Your inner artist
is calling.

Welcome to your next adventure.

for aspiring painters

If you think you're terrible at art, you're in the right place.

Look, I get it. As much as you want to believe that whole "everyone is creative" nonsense, you know what you're capable of -- and so far, it's proven to be anything but creative genius.

But what if I told you that you don't have to shoot for creative genius? What if even just a little imperfect art every day could give you more courage, clarity, and connection in your life?


my name is kolbie, and I'm here to help make space for your creativity.

Art Courses

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Watercolor is my love language, and so is making content that has you saying "hey, I bet I can do that!" 

My online classroom is full of courses, tutorials, and resources great for both beginner artists and creative veterans.

Wilderness Watercolor Landscapes

Book number one

free 10-day
Painting the wilderness challenge →

I wrote a book on my favorite watercolor subject: painting the wilderness. With 30 stunning step-by-step scenes that anyone can master, this book is perfect for artists at every level. Grab your brush, and let's go exploring!

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Stunning Watercolor Seascapes!

book number two

My second book is hitting the shelves April 2022! This time, we're exploring simple ways to create stunning watercolor seascapes.

Who is your
inner critic?

Want personalized feedback on how to build a healthy creative mindset? Answer a few questions to discover who your inner critic really is and how to create with confidence and clarity.

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Most people are surprised to hear I'm self-taught, but it's 100% true -- art is a new and messy and lifechanging adventure for me, and that's why I'm so passionate about helping closet creatives (like you!) say "actually, I think I can do that" and embrace the power in their imperfections.

Hello, my friend. 
I'm Kolbie Blume...

...and I used to think I was terrible at art, too.

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“Kolbie is such an engaging teacher. She includes a lot of top tips so that you take away more than just knowing how to paint one picture. Love her classes!” — Valerie

“Kolbie is THE most approachable teacher out there when it comes to watercolor. She breaks down everything you need to know into easy-to-follow lessons and modules.” — Holly S.

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