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Finding Your Creative Voice :: a Master Class

When: REGISTRATION COMING SOON/ Yours to keep forever
Where: Online, Self Paced
Cost: $197

Finding your Creative Voice is perhaps the most valuable gift you can give yourself!

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Join artists, teachers & collaborators Faith Evans-Sills and Mati Rose McDonough in this Master Class as they deeply explore a topic that can feel overwhelming to many new artists: how to find and develop your personal creative voice in your art! Through video discussions and written lessons they'll break down this complex subject into digestible workshops that will help you understand & clarify your personal vision.

Over the years we’ve seen many of our students struggle with who they are as artists. Many take our classes and learn lots of new techniques, but they struggle with editing what they have learned into a cohesive style that is only theirs! Your artistic voice is how you are recognized by others. Its the tone your collective body of work takes. As an artist there are few things more important than developing a personal voice that sets your work apart and gets you noticed. Finding your voice requires you to pull from deep inside of yourself to find what truly moves you, and then express that in what you create. In order for your work to have lasting meaningful value you must eventually develop your own artistic voice. In this class we'll shed light on the struggle artists go through to find their creative voice, with clear explanations & exercises, together we'll explore the why, the what and how of developing your personal voice in your work.

Finding and developing your artistic voice is a lifetime journey, its a continual process even for artists who have been working for a really long time, and it can feel especially overwhelming in this age of social media. This Master Class takes this complicated topic and breaks it down for you, simplifying the process to lead you further on your path towards creating work that shines full of your authentic voice. You'll come away with more confidence in your creative voice, and how to make it stronger!

Video Discussion and written Lessons include:

  • Welcome & How This Works

  • Where this Began :: Manifesto On Giving Credit

  • "Finding Your Creative Voice" :: Discussion Video with Faith & Mati

  • The How & Why of Finding Your Artistic Voice

  • Taking Risks

  • Inspiration :: What Sparks You?

  • "Manifestos & Mindfulness": Video Chat with Mati & Faith

  • Unplug from your Library of Visual Inspiration

  • Guest Article :: The 4 Phases of Developing Your Creative Voice

  • "Asking THE Questions": Video Chat with Mati & Faith

  • Practical Application & Helpful Exercises

  • Continue Learning :: Downloadable PDF

  • Resources & Bibliography

EARLY Bird Price: $197

Register now to take advantage of this special offer!

 

a bit more about your creative guides ::

Friends, co-teachers, art collaborators and painters Faith and Mati each have over 20 years of personal painting experience, along with years of working in the art worlds of New York City and San Francisco. They draw from these experiences as they create their popular online classes and retreats. Together they offer learning opportunities for women in some of the most beautiful & inspiring places in the world. They share a love of inspiring women to explore their creative dreams through making art. Their co-authored book Painting the Sacred Within has become a beloved resource of inspiration for woman world wide as they explore their creative and art making dreams.

 

How it Works...

Our Online Master Class will follow a Classroom rhythm to help you stay focused on your goals, stay creatively engaged and deeply explore all of the topics.

This online intensive will be divided into 14 daily units!

We'll come together in our online classroom for an introduction and talk about the "why" behind the development of this class. On the first day of class you'll receive access to an in depth discussion video featuring Faith and Mati as they offer a deep dive exploration of all the topics that we'll cover. Over the course of the next 12 days you'll receive a new lesson each day, taking you deeper into all of the topics and culminating in 3 days of prompts offering further exploration and personal development. On our 14th day, we'll come together for a LIVE chat in which you can ask Faith and Mati all the questions and ideas that have come up for you during the course, ask away! At the end of the class you'll receive a downloadable PDF containing all of the course content to have at your finger tips in the studio, and a bibliography for further exploration.

What former participants are saying...

What is it like to take an E-Course with Mati & Faith? Here's what some of our former students have to say....

"This class really got my painting practice moving. I love where the inspiration has met me and I feel like I'm actually finding my own voice. Having done other online classes I feel the rhythm of this class has been so beneficial.. Having a lesson every day so I'm consistently showing up to my own imagination but with room to breathe through it. Thank you thank you thank you. I am excited to see what I create next and how my own style will merge and develop." ~Belinda Chappell
"Mati and Faith are beautiful, vibrant, fierce female goddesses. They have inspired my painting practice and my life tremendously. I have done a few e-courses and they are fantastic because you get to meet artists from all over the world and you build this little community of support for each other. I developed the courage to share my art in this space privately and that helped me to feel confident to share it on a public platform like Instagram, which for me was hard because I've been social media-resistant for years because I am passionate about boundaries. ;) Anyway, I am learning to live with boundaries AND share my art and soul. Mati and Faith have similar aesthetics but have a very distinct personal style. They encourage you to also develop your own vocabulary of mark-making and your voice. I really felt seen, valued, and encouraged here and I would recommend this class for any human being. Art-making is therapeutic and magical and fun and I love seeing everyone's particular style. With love and gratitude! Thank you Mati and Faith for your presence and love. <3" ~Laura Marsolais
"I feel like this class has been a sanctuary, a painting sisterhood, a place for growth and inspiration! My favorite painting class ever. Faith and Mati's passion and gentle guidance and instruction have been a breath of fresh air into my artistic endeavors. I can't wait to continue the journey!" ~Kathy Anne
"I just want to say thank you from the depth of my heart and soul for this amazing class. You both have a beautiful purpose in this world and I am so honored to be a witness and student of your gifts and teachings. I have learned so much about abstract, myself and my art. I have painted more than I did in art school!" ~Jennifer Perry
"I really love love love this course very much! Not only teaching me painting technique, both of you also shared spirit, courage, fear...these true feeling of you! That make me gradually to accept my imperfection, and become less fear! I enjoyed every moment of painting! Also love the group here! I love to see,and read every response! It's very important that show me the variety way to see every painting! Learn so much!" ~Joy Lui
"This class was so helpful. It really helped me move forward and out of my comfort zone. I actually feel like I can now see a path forward with abstract work that I wasn't able to see before (!!)  And I really enjoyed seeing other people's work too, it was so inspiring." ~Lisa Sousa
"Hugest unending thanks and gratitude to you both, Mati and Faith - the structure and love and compassion which you send out and share in these classes is so gentle, nurturing and supportive - it's really the perfect loving recipe for me - and I thank you so very much. Your guidance is cracking open and helping me to welcome adore and accept the creative side within me which has yearned to be expressed for a lifetime - thank you for helping me connect further with myself and all of you wonderful souls." ~Quigley

