Abstract acrylic painting

for beginners


Have you ever wished you could have the freedom and confidence to enjoy painting in an abstract style?

This online course will teach you how to create an abstract painting from your own inspiration, with step by step guidance, taking you from sketch to completed painting.

Don’t let perfectionism or fear hold you back!

Learn how to make the most of your new paints {or the beautiful paints you bought and stashed in the cupboard}! 

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Learn from the comfort of your home at your own pace. 

Access any time, from anywhere in the world.


Step by step demonstrations to help you tap into your own creativity and follow your inspiration and joy. 

Let go of overwhelm and learn by watching and doing.


Learn the process and apply it over and over again.

See your creativity and enjoyment grow.

I’m Belinda Marshall, a self-taught abstract painter of 17 years. 

I created this course to share my love of painting ~ having a rewarding creative practice has been a life-saver, especially during 2020.

Seeing people put fear of perfectionism aside so they can connect with their desire to create in a way that feels relaxing and enjoyable is what makes me want to teach - seeing that look of excitement and inspiration when they realise what’s possible, with just a brush and some key colours, is priceless. 

In this course I have taken the little pieces of gold from my years of trial and error to share a process that is fun and perfect for getting you started.

You don’t need to get stuck on all the theory or have all the fancy tools ~ just a desire to connect with your own creativity and learn something new!

What's included?

Step by step instructions and demonstrations showing the complete process from start to finish.

* 4 modules breaking the process down to gently move you through collecting inspiration, sketching to loosen things up, preliminary warm up painting exercises and on to completing your first painting

* Decision-making explained ~ I talk you through my thought process and reactions as I create the painting.

* Introduction to important art-making principles including colour mixing, composition, working with layers, mark making, line and balance.

* Access to my approach to working with acrylics.

* Tips on exploring options and finishing a painting.

* A repeatable process for taking inspiration from the world around you to create unique abstract paintings.

* Supplies shopping lists with options to suit your budget, needs and personality! 

There are so many options and outcomes that can be achieved using this process ~ in this bonus video series I show you how I used a slightly different approach to complete this second painting, from sketch to finished piece.

What will you create?

 Feedback from past students.

'Your explanations and the process was so enjoyable that I really like my painting and feel happy with it. So much so that I'm getting it shadow framed'


'I realised I am very processed in my thinking and I needed a process to un-process enough to be able to see things completely differently and in a way that is abstract and new to me!! . . Your advice was brilliant'


 'Belinda was a fantastic teacher with a great amount of both information and fun. The pace of the workshop allowed us to really try some different things out and relax into the process. It was fabulous!


Abstract acrylic painting for beginners

This course is for you if:

~ You have never painted before and would like to learn in a way that is not overwhelming and focuses on enjoyment.

~ You’ve often wondered if you had some untapped creativity in you but don’t know if you could make painting work for you.

~ You love the idea of painting with ease in an abstract style but you’re not sure where to start.

~ You've done some painting here and there but got frustrated and stuck worrying about perfection and getting it ‘right’.

~ You like to learn by being shown and then trying it out for yourself.

~ You love the idea of creating intuitively but you don’t know what that looks like.

~ You want to learn about important art-making principles without spending too much time on theory.

~ you’d love to make use of your paint collection.

~ you’re in lock-down and need something fun and rewarding that isn’t work.


{approx $US145}



Is this a live class?
No. Everything is pre-recorded so you can view any time from anywhere in the world.

How long will I have access to the class?
You will have access to the class through your online portal for as long as you wish.

How many times can I watch and complete the class?
As many times as you fancy.

Can I download the course?
The course is only available to access through the log-in only portal. This is to protect copyright of the materials.

Can I do this course with my kids
Sure, we are happy for you to learn as a family. We ask that you don’t pass it on or share the content with people outside your home. Your purchase allows for personal use only.

Will the supplies be expensive?
We recommend tried and tested supplies and give you materials list options to suit your budget and needs.  We also give you a time-saving pre-loaded shopping cart with a discount and free shipping options already applied :)

Is this course for beginners only?
It is designed to suit beginners but will benefit anyone who has made a start with painting and would like to learn how to take inspiration from the outside world to create an abstract painting.

Do I need to have drawing skills?
No. We will do some simple sketches as part of the warm up but the focus will be on loosening up rather than drawing in a realistic style.

How long will the course take to complete?
The content of the course is based on our 3 hour in-person workshops and we recommend you give yourself an afternoon or morning to complete. You are free to approach this as you wish, and you can stop and come back to it as many times as you like.

I have a question . . .
Please email [email protected] with any questions and we will answer you promptly.

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Not quite ready for the course?

Gathering paint supplies and creating a colour chart can be a great place to start.

I've created a guide that will help you decide which paints will be best for your budget, needs and personality :)

Get your free Colour Shopping Checklist + Colour Chart Tutorial below.