Frequently asked Questions
Can you really create textured paintings using only a palette knife?
Yes, you can! Do you find yourself dithering over the details on a brush painting, not knowing when to stop? Well, painting with a palette knife is a great way to prevent yourself from fussing and overworking a piece. The beauty and the joy is in the gestural nature and imperfection of the execution.
When does the class start?
The tutorials will be available when the actual course launches. All content will be available when you join the course, there is no waiting for future tutorials, so you can start when you want, and do the tutorials in any order. It is recommended that you progress through the tutorials as they are listed, as the techniques do build upon each other.
Is there a supply list?
All students gain access to a specific supply list consisting of my favorite products when they join a course, but if you already paint with acrylic paints you may already have what is needed for this course. Go ahead and gather your supplies asap after you join, so you can be ready to start.
Do I need the exact same paints and other products that you are using?
You don't have to use exactly the same products I'm using, however, if you are using cheap craft or student grade paints and plastic palette knives, you will not achieve great results. I always recommend you use the highest quality art supplies that are within your budget.
Who is this class for? Do I have enough experience?
It's for anyone with some painting experience. A good art foundation is recommended to gain the most valuable results, however my courses are step-by-step, and with practice, you too can have great results.
I'm not computer/tech savvy. Will I be able to take this class?
There will be some computer and internet skills required to be able to access the classes. All you'll really have to do is create an account, log in, and know how to watch/download content from the web. The platforms used to deliver the content for the class and interact are Teachable, and Facebook. Teachable even offers an app for students, which which makes it really easy to view content and progress through a class.
Do I have to join the Facebook group?
No, you don't, but it is highly recommend for further learning and growth, as well as a sense of community. The Facebook group is not for individual instruction, it is to share your progress with other enrolled students.
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have lifetime access to the course! So long as my online school exists, you will have full access to all the material. Take it at whatever pace you like. Watch it whenever, wherever, and as many times as you like!
Is this class a one time payment or a monthly subscription?
This class is a one time payment and you will not be charged monthly.
Is this a live, or pre-recorded course?
This course is entirely pre-recorded, so you can take it when it works best with your schedule.
If I recreate these projects using your instruction, can I sell the artwork afterward?
You may use any of the techniques and color palettes provided in the tutorials to create your own unique artwork to sell. You may not sell recreated class projects, as they are my own original artwork and concepts.
My Deep Impasto® branding is a trademark, and may not be used in any official literature to sell your art.
Please feel free to share your work using the hashtag #deepimpasto on social media.