Painting is a SKILL.
It is not a mythical talent
Imagine waking up with an idea in your head and being able to create a painting that you are proud to show your friends and family -
ALL ON YOUR OWN.
Bravo! I love this class. It's rich in information simplified in a such beautiful way. I've taken many art tutorials and have art that has "turned out" pretty good, but I couldn't paint it on my own. With your class, you given a great foundation on how to create the painting. For the first time, I've gained the confidence that I can do this on my own. Thank you!! - Jody
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Certainly more challenging to paint independently, but once I got the confidence to make a start I enjoyed the experience. - Anne Marie
Use my step-by-step framework to find your own reference photos and turn them into beautiful paintings you can show your family and friends.
Enroll and get instant access to the learning platform. Over the next 8 weeks, your lessons will be delivered each Monday. Log in to learn at your own pace, and join us for the live Q+A once a week!
Pause, rewind, speed it up, and take it at your own pace! Videos are available for 1 year after your purchase. A new module will drop each week for 8 weeks.
Watch the lessons to see the WHY behind each step. Then practice with the painting demonstration to see how it works in action.
For years I thought some technique or special (and expensive!) supply would get me where I needed to go.
I too spent far too many years and too much money trying to create beautiful paintings.
But over the years I developed a 3 Step Process to paint ANYTHING.
Cats? Yep. Flowers? You got it. Landscapes? No problem.
Now, after painting professionally for 15 years, teaching thousands of students, and selling my art worldwide, I'm ready to go behind the scenes and show you how complete a painting start to finish.
Thanks Shelby for putting me on the road to be able to do my own painting. ❤️ I know there are things I can improve on, but 6 weeks ago I never would have tried something on my own, would not have even known how to start. - Mary Jane
Knowing your materials, and where to invest in your supplies will make save you time, energy, frustration, and money.
For you to feel confident in your creative practice. To fall in LOVE with painting and to develop your own, unique style that you can feel proud of.
Plus - we'll paint something sweet to entice us liven up our studios over the next few weeks.
Yes, ANY thing.
In this module I will introduce you my 3-step framework that I have been using for over 10 years to paint everything from palm trees to landscapes to colorful animals!
Once you start to understand this framework, you too can paint anything your heart desires.
We'll also paint a sunny treat to remind us of what we can achieve.
Imagine that your paintings were so dynamic that they had people swooning from across the room.
It all starts with a good foundation - the composition.
We will go deep into this topic so that you can create strong paintings that sing.
We will break through any hesitation you have about specific subjects by exploring more subjects - landscapes and flowers.
If muddy colors trouble you, have no fear!
In this module you will learn to mix the color you want, EVERY time.
I will demystify those tricky color combinations and show. you how to make ANY color you want with just
5 tubes of paint. (Yes, really!)
Then, you will reinforce this lesson by exploring a beautiful landscape.
Now that you have the foundations to paint anything you want, I will show you some advanced techniques that you can explore throughout your practice.
Don't be intimidated - anyone can use these techniques!
In this final module we will cover some new materials and experiment with the different effects you can create without a paintbrush.
This course included a massive amount of information and it was presented in a very understandable format. It was obvious enormous thought went into developing the course. Shelby, I learned so much from your explanation of composition, value, and color. The content was amazing and quite intense but you designed the course so that I can review it frequently.
You so freely share your knowledge with all your students. You encourage us, challenge us, and guide us in a kind way. Your big heart is evidence you are leaving your mark in the world. With your help I am gaining more confidence in my painting journey and for that I am truly grateful. - Kate
Confident Acrylics is Shelby Dillon’s signature course designed to jumpstart your acrylic painting practice! In just 8 weeks, you will learn her secret 3-step formula to complete ANY painting with confidence and ease.
In this course, you will get 6 modules over 8 weeks:
✅ A full-length painting demo
✅ Exercises to build your skills and painting habits
✅ Mindsets that put your practice in perspective and instill self-confidence
✅ Two implementation weeks to really dig in and focus on your painting practice
Plus these valuable BONUSES to help support you:
✅ A Welcome Party with an intro on how to get your palette setup so you can get rolling
✅ Private FB Group to post your work and get feedback from your peers
✅ 6 Live Q&As with Shelby to work through your painting questions
We are offering this price at $397 because we want to see you thrive. Throughout the six week course, I will teach you all of my painting secrets, and in return, I would love to hear what you enjoy, don’t like, learn the most and want the least of. We are all better when we work together!
This course covers the foundations of color, composition, value, and introduces techniques that will help you progress with each painting.
If you join Confident Acrylics and feel that it is not right for you, for any reason, just let us know within 14 days of your purchase and we will refund you in full.
Because living a rich, creative, vibrant life - and making art that brings you joy - means you should feel good along the way.
(And whoever said you need to suffer for your art - well, they certainly hadn't heard of Confident Acrylics!)
Whether you are painting people, apples, landscapes, pets, spaceships? - you name it - my 3 step process is the SAME.
Fun fact (since you made it this far): I used this framework to paint an oil rig once.
No matter what you want to paint that is representational, you can use this framework in any of your artwork.
It's that simple. Here's the Oil Rig for proof:
The course is 6-weeks long but you will have access to all of the materials for a full year.
Lessons begin on Monday, Feb 6th and and end on April 4th, 2023. New content is released every Monday, and there are two implementation weeks to help you dig into the content and really learn. We meet for a live Q&A (optional) on Wednesday throughout the course at 12pm EST.
Confident Acrylics will give you the framework to guide your acrylic painting practice.
This course does NOT include:
❌ One-on-one instruction
❌ One-on-one critiques / feedback
❌ Membership in the Creative Circle*
*Students will have the option to enroll in these courses before they are open to the public!
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