What's Included in Joy of Painting?
You will receive...
Instant Access to Core Courses
As soon as you sign up, you will have instant access to the January Class AND a set of curated foundational courses to teach you my key mixed media and floral techniques.
A New Class each Month
On the first of each month, you'll see a new course added to Joy of Painting that will enhance your color skills and inspire your imagination AND a new step-by-step painting demo to put your skills into practice. Download and keep these classes forever.
Join a vibrant and welcoming community of artists ready to accompany you on your artistic journey. Benefit from the encouragement and support of fellow members in our open and inclusive group. This is a shot of many Joy of Painters in France in 2023!
A Clear Path to Success
Learn how to tap into your vision, understand the path to success and chart your progress along this transformative journey.
I am so grateful to have found Cathy on my art and healing journey, and I hope you join in too. You will be so glad you did!
I am one of those people who has always felt creative but never made the time to pursue it or give it the space it needed to grow. 2 years ago I had to leave work due to health reasons, and the recovery has been slow, long, and full of space for me to let my creative juices finally flow. Its funny how life gives us these “gifts”!. I found Cathy Nichols through a recommendation from a friend, and I was just in time to join the Joy of Painting, another gift from life! Through the last year of following Cathy, and also joining her in person for a 10 day retreat in France, I have grown significantly in my art journey. Cathy is the “real thing”, in that she gives generously in her teaching and she genuinely cares about her students. She is so talented, and has such a warm, humble and personable approach to her teaching. She also has a great sense of humor! Through her membership I have finally gained confidence in my ability to mix color (this has alluded me until now, even after taking a few on line courses). Cathy’s teachings simplified color mixing and empowered me to create nuanced color palettes, create shadow and highlights, and bravely add pops of accent color that brought my art to life. I feel like I have a more solid foundation in collage, color theory, painting florals, and creating compositions that work. I also feel free to add whimsical creative touches that don’t have to be perfect. This membership has been so worthwhile, and I have found a community of fellow artists that I did not have before.
I’ve gained confidence in my painting and I have learned to let go and have fun! The first of each month is like a mini Christmas gift when I open my new class from Cathy! If you’re thinking about joining, just do it!
I’ve been a Joy of painting member with Cathy Nichols for almost 2 years now! After a 25 year break from art, while raising my family, I decided to do something fun for myself! These last couple of years have been wonderful! Cathy’s kind heart and cheerful style give me so much joy. Each month the episodes are prerecorded so you can work at your own pace, and the content is above and beyond the other classes I’ve taken online. She has taught me color theory, composition, mixed media collaging, and so much more!
Excited to go into the studio again!
I had never done collages before working with Cathy. She broke my perception that creating collages was just tearing up magazine pages and reassembling them. I never imagined that I would learn to draw, paint and create my own papers. But Cathy teaches all of that in Joy of Painting. Using Cathy’s technique has ‘jump started’ my normal painting process. I’ve started experimenting and subsequently developing my work in new directions! If it weren’t for Cathy, I probably would not be as excited every day to go into my art studio!
I'm learning to master the subtlety of colors with Cathy all the way from Germany!
When it comes to color, I'm a colorful bird. I love strong, clear colors - ALWAYS. That's why I love Cathy's pictures so much. They are so wonderfully colorful and despite having many different elements, they never seem overloaded or chaotic. Through Cathy I learned how to use color so that the strong colors I love would not compete but, instead, have greater impact. Cathy has also shown me how to use reference paintings from the masters as springboards for my own ideas.
Can I cancel?
Yes, You can cancel at any time. You will only be charged for the month(s) that you are a member on the monthly plan. The annual plan can be canceled after the first year.
How long do I have to download the new classes?
You have 30 days to download every new monthly course that is added to your bundle and keep it forever.
Are lessons mandatory? What if I get busy and can't make art for a month or so?
Joy of Painting is about JOY, not stress. The membership is always here to support you on your journey. You are welcome to do the lessons as they best suit your time and lifestyle. When you download your courses to keep forever, you will have access to them when you are ready to devote time and energy to the artistic process. There is no rush. As my favorite yoga teacher always said, "do you best, and leave the rest behind."
Will the price of Joy of Painting increase for me, or will I be 'grandfathered in' at my sign-up price?
One of the biggest benefits of becoming a member right now is that you will NEVER have your membership price increased as long as you remain a member in good standing.
Will the content be suited to beginners AND experienced artists?
YES! I've created the Joy of Painting Success Path to help you identify your own level of experience as an artist before you begin. Once you've identified where you lie within the 5-stage journey, you'll be able to tailor the membership content to fit your needs. So, if you are a beginner or a professional artist who has been painting for years, there is something wonderful to be learned from each monthly lesson.
Is there a sign-up fee for the annual plan?
No, there is not a sign up fee for the annual plan for Joy of Painting. There is only a one-time $14 sign-up fee for the monthly plan.