More Details and FAQ'S:

Who is this class for?

This online class is open to all skill levels and all creative spirits looking to dive deeply into finding and developing their personal creative voice in their art, reinvigorate and deepen their painting practice through expanding their personal voice in their paintings!

What will I gain from taking this course?

You will gain renewed clarity in your creative voice and learn how to continually return to it when you are feeling aimless and stuck! We'll share our knowledge, about how to listen to and nurture your authentic voice in your work. This is not a studio class, we won't be sharing any painting instruction with you since we offer lots of other classes about how to create your work. This class will be a master class focused on the foundation of your studio practice, the energy & intention behind your art. Your personal vision and everything that you are drawn to all come together to form the very essence of what you convey through through your art, we'll be exploring that element that makes people know that it is yours and your alone. We've gained all of this knowledge over 20 years of personal painting experience and through our time in Art School, we want to share what we've gained with you.

Will I have access to Faith & Mati?

Faith and Mati will be present in the online class via the comments throughout the 2 weeks that the class runs. Faith and Mati will celebrate the end of our time together with a Live chat (time to be announced) during which you are welcome to ask us any questions that have come up for you during this class session, ask away!

How long will I have access to the course material?  

You'll have lifetime access to all course material & workshop content, to enjoy, explore and dive into as many times as you like. You simply need to be logged into your account on Ruzuku, the site that hosts my online classes, to access the workshop!

Do I have to complete all the projects?

You will have lifetime access to the course material in our online classroom, so you can go at your own pace! No need to worry if you miss a class or a week or a lesson! We want this class to feed your inspiration, and be a receptive place where you can relax, develop ideas and gain energy for your art practice. You will never get any guilt or pressure from us to complete projects. Participants can share their projects on Instagram as they feel led using our tag #paintingthesacredwithin, gaining feedback and inspiration from each other!

How does the online class work?

We'll have our own easy to access password protected online classroom where you'll have access to the first lesson starting the first day of class, every day after that for 14 days you will have access to a new lesson. You will receive an email when each new lesson is available. After the class ends, the complete online class will be yours to review and enjoy forever. You can access all of the lessons as your own schedule permits, and in your own time zone.

How does sign up work?

After you click the Register Now button below, you'll be directed to my online e-course host Ruzuku to sign up and pay. You'll create your own personal account with Ruzuku which you'll use to sign in and access our online classroom. When a new lesson is available in our online classroom you will receive an email letting you know.

Do you offer refunds?

No refunds will be offered. Online access to the course material is given at the time of purchase so it is not possible to offer refunds. Thanks for your understanding.

Reserve your spot in this Master Class :: REGISTRATION COMING SOON

COST: $197

We're so thrilled to share this exciting class with you,

xo Faith & Mati

 

A bit more about our teachers...

Faith is a painter, wife, mother, world traveler and New York City transplant. With 20+ years of personal painting experience, and both BFA and MFA degrees in Painting, she enjoys inspiring others to manifest their most heartfelt ideas through creating art. Her art has been exhibited widely, included in multiple publications and she offers creative international art retreats in Morocco and Costa Rica. She lives with her husband and 3 children by the sea in Charleston, South Carolina, where they enjoy exploring southern beaches and maintaining a close connection with nature through frequent trips to wild places. Faith's first book on painting Painting the Sacred Within, was published in 2017 with North Light Press. Follow along on Instagram where she posts daily beauty and inspiration.

 
 photo by Andrea Scher

Mati is an artist and daring adventurer whose name is pronounced Matey, like Ahoy! She is an Oakland, California based artist, illustrator, painting teacher and author of Daring Adventures in Paint.  After wanting to be an artist for many years, but feeling like it was “impractical”, at 29 years Mati took the leap and went back to art school at the California College of the Arts. Almost 10 years later, she is still excited and terrified every time she sees a blank canvas. She has had dozens of art shows, taught painting classes internationally and had her art used by clients Patagonia, University Games, Pier 1, as well as greeting cards, and her very own home decor line. She also has illustrated several children’s books including “i carry your heart” written by ee cummings. Through her workshopsbook, and popular online course, she spreads a warm message of creative courage: it’s never too late to show the world your magic.