Are you ready to knock fear out of the way and find the joy in painting?

 

Join Fearless Florals®! 

Learn a step-by-step approach to painting florals and replace uncertainty with confidence.

 

The course is available once a year and opens for enrollment on April 16

Is this course for me?

  • If you’re new to painting florals and you don't know where to start
  • If you used to paint but now find it hard to jump back in
  • If you're already painting but feel stuck and want to take your work up a level
  • If you're searching for your own personal style and don't have time to figure it out

Then this course is for you

Fearless Florals®  is a step-by-step approach to painting florals in acrylics that is full of demos, insightful exercises and lots of practical tips. Each video module builds upon the last increasing your confidence and equipping you to paint florals you'll love.

You will receive six modules with over eight and a half hours of video. There is no set day or time for the course. You'll receive a module a week until you have all six to work at your own pace. And you will have access for TWO years to the video tutorials so you can review the lessons as often as you would like. You'll also be invited to six live Q&A sessions where you can ask me questions.

A Sneak Peek

Why is this panel toned red? Click the button below for a sneak peek into Fearless Florals®. You'll get a free lesson from the course all about that important first layer of paint.

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“I've been trying to teach myself for the past three years.  I have progressed more in the past six weeks taking Fearless Florals, than I have in the whole three years of self-guided learning.”

Kerri - Debica, Poland
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By the end of this course,

you will have…

 

  • A step-by-step system to creating a floral painting

    You'll know how to build an acrylic painting - where to start, what direction to go and how to finish.
  • Confidence that you can mix colors with ease

    You won't have to write down color formulas or buy so many different tubes of paint
  • Artful insight to design your painting

    You won't rely on other people's photos but will be able to arrange a bouquet you want to paint and find just the right lighting
  • Started down the path of developing your personal style

    You'll be putting your mark on your work by mixing your own colors and developing unique compositions

"I grew so much, and the online format was perfect! I absolutely felt the excitement of an in-person class but was able to work around work and family.  Melanie is generous and invites everyone's style and ability - in fact encourages the student to find their own voice.  You will see results quickly!"

Jennifer - Twin Cities, MN

"Thank you, Melanie, for your very generous and very warm teaching style. Many artists don't like to give up their secrets, but Melanie is so welcoming and giving of her time and knowledge!"

Liz - Newburyport, MA

"I've taken online classes from other artists and have gained a skill or tool here and there. But with Fearless Florals there were more breakthroughs than I expected. And I didn't realize how much fear remained in something that, daily, brings me joy.

Having an engaged, accessible and enthusiastic teacher makes such a difference. "

Toni - Issaquah, WA

“Best painting course I have ever taken, so much great info. Not like many courses that are just paint along with the artist and no theory or advice at all.”

Deborah - Dunstable, MA
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What You'll Find in the Course

Clear Instruction

Each module includes several step-by-step demos plus informative slides that help fill in the blanks. The lessons are recorded so you can watch them when it's convenient and you have access for two years.

Meaningful Exercises

In addition to creating floral paintings you'll also learn through some fun exercises that you can do over and over again.

Additional Support

Throughout the course you will find downloadable cheat sheets and guides. Plus, I'll conduct a live Q&A each week that a module is released just for course students.

Sense of Community

There is a private Facebook group just for students taking the course where you can expand your art friendships.  I'll join the group to encourage and answer questions.

“Well worth the time and money investment!”

Amanda - Winston Salem, NC

I can’t wait for you to join Fearless Florals®

“Hundreds of students across the country and around the world have taken Fearless Florals®. Students tell me that the course provided them a new found confidence, increased their sales and showed them a method to painting in a style they love.

THIS is the course I needed when I first began painting. In the six modules I share secrets I've learned along the way in my twenty year journey as an artist.

 If you are ready to paint florals without fear, join us in this course!”

- MELANIE MORRIS

“Before taking Fearless Florals®, I found it most intimidating on knowing how to start. The steps taught are so sensible and achievable. I have gained tremendous confidence ”

Peni –   Dallas, TX

"This was one of the best classes I've taken.  Melanie explained everything perfectly, the Facebook group was fun, and the Q&A sessions were so helpful because of everyone's participation.  We all learned so much.  Melanie is an awesome artist and teacher!"

Cindy- Bakersfield, CA

"Fearless Florals has given me the confidence to begin to think like an artist again - finding my own voice!  It's so hard to explain in words but I feel like I think differently about how to approach a painting - this is a major breakthrough and I will be forever grateful."

Gretchen - Germantown, MD

"Melanie is the most giving teacher you've ever had. The modules are fantastic and well organized. And it's also super fun to be in a group and see everyone else's work. It's inspiring to have a community of painters to lift you up and celebrate your wins. I've taken so many online courses, and Fearless Florals is truly one of the best of the best. I give it a million stars."

