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DEVELOP YOUR ROBUST STUDIO PRACTICE

A 12-week online course to ignite your creativity, cultivate your studio practice and transform your experience of creating art.

Join NOW & Become the Artist of your Dreams: Explore, Experiment, Evolve

HERE IS EVERYTHING YOU GET WHEN YOU JOIN TODAY:

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Step-by-step 12-week online course where you’ll learn to ignite your creativity, cultivate your studio practice
and transform your experience of creating art.

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Join our fabulous private Facebook Community where the excitement happens: the exchange of ideas, inspiration, encouragement and friendships flourish in this wondrous, dynamic community of artists.

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Join the Facebook Lives to ask any questions you might have and get all the support you need on your artistic journey.

WHAT THE STUDIO JOURNEY CAN DO FOR YOU AND YOUR ART

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The old way of creating art Isn’t working.

It’s rule bound,
It’s formulaic.
It’s predictable.

It says, if you just have more techniques, you’ll be great.

It’s riddled with self doubt, inner criticism, second guessing, perfectionism, and the tyranny of technique.

You struggle with starting, with ideas, with repeating yourself, copying others, getting stuck in the middle, frozen, fearing ugly art, finishing, and so forth.

Contrary to what most people say, talent is NOT limited to a few. There’s NO LIMIT on what you can achieve based on your inherent abilities, and it DOESN’T have to take you years to create your soul work.

Being an Artist is Ultimately an Inner Journey

One of the lessons I’ve learned over the years as an artist as well as working with artists in workshops and classes is that being an artist is ultimately an Inner Journey.

While we learn concepts, principles, and techniques, we find out that these are guides, but they are not the thing itself.

To get to our deepest work. It’s about stepping into the unknown. 

It’s about adopting an attitude of not knowing. It’s about cultivating exploration and experimentation. 

And it’s about moving closer and closer to our own self-expression. 

Technique is valuable, but it’s only there as a tool to support our expression.

We don’t lead with technique. 

This is a big shift artists come to sometimes after years of focusing on rules, constructs, and techniques. 

The dark night of the soul is the moment when you face yourself and wrestle down your darkest, deepest doubts. You wrestle down the dark angels of despair, and you see that on the edge of that dark night is the transformation of ultimately trusting yourself.

And that’s a whole new journey. 

Can you relate to this awkward moment of wanting to finally paint like you? 

So finally, one day I discovered how to make that transformation in my art and that’s what I’m going to teach you.

I’m going to show you how you can learn about everything I did to create that amazing transformation that’s changed over 22,000 artists’ lives in addition to my own. 

Nancy’s incredibly generous instruction is such a loving gift to us all. I have truly become a devotee.  She is inspiring, amazingly insightful, nourishing, life-affirming and encourages me to be a better artist. I feel connected to her and her tribe on a whole other level … a ”Zeitgeist” level.

~ Ariane Edmundson

What Bob Reid is Saying

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Obviously you have a lot of faith in, in what Nancy’s doing for your art. And I suppose for other people’s art, can you talk to me about that?

“Sure. It’s a lot more than just art. She calls it, the art of the possible or the adjacent possible and sort of everybody’s living in a box and the artist has to live beyond the box.

So I believe we’re all an artist in our own way. And her message to me is that it’s okay to tap that creative part of yourself in a different way that wasn’t told to you or taught to you or defined to you. So this is that creative phenomena of the art of the possible. That’s very uncomfortable for most of us to be in a space where we don’t know what the answer is.

There was never once she said to anybody that was wrong, or you should have done it this way, or I’m going to tell you to do it that way. So if you’re going to create something that no one has told you what to create, then you have to have this freedom to fail Liberty, to learn, to do it wrong because there’s no definition to what right is.

So then you find what works is what works for you coming from what Nancy calls, beyond knowing, and some people call it the dark night of the soul coming from a place where there are no lights, there are no road signs. There are no recipes. There’s no specificity of what we should do. And that’s the artist’s journey is to live in that white space, that open space and create their own answer.

So art is an interesting way of looking at things. A lot of people have studied art and have never been an artist. A lot of people have studied literature and they’re not writers. So no matter whether you’re beginner to the painting creative process, or you’ve done it all your life, the ahas are just as profound because they’re personal ahas. They’re not prescriptive recipes.

