Online Painting Courses and Mentorships

Courses Have Begun! But it’s not too late to enroll.

Enrollment to LIMITED courses will close on September 15th.
Next enrollment for “Coach Level” begins December 1st.
Next enrollment to “Mentorship Level” begins February 1st.

You can enroll to OPEN courses anytime! (“Self Guided” and “Video Club”).

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Video Club (Monthly)

This is for the artist that is less interested in a structured workshop course and more interested in receiving monthly tutorials and demos covering a wide range of painting topics.  It’s a monthly club that begins with Workshop Video Module 1 plus the current months instructional video release.   Each member can also access all archived video content (which includes previous demos and tutorials).    Additional Core Workshop Modules are released every 3 months of continuous membership.   This is a very flexible program that you can cancel at anytime.

Self-Guided Workshop (Annual)

This 1 year course is a great opportunity to go through much of the same material used in a LIVE Dave Santillanes Workshop, but at your leisure and from the comforts of your own studio.  It’s for the landscape painter who wants to process the information on their own.  It begins with the immediate release of all 5 Core Workshop Modules – viewable for the entire year.  Questions about the content of each video are discussed in an open group forum.  In addition to the video modules NEW instructional videos will be released each month.

Mentorship Program (Annual – limited to 30 artists)

This is a 1-year course designed for the landscape painter who wants more support and feedback from Dave and the rest of the group throughout the year.  It begins with the release of 5 core workshop modules that are viewable for the entire year.  Along with these 5 videos, Dave will release at least one new instructional video each month based on needs of the group.  As students begin to apply the concepts in the videos, there’ll be occasional group critiques, as well as 2 in-depth individual email critiques.   Participants will also have the option to join a PRIVATE social forum where questions about the videos and other painting topics can be discussed with other current members of the Mentorship program.  This is a good way to receive input, not just from Dave, but from the other artists in the group.

Individual Coach Program (4 Months – limited to just 5 artists)

This 4 month course offers the most one-on-one interaction of any of the courses and is for artists needing a more focused and direct approach to improving their skills.  After an initial one-on-one assessment we’ll figure out the direction you’d like to go with your work – and develop a plan to get there.  There’ll be LIVE meetings every month to continue offering feedback on things that are going well and things that need more work (this will happen via phone, FaceTime, Zoom).  We’ll also include 2 in depth email critiques using photoshop to visually demonstrate ideas.  There’ll be specific painting assignments and video recommendations to address individual artist’s needs.  And after the course has ended we’ll have an optional follow-up meeting to see how things are progressing.  Artists will have access to ALL the videos offered in the other levels.

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