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Watercolor painting classes. Taught by a professional artist.

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Watercolor Painting Academy

Welcome to our Watercolor Painting Academy

Practice watercolor from anywhere at your own pace

Regardless of your level (total beginners are welcome), our watercolor painting classes are packed with in-depth practical training.

Full library access ($1167 value)

Full beginner course ($297 value)

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Monthly live webinar

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We add new content every month

Our latest courses

Beginner
Paint an Advent Calendar
Course - 24 Lessons

Paint a simple yet eye-catching Protea flower without any distractions from the background and dive into a meditative state.

Advanced
Paint imperfect autumn leaves in watercolor
Course - 15 Lessons

Paint a simple yet eye-catching Protea flower without any distractions from the background and dive into a meditative state.

Beginner
Minimalistic Florals: Strelitzia
Course - 12 Lessons

Paint a watercolor bird of paradise in a simple style using only one technique.

Beginner
Minimalistic Watercolor Florals: Protea
Course - 21 Lessons

Paint a simple yet eye-catching Protea flower without any distractions from the background and dive into a meditative state.

Beginner
Exotic Fruit Series: Star Fruit
Course - 12 Lessons

This is course #8 in the Tropical Series, and we are painting an exotic star fruit in watercolor! Yana also calls it “carambole”.

Beginner
Exotic Fruit Series: Passion Fruit
Course - 9 Lessons

Let’s paint a delicious Passion fruit in this 9 lessons beginner course.

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Meet Yana, your teacher

Professional teaching

Yana is a professional award-winning watercolor artist with more than 10 years of experience.

She’s tried different techniques and approaches to watercolor.

She hosted weekly workshops in Thailand and organized classes and art events in different countries of Asia and Europe. Her work was group-exhibited in Vietnam and Spain, and original pieces are now in private collections around the world.

Xoxo, Yana

That's Lesly

He is doing all the tech parts.

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What they say about us

Facebook Reviews

Carwyn Griffiths

I had the privilege of meeting with Lesly and Yana up in Chiang Mai. Me and my girlfriend had the most amazing day painting and absorbing all the information (hints and tips) they had to offer. If you’re a beginner to watercolor or looking g to improve your skill set, Lesly and Yana have something to offer all capabilities. What an experience.!!!! Thank you guys 🙏🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

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February 7

Julie Bdt

Great content ! Lesly and Yana upload lessons regularly and challenge the community on weekly basis! Great feedback too! It’s a lovely way to start learning watercolours. Thanks guys 🙂

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June 17

Yelena Casale

This is a great site for watercolor artists, whether in the beginning or more advanced stages for their art. There is a lot of great content, including classes, challenges and a forum to share your work, ideas, ask questions about watercolor and engage with other members. I really enjoy this site and would recommend to any watercolor artists. Looking forward to more great things to come on this site.

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March 2

Cindy Kunnen

If you want to learn watercolors in an easy and fun way this is the place to go! Whether you are an absolute beginner or already have some experience, there will be lessons that suit you. I really like the way Yana explains the techniques, she makes practice go easy. She is also able to teach you the basic rules in a engaging way so you will understand them! I would definitely recommend this course! 👍❤️

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October 21

Kristina Borisova

I have checked many beginners tutorials on YouTube but this course is much better because it is very structured and easy to follow, with great explanations and examples and real feedback form the community AND the teachers. You start to see your progress right away. Some things that didn’t make sense to me before just clicked thanks to these lessons. I no longer feel frustrated with the medium and I really enjoy the learning process.

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September 18

Samiha Chowdhury

I rarely write reviews but this one deserves a special note. Learned a great deal from Yana and Lesly’s classes. The instructions are very easy and engaging. When they are teaching, they talk from the shoes of a learner rather than an expert. Highly recommend these classes to any aspirant watercolor artist.

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September 19

Alina Lypovenko

Great content and amazing people running it. From the very beginner, you can find classes to advanced level. Easy and engaging classes. Enjoy watercolor painting.

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July 12

Joyce Vane

Great, understandable classes. They are easy and engaging and I’ve enjoyed learning so much from their lessons. I would definitely recommend Learn Watercolors to anyone who wants to learn more about this medium.

