Market watercolor by Suhita Shirodkar.

Upcoming workshop

Sketching Vignettes

Learn to sketch fearlessly by simplifying a scene.

Online Workshop with Suhita Shirodkar November 6, 10am–12:15pm Pacific, or November 7, 10am-12:15 Pacific

Ptarmigan Ridge sketch by Claire Giordano.

Upcoming workshop

Capturing Memories in Watercolor and Ink

Learn to record your experiences through beautiful pages.

Online Workshop with Claire Giordano Saturday, November 20, 10am–12:15pm Pacific

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

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

The Demi Palette and Pocket Palette with some color studies.

Watercolor Essentials

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

"Overland" watercolor painting by Maria Coryell-Martin


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Painting expressive skies in watercolor.

Working on a large, studio watercolor.

Atmospheric Landscapes

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Creating atmospheric landscapes with a limited palette.

"Fall Aspen" watercolor painting by Maria Coryell-Martin

Glazing & Masking

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