Dive deeply into your painting practice, developing your authentic voice in your work and connecting with a group of other artists! Join teachers & professional artists Mati McDonough and Faith Evans-Sills in this autumn 2019 session of their brand new e-course In the Flow: Unconventional Watercolor Adventures, an 6 JUICY week deep dive adventure into the world of Watercolor Painting. We'll journey each week through a new topic, a new way of working and seeing through paint. This course is full of ALL NEW CONTENT, to inspire & guide you, taking your studio practice further than ever!

In this E-Course We'll explore:

  • Our tried and true favorite watercolor supplies!

  • Color Mixing and Color Mapping: ways to play with colors, creating unique combinations. Developing your personal color pallette plus lots of ways to begin a painting!

  • Finding Inspiration, where to look and how to use what inspires you to create paintings that you love!

  • Weekly Sketchbook Adventure Exercises: in these deep dives you’ll develop new imagery and grow new ideas through fun and playful lessons!

  • Playing with the paint: how to use the organic elements of watercolor to your advantage to create successful paintings.

  • Beginning a Painting: overcoming that "white paper" paralysis, there are so many ways to dive in!

  • Creating limitations: set your self up for success through creating a few guidelines to follow in the studio!

  • Finding Your Personal Subject Matter.

  • Using a Sense of Place: develop your personal iconography from your surroundings. We’ll take you along on our travel adventures as we show you how we’ve gathered inspiration on location to create paintings that spark joy and intention for us, exploring local symbols.

  • Using watercolor to create a Personal Vocabulary of Marks & Symbols that you can turn to again and again in your studio, making your work uniquely you.

  • Using Contrast in your paintings to create compositions that sing!

  • Exploring the Language of Shape to develop your own style & personal iconography.

  • Creating Luscious painted Layers with drawing and watercolor: yes you can layer watercolor for amazing effects!

  • Bringing it all Together, we'll show you how to combine everything that we learn into a beautiful whole!

  • and so much more!!!

We'll walk you through each weekly topic with start to finish painting videos, inspirational prompts, guided activities, along with lots of interaction in our private online classroom. Mati & Faith with be very active in the group, providing support, feedback & guidance throughout our 6 weeks together. This class is open to all skill levels and all creative spirits looking to deepen their painting practice, broaden their painting skills, work their bravery muscles in the studio and expand their personal voice in their paintings. Let's dive in!

Here's your invitation to dive deeply into your paintings, exploring unconventional watercolor while having fun in our nurturing community of artists all over the world....

Special Offers!

Super early bird: $179

  • available until January 20th!

  • OVER $100 Savings off of the Full Price, the BEST deal!

  • Use Checkout Code SUPEREARLYBIRD

Get the worm Price: $199

  • available until February 3rd!

  • $100 Savings off of the Full Price!

  • Use Checkout Code: GETTHEWORM

SWEET DEAL Price: $249

  • available until February 16th!

  • Join us for $50 Savings off of the Full Price!

  • Use Checkout Code SWEETDEAL


  • Class begins February 17th and registration will stay open until February 29th

Register now to take advantage of these special offers!

You must enter your applicable coupon code on our e-course host Ruzuku’s checkout page, where it says "Apply a coupon". 




In the Flow :: Unconventional Watercolor Adventures



Class Details:

WHEN: The next session of this popular class Begins February 17, 2020
WHERE: Online, Self Paced for 6 weeks of live class.
COST: $299 (see our special discount offers below)



Take A Peek Inside This Course...

This class is for anyone looking to grow their unique voice in their work, expand their techniques & ways of thinking through paint, and come away with a stronger vision of where they are going in their painting practice.


Watch the Video for a sneak preview!


How it Works...

Each week in our Online Classroom we'll follow a rhythm to help you stay focused on your goals and our weekly topics.


