Welcome to the Academy!

Welcome to the Academy!

The Academy is a vibrant community of artists working to improve their skills to draw, paint, and sell their art.

Here's What You Get When You Subscribe:

🔓 Unlimited access to ALL my courses, including my three signature courses on how to draw, paint with watercolors, and sell your art!

🎨 One new course or tutorial added every month to inspire and challenge you.

🤔 Four weekly Zoom meetings a month where you can talk to me live to get answers on all your drawing, painting, and selling questions.

👩‍🎨 A community of like minded artists who you can share your struggles and successes with.

🖼️ Your own profile in the community forum for you to share your work and track your progress.

✏️ A new drawing challenge every month.

🖥️ Extra help video tutorials, video critiques of your art, demonstrations, and more!

Watch this video for a sneak peek inside the membership:
Painting with watercolors can be learned in 3 easy to follow phases! Get them ALL in the Academy:

Phase I

The Fundamentals of Drawing

There are 5 pillars to drawing realistically. Understanding what they are and how to use them is the key to creating your own original compositions in your art. In this foundational course you will learn:

  • The Elements of Art
  • Perspective Drawing
  • Comparative Measuring
  • Portrait Drawing + the Human Figure
  • How to Design a Good Composition

Learning these fundamentals will prepare you for drawing anything you want no matter how complicated, and will give you the foundation needed for painting realistically with watercolors!


Click to learn more about this course, view the curriculum, and watch the 1st module:

Phase II

Watercolor Painting for Beginners

In this course you will learn everything there is to know to creating rich vibrant, and realistic watercolor paintings. By the end of this course you will be able to choose your materials with confidence, create with 15 different watercolor techniques, and know how to plan a strategy for properly layering them in your paintings.

You also get to create 4 fun, and very different paintings to expand your skills and abilities. These paintings include:

  • A Landscape
  • An Animal
  • Water Lilies
  • Still Life
Click to learn more about this course, view the curriculum, and watch the 1st module:

Phase III

Advanced Courses

After going through the foundational courses for drawing and painting with watercolors, you’ll be ready to tackle the advanced section of the Academy! This growing library of advanced painting courses each have specific objectives that will challenge you, and teach you new skills! 

Take my methods and techniques and adapt them to suit your own style. It's that simple!

Watch this video to see what you'll learn in the drawing and painting sections of the Academy:
Once you develop your style, and feel confident about your art, it’s time to show your artwork to others.
This leads to the next phase, which is selling! Yay!

Phase IV

Learn How to Market and Sell Your Art

The best part about this section of the Academy is that it’s not just for watercolorists! It’s for ALL fine artists that want to learn how to sell their own artwork. All artists are welcome to join the Academy to learn the proper framework for successfully selling art both online and off!  In this course you will learn:

  • How to Build a Cohesive Body of Work
  • Sell Your Art Seven Different Ways
  • How to Market and Growing Your Customer List
  • Business Basics

This course goes hand in hand with the two live Zoom meetings I host every month in the Academy that are dedicated to helping members grow their own successful art business.


Click to learn more about this course, view the curriculum, and watch the first module:

Join the Academy today and get ongoing help with marketing and selling your art in my live Q&A meetings for a fraction of the price of other art coaches!

Watch this video to see what you’ll learn in the foundational marketing course in the Academy:
You are never alone in the Academy!
I’m there every step of the way to answer your questions, and help you build a successful business selling your art. 

Who This Academy is For:

🧑‍🎨  Anyone who wants to learn how to paint traditional & realistic watercolors.

💰 Fine artists who want to learn how to market and sell their art online, at shows, wholesale, and license their artwork to companies.

🖌️ Beginner artists looking for an easy to follow system for drawing and layering watercolors successfully.

🎨 Experienced artists who want to strengthen their skills with watercolors.

🖼️ Artists who have tried painting with watercolors, but aren’t achieving the desired results in their paintings.

🖥️ Artists looking for support when they need it, but the flexibility to work on the course when it fits into their schedule.

✏️ Anyone who desires to create their own original artwork, and not copy or trace someone else’s art.

👥 Creatives looking for a community of like minded artists to connect with!

The Academy is SOOO Much More than just Courses!

The Academy wouldn’t be complete unless there was a place for artists to meet each other, share their work, ask questions, get feedback, and more! Here’s what else you’ll find in the Academy:

In the Artist Forum you will meet  a friendly and active group of amazing artists from all around the world who you can chat with, share your art, ask for feedback, and cheer each other on!

