Create and Uplift Your World for an Entire Year!

A Year of Painting has often been called one of the best online classes ever… discover why by reserving your spot now.

Simple payment plans also available. 

How it works:

At the beginning of each month, I will post a new lesson + technique related to painting (ink, acrylic watercolor, collage, mixed media and so forth). This way you can stay inspired through out the seasons, keep in contact with an awesome worldwide community, and learn new ways of seeing and expressing yourself in intuitive processes that explore a wide range of subject matter. Working like this opens up new worlds within and around you creatively! Painting has literally changed my life in every way possible. PLUS on some of the lessons I  am doubling up the painting lessons by two! This is my first time ever doing this. 

> > > Update: the second savings tier is happening now with space still available. 

Simple list of incredible benefits from taking this course:

~ Paint more at a pace you can actually handle for the whole year. This means more offline time and more time with your work and art materials.

~ Feel supported by myself and our international community. I will also be leading live videos (which are recorded so you can watch later) to answer questions and thus get more of your creative needs and dreams met.

~ Beginners to advanced artists welcome. Uncover more of your style with each lesson. Deepen your skills and feel inspired.

~ For a small investment, you receive a whole year of this. You simply cannot beat this for any creative! A fantastic gift to give! Simple payment plan can be found right here too.

~ Again, you can login to our private virtual classroom from anywhere and at anytime, as well as go at your own pace! In this way we come together to celebrate each others’ successes and support each other with life’s challenges and gifts.  So in sum, you will receive monthly rich video lessons + personal videos from me, along with live recorded talks to answer your questions (which will be recorded and watched later) for the year. You will also receive support all along the way–quite a fantastic deal if you ask me!

~ This course is absolutely perfect for the beginner as well as the experienced painter: all levels join and are welcome in this experience. Return students will get fresh and up to date lessons and interactions with me. If you refer anyone, please get in touch with me, we have a very special gift for you.

“This is all I need to get started. You really have no idea how valuable and important [A Year of Painting] is to me. You feel like an angel to me.” – Carolyn Emery

For the first time in years I really felt fun and joy and freedom in the process. I know your gentle and quick-fire teaching helped with this …it gave me permission to just play. I’ve had lots of other teachers talk about play …but suddenly I’m there!!! I’m now officially addicted to this style!!! It takes me home to my love of bright clashing colours, lots of detail, texture and playful imagery. I see know how I can combine my love of making faces with everything else I love. Anyway, I just wanted to share that your course landed SO right for me. I  see myself now–my creative vibe and heart and I feel so grateful that you’ve been the catalyst for this!!! Thank you so much Alena. Can’t tell you what a blessing it’s been on my creative resurrection!!! –Samantha Jenkins

“A Year Of Painting has kept me inspired, enthused, and productively creating throughout the year with Alena’s fresh monthly lessons and techniques. I’ve enjoyed A Year Of Painting so immensely that I’ve taken it three times! Alena stretches me to take her ideas and put my own twist on them, yet she offers enough support to take on new challenges, good for all levels of experience. Her bonus, live online talks are enriching, and she’s very generous in sharing her artwork and thought process. I have definitely grown in my confidence and persistence in creating art regularly through my participation. I’ve found such a lovely, supportive and encouraging tribe through her private group. I whole heartedly recommend her class. You will love her!” – Jill Turner

“I feel so free and daring from taking this course–all my fears of using bright colours is gone. This is my 2nd course and it is always new and refreshing again. Also the videos of Alena and the sharing of the group efforts on the Facebook site are wonderful. I just love it. Alena is a genius with exceptional creative power and shares with us also lots of love. – Marleen Osman

~ Your Words of the Year ~ Playful Blooms + Still Life ~ Intuitive Collage ~ Magical Color Theory ~Your Animal Guide ~ Timeless Faces ~ Painterly Twilight, Trees, and Seascapes ~ Watercolor Wonder ~ Mastering Wabi Sabi ~ Falling in Love with Process ~ Create Art That Sells ~ Culmination ~ 

>> A small investment for a lifetime gift you can bestow on your creative and authentic self (or for someone you love).

Praise from past participants:

“Because of this wonderful class – which is so gloriously rich and so realistically paced – I have created my first series of paintings, something I never thought I would do. Five smaller paintings inspired by elements of a larger piece (not yet complete), with more to come. Thank you Alena Hennessy for helping me to achieve this (in between full time work and being a mama). Anything is possible.” –Lyn Metcalf

“I want to thank you so much… It’s like you have let the genie out of the bottle or something!! I have been searching for my own personal style…and you have really helped me to loosen up and let go!! I’ve been on fire since your lesson.” –Pate Buss

“Again thank you so much, not only just for connecting to the student but for everything that you have offered in both [of your e-courses]. I have been creating more then I have been in a long time and have a new sense of inspiration…I went to become a school teacher and since then I have found it tricky to balance art making and working, but have a new sense of creativity now. What you are doing and how you are helping is beyond what I can express in words.–Michelle Langille

Once again thank you for your classes. They mean the world to me. I never had an art teacher that spoke to me and could bring out my soul like you do. Its priceless.” -Ida Glad

Basic supplies needed:

I like to work on a variety of substrates with economical choices as an option for you. Acrylic paint, acrylic/India ink, Caran D’ache Neocolor II crayons, water-based paint pens, and gold leaf are some of my favorite supplies. The specific supply list will be given out after sign up. You can buy based on your budget.

More FAQ:

~ Yes, you can go at your own pace and do any of the lessons posted at any time. A new lesson will be posted each month. All video lessons are downloadable so you can keep them forever!

~ In sum, there will be 16+ painting and mixed media lessons (once a month), plus bonus talks based on your needs. This way, it will be more interactive and beneficial to you.

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