Brand New Art E-Course {and a huge art supply giveaway}


It has been hard for me not to talk about this e-course!

I have been wanting to do THIS course for almost two years now.

Even before my first e-course, Creatively Made {rediscovering the beauty of your gifts}, this course was stirring in me.

The course was supposed to happen now and I know this is true because of the high quality of hearts and talent that are now a part of the course.

January 14, 2014 will launch the brand new art course Studying Under The Masters {becoming an apprentice}.

This course is going to be SOOOO good!

There is so much excitement about this course and I know so many of you have already begun signing up under the other teachers.

If you are hearing about the course for the first time let me tell you more!

There is a lost art of studying the works of others to find your own style.

All of the “masters” were first apprentices and were given the freedom to find their creative voice by literally sitting next to those who inspired them.

The apprentice sat beside them, listening to their descriptions of process, picking up their paintbrush and mixing their paint, creating a series of strokes that created something that told a story, and stirred their creative spirit.

And, with practice, the apprentice became a master in their own right – mixing together the old and the new.

Somewhere, over the course of time (and certainly with current social media) we have lost sight of openly emulating those who inspire us most.

Have you ever taken an online course, gone to a retreat, purchased an art technique book and were taught an artist’s techniques and mediums?

Have you ever been worried about what is your style and what is “their” style?

Have you ever been afraid to create art that was inspired by another artist?  This course is for you!

I want to offer a course that gives you some of the most amazing artists in history and how each of us can learn from them.

And that openly learning from them is a good thing.

 Join nine artists as we become the “apprentice”.

We will share how we became a modern-day apprentice to those who came before us and those who work beside us now.

Through discussion and technique videos, each artist will share their week with a “master” as if they are sitting next to them.

You’ll learn who their “master” artist studied under, who influenced their work and what techniques and mediums they used.

 An integral part of the artistic process was to “copy” the master artist until the apprentice could confidently integrate pieces of it into their own creative process.

In this course, you will watch as these artists “copy” the works of another artist.

You will then learn as they create art in their own style incorporating the techniques and/or medium of their chosen artist.

My hope is that you will leave this course with freedom in your creativity.

Freedom to pull from everything around you that inspires you and how to incorporate it into your art.

The confidence to realize that nothing is new under the sun and how to build upon others that have come before you.

The courage to share who inspires your creative works.

And most importantly, to know that we all learn in the same way.

This is the Art of Practicing.


The Instructors

Katie Kendrick, Stephanie Lee, Kate Thompson, Christy Tomlinson, Junelle Jacobsen, Danielle Donaldson, Teresa Sheeley, Jenny Wentworth and Jeanne Oliver

Next week I will be sharing more about the artists that we will be studying under!

I am so excited for this course and to learn from each other.

Studying Under the Masters {Becoming an Apprentice} from Revilo Designs on Vimeo.

How about that giveaway?

I can’t launch a brand new art e-course and not give away some art supplies!

I am giving away a $300 gift card to Dick Blick!

To enter for a chance to win one $300 gift card to Dick Blick leave a comment on this post sharing an artist that you love.

For additional chances to win the gift card you can do the following (just remember to come back here each time and tell us for additional chances)…

*Tweet about the new course

*Facebook about the new course

*Pin the course to Pinterest

*Share the course on Instagram

*Blog about the course

I will announce the winner of the $300 gift certificate next week!

Registration is now open!

Early registration price is $48

The price will go to $62 on December 14th.

You can go directly to and register for the course by clicking HERE.

(this will put you instantly in the course and you will be ready when class begins)

You can also register by paying below…


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  1. Veronica Roth

    This sounds like a really good course Jeanne. I’ve been studying art my whole life, and started studying under my aunt, a very successful oil painter, when I was just a child. I used to beg her to let me use her brushes and finally she capitulated, but we made a deal that I would learn how light bounces off round things before I could use her oils. I remember drawing marbles for about a year!!! But it was the best thing for me. She used to say that talent doesn’t fall from the sky and hit you on the head…lol. Ok, it doesn’t translate so well into English, but you get the point. It takes so much work and dedication. 🙂

  2. carlanda williamson

    it is very hard to choose just one! i would love to study with each one. what a wonderful giveaway! i have already enrolled on the first day and would so love to be able to buy some new supplies to use in this class. thank you jeanne! carlanda

  3. Peggy

    OH I am so excited about this course! I enrolled pretty early on and can hardly wait for it to begin but know it will be worth the wait. As far as favorite artist… Urbain Huchet. A French watercolor painter whose art I collected while in college. I’ve always loved watercolor but his pictures really speak to me as they remind me of my childhood in Europe.

