Workshop Wellness Series
Botanical Watercolor and Illustration

Dates and Time
Saturdays at 11 am EDT,
September 10 – October 1
Craftcare Time
4x 1-hour weekly class
Daily 15 min independent practice
Final Project
2 botanical watercolor and illustration paintings
Skill Level
Absolute beginner


In this beginner Craftcare Wellness Workshop Series, we will guide you through the fundamentals of watercoloring while practicing The Five Elements of Craftcare. The repetitive motions of watercoloring brush strokes are excellent for getting into the flow, de-stressing, and improving cognitive capabilities.

You will learn about different washes, mixing color and color temperature, layering, basic sketching and design. Each 1-hour session will allow attendees to learn techniques and ask questions while giving them the freedom to complete tasks at their own pace. With regular practice and check-in between the classes, expect to complete two paintings, socialize, and develop wellness skills that last a lifetime.

The one-time flat-fee includes:

  • A series of four virtual live sessions, meeting synchronously
  • Pre- and post workshop assessment (self-report tracking)
  • Private Slack group with students and JamMaster (teacher)
  • How-to instructions
  • Access to recordings of virtual sessions for asynchronous learning
painting of yellow flowers

Supply Kit:

  • 24 Sheets of 5.5″ x 8″ Watercolor Paper
  • Winsor & Newton Watercolor Pan Set
  • 3 Brushes (#4, #6, #10)
  • 1 Fine Tip Micron Pen
  • 1 Roll Washi Tape
  • 1 CraftJam Pencil
  • 1 Reusable CraftJam Canvas Pouch
Watercolor Kit Meg 8 19 (1)

Our Method

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Feeling social?

Ask questions, share your project and get help if you’re stuck.

We offer four live stream sessions with your JamMaster, which allows for conversation and questions. You will see the JamMaster, a closeup of their hands, and the other attendees.

We also offer regular 15 minute practice sessions where you can paint and get your regular brain exercise with your peers.

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Prefer working alone?

Or missed a session? Learn asynchronously.

Watch recorded sessions and check out technique videos and illustrations. All anytime, on-demand.

Every attendee will have access to a private Slack channel to ask questions and share progress or inspirations asynchronously.

Craftcare Wellness Tracking: Before and after each session we’ll send an automated message asking you to rate how you’re feeling. We help you to track the positive impact crafting can have on you.

Meet your
JamMaster Garine

About Garine

Garine is trained in plein air (outdoor) painting and tries to paint everything from life. (When that’s not possible, a photo will do.) She studied art history in college and Florence, Italy, and worked in the fine arts field in New York City for many years. She counts John Singer Sargent, Eduoard Manet, Wayne Thiebaud, Robert Henri, Caravaggio, and the impressionists as her inspirations from the past.  

Garine loves painting architecture, patterns, color, shapes, sunlight, and blue skies. She paints for fun and for hire. She loves the beach and exploring new towns. She could live forever in Italy and paint all day long.

Botanical Watercolor Series Timeline

September 10th Session # 1

showing washes
  • Light pencil sketching practice
  • Flower element drawings (stem, petal, leaves)
  • Learn about washes and explore five different kinds: “Flat Wash”, “Graduated or Gradient Wash”, “Variegated Wash”, “Wet-Into-Wet,” and “Glaze”

September 17th Session # 2

painting of a color wheel
  • Color wheel and mixing introduction and practice.
  • “Cool” and “warm” mixing colors practice to achieve realistic colors present in nature.
  • Start color wheel in class.


  • Sketch a minimum of 15min daily.
  • Finish color wheels and marvel at the endless variety of colors.

September 24th Session # 3

sketch of peonies
  • Introduction of composition/design concept and white space
  • Learn to sketch peonies
  • Introduction of layering colors concept

October 1st Session # 4

  • Review concepts briefly
  • Start and finish detailed painting
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Who should attend this workshop?

This workshop is for absolute beginners or anyone who wants to refresh basic watercolor knowledge and is curious about exercising self-care and socializing through crafting.

What is the time commitment for this series?

We recommend spending about 2 hours per week: one-hour attending and one-hour practicing.

I can not attend all the synchronous workshops. Can I still take this series?

 If you’re missing a live-stream session, watch the recordings to keep up.  

Do I need to buy any materials for this series?

No. You have the option to purchase a craft kit with your workshop ticket. The kit includes all the necessary tools and materials to complete your project.

How do I get feedback and support if I’m having trouble?

You can ask your JamMaster (instructor) during the live-stream class, your peers during check-in sessions, or text us asynchronously in our private Slack channel.

How long after the series will I have access to the video content?

You will have access to the series for a month after the workshop ended. 

What’s included in the price?

  • A series of four 1-hour virtual live-stream Workshop sessions, meeting synchronously.
  • Optional practice/meetup sessions among Jammers, virtual or in-person, depending on location.
  • Mental wellness monitoring (self-reported)
  • Private Slack group with students and JamMaster (teacher)
  • PDF pattern
  • How-to instructions
  • Access to recordings of virtual sessions for asynchronous learning
  • Option to buy: A complete Craft Supply Kit + US shipping (international pricing upon request)

Craft Supply Kit (free US shipping):

  • 5×8” watercolor tablet
  • W&N watercolor pan set
  • Brushes (#4, #6 round, *new #8 round)
  • Micron Pen (fine tip)

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