Simply Jessica Marie


learn artistic fundamentals and advanced techniques in a fun, yet relaxed environment

AKA, at home. with a glass of rosé.

SJM Art School Online Watercolor Classes Opening in 2018 | Photo by Callie Lindsey

the sjm art school re-opens its doors
for enrollment in 2018!


want to be the first to know when the (virtual) doors open, sign up for a fun free 15-week watercolor training series while you wait, and get access to grab the first early bird seats?

(hint hint, these sold out within the first few hours of enrollment the first time 'round, and give you exclusive access to goodies like a one-on-one art review with me!)

join the waitlist!




it's an online artistic classroom for budding artists to learn artistic fundamentals & advanced techniques in a fun, yet-relaxed environment.

It's lifetime access to go-at-your-own-pace courses with an online community and step-by-step PDF worksheets and homework.

it's your next step toward becoming an artist. and a confident one at that!



whether this is your first time picking up a paintbrush, or you're wanting to (quite literally) brush up on your technique...

the 4 courses in the sjm art school will provide you with a strong watercolor foundation so you can feel confident mastering the ins-and-outs of this beautiful & relaxing art form!


curious about what's included
in each of the 4 courses?
keep reading below to find out more!


The Intro to Watercolor course will provide you with a strong watercolor foundation so you can feel confident mastering the basics of this beautiful & relaxing art form! It's perfect for beginners, and even for kiddos!


The Watercolor Florals course will provide you with a strong grasp on the basics of watercolor, and teach you how to grow as an artist by mastering advanced painting techniques in a step-by-step easy to follow process! Regardless of your skill level.


The Intro to Brush Calligraphy course will provide you with a strong grasp on the basics of calligraphy, allow you to master the upper & lowercase alphabet, and confidently connect letters to make words & phrases!


The Digitizing Watercolors course will provide you with my step-by-step process to create high-quality, crisp watercolor designs that accurately match your original paintings & brush calligraphy. Designs you're confident to share and sell!


oh gosh, i forgot my manners!!

hey y'all, i'm jessica!

and i'll be your teacher!


I'm an artist for couples, 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 4 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 & brush calligraphy. But it wasn't always that way. I started my career as an assistant to a (super super sweet!) 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 brush calligraphy to your products or services, or simply need guidance getting started, the SJM Art School will provide you with the education, confidence, and community you deserve!

so, friend...

will i see you in class next semester?
join the waitlist below!


all of the gorgeous photos on this page (aside from the fun student headshots!!) were either taken by miss callie lindsey, or shot for the sc stockshop!