The 12 week Kerrie Hess Masterclass in Painting in Watercolour

Reclaim your creativity through painting in watercolour and acrylic. ENROLMENTS are OPEN for a LIMITED TIME only.

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The Kerrie Hess 12 week Masterclass in painting fashion in watercolour and acrylic.

It's time to reclaim your inner creative and find your joy in painting... Currently being studied across 42 countries around the world. Join the Priority List below to find out about the next opening.






Their Journey...

Past students Sophie, Jodi and Belle discuss the Kerrie Hess Masterclass



Who is this online course for?

This is the ultimate online course for anyone who wants reclaim their creativity. Learn how to paint with confidence as a complete beginner or for an artist who wants to sharpen their current skills with new ones; across both watercolour and acrylic paint.

After over twenty years of experience as an artist I want to save you the fifteen years plus that I have been learning and teaching myself to paint in both mediums across a twelve week course. I want to fast track your knowledge, build your confidence and show you everything I know about painting. What materials to buy, where to spend money and where to save; and techniques to use them.

I'll guide you through every step of each lesson on video, providing you with multiple drawing templates. I'll also show you how to fix mistakes along the way.

I wanted to combine a fast tracked experience of a traditional fine art painting course (that would traditionally take years to complete on campus) in just 12 weeks. A curriculum to becoming a skilled fashion illustrator and artist for commercial clients or to create beautiful exhibition worthy canvas pieces for exhibit or your home. (While discovering a love of painting!) All techniques in the course can relate to any subject but my focus is definitely on fashion.

Whether art is your dream hobby and creative meditation, or your career; this is the course I wish existed when I started out as a painter.



What you will get from the course?

• Video learning modules, painted out step by step
• Drawing templates (fashion figures, scenes and still life objects)
• Additional document material and checklists
• Access to a community of artists also doing the course, as part of a private Facebook group
• Access to me! Both on the private Facebook page and during a live online chats during the course.
• An official certificate of completion in the Kerrie Hess Masterclass in painting fashion.

What outcomes should I expect from the course?

• Reclaim your confidence to be creative.
• Furthering your joy for painting, whether art for you is your hobby or career.
• An intermediate level of painting in watercolour across fashion illustration and still life.
• An intermediate level of painting fashion in acrylic paint on canvas.
• For those who are complete beginners - a new love of painting and confidence with materials and techniques to create your own pieces for home, commercial clients or to exhibit.
• For those who are already familiar with watercolour/acrylic painting - a refined knowledge of all of my painting tips, tricks and techniques learned over twenty years as a professional artist.
• Plus how to create an inspiring painting space, tips for travel painting and how to hang your own art pieces.

Course Modules


• The Basics in watercolour
• How to paint simple objects in watercolour
• Painting more detailed objects in watercolour
• Painting flowers in watercolour
• How to paint fashion Illustration with watercolour
• Painting scenes in Watercolour

Acrylic Painting on Canvas

• Acrylic painting : The basics
• Painting fashion on canvas
• Acrylic paint specialty tones and adding metallic leaf
• Panting on a black canvas
• Painting on a coloured canvas


Your Instructor

Kerrie Hess
Kerrie Hess

Kerrie Hess is an internationally renowned fashion illustrator and artist from Australia. She is self taught in painting over a period of twenty years.

Following one year as a Graphic Designer at The Independent Newspaper in London, Kerrie Hess started out professionally as an artist with her first commissions with VOGUE Australia and Topshop’s Arcadia Group at the age of 19. The move to full time art and illustration followed with Kerrie illustrating fashion windows in the US for Neiman Marcus Department Store at just twenty; commissions for NET-A-PORTER, Harvey Nichols and Laduree Paris. As well billboards and window's in Paris for 'Printemps Department Store.'

Kerrie has illustrated a capsule collection of textiles for Kate Spade New York as well as for CARTIER and Tiffany and Co. Kerrie has illustrated the 15th Anniversary cover of Harper’s Bazaar and the global ‘Paper Dolls’ project for Louis Vuitton Paris. Kerrie is the first Australian artist to hold a solo exhibition in Paris at Le Meurice Hotel Paris in Salvador Dali's former art and music ballroom 'The Salon Pampadour', which opened in Jan 2012. Kerrie has illustrated the windows of Harrods London three times between 2015 and 2017.

Kerrie now lives in Australia with her husband Peter and son Marcel since returning from France. Her art prints, original works and phone cases are available at:


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This is the last time this course will run in 2020. While we advise completing one lesson per week, once enrolled it is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. The choice is yours!

Once enrolled can I take the course at my own pace or do I need to stick to the 12 week schedule from enrolling?
Once enrolled you can complete the course completely at your own speed. We recommend doing and completing one module per week but you can absolutely schedule your learning speed at your own pace!

How long do I have access to the course?
You have lifetime access! After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own as long as the course exists.

What if I am not yet confident with my drawing skills?
As part of the course, included in most watercolour modules are the exact templates that you will see Kerrie painting just to make life a little easier. You can choose to either use the exact module template and follow along with Kerrie or you can sketch out your own drawings if you are already confident in drawing.

What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

What currency is the course in?
The currency of the course is in AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS. AUD$950 is approximately $618 US Dollars / or 561 Euros / or 482 British Pounds in total.

Am I able to pay over several months rather than in one go?
You definitely can! You can choose either a one off payment of AUD$950, or AUD$250 split across four monthly payments.

How much do the materials cost to do the course?
In general here are my suggestions regarding supplies:

Complete beginner: Materials should cost less than AUD$80 in total for watercolour supplies. Your spend on acrylic painting supplies will depend on the canvas sizes you choose. The first 70% of the course (until around week 9) is in watercolour painting so you also only need to start with the materials for watercolour.

Watercolour: I would suggest that you purchase only the basic versions of : A set of watercolour tubes, an A4 book of watercolour 300gsm textured paper. And a selection of around 5 brushes.

Acrylic: I suggest medium sized tubes of white, black, red, blue and yellow acrylic paint. (Basic versions are fine.) Two mini canvas's to test paint. And 4 to 5 larger canvas's. You can choose the size of canvas that suits your budget. Two or three additional larger brushes also if you choose large canvases to paint on.

Already an artist: You may already have some of the supplies on the list. If not you might invest in the level up from basic on all of the items above. You might also choose to paint canvas's the same size as mine in the videos.

Will I receive an official certificate of completion at the end of the course?
Yes you will! There is an option to both down load a certificate for the course as well as request a hand signed, stamped beautifully printed course certificate upon completion.

Will there be course meetups while I do the course?
Yes there will be course meet ups in various locations around the world while you are doing the course with both myself and fellow students that you can connect with in person in your area. During cohort one we had meet ups in Melbourne, London and Brisbane with many more to come.

Course Curriculum

  Getting started : Creating an inspiring space to paint in. And a tour of my Art Studio.
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  Painting Macarons, ice cream and cherries in watercolour
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  Course Conclusion and how to hang your own art
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Press Play! : Our Sydney Meetup...

A sense of community and connecting with other students is all part of the course.

This course is closed for enrollment.