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Our bite-sized daily challenges help you learn faster while having more fun.

Learn to Paint Watercolors In Just 20 Minutes a Day

Our bite-sized daily challenges help you learn faster while having more fun.


People *really* like Emily’s Watercolor Mastery

Hey watercolor friend,

Learning to paint is one of the most gratifying and healthy things you can do to increase your quality of life.

But in recent years, the success rate of those wanting to learn has seen a sharp decline.

According to studies, only 6% of people who set a new goal (like learning to paint watercolors) end up achieving it.

Why is this?

There’s evidence to suggest that information overwhelm is to blame.

A study reported in the New York Times concluded that “the presence of choice might be appealing, but in reality, people find more and more choice to actually be debilitating.

Emily’s Watercolor Mastery fixes this problem…

We’ve created an entirely new way of learning watercolors that has worked for thousands of art students.

This new method helps you fit painting into your busy life by making it simpler, not more complex.

The good news is that it’s possible for you to love your watercolor journey every step of the way.

Read on to see how it works

Watercolor Mastery Teaches You to Paint With​


20-Minute Painting Projects

Each new lesson teaches core watercolor techniques through bite-sized paint-along projects so you see progress fast!

How it works:

A NEW painting challenge is released EVERY weekday

Monday thru Friday Lessons
Monday thru Friday Lessons

Every Monday – Friday a new painting challenge is released throughout the year. Each one only takes about 20 minutes to complete.

They focus on simple, fun, and varied subject matter so that you NATURALLY build well-rounded skills and grow your painting skills fast.




Here’s a few of the paintings you will get to do during the year…

Daily Challenge Painting Grid

And lots, lots, more…

Daily Challenge Dashboard

Even if you are short on time, these 20 minute challenges make it EASY to build your painting habit and see your progress grow.

All painting challenges are FULLY  NARRATED video lessons taught in real-time.

Lotus painting

And NEW painting challenges are released EVERY weekday (that’s right – 5 new challenges per week!) so you will ALWAYS have fun and fresh things to keep improving your skills!

All you have to do is show up and paint that day’s challenge!


Learn to paint…



Truly Master Your Paintings

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Full Length Projects

Go deep with expert-level instruction in the full length projects section. Whether you’re interested in painting dogs, portraits, landscapes, animals, or other, there are TONS of real-time tutorials waiting to help you inside.

Each Full Length Project takes from 30 minutes to 3+ hours to complete. All are FULLY narrated and in real-time with no skipped steps. These tutorials allow you to go deep into a particular subject matter and truly master the material.

And better yet, NEW full-length projects are being added consistently so you always have fresh projects to grow your skills.

But what if I’m just starting out?

Attention Beginners: You do not need to have any painting experience to start learning with Watercolor Mastery!

We have designed a super-special course that covers all the watercolor basics.

It’s called…

30 Days to Watercolor

and it’s included with your membership.

30 Days to Watercolor Skills

We created this course so you can learn (or re-learn) the watercolor fundamentals.

From what supplies to buy to techniques like wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry, as well as washes, textures, and even sketching.

Each bite-sized lesson in 30 Days to Watercolor includes simple paint-along projects that teaches these core concepts and allows you to build your skills quickly.

Over 2000 artists of all AGES and SKILL LEVELS have grown their painting skills with our tutorials!

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Resources to support your learning

We know how important it is to not be thrown into the watercolor “ocean” without having the support you need. So we give you the tools to make each project a BIG success.

A Printable Sketch with Every Lesson

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A Printable Sketch with Every Lesson

No need to free-hand draw or sketch. All lessons include a downloadable sketch that can be printed and traced onto your watercolor paper.

Language Subtitles

11 multi-language subtitles available included for all lessons including English, Spanish, French, German, and more.

Language Subtitles

Member-Only Support Group

Member-Only Support Group

Join over 1800+ active members in our private Facebook community to show off your work, get feedback from other artists, and see what other Watercolor Mastery members are painting!


Why our members love
Watercolor Mastery...

Ready To Start Your Own Watercolor Success Story?️

Learn On Any Device

Watercolor Mastery is easily accessible on any devise that has an internet connection. Watch lessons from your laptop, tablet, phone, or desktop computer.

