Animal Wisdom Painting Course

learn how to connect with your inner wisdom through painting heartfelt creatures

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Free, Intuitive, Playful, Living in the Moment, Fearless, Trusting their Own Guidance; this is the Animal Kingdom. Looking back, my connection to Animals came as a result of growing up an only child. I never felt lonely surrounded by my childhood menagerie ranging at any given moment from a dog, and cats, to parakeets, a cockatiel named Felix and a Guinea Pig named Winston. They were my constant companions. And when I started painting and building my business as a working artist, uncertain whether it would all come together - the animals reappeared through my paintings, back to connect me with my inner wisdom and remind me that all is well.

The animals continue to influence my art, becoming the Creative Thursday characters who have inspired me and all of my collectors from the little ones to the adults.

A decade later they are still important symbols, guiding and encouraging me daily.

As I prepare for an upcoming show and Animal Wisdom oracle card deck, I'm inviting you to join me in my studio, where I will teach you how to connect with your totems in the Animal Kingdom while I share with you my process of deciding upon an idea and transforming that theme into painting heartfelt creatures.

An Invitation: to join Marisa for 3 weeks of painting this October. For all who want to explore the insight that comes from painting animals. This course is open to all from beginning to advanced creatives.

What: will we be exploring in this course? Together the group will choose 3 themes for our weeks together and we will then pair the animals that symbolize each theme. I will be sharing inspiration and favorite supplies, followed by a weekly recorded video and live studio session sharing more details about my painting process, answering questions and offering feedback within our private Facebook group. The live sessions will also remain posted for students to view at any time within the group where our community will be in touch during our 3 weeks together. An easy pace, no hustle, no pressure, there will be plenty of time to fit it into your week. We will be painting & creating together as we go.

When: October 9 - 27, 2017.

AND! for a limited time when you register for Animal Wisdom, the ready to start "How to Paint a Bear - Mini Course" is included as a gift!

Support, encouragement, inspiration and achievable action are the intentions behind my teaching style. It's all about empowerment with more ease and less overwhelm, trusting your intuition and loving your creative life.

{photos by Bree McCool}

Your Instructor

Marisa Cummings
Marisa Cummings

L.A. based Creative, Marisa Cummings is an artist, author, designer, speaker and series host. What started out as a small intention to be more creative one day a week while working a 9 to 5 job…is now the 13 year brand that is Creative Thursday. Her art sells worldwide and can be found in her own online boutique as well as select galleries and shops including Urban Outfitters, Land of Nod, Target and Papyrus. Marisa has designed 9 fabric collections and her book "Creative Thursday; everyday inspiration to grow your daily practice" has been published in 4 languages. Passionate about inspiring and empowering creative entrepreneurs to thrive in both life and business, Marisa teaches and consults. All of her present course offerings are now found here at Creative Thursday Courses.

Testimonials ~ Here's what others have to say...

"I just watched all the lessons {from How to Paint a Bear} and enjoyed this class very much. Your ease of teaching and explanations made me want more. You held my attention and gave so many tips...I didn't want it to end. I can't wait to get some supplies and create my own little bear. 😊 Thank you for inviting us into your sweet little creative world. I hope to see more classes like this and create my own style in the process."

~ Cheri

"I cannot recommend Marisa’s classes highly enough! She is such a wonderful teacher. Super passionate and enthusiastic about her class content and she is really talented at being able to convey her information in a clear and interesting way. Marisa puts so much time, effort and energy into her classes that it is a wonderful experience. You can’t help but learn from her. Her passion for the business of creativity is completely addictive that you will go away completely fired up!"

~ Caroline

"Marisa, I've enjoyed your class so much! The timing couldn't have been more perfect, as I was in the developing stages of beginning my own creative business. There were many elements of business marketing, branding, and profitability I would not have considered, and probably wouldn't have even known I should consider, had it not been for the course content in Permission to Be Creative and Make Money. Based on many topics you covered in this class, I have successfully contracted with a local art shop to begin selling my jewelry. And, I am very much looking forward to making money doing something I truly enjoy!"

~ Rhonda

Courses Included with Purchase

How to Paint a Bear - a Mini Course
Marisa Cummings

Original Price: $49

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts October 9th and runs through October 27th. You also have the option to do the course at your own pace, so no worries if you are unable to join us for all live sessions.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Do you offer a refund?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, share with us the steps you completed and action you took that did not get you the results you wanted within the first 15 days of purchasing this package and we will give you a full refund.
Where do I go if I have questions?
You can visit our private Facebook group, or email me with any questions at hello@creativethursday.com
What if I am unable to attend the LIVE studio sessions?
No Problem! You are welcome to send in questions ahead of time and Marisa will answer them. All recordings of the live videos will be available following the live sessions.
What if I am a beginner?
This course is open to all levels of creatives and painters from those who have never painted before to those who have.
Will I need supplies?
Marisa will share her favorite list of tools and supplies if you want to add any to your collections. She will also go over options for using supplies you already have.

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