    Thank you so very much for all the work you have put into making this course become a reality!

  4. Kristina

    I love Mary Cassatt. I am always drawn in to the relationships and the warmth in her work. This course looks wonderful.

  5. Brenda Doud

    Love Junelle, in person and online classes! She touches my soul! Her giggle is infectious, and sheep…I say no more!! Thank you for this chance at an awesome prize!

  6. ursula wollenberg

    So many of the masters have inspired me. But,my Uncle Nicky ,who is from Romania,is probably one of my favorites. His paintings remind me so much of the late nineteenth century Italian painters. He had to smuggle his work into our country when he visited us. His dark colors and attention to detail were amazing. He has since passed on and we all proudly display his oils in our homes. So looking forward to learning from these other wonderful artists!

  7. Renee Plains

    Looking forward to this class . . . I LOVE online classes and would LOVE to win the drawing for your VERY generous Dick Blick gift card! hmmmm I think my favorite living artist is Peggi Kroll Roberts – love Monet’s work when looking back. Yee Haw I already posted on Instagram and will pin on Pinterest right now!

  8. jeanie dickinson

    oh my- my first reaction was could it be a modern day artist….like Jane Davenport or Jeanne or Junelle then for some reason I instantly thought of nature and so many amazing things around us and us all of us and i thought the true master is and was God so no matter who we study under/WITH there will be beauty and talent. “In the woods we return to reason and faith” Ralph Waldo Emmerson

  9. Emaline

    This course looks amazing. Van Gogh was one of the first artists I could recognize, and while he’s so popular, he just continues to slay me. The depths of emotion in his work are so incredible.

  10. karlene

    It’s so hard to pick just one. I’ve always loved Georgia O’keefe’s work.

  11. Beth C

    Oh, my, what a wonderful course, though I’m not sureni can choose a favorite artist. I do love the Renaissance painters.

  12. Peggy Mcdevitt

    Klimt is my favorite Old Master. I continue to be amazed at the beauty of his painting, The Kiss. Thank you for the amazing chance of winning the gift certificate, much appreciated. Peggy

  13. Melanie Spillars Gore

    I’m SO excited about this course. I signed up as soon as I read about it on FB. I love love love Junelle Jacobson. She has the sweetest spirit and she makes you believe that you can sketch, draw, and paint anything!

  14. carroll piper

    i have so many favorites, but i absolutely adore raoul dufy–his paintings come alive with color & playfulness. i’m still enjoying your class, “the journey of letting go”–so much goodness! thanks for the amazing giveaway!!

  15. Anita Haines

    This course looks so awesome! I love so many artist, but an all time fav would have to be Leonardo da Vinci, especially his sketchbooks and raw drawings. Was blessed to see some of his works in person and have never forgotten.

  16. Debi ford

    Gennifer Ciavarra in Australia who paints the most beautiful trees! She totally inspired me to explore my creative spirit!

  17. Amy M.

    When I was 14 years old, I went to a Frida Kahlo exhibit and it blew my mind. 24 years later, I still love her work!

  18. graceandivy

    I am so very excited for this class! I signed up as soon as I heard about it. I remember studying from the masters during my time at art school and I have missed it ever since. Two of my favorite artists are Alphonse Mucha and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. The romantic and feminine qualities of both these artists’ works has always enchanted me. Can’t wait for this one to begin! Thank you Jeanne! 🙂

  19. Tammy Grieder

    I enjoy Jeanne Oliver… I have discovered many new experiences since taking your class. Thank you for sharing your gift.

  20. Karen K

    I am very excited to start this course in January. Matisse is my all around fave artist but I love to study different artists, right now it’s Milton Avery. Love his piece titled “Conversation” so much that I did my own version of it.

  21. Noelle Mena

    I have been so blessed by your classes Jeanne. Of course it is about the art but you take it soooooo much further. It touches my spirit, my heart. I am so far behind on my classes in your community as I work so much in this season of my life. I will be honest and say I won’t sign up for this one yet as I have so many to complete still in there! I cannot wait till I can take a ‘live’ class from start to finish with you. This team looks amazing and I will be patient until it is my time to join in.

