WATCH A PAINTING COME TO LIFE.
There’s something quite magical about watching a painting come to life, and I’m thrilled to offer you a front row seat to this mesmerizing experience through a unique, online offering called, The Painting Sessions.
Each lovingly crafted Painting Session includes a series of professionally shot videos to give you an up-close view of my painting process. From the first brush strokes (or finger swipes as the case may be), through all my radically shifting layers (and dance moves), up to my finishing touches, each Session gives you an intimate and educational glimpse into the creation of a brand new painting (or paintings).
To give you even more insight into the ‘why’ and ‘how’ behind my Brave Intuitive Painting process, each video is also accompanied by a voice-over track where I’ll share my honest thoughts, struggles, breakthroughs and favorite new tricks along the way.
Last but not least, you’ll also receive a fresh new music playlist in every episode to keep you moving and grooving during your own painting sessions at home.
If you could use a little support starting out, choosing palettes, developing compositions, working with images, exploring abstraction, making bold choices, moving through frustration, staying inspired, and bringing a painting together, The Painting Sessions are for you!
For years, you’ve been asking for, “More painting videos, please.,” and I’m so happy to grant your wishes with this exciting offering.
*Please note, the Painting Sessions is no longer available as a Monthly Subscription.
Flora is not only a talented painter, she is a generous teacher. She actively helps others find and activate creative expression. This is her most far-reaching gift.
– Lisa Congdon
More Details About The Painting Sessions + Your Investment
- There are twelve Painting Sessions, each focusing on a new approach or theme. Read more about each Session in the Library of Sessions.
- In each Painting Session, you’ll find a series of videos showing the creation of a new painting (or paintings) from start to finish. The videos include insightful guidance and reflections via a voice-over to emulate the experience of being in an in-person workshop.
- Each Painting Session includes a unique music playlist and access to a private Facebook community of creatives from around the world.
- You may purchase all twelve painting sessions at once in A Year of Painting Sessions for $345, (that’s 20% off!), or enjoy any individual Painting Session for just $36 per episode.
- All Painting Sessions include lifetime access.
- To access all of The Painting Sessions, simply enter your username and unique password into the Login Area.
I believe giving back to my community is an essential part of living and breathing. As a reflection of this core value, and to support much-needed arts funding, I am honored to donate 5% percent of the revenue generated from every full-length online course sold to two Portland-based non-profit organizations: The Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) and p:ear.
I believe deeply in the work that each of these organizations is doing to bring the healing power of art to children in need, and I’m thrilled to support their mission and vision. Thank you for helping me make these gifts possible! Read more about my Community Giveback Program here.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are The Painting Sessions?
The Painting Sessions is an online offering featuring fresh videos to demonstrate the creation of a new painting from start to finish. Professionally shot in my studio, the videos will include insightful guidance and reflections via a voice-over to emulate the experience of being in an in-person workshop.
Can I see a Sample Painting Session?
Why yes you can! Head on over to our Sample Painting Session page to see a collection of videos gathered from various episodes.
How are The Paintings Sessions different from Studio Diaries and the Bloom True E-Course?
Each monthly Painting Session focuses entirely on the creation of one new painting from start-to-finish.
The Bloom True E-Course offers five weeks of in-depth teaching of my Brave Intuitive Painting, including daily prompts, creative exercises, interviews with other artists, philosophy and ways to incorporate the teaching into your life off the canvas.
Studio Diaries are available as monthly offerings (like a “mini E-Course”) or as a full year of Diaries. Each month focuses on a particular theme intended to offer ongoing inspiration and further exploration of the Brave Intuitive Painting process. Diaries include a series of painting videos, creative exercises, “couch chats,” contributions from other artists, holistic health guidance and more. View a Sample Diary here.
How much do The Painting Sessions cost?
How do I access The Painting Sessions?
To access your Painting Sessions, please enter your email address and password generated when you purchased your membership in the Login box at the top of the website. Then select ‘My Account’ from the drop-down menu underneath your name. You’ll see your Sessions waiting for you in the ‘My Online Content’ section.
If you lost your password, click the “Forgot Password” option to reset.
What do I need to participate in The Painting Sessions?
To access a Painting Sessions, you will need to become a member or purchase an individual Session, and you will need a high-speed internet connection to watch the videos.
If you want to paint along with me, I suggest starting with a basic set of acrylic paint, foam brushes, bristle brushes, paper or canvas, a spray bottle, rags, a jar of water and some clothes you don’t mind getting messy!
I haven’t painted before. Are The Painting Sessions for me?
