Created especially for COMPLETE beginner's
 all over the world!

Did your school teacher tell you that you were not artistic? Have you tried different painting styles but just don't get it? If the answer is yes, then you're in the right place! I felt that way once, that was before I was lucky enough to find Folk Art Painting back in the 90's while living in Australia. I've now been teaching for over 25 years. I love how Folk Art Painting changes lives, it helps with our mental health, nurtures our creativity, improves self-esteem, and creates calm. During the lockdown in 2020 I created this Progress NOT Perfection Folk Art Painting Course so I could share my skills far and wide. I think everyone should have the opportunity to try Folk Art Painting, it truly is my passion to let everyone know this art form exists. And so I have put together this very special package for beginners. It will give you everything you need to learn the foundation of Folk Art Painting skills in a very easy and affordable way. I hope you will give it a try.

What is Folk Art Painting?

Folk Art painting is different from other forms of painting in that you first learn how to paint mindful brushstrokes before learning how to combine those strokes to paint beautiful flowers, trees, butterflies and so much more. The Masterclass I have created for you will give you a complete foundation of all strokes and techniques of Folk Art Painting. Folk Art Painting has been around for hundreds of years, each European country has its own style of Folk Art Painting, it was known as the 'art of the untrained artist' and If you can say yes to the following then you can absolutely do this

I have patience to practice

I can write my name

I am ready for a creative, mindful hobby

Online Tutorials | Workbook | Art Supplies

I have broken The Progress NOT Perfection Course down into 12 modules. Each module focuses on learning a new stroke or technique and as we move through the modules you will reinforce the skills learnt in previous modules. The 12 modules will teach you the complete foundation of Folk Art Skills. Each week you will focus on ONE module. You will learn the 4 most common strokes the Comma, 'S', 'C' and Pivot strokes along with the technique of stippling to create topiary trees and teddy bears. The focus is always on Progress NOT Perfection and I guarantee you will be AMAZED at what you've achieved at the end of the 12 modules! Scroll through the images to see what you will learn.

Best thing I've done in years! I have never painted in my life but after just 2 weeks I have amazed myself with what I have produced. Highly recommended 5 stars all the way.


This is just a brilliant well thought out and put together course. It is so easy to understand and very encouraging. It is great value for money and the quality of the starter kit is fantastic. I highly recommend it as it’s for all abilities


I’m only halfway through this course safe to say I’m absolutely loving it the videos are very clear and concise feedback for submissions is very constructive and helpful and the whole group is friendly and willing to help with any problems you may have would thoroughly recommend


Loving this course. I am so pleased I chose to do this. I’m already on lesson 4 the video tutorials are great and the book helps navigate the course and is easy to follow with the tutorials. Getting feed back helps you to improve your strokes. Thanks Carol and Toni


I have been debating for months getting this course. I decided to give it ago, it really is as good as they claim, I have been improving steadily, and now feel fairly confident. If you are in any doubt if its right for you, I advise you get it, it won't dissapoint.


This is a very good course. All the materials are provided, there is plenty of help and encouragement and the projects are really pretty.


Support & Mindset is key!

There is nothing more frustrating when you are learning something new and you have questions but nowhere to ask them! You NEED to know whether you're on the right track or why you’re just ‘not getting it’ Without this support, you are much more likely to give up. That's why me and my assistant Toni provide personal feedback for each module.. 

But what has mindset got to do with learning Folk Art Painting? 

In my experience of teaching thousands of students, a change of mindset is VITAL to success. We will help you to create a personal 12-week plan to fit learning something new into your life style. In addition I will give you tools to deal with those negative mindsets along the way, I don't have time, I'm not artistic, I'm not good enough, or I'm too old to learn something new. Throughout the course, I address these mindsets so you can create calm, build self-esteem and enjoy learning something new!

The right tools for success!

As part of this very specially priced package I will provide you with a Workbook & Art Supplies Kit delivered completely FREE to your door!

It is one of my non-negotiables that all beginner students need to start with the same tools as me, this ensures you're not struggling to get results. You'll receive everything you need, exactly what you see me using in the online tutorials.  Specialist paints and brushes, transfer papers, and a stunning full-color workbook.

The right tools completely eliminate the frustration and ensure you have the best tools for creating beautiful artwork.

What would it be worth to you to have something in your life that creates calm, nurtures your creativity, and makes you feel happier? 
Folk Art Painting is like doing meditation with paint, it quietens the mind and relaxes you while the power of doing something creative builds your self-esteem and makes you feel great! The package I have put together for you is worth well in excess of £250, but for a limited time, you can purchase the WHOLE package for a fraction of what you would pay for a 1/2 day workshop with me! I cannot keep it at this crazy low price forever, so if you're ready to invest in yourself don't miss this opportunity!

Progress NOT Perfection Folk Art Painting Course





If you can say YES to the following you will LOVE this Course!

  • I am ready to let go of old stories and mindsets that tell me I'm not creative!
  • I am ready to COMMIT at least 2 hours per week to do something that will create calm, improve my self-esteem and make me feel happier
  • I am ready to take on board the Progress NOT Perfection mentorship that will allow me to relax and enjoy learning to paint

Christine Holmes - Australia

I am delighted with the course and really enjoying working through the contents at my own pace. I love that I can go over and over it and usually pick up something I missed.

Xenia Doualle - USA

The course I've been wating for! I have loved folk painted objects my whole life, and often tried to replicate those styles, but with mixed results. This is a perfect course for anyone who loves folk art, with amazing coaching along the way. Not only you learn painting, but perseverance and how to actually finish a project!

Paula Streger - USA

Doing the Beginner Progress NOT Perfection Course is honestly one of the best things I have ever done! The class is excellent! The support from Carol and Toni is unbelievable! The community they have formed has been a blessing! I have learned so much about painting but also about setting goals and finishing them! Thank you Carol and Toni! This has been life changing for me!