Fun and Easy Watercolor Class

Self paced online course - immediate access!

Let's paint some beautiful birch trees!

In this class for every level, we will explore painting quick and easy watercolor birch trees. We will be using an unusual tool for watercolor - a palette knife! That's right - we are using a palette knife to paint with watercolor! We will also experiment with watercolor crystals called Brusho.

First, we will talk about supplies, and warmup with the techniques we will be using in this class.

Then, I will demonstrate 6 different birch tree paintings! We will start with a practice painting, and gradually add a little more difficulty as we go. Most paintings can be completed in 5-10 minutes. The most complex painting only takes about 20 minutes!! This is such a fun and easy technique!

This class is also available to Skillshare Premium Members

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Let's Get Started!

    • 03 Warmup 1

    • 04 Warmup 2

  • 3

    Practice Painting

    • 05 Blue Birch Practice Painting

  • 4

    More Birch Trees

    • 06 Purple Birch

    • 07 Gray Birch with Gradient Background

  • 5

    Birch Trees with Brusho Watercolor Crystals

    • 08 Brusho Birch 1

    • 09 Brusho Birches 2

  • 6

    Next Level Birch Tree - Putting it all together

    • 10 Next Level Birch Part 1

    • 11 Next Level Birch Part 2

    • Project & Thank You!!

  • 7

    Extended Learning

    • 13 Sketchbook Flip

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Welcome :)


Jessica Sanders

Artist | Teacher | Designer

Jessica Sanders

​Hello, wonderful creative friend! I'm so happy you are here! :-)
I'm Jessica, an artist, online teacher, and content creator, living in Houston, Texas.
My passion is exploring art, creativity, and art supplies! It makes me happy to explore, to find the answer to 'what if', and to share it with you.
My mission is to help others experience the joy of making art with a spirit of exploration and discovery. I share that by teaching online watercolor and mixed-media art classes.
You can find me at, as well as follow me on YouTube and Instagram for exploration, inspiration, and tutorials. I also teach classes on Skillshare.

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