Watercolor Maps


Jen, calligrapher and watercolorist, uses a variety of simple tools to create complex looking maps!







What you'll learn:

  •  How to plan your layout and features from start to finish

  •  How to use references for creating custom, one-of-a kind maps that evokes cherished memories 

  •  How to draw icons to represent special locations and features of your map

  •  How the select map icons without getting overwhelmed

  • How to effectively shade your map icons for eye-appealing depth and dimension 

  •  How to create beautiful watercolor washes for your map designs 

  •  How to embrace and/or correct the inevitable oops 

How this will work:

  • This is a live online group workshop.
  • Live lessons will be recorded and available for replay.
  • Each lesson will be approximately 2 hours plus a 30 minute Q&A session.
  • You will be able to see a close view of the instructor's paper.
  • All handouts, links and recordings are found in the course portal.


The same skills you will learn for making maps can be used to make timelines! 

Sherry J
Jen is such an over-the-top awesome teacher! Her methods of explanation and valuable handouts really contribute to her instruction.

Carole B
What a great instructor…clear, concise, engaging, and fun.

Vicky D
Not only is Jen's art beautiful and fun, but she is so encouraging and inspirational, especially for a beginner like myself.


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About Jen:

Jen Sweeney left the medical field in 2019 to start her business J Sweeney Designs. Calligraphy was her first love but now she’s smitten with watercolor. Known for her love of the wedge brush she continues to uncover innovative ways to use this tool. When not creating she’s likely out cycling with her husband.


NO digitizing or scanning knowledge necessary! All work is unique, original, and straight from your hand and heart. 


Creating maps will spark ideas for other artistic projects for clients or for your own painting pleasure.


Creating maps will elevate your drawing and painting skills!