JOIN US FOR 6 WEEKS OF DARING ADVENTURES IN LOVE & LOSS:
This 6 week ecourse is not just about painting, it’s about being Daring in Love & Loss. What you do on the canvas mirrors the bold steps you take in your life! This course is for anyone who wants to invite in love, heal layers of loss, strengthen their creative muscles, be inspired on a daily basis, and step into their own brilliance and find their magic.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Simply click on the “Add to Cart” link and you will be directed to Paypal to complete your purchase (you can pay with a credit card and with out a Paypal account). You will receive a welcome email within 24 hours and a login info 2 weeks before class begins.
INSTANT + FOREVER ACCESS: $99
IN LOVE & LOSS
[ SELF PACED with INSTANT+FOREVER ACCESS ]
AN ONLINE COURSE ABOUT BEING DARING IN LOVE & LOSS WITH ART.
THIS COURSE IS FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO INVITE IN LOVE AND HEAL LAYERS OF LOSS THROUGH CREATIVE EXPRESSION.
6 weeks, INSTANT + FOREVER ACCESS
CREATE HEART CENTERED MIXED-MEDIA ART
THIS BRAND NEW PAINTING & MIXED-MEDIA COURSE IS ONE I’VE BEEN INCUBATING FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS SINCE MY DIVORCE HEARTBREAK. IT IS THE COURSE I WISH THAT I HAD DURING THE FIRST 6 MONTHS OF HEALING. WHETHER YOU’RE STRUGGLING WITH A CURRENT HEARTBREAK OR SIMPLY WANT TO WELCOME MORE LOVE IN, YOU ARE WELCOME TO EXPLORE YOUR HE(ART) IN THIS COURSE. NOW MORE THAN EVER, THE WORLD NEEDS YOU TO BE ALIVE TO MORE LOVE & HEALING.
WHAT THE COURSE WILL COVER:
THROUGH PAINT, COLLAGE & EASY TO FIND MIXED-MEDIA, WE’LL DIVE INTO HEART OPENING & SOOTHING EXERCISES TO BRING IN LOVE AND MOVE THROUGH STUCK PARTS AND PAIN.
DARING ADVENTURES IN PAINT & LIFE WILL BE CONDUCTED IN A SAFE, PRIVATE, PASSWORD PROTECTED ONLINE ENVIRONMENT, EACH OF THE 6 WEEKS, WE’LL FOCUS ON A DIFFERENT THEME OF INVITING IN LOVE & HEALING LOSS TROUGH PAINT:
WEEK ONE: Inviting in Love to your Soul through Mixed-Media Painting Prompts led by Mati via video for you to watch as many times as you’d like, Self-care Missions, Love Potions, Poems & a video interview with Life & Mindfulness Coach Melissa Maher.
WEEK TWO: Inviting in Love to your Body through Mixed-Media Painting Prompts led by Mati via video for you to watch as many times as you’d like, Self-care Missions, Love Potions, Poems & a video interview with Yoga teacher and Author of “Love Your Body” + “Full” Kimber Simpkins.
WEEK THREE: Inviting in Love to your Mind through Mixed-Media Painting Prompts led by Mati via video for you to watch as many times as you’d like, Self-care Missions, Love Potions, Poems & a video interview with Magic Maker + Artist Myriam Loeschen.
WEEK FOUR: Inviting in Love to your Unique Style and Quirks through Mixed-Media Painting Prompts led by Mati via video for you to watch as many times as you’d like, Self-care Missions, Love Potions, Poems & a video interview with Wear Your Joy leader, Artist & Possibilitarian Kelly Rae Roberts.
WEEK FIVE: Inviting in Love to your Space through Mixed-Media Painting Prompts led by Mati via video for you to watch as many times as you’d like, Self-care Missions, Love Potions, Poems & a video interview with Sacred Grief Ritualist Carmen Sophia Wilde.
WEEK SIX: Inviting in Love to your Neighbor through Mixed-Media Painting Prompts led by Mati via video for you to watch as many times as you’d like, Self-care Missions, Love Potions & a video interview with Artist, Yoga & Meditation Teacher Susa Talan.
As well as a video interview and love potions from Body, Mind & Spirit Alchemist Lara Cornell.
