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.

Open Enrollment Classes

Watercolor Secrets

Play these lessons over and over again as many times as you need to as you master watercolor painting in your home. ...

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Free Inspirational Art Journal eBook

Do you like to journal but get stuck for ideas? Are you curious about the best supplies? Would you like to learn ...

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Spirited Sunflowers

Perfectly capture the beauty of spirited sunflowers, bold blossoms and dramatic light with radiant watercolors! You w...

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Print Apprenticeship

Learn about all of the technology, the steps, and little tricks that I use for selling and creating prints. Reproduce...

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Registration Schedule

Mixed Media Madness

Discover all my secrets for creating mixed media art. Registration reopening 2020.

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Watercolor Portraits

I share everything I know and take you through the process step by step from choosing a photo that leads to a successful portrait to adding the finishing touches. Registration reopening 2019.

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Pet Portraits

Perfectly capture both man's best friend and the cat's meow with radiant watercolors! You will discover the secret to loose painting while still creating realistic fur and soulful eyes. Registration reopening 2019.

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Farm Animal Spirits

The first watercolor class for painting charming farm animals that will teach you how to draw the animals and how to make the painting process easier. Registration reopening 2020.

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The Inspired Insiders' Club

In The Inspired Insiders' Club, you get monthly sets of videos of me – in my studio, working on whatever project happens to be on my table, and explaining what I'm doing + WHY. You'll see me make mistakes (or happy little accidents)... and figure out how to fix them – or incorporate them in surprisingly cohesive ways!

Registration reopening Summer 2019

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Tonalism is an oil painting course taught by guest teacher Jan Schmuckal. For more information and to be added to the waitlist, >> click here.

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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Unlocking Your Style Ebook

“Unlocking Your Style Ebook” is now available through a beautiful, user-friendly, downloadable 53-page PDF.  

The ebook program includes thirty unique exercises, creative resources and enough inspiration to either keep you busy for a monthly intensive or can be spread out weekly for a year. It’s all up to you!


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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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