The Miniature Painting Challenge - take part in an incredible art adventure!

Don't miss your chance to join hundreds of artists from all over the world who are thriving in art, creativity and community.

Fall in love with art again and look forward to something every week.

What you'll get:

  • 52 Paint-Along Lessons - you'll get a new miniature painting lesson every week for a full year. These will be short, accessible video lessons that ANYONE can follow along with.
  • Supply List - You may already have what you need, but in case you don't, we will provide you with an easy-to-order supply list.
  • Lifetime access - don't worry if you don't get everything done in the year. These lessons will be yours for life.

Laugh, Love, Paint!

You'll learn to paint 52 gorgeous, yet simple and approachable paintings. You can decorate your home with these beautiful works of art or give them away as unique, one-of-a-kind gifts.

Learn from a Professional

Get a new video painting lesson from me, Jed Dorsey (or another top artist) every single week. Stay inspired and learn directly from the masters and receive creative encouragement from them on your painting journey!

Lifetime Access

Are you busy & worried you'll fall behind? Have no fear. With your purchase you'll gain access for life. There's absolutely no risk of missing out because you can revisit these lessons for years to come. 

Will you join me for one full year to explore your love of art?

You are creative. Probably more than you know. Yet it's easy to get stuck or feel uninspired. The truth is, we all need a boost every once in a while. 

That's what this painting challenge is all about.

Every week for one full year, I'll be releasing one short painting lesson appropriate for artists of ANY skill level. I challenge you to accompany me in a journey to paint 52 miniature paintings in the next 52 weeks. It's going to be a ton of fun and I can't wait to have you be part! 

Join hundreds of artists from around the world who are finding joy in this great creative challenge - here are just a few comments:

Here's a Quick Recap of Everything You'll Be Getting:

  • 52 Weekly Miniature Painting Lessons: Short, fun, informative lessons where you'll paint a new small painting every week for one full year. 
  • Encouraging Private Community: You'll join hundreds of other artists from around the world who are on this same creative journey. It's a wonderful place to be encouraged and to encourage others.
  • 24/7 Access to Content:  All of the lessons are available to you to access at your convenience. (You can paint in your pajamas if you'd like)
  • Lifetime Access: - Don't worry if you fall behind, you can come back to any lesson you want any time in the future.

Challenge starts Easter Weekend!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please note: Inside the course, we will provide you with a full list that will include links if you'd like to order online.

You will need just a few supplies really.

1. Paint: A limited palette of paints (a yellow, a red, a blue) plus black and white will suffice. There may be a few more colors used periodically, but if you have the basics, you'll be fine.

2. Canvases/panels: almost all the paintings will be done on an 8x8 canvas. If there are exceptions, it will be noted.

3. Brushes: You will need 3 or 4 brushes of various sizes. I generally use 2 or 3 "flat" brushes and one "round" brush for smaller details.

That's pretty much it! Again, you will find a more detailed list in the course.

The short answer is no. The vast majority of what's taught is foundational to all painting mediums. So, if you wanted to use oils, for instance, you would find all the main principles are totally applicable to you, but there would just be some differences in technique as the mediums have different properties.

The longer answer is that while you COULD use a different medium, there are SO many reason to paint with acrylics!

  1. Water Cleanup: Acrylic paints clean up easily with water. You will never need to expose yourself or others to special solvents or thinners when you are using acrylic paints.
  2. Fast Drying:I love the fact that I can touch my paintings after a short time and not worry about getting wet paint on myself or what's around me. This makes it much easier to store and transport paintings without all the headache you'd have if they were still wet. Also, when I want to make a change to a painting I can do it quickly.
  3. Super Versatile:Acrylic paints can be applied to almost any surface because they adhere so well. They can also be applied very thin and transparent or very thick and impasto-like without having to worry about rules like "thick over thin" because of their quick drying properties. Acrylic paintings are easy to frame because they don't need to be protected with glass.
  4. Cost Effective:Acrylic paints are fairly inexpensive when compared to other mediums. This means that you can paint and practice with freedom without being too concerned about cost.
  5. Travel Easily:Because they are non-toxic and don't require fancy thinners, you can travel the world with your acrylic paints and never worry about boarding a plane with hazardous materials.

Yes, yes, yes! 

These painting lessons are probably some of the easiest entry points for a beginning artist. They are relatively short and don't take too long, so they aren't scary. Plus, you don't have to figure anything out on your own. You'll be able to see each step of the painting process and more - starting with what supplies you want to have and why. The bonus is that by starting and finishing such a volume of paintings you will grow so much more than if you had worked an equal amount of time but had only completed a few larger paintings. Your growth will be exponential as you will be able to see paintings come together from start to finish and never miss anything because you can pause, stop & rewind as much as you need!

Absolutely, yes! 

One of the things that can hinder artists of any level is feeling "uninspired". These gorgeous painting lessons will help you get out and stay out of any rut that tries to slow you down. And they will be a springboard for your own creativity to soar.

You will gain access to one high-quality, professional painting demonstration every week for 52 weeks, and you will keep access to those lessons for life, so you can come back and revisit your favorite lessons for years to come :-)

Your lessons will be accessible 24/7 through any computer or mobile device. 

We built our site on a very user-friendly platform that anyone can navigate. And if you ever have questions or issues, you can contact us at [email protected]. We are here to help.

If, for whatever reason, you decide you aren't satisfied within 45 days, we will refund all of your money - no questions asked. We believe strongly in what we do and we want you to be thoroughly satisfied.

Are you looking for a deeper dive?

With hundreds of lessons, live classes, Q&A's, premium courses, focused modules and more, the Acrylic University full membership is perfect for artists of all skill levels who want to take their art and understanding to the next level.

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