  22. annette T

    So LOVE LOVE that you are doing this. When I homeschooled learning about the artists and the times they lived was a requirement in our education. I cannot pick just one artist—there are so many — from Winslow Homer to Rodin to the Hudson River artists like Moran and Bierstadt–and even George Washington Carver and his pretty pictures—
    I shared it on Facebook!!! Thank YOU!

  23. Gretchen Fogelstrom

    I learned of this amazing sounding class from my friend Ivette Newport (graceandivy). Her blog inspires me every time I read it and she wrote about you and of course I am so tempted to take your e-course. My only hesitation is that I am currently living and working in Myanmar (Burma) with only sporadic internet and no access to wonderful book suggestions. As to my favorite artist, I absolutely love an Oregon artist by the name of Jennifer Lommers ( Her strokes, her colors, her subject matter – just love it.

    Anyway – thank you for offering this class and I hope to figure out a way to take it!

  24. Staci torgerson

    My favorite must are is John Singer Sargent but my fav artists are my 2 daughters, ages 9 & 7!

  25. renej

    I am in this space in my life because of Kelly Rae Roberts which led me to Christy which led me to Junelle which led me to you. You all are my inspiration. It would indeed be an early Christmas present winning the gift certificate! Thank you for the opportunity.

  26. Holly C.

    Wow! This sounds like a wonderful course! Like some, it is difficult to choose a single artist… I love Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and Grant Wood’s “American Gothic,” and many of Georgia O’Keefe’s pieces… I guess I can’t choose just one! (I hope that’s not a problem!) 🙂 Thanks for your creative and generous spirit!

  27. eperez205

    Wow so excited for this course. I have taken courses from a few of the artists in the course it going to be great to learn even more from them and met some new ones! Thanks for the opportunity to win the gift certificate.

  28. Alissa

    i am so excited about this course!! have taken classes from many of the teachers you have joining you, and i am one of those who is afraid my art is their style not mine. one of my favorite artists is claude monet. thank you so much for this opportunity!

  29. Jamie

    I wish there were more courses like this available! I’ve always loved art, and still do it occasionally when life gets too hectic. My favorite artist is Artemisia Gentileschi. I love her life story and the strength of the women she painted.

  30. chasity

    I am really excited for this course!

    I am excited to have a reason to be in my studio again in the mornings…
    I am excited to learn more from you and the other artists that are participating in the course…
    I am hopeful that I will be finding my own niche in the art world as I work through the lessons.

    My favorite contemporary artists are:
    Erin Ashley, Graceann Warn, Anne Laure Djaballah and Jill Ricci.

    My favorite painting of all time is:
    Raphaelle Peale
    Venus Rising From the Sea—A Deception, ca. 1822

    It may not look like much on the computer screen… but in person,
    this painting is amazing. It truly looks as if the sheet is pinned onto the
    canvas. Incredible.

    I have shared the course information on facebook and pinterest.

    Looking forward to our art time together!!!

    Have a beautiful and blessed day~


  31. Lana Manis

    What a wonderful opportunity! Recently I have been inspired by contemporary artists such as Nancy Franke, Carol Marine, Carol Carmichael and others that have a broad stroke, painterly style.

  32. beth

    I am so excited about this course…just the right kind of inspiration to start the new year. One of my favorite artists in Jean Jack. Her start farmhouse landscapes and vibrant colors really speak to me.

  33. Tamara Gladstone

    This course sounds like so much fun! I hope that I can find a way to work this into my budget! I know it would be worth every penny and then some. 🙂 In college I loved doing master copies. We had to do one every week for several of my art classes and my favorite artist to study and copy was Leonardo da Vinci. His lines and colors were exquisite.

  34. Pam Ballard

    Its so hard for me to pick an artist. I have so many blogs that truly inspire me and I think of most of them as fab artists. I learn more from them than I do from a book or magazine. Thanks for the giveaway.

  35. Grandma Shelley

    I love all the “Masters” but I think my absolute favorite is Van Gogh….I love “Starry Night”….I can’t wait for this class to start…thanks so much for the opportunity to win such a GREAT prize!

  36. Kathy

    I saw a TV show on Leonardo Da Vinci when I was in second grade and spent the rest of my childhood reading every book I could find on him, and then moved on to Michelangelo, Rembrandt, the Impressionists, the Post-Impressionists, ect.., ect.. until I had read practically every art and architecture book in the local library. Hard to pick just one, but the Old Masters are hard to beat for their draftsmanship, and the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists for their color. Leonardo is still up there in my book, but I would have to pick Rembrandt for his drawings, etchings and middle and late period portraits. To see them in person is a real revelation.

