Paint by Number

A Creative Blueprint to Finding Your Own Style

Line. Shape. Color. Value. Making art is simple but we love to complicate the process. I know I do a lot of the time. What if making art was as simple as a paint by number coloring page? What if learning more about process could get you to a place where you are confident in your own creative voice? How many times have you taken an art class to learn a technique only to put out work that felt like a copy of someone else's style? Where do you even begin to create your own style? Start asking the right questions that get you closer to your unique creative voice. Develop a plan of action, or creative blueprint if you will, to get you to a place where you know not only who you are as an artist but you are making art that is fulfilling and inspiring.

  • In-depth conversation about how I arrived at my own personal style with tons of examples and stories.
  • Discover who you are as an artist.
  • Interpret new art techniques in a way that feels authentic to you.
  • Create your own style blueprint.
  • Creative community for support and feedback.
  • Narrow down your style profile.
  • Establish a plan for developing your style in practical steps.
  • Create style boards and inspire each other.
  • Start to finish art process videos with in depth insight into my own style choices.
  • Tons of creative prompts to get you into the studio and finding the artwork and processes that make your heart sing. You won't know what you love unless you get your hands dirty, or in my case, dyed blue.
  • Color palette studies. Learn how I choose colors for my paintings, including trends and inspiration.
  • See a little behind the scenes of how I put together a body of work and create a collection of pieces from what you have learned in this course.

There will be homework assignments! This is seriously the MOST excited I have been about a class in a very long time. I wanted to make a class for people who want to explore their style. I wanted to give people tools to use in looking at their art in a objective manner and see where they want to go as an artist. The idea for this course comes straight from my own experiences as an artist and trying to be someone that I was not for years. I spent years making art for everyone else or making art to sell. Now I make art for me. Art that brings me joy. Art that is fulfilling and life giving and authentic to me! And guess what? It sells too! But more importantly, I am in love with the art that I create now. And I am a better artist than I was last month, last year or ten years ago. I hope to help you make your best work ever!!!

I also have had requests from students to do one on one art consulting. This course is a response to those requests, but I wanted to make it available to more people.

Your Instructor

Wendy Brightbill
Wendy Brightbill

My name is Wendy Brightbill and I am somewhat of a creative wanderer, an artist who enjoys exploring a multitude of mediums and styles. I love messy child-like play especially when it involves paint. I picked up a paintbrush after a car accident rearranged my brain from a closed head injury. I believe that there is healing to be found in art making and getting lost in the process. I try not to treat my art as being too precious, and yet, I am deeply committed to my daily creative practice. Art making is a little like breathing air for me. I can’t live without it. I am also a mother to three beautiful girls and a wife of 17 years to my biggest cheerleader. I have lived in Colorado for all of my life. All I ever needed to know, I learned from being a kindergarten teacher for four years. I just turned forty and I am finding this new found super power of saying no to the things that don’t bring me joy or peace.

Course Curriculum

Available in days
days after you enroll
  The Creative Cycle
Available in days
days after you enroll

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts October 1st, 2018. It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Will there be a Facebook group for this class?
Yes! There will be a Facebook group for this class. Part of what you will get in this course is a support group for giving and receiving feedback. Constructive criticism is so important for growth as an artist.
Will there be any art techniques taught in this class?
Yes! I will be sharing some of my favorite art techniques, but with a completely different angle. I will share why I choose certain techniques. And, I will help you decide what techniques and materials you should explore.
Do I need any art experience to take this course?
Yes and no! It helps to have some sort of direction to start exploring your style. That said, I think that I would have loved to have some of this information when I was first beginning my art practice.
Will there be a live component of this course?
Yes! I will be doing several live question and answer sessions in the Facebook group.

Get started now!