Watercolor Techniques for Stress Relief & Relaxation

Watercolor Winter Forest

Inside this watercolor course

Staying home and want to spend your time creatively?

Watercolor is a beautiful and fun way to release stress, meditate and simply take your mind away from problems. And you don’t need to be an experienced artist to use it!

In this course, you will find out ways of using watercolor to release stress and relax based on the medium’s features and abilities.

In the course we will explore 4 methods of relaxation based on watercolor features:

  • Splashes & Attribution
  • Marking & Printing
  • Wet on wet
  • Coloring (blending)

The methods and exercises offered here do not rely on a final result, but on the therapeutic, meditative state of the creative process. It is all about being in a process, relaxing, letting go, or finding types of control that allow you to feel comfortable.

This course is merely a suggestion on how to explore your inner voice and reduce stress based on watercolor abilities to flow and mix. All we want to do here is redirect your attention from something that is bothering you to something that is relaxing you and absorbing your attention.

You will splash watercolor paint, mix vibrant colors, create exciting color combinations, press & mark paper in all the possible ways all while learning a bit about watercolor. 

Course level: Novice.

You don’t need any skill or experience to relax with watercolor!

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We use professional equipment in a studio to record our videos. The sound is crisp, the image is clear and you will never miss a detail! Watch from any device from anywhere in the world.

Easy To Follow Lessons

Every course has a clear structure: from art tools to a color palette to the first layer. Every stroke is demonstrated from 2 angles and every technique is explained. And if you have questions you can always ask us directly.

Strong Theoretical Basis

No guess-work and intuitive painting. Our lessons are based on theory and academic knowledge which give students the ability to paint with confidence. You will not only know the "how" but also "the why".

Watercolor techniques you will explore


Find out how watercolor medium works and its foundations.


Discover popular artist’s tricks and techniques.


Discover ways how watercolor medium can bring you into meditative state.


Experiment with watercolor techniques in your pace & your own style.

Lessons in this watercolor course

Lesson 1 Relaxing with Watercolor
Lesson 4 Relaxing with Watercolor
Lesson 7 Relaxing with Watercolor
Lesson 2 Relaxing with Watercolor
Lesson 5 Relaxing with Watercolor
Lesson 3 Relaxing with Watercolor
Lesson 6 Relaxing with Watercolor

Meet your teacher, Yana

Professional Watercolor Artist

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.

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