An online artist community for creative souls to discover new techniques & get inspired. Art classes in how to paint in watercolor & more. Ready to stop putting your inner artist on the back burner and start investing in your creative self? You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

The Inspiration Place opened in January of 2013. Although there are over 18 different art classes, the only ones you will see for registration here are ones that students can join "at anytime." Popular classes (such as Mixed Media Madness and Painting with Words) are offered on a semester style basis which allows students to form tight bonds with one another as they go through the same material at the same time.
Most classes are only open to new members once or twice a year and the registration periods last just a week to limit promotional posts.
To be notified when another class opens, please join the wait list.
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"Your classes are all so wonderful - you’re a great teacher with an amazing ability to explain and show us how to achieve a beautiful result in our paintings. Whether it be landscape, flowers, pets or people it’s comforting to know there’s a great and patient instructor holding our hand and ready to answer all our questions and concerns. Thank you, Miriam, for giving us all the confidence to know we CAN do this!"

Patti Lee

Miriam you have made such a difference in my life. You inspired me to start painting again after my mother’s illness and death. Your lessons helped me grow and gain confidence. I never thought I would be selling my art or getting me art accepted into juried shows. I cannot thank YOU enough.

Audrey Witman

I am grateful to be here. I am so present in my life right now. I am shedding all my past grief and sorrow. I am letting go and letting in. Most especially, I am letting in the joy of painting and the joy that you Miriam exude towards other novice artists.

Valerie Macdonald

Miriam, I love your paintings and I’m grateful that your site came across my feed this past January. Thank you for helping me rediscover the JOY of creating something artistic and beautiful… for bringing a little bit of peace into my life, for giving me a chance to express myself for who I am.

Learning with you has opened up a new world for me. I like YOUR Classes the BEST . . . period. I stopped investing in any others because there is no comparison

Georgy R.

The fact that your online courses are forever courses is one of the many reason I would love to take [your courses]. I love your painting style, and the ease with which you teach. You describe what you are painting, the color mixes you are using and how you made them (and by showing your palette, I can see how you are mixing it). You explain how much or how little water you are using, making it much easier to follow you.

Nellie K.

I am taking your classes very seriously...I am such a perfectionist...I know very little about color theory, but YOU have taught me way to overcome all of this. I've never had a teacher teach technique with emotion, as well as with ways to help or encourage you to keep moving forward...Thank you.

Deb L.

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