Watercolor with JiIl Annual Membership
Enrollment for new members is open June 8, 2023
My travel schedule has pushed the original May enrollment into June, please join the waitlist if you haven't already!
Watercolor with Jill, is an annual, subscription based watercolor instruction & mentoring community for painters who are giving themselves permission to bring their creativity to the forefront once again...
...or for the first time ever!
Do you love the soft gradients, visual textures, and luminous quality of watercolor paintings but struggle to capture the imagery your after?
Watercolor is a beautiful but challenging medium. I'm here to make sure you have the right tools to succeed in reaching your artistic goals.
I'm Jill Williams, and I'm here to help you reignite your creative spark, and guide you into developing a solid creative process that brings joy, and is at the forefront of life once again...or for the first time ever! Whether you're picking up your brush again after several years, or are wanting to develop your current skills more quickly, you'll find the direction and one-on-one support you're looking for.
As a professional watercolorist, workshop instructor, and creative mentor. I believe that we have similar experiences with reconnecting with our art after extended seasons of career & family, and I'd like to encourage you to embark on a new creative journey!
You may be realizing that you've lost touch with your creative side, which is typically the first step in the process of rediscovering your artistic path.
Questions you may ponder often:
What if I'd just continued to paint all these years?
What if I'd chosen a different career path?
What if I'd made more time for my art?
What if I can't even learn to paint?
You've likely explored these questions and more, and found yourself wondering if it's possible to start creating art again after raising children, or retiring, or after a major life change. You might wonder if you could start creating art regularly for the first time ever!
The answer is YES!
While there are countless reasons for life's direction, there is only one reason why it's important for you to reclaim your desire to create and produce the art you want to make. You have a specific and valuable contribution to make to the world through the imagery that's hidden within you, and you can begin fulfilling that desire today. It's time to reignite that creative spark, and experience joy with your creativity.
No more wasting materials, making mud, and feeling overwhelmed by watercolor.
Regardless of experience level, watch your work improve, or your money back in 30 days!
Learn to be a confident and technical watercolorist without continual trial and error.
If you've been struggling with watercolor again, or for the first time, you'll gain immediate improvement with my step-by-step approach and guidance through your own artistic journey, as you're presented with 4 new tutorials each month.
The tutorials are recorded and available at your own pace!
It's been said that watercolor is a very unforgiving medium, and it does present unique challenges over other painting mediums because of transparency, and the fact that it's always moving! I'm here to help you gain proficiency and skill with this amazing and beautiful medium, and start creating work you're proud of from the first day!
In my membership, you'll be guided through every painting from beginning to end, with clear and insightful instruction every single week.
Hours of additional instructional resources are available in my portal, all designed to fill in all your painting gaps, and enable you to develop a strong grasp of the medium, and how to develop your own style.
My art journey began in childhood when I discovered the joy of drawing for the first time, and never stopped! High school and college passed like a blur, and after earning a BFA and BA, I worked many years as an illustrator, muralist, stained glass artist, and graphic designer. But my true heart's desire was to paint. But, as many of have experienced, life seems to have a way of taking the wheel, and we're steered in directions quickly, and often, where we didn't plan on going!
~ Embracing the Journey ~
Carving out a career remained in the forefront, and after my husband and were married for a few years, I became self-employed as a designer, and we started planning for children. They came! I was a devoted, stay-at-home-homeschooling-mom, and cherished every moment with my 2 sons, but I knew I was neglecting my art. I knew I was doing a lot of things right, BUT, I felt that deep ache inside over not having space in my life for painting.
~ If you've experienced that ache too, I can relate! ~
But I was determined to take control and find my way back! In 2006, when my sons were older, I began making promises to myself to paint again, then started taking action to regain control of my organization and time so that I could rekindle my relationship with painting. It was such a difficult process, with good days and bad, but in the last 16 years, I've succeeded in bringing painting back to the forefront of my daily life, as well as working as a professional painter and instructor for the last 8 of those 16 years.
I know a lot about your journey.
I know a lot about your desire to create art, and how you feel when you've not been able to do it.
I want you to know that you have a unique creative path worth following.
I want to share my experience and skills with you so that you're not alone in rediscovering YOUR artistic self.
Developing skill takes time and commitment, and having expert guidance will help you achieve your artistic goals more quickly and efficiently. Having direction and support with clear objectives will also enable you to grasp, and perfect your techniques.
4 major stages of joyful, self-expression through painting
Growth will encompass many stages, but these 4, really hit the highlights of a painter's creative journey.
Envision yourself in each of these stages.
In my membership, you'll be guided through these stages to achieve your maximum potential
From day one of your membership, you'll be immersed in painting! You can dive right in to the generous library of lessons, and you'll have access to beginner content that is perfectly suited for you if you've not picked up a brush in a while, or if you're needing a deep refresher with fundamental skills and techniques. There's something here for every skill level.
Building skill and confidence occurs weekly as your engaging in live, step-by-step instruction that helps you learn to navigate your way completely through the painting process, from assessing your subject matter, devising a game plan and strategy for the painting, developing a complete landscape, and walking away with actionable skills to translate to your own work.
During your time in the membership, you'll not only gain painting skills, but you gain insights and encouragement about your creativity and how to push yourself and assign true value to your growth and accomplishments.
You'll be surrounded by other like-minded creatives who are working to expand their own abilities in a nurturing environment .
