Course Details

In this course, you will create a small body of work that could be developed into a beautiful art series when explored further. Drawing inspiration from storytellers and people whose paths we crossed and their shared stories with us as inspiration.

By combining their stories with our own, speculating, or creating a new one, you find that you will never be at a loss as to what to create. By collecting ideas and combining them in unique ways, you will give your artwork depth and meaning.

Throughout the lessons, I will share my techniques and philosophy on combining unrelated ideas and stories that will inspire your way of making art. I will encourage you to abandon perfection and feel the joy of creating. When you work this way, you will eventually discover your potential for creating beautiful art.

 Immediate Access


This class has been pre-recorded. You will have lifetime access and all videos may be downloaded.

About This Course

  • Immediate Access

  • 5 Hours of Content

  • $68.00

  • Downloadable Videos

  • Lifetime Access

Techniques Taught 

  • Gather inspiration, stories, and ideas to keep you and your artwork fresh and inspired.
  • Create a collection of small collage pieces to keep your ideas, colors, and stories.
  • Develop a meaningful abstract painting with layers of paint, collage, and pastel.
  • Learn to create beautiful color palettes that will unify your work.
  • Combine stories, and nature in a one-of-a-kind assemblage piece.
  • Abandon perfection, and create expressive florals filled with beauty and symbolism.
  • Develop a beautiful portrait in oils (or any medium of your choice)
  • Step by step mixing skin tones using a string of color.
  • Each lesson can be explored further to create a series of work.


About Me

Renee Mueller

Thank you for choosing to take my class, I'm so thrilled and honored that you're here. I want to tell you a little about me. I hold a BFA from the University of Michigan where I studied Art History, Dance, and Choreography. I danced professionally and had the honor of teaching dance at the University of Michigan's Musical Theater and Theater Departments. Most of my life has been spent in the dance studio and the theater. Because of this, I have had the privilege to work with many talented dancers, costume designers, set designers, lighting designers, and musicians. One of the many things that I learned from this experience in the performing arts was to honor your ideas and devote yourself to a subject. Also, to share, support, and collaborate. Once I decided to "exit stage left", it was challenging to find another creative outlet. Like many of us, I loved to draw, paint and create as a child, but never really invested a tremendous amount of time in cultivating that practice. About 10 years ago I began drawing again and decided to commit to a daily practice. I was challenged and inspired!. So, I continue to practice, experiment with materials, and allow my ideas to guide me through the process. When creating art, I draw upon the many methods I learned as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Research, gathering inspiration, honoring my point of view, and sharing ideas. It is my hope that by sharing my creative practices, my process, techniques and what inspires me, you will find something that works for you.