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August 7

Jennifer Martin

Hi, I’m Thalia, I just wanted to say that I found Watercolor Academy and it was so easy to understand. The instructor was so good at explaining the techniques and even better at holding my hand through each step of the painting process. It’s a great course for kids too because it breaks down everything into simple steps. It’s really easy for me to see where

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January 24,

Donna Lawrence

I am in love with Yana! I’ve been looking for a great watercolor course for months but was left disappointed by what I tried. Yana is the only one that has helped me bring my skills to the next level. Her lessons are easy to follow and fun too!

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January 19

Wendy Burgess

I’ve taken a few online watercolor classes before, but none of them feel as welcoming as this one. I love how the instructors are always so friendly, and really take their time to walk you through everything. I’m still new to watercolor and it’s been a delight watching my work improve with the help of these classes!

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April 23

Ella Campbell

I really struggled with watercolor before I found Yana! I tried a few different courses and even the instructional books but none of them helped me out. This course was really easy to follow, the videos are long enough to teach me and not make me feel like they were rushed, and it helped me with all my doubts. I am so much better now than I ever

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April 12

Jan Bell

I loved painting with Watercolor Academy. It’s so easy to understand, and the instructor is amazing! They give you a lot of great material to work with, and I can’t wait to paint again!

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May 21

Amy Hodges

I would highly recommend this course to anyone that is interested. I’ve tried a few others and now never use them because Yana’s teaches you everything you need to know without having to go through the hassle of reading the instructions. The videos are simple, easy to follow and only take around 5 minutes each.

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October 11

Virginia Morrison

I love Yana’s course! It is well designed, wonderfully illustrated and contains enough information to be an excellent tutor. I wish I had this book when I was first starting out! – Alina Hunt. I’m an advanced watercolorist but have always had trouble painting anything from my imagination. Yana’s course was the only one that helped me unlock my creative flow and actually helped me achieve the watercolor paintings I’ve always dreamed about!

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November 18

Grace Baker

I signed up for this course because I was looking for something that I could follow without worrying about getting overwhelmed. The instructor is very knowledgeable and the time that you have to invest in the lessons is minimal. These are really easy to understand watercolor classes.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★
December 22

We add new content every month

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Great content and amazing people running it. From the very beginner, you can find classes to advanced level – Alina Lypovenko

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is all of the content available straight away or is it time-released (drip fed)?

You get access to everything we’ve prepared in the academy straight away! No waiting for content to be released to you, just jump in and start making use of the courses right away. We regularly update and add new material too – so your content library will continue to grow.

Do I receive anything in the mail when I join?

No, our watercolors academy is entirely online

What if I don't enjoy the watercolor painting academy?

We know you will LOVE our watercolor painting academy, however, if for whatever reason you’re not 100% satisfied in any way we have a 30-day money-back guarantee (no questions asked). We want you to succeed, and know that if you become a member of the Learn Watercolors academy and really put your heart and soul into it… you will see amazing results!

What happens if I decide to cancel my membership?

Obviously, we’d love it if all of our members stuck around forever – but we know that that’s never going to happen! So, if you do decide to cancel obviously we’ll be very sad, but if you intend on leaving then you’ll be able to do so with just 2 clicks of a mouse.

Can I continue to access the content in the academy once I cancel?

No. Your membership entitles you to enter the members area and access the content there released prior to and during the duration of your membership. If you cancel or do not renew your membership you will no longer be able to access the “members only” content inside the academy.

Founders’ note

There are many online watercolor painting courses out there, but not all of them are good. It’s easy to get enrolled into a class to figure out later that:

    ❌ It’s too complex or too simple
    ❌ The quality of the material is poor
    ❌ The teacher is not present to help
    ❌ There are no updates

That’s why we created our watercolor academy – To give every student a chance to learn this excellent medium, the right way.

    ✅ We have courses for every level
    ✅ We film in HD from our studio
    ✅ Yana is always here to answer your questions
    ✅ We had a new course every month!

We have already helped more than 600 students (like you) in our academy to achieve great results. We’d love for you to give it a try.