Works on any device

Meet your instructor

Emily Olson

As the founder of Watercolor Mastery®, Emily set out to prove that by moving away from “step-by-step” and into “action-by-action”, even the newest artist can bypass overwhelm and self-doubt, and instead create momentum painting works-of-art that they love.

Through her top-ranked YouTube channel, free guides, membership program, and thriving Facebook community, Emily inspires artists with a sense of “Wow! I really can do this!”




Learning Watercolors Should Be Affordable

Emily’s Watercolor Mastery is five times the value and one sixth the cost of in-person art lessons.

Weekly art lessons cost $100+ per month to learn just four things…if you do your homework (and if your instructor doesn’t cancel any lessons.)

All at a cost of $1200 per year. Yikes!

But Emily’s Watercolor Mastery is just $16 per month for five painting challenges per week plus hundreds of full-length projects and member perks like our 30-Days to Watercolor program for beginners and our member-only community.

Or save an additional 25%…

When you join the yearly plan, it comes out to just $11.99 per month!


Learning Watercolors Should Be Affordable

Emily’s Watercolor Mastery is five times the value and one sixth the cost of in-person art lessons.

Weekly art lessons cost $100+ per month to learn just four things…if you do your homework (and if your instructor doesn’t cancel any lessons.)

All at a cost of $1200 per year. Yikes!

But Emily’s Watercolor Mastery is just $16 per month for five painting challenges per week plus hundreds of full-length projects and member perks like our 30-Days to Watercolor program for beginners and our member-only community.

But the deal gets even better…

Emily’s Watercolor Mastery is just $16 $7.99 per month (50% OFF SUMMER SALE – discount is good forever) when you join the annual plan!

That’s less than 27¢ per DAY!

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

Try Emily’s Watercolor Mastery for a full month risk free. By the end of your first 30-days, if you aren’t 100% certain that Emily’s Watercolor Mastery is the best way to learn watercolors, we’ll issue a full refund.

SAVE 50% forever on a new membership!

Act soon though – the
SUMMER SALE ends in:

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YES! You can cancel whenever you like. There are no contracts or long-term commitments.

You can cancel ANY TIME through your membership dashboard OR by emailing us at [email protected] and we’ll be glad to help you cancel.

There is no better place to be for a total beginner. Before you start the Daily Challenges, I want you to go through the 30 Days to Watercolor program that comes free inside Watercolor Mastery.

From the very first lesson you’ll be painting fun, recognizable subject matter that will keep you inspired to move to the next step.

YES! We offer a price break (25% off) for the Yearly membership. You can see the price savings in the pricing table here.

We don’t offer discounts for Monthly memberships.

Yes! The Daily Challenge lessons are pre-recorded and get released every week day at 12:01am MST and are available for the entire month (plus the whole previous month’s challenges are available too).

The Full Length Projects, 30 Days to Watercolor course, as well as other special workshops inside the program are always available to access.

The only pressure you’ll feel is from yourself, and that’s a great thing!

Nope. You can upgrade or cancel your account anytime – for any reason. If you cancel before the end of the billing period, you’ll retain access until that period is over.

Nope! While you certainly can do your own sketch, you don’t need to because I provide a sketch with EVERY watercolor project!

You simply print out my sketch and trace it onto your watercolor paper. (I show you every step of the process inside the “Getting Started” module)

Bonus Content: I also teach a couple of neat tricks that non-sketch artists can use to EASILY draw outlines of their own photos before painting them in watercolor.

Of course! We’ve got members from all over the world.

No! If you are a more experienced artist then the Full Length Projects are perfect for increasing your watercolor skills.

They focus on more advanced subject matter and use expert-level techniques and explanations that more experienced artists can benefit from.

The videos are not available for download. All video tutorials are hosted on the course website to make it easy for you to access from anywhere.

As long as you have an internet connection you can watch them as many times as you like during the length of your membership.

There is a complete list of supplies used in each tutorial in the description of every video. If you do not have the exact paper, paints, brushes, etc. that’s OK!

Just use what you have available and try to use colors that are close. I recommend following the “30 Days to Watercolor” tutorial to help you understand your paint colors.

Invest in good quality paper and one or two nice brushes and you’ll be all set!

No! Regardless of which day of the month you sign up, your card will not be charged again until the same day of the next month or year, depending on the plan you chose.

If you purchase the Monthly plan, you will have access to the tutorials for a full 30 days from the day of your payment.

