How to Paint a Bear - a Mini Course

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Welcome to the re-release of the very first Creative Thursday painting course. Available to purchase individually or included for a limited time as my gift with the purchase of the follow up in this new series of painting courses: Animal Wisdom; How to Paint Heartfelt Animals.

Self-paced with a place to ask questions, offer thoughts, and share your work with me, I share my favorite supplies and step you through my process, beginning to end featuring one of my favorite animals to paint, the bear. The course features a collection of five videos totaling 75 minutes. {Just know there will also be butterflies and more about a bond with a dull pencil} My wish that you are inspired, creatively fired up and ready to take on the world ;)

I started Creative Thursday not only for me to make time to be creative, but to inspire creativity in everyone. Yes, everyone {and I'm talking to you even if you think you can't draw a stick figure} Almost entirely self taught, I never took a painting class until 10 years into my career as a painter. I know what can be accomplished by even those of us may not fully trust our abilities or creative voice in the beginning.

I now know the unlimited creative possibilities we all have, and how fulfilling it is when we take the time to be creative. All you have to do is start.

We live in a unique time where life can feel extraordinarily full, so busy that it often feels that there's no time for a breather let alone a moment to focus even little bit of regular time on what we love. And yet, this is exactly why it's more important than ever to make time for ourselves and what gives us joy, a priority.

I welcome the opportunity to support you in making that time and exploring your creativity.

It's an honor to be a part of a happy and successful life you're creating.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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?
Feel free to email me with any questions at hello@creativethursday.com
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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