Online Art & Creativity Courses

Ignite your creativity and transform your experience of creating art

My Signature Course:

The Artist’s Journey®: 3 Secrets of the Masters

A step-by-step five-week online course where you’ll learn to believe and trust in yourself, so you can create art with confidence, deeply explore and experiment, and embrace the unknown. 

This is for artists of all levels, whether you’re at the beginning of your artist’s journey, coming back to your art after years of not painting or you’re a seasoned professional. 

Develop Your Robust Studio Practice:

The Studio Journey Course

A 12-week online course to ignite your creativity, cultivate your studio practice and transform your experience of creating art. This course guides you through 12 foundational principles in abstract painting that will be a game changer for your art. 

Each module has an Art Bundle that explores a particular concept in abstract painting. You’ll have a lecture, reflection, studio exercises to complete and a full painting demo by me where I share tips and ‘aha’s” along the way. Join us on your journey of self expression. 

Experimenting With Color

Color is an enormous topic. In this 6 Module, self directed online course we aim to simplify color so that we can develop a deeper knowledge and confidence when we employ color in our abstract paintings. I haven’t had time to write about this course yet, but many artists in The Artist’s Journey have taken it and have found that it’s taken their ability to work with and enjoy color in their paintings to a new level.

Activating The Canvas

New to abstract painting? Get started with my self-directed online course Activating The Canvas. In this course you’ll be guided to explore and experiment with activating the canvas with intuitive, gestural mark making. Loosen up and free up your inner artist in this exciting introduction to abstract painting.

Light Your Creative Studio like a Pro

Dr. Bruce Sawhill, physicist and mathematician, guides you on how to transform your studio with professional lighting without breaking the bank.

Bruce studied the science behind how the British Museum and the Sistine Chapel light their spaces. Now, you can have this quality of light in your own studio. This is a 5 module self directed course. Bruce has transformed my last two studio spaces into sanctuaries of light. Find out how to do this for YOUR studio.

FREE WORKSHOP: The #1 Secret to Creating Authentic Abstract Paintings You Love!

You question your talent, and painting becomes arduous and painful. You feel lost, wanting to express yourself but not knowing how. But when you learn the #1 secret to creating authentic abstract paintings, it all changes. Finally, you're able to paint with joy and create art you love.

About Nancy Hillis
Nancy believes that your most astonishing work comes from deep exploration and experimentation. She encourages you to find the nascent, unexpressed parts of yourself, give voice to your subconscious experiences, and finally express YOU in your art and life.