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Juliette Crane Bliss

In this mixed media painting class you will learn a variety of techniques to help push your creativity and develop your style, especially when creating faces and whimsical animals.

You’ll learn my simple shape templates so that you can easily create whatever whimsical animal or character is unique to you and really make it your own.

That means we’ll be painting all sorts of whimsical characters and animals – like lions, bears, foxes, cats and so much more. We’ll also create watercolor portraits, add lettering, layer with collage, experiment with nontraditional art supplies and loosen up with paintings in our sketchbooks, so you can really find your artistic voice.

I’ll also take you with me on-location in videos and photos, so you can keep finding your own inspirations and strengthening your style.

In every video, I talk you through my painting process, telling you exactly what I am doing and why, sharing when I get frustrated with my art or when I reach an ugly stage and how I work through it, so you can easily overcome your own creative blocks.

Having fun, learning to let go and not being afraid to cover up my paintings have become essential to my creative process. I’ve fallen in love with mixed media painting and out of all of the painting techniques I’ve ever tried, the one thing I always return to is remembering to have fun with whatever it is I’m creating. This brings joy into the process, which inevitably gets infused into your artwork and always makes anyone who sees it smile.

My hope for you in this course is that these paintings and inspirations give you many places to quickly begin, so you can rekindle your creative spark, enjoy painting and create in a style that is unique to YOU.

There’s 2 year access to the classroom, so even if you don’t have a chance to get to it now, there’s always plenty of time.

You’ll also have forever access to our online creative community, where I’m always available to answer questions and give feedback, which means you’ll always have a place to connect and feel supported with your artistic journey.


*painting and drawing portraits and faces using various techniques and styles
*art journaling and sketchbook paintings with just a few supplies
*in-depth mixed media paintings
*adding top coats
*simple shape template for creating any whimsical animal or character

*I include lots of me talking you through what I do as I paint and why, plus give you a good look at what’s on my palette and what supplies I’m using as I create.


Videos and In-Depth Explanations

  • Painting projects each week with narration
  • HD videos that you can watch from any device
  • Written content and detailed supply lists to help you stay focused and inspired
  • Step by Step Template and Video for Creating Any Whimsical Character
  • Step by Step Video for Drawing Eyes
  • How To Video for Adding Top Coats (My 3-Step Process)

Downloadable Cheat Sheets

  • Printable pdfs with simple step by step instructions for shading faces, drawing eyes and creating different characters

Positive Community

  • Forever access to our online creative community, where I’m available to answer questions and give feedback and you’ll get incredible positivity and support from others as well.


12 Week Online Course

WHEN Sign up to get emailed about early bird pricing, when registration next opens.
WHAT In-Depth Painting Videos with Narration, Written Explanations, Downloadable Cheat Sheets for Creating Any Character. plus Bonus Videos & Forever Access to our Private Creative Community where I give feedback and answer questions
WHO For anyone and everyone. Beginners are welcome.
HOW 6 Month Payment Plans Available.
COST $299 or 6 payments of $41.50
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**click here for a full supply list**
acrylic inks
acrylic paints
acrylic paint pens
coloring book or large print book
collage materials (lotka paper, patterned tissue paper, vintage wallpaper, sheet music, journal and book pages, other papers you love)
a variety of paintbrushes
sketchbook or art journal
stabillo pencil
india inks
bamboo sketching pen
water soluble oil pastels
spray inks and stencils
ink pad
charcoal pencils
gel pens

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“I was attracted to this course because I’m always looking for ways to create on the fly. Once I saw Juliette’s small travel kit I immediately put one together for myself and I was using all kinds of spare time to be creative. I found it so intriguing to push myself to use just the tools I had in new and creative ways. I could see that sometimes having all my materials was overwhelming and limiting the palette made it so much easier to get to work. Now I don’t go anywhere without my travel kit and some of the pieces I make are really inspired by my location. Taking this course opened up a whole new world of creating for me.”
-Abi Bell
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This course includes all new paintings, mixed media and background techniques. so if you’ve already taken another class with me, this will take everything a lot further and give you so many new characters and ways to paint. i’ll also share more layers and techniques for enhancing what you learned to paint in my others classes.

If you haven’t taken a class with me, it’s not a requirement to take this course. in this class i teach all new mixed media styles and techniques.


I design my courses with busy people in mind, so it’s easy for you to focus on what you’d really like to learn when you have the time.

The lessons are designed to make creating fun, easy and completely un-intimidating. I’m a big believer in taking the parts you love most and running with them so you enjoy getting creative. And, if you don’t have the time, there’s no need to go through everything all at once.

There’s a private facebook group for students to connect, share, support and learn from each other. All in an encouraging and friendly environment that you can enjoy right from home. I’m also always in the group – available to answer your questions and provide feedback.

You don’t need any painting experience or expensive art supplies to take these classes-all you really need are a few paints and brushes (your hands work just fine) and an openness to play.