We have live weekly video meetings via Zoom. The meeting topics alternate from sharing our art to asking questions on how to sell art. If you can’t make a meeting you can alway submit a question, and watch the replay.

Sometimes you will have a question that just isn’t answered in a course. That’s where the Extra Help Tutorials come in handy! In this section you can look up solutions to problems, and if you can’t find what you are looking for I will personally make a demo for you!

Sharpen your skills with my monthly drawing challenges! To get better at drawing you need to practice. Each challenge is broken up into 12 mini sections allowing you to spread the challenge out over the span of the month to complete.

What Students Say:

"Tracy does not believe in cookie-cutter artists and she treats everyone with respect. But what really sets her apart is her commitment to you!"

"Tracy does not believe in cookie-cutter artists and she treats everyone with respect. But what really sets her apart is her commitment to you!"

"Tracy is dedicated to teaching her experiences as an artist and business person. Her tutorials are filled with step-by-step drawing and painting instructions, lots of guidance on how to start selling your art, and plenty of encouragement to develop your own style and message. Personally, participating in the business part of her academy has helped me move to the next level of my business. She helped me to recognize that I needed to find ways to reach out to customers and fans via email and social media events when the in-person art events were canceled. Knowing that she was there to help gave me the courage to stretch myself and try new things. I highly recommend Tracy as both an instructor and a coach."
"I have immensely enjoyed the Watercolor Painting for Beginners course."

"I have immensely enjoyed the Watercolor Painting for Beginners course."

"Tracy is not only a gifted artist, but also a brilliant teacher. Her instructions are easy to follow, and she shows and tells, step by step, how to get the best results and what to avoid doing. The lessons are great preparation for the assignments. I like that they were challenging and that each had a goal for exploring and executing techniques that produced stunning results. It was so rewarding to see my paintings build up to completion. It’s very satisfying to see the patience of layering pay off. Tracy helped me to see my work objectively, through thoughtful and invaluable corrective criticism."
- Tara Urbach
"Tracy is an inspirational teacher."

"Tracy is an inspirational teacher."

"Last year I did some soul searching and discovered I needed some help with my watercolor techniques. Divine intervention led me to Tracy Lizotte Studios via Instagram, and ever since I've been creating art I'm super proud of. I joined her Art Academy, which is an amazing group of supportive people, and every one of her courses (like the Mini-Course on How to Paint an Egg) has helped strengthen my skills, both as an artist, and a business woman. There's so much content in her classes you won't go wrong if you want to learn to manage the sometimes fickle nature of watercolors."
"Anyone can paint with watercolor and Tracy Lizotte's courses show you how!"

"Anyone can paint with watercolor and Tracy Lizotte's courses show you how!"

"I have completed Tracy's The Fundamentals of Drawing and Watercolor Painting for Beginners courses and highly recommend both of them. In the drawing course, she teaches you different drawing techniques and how to see everything as shapes and lines allowing you to draw anything. In the watercolor course, she teaches you how to bring your drawings to life. You learn how to use the tools, techniques, skills and strategies to successfully create watercolor paintings. In addition, Tracy coaches you along the way by providing valuable critiques, advice and most importantly encouragement as you complete each step of the course! I would recommend her courses to anyone who wants to learn or improve their artistic skills!"
- Jeff Smith

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have access to the courses in the Academy?

You get unlimited access to all courses, live video meetings, artist forum, extra help tutorials, challenges, and all new add-ons in the Academy for as long as you are a subscriber.


All courses are evergreen (meaning they are always available) except for seasonal courses. Seasonal courses are available for limited time to buy or go through in the Academy.

Do I have to go through the courses in order?

No, you can go through the courses in any order you like! Some artists like to jump back and forth from The Fundamentals of Drawing to Watercolor Painting for Beginners course. Other artists like to start with the Fundamentals of Drawing and take breaks from this course to do a quick mini watercolor course. There are also artists in the Academy that only focus on the marketing and selling courses.  

Every course is self paced and you can go through each lesson as many times as you like as long as you are a member!

Can I cancel my subscription anytime?

Yes it’s easy! You can cancel your subscription any time, and do not have to wait until the end of the billing cycle. If you know you only want access for one year, then you can cancel immediately, and still have access to all the content to the end of your paid year of membership. You can also ask me to help:-)

What happens if I cancel?

After you cancel, and your monthly or yearly subscription ends you will no longer have access to the Academy. You also lose the subscription price you original  subscribed to, which means if you want to re-enroll it would be at the current price (which may have gone up since you first enrolled).

