Are the videos subtitled?
Yes, the videos come with English subtitles, which you can switch ON or OFF. I am not a native English speaker, but my students usually understand me clearly. If you find my accent too strong, you can always turn English subtitles ON in the video demonstrations in the course.
How does the payment plan work?
If you opt for the payment plan you will only be charged $183 today. After 30 days you'll be charged another $183, after another 30 days, you’ll be charged your third and final payment of $183. When your first payment processes, you will receive immediate access to Modules 1, 2 & 3. After your second payment processes you'll receive access to Modules 4 & 5. After the third payment, you'll receive access to Modules 6, 7 & 8. This schedule is created to give you adequate time to watch the lessons, do the exercises and absorb new material without being overwhelmed by the vast course content. Please note: if at any time you want to pay out your remaining invoice and access all the material at once, just send me an email!
When does this course begin and end?
The Gouache Mastery starts as soon as you complete your purchase! Shortly after your transaction is processed, you will receive an email with your login details, which you can use to access the course content immediately. This program is fully self-paced so there is no rush and no right or wrong amount of time to complete the course, because you have ONE YEAR ACCESS to the course!
Can I download the videos to my own computer?
No, the video tutorials are streamed, but as long as you have a high-speed internet connection, you can go through the lessons as many times as you would like to.
Will I get feedback on my paintings directly from Lena?
This is a SELF-STUDY course. Even though I am active in the course community, I cannot guarantee that I can give you individual feedback on the paintings you upload. You will be able to share and publish the work you create during the course with other students and communicate with them in the discussion section of the course.
What supplies will I need to take the course?
To take this course you will need a wide palette of colors of traditional gouache, an airtight storage palette for your paints, a mixing tray, a few acrylic brushes and a quality hot pressed 9 x 12 inches watercolor paper pad. A detailed list of materials will be provided in the Welcome Module.
Do I have to be able to draw to take this course?
Absolutely not! There is an entire module on drawing in this course. In fact, the less you know about drawing the easier it will be for you to start drawing using the drawing technique Lena teaches.
Can I take this course using another medium?
You can. My focus is to teach you the basic fundamentals: drawing, use of color, shapes, value and simplification. These fundamentals can be applied to any other opaque painting medium like oil, acrylics or pastels, but every painting medium has unique characteristics and requires a specific approach. For example, oils dry slowly and cannot be applied in layers like gouache or acrylics. Acrylics dry fast, but unlike gouache they dry permanently, which doesn’t allow you to soften edges in your painting like you can with gouache. So, if you want to take this course using a medium other than gouache, you have to be familiar with the medium and know its limitations. All the demonstrations in the course will be done in gouache. I will not explain how to use other painting mediums.
Do you have a refund policy?
I am confident that if you follow the steps outlined in this course, you will see amazing results. Having said that, I offer a 3-day refund period for all purchases of Gouache Mastery in 8 Weeks.
This refund policy is designed to give you 3 days to walk through the content of the course and decide if this course is for you. If you decide you don’t want to take the course, let me know before the end of the third day after the purchase and I will issue a 100% refund.