Again, you read Nancy’s book, the artist’s journey. There’s not one painting in the entire book. She’s not telling you how to function at a certain level or do things a certain way. She’s allowing you to discover your artistic soul through your own techniques and own processes.

What she offers are some things to experiment with some things to try. But what you do with those elements is unique to you as the individual.

So Nancy alive, She’s an evergreen process. She’s a work in progress. I predict she’ll have a series of books, a series of workshops, a series of insights. Indeed. Her life is a journey that which she’s a spiritual questor. She’s questing for some sort of profound personal truth and helping us define our personal truth.

And therefore, I see her as a beacon of light in that journey of life.

~ Bob Reid

What should you do..?

You must learn to evolve your art.
Specifically, you must learn the science of creativity,
Which is The Adjacent Possible Framework.

If you do, it will take your art to the stratosphere of WOW, to that place of continuing evolution. 

If you don’t, you may make it to the experimentation stage in your art, but you’ll miss out on the most important experience of evolving your art. 

I know so many artists running around, working hard on their art, trying tools, trying techniques, trying to create art that stands out- wasting thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of precious time on tools, techniques, and strategies that don’t work. 

They desperately want the excitement of creating art they love. 

They want to express themselves and share their art with the world and feel proud of it.

But without mastering evolving their art- specifically The Adjacent Possible Framework, they’ll never find what they are looking for. 

YOU are an ARTIST!

You are here to express your deepest, most meaningful art. 

Art that is dynamic alive and evolving. 

I’ve seen many artists struggle to create art they love, art that is unique to them and get fed up and feel like giving up as artists because they didn’t know how to access The Adjacent Possible effectively. 

They hit a plateau. 

The creative impulse is calling them, nudging them to take the next step, to step into the unknown, but they’re scared, terrified. 

And so they turn their face away. They refuse, they retreat back to the safety of the known. 

And even though they sometimes put their toe in the waters of experimentation, they’re not really evolving their art and it’s tragic because it doesn’t have to be this way.

That’s why I’ve combined my decades of education at the intersections of art, psychology, creativity, science (evolutionary biology, theoretical physics) and mathematics, all my training and experience and my entire heart and soul, to bring you the most exciting, unique and comprehensive course that will simplify complicated concepts into understandable lessons that you can access with Ease.

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DEVELOP YOUR ROBUST STUDIO PRACTICE

A 12-week online course to ignite your creativity, cultivate your studio practice
and transform your experience of creating art.

The unique STUDIO JOURNEY™ stands on three key ACTIONS of the ISEE Methodology

Creating your deepest art means going on an inner journey where you’re creating lots of starts, experimenting and embracing the ugly art and mastering evolving your art through The Adjacent Possible Framework.

Why The Studio Journey™ Works So Well?

A Comprehensive Abstract Painting Program

It is based on principles from the intersection of art, psychology, creativity, science (evolutionary biology, theoretical physics) and mathematics. .

It was created to enhance your own creativity and creative wellbeing by implementing a few simple research based methods to your own life and art. 

Simplifying The Complex

I’ve figured out how to simplify such complicated fields as the study of color, as well as composition and values in a way that makes it easy for you to create your own unique art with excitement and confidence. 

You’ll be able to take these concepts and create art you love and that astonishes you, art that is experimental, art that expresses you. 

I’ve told you about the overarching concept of the inner journey and the three key practices that will transform your art. There’s a great deal more to learn in order to create the art of your dreams, art that expresses your own voice and vision. 

You need to understand the game changers of:

  • Value and value contrast 
  • Compositional principles and how to compose intuitively 
  • The principles of simplicity and constraint, which we know from science and how this strengthens your art 
  • How to simplify color and work with color contrast, 
  • The power of maquettes or little studies 
  • Working in a series and creating lots of starts

and more in order to succeed. All of which we cover in this comprehensive program.

Hand-Crafted Modules

I’ve designed all of the well-crafted video modules. They’re easy to follow and they’re highly entertaining and they’re super engaging and seriously effective. 

All of the exercises, reflections, painting prompts and full painting demos are eye-openers for transforming your art. They’re there for you. And you can go through the lessons again and again, going deeper with your art 

Artists have told me the material is so rich that they discover new things each time they go through the lessons 

But don’t just take my word for it!

