constructive and positive way. Your enthusiasm for your subject, art, comes across well and therefore enthuses others. You appear to have boundless energy.


  • Do I have to complete the course in a certain timeframe?

    No, absolutely not, complete the course as and when you wish.

  • When will the course be completely built?

    Although I can’t give an exact date, I will be working on it non-stop in between teaching my regular classes. You should therefore receive at least 1 new module each week, there are 8 in total. If you start now you are likely to take longer to go through the modules than I take to build them so by the time you get to the later modules they will be ready!

  • Why is the course priced in US dollars?’

    Simply put, I need to use a specialist site with a lot of functionality to deliver this course. All of these sites are American, and although I am English, two thirds of my customers come from the US. If you are in another country don’t worry, safe payment is by PayPal and it will automatically convert to the correct local currency. As a rough guide, for those in the UK $297 Dollars is approx £245 GBP depending on daily exchange rates. For other countries simply google the exchange rate on the day you pay to get an approximate guide.

  • What will I learn?

    You will complete 8 full paintings, each combining a watercolor with a different medium. You will be provided with an attractive source photo, full materials list, downloadable PDF written instructions and a step-by-step video. Scroll further down the page for the full curriculum with subjects and mediums!

  • How will I ask questions?

    There is a messaging facility within the course where you can send me a direct message, or you can just email me:

  • Where can I get the materials I need?

    You probably already have many of the materials, unless you are completely new to painting. Your materials list will tell you the exact colors and brands I use, but also give you color swaps so you aren't wasting money if you have something similar already. You will also be given links to pages on my website where you can buy products on Amazon, or you can choose to source them locally or via another online supplier.

  • Is the course suitable for beginners?

    Although most people will come to the course with a little watercolor experience, there's absolutely nothing that a beginner with enthusiasm can't tackle!



8 MODULES + Introduction


About the course:


Each module will contain:


• A unique copyright free photograph

• Materials list plus resources page on my website. Alternative colours and products will be given where possible so you do not over-spend

• Step by step instructions worksheet with extra tips

• Full step by step video 

Projects and Mediums: 

Module 1 – Japanese Lady Illustration in Watercolor and Ink


Module 2   Autumn Leaf in Watercolor and Coloured Pencil


Module 3 – Still Life with Fruits in Watercolor and Oil Pastel


Module 4 – Sea Shells on Beach in Watercolor and Gouache


Module 5 – Landscape in Watercolor and Charcoal/Chalk


Module 6 – Hydrangea Study in Watercolor and Watercolor Pencil


Module 7 – Beach Huts in Watercolor and Collage

Module 8 – Portrait in Watercolor and Acrylics