If you purchase the Yearly plan, you have have access to the tutorials for a full 365 days from the day of your payment.

You may cancel either plan at any time.

No problem at all – we want you to be totally happy with your Watercolor Mastery experience. And if the program is not for you, then we make it easy to reverse course.

If you signed up for the Monthly or Yearly plan you can cancel your membership with a single click under your billing page of your account and never be charged again.

Additionally, if you signed up for the Yearly or Lifetime plan, you have 30 days to request a full refund. All you need to do is email us within the first 30 days ([email protected]) and we’ll be happy to send your money back.

YES! One of the perks of becoming a member and accessing the reference images and instruction is that you may use your own artwork how ever you choose. I believe every work of art, even if created with the help of instruction, is embedded with your own style and artistic choices.

Please feel free to gift, sell, and exhibit your creations. Keep in mind, however, that if you DO decide to enter your work in competitions, it is usually a requirement that you use only your own original reference images.

My team and I would love to help you with any further membership or technical questions! Email us at [email protected].

More Of What Our Members Are Saying…


4.9 rating out of 5.0

May 12, 2023

I love Watercolor Mastery!! I have been painting using mostly acrylics and pastels for the past several years. I use to paint a little with watercolor many years ago and wanted to get back to it but found I needed a lot of refresher classes. Without Watercolor Mastery I would never have had the motivation to start using what I consider to be a difficult media to work in again. Every class is wonderful and I am enjoying the media even more as well as learning new skills and techniques. The most important things that I have learned are using layers as well as working into wet-into-wet. I am so thrilled that I found you on YouTube.

May 12, 2023

You took the fear out of watercolor for me. I wasn’t completely new to it, but by following your tutorials I gained a lot of confidence. The small paintings that you post during the week are great for developing a watercolor habit even when you don’t have a lot of time.

May 11, 2023

I am so happy that I joined Emily’s Watercolor Mastery ! It’s made me a better artist now because I actually sketch all of my paintings myself. Emily is a great teacher. I can usually finish her tutorials in a day rather than 3 or 4 days as with some others I have done. I love all of her tutorials, and challenges . She is very easy to listen to, gives great advice on so many things from papers to brushes, to paint. I have recently been using the Arches sketchbook that she has been using. I did a full book on tutorials that have to do with summer! The next one will be all animals. I have done two 9×12 animal pictures from Emily, the Koala and the Blue Tick Coon Hound. I framed them and gave them to my grandchildren and they LOVE them! Thank you, Emily for all of your time, talent, and dedication to your members!

Toni DeAngelo
May 9, 2023

So it seems that my skills are increasing after a few disasters …actually while a good job makes me feel good I really learn more from the disasters. I am also looking forward more to the challenges each time and by watching Emily I am beginning to ‘see’ the subject in a more painterly way. I am a bit remote here and still have some problems with materials but I am working my way up to better gear and it does make a difference so all is good

Dain Flemming
May 5, 2023

I love Watercolor Mastery! I haven’t taken an art class since high school (many years ago). Emily has made watercolor so approachable. I’m feeling much more confident and excited about drawing & painting now. I appreciate the focus onto practice, practice, practice. I can do that! Without Watercolor Mastery, I would not feel confident enough to explore and paint on my own. <3

Samantha W.
May 4, 2023

Absolutely love this program. The Daily Challenges have made learning watercolor SOOOO much easier for me.

Brianne M.
April 17, 2023

I enjoy the fact that it is on line, I can access whenever it is convenient for me. I also like the positive sharing. Finally Emily’s lessons are teaching are really helpful

Dain F.

Still here?

Great, because there’s something I **REALLY** want to tell you…

It doesn't have to be as hard as it is right now.

Those frustrating painting sessions with constant uncertainty and watercolors that don’t turn out like you hoped.

All you have to do is take the the first step.

And if that step isn’t towards Watercolor Mastery then THAT’S OK!

( I’m not trying to guilt you into something you won’t use )

But if that step IS towards--

...then I can't wait to see you inside!

Daily Challenges

Fun and easy 20 minute tutorials.

New challenges are released every Monday-Friday so you build your painting skills FAST!

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Full Length Projects

Expert level instruction on super-specify subject matter that helps lead to mastery.

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Full Length Projects

Achievement Bar

Unlock fun new badges and keep track of your painting progress!
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