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Jana L. Bussanich

Do you want to paint with watercolor but aren't sure where to begin?


✓ Live painting lessons via zoom

✓ Live open studio painting sessions via zoom 

✓ Live mini-session artwork reviews via zoom

✓ 1:1 art-coaching with Jana L. Bussanich

Over 100-hours of recorded lesson content in the private group online to keep you moving forward between Live sessions. 

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Shortcuts to Learning to Paint: What are they?

What skills do you think were most essential?
Before a skill can be fully developed, there must be interest. So the first question might be, “am I interested in watercolor as means of expression in art-making? It’s essential to start with your interest, in this case, painting with watercolor, so that you’ll be less likely to quit when the thing you are learning feels hard. Because learning something new is challenging (whether you are interested in it or not), an interest followed leads to an aptitude developed. Aptitude (or talent) developed builds to competency, and competency boosts self-confidence.

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Be and Do You

Thank you for reading my words. Please share your thoughts in the comments. I'd love to stay in conversation with you about these things. To not express creativity is the practice of self-annihilation, which leads to death as we systematically make ourselves...

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- Laure J.

DEDICATED ARTIST: I have known and collected Jana’s work for years. She is possibly the most dedicated artist I know to her craft, her students, and her values as a perpetual learner. Her pieces meld a sense of place geographically, high dedication to detail, along with touches of whimsy. It is a delight to have her work in my home and office.

- Laure J.

- Ginger B.

I LOVE HER CLASSES: Jana educates me, both in art and in life. When she teaches a technique, she explains the "why" and how it "feels" — i.e., how does it "feel" to move a bead of water across the paper versus a dry brush on the paper. She uses stories of moments from her own life to encourage us in our journey of making art, helping us understand why it's hard at times, why there may be setbacks, but how to keep going and never give up.

- Ginger B.

- Leslie M.

LIFE-CHANGING!: I've studied with Jana Bussanich for nearly six years now, and I can't imagine not studying with her currently. She gave me all the tools I needed to pursue my artistic path, and now she coaches me through my growth as an artist.

- Leslie M.

Jana L Bussanich

✓ An artist who paints in watercolor

✓ An instructor who teaches online and in-person watercolor classes.

✓ A creative who founded the Yellow Couch Community and Classroom

✓ An author who wrote, illustrated, and published Watercolor Technique and Color Theory Essentials: Cultivate an Art Practice That Works For You and Your Art (2021)

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