Uma - Austin, TX
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What's Inside Fearless Florals®

Module 1

Getting Started

FOCUS: In this module you'll learn all about the supplies we'll be using in the course including many of my favorites. We'll also talk about our path for the next several weeks. You'll gain a better understanding about the difference between oil and acrylics. You'll also learn why I always prep raw wood and see how I gesso a panel.

  • Lesson 1 - Where We're Going and How We'll Get There
  • Lesson 2 - Why Acrylic?
  • Lesson 3 - All the Right Stuff
  • Lesson 4 - The Art of Painting on Panels

Module 2

Color 101

FOCUS: This module is all about color. You'll learn how to set up your palette and make acrylic look like oil. You'll get really comfortable mixing color with some mixing exercises that are always a hit. And you'll learn so many color mixing secrets.

  • Lesson 1 - It's All in the Mix
  • Lesson 2 - Our Friend the Color Wheel
  • Lesson 3 - Colors I Use and Why
  • Lesson 4 - Palette Set Up
  • Lesson 5 - How to Get There From Here
  • Lesson 6 - Muted Colors - the Supporting Cast
  • Lesson 7 - Greens - Don't be a Tuber

Module 3

Ready, Get Set & Go

FOCUS: The secret to a good painting and where you define your style is in the prep. In this module you'll learn how to set up a floral still life from selecting flowers, to arranging a bouquet you actually want to paint and lighting. You'll also play with composition and capture the color atmosphere with mini paintings.

  • Lesson 1 - Why Paint from Life
  • Lesson 2 - Flowers - So Hard to Choose
  • Lesson 3 - Creating Bouquets You'll Want to Paint
  • Lesson 4 - Stellar Still Life Set Up
  • Lesson 5 - Composition - Right From the Start
  • Lesson 6 - Thumbnails - Tiny But Powerful
  • Lesson 7 - Pochades - Color without Commitment

Module 4

Become Fearless

FOCUS: Now it is time to become fearless by painting small and fast. You’ll learn why, what and how to tone a panel. You'll also hear about the benefits of starting small and why timing your paintings is a good idea. You'll warm up with some focused color mixing then you'll paint timed florals. I'll demo everything first.

  • Lesson 1 - Conquer Fear by Painting Small and Fast
  • Lesson 2 - That All Important First Layer
  • Lesson 3 - Warming Up
  • Lesson 4 - Starting a Small Painting
  • Lesson 5 - It's All About Shapes and Color
  • Lesson 6 - Wrapping It Up
  • Lesson 7 - Paint It Again Faster

Module 5

Going Bigger

FOCUS: A good way to keep a larger painting loose is to start with a small painting. In this module you will learn how to use a small painting to plan your larger paintings and keep them fresh. I'll do two demos explaining each step. You'll paint a small floral then take the small painting larger. You'll also learn about painting glass and why negative space is key.

  • Lesson 1 - Why Start Small
  • Lesson 2 - Creating Depth
  • Lesson 3 - Going Bigger
  • Lesson 4 - Add More Layers
  • Lesson 5 - Keep It Loose
  • Lesson 6 - Paint Glass Fearlessly
  • Lesson 7 - Why Negative Space is a Positive

Module 6

Finish Like a Pro

FOCUS: This is the information I never have time to discuss in my live workshops. You'll learn all about varnishing and I’ll demo how to varnish a painting. We’ll also discuss framing and I’ll show you how to frame and wire a painting. You'll also hear about personal style and tips for finding your own voice

  • Lesson 1 - To Varnish or Not
  • Lesson 2 - Wiring and Framing
  • Lesson 3 - Don't Forget the Back
  • Lesson 4 - Finding

“Amazing! Definitely worth the price, you will learn so so much!”

Bonnie – O’Fallon, MO

 

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What Students Are Saying About Fearless Florals

 

I've taken so many online courses, and Fearless Florals truly is one of the BEST of the BEST out there. I give it a million stars.”

Uma – Austin, TX

If you are hesitant about taking a course online, Fearless Florals is one of the best I have taken. It is worth every penny. I loved it and can’t wait to review many of the if not all, of the modules many times."

Nancy – Houston, TX

The only hesitation I had when signing up for the course was money. I was afraid I'd be disappointed. I can't tell you how wrong I was!!!”

Jackie – Cedar Grove, NC

Forget every painting course you have ever taken. Fearless Florals is the Rolls Royce of classes and I am 100% positive your painting will improve and your life as an artist will be forever changed.”

Sherri – Jena, LA

I don’t mean to exaggerate but the course changed my life! Gave me purpose and direction in this difficult pandemic time. It helped me reconnect with my art practice in a new way that wasn’t stressful or fearful. Something I loved about Fearless Florals was that it gave me confidence in my skill set so that I could let loose and have fun with expression. The classes were workable but expansive... little steps added up to a whole new approach. It really changed the game for me to learn how to paint from real flowers in front of me, mix better colors and learn how to use dull vs bright. 

Chelsea - Woodstock, CT

"Well worth the time and money investment."

