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The 20 Minute Artist™ Program

Everything you need to start an art practice in just four weeks!

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Do you long to make art but don't know where to start?

Overwhelmed by all the materials at the art store?

Can't find time to squeeze in making something?

I have just the art program for you! In this self paced program, I've laid out all the creative prompts, materials and instructions you need to get you jump started in a satisfying, soul-enriching art practice in just 20 minutes a day.Really! You can do this! You can have the art practice you've always dreamed of. I'm going to be your coach, your mentor and your guide as you start on this journey.

I've got a bundle of techniques and plenty of mojo to get you started. I've helped literally hundreds of people, just like you, find their creative energy and get to work.

What are you in store for?

Daily creative prompts right in your email inbox, every morning for four weeks.


Several hours of video lessons, paced so you can follow along. Each project is broken down into 20 minute (or less) sessions, or layers, that you can do every day or every other day. At the end of the course, you will have completed four beautiful paintings.


Project 1 - Wonderland with Stencils. Based on my Wonderland Series. You will create a vibrant, whimsical painting with transparent washes of color and stenciled shapes. This project includes eight layers.

Project 2 - Lost and Found. Create an amazing abstract painting by subtracting and adding shapes and colors. I'll take you through everything you need to know about creating with negative and positive shapes. This project includes seven layers.

Project 3 - Textural Landscape. Using materials you most likely already have, I'll take you through creating an amazing abstract landscape with texture. This project has six layers.

Project 4 - Abstraction from Chaos. Using your kitchen junk drawer, the top of your desk or maybe your jewelry box - I will give you all the information you need to create an abstract painting using your everyday surroundings. This project includes eight layers.

Three bonus projects!

  • Magic Marker Abstract
  • Kitchen Drawer Mixed Media
  • Abstract Paper Towel

A PDF user-friendly workbook with plenty of space to scribble notes in.

A private Facebook group to visit with your fellow students, ask questions and show your work (totally optional). I'll be in and out of the Facebook group a lot, so you can ask me questions too!

A #Slack community that gives you almost instant access to chat with your fellow students and me!

You will be invited to a Google hangout once a month with me and your fellow students in the program. I'll show new techniques, answer your questions and lots more!

What do students say about the program?

"Just a note to let you know how much I enjoyed the 20 Minute Artist program. It was really helpful to watch an episode, then follow along as I completed it. I learned a lot, gained some courage, and will be returning to the program often."

"Couldn't wait to return from vacation to begin The 20 Minute Artist series!"

Let's get started!


Your Instructor


Tesia Blackburn
Tesia Blackburn

I’ve been a working artist in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years. For the past 17 years I’ve been an educational consultant for Golden Artist Colors, my favorite paint. In that capacity I lecture and teach extensively throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond - including students from all over the world!

I have a BFA and an MA in painting as well as extensive training in printmaking.

My studio is in the old Naval Shipyard in San Francisco, home to the largest artist colony in the United States.

My book "Acrylic Painting with Passion", published by Northlight Publishers, is widely available. I also wrote a column for "Acrylic Artist" Magazine for two years.

For the past 25 plus years, I've been teaching art to people just like you. I know how hard it is to carve out time to create. I also know how satisfying it is, once you do it.

Get started in one of my online courses and feel your creativity soar!




Class Curriculum


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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does forever sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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