Nancy's courses have been a fabulous investment in learning new skills and valuing my own ideas and impulses.

In November, I took leave from my teaching job for health reasons and knew that I'd better have something to keep my brain busy. Activating the Canvas served that purpose-- and then some!

In January, I resigned my teaching job and, again, decided to "double down" with Studio Journey and Nancy as painting guide during the transitional time.

Now we have COVID? Good grief... I keep returning to the videos and then painting daily and the discovery process (finding something from a blank nothing) is a positive lift. Symbolic of what we're going to need to do in the future? Absolutely.

In daily painting and painting over, I'm practicing more than the studio concepts which means the skills can be applied in more than the studio.

I didn't know what my life could be with daily art in it. Thank you Thank You THANK YOU to Nancy!

Kristy Evans

Studio Journey™ & Activating the Canvas Alumnus

You know I paint every day - I have learned a lot from Nancy - at first I was not impressed by her spontaneity (and to be honest her paintings) but I felt I was learning from her. Over the past two years I have matured and have new appreciation for both her methods and her work

I have a beautiful studio, I get juried into shows, I’m signing with a local gallery,  and I have two big solo shows coming up later in 2020.  Nancy was my quiet in the storm of doubt and gave me the confidence to start my journey.

I stay on with the yearly subscription so that from time to time when I need inspiration I can check in with her.  I have taken several ‘masterclasses’ from other artists in the past two years but Nancy is still one of my favorites.

Dana Grubbe

Artist’s Journey® Masterclass & Studio Journey™ Alumnus

12 Modules of Art Bundles

Each Art Bundle contains the following pieces:

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Studio Concept

Learn a new concept in abstract painting every week.
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Studio Exploration

Investigate your inner and outer landscape as it relates to the week’s lessons. 

Studio Exercise

Implement what you’re learning by completing suggested exercises. Yes, there’s homework! 

Studio Demo

Watch a fresh painting demo every week where I complete a painting and give commentary and tips throughout. 

What you’ll accomplish in each Art Bundle

Module 0: Studio Start, you will begin your inner journey by developing a vision board, starting an art journal to document your journey and gathering provisions and supplies for your studio.

You might be thinking well, I don’t really know how to paint abstract. Well, a great way to get started is with stream-of-consciousness mark-making and the 6 Maquette™ Exercise, which is something we explore in Studio Start at the beginning.

This is a wonderful introduction to abstract expressionism and a fabulous lesson where you’ll learn how to activate the canvas™ with stream-of-consciousness mark making, and then begin the back and forth dance of addition and subtraction, adding, covering, veiling, editing, then activating again, back and forth and experience something akin to the lifecycle of birth, growth, deterioration and death that we see in nature. 

Module 1: Working In A Series, you’ll learn how working in a series and learn how to take an idea and expand upon it in an iterative way. Exploring variations as you experiment deeply and discover more about yourself as you create and evolve your art.

Module 2: Simplicity & Constraint. You’ll learn one of the most important foundational concepts for artists and innovators and apply this to your art

Module 3: Working Large, Staying Loose. When you start a new painting, one of the first decisions you make is: What is the scale of the painting? What size will you make it? In particular, we’ll explore the siren call of working large and staying loose

Module 4: Color Contrast. You’ll learn how to simplify color by employing visual contrast. By applying this concept, you’ll no longer be intimidated by the enormous field and complexity of color

Module 5: Value Contrast. You’ll learn why value is a game changer and how simplifying values can transform your art. 

Module 6: Intuitive Composition. We will simplify this complex subject down to a few things that make 90% of the difference in creating powerful art

Module 7: Rhythm. We’ll explore how rhythm creates a sense of aliveness in our paintings, as well as movement, structure and elapsed time. We’ll explore rhythms in nature and in our bodies and how to translate underlying rhythmic structures and sequences to the canvas 

Module 8: Structure. We’ll add another foundational concept of art to our repertoire. Discover how important it is to have an underlying foundational structure in abstract painting. In particular, we’ll explore the rectilinear Cartesian grid as well as what I call the organic grid substructure.

