Watercolor Mastery Information Session

Let’s talk about watercolour: 

Watercolour is a challenging medium, but it is not an impossible medium.

  • Common misconceptions - “the hardest medium” 

  • Everything worth having is hard sometimes! 

  • Skill building comes first! When you have mastered the physical skills - techniques - you will be more free to express yourself.

Watercolour Mastery is designed to help bridge the gap between “knowing how to paint” and “finding your style”. You’re no longer really satisfied with “step by step” instruction and are ready to find your own authentic voice as an artist.

I found that there was very little out there in terms of instruction that would serve a student wishing to get beyond “step by step” instruction and develop the critical thinking skills and creative expression that underlies a mastery mindset. 

That’s why I created Watercolor Mastery. It took a long time! 

What does it mean to be a watercolor master? 

What to Expect From Watercolour Mastery: 

  • Six week program - online content

  • Lifetime Access

  • Each week, a new series of lessons designed around a specific topic

  • A student community where you can interact, share your thoughts and paintings during the course and receive feedback from your instructor and fellow students - your access continues until January 15th, 2020. 

  • Each week, a weekly live video recap covering key topics and areas of discussion

  • You’ll complete the series with a body of work chronicling your development and a sense of excitement and new direction in your art. 

  • New this series, two levels of application assignments, and tracks for both representational and abstract styles

  • Sign up at https://learn.angelafehr.com/p/masterclass starting September 27th

Topics Covered in Watercolour Mastery: 

Week 1: Happy Accidents and Misconceptions

  • Learning to create conditions for success - what it means to be a Watercolour Master, choosing to curate your own education

  • Learn to revision and direct your own art through breakthrough techniques that awaken your creativity

Week 2: Values & Edges

  • Learning to see value in watercolour is a lifelong training of mind and eye, critical to creating stronger paintings. 

Week 3: Colour Theory

  • Working with colour to create stronger paintings and understand the role of colour in creating mood in your paintings

Week 4: Subject matter

  • Choosing what to paint, and then deciding how to paint it!

Week 5: Developing your personal style: 

  • Learning how to release and then trust your heart and let it lead in your art.

Week 6: Fired up and free

  • Developing a studio practice to guide your continuing growth; Here I provide a deeper look into my own studio process and how I develop a painting and work independently to voice myself in my art.

Are you Ready for Watercolor Mastery? 

Competency Ladder:

  • Unconscious Incompetence

  • Conscious Incompetence

  • Conscious Competence

  • Unconscious Competence

This course is not for:

  • Beginning painters

  • Painters looking for a “quick fix” - no such thing

  • People who like to paint but haven’t in months

The course is for:

  • Painters who are committed to watercolour

  • Students who can commit to at least three hours of painting per week for six weeks

  • Students who won’t give up and who are willing to “fail forward” - to use mistakes to propel yourself to greater strengths in your work. Week 2 & 3 are challenging weeks, and students can easily feel overwhelmed by the scale of the content. Are you ready to bite into it and not give up?


The course starts October 11, with a prep week starting October 4th. I’m not opening enrollment until September 27th - I really want you to have time to think about this, rather than doing the usual thing of rushing you into a decision. 

Space is limited to 200 students.

Returning students - I have limited spaces available if you would like to go through the course content for a second time with the class. Check your email for details and sign up. There is no charge for this, all I ask is that you model a healthy community participation in the group. (Third-timers, sorry! I just can’t fit everyone in!)