Give yourself Permission to be Passionate! Start your art practice today! 

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." - Lao Tzu

Do you long to make art but don't know where to start? 

Afraid you don't have the "talent" it takes? 

Wondering about all of those art materials and which ones to buy?

Where will you find the time? 

I've helped hundreds of people, just like you, access their creative passion and make art. Easily!

Join me inside The Artist Thinkup™ and give yourself Permission to be Passionate about making art.

The Artist Thinkup™


What's a Thinkup? It's another word for mastermind, conceive, concoct, dream up, cogitate.

In this six month program you will use all of those words as you build new skills or build upon skills you already have.

This course will introduce you to the concept of creating an art practice in bite sized chunks and incorporate art into your everyday life in a manageable, efficient way.

Wherever you are in your art journey, the tools and techniques in this program will add valuable material to your art toolbox.

How would you like to have my 30+ years of painting experience in your pocket, at your beck and call? Hmmm? Sound good?

Add to that a loosely structured "assignment" each month, based on a different new technique, a live video conference with me and what do you have?

Here's what you're in for:

Six "assignments" posted once a month with downloadable training videos and worksheets available 24/7 from any device.

Once a month live video conference with me and your art tribe where I will answer questions, and show demos, tailored to your input!

A private Facebook group so you can hang out with your peeps, ask me questions (I'm in there daily) and post your work. No one will notice if you're shopping for shoes at the same time. ;-)

Ask me questions in real time on #Slack. Well from 8 am to 10 pm PST most days, a girl needs her beauty sleep!

Imagine getting your art material questions answered before you spend the money! 

Can I do that? Get your technical questions answered by a bona fide acrylics expert. Imagine the hours of frustration you will save by being able to ask an expert those tough technical questions. Go on! Try to stump me!

What students say:

"I’m so excited to have yet another big go at learning from you. I so treasure your knowledge, exuberance & fun teaching style." Jeanie - Oakland, CA
"Tesia is a terrific, natural-born teacher. She inspires and guides with both humor and warmth that make her online classes a delight. With her help, I revived my passion for painting." Claudia from Murrieta, CA
"Being able to watch the class offline at my leisure made it easy to fit it into my busy schedule. Thanks Tesia! Looking forward to the next class." Sacha - Napa, CA