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Makoccino's

Virtual Watercolor Creative Retreat

A four-week creative retreat to help you find peace & joy through the painting process while improving your watercolor skills

Begins August 19, 2021

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Painting is your passion

You love taking out your supplies and putting paint to paper. But there’s something that keeps getting in your way...

When you sit down to paint more advanced images, your mind goes blank. Where do you even start? 

While painting, you start questioning yourself. How much water should I use on my paper? Where should I include more detail? How can other artists paint with such ease?

Even though you follow YouTube tutorials, you still feel like something’s missing. You’re ready to start creating realistic art that accurately expresses who you are as an artist because painting with watercolor is a hobby you want to stick with. 

But that's not all... 

  • You’re ready to take on more advanced watercolor painting techniques, so your finished art has more depth, detail, and realism
  • You want to feel confident sharing your art without feeling embarrassed or constantly comparing yourself to other artists
  • You’re getting stuck in the details and just want to paint loosely without being limited by your current skills 
  • You want to be surrounded by people who encourage and support you as you’re learning and improving

Want in on a little secret?

You might think “top-notch” watercolor artists are born with some innate talent. But that’s not true. They reached that level by learning new techniques from other artists and practicing them over and over (without simply giving up when things became challenging).

The more techniques you learn, the easier it will be to develop your own painting style so you don’t have to rely on tutorials to create a beautiful work of art. You’ll know how to paint any image that inspires you, and you’ll feel relaxed throughout the entire painting process.

Introducing

Makoccino's

Virtual Watercolor Creative Retreat

A four-week creative retreat for watercolor artists wanting to learn more advanced painting techniques, receive feedback on their artwork, and find support in a virtual community. 

Each week, you’ll get to dive into a new themed painting, exercises, and the instructions you’ll need to:

 

Plan out your painting from start to finish

✔ Translate your reference image into your art without simply copying it

✔ Understand more about how watercolor behaves and how certain techniques will create desired effects on your paper

✔ Make your artwork look more realistic

✔ Express yourself freely with paint, so you can create your own artistic style

✔ Create momentum and a painting "self-care" routine that you can stick with

 

Plus, you'll have access to a private Facebook community full of other artists (and me) to give you feedback when neededa loving nudge to keep going when painting gets tough, and to celebrate the beautiful art that you create.

The theme of this retreat is:

Ocean Blues

Take out your watercolor paints, and dive into four summer-themed scenes. You’ll be able to relax and enjoy the painting process as you create images of boats on water, seaside architecture, a hidden beach, and an ocean view getaway. Each bundle includes sketching outlines, so there’s no need to worry about your drawing skills.

The video tutorials are previously recorded, so you can watch them at your own pace whenever it’s convenient for you.

Join the Ocean Blues virtual watercolor creative retreat...

Pay Monthly

2 monthly payments of 

$79 USD

 

Here’s what’s included:

-Lifetime access to the Virtual Watercolor Creative Retreat bundle including all downloads and tutorials

-Access to the private Facebook community

-Weekly LIVE Q & A sessions

-BONUS sketching outlines

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Pay In Full

One-time payment of

$149 USD

 

Here’s what’s included:

-Lifetime access to the Virtual Watercolor Creative Retreat bundle including all downloads and tutorials

-Access to the private Facebook community

-Weekly LIVE Q & A sessions

-BONUS sketching outlines

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“Thursday is the best day of the week now!”

“I’ve started referring to myself as an artist and it feels great!”

“I’m in a better mood when I paint!”

Here’s what you’ll learn during the retreat:

✔ How to capture light, depth, and shadows in your painting

✔ Techniques to create a sparkling and glowing effect in your painting

✔ How to add details to make your painting look realistic

✔ Water control and watercolor washes

✔ How to fill your “artist’s toolbox” with the tools needed to create your own painting style

✔ How to use a reference image and translate it into a successful painting without simply copying it

What do you get when you join the Virtual Watercolor Creative Retreat?

  • Four in-depth, step-by-step watercolor painting tutorials to help you close out the summer. The scenes in the tutorials include boats on water, seaside architecture, a hidden beach, and an ocean view getaway.
  • Videos that break down techniques such as composition, depth, light, shadowing, water control, and more, to help you create realistic and interesting paintings.
  • Weekly Q & A Sessions (four in total), so you can ask questions as they come up and get feedback on your finished artwork. These sessions are also a great reminder that you’re not alone on your watercolor journey... there are other artists out there who are struggling with techniques, just like you.  
  • Bonus sketching outlines for each scene so you can trace your image before painting.
  • Access to the four-week virtual retreat inside a private Facebook community, where you can ask questions, get feedback on your artwork from others in the group, and share your finished paintings. The Facebook community will be closed once the retreat is over, but you’ll have access to the Ocean Blues bundle for life.
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Hey, I'm Mako!

Watercolor artist and founder of Makoccino, where I help people find and share their own creative voice through watercolor painting.

For as long as I can remember, painting was a way for me to express myself and do something creative at the same time. And I'm passionate about helping others do the same.

Over the past decade, I've devoted my time to my YouTube channel to help other artists learn techniques and skills that allow them to express themselves freely in their art, and to relax and enjoy the process. 

If you're ready to master watercolor painting and practice a little self-care at the same time...

Join me at the Virtual Watercolor Creative Retreat!

This retreat is for you if…

 

  • You want a better understanding of certain watercolor techniques so you can create your own artistic style (instead of relying on tutorials and YouTube when painting)
  • You want more of a challenge when painting so you can move from a beginner/intermediate artist to a more advanced level.
  • You want to learn how to enjoy the painting process so you can relax and be at peace when you’re creating art
  • You’re ready to feel motivated and inspired so that you’ll actually make time to take out your supplies and paint

“This retreat is definitely one of my highlights of 2021.”

Get the Virtual Watercolor Retreat

Ocean Blues bundle today!

Pay Monthly

2 monthly payments of 

$79 USD

 

Here’s what’s included:

-Lifetime access to the Virtual Watercolor Creative Retreat bundle including all downloads and tutorials

-Access to the private Facebook community

-Weekly LIVE Q & A sessions

-BONUS sketching outlines

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Pay In Full

One-time payment of

$149 USD

 

Here’s what’s included:

-Lifetime access to the Virtual Watercolor Creative Retreat bundle including all downloads and tutorials

-Access to the private Facebook community

-Weekly LIVE Q & A sessions

-BONUS sketching outlines

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No matter which option you choose - to join the retreat or to continue learning on your own - there is something I want you to remember.

I want you to be successful and find something that brings you joy, and if this creative retreat isn’t your type of thing, that’s OK.

Because what I care about most is you finding something that makes you happy, gives you a purpose in life, and helps you create beauty in the world. 

But to have all that, you have to make yourself (and your watercolor hobby) a priority. If you don’t show up for yourself, who will?

As you grow and transition as an artist, you’re going to face new challenges. You’ll compare yourself to others and believe things that aren’t true...it happens to all of us (myself included).

That’s what makes this retreat so special...it’s so much more than tutorials and lessons. It’s where you’ll find support and guidance from other people who share your same passion for watercolor. 

They’ll help you see the good qualities of your paintings that you might not see yourself. If you get stuck on a technique, they’ll help you through it. When you feel like giving up, they’ll push you to keep going. 

This retreat will make you a more confident, skilled artist.

I can’t wait to see you there!

~mako

P.S. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out via [email protected]

 

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