    I once took some community ed. classes in techniques of the Old Masters and techniques of the Impressionists and enjoyed them both very much. I still have a free copy I did of Archimboldo’s “The Librarian” in my living room.

  37. Melissa Ellens Loft

    I can’t wait for this course! What a generous giveaway too! Thanks Jeanne!:)
    So many incredible artists our there… I really love the work of J. Kirk Richards… such depth and full of texture and elegance!

  38. katie

    Frida, Frida, Frida. There are so many artists I love, but I would have to say Frida Kahlo is the one I find most inspiring.

  39. sandy

    Since I was a kid I always liked paintings of Anton Pieck (a Dutch painter). I was born and raised in Holland (now live in US) and I was always mesmerized by his paintings. I could stare at them forever! I still love getting cards with his art on it. Especially Christmas cards. 🙂

  40. Connie VanDeKoppel

    I’ve always been inspired by Claude Monet. Saw many of his works at the Institute of Art in D.C. this past September. I was also the chairperson of the Monet Garden in my city that has been replicated down to the bridge. I would love to win the gift card!

  41. Cynthia

    Pretty sure Dick Blick delivers to Canada, so thought I’d throw my hat in the ring, just in case! I’ve always loved Renoir. Not all of his stuff, his portraits don’t always thrill me but I love his outdoor scenes – Summer Landscape and The Garden, for example.

  42. Becky J

    Rebecca Sower is a favorite artist of mine…she is outside of the box…gravitates to natural elements and colors and is very eclectic, mixing things in unique ways….Wow, what a giveaway!! {Squeal} thanks!

  43. Kim Graft

    SO EXCITED! Signed up for the class and pinned away! Thank you for such a tremendous opportunity! Feeling lucky!

  44. Stacey

    This looks like a wonderful course! I’d like to spend some time studying Marc Chagall and flying.

  45. Michelle Mathey - POMI

    This IS the class that I’ve been waiting for and didn’t even know it – I always question what part of my creations are “me” and what part are influenced by the works of others. Can’t wait to learn more as an apprentice to your 9 artists.
    As a younger person I didn’t “get” Picasso at all but now am totally amazed at his artistry and vision. He is one of my favorite artists, for sure!

  46. Miriam Kaye

    so can’t wait for this class to begin 🙂 an artist I love would have to be Jane Davenport, love her quirky humour 😀

    I’ve posted on FB, Pinterest and my blog. Thank you

  47. Marilyn WK

    I signed up last week and can’t wait to start! I have been nuts about the Impressionists my entire life. So I think I’d like to study with all of them!!!

  48. Denise

    What an amazing opportunity to study with such a bounty of talent. I always have been drawn to Danielle Donaldson’s work.

  49. Sandy Derryberry

    I’ve been a big fan of Kate Thompson ever since I meet her through a Wyanne class. The moment Kate shared this class on her blog, I was in!! And that little click lead me to you…such gorgeous photography…I get lost in it…
    There are so many styles of art that I love, but my heart belongs to watercolors…Mary Whyte is by far my favorite artist in that medium.
    This class will be an amazing journey…so looking forward to it. And thanks for the opportunity of the gifts!!

  50. Crystal

    what a inspiring course 🙂
    Monet ~ the colors ~ the FLOWERS ~ the joy 🙂
    happy holidays ~
    have So enjoyed each of the courses I have taken here 🙂

  51. Donna Clegg

    the course sounds amazing and I would love to win the giveaway! my favorite artist is my Mom, a water colorist, who passed away 34 years ago. i’m so lucky to have many of her paintings in my home.

  52. crystal schaar

    WOW! This course sounds simply amazing. And a $300 gift card to Dick Blick to buy supplies? I am in! If I won this, I would buy a spot in the course for a friend to enjoy with me. I think this is a course meant for two special friends to journey together. I love the idea behind this and it is going to be amazing. Happy Holidays! Oh, and one of my favorite artists is Jackson Pollack.

  53. Toni

    I signed up! Cant wait it sounds like fun! The artist I am drawn to is Monet! I love the soft muted palate of colors of his art. I have been to many exhibits of his work and could just stare at them forever…I would buy a piece of his work if I was really, really rich.

