Working hard with my Masterclass team, I have re-built the program to be ongoing and evergreen.
This means that you can join the program, have lifetime access to the content, and run through it as many times as you want.
The pandemic has really affected Artists’ motivation and creativity. Shows have been cancelled, workshops are no longer available, except on-line, and getting together with other artists to share, laugh, and gather inspiration has disappeared.
The Masterclass is what will help you survive and grow during this time. Stress and fear kill motivation and the desire to create. Don’t let this happen to you….come be with artists just like you, create new work so you will be ready when all this has passed.
Whatever your level is right now it doesn’t matter. As long as you’re willing to put in the work to grow yourself.
You might be coming from different backgrounds such as:
- You’ve already submitted to shows and galleries in the past
- You’re an amateur/hobby artist trying to become a professional one
- You have a different full-time job (but big artistic dreams)
All artists evolve through a catalyst!
I want to help you to take action with where you’re going.
I stumbled over Gwen and felt a very strong urge to take her class. If you feel an impulse – now is your time! Follow through, and you will be blessed.
Read full reviewKate Hollander
For years I have admired Gwen’s work and have been fortunate to take several classes and workshops with her. Last year I was downtown and by sheer chance ran into her while grabbing a cup of coffee at a local eatery. She mentioned her coaching program to me and it got me thinking. After we met again and discussed the particulars, I was on board and eager to invest in my artistic journey. There are two reasons I decided to participate in the coaching program. First, Gwen’s talent for painting. Her work is stellar, full of color, depth, and joy.…
Developing my personal artistic voice and speaking about it in a distinct way and I would say it is invaluable. I have put it to use even in the last two days….I sold because of it. Getting the concept of asking questions…what are they looking for letting them make the choice to buy.
Read full reviewSara Chambers
Before working/coaching with Gwen I was floundering for direction and in my confidence as a serious artist. I came close to quitting art, at least at a professional level. Even though I draw and paint well and am relatively prolific, I felt I was walking in circles. I have had gallery representation for many years but my art and art sales were not going in the direction that I hoped. I wondered and wandered. What next? Will I ever succeed at marketing my work? Will I ever feel successful, gaining a steady income stream? How do I work effectively with…
Do it! Don’t wait. The experience of working alongside other students who are struggling with your same issues in such a supportive environment is very empowering….and very much worth the investment in time and dollars. This kind of work can make you feel vulnerable, and Gwen understands this. You will not only grow in skill and technique, you’ll be supported by Gwen’s true heart. This is a safe place for the soul of the artist.
I am grateful for having experienced your creative passion and artistic spirit. You never cease to amaze me in your gentle, quiet and powerful responses that propel women forward! Thank you for propelling me forward.
Read full reviewSusan Welton
Before Gwen’s Masterclass I didn’t quite take my art seriously. I wondered if I was producing the best that I had within myself My colors were bright, but not always interesting to me and my compositions were often not finished thoughtfully. I improved over the years by practicing different styles, but didn’t always know when to stop or when and why something about my painting was bugging me. I didn’t have the questions in my head to ask what was good, why, and/or why not? I couldn’t find my groove. This usually lead to me leaving many paintings unfinished, then…
Read full reviewNoel Vantol
Gwen, through her training techniques, reinforced many things I felt but didn’t have the confidence to trust in myself. For instance, taking my own paintings seriously, giving myself credit that yes, this really is a good painting. Searching through hundreds of paintings to find what we’re most drawn to, I realized that I am on the right track, I’m painting what I should be, I know my unique inner voice but am not always listening to it. Taking a risk was brought up again and again, and making mistakes allows you to learn. Taking the Masterclass taught me the importance…
Read full reviewJenn Williamson
I’ve spent the morning & much of yesterday reflecting on the amazing week I was so blessed to have with you. Your workshop experience completely blew me away! It was the safest place my artist spirit has ever been to. I took huge risks and learned to trust myself this week. I’ve shown & sold my work in New York — and I have had much success in selling at other shows & galleries. I have collectors internationally, and I would consider myself somewhat established in my art career. All this to say, I have come away from your workshop…
There has never been a more critical time for artists to gather and support each other.
