Learn to paint with Louise Jackson, M.D.A.
Are you looking to be inspired to create amazing paintings to hang on the walls of your home or to add to your portfolio? Look no further.
Join Louise Jackson, Master Decorative Artist (M.D.A.) as she teaches you step-by-step how to create gorgeous florals, landscapes, and still lifes using watercolors or acrylics.
Watch this short, 30 minute, video tutorial to get a feel for Louise’s teaching style. This simple tulip painting is perfect for a beginner, but Louise teaches techniques that are important for advanced painters to learn too.
If you are ready to paint a beautiful pink tulip, click here to download and print the pink tulip pattern.
Want to learn more?
Art Class Membership
For just $39.99 you can enjoy your very first painting lesson, perhaps learning to paint “Daisies Galore”, pictured above, or you can chose from Louise’s growing library of painting lessons.
You’ll have a full month to watch the video as many times as needed to complete your painting, but each painting should take between 2 and 4 hours to complete.
Plus you’ll get a complimentary printable painting packet, so you can continue using your newly learned skills to paint a second painting.
If you love that lesson, and you’d like to learn to paint more, like the sunflower pictured above, you can remain a monthly member and pay as you go.
Each month you are a member you get:
- your choice of full-length video painting tutorial
- printable line drawing of the chosen painting
- written instructions
- color swatches
- supply list
- plus 1 complimentary, printable painting packet (a second painting lesson)
If you really enjoy learning to paint with Louise, we offer an annual subscription.
Annual members get:
- 12 months of membership for the cost of 10 months (2 months free!)
- 1 bonus video painting lesson (iris painting, pictured above)
- 1 bonus painting packet – Purple Iris
- 1 Printable Elegant Inks Coloring Book
- 1 bonus painting packet – Wild Roses
Available Painting Lessons
Meet the Artist – Louise Jackson
Louise Jackson has been painting since 1965.
She is a multi-media artist and works in watercolors, acrylics, oils, and inks.
She has authored 24 painting instructions books showcasing her portrait, floral, landscape, and still life designs and has also published a coloring book.
Throughout her career, she has been featured on the cover and in the pages of numerous magazines. She is a signature member of the Dayton Painters and Sculptors, the Western Ohio Watercolor Society, and is a master decorative artist with the Society of Decorative Painters. She has also served as a judge and has been the recipient of the Dedicated Service Award.
Add to that Louise was a featured artist on several T.V. shows. Her work is showcased in many private and corporate collections and is on display at the Decorative Arts Collection Museum in Witchita, Kansas and the Smithsonian.
Louise has enjoyed teaching throughout the United States and in Italy, Japan, Canada, and Argentina but has retired from travel teaching. She is excited to continue teaching her students online.
You might be asking…
What’s it like to paint with Louise?
When you select your monthly video lesson, you will receive a printable line drawing created by Louise. You’ll transfer the drawing onto watercolor paper before beginning to paint.
This technique makes painting these gorgeous works of art doable even for a beginner.
In each online painting class, Louise will share step-by-step instructions along with lots of tips for making your paintings look amazing. You can start and stop the videos as needed, but Louise paints at a pace that is easy to follow so you can paint right along with her.
How will the subscription be structured?
Each month you are a member you will receive one credit that you can use to purchase one new video painting lesson and one complimentary painting instruction packet.
You may select any video from the library using your credits.
You can watch your online painting class at your leisure on your schedule. As long as your membership is active, you will have access to all the online classes in your account.
Once you download the complimentary painting packet it is yours to keep forever.
What will I be painting?
You’ll be painting a variety of florals, still lifes, and landscapes like the ocean scene pictured above.
You’ll also have the opportunity to paint some abstract designs and possibly even some portraits.
Louise will be sharing some paintings that she has taught to students all over the world, as well as, some brand new original designs.
How many videos are in the library?
When the site launches in October of 2019 there will be three videos in the library. Each month at least one new video will be added so you will always have a choice in which painting you’d like to create.
Do I need high-speed internet?
Yes – you will need a good internet connection in order to watch the online video painting classes.
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How long will I have to watch the videos?
Your video lessons will be available to you as long as your membership subscription is active.
You can start and stop the videos as needed to complete the painting. Louise will, for the most part, paint the entire painting in the video lesson so you can paint along with her.
Can I keep the downloaded packets if I cancel my membership?
Yes once you have downloaded any painting packets or line drawings they are yours to keep forever.
What if I am a beginner painter?
With each video, you will be provided with a line drawing that you will trace onto your watercolor paper using wax-free graphite paper. This drawing will serve as a guide as you paint.
This technique makes painting with Louise doable for any level of painter, even a beginner.
Louise also presents each painting class in a step-by-step manner so that even a beginning painter will easily be able to paint along with her.
What supplies will I need?
You will find a specific supply list for each online painting class included in your downloadable documents files.
In general you’ll need 300 pound cold press watercolor paper and occasionally 140 pound cold press watercolor paper, wax-free graphite paper, golden synthetic paint brushes (6 and 16 round, 1 inch and 20 flat), watercolor or acrylic paints, a paint palette or a white plastic or glass plate, 2 water bowls, and a roll of toilet paper wrapped with four sheets of absorbent paper towels.
Can I share the videos?
No! Please remember that this is a private membership group and the online painting classes are meant to be viewed only by those who have registered and paid for a membership.
Please do not share this content with a classroom of students who have not paid for a membership without express written consent from Louise Jackson.
You can share pictures of your work and your enthusiasm for what you are learning online on your social media channels and encourage your friends who love to paint to join the membership too.
Can I sell and exhibit the work I create using these lessons?
Yes, however, there are some restrictions.
You should not enter copies of any other artists’ paintings into shows that require original works.
If you are going to sell any painting you have copied, it is appropriate to add your signature followed by the word “after” then the original artist’s name.
Can I cancel my membership?
Yes, you may choose to pay for a monthly membership once per month or you may choose to pay on a recurring monthly basis and you may cancel at any time after you have used your credits to purchase a video.
Just be aware that once you cancel, you will no longer have access to the video lessons, so be sure you have completed the painting before canceling.
If you are an annual member then you may cancel before your annual renewal date. Once again, be sure to use up all your credits and have your paintings complete.
You can choose to pay monthly at the end of your annual term if desired to complete your paintings.
NOTE there are no full or prorated refunds.
Also note that if you do cancel your annual membership then join again, you will receive the same bonuses.