Fun and Easy Watercolor Class

Self paced online course - immediate access!

Hi, I’m Jessica Sanders, a self-taught watercolor and mixed-media artist who loves exploring art and sharing it with you!

Let's make lovely leaf prints with watercolor together!

We'll play with watercolor, and practice negative shape painting - a very important skill in watercolor painting.

In this class for beginners, or anyone who wants to relax and have fun with their art, we will print leaves and negative shape paint with watercolor.

The leaf prints are light and loose! We will use negative shape painting technique to bring out the lovely leaves!

After demonstrating the techniques for leaf printing and negative shape painting, I will share 3 different examples of leaf print paintings. The lessons are real time, so you will be with me every step of the way!

This is a happy painting class. That means we are here to have fun while we are learning! Art doesn't have to be hard - it can be fun. After all, that's why we started painting - to enjoy it!

This class is not a realistic class. The approach is loose, impressionistic, and abstract.

Above all, our focus is on relaxing, staying loose, and enjoying the painting process.

And…..Secretly, almost like magic, we will improve our art and watercolor skills!

This class is may be included in Color Me Creative Art Community Membership with Jessica Sanders, and may also available to Skillshare Premium Members.
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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Lovely Leaf Prints & Negative Shape Painting with Watercolor

    • 01 Welcome :)

    • 02 Supplies

    • 03 Choose Leaves

    • 04 How to Print Leaves

    • 05 Negative Shape Painting

    • 06 Clover Part 1

    • 07 Clover Part 2

    • 08 Branch and Leaves Part 1

    • 09 Branch and Leaves Part 2

    • 10 Branch and Leaves Part 3

    • 11 Fern Part 1

    • 12 Fern Part 2

    • 13 Project & Thank You

What students are saying...

Amanda W., Skillshare Student

"She's like the art teacher we all wish we'd had growing up. "

"Jessica is such a fun and engaging teacher.  I just adore her style of teaching and encouragement and would easily compare her to Bob Ross of our generation. She's like the art teacher we all wish we'd had growing up.


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.