  54. Lily Bruce Cooper

    Finally! Permission to copy. There is so much today about copyright infringement, and I see the seriousness in that, however, I hide away anything that I have created based on another’s work, even when it looks nothing like the original artist’s rendering. Everything looks like something else, nothing is original. NOTHING. So I am psyched about this workshop, and all that I will learn. I cherish what Jeanne writes in the class description…

    My hope is that you will leave this course with freedom in your creativity.
    Freedom to pull from everything around you that inspires you and how to incorporate it into your art.
    The confidence to realize that nothing is new under the sun and how to build upon others that have come before you.

    One of my favorite artists is Friedensreich Hundertwasser. His style and color and imagination and life story, WOW! imagine being “his” apprentice. What a trip! Thank you Jeanne and the other artists for offering your time and energy here.

  55. Melissa Burford

    There are so many artists that I love and that inspire me, a lot of them use such different mediums. Right now I’m loving Tim Gagnon.

  56. Libbi Byrd Corson

    I’m all signed up and ready to learn. This sounds like sooooo much fun!!

  57. quilter422

    great class idea, and wonderful teachers! one of my favorite artists is nancy crow, who did a lot to bring the idea of quilting as art into acceptance.

  58. luraisat

    i am so excited about this class i am hoping that santa will bring me the money to take it. its one of the best classes out there i think. i could so use and love some art supplies from awesome dick blick. thanks for the opportunity. one of my favorite artists living is anne patay. i will share this and hope that i win. xoxo

  59. Lisa Sarmiento

    This is going to be an awesome class! I love the art work of Frida Kahlo and she is just one of the many artist who’s art work I love.

  60. Heather basson

    This is an amazing opportunity, and one of the best ways to learn techniques. I just love the work of klimt and of course Frida Khalo. Art supplies would be amazing as we here in South Africa don’t have a lot to choose from. Looking forward to the course. Heather

  61. Andrea A. From MO

    Merry Xmas to me if I win the gift certificate! Love VanGogh, O’Keeffe, Monet, and Kelly Rae Roberts!

  62. Lisa

    My favorite artist? I don’t think I could pick just one. I really like Degas. And I just recently was introduced to Frida Kahlo and find her to be amazing.

  63. Kim S.

    I love Monet, Junelle Jacobson, Degas, my mom, and many more. =) Thanks for this offer, Jeanne!

  64. Jodene Shaw

    I am so excited to take this class, Jeanne! I love VanGogh ~ Sunflowers and Starry Night. I have learned much from you, Jeanne, Junelle, Kelly Rae, Melody Ross, and Shona Cole. I pinned.

  65. Dionea

    I’ve never considered myself an artist. I didn’t take fine art classes in school. Over the past couple of years, I discovered you, Jeanne, Kelly Rae, Junelle Jacobson, Christy Tomlinson and Melody Ross. Not to mention the amazing artist that I have met thru the online classes. I discovered that whether or not I had art in school or could spot a Monet or Van Gough by the style; I love creating art. I am excited about this class to learn who inspires many of my favorite artists. Along with the discovery of loving to create, I also have a passion for art supplies! LOL. The opportunity to win the gift card is an added bonus! Thanks for the opportunity for always bringing such amazing talent to us all.

  66. Grace

    wow how to pick just one? Among my favorites are Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. I’m also a fan of many contemporary mixed media artists, some of whom are teaching this course 🙂

  67. Courtney Walsh

    Oooh, an artist that I love… my grandpa. He painted incredible portraits and scenery and I can still remember sitting in his studio when I was a little girl. I loved that man. 🙂

  68. Karen Kay

    My favorite artist of all time would have to be my dad. But since he is no longer on this earth, I will choose another, Juan Gris. I love his angles!

  69. Joan

    Just signed up! Looks like a wonderful class. Can’t wait to start.

    Keeping my fingers crossed for the Dick Blick Giveaway! 🙂

  70. yogiknitgirl

    Just signed up … I can’t wait to begin. Have always loved Jenny Wentworth’s work and can’t wait to spend a whole week with her and all of the artists. This is going to be a gift I give myself for the new year! Thank you for creating such a beautiful learning experience

  71. Marissa

    My favorite artist would have to be Frida Kahlo. Her work is fearless and filled with emotion.She uses a ton of symbolism in her work and vibrant colors. Her artwork reflects much of her life which is also why I like her so much.My favorite painting by her is “Las Dos Fridas”. Where she was showing having an identity crisis and undertaking a turbulent marriage.

    Awesome giveaway by the way 🙂

  72. Lynn Felton

    Sooooo many artists that I love…Matisse is my favorite…But Munch really gets me in the gut. Can’t wait for the course! But what about Modigliani? Cezanne…..!!!

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