A Golden Opportunity

A Year of Painting Gold is an expanded evolution of what has been called one of the best online classes ever… discover why by reserving your spot now. This course is for all levels of experience, with each lesson having choices from beginner to advanced. Simple payment plans also available

How it works:

You can tune into this course with each new lesson, will receive lifetime access, and go at your own pace! Anytime you may try the new lessons, receive feedback from me, and go back to old lessons and be excited for new ones to come each month. 

People from all around the world join this course and go at their own pace as it fits into their schedule.

We begin this course with me sharing an array of warm up lessons for creative flow and technique. This way you can discover what clicks for you and all the ways I  create layered and luscious paintings. Script, collage, color play, how layers work and playful yet deep understanding of the elements and principles will be introduced. 

> So the Early Bird Tier is now open! We are beginning early September, when kids go back to school and there is a fresh energy of inspiration and manifestation available to us all.

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.

“Can’t recommend this course enough. It will change your entire world view.” –Rachel Michelson


“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”m now noticing how grace seems to manifest itself in our everyday lives, something I never would have taken note of if not for your lessons.  I can’t tell you how much YOU have contributed to my mental stability.  I’m filled with motivation and a renewed determination to enjoy life, and I can’t thank you enough.  This class has been cure I needed that no doctor could prescribe.” –A. Monroe

~ By the end of this course, you will have learned how to warm up into your own creative flow that feels authentic and true. Then you can create six (master-level) paintings during the 2nd half of the course! Paintings you will cherish for the rest of your life.

>> A small investment for a lifetime gift you can bestow on your creative and authentic self (or for someone you love–this makes the most unique and beautiful gift)!

More Praise from Past Participants:

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

“Any experience with Alena Hennessy is always magical.” –Amy Litteral

Oh my God I’m learning so much and having so much fun. Thank you so much for this class. It’s incredible.  Thank you for sharing yourself so freely.” – Janelle Lucinda

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, watercolors, 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 multiple warm up lessons and a variety of ways to make art/paint in the first half of the course. During the 2nd half of the course, an in-depth and advanced level painting will be shared. (Six in total). For the beginner students, you can simplify process, for the advanced, you can take it as far as I  do!

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Create clear color harmony that shines.

Allow elegance in work that is clear and graceful.

Embody radiance and harmony from within.

Make a painting that carries an intention or story within it.

Create abstract works that have that feathered look.

Create a series that feels cohesive with depth.