- You get to explore a topic, or an art supply, with purpose.
- You create an impressive body of work.
- You have the opportunity to see your skills improve between artwork 1 and Artwork 8 (or 12 or 20 or 31 or 54 or 100)
- You can take a photo of your collection and FEEL THE FEELS of a joyous job well done.
On New Years Day 2017 I started deliberately trying to sketch every day. I decided on ‘everyday-ish’ and the first sketch was not about much – an empty chocolate nuts bottle and a pair of scissors or something… sketched with coloured biros. As much as I’ve always been a ‘draw-er’, that was the year my confidence grew. By drawing lots and lots of things I became confident enough to try sketching anything, and I still try and sketch every day.
In 2018, after teaching adults face to face for almost 7 years, it became so evident to me that the people who had the most confidence to paint with me, who started as beginners, were the ones who painted often. And that was the idea that sparked the Paint Along of the Month Club, launched in January 2019.
The idea of painting every month means that the learning with each painting has time to sink in, that you can try a variety of subjects and approaches, and at the end of the year you have at least 12 paintings to show for the learning that you’ve done.
Just a week ago I released Paint Along #22 in the Club series – I’m now working on the next three paintings – and I love doing it and sharing it.
I love the accessibility – I can jump on and do a painting whenever the mood strikes. And they can be painted within a reasonable amount of time which make it easier to fit in and makes you feel as though you are accomplishing. Plus your bright and encouraging teaching style Anna. It’s a delight to join in! DI, Club Member
I love your style of painting, I love your happy and encouraging personality! You have opened the door to the world of creating art to me, in a fun and not too demanding way. I am never reluctant to try a new piece because you have a way of walking me through it that makes it fun, even though I am not an artist, just a beginner who loves to work with colour. BECKY, Club Member
100% love it! It is so joyous & satisfying & mostly relaxing 😁, once I’ve let go of the high expectations I put on myself. RHYL, Club Member
As the Club has grown, and the lovelies that have been with me from the beginning are sharing more, we’re growing up and renaming as the SHINY HAPPY ART CLUB.
From January 2021 I will be including my demonstration collection videos in the Club (ie. free to Club Members). These have been $22-44 each month and while some people have sketched along with everything in the collection, others have chosen, and enjoyed sketching, their favourites!
All paintings up to #24 (released January 2021) will have ‘lifetime access’ (for the life of the website). From then on they will be included and available while a membership subscription is current.
Of course, if you do want to keep a particular class, you can buy whichever ones you choose at a discounted price.
The way the class platform is set up, I will be able to add even more bonuses for members, and if that gets you wanting to sketch and paint more, because I give you more options and inspiration, well… that’s where the joy lives. It’s exciting!
So join me.
So I can focus on all of you lovely members, I’ll be closing the doors of the Club for a while on 15 December. So tell your friends, get your paints out and ready… and let’s go!
You are invited to become a Member of the Paint Along of the Month Club!
What’s this all about?
So your creativity can flow all year long AND, the added bonus is you’ll be accidentally ‘learning by doing’.
- see every stroke of my brush,
- hear every word I say
- AND THERE’S A PAUSE BUTTON!
Two months after these Paint Along subjects are released to Club Members, they’ll be available to the general public for $44AUD each. But as a Member, you’re getting the BEST PRICE I can offer and $264 is equal to just $22 per Paint Along. That’s Half Price, and you’re saving $264.
What exactly do you get?
- LIFETIME, PRIORITY ACCESS to a new, high quality, Online Paint Along ON THE 25TH of each month starting January 25, 2019 (including video, photos and printables) – for a full year (12 paintings)
- Extra information from me about the ‘accidental learning’ included in that month’s Paint Along – it’s ‘learning by doing’!
- Voting rights on future Paint Along subjects
- Invitation to our PAOTM Club Private Facebook Group
- Discounts and offers throughout the year
just $22 per Paint Along. That’s Half Price, and you’re saving $264.
And the supplies we’ll need are pretty simple:
- Paints (I use and recommend the Golden Fluids Intro Set of 10 acrylics)
- Canvas Paper (I recommend the Mont Marte Canvas Pad)
- A set of brushes (I demonstrate with a set of Mont Marte brushes that includes #6 & #12 rounds and #10 & #16 flats, plus an inch wide flat brush)
- Plus an old teatowel and a water bucket – that’s it!
This is a terrific way to build creativity and art into your whole year, and I think you’ll be surprised by how much you learn along the way.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.
I’m going to do my absolute best to knock your socks off with value and learning and colour and fun!
I’ll see you in my virtual studio (soon!).
Huge thanks to everyone who has joined us in the studio so far this month! I ran sessions for two brand new subjects this weekend just gone – Dreamy Landscapes, and Bottlebrush and Bird – and they both went swimmingly! (That doesn’t seem like quite the right word when it comes to art, but it’s what it felt like!).
We have a few private Painting Parties coming up in June, and I’m also travelling to Gympie for workshops on Saturday 16 June… so take a look and see if there’s a subject you like at a time that suits!
See you in the studio!
I’m a bit of a fan of the ol’ Instagram.
And on Tuesday this week, the ‘good hair’ vibes and the ‘not too untidy’ situation collided, so I recorded a little video tour of the Shiny Happy Art studio here in Toowoomba.
Now, because it was recorded for insta, I am suffering a little ‘VVS’ (that’s ‘Vertical Video Syndrome’), and I’m trying to put aside my perfectionist tendencies by sharing it here as well.
Anyway, if you live far away, I hope it’s interesting to see our space.
And if you live close by, it’ll either look happy and familiar, or hopefully, it’ll look fun enough for you to come and pay us a visit sometime soon.
It’s all about #feelgoodart and it’s a very fun place to be.
See you soon!