Yes! The Painting Sessions are all about providing a ton of inspiration, while offering a wide range of empowering tips and tricks appropriate for all levels of experience. If you’ve never painted before, I guarantee you’ll want to dive right in after watching your first Session!
I am already a professional artist. Are The Painting Sessions for me?
Yes! Even if you have been painting for years, this program will offer monthly, fresh perspectives, new inspiration and a connection to an online community of kindred creatives.
I’ve never participated in an online learning program before. How does it work? Do I need to be at my computer at a certain time? How long will I have access to The Painting Sessions?
You are welcome to enjoy your Painting Sessions anytime you are logged into your account.
To login to your account, enter your email address and password generated when you purchased your membership in the Log In box at the top of my website. Then select ‘My Account’ from the drop-down menu underneath your name. You’ll see your Sessions waiting for you in the ‘My Online Content’ section.
When you purchase an individual Painting Session for $36 or purchased a Year of Painting Sessions, you will have access to the Session for life.
How much time will it take me to watch each Session?
Each Painting Session will vary in length depending on how long it takes me to finish the painting – there is no formula!
However, you can expect to see a series of 6 -12 videos with approximately 1-2 hours of total painting time. Please note, the videos will be professionally edited and include sped up footage at times.
What if I have issues playing back the videos?
If you’re having trouble viewing a Painting Session video or any video on the site for that matter:
- Try turning off HD.
- Confirm that your internet connection is strong and allow the videos to fully load before playing.
- Check what version of browser and operating system you’re using: http://www.thismachine.info and try to update to the newest version that your hardware can support. Also, some browsers may not support the Vimeo Player (Older versions of Firefox and Internet-Explorer seem to be problematic). We’ve found Chrome and Safari to be the most stable.
- Full-screen: Click on the four, tiny arrows next to the Vimeo logo to watch the video in full screen. You can use the escape button to return to the post.
- iPads & tablets: You may need to install the free Vimeo App.
- Lastly, sometimes a quick restart of your computer can solve many problems.
If problems persist, please send us an email at: email@example.com, we’ll get back to you asap. Thanks!
What if I have issues with The Painting Sessions not showing up properly on my phone, tablet or desktop?
The site was designed from the ground up to be viewable on a wide range of devices. This includes desktops, phones and tablets. However, there are some limitations.
If you are seeing an issue with the way anything is showing up on your mobile device, desktop or tablet, or if something just doesn’t seem quite right, then please send an email directly to the awesome team at 7/Apps (firstname.lastname@example.org). Emails to them should be specifically about the site not about working on your device. But before you reach out to them, please check what version of browser (Click here to find out) and what operating system you’re using (you’ll need to tell them that in your email), and try to update to the newest version that your hardware can support. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, send them a note.
Still stuck? Please send us an email at: email@example.com, we’ll get back to you ASAP. Thanks.
Can I download The Painting Sessions to watch offline?
Great question! Currently, The Painting Sessions are not downloadable, so you will need a good internet connection to watch them online.
What is this “online community” you speak of?
As a participating member of The Painting Sessions, you will be invited to join a private Facebook group to connect with other creative souls worldwide. This is a great place to share your work, ask questions of your community and generally connect with other artists.
Can I ask questions directly to Flora?
I will be hosting occasional live Facebook chats to answer questions you may have about the painting process. You are also welcome to email us anytime at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I update or change my payment information?
Login to your account in the Login box at the top of the website. Then select ‘My Account’ from the drop-down menu underneath your name. You can edit your payment details in the ‘Payment Methods’ section.
I was a monthly subscriber. What happened to my Painting Sessions?
The Painting Sessions monthly subscription program was officially discontinued on November 1st, 2017. The last episode of The Painting Sessions was released on October 1st, 2017. Because the membership subscription only granted monthly access as long as a member was subscribed, when the program ended, The Painting Sessions episodes included in the membership were no longer available to subscribers.
The other good news is that subscribers can now get lifetime access to all twelve of the Painting Sessions! There are a few ways. One is purchasing individual Painting Sessions of your choice for a one-time payment of $36. The other way is purchasing A Year of Painting Sessions, which gives you lifetime access to all twelve Sessions ever made. Once you have lifetime access, you can watch at your own pace and return to them whenever you like, they will never go away!
Will Flora be coming out with any new Painting Sessions in the future?
I loved creating The Painting Sessions, but I feel ready to move on to a new offering. There will not be new Painting Sessions episodes coming out in the future – however, stay tuned! There will be more opportunities to paint and learn with me rolling out soon.