Brave Art Academy
Painting classes & drawing classes: Abstract,
mixed media, gelli plate printing,
Inspiring painting classes
Watch my step-by-step process in easy to follow video lessons, that you can watch whenever you like, as often as you want.
Our Brave Art community
Once you’ve enrolled one of the classes, you’re a member of the community and you can share your results with fellow students.
Brave Art coaching
I’m happy to announce Brave Art Coaching in online one-on-one sessions. Click here to send in your inquiry.
Learn to paint from your home
Painting is a wonderful way to express yourself, especially in hard times. It could help you to bring more balance in your life, overcome issues, get outside your mind and meet some new parts of your soul. O, and did I say that painting is big fun?
Abstract, mixed media, gelli plate printing and drawing classes
Sometimes it is time to turn inside and see what’s there for you. For me, it’s a surprise every time! Do you want to unravel your artistic secrets? Join one of my classes!
Flowers & Patterns
In this brand new class you’ll create a wonderful patterned background and you’ll study your favorite flower. Especially for those of you who want to develop pattern designing skills and who want to learn more about drawing and painting flowers. Is it difficult? No, I’ll be teaching you several skills to get to know any flower!
Official Launch Date: 1st of January, 2023
Integrate art in your daily life
Do you remember, when you were a child, you used to draw and paint? No matter what, you just did it! And now, you feel that somewhere on the way you’ve lost that magical feeling of creating? Do you want to be in touch with your creative part again and embrace the joy of painting? Just start now!
Online classes in short
Each class contains around 3 hours of HD video content, in which I’ll show you my process, from start to finish. The video lessons are easily accessible on our school’s website with a friendly interface.
Work at your own pace
Once you enrolled a class, you can work at your own pace. The full class is available right away.
Yes! Each class comes with a PDF-workbook including inspiring exercises, inspiring images and background information
Watch the classes when and where you want, as often as you wish!
Interaction with teacher & students
Anytime, you can ask me questions and will receive feedback from me and other students in the classroom. Here, you can post your results, get feedback and tips from fellow students.
Creating art is a wonderful journey
In 2017 we came up with the idea to start an online school. We wanted to visit idyllic places to record our art classes. Anthony as a photographer of landscapes, Luz as an artist and content creator, turned out to be a magical team. Even when the world stood still and traveling was almost impossible, we moved on and discovered that our art journey was also an inner journey. In 2022 we were happy to get out to see the world in our classic Hymer. In April 2023 we continue our brave art journey! You can follow our adventures and the creations that we make whilst on the road on YouTube.
Marloes Bloedjes alias Luz is an artist and art teacher living in The Netherlands, creating colourful, abstract paintings and mixed media artworks. She enjoys long walks in nature, traveling, having good conversations and is a cat lover. Her painting process starts often with carefully feeling the right colour. She mixes her impressions of daily life with images she finds in her inner world.
There’s a series of 3 mixed media classes: Pattern Playing, Fantasy Flowers and Mixed Media Angels. In these classes you’ll be working with acrylic paint combined with paper, fabrics, markers, etc..
Abstract art classes
In the class ‘Beyond Colour Fields’ we focus on colour, composition and printing techniques. For this class our main material is acrylic paint
Classes on location
In these classes I am showing you my process working (partly) on location. So, If you like being in nature and you want to challenge yourself: paint trees, flowers and landscapes with me!
What our students say about our painting classes:
“The online class ‘Flowers & Patterns’ is my first experience with taking online painting lessons. I initially thought this wasn’t for me, but I wanted to try it anyway. And I liked it so much!
I found the structure of the lessons very clear, Luz explains all the steps very well and demonstrates everything perfectly clear in the videos. This makes it possible to paint / draw a beautiful flower and patterns for yourself and to combine them into an integrated art piece. I think the new online classroom is a great platform to share feedback, questions, tips and progress with each other. This is my result and I’m very happy with it!“
“I enrolled in the Pattern Playing course at Luz.Artworks. I watched the full set of videos, then went to gather all my supplies and got to work. This course was so inspiring that I could not stop working at, or dreaming about, my art pieces for three days straight! Luz is an excellent teacher and I found her so aligned with my thinking – “it’s all about the process” and “know when to stop if it doesn’t add to the piece”!
The course and workbook were so clear, of high quality, and so inspiring. Next time I will work with more muted colours and will work more on developing my patterns, although I was still very happy with my results. 😊 Thank you Luz.”
New class out now:
An Introduction to Art Journaling
Much requested… and now, it’s there: the first class about it! Art journaling is a great opportunity to develope your art and get in contact with the artist in you. There will be many more Art Journaling classes, in which you’ll learn every aspect of Art Journaling: how to start your own art journal, how to build rich pages in many themes, how to set goals, how to integrate your daily life in your work and so much more!
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn everything about our painting classes!
Online painting classes, how does it work?
Most classes contain around 3 hours of HD video content, in which I’ll show you my process step by step, from start to finish. The video lessons are easily accessible on our school’s website with a friendly interface. You have unlimited acces to the class and the ability to watch the course at your own pace, when and where you want, as often as you wish!
What device or operating system do I need to follow your painting classes?
My courses can be followed with any internet browser on your computer (Mac and PC) and portable devices, like your smartphone or tablet (iOS and Android). You should have a good internet connection. If you can watch video’s on YouTube, Vimeo or other social media then you’re good to go!
Which art supplies do I need?
On each course page you’ll find a tab with ‘Materials’. If you open this tab, you’ll find both the required and optional materials you need for this particular class.
in which language can I follow your classes?
All my classes are available in English. Some classes are also available in Dutch.
Does the painting class come with a workbook?
Yes! Each class comes with a PDF-workbook including inspiring exercises, inspiring images and background information.
Do I need to have experience with painting or mixed-media?
Most of my classes are suitable for all art levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist. Everything will be explained step by step. Being open and eager to learn are more important than the level you’re at!
Are children able to follow these classes?
Although the classes are not especially created for kids, they will definitely be able to follow the lessons with the help of a (grand)parent.
When I’m a student in your painting class, will I get personal attention from you?
Absolutely! You can ask me questions and will receive feedback from me and other students. How? When you enroll in a class, you’ll automatically enter a designated private Classroom, where you can post your results, get feedback and tips from other students and of course myself. In absolute privacy of course, because we don’t share your data.
Get personal art coaching
Talk about your art process and your challenges with Luz in one on one online sessions.
Fill in the form in this section, leave a brief note with your situation/request and I’ll contact you a.s.a.p.