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Watercolor Rules!

Posted by Koosje Koene in ArtJournal, Draw Tip, sketchbook on August 24, 2018

Announcing a brand new Sketchbook Skool Kourse!

I am so excited that we just released a brand new watercolor kourse at Sketchbook Skool. In this 6-week online kourse you will first learn the essentials for watercoloring, and then break the rules. The way we like it, at Sketchbook Skool.

The past months have been all about the production of this juicy klass – it has over 100 videos, which I edited almost all myself! It’s been a lot of work to create this kourse.

From the very start (discussing with my partner Danny and the Sketchbook Skool team how to approach a big and popular subject like watercolor and how to break it down in an inspiring way? What would we want a watercolor course to be like if we took it?) it’s been so exciting and quite the journey. Planning and finding good crews to film in London, Liverpool, Sevilla and New York (the NY production handled by Danny) is always quite the challenge. Then traveling there too, to direct the artists we were filming video lessons with, after an intensive period of preparation – it’s hard work as well as a treat. I mean, hanging out with such inspiring artists and picking their brain for expertise… it’s pretty amazing!

Once all the footage was shot, backed up and collected, many weeks of editing started. We needed to figure out how to best present the fantastic lessons even still during the editing process. I am immensely happy and proud about this foundational kourse we built, and I can’t wait for students to start (September 17!). Once enrolled in this kourse, you have lifetime access, and that’s a good thing because you want to come back again and again for the many techniques, ideas, tips, and a LOT of inspiring demos to watch!

Watch the trailer:


Editing the trailer was the hardest part… trying to compress a 6-week kourse into a 1-minute video that represents it… man that’s almost impossible! Days in a row I worked on it, trying different versions and approaches. At some point the music of the trailer even became the soundtrack during my dreams… yikes!

Totally worth it though.

Sketchbook Skool rocks! Watercolor Rules!
Go to to sign up! 

Koosje Koene

Hi I'm Koosje. I'm an illustrator and art teacher in Amsterdam, where I was born and raised. I went to school to study graphic design, then worked for ten years as an award-winning professional photographer. But eventually my love of drawing and painting took over and I became an illustrator. My illustrations have been published in many Dutch magazines and in 2011, I began blogging and started developing and teaching online art classes. In 2014 I founded Sketchbook Skool, which is a flourishing community of artists from around the world of all skill levels.