I am so excited to reveal that I am one of the artists who will be Studying Under the Masters which is a course put together by the phenomenal Jeanne Oliver.

All the information is below. The first run of this e-course was last year and this year there are 6 international artists studying under 6 master artists of the past. The cost of this course is amazing so if you have any interest in art at all then I would highly recommend it (and I know I am bias – but I am so excited about taking part). Look out for the paypal buttons to book –

Early Registration is only $49 (around £30) and the price goes up to $62 on September 1st.

If you studied on the last course then you will know how wonderful it is and may just want to ‘buy now’ but if you wish to read more then all the info is below.


I am thrilled to announce that a second Studying Under The Masters will begin this fall.

I hope you will join 6 artists as we explore 6 different master painters and study and create portraits and/or self-portraits.

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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 six 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 practice using the works of a master 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

Cori Dantini, Gillian Lee Smith, Robin Fingher, Jane Davenport, Teresa McFayden and Jeanne Oliver

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The master artists we will be studying under:

 Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Mary Blair, Frida Kahlo, Brett Whiteley, Max Beckmann


This 6 week course begins September 30, 2014  (avail. for 2 years)

Early registration price of $52 and the price will go to $62 on September 1.


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