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Monsoon watercolor by Uma Kelkar.

Upcoming workshop

What’s Up With Trees?

Take a fresh and bold approach to painting trees.

Online Workshop with Uma Kelkar Saturday, December 4, 10am–12:15pm Pacific

Tools for Observation

Series of five videos

Follow along with Maria as she shares tips on supplies, contour and gesture sketching, and inspiration on composition. Watch Part 1: Supplies now, and we’ll send you the whole Tools for Observation series when you subscribe to our newsletter.

Live Demos

Join Maria live on Instagram for a series of live demos, as she talks with artists about their favorite tools, tricks, and techniques.

We’ll be archiving past demos here and on YouTube.

Color study by Lisa Spangler.

Mixing Triads with Lisa Spangler

Lisa demonstrates how to make small pamphlet books and shares tips on mixing triads, featuring our Greenleaf & Blueberry CMYK Palette.


Sketch of the Villa di Maser building by Palladio by Liz Steel.

Sketching Architecture with Liz Steel

Join me and Liz Steel as we sketch the Villa di Maser building in Italy, using some of the techniques she has developed for her book, 5 Minute Architecture.


Rack with a range of brushes in Maria Coryell-Martin’s home studio.

Studio Tour

See my workspace, favorite tools, and sketches from various expeditions.


Watercolor still life paintings of fruit by Samantha Dion Baker.

Live Demo Series

Join Maria as she paints with other artists, every Friday for a new live demo series.

Past workshops

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Maria Coryell-Martin painting in the Cascades.

Adventure Sketching

Not currently scheduled

Explore techniques for creating colorful and expressive sketches with ink and watercolor.

The Demi Palette and Pocket Palette with some color studies.

Watercolor Essentials

Not currently scheduled

Join me for an hour and a half of watercolor exploration, with a focus on foundation techniques.

"Overland" watercolor painting by Maria Coryell-Martin


Not currently scheduled

Painting expressive skies in watercolor.

The Draw Your World book by Samantha Dion Baker, shown next to some paint brushes and a Pocket Palette.

Draw and Sketch Your World

Not currently scheduled

Draw (and sketch!) your world with illustrator and artist Samantha Dion Baker, from finding beauty in the tiny details to building volume and form through layered color.

Working on a large, studio watercolor.

Atmospheric Landscapes

Not currently scheduled

Creating atmospheric landscapes with a limited palette.

"Fall Aspen" watercolor painting by Maria Coryell-Martin

Glazing & Masking

Not currently scheduled

Layer color and create texture in watercolor while using masking to maintain bright edges.

People sketches by Che Lopez.

People, Places, and Things

Not currently scheduled

Hone your drawing and painting skills by observing your subject’s shape and line.

A brush dips into a watercolor palette.

Beginner Brush Lettering with Watercolor

Not currently scheduled

Create beautiful letters using brushes and watercolors.

Watercolor mountain painting by Max Romey.

From Mountain Top to Table Top

Not currently scheduled

Learn how to bring the wilderness alive in your watercolor paintings at home.

Cherry blossoms at the Hiroshima Memorial by Barbara Luel.

Sketching Cherry Blossoms

Not currently scheduled

Celebrate the beauty of spring through watercolor.

Mountain ridgeline watercolor sketch by Claire Giordano.

Exploring Ridgelines

Not currently scheduled

Learn to paint a dynamic mountain landscape in the Alps with craggy ridgelines and stunning shadows.

Ptarmigan Ridge sketch by Claire Giordano.

Capturing Memories in Watercolor and Ink

Not currently scheduled

Learn to record your experiences through beautiful pages.