Module 9: Shape. We’ll explore the rich world of shape, shape contrast, and shape relationships that will help you create visually exciting paintings.

Module 10: Color & Value Relationships. You’ll explore the relationship of color and value and how to create powerful paintings with this awareness. You’ll learn the Two Color-Four Value Palette™ Exercise which will be a game changer in simplifying color and value for you.

Module 11: Mark-making. You’ll create your own personal visual lexicon and vocabulary by exploring experimental mark-making

Module 12: Minimalism. You’ll come full circle back to the foundations of simplicity and constraint that threads through this entire journey. You will strip away the nonessentials, achieve simplicity and distill your art down to its essence.

+ 3 Bonus Modules

The Zorn Palette & Abstract Painting. This is a perennial favorite of Studio Journeyers. Many of my artists returned to this bonus module again and again.

Variations & Contrast. You’ll discover the power of endless variations and how you can employ this in your art

Combinatorics & Re-Combinatorics. This is a favorite lesson at my live retreats. This is a concept from mathematics that teaches us that the elements of creation work together in endless combinations. We’ll explore this extensively.

Maggy went from devouring books and courses to transforming her studio, painting, exploring and experimenting with ease.

I fell in love with making marks and trying to express feelings and for 15 years, I devoured books, courses, videos and all possible to learn.

And so, the novice learnt to draw, learnt something about composition, some basic colour theory – and began to exhibit and was astonished when 5 years later I was encouraged to enter a national juried competition. The Gods smiled, and I was selected  – not just that year, but year after year

But, the fear of failure echoed loud and the light went out, I began to stumble around, avoiding my studio – I had lost my belief and compass. 

And then,  one day, when I was very close to giving up, as if by magic, a guide showed up …a guide who has quietly transformed my studio practice – and brick by brick built my self belief and courage and helped me to paint, paint AND paint and explore and experiment…

Nancy’s way of teaching provides an absolute smorgasbord of learning opportunities and a multiplicity of pathways: from core concepts and principles to guided personal reflection, exciting demonstrations, but always with encouragement for personal choice and growth.  There is a richness of sharing from Nancy the polymath, of the wisdom of the grand masters, not only of art, but also of philosophers, writers, poets, mathematicians and more.

But keystone in all has been to quietly and consistently build self belief. There is magic here and I cannot thank Nancy enough for her generosity and incredible course. The Studio Journey is not a painting course per se, it is a invitation to dance in the internal landscape of magical creativity.

~ Maggy Herbert-Jobson

Ongoing Guidance on Your Studio Journey

Throughout your year long Studio Journey you can reach out in any of the following 4 ways to get the support you need

Studio Journey Facebook Lives: 

In the Studio Journey Facebook Group, I go live to give you more insights, support, answer your questions and expand on any topics or support you with anything you might need.

You’ll be able to send in your questions or thoughts and get all the support you need for the entire year, even after the live weekly coaching calls end. 

This way I’m providing you with more interaction and a higher level of support throughout your studio journey. 

Your Journey Guides: 

We want to provide you with more support and engagement and that is where Your Journey Guides come in. They are Alumni who’ve gone through the course when we started to offer it.  Your Journey Guide can answer any questions you might have, give you insights and inspiration. Basically, support you with anything you need.

The Facebook Community:

Our fabulous private Facebook Community is where the excitement happens: the exchange of ideas, inspiration, encouragement and friendships flourish in this wondrous, dynamic community of artists.  

Note: Joining the Facebook group is recommended but not mandatory or essential for your success in the course. It’s a way for us to provide you with an added level of support but many students choose not to be on Facebook which doesn’t affect their success in the course. So if you can’t join, don’t worry about it.

Email Support:

You can always reach out to the team at any time by email to help you with any questions you might have.

Rhonda enjoyed chatting with artists and formed friendships in the Facebook group

Nancy is a very generous teacher giving great knowledge as a psychiatrist & artist. She instills in us the belief “to trust yourself “ & step into the unknown…terra incognito.

Nancy is vivacious & interesting in her presentation of the modules in the courses, which I have enjoyed immensely.

Having completed The Artist Journey course & Studio Journey, I have been provided with invaluable information, developed a very strong studio practice & the love of exploring & experimenting.

