Monthly Online Painting Lessons

Get a new full-length online lesson every month!

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Cultivate your creativity brilliantly all year long, through every season, with bold color! Are you looking for inspiration, motivation, and full-length oil painting videos that share hands-on information every step of the way? The Joyful Brush is your new space to grow with Nancy Medina, a master signature artist who has worked with Disney, taught for the Dallas Arboretum, and hosts journey workshops in France and Italy.

The Joyful Brush is not just another “copy me” course! Each month, in addition to a full-length painting lesson, Nancy shares a monthly challenge lesson, giving you a starting point to create and learn independently.  Nancy’s monthly lessons are a perfect fit for every budget, and designed to help you grow beautifully in your art journey. For a low monthly price, enjoy access to the classroom Web site lessons! Nancy shares every color and every recipe she is using every step of the way, holding nothing back from her students.

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Welcome to a new chapter and a new way to learn flower and landscape painting, The Joyful Brush. This is your dream studio online. Get all the color you love with step-by-step lessons every month, and hands-on guidance to create eye-catching color in all your work. You get a beautifully designed classroom experience each month, a new online painting lesson from start to finish, and more. Work at your own pace, in a safe place to bloom through all the seasons of your art journey.

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Monthly Painting Lesson
Monthly Challenge Paintings
Private Facebook Group
Studio tip videos
Color Guides and Palette Maps

39.99 per month or 397 per year

Monthly Painting Lesson
Journey videos with Nancy
Private Facebook Group
Monthly Live Q&As and Critiques
Exclusive Live Painting Video Sessions
Studio tip videos
Color Guides and Palette Maps

59.99 per month or 597 per year

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Oh my goodness! I love this course! I just signed up and watched the first lesson and I simply love Nancy’s style of teaching. She is actually teaching! I am brand new to oil painting and this is exactly what I was looking for. The informative instruction format ranging from Nancy’s teaching throughout the entire lesson to the video of every paint color mixture and painting stroke is invaluable to a new beginner artist. Thank you so much for offering your vast knowledge and amazing talent for such a reasonable price in these monthly lessons. This class is simply priceless! ~ Shari Martin

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The Joyful Brush Menu

A brand new painting lesson delivered monthly to give you time and space to grow your skills, at your own pace. Florals, landscapes, and all the superpower color tips you can shake a brush at!

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A little about me

I’m a gal who quit the corporate life, took the leap, and found her color wings! I left behind a job as the director of a national magazine to become a full time artist and art teacher. One morning I had an epiphany – Life is too short not to follow your bliss!

Since then, I’ve worked with Disney, been invited to paint on national TV, and designed a new outdoor studio. Today life is very busy in my little studio in Flower Mound, Texas, where I have the able assistance of my pugs and hubby (he loves to cook, we love to eat, it’s Kismet!). I teach in France, Italy, and across the US, and am a master signature artist and instructor for the Dallas Arboretum in oils and acrylics. I’ve been painting every day for eight years, so I’m officially at the point where intervention or medication could be required, but no one has taken my brushes yet!

Most importantly, I wake up each and every day excited. I’m an artist and a teacher. Everything I paint, all that I know, I share with my students. My joy is in helping you be the best artist you can be. Navigating this journey of color and discovery is not just a job description, it is a dream come true. What a joy, and an honor it is, to share it with you!

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Will I have enough time?
Each new lesson arrives one month from the last, giving you lots of time and space to watch, paint, or even save your dip into color for a future painting day in the studio!

Are all the video lessons new?
Absolutely! There are no recycled painting videos in this monthly course. Everything has been filmed and produced in hi-def format especially for you, and it’s all brand new!

Is this for beginners or advanced painters?
All of the paintings are presented step-by-step, for all levels of painters. Nancy is a generous teacher, and shares every color and every color recipe and combination while she is using it, throughout her lessons. Monthly critiques will be held, along with Q&As for Petal Perks members. Although she paints in oils, she also provides guides and conversions for acrylics, since she paints in them regularly.

Can I cancel or pause my membership?
You may cancel or pause at any time, and pause for up to 6 months! It’s good to know that if you cancel, there are no prorated refunds and if you rejoin in the future you’ll start from the beginning at lesson one, so we always recommend pausing. Un-pausing will allow you to pick up right where you left off, in lessons and in your billing cycle. When you pause, your access and your billing is paused. When you cancel, your access and billing is canceled.