You'll get an invite to my online Masterclass Classroom. Here you will access high-quality videos and assignments.
Private Facebook Group
We'll all connect on a Private Invite-Only Facebook Group. I'll be in there every day, and it also allows you to continue to connect with your fellow students.
- This masterclass has 7 Modules (plus a couple surprises).
- There is an active Facebook group where you will upload your paintings to receive suggestions and help especially if you are having problems with a painting and can’t figure out what to do.
Finding and developing your Artistic Voice is key to your success as an artist. With a step-by-step plan that helps you discover your voice life gets a whole lot easier.
While on the treasure hunt for your voice you will discover patterns you are drawn to that will add depth to your voice and your paintings.
At the end of this module you will have either discovered your style or be very close to it. This will enable you to create in a whole new way. You have just opened the door to one of the biggest assets to getting into top juried shows and galleries.
Design is the foundation of painting. You can have great colors, perfect values and intriguing center of interest but if the design isn’t solid the painting won’t hold together.
Think of design as a journey. A way for the viewer to wander through your painting ending at your center of interest where the viewer is entertained and eager to stay for a while. Also discover the psychological implications to where the center of interest is placed setting the mood of the painting for the viewer.
It is these small but powerful things that make the difference between a good painting and a great painting.
You love color but so often your colors turn muddy and look dull. You discover that too much color doesn’t give your painting the punch you desire. This is where neutrals come into play. You will soon discover how neutrals will be your best friend.
This is a powerful module. You will learn how colors speak to the viewer and how to select the right colors to project the feeling you want your painting to say.
You will learn all about the power of neutrals. They may not be sexy but they are what holds the painting together in a gentle yet exciting way.
You will learn how to make exquisite “quiet colors”. It is these colors that speak volumes while supporting your center of interest. You will know how to use them so your paintings will radiate your true artistic voice.
Plus, why using “straight out of the tube” colors lack sophistication.
After building the foundations in the first 3 modules, you’ll push your personal creative boundaries and stimulate your mind to think outside the box.
What better way to learn than to dissect the Masters. In this important module you will not only dissect the Masters but you will find designs within their paintings that will become yours. It is exciting and so much fun. This way you will never be without a dynamic abstract design.
We’ll breakdown such artists as:
- And of course, Picasso
And then you will reinvent a painting into a masterpiece that is yours.
You’ll be tasked with guidance on re-creating them in your own abstract. This will be one of your favorite modules – it will open doors you never knew existed.
Learning how to play is learning how to innovate.
There is nothing like entering the studio with the idea of just playing. This is when creativity comes alive. If you are unable to turn off your critical mind and self-judgement, you’ll be trapped into a style that isn’t naturally yours. We’ll work on ourselves to “play” – so we paint for ourselves, not others.
You will also be introduced to “Trash Can Painting Day”…..oh, what fun!!!
It’s easy to get stuck in the negative aspects of life.
In this module we’ll train your brain to look for beauty in something you think is ugly. Then, apply it to your canvas or paper. This rewires your brain to look for opportunity even when things don’t look that way.
This module will stretch your vision to see beyond what is there. What a great way to view the world… going beyond and creating beauty… this will be one of your best challenges.
So many students find this to being their favorite module because it stretches them beyond where they thought they could go. You will LOVE it!
Let’s put it all together…
There’s nothing worse than learning so many wonderful new things and then not knowing how to put them together to use in your paintings. I don’t want this to happen to you so in this module we will be developing a series where you will apply all you have learned.
As you know…developing a series of your work is essential. A series puts together your knowledge, your vision and your command of your medium and subject matter. In this module we’ll work on creating a series of 5-7 paintings.
Questions will come up and this is the safe place to have them answered. This module will give you the confidence to present your work to galleries and collectors.
So let’s talk costs.
The regular cost of the Masterclass is $498 for everything.
That means you get:
- Online classroom for your modules, videos, and assignments.
- Critique Sessions
- Private Facebook group
- Bonus: Free early access to Artistic Confidence course
(If you truly want to join, but you are experiencing a major financial hardship. Please contact me directly at email@example.com – it won’t be free, but we can talk over some options.)