My work has indeed gone to a new level, for which I thank Nancy & am eternally grateful.

Throughout my 4 year association with Nancy, I have made many new friends through the special Facebook groups & have enjoyed chatting with these “like minded” artists & viewing their work. I have also been fortunate to meet some in Australia in person, we have formed a lovely friendship.

Thank you, Nancy for these wonderful opportunities.

~ Rhonda Campbell

Amazing Bonuses

Bonus 1 & 2 are released immediately when you sign up.
Bonus 3, 4 & 5 are released from April 2021

BONUS #1: The Adjacent Possible: Creativity Immersion Program: ($397 VALUE)

A brand new program which gets at the science of creativity. You’ll learn the 5 foundational pillars of creativity + Access a full year of daily creativity prompts to break through creative blocks and unleash unfettered creativity. This is a fun, zany and inspirational daily creativity program, where you get a daily concept, affirmation and creativity prompt for a full year. 

BONUS #2: Studio Secrets: ($197 VALUE)

Surprise lessons that are a perennial favorite of the students. We explore 2 Zorn Palette variations and 2 Art Journal Exercises.

What Kersteen Anderson is Saying

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I have to say that this has been the most freeing experience I’ve had in art probably ever. And I went to art school. Just to reconnect with my creative process and reconnect with what moves me to create and opening my mind and my heart and my soul to making. This course did that. So I am grateful.

So I’ve been painting in other media and other kinds of painting for many, many years. And that kind of discipline in itself was very constraining. I’ve been making art and making things for other people for many years, but not for me. So this was a way to open channels and really start to think about and visualize and feel the kind of art that I want to make for me. 

Because for me, I need the power of a group. For me, it is really important. There’s a collaborative effort. And then there’s just an energy of the group and a bonding that happens that made it more possible for me to access that part of myself. Alone, I would fall back into my old sort of thinking.

And also there’s a lot of validation. I know Nancy talks about intrinsic validation and how important that is and I was able to access that a lot more in the class as well.

Also having the group around and just seeing that there are more people like me, and that I’m not alone out there struggling to make art or to find my voice, but there’s a lot of other people doing the same thing.

And that is a very grounding and gratifying experience.

I noticed most how different everyone is and the different ways of expression. When I worked by myself, which I have for so long, I don’t get to see that. And so I get a little mired in just what I do and my expression.

So it was very fresh to see other people’s voice. And as Nancy calls it, our signature, the signature of others, and it solidified in me my signature, which is empowering. Which is like, this is my Mark. This is my signature. And that is yours. And that is yours. And there was something very empowering in that.

It solidifies this is what I tend to do, but also this is who I am. This is who I am and not like anyone else.

So that kind of dispels the whole inner thinking of like, well, why should I? it’s been done. You know, or that person’s better or whatever we go through in our minds it dispels all of that, at least it did for me. 

To say, well, this is my Mark. No one can make this Mark, but me and no one can interpret what I see, but me. So therefore it hasn’t been done before. So therefore that is validating. So that was an example of intrinsic validation, just looking around at other people and what they were doing. 

~ Kersteen Anderson

The Benefits of Joining This Course

Trusting yourself. Develop a sense of allowing. You’ll be able to create with  aliveness, zest, confidence, playfulness, and ease. Develop a growth mindset. You’ll cultivate an attitude of possibility with your inner narrative, quieting the inner critic and learning how to encourage yourself. 

Start. Zero To One. You begin to develop a practice that makes starting easier, both in your art and life.

Experiment. The surprise benefits of ugly art, opening up unlimited creative channels 

Evolve. The Adjacent Possible Framework- bringing visibility to the invisible, shining light around corners, noticing what you’ll pursue from experimentation. 

In addition, you’ll: 

  • Breakthrough blocks and create more paintings with ease, 
  • Discover the surprise benefits of mistakes, experimentation, and ugly art, 
  • Discover your own lexicon of mark-making and gestural expression. 

Here’s What That Means For You:

  • You trust yourself and create with confidence.
  • You open up creative channels, evolving your art and creating paintings you love, 
  • You express your deepest, most meaningful art expressing the work that only you can create, expressing art that is yours. 
  • You’ll understand the psychology and the science behind The Adjacent Possible Framework, leaving the course with your art transformed, so you feel excited and wowed by your art. 