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What is wonderful is Nancy’s process, you will start to build a fine art language that permeates all her lessons. Nancy is always sweeping up prior info, reinforcing and building new info in a humorous, poetic and dependable style. She has powerful consistency! ~ Patricia W

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I’m loving Nancy’s online class. The class has brought my muse back in full force and I’ve been painting almost nightly. I’m painting when I’m supposed to be sleeping! - Magdalene

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I am taking Nancy’s spring online class. My only regret is I did not know about her earlier classes. I love being able to see how she goes through the process as well as hear the explanation of why she does something. - Nancy M

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Nancy you are the best teacher I have every worked with. The amount of information and technique you are able to convey is amazing and I never get tired of studying with you. Thank you so much. - Kate N

Every full-length, high definition oil painting lesson is new and unique, and Nancy shares every color and recipe she uses throughout each video lesson. Nancy participates directly and actively with her students in private Facebook family groups, and loves hearing from her students.

With over 1500 students studying online with her, Nancy has some of the best team members in the industry. Her support staff team is experienced, super-responsive, and professional.

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Here’s what you get in The Joyful Brush:

A new, full-length painting lesson every month

Another full-length live painting monthly for Perks

Flower Mound Studio tip videos

Monthly Q&As and Critiques for Petal Perks

A teacher who shares every color and recipe she’s using

Two levels of membership to fit every budget

Cancel or pause any time

Journey art adventures and travel painting videos

Question and answer sessions with Nancy

A library of resource videos

Your own private Facebook group and flower family

Fun floral painting challenges

A professional helpdesk team ready to assist

Beautifully designed lessons

Lesson pages that are easy to navigate

Downloadable guides and take home tips

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How will the course be structured?
A new painting lesson will be added to your account automatically once a month, with a full-length video painting lesson in oils, studio tip videos, and downloadable resources. Can’t watch it on the day you receive it? No worries! As long as your membership is active, each lesson will available to you for 12 months, to learn and grow at your own pace. The lessons are hosted on my  website that will hold onto all the content for you. The Joyful Brush Facebook page will be a positive place to bloom together – you can share your experiences, encourage fellow students, and find inspiration from new friends for the empowering flowering journey.

I’m an acrylic painter just learning oils, is this for me?
In Flower Mound Studio, I work in acrylics and oils regularly. While the full-length painting lessons each month are in oils, I provide guidance for my acrylic painters in our Facebook fan page chats. In the full-length lessons, I provide tips on screen, with acrylic color recipes to match the oil colors we will use in our videos, and the best approach to creating that loose, beautifully blendy oil technique with your awesomely fabulous acrylic paints.

What will we be painting?
We’ll be painting a variety of florals, sunflowers, pansies, geraniums, ranunculus, poppies, daisies, wildflowers, bluebonnets, landscapes, and much more! The rest I’m saving as a surprise for you, so you have a fun, colorful gift to unwrap and anticipate each month. I will say, you will not just be painting flowers in this course… expect some landscape exercises in brilliant color on the menu! I use the same basic palette for everything I create, whether it’s flowers, landscapes, or bumblebees, so you’ll find that the combinations become comfortable and familiar with each new painting lesson.

Do I need high speed internet
Yes – it will help alleviate frustration.

What supplies will I need? 
A link to The Joyful Brush supply list is provided here. I’m not fussy about the type of surface I paint on – I use stretched cotton canvas, linen panels, or ampersand gessoboards depending on what mood I’m in that day! The brush I use costs about $2, so keep four or five of these next to your palette. I do recommend saving your pennies on your surfaces and brushes and choosing professional quality paints.

Are the membership lessons the same as your videos, live workshops and ecourses?
All the content in The Joyful Brush is fresh and brand new, never before seen, taught, or shared, and created especially for you with love and care by a team of professional videographers and photographers, smart computer-type people, and one super busy artist who had a lot of caffeine on hand.

Can I share?
Please be mindful that is a private membership for those who have registered and paid. Please do not share or teach the content, videos, links, worksheets, photographs, slideshows, and materials. This is not fair play and I know you will respect that. You can, however, share snippets of your work and excitement on your blog, Facebook and other social network sites as long as you credit the teacher!

Can I sell and exhibit the work I create in this workshop?
One of my intentions in this course is to help you develop your powerful and personal connection with painting from life. Your own style will show if you work from your own flower setups and photos. I’m happy for you to show and sell your own original, innovative work created. If however your work is more closely similar to the original paintings in my copyrighted lesson videos, I would ask that you don’t put those pieces out to exhibit or sell if they are close copies of my work. I trust that your heart will tell you what is too close.

Monthly Painting Lesson
A Monthly Challenge
Private Facebook Group

Monthly Painting Lesson
Journey Videos with Nancy
Private Facebook Group
Monthly Live Q&As and Critiques
Exclusive Live Painting Video Sessions
Studio Tip Videos
Color Guides and Palette Maps
Additional Monthly Challenge Paintings

59.99 per month or 597 per year