Amanda – Winston Salem, NC

“Fearless Florals is an amazing investment into your personal growth and breakthrough as an artist learning your own personal style. It stretches you from copying artists you like to being your own artist - a journey emerging you out of  your artistic cocoon!!   Learning to fly and paint your own style!

Barbara – Enterprise, AL

“Fearless Florals has been one of my favorite online courses!”

Barbara – Captiva, FL

Best painting course I have ever taken, so much great info. Not like many courses that are just paint along with the artist and no theory or advice at all.”

Deborah – Dunstable, MA

“My only hesitation was spending the money, but the course was well worth it! Melanie is so generous with the information she shares and having it all accessible to watch and re-watch for a year is wonderful!”

Toni – Tallahassee, FL

I was writing in my morning pages the other day and decided to jot down all that I learned in Fearless Florals. I wrote 6 (one-sided) pages of all that I learned in the class! I am really really pleased with all that I have learned!

Tia – Simsbury, CT

 

“Fearless Florals is a pure joy and Melanie is just a wonderful teacher!”

Nadya – Berlin, Germany

"It has far exceeded my expectations. I will probably go through the course many times. Blending colours and being loose has been life changing.”

Moira – Scotland

I was afraid of color mixing until this course.”Now, I enjoy "squinting" and trying to create a matching color.”

Paula – Bowling Green, KY

If you think an online course is not as good as being in class with an instructor you will be surprised at the quality of instruction given in this class and the Facebook Live Q & A are an added bonus.”

Karen – Fort Collins, CO

I am primarily a pet portrait artist and wanted to take this class to stretch my skills. After finishing the course, I immediately noticed a difference in the next pet portrait I completed! The skills learned in this class can help any artist, no matter what subject matter they are painting.”

Heather – Mount Airy, NC

Melanie has a gift for articulating concepts and information.”

Tandy – Denver, CO

“I've been trying to teach myself for the past three years.  I have progressed more in the past six weeks taking Fearless Florals, than I have in the whole three years of self-guided learning.”

Kerri – Debica, Poland

I was a teacher for over 30 years and now retired, Melanie is an outstanding teacher! Her style of teaching is effortless!

Sue – McKinney, TX

“I love Melanie’s style of teaching. She is very generous with her knowledge and incredibly encouraging. She has the best sense of humour.”

Nancy – Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario

“Excellent, well-organized, and professionally presented. Also, Melanie was very approachable, available, and helpful.”

Elizabeth – Anderson, SC

“This class has taught me so much.  Mixing colors has been my greatest achievement.”

Debby – Athens, AL

I have been painting with acrylic for years and it’s a game changer knowing how to make my acrylic work like oil! I am really enjoying painting fast and loose and a lot! I feel like I’ve gained a wealth of knowledge!

Rebecca – Marysville, CA

 

"Melanie is a fabulous teacher and you will come away from the course with more skill, confidence and creativity. I loved everything about it”

Maureen – Halifax, Nova Scotia

“I appreciated how interactive Melanie was through the Facebook group and the live Q and A.”

Sheila – Toronto, Ontario

“Melanie's class was so helpful in teaching me how to mix my paints to develop the colors and hues that have brought a new level to my painting. This is a topic I have struggled with in the past and could never quite understand. Her process and approach to color mixing made this so fun to learn!”

Jennifer – Huntsville, AL

“Love Melanie’s patience in answering all of our questions and mostly her generosity in sharing her whole painting process. She holds nothing back.”

Ida – Hastings On Hudson, NY

“You will love the course, and you will love Melanie.”

Lynne – Dublin, OH

Fearless Florals will teach you great techniques and at reasonable pace. Melanie is encouraging.”

Danette – New Orleans, LA

I loved every Module and looked forward to the Q&A for more info. The Facebook group was so encouraging.”

Ruth – Bossier, LA

“Great teacher.  Helpful lessons.  Organized and inspiring.”

Paula – San Francisco, CA

“Melanie was so available- some course leaders are not so generous.”

Sara – Bedford, England

“The color mixing is a game changer! The sign of a great teacher is that they make it easy.  Melanie makes it easy and so fun you barely realise you are learning.

Catherine – Claremorris, Ireland

Melanie put so much heart and work into Fearless Florals. It was an awesome experience.”

Michele – Vienna, VA

“Melanie was so personable, and gracious to share so many things with us.  She is truly a great teacher.”

Barbara – Wetumpka, AL

I grew to love the weekly module release and the weekly Q&A.  Melanie was totally responsive to questions and concerns and completely forthcoming in her teaching.  A totally positive and inspiring class!

Sally – Plymouth, MA

Her bright smile and upbeat personality give you joy through the whole process.”

Sandra – Highland Village, TX

Melanie holds your hand and explains things very thoroughly (plus, you'll fall in love with her southern accent). Thank you Melanie for being so professional and generous in teaching us all how to paint beautiful flowers!