THE COURSE WILL HAVE LOTS OF LOVING ADVENTURES EACH WEEK, INCLUDING:
VIDEO Demos & Material Exploration, Treasure Hunts, Creative Missions, Exclusive Weekly Interviews with Amazing Artists and will be full or Color and daily inspiration.
Guest Interviews include: Yoga teacher + Author Kimber Simpkins, Grief Ritualist Carmen Sophia Wilde, Magic Maker Myriam Loeschen and more!
ABOUT DARING ADVENTURES IN LOVE & LOSS:
The genesis of this course: In the last 5 years since my divorce, I’ve been actively exploring themes of love, in particular cultivating self-love. I realized after my sudden split and heartbreak, that it was an inside job and proceeded to heal myself through paint.
This class has been calling to me in title since the split and finally feels ripe to offer to you! Whether you’ve recently broken up with someone, have experienced a loss of someone close to you, want to invite more love into your life, or are saddened by our political divide and want to bring more love into the world. It always comes back to LOVE.
In life, we are always surfing the brink of love and loss. Every day there are small and giant ways that we experience both feelings, sometimes simultaneously.
What will this class look like?
Every week there will be a new theme on the topic of LOVE. Day One there will be a Painting Video + Prompt. You don’t need to have fancy materials— paint and a journal from the grocery store work… as well as canvases if you’d like to expand on the lessons.
This class is for you to feel uplifted and for your heart to expand through art= he(art).There will also be some letting go of old layers involved and brilliant interviews with artists, therapists and teachers on the theme of inviting in love.
Through the energy of this class we are sure to create an incredible LOVE BOMB that will ripple out for goodness into the world.
“Take your broken heart, make it into art”— Carrie Fisher <3
THE DARING ADVENTURES COMMUNITY & HOW THIS WORKS:
EACH WEEKDAY OF THE 6 WEEKS YOU WILL RECEIVE A NEW POST! Participants will have the opportunity to make comments and ask questions each week on the topic area. We will also have a safe, private Facebook group for more discussion + sharing. Participants are encouraged to post images of their painting progress in the group (visible only to fellow participants) and leave questions + feedback for their classmates.
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO TAKE AN E-COURSE WITH ME? I’ll let my students take this one:
Mati Rose stands in that magical intersection of art and truth-telling. She’s a soulful storyteller and a powerful teacher. Dare to get messy. Create. And find some joy.”
– Dr. Brené Brown
Thank you for all those wonderful videos you have set up! I’ve been listening to them over and over while painting or cooking! I’ve had burst of painting and nothing during those days, but I have also been watching, listening and feeling daring because of the time I have allowed myself to do art and enjoy it… why didn’t I allow myself before blows me away! I love it so much and thank you for giving me that gift again.”
Mati’s prowess with paint is so inspiring! I thought it was going to feel really daunted painting with her, because she’s so talented, but instead I felt more freedom to express myself and my unique style than ever before! She made me feel comfortable, and at the same time encouraged me to push the envelope, get messy and keep going.
Mati’s years of experience as a professional artist has given her an incredible wellspring of tools to help others on this path. Whether it be guidance around a particular technique, or simply an encouraging cheer reminding me I am on the right track, Mati’s taught me how to stretch my creative muscles and infuse play and adventure into all areas of my life!”
When I listen to the painting, it’s always a win (because if I’m doing it right, the “painting” is my own intuition talking to me). BAM!”
I took several e-courses in the meantime, and it’s usually in your courses that I can really loosen up and just create No inner critic, no inhibitions, just making art. Thank you for that!”
What I love most about your Daring Adventures is that it frees up the part of me that wants to Control things! Art can be so unwieldy & unpredictable; your classes always remind and encourage me to swim in the wild waters instead of just standing at the edge dipping my toes in.”
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: Will there be videos?
A: YES we will have inspiring weekly demo videos!
Q: Who is this course geared towards?
A: Anyone who wants to flex their creative muscles, be inspired and explore painting, collage and practice being more daring and invite in more LOVE in their lives.
Q: I’m not going through anything heavy, can I still take this class?
A: Yes, I repeat;)— This class is for anyone who wants to flex their creative muscles, be inspired and explore painting, collage and practice being more daring and invite in more LOVE in their lives.
Q: When does the class start?
A: You can begin right away and take the lessons in a self-paced way!:)
Q: Do I need to book Daring Adventures in Paint to do the course?
A: Not at all! They compliment each other, but are not necessary.
