COVID-19 UPDATE:  For the safety of all of our students, in person classes at the studio will have a limit of 8 students to allow for social distancing.  

The studio is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before and after each class.  Please bring your own mask and hand sanitizer, if desired.

Learn to paint from the comfort of your own home – ONLINE CLASSES available @ https://painting-with-jim.teachable.com


Online Watercolor Classes with Jim

Learn to Paint ONLINE

When you can’t come to the studio to paint, we bring the studio to you!!!

My passion is to capture that beauty with watercolor and to teach you how to do it too. You can now learn to paint from the comfort of your own home.  All you need is internet access, watercolor paper and some watercolors and you’re ready to go. 

Through my online classes you will see up close, be able to start and stop as you need, and get to paint awesome watercolors right alongside me.  It’s awesome!  Sign up below. 

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Hi, I'm Jim. ​

I'm passionate about watercolors! I started painting many years ago and, probably like you, I was a good bit intimated by a difficult medium. My first painting was less than impressive! But I loved it so much that I took classes and taught myself how to paint and in just a little while saw progress. I loved painting so much that I quit my banking job and pursued watercolor painting and teaching full time. I've been teaching watercolor for almost 30 years. My students have been as young as elementary age to 90! Many of my students have become full time artists themselves and I love hearing about the impact their art is making in their world. I truly believe that watercolor is amazing and that I can teach anyone to paint.

Watercolor painting is fun! I teach classes in my Mansfield, TX studio every week. Although I'm internationally known and have won several awards and competitions with my paintings, being in the studio inspiring my students is my favorite thing to do. I love to experiment with new techniques and sharing those with them. Every year I take a group of students to Europe for an art workshop and we have an absolute blast painting Pleine Air.

My goal as an artist and a teacher is to equip you to paint - and not just what I paint, but to paint whatever YOU would like to, whether it is something you see or it's something you envision. I will teach you all the art theory and techniques you need to know to become a watercolor artist yourself. It's my greatest passion and privilege to pass on to you what I've learned and love so much - watercolor painting.

Watercolor Artist Jim Gensheer

My Happy Students!