THIS IS YOUR YEAR
To finally give yourself time to learn the foundations of watercolor & digitizing your designs so yOu can create shop products & stationery!
because wouldn’t it be nice to stop feeLing like you’re guessing at everything?
You’ve tried to DIY long enough. It’s time to Go from stuck to confident!
THAT’S EXACTLY WHY I CREATED THE
- ONLINE WATERCOLOR & DIGITIZING CLASSES FOR THE BUDDING ARTIST -
THE SIGNATURE PROGRAM FOR YOU
for the budding artist ready to grow her shop.
THE SJM ART SCHOOL
FOUR CORE ONLINE COURSES THAT WILL HELP YOU GROW FROM LEARNING THE BASICS OF WATERCOLOR ALL THE WAY TO PRINTING YOUR DESIGNS FOR YOUR OWN SHOP OR STATIONERY BUSINESS!
INTRO TO WATERCOLOR
Learn the basics of watercolor so you have a strong foundation in painting! From how to use your brush & paint, color theory, basic brushstrokes, shapes & even patterns! Perfect for beginners & those who need a refresher on the basics.
Learn how to take simple shapes to create petals and leaves! Using those basics, you’ll learn how to paint 16 unique florals & a full bouquet painting. Never rely on Creative Market graphics for your designs again!
Learn the basics of brush calligraphy, master the upper and lowercase alphabet, and feel confident connecting letters to make words & phrases. Plus, how to layout a beautiful art print. Never rely on finding a calligraphy font again!!
Get my step-by-step proven process to scan, digitize, and prep your watercolor designs for print! (And learn the exact vendors I use for printing!) Take your business to the next level by printing your artwork on stationery & products!
GET ALL 4 COURSES
for the price of just 3 of them!
TAKE A PEEK INSIDE THE CLASSES:
The only courses you’ll need to become a confident artist & shop owner!
You’ve been wanting to learn for ages, but are tired of piecing free education together from youtube & google.
You need someone to break down each part of the process in a simple to understand, easy-to-implement way that will give you real growth & results.
I’m not promising overnight results. Your artistic skills take practice and will develop over time.
And through my unique semester inspired schedule, you’ll be practicing & growing weekly and be amazed at what you can create in just 3 months!
GET MY PRINTING & PRODUCTION PARTNERS GUIDE FOR FREE
- WHEN YOU ENROLL IN THE SEMESTER BUNDLE -
a comprehensive guide full of trusted vendors who will help you start printing shop products & custom designs like a pro! (the same vendors i use!)
$137 Value, truly priceless to countless shop owners who’ve gotten their roi in days.
WHAT REAL STUDENTS ARE SAYING:
REAL STUDENT WORK
you could paint, calligraph, and digitize like this, too!
keep reading for more details!
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Course curriculum for each class:
intro to watercolor
My favorite supplies & how to use them!
Creating thick & thin lines
Making basic shapes & leaves
Color theory & the color wheel
Blending & mixing colors
Painting techniques (wet on wet, wet on dry, & dry brush)
Course project: Custom gift tags!
My favorite art supplies & how to use them!
Making basic brushstrokes
Learning the alphabet (uppercase & lowercase)
Connecting letters to make words
Combining words to make phrases
Course project: A calligraphy art print!
My favorite art supplies & how to use them!
Basic mark making & shapes
Blending techniques (wet on wet, wet on dry, & blending colors)
How to paint white flowers
Course project: Watercolor bouquet painting!
How to scan your artwork
What each adobe program does
Editing your original colors
Removing your paper background
Brightening & refining your painting
Prepping for print & web
Course projects: Creating art prints, stationery sets, & phone backgrounds!
HERE’S A GLIMPSE
INTO WHAT YOU’LL LEARN TO PAINT, CALLIGRAPH, & DIGITIZE!
WHO ARE THESE CLASSES FOR?
Budding artists looking for artistic education that’s thorough, but not overwhelming. artists ready:
To pick up a paintbrush for the first time (or the first time in a while) and finally relax while learning!
To learn how to use watercolors correctly so they look flowing & beautiful
To add brush calligraphy and/or watercolor florals to their design services so they don’t have to rely on other artists or the same ole clip art everyone else is using
To start or grow their online shop full of stunning, professionally printed products
To confidently work with custom clients
…artists ready to go from painting for friends & family to having the knowledge & confidence to turn their passion into a business!
“THIS SOUNDS AMAZING, BUT I’VE GOT QUESTIONS!”
keep on reading friend, I’ve got answers!
TO WELCOME YOU TO THIS SIDE OF CREATIVE CONFIDENCE!
Through these online classes, you’ll learn everything from the very basics of watercolor painting, to specializing in more advanced techniques, to the key: learning how to digitize your watercolors and prep them for print so that you can turn your designs into shop products and stationery!
And the best part? You get to do it all from the comfort of your own home, on your own time. While the classes are all structured to be completed within 3-4 months (following the core lessons + 15 week bonus lessons), you can start and stop to fit your flexible schedule!
And even though you’re taking them from home, you’ll have a community of likeminded classmates through our fun Facebook community! We’d love to welcome you into the sisterhood :)
DO I REALLY NEED ANOTHER ONLINE COURSE?