At the start of each week we'll introduce our weekly topics. This will be our Topic Introduction & Video Demo Day: You'll receive access to one long painting demo video lesson each Monday. These instructional demo videos will be around 15-18 minutes long, and will walk you through our painting processes based on the weekly topic. These videos will usually show you the start to finish creation of one of our watercolor paintings! We encourage you to turn up the music and paint along with us!


are our Topic Exploration Day! We’ll take you further into the week’s topic with a second long video lesson: the start to finish creation of a painting, complete with a voice-over guiding you through the break down of all the details of how we got there! These lessons will often include inspirational prompts, along with lots of interaction with community in our private online classroom.


are our Sketch Book Adventure Day, where we’ll offer you a video lesson full of inspiring tips and tricks to use your watercolors to gather inspiration out in the world in your sketch book! We’ll offer video lessons on ways to help you develop new imagery and grow new ideas! You’re invited to paint right along with us in these fun and playful lessons!


are our Bonus Watercolor Warm Up Day, this will be a day for integration of all the new material that we’ve introduced during the week! Here we'll offer you another video painting lesson, to dive deeply into using watercolor explorations as a creative fuel throughout your painting practice. We’ll further develop & explore imagery and ideas in a freeing way! These video lessons are pure inspiration, we invite you to sit back and dream of how you can make these ideas your own!


are our Sharing Day, where we invite you to be Daring together and share your work and ask for feedback! You'll have access to Mati and Faith's support, feedback and guidance throughout the course, especially every Friday where you can post your work and request detailed feedback from the group on specific concerns.

What former participants are saying...

What is it like to take an Online Class 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."


This class came to me right when I really needed it. I was feeling stuck and stale in my painting practice and needed a fresh perspective and a little encouragement from other artists that get each other. I felt really supported by not only Faith and Mati but the other students as well.
I learned a lot about remembering to play and experiment and to keep going with ideas even when I feel some resistance. The exercises were so rich and full of ideas and inspiration that I feel like I have a lot to draw from in my own work and that my way of seeing has been reopened to seeing new inspiration all around me. Thank you Faith and Mati for creating this class and for being the inspirational and creative women that you are.

-Alana Plesner


More Details and FAQ'S:

Who is this class for?

This online class is open to all skill levels and all creative spirits looking for more Flow, Ease, Expansion and Renewal in their painting practice! If you are longing to deepen within during your studio time, broaden your painting skills, work your bravery muscles in the studio and expand their personal voice in your paintings, we created this class for you!

What materials do I need for this course, do I need a studio space?

No, you do not need a separate studio space for this course, but you will get the most out of it if you have a spot in your home where you can easily set up to paint, or that is dedicated just to painting. This could be a corner of your kitchen, dining room or just a cabinet where you store your supplies so you can easily access them when your inspiration strikes. While watercolor is very accessible and easy to clean up, some of our projects will be messy and you will want a place where you can feel free to let those spirits lead you without worry. We will give you a list of art supplies, many of which you probably already have in your studio/art bin. We'll primarily use watercolors, with a bit of gouache paint in the mix, we'll go into detail during our first week of class sharing our favorite brands with you.

Basic course materials include: 2-3 Cold Pressed 140 lb. Watercolor Paper Pads, a couple simple sets of watercolor paints (we’ll share our must haves), acrylic paint pens & markers, a variety of pens & pencils, gold leaf & foil, a variety of sizes of paint brushes. You will also need a camera (just the camera on your phone is fine!) to document your work as you create it, and share it with the class if you choose to!

How long will I have access to the course material?  

The class will begin February 17th, 2020, and will run for 6 weeks. You'll have forever 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 access to the course material forever, 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 and re-energize your art practice. You will never get any guilt or pressure from us or within the group to complete projects. Participants can share their projects in our password protected online classroom, as well as on Instagram as they feel led using our tags #intheflow and #paintingthesacredwithin , gaining feedback and inspiration from each other!

It's already part of the way through the class, is it too late to start the class?

We will leave registration open for the first few weeks of class, through February 29th, so that late comers can feel free to jump right in and still have 4 juicy weeks of live class plus access to all of the course material already covered!! Plus you'll have forever access to the course so you’ll be able to go back and cover all of the lessons & topics as much as you like! Its always a great time to join our community!