Once you register, you’ll receive an email with the class log-in details. If you don’t find the email in your inbox after 48 hours, please contact Brian at

Sorry, no refunds once you have paid for this course.


When is this course?

Registration is now closed for this course. Please sign up to get emailed about early bird pricing when registration next opens.

How long do I have access to the course?

You’ll have access to the classroom for two years and forever access to our online community.

I’ve never taken an online course. How does it work?

This is an online painting class. Once you register, you will receive the login and password needed to access the class’s private website and online facebook community.

How Do I Sign up?

sign up by clicking the register button on this page to proceed with your paypal payment. if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email Brian at

What If I’ve taken one of your other online courses…will I still learn something new?

absolutely! all of the mixed media techniques, backgrounds and paintings are completely new. we’ll get more into painting and layering too. so if you’ve been wanting to take your animals, girls or owls a bit further, this is the class to take.

Do I have to complete every assignment?

no. but i know you’ll learn even more and have a ton of fun if you do. and, please, don’t feel rushed! you’ll have plenty of time.

How Is Your Bliss class different from your Serendipity class?

Bliss is all about making painting easy for yourself while still painting something you like, so you stay motivated to keep creating. I found I was having the most fun with the Serendipity bonus lessons, so Bliss takes them much further and deeper with watercolor portraits and adding layers of acrylics, oil sticks, washi tape and pastels. In Bliss, I also share my inspirations on location, so you can take those inspirations and infuse them into your own artwork to further evolve your style. While there are a few Bliss lessons with full-bodied, more layered paintings and paintings on canvas in Bliss, most of the lessons are paintings on paper and portraits that focus on faces, using different techniques and art supplies, so you can take those techniques and easily make them your own.

My Serendipity classes focus on how I evolve and develop my style, so with each main lesson I share specifically what inspired and influenced each piece to help you strengthen your unique style. There are also more long (1 hour) painting videos with elaborate backgrounds, characters in landscapes, and lots of lessons where I cover up parts of a painting again and again and share how I work with mistakes and keep adding layers. In Serendipity, there are also shorter (10-30 minute) bonus lessons each month that share loosening up exercises and pieces without so many layers that help me get over creative blocks, develop new characters and find new techniques.

Bliss takes all of those Serendipity techniques even further so you can really push your own creativity and style.

Do I need to buy all of the supplies?

not at all. i only have a few supplies and brands that i recommend in particular because i’ve found they work best together.

Can I share the workshop site, info and videos with a friend?

please keep in mind, i have really put all my heart into this workshop (and all of my paintings) and i’d really appreciate it if you didn’t share the links with anyone who has not paid for the workshop.

Do I need to know how to paint, draw, or be artistic?

this workshop is for anyone and everyone. whether you haven’t painted since you were in kindergarten or if you’re an avid crafter or artist looking to learn new techniques, this class is for you. my intention is to get a fabulous group together and share with you a place to begin so you’re creativity can wander in an encouraging environment.

Do I have to post my work to the private Facebook group?

of course not. but i really love looking at everyone’s work and seeing just what makes each piece different. i know others do too. this is a totally private, safe, positive and encouraging group. and i wouldn’t have it any other way!

Can I get additional critique from you?

of course. i’m always in the group to offer support and give feedback whenever you need it.

What if I get behind?

Please don’t feel rushed. You have time to work at your own pace.

Can I share my work on my blog, FB page, instagram?

Absolutely! It’s always nice to spread the love and also mention me and this class or provide a link back to my website ( And if you do share your artwork, I’d love to know about it, so please tag me #juliettecrane

Can I give this course as a gift?

Of course. Just email me at

Can I use my ipad?

Yes, all of the videos and lessons are ipad compatible.

Can I sell originals or reproductions of the work created from this workshop and/or use the work for publication or submissions?

I kindly ask that you use good judgement when doing so. If you take what you learn from what I share, be sure to add your personality and make it into your own.

If you are entering your work for publication or any other submission, please be sure you have infused the artwork with your own original ideas.

If you’re selling originals or reproductions of something similar to one of my characters or class projects, please also mention my name and the class you’ve taken as your influences in either your shop listing or on social media and include a link to

Are payment plans available?

absolutely. when you click on the button to register, you will have the option to choose a payment plan.

Juliette shows how she works through creating a painting. What is especially great about this, besides the tips on technique, methods, and art materials, is that she shows how she goes through the ugly stages or the “this isn’t working” stages and pushes through. It is very inspirational (and comforting) to see a person who paints for a living also struggles with these issues. -Renata Wurster
Your classes opened my eyes to having more fun creating. I now am not scared of starting a project and I’m having a blast creating backgrounds! -Nina Marie
I am 64 and have always wanted to draw and paint. You show us all of the phases of the piece – the good, the bad, the ugly, and the finished wonderful face. Then we see the finished piece. Now when I struggle to get to the end of the process, I know that it’s okay to take a while to get there. – Louise “Beth” Rudolph

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