PAINT WILD ACADEMY

For newbie and discouraged artists wanting to become confident wildlife watercolourists - without wasting any valuable Art Time figuring out what to paint or where to start. Say goodbye to Blank Page Fever, squash your self-doubt, and troubleshoot your way out of any “mistakes” to proudly paint any animal, all on your own (yes, even the ones with curly, long, black or white fur!)
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🚨 NEWSFLASH: PAINTING SHOULD BE FUN AND STRESS-FREE

DOES THIS SOUND EERILY TOO FAMILIAR?

You're new to watercolour or painting animals. You've gathered all the supplies you need. You've set up your painting station, and FINALLY found the time to sit down to create your masterpiece and indulge in some sweeeeeet, sweet "me-time"...

There's just one problem: You're frozen in place.

Hmm, what should I paint today? Which part do I even start with? Yikes... what colour is THAT supposed to be? Ugh, I don't think I can even do this. That artist I saw on Instagram the other day is way more talented than me. Sigh. This was meant to be fun but it feels VERY NOT FUN right now. Remember that time in highschool that my teacher said I wasn't very good at art? Maybe I should stop kidding myself, who am I to think I could be an "artist" anyway... oh look at the time, I have to go make dinner...

[No art was made that day. Again]

AND IF YOU *DO* MANAGE TO SWAT ALL OF THOSE PESKY INTRUSIVE THOUGHTS AWAY AND GET STARTED...

👉 you can't figure out which order to paint your layers

👉 you struggle to create depth and make your animals look 'real'

👉 your paintings look too busy from trying to add every single stroke of fur

👉 you feel lost and frustrated, unable to correct your mistakes

👉 you can't figure out how to ACTUALLY paint a black or white animal, without using black or white watercolour (which we all know is a punishable crime to the Art Police)

THE WORST PART?

Your excitement and confidence take a massive hit from all of the setbacks and uncertainty. Sitting down to create art doesn't even feel fun or relaxing anymore, and your dream of being able to paint watercolour wildlife feels impossible.

GUESS WHAT, SWEETCHEEKS? IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY!

What if I told you there was a frustration-free way to paint the wildlife portraits of your dreams WITHOUT having to figure it all out all by yourself?  

Where you can sit down and immediately start painting an animal of your choice and MAXIMISE your precious and hard-to-come-by Art Time, without having to spend any of it fluffing around deciding what to paint, finding a good reference, or creating a sketch?

(How many happy dances would you do? At least 2, right? I knew it.)

Well, put your dancing shoes on baby, BECAUSE THERE IS. And it will change your art life.


 

Lemme introduce you to my fancy-schmancy membership that allows you to:

✨ take the guesswork (and the stresswork) out of watercolour

✨ empower you with the colour mixing skills and techniques to wiggle your way out of tricky art situations

✨ start painting IMMEDIATELY with your choice from a library of 70+ on-demand watercolour tutorials complete with photos and outline sketches

✨ free from infinity-hour-long tutorials (average length: 1 hour), meaning you can squeeze painting time into your busy schedule with ease

✨ feel supported at every step of your journey with both instructor and student help and encouragement

✨ build your skills and apply them to your OWN projects, so you can paint wildly - all on your own

Sound like a dream come true? Let's make it your reality!

HEY, I'M EMMA!

I'm the creator and instructor at Paint Wild and I'm SO EXCITED you're here!

Like you, I'm deeply obsessed with animals and watercolour... but it took me YEARS to figure out how to paint them realistically on my own. There were countless times my confidence was knocked and I wanted to throw in the towel and stick to something easier like square dancing.

But I pushed through the self-doubt and many "ugly" stages, developed a system to speed up the learning process, and now I've bundled up those hundreds of hours of figuring out things the hard way into the Paint Wild membership, so that you can paint realistic watercolour animals in a matter of HOURS... not years.

The medium and the muse have several parallels. Watercolour can also be wild, with a mind of its own. Like a dog at a house party, it can also steal the attention of a room, bring you back to the present moment, and make you ✨feel✨ something. And just like my dog who I accidentally taught to respond to 5 commands for 'speak' - watercolour can be tamed!

You've just gotta learn how.

My approach to watercolour is what sets Paint Wild apart: a simple set of supplies, consistency to skyrocket your skills, and dangerous amounts of fun. I'll show you how to mix any colour from the primaries, provide regular approachable tutorials to keep you inspired and learning, and take absolutely nothing except your growth seriously.