How does the online class work?

We'll have our own easy to access password protected online classroom where we'll gather as a group. Mati and Faith will both invite you into their studios, discuss supplies and share all of their tips & tricks through video presentations. The course will have a strong weekly rhythm, with posts every week day for our 6 weeks together (Monday through Friday). Our goal is to keep you on track and inspired!  We'll also have our special social media tags #intheflow and #paintingthesacredwithin to use when we share our work online throughout the course, building our community and tribe. You do not have to check into the class at specific times. You can access the week's assignments as your own schedule permits, and in your own time zone. We'd love for everyone to check into the online classroom and read new course material several times a week, however we understand that this isn't possible for all our busy lives and that everyone will be at their own pace!

You can choose to share your art with the group by posting it on the Friday Sharing Days in our online classroom, this will be a completely private place for just our group and any thing shared there will only be visible to others signed up for the class. Sharing your work is an important part of learning to paint, developing your style and growing your work. We encourage participation and discussion within the group in our classroom, any mean and overly critical dialogue will not be tolerated. We encourage and strive to create a safe, positive environment for sharing and growing together!

How does sign up work?

After you click the Registration Button below, you'll be directed to my online e-course host Ruzuku to sign up and pay, remember to use any discount code at checkout on Ruzuku’s checkout page! We do not offer price adjustments after purchase! 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. Remember to use any discount code at checkout on Ruzuku’s checkout page! We do not offer price adjustments after purchase!

Your Investment:

This session of In The Flow: Unconventional Watercolor Adventures will begin on February 17th, 2020

Our early bird prices detailed below will be available until February 16th, 2020. These prices include 6 weeks of live class with access to & feedback from Faith & Mati during that time, as well as forever access (from the date that the course begins) to all the course content.

*Please note, materials are not included in the price of the course.


In an effort at accommodate many budgets, we are offering a few price tiers so get in early before they DISAPPEAR!


  • Class begins February 17th and registration will stay open until February 29th!

  • $179~ SUPER EARLY BIRD Price: available through January 20th! ($120 savings, our BEST price!): Use Checkout Code SUPEREARLYBIRD

  • $199~ GET THE WORM Price: available though February 3rd! ($100 savings!): Use Checkout Code GETTHEWORM

  • $249~ SWEET DEAL Price: available through February 16th! ($50 savings!): Use Checkout Code SWEETDEAL

  • $299~ FULL PRICE: Class begins February 17th and registration will stay open until February 29th!

You must enter your applicable coupon code on our e-course host Ruzuku’s checkout page, where it says "Apply a coupon". 


We're so excited to dive into this exciting NEW class,
we'll gather to begin the adventure with our
first day of class on September 9th!

Looking forward to growing your work by Leaps and Bounds as we dive into THE FLOW together! See you in the classroom!

xo Faith & Mati


A bit more about our teachers...


Faith is a painter, wife, mother, world traveler and creative guide making her home in sunny Charleston, South Carolina. After 15+ years in New York City Faith craved a closer daily connection to nature, so she took the leap moving her family to the South Carolina coast in 2011. In her work, Faith draws inspiration from nature’s wild and small moments; from love, textiles and most importantly, the relationships that shape her. Classically trained in painting with a BFA from Skidmore College and an MFA from Parsons School of Design, along with over twenty years of personal painting experience, Faith enjoys inspiring others to manifest their most heartfelt ideas through creating art. Her first book, Painting the Sacred Within, a guide to art techniques for expressing your authentic inner voice, was published in 2017 with Northlight Press. She is a well-loved teacher both online, across the United States and internationally at her annual art retreats in Morocco, Costa Rica and Mexico. Faith’s paintings have been exhibited widely and included in numerous books and publications including Painted Blossoms, Paint Lab, Color Lab, Seventeen, Calm, Happinez and Mabel Magazine. Her art has also been featured on designs for Anne Taylor Company Lou & Grey. 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.