Nancy, you are an amazing woman and your sharing of art and the normal challenges of creation, lights the path for others. It often seems like the times I am in the worst cycle of self criticism are the times I receive one of your inspiring emails with messages guiding the way back to light. Learning to accept the struggle as an indication of growth.

Now I have another of your quotes to keep: “A dead woman produces no books”. I think I will post a note to myself: “What amazing paintings are lost if you die before you create them

~ Kathy Kimball

This Course Is For You If..

  • You’re an artist and you want to express your art, art that is unique to you.
  • You’re having challenges in your art.
  • You may find that you’re feeling blocked, stuck, stalled out, and you’re committed to moving past these blocks. 
  • You’re an action taker. 
  • You care deeply about your art and you want to continue to evolve as an artist. 
  • You know that art can change people’s lives.

This Course Is Not For You If..

  • You’re looking for simple how-to techniques rather than foundational concepts and principles.
  • You want someone to tell you how to paint. 
  • You want formulas and recipes for creating art.
  • You don’t take your art seriously. 
  • You’re content with your art.
  • You’re not willing to experiment and take risks.

READY TO DEVELOP YOUR ROBUST STUDIO PRACTICE

This course will ignite your creativity, cultivate your studio practice
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The Studio Journey™ Course

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$397 FREE
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Bonus #2: Studio Secrets
$197 FREE

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I’m confident you’re going to love the material, just like the artists in our community. But if you’re not happy for any reason at all, please email my team within 7 days of joining, and we’ll issue you a prompt and courteous refund. No questions asked!

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A Personal Note to You:

I know that the thought has probably gone through your mind that this looks great, but I don’t have the money to invest in this right now. And maybe you’re thinking, Oh I’ll invest, next time this offer comes around.

But think about it this way. Where will you be a year from now? 

You’ve probably been working on your art for months, even years, because we’ve already identified that this is important to you. How much progress have you made on your art during that period of time? 

And here’s my question for you. What’s going to be different in your life a year from now?

My guess is it may not be that different. And in the meantime, during that period of time a year from now, you’ll have kept doing things you’ve been doing for the last year without solving the problem. And so your problem is still going to be there.

But let’s consider the alternative. 

Imagine that you invest today in Studio Journey Course. Where will you then be a year from now?

Picture yourself, having everything this course offers during this year. Can you see what changes you will have made in your life and art during that time? 

  • You will have completed many starts. 
  • You would have worked in a series. 
  • You would be exploring scale. 
  • You would be using The Adjacent Possible Framework to evolve your art. 
  • You would learn about intuitive composing and get more comfortable and confident with your art.
  • You would learn to bring in concepts from the intersections of math, science, psychology, and creativity, to cut through and simplify it down, distill it down and learn these deep foundational concepts that are game changers for your art. 
  • You’ll be painting and creating with more ease and confidence and joy and excitement than you’ve seen in years.

And these are just a few of the kinds of experiences you’re going to have. 

Ask yourself this question: Will my life be better a year from now if I invest today or not?

To me, the answer is yes!

I have a vision for you to believe in yourself as an artist, and to create and to experiment and explore and access the adjacent possible framework and evolve your art and to love and be excited by your art. 

And I invite you to join me in that vision. I invite you to invest in creating your artistic future.

A future of trusting and believing in yourself as an artist and expressing your own unique art, your deepest, most meaningful and alive art with confidence and ease. 

Something is calling- you your future self, your future art, the possibilities, The Adjacent Possible of where you can go with your art is calling you. 

Will you say yes? 

Will you refuse the refusal?

Say yes quickly. 

Say yes to creating with confidence, to opening up unlimited creative channels, to evolving your art, to experiencing a feeling of aliveness, to expressing your legacy, to do what you came here to do in your life and art.

Express YOU in your art.

