Your Free No-Fuss Guide to Watercolors

Tuesday, July 9th, 2 PM CDT (Convert To Your TimeZone)

Feeling overwhelmed and unsure where to start with watercolors? Join this free live class and let expert Shelby Abrahamsen guide you through everything you need to know to begin today.

Learn how to select the right materials and get acquainted with them in a low-stakes, playful way. You’ll leave the class feeling inspired to start your first painting!

First Name(Required)

Replay will be available for 72 hours after the live class.

Your Free No-Fuss Guide to Watercolors

Tuesday, July 9th, 2PM CDT (Convert To Your TimeZone)

Feeling overwhelmed and unsure where to start with watercolors? Join this free live class and let expert Shelby Abrahamsen guide you through everything you need to know to begin today.

Learn how to select the right materials and get acquainted with them in a low-stakes, playful way. You’ll leave the class feeling inspired to start your first painting!

First Name(Required)

Replay will be available for 72 hours after the live class.

Take Your First Steps with Watercolor

In this free hour-long class, you’ll learn:

The Right Materials

The world of watercolor materials can be intense and overwhelming. Let’s talk about the bare essentials you need to get started and how to use them.


Beginner-Friendly Techniques

Get acquainted with your watercolors with simple (but powerful) exercises. Practice basic brush work, play with color combos, and explore values to help you understand your basics.

Tips, Tricks, & Advice

There are plenty of pitfalls and mistakes to befuddle a beginner, but navigate them smoothly with the expert guidance of your instructor, Shelby Abrahamsen. After the class, stick around and ask questions for even more top notch tips.

Meet Your Instructor

“Anyone can learn to watercolor. If little kids can do it, so can you.”

Shelby Abrahamsen, widely recognized for her site Little Coffee Fox, is a passionate advocate for reconnecting with creativity. She specializes in teaching lettering, watercoloring, and drawing, with a unique approach that emphasizes empathy and understanding, having experienced the challenges of being a blocked creative herself.

Shelby has collaborated with notable brands such as Pilot, Tombow, Rhodia, Disney, Archer & Olive, and Avery. She also co-founded Foxsy — the platform you’re using now!

A dedicated blogger since the age of 21, Shelby transitioned to a full-time online creative professional in 2016. Alongside her partner, Jon, they expanded their team and moved Foxsy to Chicago in 2022.

Driven by the belief that creativity is a birthright for all humans, Shelby is devoted to helping individuals overcome self-doubt, time constraints, and perfectionism to unlock their creative potential. Her commitment to this mission has earned her recognition in notable publications such as HuffPost, Buzzfeed, and the Wall Street Journal.