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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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  • You want to know the secret to paint X (clouds, animals, landscape, waves, etc)
  • You can follow a tutorial but then your mind blanks when you paint on your own
  • You don't know what's wrong with your painting, help!
  • Something isn't quite right, but you don't know what.
  • Ack! What do I do with a white canvas?
  • Why isn't this beautiful scene PRETTY?
  • My colors seems all muddy, gah!

It's okay, i've been there too.


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Learn to go from idea to beautiful painting in 8 weeks



your guide on this journey 

Hi, I'm Shelby

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.

6 Guided painting tutorials

Here's What You'll Paint:

Frequently Asked Questions

Can i really paint ANYTHING?

Yup. Seriously.

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:

How long is this course?

The course is 6-weeks long but you will have access to all of the materials for a full year.

What is the schedule?

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.

I’ve never painted before. Can I really do this course?

Never picked up a paintbrush? No problem! 
This course is perfect if you are:
  • A complete beginner
  • Starting again after a long break from painting
  • Curious about acrylics but unfamiliar with the supplies
  • Feeling “rusty” or insecure in your painting practice
  • Needing a little framework and encouragement to jumpstart your creativity
  • Looking for a supportive community who understand your similar challenges

Still unsure? I have a secret for you…

Art is not a talent. It is a learned SKILL. EVERYONE starts from scratch and at some point, we were all once complete beginners. The hardest part is starting, and committing to consistent practice. In Confident Acrylics, we’ve got your back!

What is NOT included?

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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