As you gain more mastery, you'll have access to a myriad of lessons in addition to the weekly session, that will challenge your current skill level, and for more intermediate painters starting with the membership, optional advanced lessons are available with a heavy emphasis on drawing and sketching to create a higher caliber level of work faster than working on your own.
All of the membership content is housed on my website. All replays are fully accessible in the Membership Portal, currently with over 100 hours of instructional video sections. Social interaction is offered via the membership's private Facebook group.
(a $5000 value)
Every month, you'll receive access to a brand new, full-length step-by-step demo in the membership portal, with discussion on techniques & strategy throughout the session. No matter how long you're in the membership, you'll never see the same demo twice! (only 3 demos are shared the weeks of Thanksgiving & Christmas)
Theme Based Instruction
Each month, a new subject matter 'theme' is used to explore concepts more deeply and to promote proficiency with various techniques. The membership uses photo references, and no photo is used twice. Landscapes are the primary focus of the instruction, but I will add still life occasionally for variety and skill development.
Facebook and Email Integration
Members are encouraged to join and participate in the private membership group on Facebook for social interaction and sharing your work! Each week, members will receive the week's video link and reference photo Facebook. The link can be accessed at anytime by logging in to your membership.
(a $20 value)
Knowing where you are in your painting development is crucial! You'll receive a PDF guide that will help you develop a game plan for your 4 major stages of growth as a painter. It will help identify your strengths and weakness, with recommendations for areas you should focus on for your particular goals.
(a $650 value)
Access to hours of beginner videos to explore or brush up on a variety fundamentals, and techniques unique to the membership
Access to the Evergreen Library
(a $800 value)
Work your way through 48+ hours of live instruction from previous online or in-person workshops or courses that I've done.
Q & A + Critique Sessions
(a $300 value)
Each month, a Q & A Event, and separate Critique Session are held live in our private Facebook group. All members are invited to attend even if you don't have questions. It's a great learning opportunity for everyone.
One-on-One Zoom Calls (optional)
These are paid, power packed, one-on-one strategy sessions, fully focused opportunities to help you develop a game plan for your creative pursuits! Whether you're wanting help to expand your artistic goals, explore in depth skill development, or anything in between, this time is set aside for you to get a new perspective and actionable items that you can use to start heading toward a new horizon!
30 Day, Money-Back Guarantee
If you find that you aren't experiencing positive growth and change in your mindset and work, you can cancel anytime during the first 30 days for a full refund.
Are you wanting to take your work to the next level?
Even members who have been painting for years find great value in the instruction provided, and enjoy taking on the challenge of pushing new boundaries with materials, style, color, and the exploration of representational and abstract themes within the landscape genre.
Having a guide is so valuable.
You can expect a nurturing instructional experience each week throughout the year, that enables you to confidently understand the processes, techniques, and strategies of landscape painting, that will expand your abilities regardless of your current skill level.
The color use and experimental tools have added to my skills and broadened my imagination!
Looking back at the original [lessons] in my notebook reinforces just how much I've learned since I started working with [Jill]. Perhaps most importantly though, is the increase in trust in myself and to allow the process, and the medium to lead.
Jill has given me confidence that I thought I would never have had with watercolors. I’ve learned so much from her about color mixing, letting colors flow, and not trying to control what happens.
I thought I would learn a few new tricks of the trade, I had no clue I would experience a complete paradigm shift in my thoughts and in my approach to my painting!
I've been so paralyzed from perfectionism. [Jill] is just a teacher, she's a healer. [She's] changed my life.
Jill thank you so very much for your wonderful teaching. The sequences of your hand movements and brush movements has influenced my own. Your ability to take complexity and break it down to simple forms is a delight. Thank you again.
I am looking forward to continuing to work with you in the coming year. I have learned a great deal in the past year and your sessions have helped me to really embrace my creativity and to really lean into the watercolour medium. I really enjoy your teaching style.
I would like to mention here, that I have been painting 11 years, and one year with Jill. Over this last year she has introduced me to several tools and techniques, but along with that, she has helped me to change my mind set. I have been a realistic portrait artist from the start, Spending basically a week on each painting. The concept of creating a painting in one sitting, in one day, I thought would be impossible. But she has really changed my mindset. Thank you, Jill, for sharing your God-given talents with me/us.
l am loving the free, intuitive yet thoughtful approach to creating that you teach, it really resonates with me.
Yes! No matter when your membership begins you have access to everything that has ever been created in the membership area!
Membership is a 12-month cycle with monthly payment options, or a one time annual charge. Memberships are set up with automatic renewal until you decide to cancel. Membership enrollment for new members opens currently each February, May, August, and November.
Billing can be set up annually or monthly. Both are recurring payments and can be cancelled at any time.
It's really simple, you have 30 days to try out the membership, and if after 30 days you're dissatisfied for any reason, you can cancel with no further billing. For monthly billing, you'll be refunded the first month, and no further payments will be incurred. For annual payment plan, the entire annual payment will be refunded.
Members may cancel at any time after the 30 day mark, with no further billing. For monthly payment plans, there is no refund for any prior months, but no further billing will occur. For annual payment plans, a refund will be issued for the unused months of the original 12 month cycle.
Watercolor with Jill, is an annual subscription based watercolor instruction & mentoring community for painters who are giving themselves permission to bring their creativity to the forefront!
395.00 USD / year
40.00 USD monthly payment option available
June enrollment begins 06-8-23
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June 8, 2023 is the beginning of the next enrollment period.