Teresa – Omaha, NE

I really appreciated all the time you put into the live Q and A's.  They were super helpful, and I always learned lots of new things each time, even if I couldn't watch it live.”

Gretchen – Indianapolis, IN

“If you are considering this class, just know this: Melanie is the most giving teacher you've ever had. The modules are fantastic and well organized. You are going to learn so much. And it's also super fun to be a group and see everyone else's work. It's inspiring to have a community of painters to lift you up and celebrate your wins.

Uma – Austin, TX

Amazing! Definitely worth the price, you will learn so so much!”

Bonnie – O’Fallon, MO

Fearless Florals was and still is an enlightening course....It still keeps giving because the instructor, Melanie gives from her heart.”

Nancy – Fleming Island, FL

Fearless Florals includes a tremendous amount of information that is taught in an approachable format.  You will be watching the modules again and again!”

Betsy – Auburn, AL

Melanie is just great and so knowledgeable - I really liked the course structure.”

Nina – Toronto, Ontario

“Melanie holds nothing back, is kind and generous in her teaching.  It's an immersive experience, encouraging and fun.

Hope – Monroe, GA

Melanie is so enthusiastic and accessible - a real person who shares real stories, not a scary professor who intimidates. We love you Melanie!

Amy – East Syracuse, NY

Melanie’s personality is so relaxing.  I just loved listening to her teach.  Thank you Melanie for the creative stress relieving class it was much needed in my life right now.”

Camille – Portland, OR

Take the course, you will not regret it! So much information -- I am still reviewing the videos and working on my skills.

Mary – Atlanta, GA

Melanie is an amazing teacher, and so sweet and generous in sharing information and answering questions. Fearless Florals was so much fun and it was the highlight of my week when new modules were released.”

Michelle – Calgary, Alberta

“Fearless Florals gave me CONFIDENCE to start and the possibility I could develop my own style.”

Barbara – Enterprise, AL

“Melanie's class has been everything that I thought it would be and so much more. I almost felt like I was there with her.”

Leatha – Bolivar, TN

Her teaching is precise and step by step with printable PDF's. Whether you are a brand-new painter or a seasoned artist, you will walk away with new skills and perspective.”

Barbara – Captiva, FL

“Melanie is a delightful instructor and so generous.”

Barbara – Henderson, NC

“I love how Melanie answered every question, even when asked multiple times, with such a happy and kind attitude. Nothing was off limits.”

Heidi– Salt Lake City, UT

“I love your positivity and encouragement.  The Facebook group was great and the Q&A every week was fun."

CarlyAnn– Katanning, Western Australia

"The course exceeded my expectations….Melanie is an excellent teacher who is generous with her knowledge and support. The course is well constructed, user friendly and takes you step by step to a finished painting. Whether you are an absolute beginner or an accomplished artist"  

Ruth - Cork, Ireland

"I just loved every minute of it. I draw more detailed florals so to do this really pushed me to think differently. I enjoyed the Facebook live sessions and how Melanie answered questions and engaged with us in the FB group. This course was one of my highlights of 2020!

Christina - Chicago, IL

"Worth the investment. Melanie is very clear and helpful in getting someone started down a successful path in painting."

Anna - Colorado Springs, CO

"The course opened a world of color possibilities through the color-mixing exercises. This alone made the course worthwhile, but there was so much more. Through Melanie's encouraging teaching style and a logical set of steps, she demystified the process of painting from life. With the tools, techniques, and set-up I learned, I went into the course feeling like a dabbler and I came out feeling like an aspiring artist."

Donna - Kensington, MD

"Definitely do it! I think anyone, from beginner to expert, will learn new techniques!  I appreciate Melanie’s kind and encouraging manner! I have taken classes from some real divas in the past!" 

Sally - Saint Simons Island, GA

"You will learn so much about sketching, painting and finishing a floral. Melanie is a great hands-on teacher. The Facebook group Q&A is invaluable. This is as close to an in-person class as I have ever taken online. Melanie is the kindest teacher I have experienced in-person or online."

Judy - Winchester, VA

"Color mixing was huge and a game changer for me.  Previously before Melanie’s class when I couldn't mix a color if took the joy out of painting.  Melanie explained it in an easy-to-understand concept which has given me so much confidence." 

Cindy - Bakersfield, CA

"This was my year to develop myself as an artist, really kick in to discovering my style and start exhibiting and selling. I’ve been teaching kids art whilst my family was growing and although I loved this, I was ready for a new challenge. I just needed help stepping over the threshold though. This course has done that. I feel like Melanie has taken my hand and led me over that step and I’m on the brink of something I’ve wanted to I my whole life. I was brought up to believe that art was hobby and not something you did as a career. I’m so glad this is not the case even if it’s taken me until my 50’s to discover this." 

Nicola - Sydney, NSW Australia

Fearless Florals is soooooo good. Melanie is so focused and open. She is really good at keeping everything going in the right direction. The course design is brilliant. It ensures success. And the Q&As are amazing.”