I get it, there are a ton of courses out there, and you may have taken a few… BUT:
I truly believe the course format is PERFECT for learning artistic skills like these, because:
- You can learn from your own home, at your own pace, with lifetime access to everything (no more getting FOMO if you can’t make it to an in-person workshop!)
- You can replay the lessons as many times as you need until you master that skill (practice lessons as many times as needed until you get that ah-ha moment, because art does take practice!)
- You have a way to implement a routine you’ll actually stick with (with the unique semester format, you’ll be practicing consistently to see actual growth!)
AND IT’S NOT JUST
THEORY, OR FLUFF.
Real practice lessons & education.
creating artwork i’ve turned into products that have become best-sellers in my own shop!
EACH COURSE INCLUDES:
CORE CLASS CONTENT:
Between 1.5 hours (for Intro to Watercolor) and 10+ hours (for Digitizing Watercolors) of video lessons (in perfect bite-sized lessons!)
From each lesson to put your skills to use, plus course projects so you can then show off your new artistic talent to loved ones & potential customers!
15 bonus lessons
So you can continue learning with practice prompts - so you'll build a habit instead of giving up!! (Do not skip these, they’re just as good as the core lessons!)
BONUSES YOU’LL LOVE:
MY VENDOR GUIDE!
A complimentary copy of the (best selling!) Printing & Production Partners Guide (a $137 value!!) *Only for the Semester Bundle and Digitizing Watercolors course.
A FACEBOOK COMMUNITY
Of likeminded artist friends so you can have a supportive community, share your progress, ask questions, and even share & get client referrals!
a digital swag bag
With coupons from some of my favorite brands (think: contracts for creatives, styled stock photos, my digital printing company, etc.)
DON’T JUST TAKE IT FROM ME THOUGH…
HEAR WHAT REAL STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY!
NO MORE GUESSING, DIY-ING, OR FEELING STUCK
take the classes that will give you the confidence AND skills to paint beautiful designs you can sell in your shop!
- FAQ -
I’ve got answers!
When will I get access to the course content?
All of the core lessons & bonus videos will be available as soon as you sign up!
Do I have lifetime access to the class?
Yes, of course! You have lifetime access to any of the SJM Art School classes you enroll in - plus you'll get lifetime updates to the classes if I update anything!
What if I've LITERALLY never held a paintbrush?!
Friend, that's okay!! I'd recommend taking the intro courses first, and then progressing in your artistic education by taking the intermediate courses.
Do I have to take all 4 courses?
Nope! Take 1 course, 2 courses, 3 courses, or all 4 - I want you to have the option to take whichever classes will best guide you along your artistic journey! But if there are 3 that you have your eye on, I suggest grabbing the Semester Bundle, as you'll get 1 class free that way :)
Do I have to take the Intro to Watercolor course before taking the other 3 courses?
Nope! While I go most in-depth on the basics of watercolor in the Intro class, I cover a bit of how to use your supplies in each class. Go with the flow of what works best for you!
Do I get your Printing & Production Partners Guide with any of these courses?
Yep!!! The (best selling) Printing & Production Partners Guide (aka, my exact list of vendors I love to use) is included complementary with your enrollment of the Digitizing Watercolors course, and the Semester Bundle.
Do I have to have a business to take these courses?
Nope, but it's a GREAT way to help you build a business! These four courses will literally guide you through getting comfortable with the basics of watercolor all the way to creating print and web ready files for you to sell in your shop and provide to clients!
How long will it take me to complete the courses?
The courses are broken into bite-sized lessons, and the four courses range from 1.5 hours (Intro to Watercolor) to 10 hours (Digitizing Watercolors).
Do I have to live in the USA to be a student?
Nope! We have lots of amazing international students - from Australia, England, Canada, and more! That's the perk of online courses :)
Do you offer any refunds?
Yup! If you take the course within 30 days of enrolling, practice each lesson and show me your homework - and I don't see any improvement in your watercolors skills, I'll give you a full refund! Risk-free choice, my friend!
OH GOSH, I FORGOT MY MANNERS!!
HEY friend, I'M JESSICA,
AND I'LL BE YOUR TEACHER!
I'm an artist for sweethearts, and an educator for artists. And the best news? I'm a self-taught artist, so I know exactly what you're going through!
I help budding artists like you build their creative confidence through comprehensive yet simple step-by-step classes. And I'm all about learning with a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at night!
Over the past 5 years, I've taught over 500 students through in-person watercolor workshops. I LOVE teaching in-person, but know that not everyone can travel to be in the cities where I host my workshops! Which is why I'm SO excited to bring the SJM Art School online, so you can take the classes from the comfort of your home - whether that's a hop skip and a jump away in another Texas city, or all the way in Australia!
I've built my business on watercolor. But it wasn't always that way. I started my career as an assistant to a wedding planner. While my job was visually creative, I craved the opportunity to make more with my hands. With paint. So when my (now hubby, Zack!) popped the question and asked me to move from Nashville to Knoxville, I took the leap to create a full-time business and a life I adore that's fueled by art and love. And I haven't looked back since.
So whether you're craving a job change to something more creative and hands-on, want to enhance your current creative business by adding watercolor to your products or services, or simply need guidance getting started with watercolor, the SJM Art School will provide you with the education, confidence, and community you deserve!