Q: If I have Daring Adventures in Paint is the course relevant?
A: Yes! It will be its own experience and an opportunity to work through the course material and deepen into the exercises and ideas! Feel free to order it as it will only compliment the course!
Q: How much does the course cost and how do I pay?
A: The course is full price $99, which includes 6 weeks of lessons (M-F) + lifetime access to the Daring community. You’ll be paying for the course through PayPal. PayPal automatically converts currency for you.
Q: Is there a deadline for signing up?
Q: Why are you focusing on Love AND Loss? Isn’t that a bummer?
A: In order to experience love, it’s important to acknowledge the full spectrum of emotion including the dark shadow side of loss. Every emotion is acceptable in class while making art and using it as a catharsis to process your feelings.
Q: Are you a trained therapist?
A: Nope! While I have volunteered facilitating art therapy before, I’m merely an artist using my personal experience and art lessons as prompts to create heart opening work. I will be bringing in various guest artists and healers to chat, but this will in no way serve as a subsitute to in person counseling by licensed therapists.
Q: Can you give me a general description of how the course works?
A: The course is structured in six weekly increments. Each week will include an introduction by Mati Rose, a demonstration on the topic for the week, information, food for thought, inspiring interviews, technique tips, and of course, painting! Participants can comment and ask questions in the course environment, and they have a week to finish the weekly assignment. Participants will post a photo or scan of the progress they’ve made on their painting for the week.
Q: Do I need to have taken a painting class to sign up?
A: Nope! Beginners most welcome.
Q: I’m an artist, will this course be relevant for me?
A: Yes, if you feel called to take this course it is for you! It is for anyone who is open to exploring their creative practice and for an inspiration jump start and dive into heart centered excercises! This course is accessible to beginners and advanced artists alike. We will be discussing how to tap more fully into your own creativity and Mati Rose’s approach to painting.
Q: What will I need?
A: – Computer
– Camera to capture images of your paintings if you want to share them!
– Email address
– Basic Acrylic Paint – specific materials will be covered at the beginning of each week & are always optional. It’s not important to have the exact right stuff, just to create as much as possible!
– Paper & gel medium/mod podge for collage
– 6 Painting Surfaces— canvases or mixed media paper is great
– Time to be inspired & create (a few hours a week)
Q: Will Mati Rose offer technical instructions on how to paint as part of this course?
A: Yes! She will be covering a wide array of topics from how to begin paintings, create collages and fun techniques like silver leaf!
Q: What can I expect to get out of this course?
A: You will get:
– inspiration to paint
– video demos
– weekly exclusive interviews with artists and healers in the field
– a community of folks exploring painting and exercises in ushering in love along with you
– instruction on technique
– a place to ask questions and get responses from Mati Rose
– feedback from your peers
Q: What if I enroll in the course and I don’t want to complete any paintings?
A: In an ideal world we’d be painting all the time, but simply by showing up and taking this course, you will stretch your creativity and hopefully be inspired in life!
Q: Do I have to check into the class at specific times?
A: You do not have to check into the class at specific times. You can access the week’s assignments when your schedule permits. We’d love it if everyone checked into the course environment and read updated material several times a week, but we realize this isn’t possible for everyone. This is great news for anyone living outside the US – time difference don’t matter!
Q: Will other people see my paintings?
A: Only if you choose to! The course will include a private Facebook group where those taking the class can post their own work and view the work of others in the class. We do encourage everyone who signs up and participates in the class to share the work that they make for the class. Sharing your work is an important part of the process of learning to paint and being daring. That said, mean, critical comments will not be tolerated in the course environments. We hope to create a safe and positive environment for sharing work.
Q: Will I get direct feedback from Mati Rose?
A: This class is not designed for regular individual feedback. She will be commenting on a select number of paintings each week that everyone in the course can learn from. If you ask specifically for instructor feedback, Mati will do her best to comment on your painting.
Q: I have a question about the course you didn’t answer. What should I do?
A: You can email us at email@example.com and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible!
Q: How long does the course stay open after it ends?
A: It will be open forever! (As long as ecourse platform exists in same format due to technology!)
Q: Do you offer refunds?
A: No refunds. Due to the nature of the course with passwords given at the time of purchase, it is not possible to offer refunds. Thank you for understanding.
MATI ROSE MCDONOUGH 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.