Jackie – Cedar Grove, NC

"If you want to learn from someone who is a consummate teacher, cares deeply about her students' successes, and will truly walk you step-by-step through her process - sharing absolutely everything, then sign up immediately!" 

Alexis - Philadelphia, PA

In the past I was always very uptight and tight with my paintings where everything had to look exactly as I was seeing it. Now, I feel that to find my own style I am allowed to loosen up and have more fun.”

Karen – Fort Collins, CO

"The color mixing lessons and exercises were a big game changer for me. I especially love the fact that I can apply them to any type of paint I use. I also really enjoyed the challenge of painting in a looser style and was able to begin to get over some of my control issues!" 

Colleen - Bothell, WA

"You teach like I am sitting in your studio and we are friends that share this love of painting.  You have a gift and your Southern charm is calming and assuring and quite welcome especially now when everyone's world is turned upside down."

Marlene - Sturgeon Bay, WI

"Loved the class and the fact that you encouraged us to develop our own style and not copy other artists.  I am self-taught and have developed my own style over the years and the class enabled me to enhance my style by mixing colors -looking at my flower arrangements in a different light and letting the base coat show through to create interest."

Erin - Costa Mesa, CA

"Worth the time and money! Extremely organized and packed with information.  I think it is great for painters of any level. The emphasis on color mixing was amazing and why I fell in love with painting again. I have taken other online painting classes and really loved your format.  Clean, easy to follow, and to the point.  My time is super limited and your class was perfect!" 

Andrea - Atlanta, GA

"This course has been a game changer for me and no matter your level, there is lots to learn from her course. Melanie is a fabulous teacher as well as a wonderful artist!" 

Mary Ann - Douglasville, GA

"Melanie is a great teacher.  The course was very well organized and presented in a professional manner. Take it!!!!! Everyone can learn something!!!" 

Cynthia - Raleigh, NC

"The course is worth every penny I have spent. I enjoyed the modules and the Facebook group. I especially want to thank you for the Facebook Live sessions. It was invaluable to be able to ask you questions and have your video response. I have returned to those session repeatedly for information and help."

Judy - Warrenton, VA

"Your teaching style, mannerisms, and genuine desire to help us was so nice Melanie.  Might sound nuts but I feel like I could walk into your studio and it would be like seeing a friend that was an artist rather than meeting intimidating artist that was unapproachable."

Deborah - Ooltewah, TN

"Fearless florals has given me the confidence to begin to think like an artist again - finding my own voice!  It's so hard to explain in words but I feel like I think differently about how to approach a painting - this is a major breakthrough and I will be forever grateful.

Gretchen - Germantown, MD

"Long time painters and beginners could learn so much from the course. It was also a pleasure to just listen to Melanie...felt like you were spending time with a good friend.  I've taken a few online courses and I find the instructor to be slow and boring.  Melanie has a real talent for keeping it fun and light.  I hated for the modules to end.  It was so much fun!" 

Susan - Parker, Colorado

"This was one of the best classes I've taken.  Melanie explained everything perfectly, the Facebook group was fun, and the Q and A sessions were so helpful because of everyone's participation.  We all learned so much.  Melanie an awesome artist and teacher!" 

Cindy - Bakersfield, CA

"Melanie doesn’t hold back – she gives her honest opinion and expert advice. Take it! It’s worth every penny!

Sadaf - Edinburgh, Scotland

Great inside tips. Worth every penny!!!! Thank you, Melanie, for all your hard work. Your faithful interaction and positive comments on Facebook are priceless. 

Sue - Naples, FL

"It's worth the investment. You learn so much and the online format is easy to follow. It's so nice to be able to go at your own pace and rewatch lessons when needed."

Ashley - Wenatchee, WA

"The color mixing lessons were my favorite! Yes, I know the color wheel and color theory already.  But knowing and doing are two different things. The color mixing exercises using specific colors was SO informative. I will keep the worksheets as a reference and a guide for mixing additional colors." 

Marcia - Chicago, IL

"I've learned so much from start to finish, a process that will make my painting journey better, more joyful and fearless because I am taking perfection out of the mix and just enjoying painting loose and carefree."

Cindy - Bakersfield, CA

"Excellent course, well-paced, worth every penny."

Adriana - Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

 My goal was to become acquainted with acrylic painting but what I got was far greater! A community of enthusiastic ladies who are not afraid to jump in and give this a real go. It sure helped my confidence. And Melanie’s easy explanations to each step made the classes easy to follow. I appreciate each module!

Vikki - Birmingham, AL

"This course has been a game changer for me and no matter your level, there is lots to learn from her course. Melanie is a fabulous teacher as well as a wonderful artist!"

Mary Ann - Douglasville, GA

 "It’s a great course! Good engagement on the Facebook page, good tips and exercises. Great demos too."

Rangoli - Irving, TX

 "Melanie has the sweetest, kindest personality, which makes learning from her so pleasant.  You just can’t go wrong."

Theresa - Hampton, VA

 "You will learn many different skills that you can apply to your art going forward. You will learn to be braver too. Melanie is a kind, gentle teacher who will make you feel comfortable and courageous! And did I mention those color mixing lessons? Priceless!"

Colleen - Bothell, WA

"It’s a great course to take. Easy to do and the materials are well explained."

Susana - Florence, CO

"I've learned so much with this class.  I would say the color mixing was a huge breakthrough for me.  I am so much more comfortable mixing my own colors now. I would absolutely recommend this course!  I have learned so much and I love that you can go at your own pace.  I also like that I can revisit these instructions for one full year.  I need the repeat practice!"

Tiffany - Madison, MS

"Do it!!!  It is so worth every cent.  Not only is the content valuable, but the teacher is the BEST!"

Amy - Decaturville, TN

"Be the first to sign up. Even if there was a chart with 10 being the best Melanie is literally off the chart. You can feel her excitement throughout the class and see the painstaking care to offer this Fearless Floral group her all. I can only imagine the amount of time it took to prepare but follow that feat with the ultimate time Melanie devoted to the Facebook page. Any posting seemed to get an immediate response and encouragement or answers which left me with one question "does Melanie Morris sleep"? I came away feeling good about my head space now for the first time. Thank you for giving me the tools to achieve my goals and look forward to the landscape class next fall."

Addie - San Diego, CA

 "You will learn so much about sketching, painting and finishing a floral. Melanie is a great hands-on teacher. The Facebook group Q&A is invaluable. This is as close to an in-person class as I have ever taken online. Melanie is the kindest teacher I have experienced in-person or online."

Judy - Winchester, VA

"Each video was filled with so much detail, filled with examples regarding drawing, lighting, priming my panel, tips on painting loose, thickening paint to act like oil paint, to framing, starting small and going big, I learned so much in every video.  Melanie gave me confidence.  I am a fan of hers for life!"

Cindy - Bakersfield, CA

"Great pace, interesting and so educational!  Melanie is not only a fabulous artist; she is a fabulous instructor."

Nan - Madison, WI

 "Loved the encouragement, no reason to take it too seriously. Learned to do it several times, if even quickly, it makes a big difference in the finished picture. Loved all the talks about how color works and doesn't work together...Melanie should be teaching at a University. Loved the way the class was taught."

Connie - Tyler, TX

"Melanie did a great job explaining the process that I learned a lot about even basic painting steps I had never done. Do it. Even if Melanie’s art style isn’t similar to yours, you will learn so much in the steps and process that will take your art to the next level."

Claire - Birmingham, AL

"Color mixing - that was a game-changer! Before class started, I was dubious that there were three questions that would help me know how to mix colors, but it was completely true! Knocking back colors, swampy greens ... it’s the best! Other than that, squinting to see colors/shapes, how to hold your brush to paint more loosely, toning the panel. And finding my voice! I gained so much more confidence."

Christina - Chicago, IL

"Just the color mixing tutorials themselves are worth it!"

Cynthia - Athens, GA

"Do not hesitate if you have interest - not just in florals - at all learning about acrylic painting. Melanie is very informative and a beginner will not be lost but someone who has experience will still discover valuable tools."

Laura - Clermont, GA

"Melanie’s instructions are easy to understand and I loved the PDFs."

Glynda - Lexington, SC

"It’s worth the money and I like that Melanie shares so much of her process."

Pamela - Spring, TX

"You will learn a lot, develop your own style, and feel the support of your teacher and Facebook group."

Mary Beth - North Fork, CA

"Melanie was very generous in teaching us everything that she knows and being available to answer all her questions during the Facebook lives. It was a wonderful experience."

Janette - Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

"Loved the class!  It’s exactly what I needed to refresh my skills and get me excited about painting again."

Cindy - Painesville, OH

"It was perfectly named FEARLESS! I wanted to knock off the fear to get started painting again."

Katie - Birmingham, AL

 "A wonderful class!  Accessing the class is easy for us technology challenged people. That is huge. The lessons are logical and well thought out.  It is easy to go back and watch again or review a particular. At the end of the class, you have a finished product and this will encourage you to take the class lessons further." 

Marcia - Chicago, IL

"I really enjoyed the course I didn't miss a class or Q and A session. I looked forward to trying new things and painting in my studio. Melanie is charming and real I love that, and very talented."

Karla - Minnetonka, MN

"I've learned so much from start to finish, a process that will make my painting journey better, more joyful and fearless because I am taking perfection out of the mix and just enjoying painting loose and carefree."

Cindy - Bakersfield, CA

"I would highly recommend this course. Melanie’s teaching style is very gentle and encouraging. Her approach is well thought out and each module thoroughly and succinctly builds upon the one before it."

Suzanne - Fairhope, AL

"I love how organized the class is! It really breaks things down so that I can feel more confident, with skill and even what supplies to buy."

Whitney - Tupelo, MS

 "The course is filled with useful and helpful information - lots of detail instruction - fun - great weekly videos and Facebook meetings with excellent questions and answers - I felt like I was in art school for 5 weeks!

Erin - Costa Mesa, CA

"It was so fun and informative and Melanie is a great teacher. Also, the Q&A made the course more personal".

Linda - Corpus Christi, TX

"I wasn’t sure I would have the time to devote myself to a course, but being able to work at my own pace was perfect."

Dani - Westminster, MD

"I recommended it to a friend because you can become stuck sometimes and Melanie is a great teacher."

Judy - Sundre, Alberta, Canada

"I can see my progress by painting every day and I've enjoyed being a part of the FB group.  It's a great way to be encouraged and connect.  I also loved the Friday Q & A.  It felt very personal."

Diana - Silverado, CA

"You are an excellent teacher.  As a teacher myself, I loved your repetition of your points over and over as you taught and even during your demos. Your explanations are excellent even as you are painting.  I need to have things reinforced. Excellent ability to teach to many levels all at the same time. Very well thought out and well placed. A most generous sharing of how you achieve the beauty you do."

Katherine - Vancouver, BC, Canada

"The color mixing was so valuable. Negative painting blew my mind, there is something magical about it.  Allowing the time and space to sketch, start small and then paint big, made things so much easier. I feel so much more fearless."

Jenny - Littleton, Colorado

"It is well done and presented.  Melanie really explains how she paints and walks you through every step. It is truly helpful if you are looking to loosen up and be more spontaneous and brave. Also, Melanie is very available and answers all questions that arise and with great generosity shares her knowledge, experience, and skills."

Linda - Columbia, Maryland

"The way you have presented the material is a simple get it done approach …your course demystifies painting by stepping it through with a formula."

Jude - Karrinyup, WA, Australia

"The continued generosity that you gave in your weekly Facebook Check-Ins with all of us was over and above and was almost like receiving double the content of the class! I could see the time and professionalism that you put into every single aspect of this course, Melanie, and you set the bar high for other online instructors. 

Alexis - Philadelphia, PA

"I learned how to think like an artist. Learned about tools I need to use to be successful."

Melanie - Trussville, AL

 "Each video was filled with so much detail, filled with examples regarding drawing, lighting, priming my panel, tips on painting loose, thickening paint to act like oil paint, to framing, starting small and going big, I learned so much in every video.  Melanie gave me confidence.  I am a fan of hers for life!"

Cindy - Bakersfield, CA

"The course is easy to access, very informal, and very, very informative. I enjoyed every bit of the course."

Sharon - Richmond, VA

"I am so happy I took the course!"

Cynthia - Zion Crossroads, VA

"This course, for me, was paced and presented beautifully.  I have seen improvement in my charcoal drawings and ability to mix color and your tip about drawing shapes helped me tremendously.  It is a thoughtfully organized and well-paced course.  Full of valuable instruction, tips and helpful PDFs. 

Ann - Birmingham, AL

"The class is full of inspiration and information. The course takes you from beginning to end. You might think that you know how to mix colors but not making mud is a big deal!! I love watching Melanie paint! The demos are so helpful. Learning how to make a flower arrangement and putting the proper lighting on it and then painting it was fabulous!"

Kathryn - Atlanta, GA

"The course is informative and surprisingly fun. I love having access to it for a good while as well. I will watch the tutorials over and over again. I really appreciate Melanie’s easy and generous teaching style. I was also surprised that I enjoyed the FB page as much as I did."

Deborah - Little Rock, AK

"Melanie is the best teacher. There is so much to learn and worth every penny.  I am so glad that I have it to watch over and over because every time I watch it, I see something new and if I didn’t have that I don’t think I would have gotten as much from the course if I did it in person."

Kathleen - Bonita Springs, FL

"I feel like I gained a very good understanding of color mixing. I liked the time to go over parts of modules again (and again!) that I needed to spend more time on. It was really great time to learn and very thorough! And Melanie is a wonderful teacher and person!"

Mary - Destin, FL

"My biggest achievement from Melanie's course is knowing that I can cover up my mistakes with acrylics and I have been able to make my paints more exciting and brilliant. I love that my own style of painting is fearless and so enjoyable as I use the technique I learned from the course."

Dixie - San Diego, CA

"I'm an extreme newbie, so the biggest achievement was being inspired to dive in, and look at the world in terms of color and perspective. My breakthrough was seeing improvement, even in six weeks, which was unexpected."

Janis - Newberry, FL

"I would absolutely recommend this course to a friend. It is of very high, professional-level quality and really packed with terrific content. The pdf files are wonderful references and the demonstrations are invaluable. It is perfect for a beginner, because it takes you through the basics, but also has much to offer the seasoned painter. Melanie's encouraging, "can do" style feels empowering. I'll be watching the modules again and again."

Donna  - Kensington, MD

"You really cover so much, even more than in person.  Well worth the expense.  You are a wonderful teacher and communicator!  And Fearless Florals was an engaging, enjoyable and informative class."

Darlene - Huntsville, AL

"It’s so well laid out, easy to follow. I loved it."

Joanne - Dallas, TX

"I highly suggest anyone take this workshop. I am primarily an oil painter and it has helped me for that medium too."

Elizabeth - Collierville, TN

"It was very informative and you can do it at your own pace when you have time. There is a helpful FB group to ask questions."

Tanya - Boston, MA

"Melanie is generous with sharing her experience and knowledge and she has a good system of teaching. Watching her demos topped it off!  She is delightful!  She made the online course feel like it was live and would answer our questions on a live Facebook video. It was also neat to see everyone’s paintings they posted on our Fearless Florals Facebook page."

Billie - East Millcreek, UT

"You take the intimidation and stress away and leave the joy and flow of the creative enjoyment. I so much appreciate your sharing your enthusiasm and talent with your students.  Even just listening is an enrichment to my day."

Patricia - Birmingham, AL

"I have always painted just intuitively; I mix my own colors and do composition but just by what feels natural to me. I wasn't thinking about all of the things while I did it. In this class I have learned to think about everything. To think about where elements are in the composition of the panel, what colors make the palette lighter, darker, warmer, or cooler. To utilize the natural light of my space to determine where the light is coming from in my painting. I have also never painted from life before. I imagine what I have experienced in this class to be similar to the difference between playing music by ear and learning to read sheet music."

Ashley - Wenatchee, WA

"Well worth the cost and time! You will learn so much and your painting skills will grow and you’ll discover your personal style."

Shelley - Birmingham, AL

"Melanie gives great clear instructions that meet each individual artist where they are in skill level. I wish I would have taken this course much earlier in my painting endeavors! It has been great how Melanie has helped me grow in such a short amount of time."

Casey - Hattiesburg, MS

I thoroughly LOVED the color mixing exercise.  If I advance no further in my painting journey than having the tools to mix colors and understand how to knockback or create a plethora of greens, I’ve gotten my monies worth.  The palette set up, the three questions on mixing, and doing the small sketches also very helpful.  Steps and processes I’ve never known.  Oh, and how to make acrylic more like oil = PURE GOLD!!  I’ve always avoided acrylic paint because they simply didn’t behave like oil. This nugget has changed my painting forever. 

Deborah - Ooltewah, TN

"It's worth the investment. You learn so much and the online format is easy to follow. It's so nice to be able to go at your own pace and rewatch lessons when needed."

Ashley - Wenatchee, WA

"I am learning so much about color! It has enhanced how I see the world. It has even made me more confident picking out interior house paint colors. Melanie is easy to listen to, supportive and encouraging. With the addition of the private Facebook group, you can get questions answered along the way."

Kacy - Atlanta, GA

"Melanie is a wonderful teacher! She has clear and concise lessons that are enjoyable to watch. I really appreciated the weekly Q & A where she gave great helpful answers to questions, I hadn’t thought to ask. She was also quick to respond to questions in the Facebook group and very kind and encouraging."

Amanda - Columbus, OH

"This course has been WONDERFUL!!  It forced me to go back to square one with my learning and that has really re-booted my painting practice!"

Heather - Leawood, KS

"The course was wonderful!"

Jill - Mineola, NY

"The cost made me hesitate, but once I understood how much would be covered in the course, I realized it was a bargain. After taking the course, I knew the price was more than fair.  Thank you for this course. The way you explained and demonstrated everything made it an easy for me to understand. I appreciate your teaching style. It was warm, friendly, and fun."

Betty - Raleigh, NC

"This class taught me how to compose a painting, how to sketch it, how to mix colors, and how to paint loosely. I have not had much time to practice yet and I have a long way to go until I am happy with my work, but the whole process you taught has been a breakthrough for me."

Judy - Warrenton, VA

"I am enjoying the workshop online.  I have taken many of such workshops and I must say that yours is very well done.  I love the all the color mixing information.  It is probably the most helpful of any such instruction that I have had."

Elfie - Horseshoe Valley, Ontario, Canada

"This class is wonderful.  You set such a great tone - no stress, total support, and an "in this together" attitude; it's no surprise that the group camaraderie is what it is.  More than that, the format has been so helpful, at least for me.  A week between classes is perfect for painting over and over, getting a little looser and understanding a little more each time.  I feel so fortunate to have found you!

Wendy - Leesburg, VA

 

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Fearless Florals® has been built on years of teaching hundreds of students and I'm confident in the material presented. I want you to be very comfortable buying this class so I'm offering a 14 day money back guarantee. If you aren't happy with course you may receive a complete refund for up to 14 days after you purchase the course by sending me an email.