Thank you, 

Nancy

  

Nancy Hillis, M.D., Artist, Best Selling Author, Speaker & Stanford Trained Existential Psychiatrist.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course good for?
This course is for artists yearning to create from the inside out. You desire to express “you” in your art and understand that this is a journey of saying yes to your dreams, facing the perils of creating and learning to trust yourself in your process. You may be at the beginning of your art journey or a seasoned professional. This course is about accessing the deep well of your creativity as you continually explore, experiment and evolve your art.
What is included in the Studio Journey Intensive?
So much! An art bundle every week for 8 weeks plus 4 bonus art bundles so a total of 12 weeks. Each workshop contains an Art Bundle consisting of 4 main parts: an art concept, inner and outer explorations, exercises and a painting demo exploring the concept we’re featuring that week. You’ll receive encouraging and inspiring emails to guide you through the workshop each week.
What makes this course different from all other courses?
This is intensive course is meant to get you off the sofa, away from the distractions and back into your studio. This is a course that fosters deep exploration and experimentation. This is about embracing the unknown, allowing the “ugly paintings” to come through and take their place in your development as an artist. This is a course about continually evolving your art. Developed by abstract artist, best selling author and Stanford trained existential psychiatrist who asserts that your deepest art comes from the inside out.
Are the workshops downloadable?
Workshops must be viewed online and are not downloadable. Occasionally a resource will be made available for download such as a PDF.
How long do I have access to the content?
You have access to the content for one full year. After that you’ll have the option to get yearly access for a nominal fee.
What is your refund/cancellation policy?
I’m confident you’re going to love the material, just like the thousands of artists like you in our community. But if you’re not happy for any reason at all, please email my team within 7 days of joining, and we’ll issue you a prompt and courteous refund. No questions asked!
What if I’m still on the fence?
Ask yourself this single question: Do you want to stay where you are right now?
What if I have support issues?
You can contact us at support@nancyhillis.com. We have office hours Monday-Friday 9 am- 5 pm PST. We’ll respond to you as quickly as possible.

Thousands of Artists Have Experienced The Studio Journey™

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What Julie Storey and Amy Rattner are Saying

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It’s been really fun. I think I’ve learned how to Lucy, I can give myself permission to stretch my comfort zone, stretch my boundaries. And that’s been continual the number of exercises that she’s done have been amazing. And they all teach me something new that helped also to approach are subconsciously not so conscious. And self-conscious, it’s more like a feeling rather than,

you know, like letting go, like she’s helped so much and letting go of control and letting it flow and happen organically more. Okay. Before. I mean, I, I come from a place of figurative art already. So I think before I was pretty stuck in figuring it, and now I feel like integrating and going forward quick, more abstraction just in general and trying to incorporate that into my work and even kind of doing an offshoot of abstraction and yeah,

she helped me just get back into our, I haven’t done art in years, so it, you know, my sister Kanye ended doing this and like, I’m so glad that she did because it opened a door that was shut for a really long time for me. And, you know, it’s good to, you know, get over not doing it and just do it,

you know, like stop being so scared and get on with it and see where it takes you and enjoy the journey. But I mean, it’s sort of a new approach. I’ve never done an app. I was an art major in college. I never did abstract art. So this is all new to me. And, you know, I love the fact that,

you know, you sort of let go of any kind of form or anything in, it was all like fluid motion and not thinking, you know, and, and just S unselfconscious, which what I needed, you know, especially getting back into it that helped, you know, free me. Yeah. It’s, it’s like there are no mistakes, right.

And so it’s very freeing to do something where, you know what, it doesn’t matter. Even if I mess up, it’s not really a messed up, I can work with it. Isn’t that along the lines of, but this is helping you, Julie, tell me a little bit about that. Oh yeah. I take that. I think it was really interesting because at the beginning of the week,

we started started with no constraints and then she sort of gave us more as the week contend exercises, where there were more constraints and that was really helpful. I think it just, you know, to go to that point of chaos and pull back and feel much more free within boundaries at the end of the day, I think it was great. You got a bunch of different perspectives and everybody’s really friendly.

And in general, sort of, I feel like artists in general are pretty friendly people. And I think the group really gel very well together and, you know, everybody contributed something and Nancy made sure that everybody’s contribution helped each person’s journey. So it wasn’t just like, you know, it w every time someone shared everybody was kind of getting something from being together and being creative,

sort of fed off of each other and gave you new ideas to like, Ooh, I like that effect, you know, I’m going to try that, like, which was me. Yeah.

