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Juliette Crane Whimsical Animals

In this 12 Week workshop, you’ll learn to paint owls, rabbits, foxes, bears, lions and so much more.

I wanted to create a course that would help you build a library of characters and creatures that you could quickly create and then easily add to in a style that is unique to YOU.

I’ll share many projects you can do in under fifteen minutes with just a few supplies, so even if you never have enough time or space, you can still paint.

We’ll also play with painting backgrounds and layering, experiment with lots of different art supplies, loosen up with drawing and coloring in our sketchbooks and have fun bringing all of these animals to life. It’s all about giving you a place to begin, so your imagination can wander.

By the end of class, you will know how to paint any animal, so you can easily get started and have the techniques to find your own style and paint with more whimsy.

For years, I stopped painting. All of my artwork ended up in the basement or trash. Then I lost my job. To heal my spirit, I went back to what I loved most as a child – taking my art supplies into the backyard and creating.

Now 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. This brings joy into the process, which inevitably gets infused into your artwork and always makes anyone who sees it smile.

In the videos, I talk you through my painting process, letting you know when I’ve made a mistake or when I’m not liking my painting and how I work through it, so you can be more free.

There’s also two year access to the classroom and forever access to our private, supportive community to be sure there is plenty of time to explore, connect and paint.

This online class is for all levels and perfect for anyone looking to loosen up, develop more freedom in your artwork and find your voice.

*If you have taken Whimsical Animals – A Mini Course or How To Paint An Owl 2, you have already completed many of these projects.


  1. Painting owls, rabbits, bears, foxes, lions and more.
  2. 15 minute paintings
  3. Art journaling exercises
  4. Learning to let go and paint more freely
  5. Creating layered backgrounds
  6. Tips for developing your style
  7. Simple shape template for creating any animal
  8. Adding top coats
  9. Bonus Projects from How To Paint An Owl 2
  10. A Rabbit Painting Project from How To Create Whimsical Animals

*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.


  1. Videos and In-Depth Explanations
  2. 24 mixed media exercises, over 30 different projects
  3. HD videos that you can watch from any device
  4. Written content to help you stay focused and inspired
  5. In each video I share my painting process, letting you know when I make mistakes, how I fix them and how I talk myself out of getting frustrated so I can keep on creating.
  6. With every in-depth painting tutorial, I share a playful project you can do in under 15 minutes with just a few inexpensive supplies
  7. Step by Step Template and Video for Creating Any Whimsical Character
  8. Step by Step Video for Drawing Eyes
  9. How To Video for Adding Top Coats (My 3-Step Process)
  10. Downloadable Cheat Sheets

Positive Community

  1. Private Facebook Group full of community support and encouragement where I will be answering questions and giving feedback.


12 Week Online Course

WHEN Sign up to get emailed about early bird pricing, when registration opens.
WHAT 24 mixed media exercises, over 30 different projects – Includes In-Depth Painting Videos with Narration; Written Explanations; Downloadable Cheat Sheets; plus Bonus Videos from How To Paint An Owl 2; a Rabbit Painting Project from How To Create Whimsical Animals; Paintings you can complete in under 15 Minutes with just a few supplies; and Forever Access to our Private Facebook Community where I give feedback and answer questions.
WHO For anyone and everyone. Beginners are welcome.
HOW 3 Month Payment Plans Available
COST $249
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**click here for a full supply list**
paint pens
collage materials
bristol paper

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“I can’t tell you how much I learn from you explaining what you’re doing wrong and right while you’re painting. I feel so much more confident in my own art because of this, I am forgiving myself when I can’t paint a perfect picture, make a perfect doll or quilt on the first try”
-Peggy McDevitt
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When is this course?

Registration is now closed for this course. 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 class for two years.

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. the class website consists of a private blog (where lessons are posted in the form of text, videos and photos), and a private Facebook group where I give feedback and answer questions.

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?

If you’ve already taken Whimsical Animals – A Mini Course or How To Paint An Owl 2, you’ve already seen most of these projects. There is also a Rabbit Painting Project from How To Create Whimsical Animals. If you’ve been wanting to paint with more whimsy and freedom, 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 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’ll be here to make comments and give feedback whenever you need it while you’re in class.

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.

I’ve had so much fun re-connecting with my painterly side! I can really see that I’ve had improvement from standing in front of the blank canvas every day. I love the results of trying to be more free and relaxed in my style. I will say that I’m getting to feel like I’m doing the same thing on each painting…even though they aren’t the same at all. Keeping my style as loose as I can get it is what I want most out of your class, and I definitely feel that I’ve improved in that area. – Gail Witt
Juliette’s classes are soul-filling! I WISH I could express how you have changed my vision and freed my mind. -Dana Strickland
We love how you change your mind and give us the freedom to do the same! Plus, we get to see lots of works all in one which gives technique while allowing for courage and freedom at times of possible frustration! Thanks! -Amy Faldet

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