Who is the course for?

  • Beginners can do this if they are ‘have a go’ types!

  • Intermediate painters who want to expand their range and experience

  • Experienced watercolorists who want to learn how to move into mixed media

8 Full paintings

Explore watercolor and mixed media in 8 full length tutorials

Course includes:

  • Lifetime access, view content as many times as you like

  • Email support and a dedicated Facebook group for students

  • Introduction and materials videos/PDFs

  • A handy site access guide to help you log in and navigate

  • 8 Modules (lessons) each a complete painting tutorial

  • 6 hours 17 minutes of videos

  • 16 downloadable PDFs including step by steps to accompany the lessons, and full materials lists

  • 8 downloadable source photos for the paintings

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 with over 40K subscribers, with videos viewed over a million times.

What do students say?


  • Natacha Umar, Nigeria

    What an exciting course! Drawing tips, painting explained and using different media too, I am inspired to look for my own subjects to paint. I have plenty of ideas I now want to get down on paper and now I believe I can. Worth it? Oh yes!

  • Martha Strogen, Arizona, USA

    I Took the Watercolor and Mixed Media course first. That was fun. I have a lot of random art supplies, and I was able to use a lot of different things in the various projects.

  • Marilyn Tooke, Guildford, Surrey, UK

    During lockdown in the dark cold days of January I came across Michele’s YouTube videos and was hooked! She explains everything so simply and is wonderfully down to earth! I started her basic course and just loved the challenges that went with each module.

Price includes lifetime access

Complete at your own speed and re-visit modules as often as you like...

What you will learn:

  • Gain confidence in combining watercolor with other mediums

  • Choose the right paper to perfectly suit each combination

  • Understand the correct order to apply each media

  • Combine watercolor with 8 different mediums

  • Gain experience that will help you choose the best media for the subject

  • Create 8 full paintings from drawing to completion

  • Combine watercolor with Charcoal, Watercolor Pencils, Colored Pencils, Oil Pastels, Ink, Gouache, Collage, Brusho Powders

Course curriculum

  • 1


  • 3

    Module 1 Japanese Lady Illustration with Ink

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

  • 4

    Module 2 Autumn Leaf with Colored Pencil

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

  • 5

    Module 3 Fruit Still Life in Watercolor and Oil Pastel

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

  • 6

    Module 4 Seashells on the Beach in Watercolor and Gouache

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

  • 7

    Module 5 Suffolk Landscape in Watercolor and Charcoal

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

  • 8

    Module 6 Hydrangea Study in Watercolor and Watercolor Pencil

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

  • 9

    Module 7 Beach Huts in Watercolor and Collage

    • Full Step by Step Video, Beach Huts in Watercolor and Collage

  • 10

    Module 8 Butterfly Meadow in Watercolor and Brusho

    • Full Step by Step Video, Butterfly Meadow in Watercolor and Brusho

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

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

  • 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 $197 Dollars is approx £157 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: inthestudiowithmichele@gmail.com

  • 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.

  • 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!