Welcome Daring Adventurers!
6 weeks of Daring Adventures in Paint, Play & Inspiration:
$89 Forever Access!
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing — Helen Keller
This 6 week ecourse is not just about painting, it’s about being daring in art & life! What you do on the canvas mirrors the bold steps you take in your life! This course is for anyone who wants to strengthen their creative muscles, be inspired on a daily basis, and step into their own brilliance and find their magic.
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HOW TO REGISTER:
Simply click on the “Add to Cart” link and you will be directed to Paypal to complete your purchase. Then within a few minutes you should receive an email with the login information to be used on the first day of class.
$89 FOREVER ACCESS!
WHAT THE COURSE WILL COVER:
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 chapter and themes of Daring Adventures In Paint:
Week One: Finding Inspiration — Creating a Lush Painted Background
Week Two: Trusting Your Path — Creating a Patchwork Collage
Week Three: Showing The World Your Magic — Silver-Leaving Exercise + Doily Stencils
Week Four: Following Your Compass — Transferring Your Sketches to Paint
Week Five: Telling Your Story — Dropping Into Your Own Narrative
Week Six: Finding Your Voice & Flow — Tying it All Together
The course will have lots of fun tips & tricks each week, including:
VIDEO Demos & Material Exploration, Treasure Hunts, Creative Missions, Exclusive Weekly Interviews with Amazing Artists and will be full of Color and daily inspiration.
Guest Artists include: Jessica Swift, Sarah Ahearn Bellemare, Kelly Rae Roberts, Alena Hennessy, Mindy Lacefield and more!
Check out Mati Rose Studio Store for art supplies + inspiring books by contributors!
THE DARING ADVENTURE 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
Dr. Brené Brown author of Daring Greatly: “Unused creativity is not benign – it turns into grief. Do something with it.”
“A wonderful & inspiring course! I felt like I went to yoga for artists…finding the inner artist in me.”
“My time, my place, my self.”
“I can feel that push and pull that comes with being out of your comfort zone.”
“Fear is a part of me, but art is healing from the inside out. I don’t care if I’m good or bad, if I sell art or finish a piece… I have the heart and hands of an artist.”
“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!”
“Lovely to see such a breadth of expression and playfulness from across the globe.”
“When I worked as a staff designer I usually had to design for an existing brand. I feel like now I am discovering myself and I can’t believe I am holding a paintbrush!! I have never painted so much before.”
“Checking my inbox each day for the new ‘lesson’ was always a treat! I truly got addicted to painting. And thank you classmates for sharing your art and parts of your world and the great feedback and discussions. This group turned into this lovely art community and I hope we can keep sharing on here. Ahoy!”
“Thanks Mati for a great course. Although I’ve been creative in my life in lots of ways, painting has always been too difficult, too much of an unknown quantity – I’ve just never known how to start. I have enjoyed carving out a little space in my life for paint over the last few weeks. I’ve really enjoyed all the different aspects of the course and everyone’s daring contributions. And tonight I have a painting on my lounge wall – by me!!! It’s not totally fabulous but there are aspects of it that I like. I’ve been waiting for someone to tell me that I can indeed be an artist and I’ve just realized tonight that I just need to tell myself. I am an artist.”
“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 & encourage me to swim in the wild waters instead of just standing at the edge dipping my toes in.”
So what about the art?
Here is just a smidgen of the amazing art created by my e-course students:
Paintings by (clockwise from top left) Daring Adventures in Paint students Lyn Metcalf, Heidi TenPas, Tricia Tharp, Trina Dalziel, Shannon Newlin, & Nikki Cade
Join us for 6 weeks of Daring Adventures in Paint, Play & Inspiration
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
*Will there be videos?
YES we will have inspiring weekly demo videos!
1. Who is this course geared towards?
Anyone who wants to flex their creative muscles, be inspired and explore painting, collage and practice being more daring in their lives.
2. When does the class start?
Right now! You can have access to the entire course immediately!
3. Do I need the book Daring Adventures in Paint to do the course?
Not at all! They compliment each other, but are not necessary.
4. If I have Daring Adventures in Paint is this course relevant?
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!
5. How much does the course cost and how do I pay?
The course is $199, which includes 6 weeks of lessons (M-F) + lifetime access to the Daring community. You will be paying for the course through Paypal. Paypal automatically converts currency for you.
6. Is there a deadline for signing up?
7. Can you give me a general description of how the course works?
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.
8. Do I need to have taken a painting class to sign up?
Nope! Beginners most welcome.
9. I’m an established artist, will this course be relevant for me?
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! 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.
10. What will I need?
- scanner or camera to capture images of your paintings if you want to share them!
- email address
- 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 for collage
- Canvases or Painting surfaces
- Time to be inspired & create (a few hours a week)
Here’s a link to Mati Rose’s Store for her favorite supplies!
11. Will Mati Rose offer technical instruction on how to paint as part of this course?
Yes! She will be covering a wide array of topics from how to begin paintings, create collages, image transfers and fun techniques like silver leaf!
12. What can I expect to get out of this course?
You will get:
- inspiration to paint
- video demos
- weekly exclusive interviews with artists in the field
- a community of folks exploring painting along with you
- instruction on technique
- a place to ask questions and get responses from Mati Rose
- feedback from your peers
13. What if I enroll in the course and I don’t complete any paintings?
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!
14. Do I have to check into the class at specific times?
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 differences don’t matter!
15. Will other people see my paintings?
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.
16. Will I get direct feedback from Mati Rose?
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.
17. I have a question about the course you didn’t answer. What should I do?
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible!
18. How long does the course stay open after it ends?
It will be open forever! (As long as ecourse platform exists in same format due to technology!)
19. Do you offer refunds?
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 went back to art school when she was just shy of 30 years old to study painting and illustration at the California College of the Arts. She made art from the time she was very little growing up in Maine, but never considered herself an artist until recently. Now at 37, Mati has had dozens of art shows, taught painting classes internationally and had her art and illustrations used for Patagonia, University Games, Pier 1, as well as greeting cards, children’s books, her painting book and her very own furniture line with Creative Coop. She is represented by Lilla Rogers Studio for illustration & licensing. www.matirose.com