Introducing Loose Watercolor

Sketching for Beginners

In this free mini-class, you’ll discover how to
easily get started with this style to loosely paint with confidence

Class Overview


  • Learn about what makes a loose watercolor sketch
  • Complete a warm-up exercise
  • Dive deeper into practicing loose watercolor sketching by going through two exercises with Susan

Lessons List

Free Class: Loose Watercolor Sketching


  1. Introduction

    An introduction to how I define loose sketching in my own painting practices with a few examples.

  2. Supplies

    An overview of the supplies I’ll be using in this series of exercises.

  3. Warm-Up Exercise: Feather

    A warm-up exercise with a feather.

  4. Exercise 1: Grapes v1

    Let's paint these grapes loosely and imperfectly together.

  5. Exercise 2: Grapes v2

    Let’s give the grapes another try keeping in mind some changes we want to make as we practice one more time.

Enroll for Free!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this class really free?

Yes, 100% free!

You will not be asked to input any credit card information in order to enroll.

However, you will be subscribed to my newsletter list – which you can choose to unsubscribe from at any time!

How do I take the free class, is it online?

The class will be accessed digitally in video form that you watch directly via a web browser

After signing up with your email, you’ll be directed to the class page.

When does the class start?
The class is an instant access class. You will be provided with access to all content immediately and can work through the content at your own pace.
How long do I have access to the class?
The single class comes with lifetime access. You will have unlimited access to this class for as long as you like (for the life of Paint With Me & this website).
Is this class suitable for beginners?

Yes, it’s a great way to dive in and begin learning about how to work with water.

What supplies do I need for this class?

You’ll need a few basic watercolor supplies for this free class:

  • A watercolor sketchbook or watercolor paper (mixed media paper can also work for this class)
  • A watercolor brush – a good one would be a round size 6 or 8
  • Watercolor paint – you can do this class with even just one color!
  • And of course, you’ll need water, paper towels, and a palette or simple ceramic dish to put your paint on.


Hi, I’m Susan!

I discovered watercolors during a particularly challenging time in my life. While recovering from a bad flare of my chronic kidney disease, I was looking for something to distract me from stress and anxiety.

I started with my old supplies and timidly painted something unimpressive. But I was hooked.

When I was painting I forgot all about the other things I was dealing with at the time. Painting brings me a sense of peace and calm. It’s why I believe in the power of having a creative outlet.

So if you’re exploring that outlet using watercolors, I’d love to be your guide. Let’s paint, shall we?

Get started now!