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Juliette Crane Bliss

In Bliss, I share many different mixed media portraits and techniques that you can do anywhere to help you loosen up in our artwork and strengthen your own style.

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

That means we’ll draw and paint whimsical animals, playful portraits, art journal pages, lusciously layered backgrounds and more! And, with each project, I talk you through my painting process, telling you when I get frustrated with my art or when I reach an ugly stage and how I work through it, so you can overcome your own creative blocks.

This is the perfect class for those looking to explore a lot of mixed media techniques and develop your own style in painting backgrounds and faces.

My hope for you in this course is that these paintings and inspirations give you many places to easily and quickly begin, so you can rekindle your creative spark, enjoy the painting process 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 community, which means you’ll always have a place to connect and feel supported with your artistic journey.


  • painting and drawing portraits and faces
  • creating mixed media animals, girls and other characters
  • effortless art journaling pages and paintings
  • in-depth mixed media paintings with lots of layers
  • playing and letting go the way children create
  • experimenting with various art supplies
  • watercolor paintings
  • mixed media backgrounds
  • whimsy and color
  • developing your style
  • starting with the same supplies and techniques to come out with something new and unique to YOU
  • painting on-site with just a few art supplies
  • many ways to get started and prompts
  • 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.


Painting Videos

  • painting videos each week with me talking you through every step, so you can recreate your own characters that are unique to you
  • in-depth technique lessons with me explaining my process, step by step, layer by layer, so you know what I’m doing and why
  • painting imaginary characters, girls, whimsical animals and more, from start to finish
  • bonus exercises that will include more effortless paintings, backgrounds, and loosening up exercises
  • adding words to your paintings
  • painting and layering backgrounds
  • using the same supplies to create many different characters and paintings
  • 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)

On Location Videos and Photos

  • videos and photos of my inspirations from 3 Locations: New York City, Seaside Beach and Austin Texas

Techniques for Getting Started & Painting Anytime

  • fun and easy mixed media techniques I use to loosen up and generate new ideas
  • video demos for creating luscious layers and backgrounds
  • painting videos you can use to paint your own unique characters anywhere, anytime

Downloadable Cheat Sheets

  • printable pdf with simple step by step instructions for drawing eyes
  • printable pdf with simple step by step instructions for shading faces
  • printable pdf with simple shape template for creating different characters

Positive Community

  • Private Gallery & Discussion Group where I will be the entire time, answering questions and giving feedback
  • Private Facebook group full of community support and encouragement.


On-going Online Course

WHEN On-going, Self-paced
WHAT In-Depth Painting Videos with Narration, Videos & Photos On-Location. plus Bonus Videos, Downloadable Cheat Sheets & Forever Access to Private Facebook Community
WHO For anyone and everyone. Beginners are welcome
Click here to see student work.
HOW Register anytime. Instant-access to the classroom for 2 years
COST $189
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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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“This workshop has been so fun and really spoke to my heart. I love your forgiving approach and so appreciated your personal thoughts…”
-Kim Lacefield
Whimsical Animals Student
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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. In addition to my usual in-depth paintings with lots of layers and papers, in the class I’ll also share more effortless paintings, paintings with words, paintings on unusual surfaces (like cardboard and book pages), art journaling portraits and pages that you can do with just a few art supplies

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.

However, if you especially love owls like I do or specifically wish to paint girls, whimsical animals, backgrounds and layers, or really dive into everything I learn and paint in a year, my other more focused online courses are also a great place to begin.


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.

Feel free to share your artwork whenever you like. There’s a private discussion group, gallery and 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.

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?

This is a self-paced course, so you can register at any time and have instant access to the classroom

How long do I have access to the course?

you’ll have access to the class for two years.

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

Bliss is an online painting class. once you register, i will email you the information you need to login to our private class website along with a detailed supply list. the class website consists of a private blog (where lessons are posted in the form of text, videos and photos), a private gallery (where students can upload their artwork and make comments on others’ paintings, if they wish), an optional facebook group, and a private discussion group (where students can ask questions, make comments and get to know one another). i’ll be in the discussion group and gallery, answering questions and making comments too.

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?

Serendipity is about 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 is 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.

Because Serendipity is a class that covers all I learn about mixed media in a year, there are 3-4 lessons that cover paintings on paper (similar to what is done in Bliss but with different characters). Bliss takes those techniques further.

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. and you’ll only need a scanner or camera if you want to participate in our online gallery.

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 gallery?

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’ll be here to make comments and give feedback whenever you need it for a year.

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.

Your owl painting class has truly been an inspiration for me and my artwork. I especially liked your thoughts about loosening up and letting your creativity flow. It truly helped my creative blocks at times. – Shaun Wingerter
Sitting down in front of my computer in the morning and logging into this class was the highlight of my day. You are an exceptional teacher and I have learned so much. Thank you for the countless hours it took you to prepare this class. You are my inspiration. I liked watching the videos over and over again and when I went to create my owl, I was pleased with what I had done…..this would not be possible without such an excellent teacher. – Jacqueline Bartels
I’ve been painting like a crazed person, one owl after another and each one different. What a great time I am having! Thank you for all your lessons and helpful hints. Watching you paint is amazing! Thank you for the “ugly” stage, I have often given up at this stage, but not anymore. I just keep on going. – Patricia Armbrust

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