An Inspired Whole Year!

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. Join ANYTIME of the year!!! You will receive all the lessons as they are released each month and can download them too if you wish to save them forever.

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 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. I have heard from many of my participants that it is the best e-class they have ever taken. So in sum, you will receive 12 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.

~ Simple payment plans for those on a budget here!


“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

~ New Year Intention with Intuitive Painting ~
~ Tree of Life ~
~ Painterly Impressions in Landscape ~
~ Botanical Beauty ~
~ Animal Spirits in the Mist~
~ Queenly Portraits ~
~ Handmade Collage Play ~
~ Get it Sold ~
~ Series Stunners ~
~ Illustrations for the Win ~
~ 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:

“I’ve done so many online courses but I am just LOVING yours so so much, my art is growing exponentially. I’ve only been painting for a year and I’m so excited about the paintings I’ve been able to do. I just love your lessons, and somehow you manage to have the most wonderful community of people that are so happy and willing to share and take the time to comment on other peoples paintings, it’s the most uplifting thing I’ve ever done. Thank you.” -Angela Brisbane

“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 cannot tell you how much the Year of Painting course has meant to me. The group is amazing, the warmth you create… the projects and what I am learning and how it is changing my life. I have so much gratitude for you and everyone in this class.” -Keri Robbins

“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!

~ If you are a returning student, please email me at I have a special code for you to save money off of registration. All lessons will be brand new and all levels are welcome.

~ In sum, there will be 12 rich 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.

~ There are gifts this year that a handful of participants can win just by joining. These include: original painting by me, a one-on-one mentor session, prints, my books, and more.