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, creating a painting a week that we’ll walk you through with step by step instructional videos, inspirational prompts, PDF downloads, guided activities, along with lots of interaction in our private online classroom and in our private FB group. Mati and Faith with be very active in the group, providing support, feedback and guidance throughout the year.

Who is this class for? This 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, 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!


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 $69 monthly installments: 

Purchase One Year class here with $69 monthly installments:
Early Bird Price Regular price $89 per month  until March 1st

$69 Monthly Installment Price

Option 2: Purchase 3 Months at a time for $175: the course will be divided into 3 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, not only because you save $200 when you buy the whole year long class upfront, but also because with this option we are both giving you access to our other online offerings! Yippee!
With your purchase you’ll get access to:

~Faith’s 90 Day Mandala Meditation Program  ~Full Year Long Access to our 52 Paintings E-Course, all of the course material and our private online community for the whole year!

$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

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:

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About our teachers:

Faith is a painter, wife, mother, doula, 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