~ Julie Storey and Amy Rattner

What Brittany Lyn is Saying

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I came across Nancy’s online courses. And I had been working through her book as well. And I think the perspective that she offers as far as, you know, having art minute life and life mimic art, I’ve never heard that anywhere else. And I’ve always felt that RJ, because, or just playing with color and making a mess with blinds, that’s,

it’s something that has always brought me a lot of joy. And so to be able to, you know, work with somebody who is allowing us to access that part of ourselves to express that is, that is why this whole trip has been worth it prior to coming to this course. I didn’t really feel like I had a signature. I didn’t really identify as an artist in any way,

shape or form. It’s just something that I knew that I loved. And I think one of the other, one of the other reasons for coming to this course was around not, I didn’t want to be afraid to be seen. And, and, and, and, and we learned about, like, we, we learn a whole bunch of different techniques to sort of free up our heart making.

And so those, you know, working within the construct of those little maquettes of those squares, you know, very much allows a different kind of freedom than if you’re just, you know, staring at us large blank piece of paper. It’s a really excellent exercise for loosening up. Yeah. So it’s art and colors, and it’s always been something I’ve been drawn to.

It was something that I focused on a lot in high school, but then I was never really able to allow myself to fully dedicate myself to art. And it dropped completely by the wayside all through university. And, you know, I’ve been practicing as a nurse for the last, almost eight years now. And I just got back into it this last February.

And so I’ve just been practicing at home very small within the confines of the sketchbook. So it was, you know, this is solidified that art needs to be a priority in my life because it helps me understand who I am and, you know, the various challenges that I may face yeah. In life. And yeah, it’s something I just, I it’s,

I need to keep doing it. Okay. Thank you.

~ Brittany Lyn

What Carmen Mercado is Saying

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You know, I’m like the title artist, Jordan and I had my own journey in being an artist. And I figured that could help me and open me up for new experience as an audience. And I say, why not know? I’m always open to taking a risk. That’s what the parties is through. And I said, why not? I like to go,

you know, I like to volunteer myself with that experience. Nancy’s, she’s such a gentle soul, so generous soul and so much acceptance of others that I really feel that she helped us with our problems. You know, I believe that you learn as your experience. And my experience of her was completely no judgment. dev experience that I got from her unconditional acceptance or conditional love.

She’s very gentle, you know, and like experiencing that from her, I was able to do it for myself. She encouraged us to just take her risk and just to experiment and not to judge. And she encouraged us to open to the unknown and try different things. And by her encouraging us all us and not really judging our process, I really felt more at ease.

You know, I actually got a sense from her that everything was okay. It was all good. There was no bad or good old. And because she felt that way. We all feel that when you see the infection, you know, we all got infected of this beautiful feeling of we were okay after all, you know, well, I am kind of like a beginning painter.

It will benefit a lot from a person was beginning because then you start opening up and actually transmitting your emotions that you’re praying GBT into a canvas. But as we go, the artists and artists for many, many, many years, and all of a sudden you feel stuck, and this is, this will be something that you can read, new files of creativity.

And for the experience painted, that will be something that they could utilize as well to renew their vows, to people, committed, to experience less church work. And to kind of like start from scratch. You know, life is too small beginnings. And just because you were an experience or it is doesn’t mean that you cannot benefit for some there’s benefits for the beginning for the beginner,

painter or artists is good to start opening up creativity trans late that productivity to the canvas, trying different things, not being afraid of experiencing different things. And for the person who’s been painting for a while, like I said, you get stopped. You get into old habits, you get to judgment of your work. And so this will be like a renewal renewing your vows and creativity,

knowing your bowels with yourself accepting. And definitely anybody could, especially in the Hispanic community. And I also will have to start like a new space in my home. I kind of like relate related to start take my, all my art class set and start building this studio for me, probably we’ll do that little corner of my bathroom. One of my brothers to do a little studio for me,

where I could just go there and experiment. She would say, let it all flow as a painter and using music. I think I would love to do them more often. Well, I think anybody could benefit from this retreat, even if you are not an artist as a person, because life is life is like art. And when you take the sweet treat,

you can incorporate all that, that you learn into your life. You don’t have to open up to express yourself to see wonder every day to take risk, to incorporate your feelings into daily basis daily life. Right. I don’t know where he is just like his art and participant.

~ Carmen Mercado

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