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Juliette Crane How to Paint a Girl

Learn to paint three of my favorite girls: the Uniform Girl, the Paper Doll Girl and the Organic Girl. Each week we’ll learn new techniques to make your girls your own.

I created this class to share more of my mixed media techniques and to help others let go and uncover their own unique style.

I’ll share how to paint my most popular girls step by step, starting with the templates I use to create my own girl characters, breaking them down into 3 simple body shapes, so you can easily create your own!

Once you log-in to the private class website, all of the lessons will be waiting for you.


  • 3 different body templates
  • simple drawing templates for faces and hair
  • how to make eyes look real
  • mixed media backgrounds
  • paper doll outfits for your girls
  • making your girl your own
  • plus bonus cooking videos
  • adding top coats
  • simple shape template for creating any whimsical animal or character


Three very in-depth posts per week

  • weekly technique posts include video demos with me talking, step by step photos, optional assignments and written explanations
  • weekly inspiration posts with videos, photos and stories from other artists and resources
  • weekly life as an artist videos and stories, answering the questions I get asked most often
  • tricks I’ve learned along the way-what supplies work best, how to make everything fit together, and ways to really make your character and background pop.
  • video demos for creating luscious layers and backgrounds

Step by Step Demos on Painting Faces

  • photo and video instructions for painting and shading faces
  • 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)

Artist Interviews

  • With contributions from Beth Nicholls Kempton of Do What You Love, Mindy Lacefiled of Tim’s Sally, Danielle Daniel, Louise Gale and more!

Weekly Recipes

  • Some of my favorite healthy recipes and ways to stay inspired

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 answering questions and giving feedback
  • Private Facebook group full of community support and encouragement.


Week 1: Backgrounds

i’ve been experimenting with lots of new techniques and supplies in my studio and i can’t wait to share them with you! i’ll show you how i fill in all of that white space, secrets to choosing colors, inspiration from some of my favorite artists, different techniques to use and ways to make them work with your girls!

Week 2: Face & Hair

this week is all about putting a face on our girls! i’ll share with you some tricks i use to make my eyes look not just pasted on. i’ll aslo show you a few simple drawing templates i use to create my own girl characters, breaking them down into simple hair and face shapes so you can easily create your own!

Week 3: The Uniform Body

whenever i want to focus most on my character’s face and scenery, i give my girl the body shape i call the “uniform.” this week i’ll show you how to create this look and make it your own! we’ll get inspiration for ways to express ourselves in our artwork and develop our own unique style too!

Week 4: The Paper Doll Body

when i first started painting my girl characters, i remembered what i loved most as a child-drawing characters and cutting out their outfits! this week i’ll have lots of simple paper doll templates for you to cut out and use to create those fabulous outfits and accessories, making them fun and easy!

Week 5: The Organic Body

we’ll combine everything we’ve been learning about color, shape and supplies to create girls that merge with their backgrounds. we’ll get into all of the tricks i’ve learned along the way too- what supplies work best together and how to really make your character and background pop!

Week 6: Review

this week is all about review. we’ll go over everything we’ve learned and have lots of time to catch up. i’ll also be sure to answer any questions you might have that will help everyone in the workshop!


6 Week Online Course

WHEN On-going, Self-paced
WHAT In-Depth Videos, Step by Step Photo Tutorials & Life As An Artist videos each week. 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. Self paced with instant access to the classroom
COST $149

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**you’ll get a full supply list once you register**
something to paint on – paper, wood, canvas
collage materials (origami paper, sheet music, journal and book pages, other papers you love)
a variety of paintbrushes
acrylic paints
glue or gel medium
chalk pastels
pitt pen
india ink
pencils, charcoal and other drawing supplies you might have

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“This was such a fun class! Juliette is so very generous with sharing her techniques and creative process. overall, the workshop was very well organized, insightful and easy to follow.”
-Mary Ann McKeating
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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?

when you register, you can select how long you would like access to the classroom.

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

how to paint a girl is an online painting class. once you register, you will receive the login and password needed to access the class’s private website. the 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), and a private discussion group (where students can ask questions, make comments and get to know one another). during class, i’ll be in the discussion group and gallery, answering questions and making comments too. students also get downloadable pdfs of each lesson with all of the text and photos.

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.

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.

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.

sally lentz
I absolutely loved this class from start to finish. Juliette provides a great combination of technique and inspiration, as well as a fun glimpse into her inner artist and what it is like to be an artist. It is also very nice to receive feedback directly from Juliette as well as the other students in the class. -sally lentz
Julie Brastad
“This is the second class I have taken from her, she does a great job of breaking down the elements so anyone can follow and create art they can be proud of. If you are a perfectionist like me and felt stuck when creating then you will definitely enjoy her courses. Once I saw the creative process broken down and how it morphs or changes I felt much more at ease. Paint is forgiving … and once I realized that, my artistic door was open-wide open!” -julie brastad

Read Julie’s lovely blog posts: for little geisha, hawaian girl, and child of earth

kim smith
“I sign up for alot of online workshops but have only completed a very few from start to finish. Juliette’s teaching style grabbed me from the beginning and I immediately felt like I could do this. I am proud to say I have been working steadily thru the class completing the weekly projects AND I am now absolutely hooked on the painting process. And I am feeling so much more confident about my art. Thank you Juliette! Loved the class and am looking forward to the Owls class!” – Kim Smith.

Read Kim’s lovely blog post here

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