Can I purchase a course separately?

You can purchase my three signature courses, the Fundamentals of Drawing, and Watercolor Painting for Beginners, and How to Market and Sell Your Art separately from the Academy. Buying these courses gives you lifetime access to them without having to pay a subscription fee. You cannot purchase any of the advanced courses in the Academy at this time. To get access to those courses you must be a member of the Academy. 

I also have a select few mini courses that are available throughout the year to purchase.

All available courses to buy can be found here.

Are the courses the same in the Academy that are also for sale?

Yes the courses that are available for sale are the exact same in the Academy.


The courses that are for sale can be found on a separate site hosted on Teachable

What is the difference between the Academy and purchasing a course?

The Academy gives you access to all my content and ongoing help from me and the other artists in the Academy. If you like support and feedback when you learn, or looking for a community of artists to connect with, than the Academy is a good fit for you.

If you like to own courses, which gives you forever access to them without paying an ongoing subscription fee, and also like knowing you can refer back to the lessons anytime you want with no support, then buying the courses may be a good fit for you.

How is the Academy different from other art memberships?

In the Academy you will have full access to the entire site!  This allows you to carve out your own unique path for learning, and can go through the courses at your own pace. If you get stuck, you have access to me in live weekly meetings, the Community Forum, and private messages! 


The flexibility you get in the Academy to learn when YOU want to learn in combination with live help makes this membership the best combination of both worlds.


The affordable price of the Academy make it a rare find in the online world!

Can I download the videos?

No, you cannot download any videos in the Academy. You must be connected to the internet to watch the course videos. 

Is the Academy a mobile responsive site?

Yes, all the content in the Academy has been designed to look fantastic on any device. You can go through the Academy on your smart phone, iPad, laptop, and desktop computer as long as it’s connected to high speed internet. 

My child wants to learn art. What age do you need to be to join the Academy?

If your child is 12 or older and is serious about learning fine art, than the Academy is a great place for them to learn! The skills I teach here are not often taught in the regular school system, or even college. They will learn the foundation needed to set them up for success in any area of art they decide to focus on as they  grow older. They will also get to see how other artists solve problems when creating and sell art!

I don't paint watercolors but want to learn how to sell. Can your Academy help me?

Yes! The Academy is for all artists who want to learn how to market and sell their art. You will find jewelry makers, ceramic artists, photographers, oil painters, and acrylic decorative painters all in the Academy working on building a business selling their art. 

Can I have a one-on-one session with you?

Unfortunately no. However there are many ways to talk to me in the Academy. You can talk to me live in the weekly Q&A meetings, ask me questions in the Forum, and you can also send me private messages. It’s important for me to hear your questions, and give you answers that apply directly to your situation! 


I will always to my best to be there for you, and help no matter what stage of art you are in. 😃

Can I upgrade to an annual membership later?

Yes, you can! Once you’re in the Academy you can choose to upgrade from a monthly membership to a yearly membership any time you want in your profile settings. You also can always ask me for help and I will be right there to assist you:-)

What if I'm unhappy with the Academy? Can I get a refund?

It’s very important to me to have happy art members in the Academy, and happy customers. If for any reason you feel the Academy is not a good fit for you within 14 days of subscribing to the Academy, you can get a refund. To request a refund email: artist@tracylizottestudios.com  

I still have questions, can I contact you?

Yes! I’m happy to help you any way I can. Please don’t hesitate to contact me at: artist@tracylizottestudios.com.

Art is a life long journey. Go further, faster on your journey in the Academy!

Hi, I’m Tracy!

I have a passion for painting with watercolors, and teaching others the traditional fine art techniques that have been passed down to me. Most importantly I want to have fun when I paint and to share that fun with those who enjoy creating art.

I’m here to help you develop your skills to draw, paint, market, and sell!

Have a question? I’m here for yah!

Contact me at:  artist@tracylizottestudios.com

Wanna learn more about me, and how I came to be a professional artist? Check out my About Page.

Are you ready to develop your skills and evolve into the artist you’re meant to be?

If so, I look forward to seeing you in the Academy. 😃

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  • Video critiques
  • Extra help tutorials
  • Artist forum to share your art
  • Friendly group of artists
  • Direct private messages to me

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  • Video critiques
  • Extra help tutorials
  • Artist forum to share your art
  • Friendly group of artists
  • Direct private messages to me
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