MEET YOUR NEW WATERCOLOUR BFF:

PAINT WILD

🐾 CORE INCLUSIONS 🐾

Fundamentals

Master the art of watercolour from the ground up

Topic library

70+ on-demand wildlife tutorials to apply your new skills to

Livestreams

Connect, learn and continue to improve your skills

✨ BONUS INCLUSIONS 

New tutorials

A new full-length wildlife tutorial added every 2 weeks

Community

Member-only space for feedback, sharing work and wins

Masterclasses

Deep-dive into watercolour topics to refine your techniques

Printables

Stay on track and monitor your progress

Wild Cards

Suggest and vote on tutorials 4 times per year

Student discount

20% student discount in the Paint Wild Shop

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

FROM THE GROUND UP

THE FUN-DAMENTALS

Never picked up a brush before? Perfect! The fundamentals section covers all the 'must-knows' of watercolour, and sets you up for success in Paint Wild:

  • Supplies + how to use them
  • Colour theory + mixing
  • Techniques + brush control

After this stage, you'll be ready to tackle your first wildlife tutorial!

VALUE: $499
GET INTO THE GROOVE

COMPLETE 
TUTORIALS

Time to put those techniques to work, and create a consistent painting routine to sky-rocket your skills!

  • 70+ on-demand wildlife tutorials
  • A new tutorial every 2 weeks
  • Choose your own adventure! Paint what interests you - there's no pressure to complete them all

After you've painted a few tutorials, explore more of what you can do with watercolour in the masterclasses and livestreams! 

VALUE: $2,100+

VIEW THE TUTORIAL GALLERY

70+ ready-to-binge watercolour wildlife tutorials waiting inside!

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GO BEYOND

LIVESTREAMS + MASTERCLASSES 

Been whipping up a bunch of wildlife masterpieces? Dive into what else is possible with watercolour in the masterclasses and fortnightly livestreams!

  • Livestream with Paint Wild's instructor Emma every 2 weeks between new tutorials
  • Livestreams are held at alternating timeslots of 8am and 8pm Melbourne AU time, and are recorded and uploaded afterwards
  • Masterclass and livestream topics explore techniques and supplies to grow your watercolour skills beyond following tutorials
VALUE: $499+
STAY CONNECTED + GET INVOLVED

COMMUNITY

The best types of experiences are shared, and that's why Paint Wild has a private student community to share with, lean on and connect with at any stage of your journey!

  • Share your paintings
  • Ask for feedback or help if you're stuck
  • Vote for upcoming tutorials
  • Help shape Paint Wild with suggestions
  • Safe space to connect with other students
VALUE: $199

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PAINT WILD

The comprehensive watercolour membership that will take you from unsure where to start, to confident wildlife watercolour artist.

Valued at $3,297+ but available to you for:

MONTHLY MEMBER

$35/M

$AUD. (Roughly $24 USD/month)

  • Access to everything in Paint Wild for as long as you're a current member
  • Private community
  • 20% off Paint Wild shop
  • Most flexible membership option
SIGN UP MONTHLY

ANNUAL MEMBER

$350/Y

$AUD. (Roughly $236 USD/year)

  • Access to everything in Paint Wild for as long as you're a current member
  • Private community
  • 20% off Paint Wild shop
  • 2 months free over the course of a year!
SIGN UP ANNUALLY
7-DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE
If you aren’t completely satisfied with your Paint Wild membership, let me know within the first 7-days for a full refund. No questions asked.

PAINT WILD IS FOR YOU IF...

  • You're new to watercolour and want to learn to paint animals
  • You're experienced with watercolour but want to master animal portraits
  • You want to work on your animal realism skills
  • You want to be able to paint your own pet(s)
  • You want to become a wildlife or pet portrait artist
  • You want an easy-going learning experience with no judgement and lots of encouragement
  • You like learning the rules (but breaking them sometimes too)
  • You want continued support, encouragement and help from an instructor and a community of likeminded animal lovers
  • You like having a good time while you create!

PAINT WILD IS NOT FOR YOU IF...

  • You don't want to learn how to paint animals
  • You don't paint with watercolour
  • Your preferred painting style is loose or illustrative
  • You want to take a one-off course or workshop
  • You like working on really complex paintings for multiple hours, days or weeks at a time
  • You enjoy strict rules and sticking to them
  • You want a super serious learning experience
  • You want to learn how to do a handstand (how did you get here???)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS