Are you itching to paint a childlike image (maybe even FOR a child? or for a children's book?) using the simplest of shapes and just water media? Then dive into "Le Cirque Maritime" ("The Sea Circus")! This adorable octopus was discovered in the "Character Doodles: How to Create From the Subconscious" class, which has been included in this course for your convenience!

What we'll be learning:
  • How to use watercolor crayons and ink pencils in the best possible way!
  • How to create a sense of depth by creating layers of color
  • Interesting ways of using both white and clear gesso to enhance our media
  • And so much more!

As a special treat, every video is filled with circus music from all over the world! While the course is verbal instruction in real time, there's a whole lot of fun and delightful circus tunes to keep you company as you paint along with me. Join us!

Hi, I’m Mary Ann Farley!


Welcome to Art and Soul School, and to this course, "Le Cirque Maritime." I've been an artist for over 20 years, having taught myself through classes very much like the classes you'll find here at Art and Soul School. But you know what? I always feel like a beginner.

We'll be working mostly in mixed media, but I'm always taking fun and crazy detours in my art journey, and I'll take you right along with me!

Want to learn how to paint looser? That's been my goal for awhile now--to break out of the constriction of the defined line, but "Le Cirque Maritime" is definitely an illustration, so shapes and lines will be fun and simple. All classes are for all levels, and you can always change your mind thanks to my 30-day guarantee.

Remember--your classes never expire! I'm so happy you're here at Art and Soul School. WELCOME.

photo of mary ann farley

This course is closed for enrollment.