A NEW Year Long Painting Class!


In early 2015 my friend Mati and I were talking about what we really want for the year and we both said that we wanted to paint alongside others for community, accountability and inspiration. So we decided to create an e-course for what we most needed! We hope you'll join us and be as inspired as we are!
Click here to watch my 5 minute video and studio visit in which I talk all about our offerings for 52 Paintings, and give you samples of the painting demos that you can expect.

Join artists and teachers Mati McDonough and Faith Evans-Sills on a year long adventure, as we journey each week through a new way of working and seeing through paint. We'll dive in with the goal of creating a painting a week and taking your studio practice to the next level. We'll cover lots of techniques to add to your skill set in the studio, along with new ways of seeing and keeping yourself inspired. Each week will follow a rhythm to help you stay focused on your goals and our topic. On Mondays either Mati or Faith will post an instructional video, walking you through our painting processes based on the weekly topic, we encourage you to turn up the music and paint along with us! Lessons will often include inspirational prompts, PDF downloads, along with lots of interaction in our private online classroom and in our private FB group. Mati and Faith will be very active in the group, providing support, feedback and guidance throughout the year. Wednesdays are our inspiration day where we'll post videos, interviews and other bits of inspiration to keep you inspired through your week. Fridays are our sharing day where we invite you to be Daring together and share your work and ask for feedback!
Who is this class for? This online class is open to all skill levels and all creative spirits looking to deepen their painting practice, broaden their painting skills and work their bravery muscles in the studio!
What materials do I need for this course, do I need a studio space? No, you do not need a separate studio space for this course but it will be much easier if you have a spot in your home that is dedicated just to painting. This could be a corner of your kitchen, dining room or just a cabinet where you store your supplies so you can easily access them when your inspiration strikes. Some of our projects will be messy and you will want a place where you can feel free to let those spirits lead you without worry. We will give you a list of art supplies, many of which you probably already have in your studio/art bin. We'll primarily use acrylic paints, we'll share our favorite brands with you, along with inks, paint markers, paint brushes, collage materials, etc. we'll give you lots of notice so its easy for you to have things on hand.

How long will I have access to the course material? Do I have to complete all the projects?  You will have access to all of the course material for the full year in our online classroom, so you can go at your own pace! No need to worry if you miss a week or a lesson, we want this class to feed your inspiration, and be a  receptive place where you can relax and re-energize your art practice. You will never get any guilt or pressure from us or within the group to complete projects. Participants can share their projects in the FB group as they feel led, gaining feedback and inspiration from each other!

It's already part of the way through the year, is it too late to start the class?
We have designed this class to be easy to jump into at any time, once you sign up you'll have access to all of the lessons for the whole year to go at your own pace, so even if you sign up half way through the year you'll still be able to get all of the information that you need and you can begin at any time.
The course will be divided into monthly themes, within those themes we will explore in depth techniques and methods.
Here are some of the monthly themes that we will cover:
52 painting sales page_flatWe'll have our own easy to access password protected online classroom where we'll gather as a group. Mati and Faith will both invite you into their studios with video presentations. The course will have a strong weekly rhythm, with posts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Our goal is to keep you on track and inspired!  All of the videos and PDFs presented with the class are downloadable and yours to keep forever! We'll spend time covering Nature Mandalas throughout the course, using them as an inspirational tool. Many weeks throughout the course Faith will be sharing demo videos of the start to finish creation of one of her nature mandalas. We'll also have special social media tags to use when we share our work online throughout the course, building our community and tribe. 

We begin our year long adventure with our first day of classes on March 16th! 


We want everyone who's called to join us to be able to afford this class, so we are offering three pricing options, just pick the one that best fits your budget:


Option 1: Go month to month, purchase the One Year Class here with 12 $79 monthly installments: this option lets you go month by month, giving you flexibility.

$79 Monthly Installment Price

Option 2: Purchase Three Months at a time for $175: the course will be divided into three month modules by theme.
Here are our Modules: 

Months 1 to 3 {Ways of Seeing, Finding Your Center Point, Abstract Love}
Months 4 to 6 {Words With Meaning, Layering With Stencils, Incorporating Geometrics}
Months 7 to 9 {The Natural World, Soul Animals, Unconventional Surfaces}
Months 10 to 12 {Mantra Mandalas, Finding Your Power, Owning Your Story}

Monthly Modules

Option 3: The Whole She-BANG!
This is the best value, you save $200 when you buy the whole year long class upfront, Yippee! 

$628 for a full year investment in growing your skills, community and studio practice.

We are so excited about sharing all of the abundance of this coming year with you in the studio, learning and growing together!  Xo

Also check out our Costa Rica retreat PURA VIDA:: Painting in Paraiso with Mati and Faith, coming up March 7-13, 2016 at a villa on the beach in Nosara!  All of the women joining our Pura Vida Retreat will receive a year long membership in our 52 Paintings E-Course for FREE!

About our teachers:
Faith is a painter, wife, mother, world traveler and New York City transplant. With 20+ years of personal painting experience she enjoys inspiring others to manifest their most heartfelt ideas through creating art. Her art has been exhibited widely, included in multiple publications and she is very excited to now be fulfilling her longtime dream of offering creative workshops and retreats. She lives with her husband and 3 young children by the sea in Charleston, South Carolina, where they enjoy exploring southern beaches and maintaining a close connection with nature through frequent trips to wild places. Follow along here on her eponymous blog and on Instagram where she posts daily beauty and inspiration.
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Mati is an artist and daring adventurer whose name is pronounced Matey, like Ahoy! She is an Oakland, California based artist, illustrator, painting teacher and author of “Daring Adventures in Paint”.  After wanting to be an artist for many years, but feeling like it was “impractical”, at 29 years Mati took the leap and went back to art school at the California College of the Arts. Almost 10 years later, she is still excited and terrified every time she sees a blank canvas. She has had dozens of art shows, taught painting classes internationally and had her art used by clients Patagonia, University Games, Pier 1, as well as greeting cards, and her very own home decor line. She also has illustrated several children’s books including “i carry your heart” written by ee cummings. Through her workshops, book, and popular online course, she spreads a warm message of creative courage: it’s never too late to show the world your magic.  
photo by Andrea Scher 

REFUND POLICY: Due to the instant-access and digital nature of this product, there are no refunds!

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