Cultivate your creativity brilliantly all year long, through every season, with bold color and lessons that never expire for as long as you’re a member. 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.
Each month, in addition to studio tips and full-length painting lessons, you’ll get downloads and challenge lessons, giving you a starting point to create and learn independently. Joyful Brush is the only monthly online oil painting course that does not require a large up-front fee. How can we afford to offer such high quality lessons at such a low price? The Joyful Brush is a subscription service, like Hulu or Netflix. As long as you’re a member, your lessons never expire, and you can cancel or pause at any time. Sign up for a month, or sign up for the yearly discount. Nancy shares every color and every recipe she is using, holding nothing back from her students.
Will I have enough time?
Your lessons will always be waiting for you – and they never expire, for as long as your subscription is active. 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! Want to go back to the previous year and review an old lesson? It will be there for you, for as long as you’re an active member.
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.
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
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
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 H
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.
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 as long as your account is active, to learn and grow at your own pace. The lessons are hosted on my website that will hold onto all the content for you, even after years of membership. 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. Sharing your lessons on social media, however, and giving attribution and acknowledgment to me, as your the teacher, is a joyful way to help me spread the word!