Programs and Courses

When we create freely, like kids do, we experience pleasure, satisfaction, deep calm and joy. 
The more we create, the stronger the inner calm and joy becomes.
Instead of getting frustrated, tense and upset with daily challenges, we can stay happy and find creative solutions.

"I am having so much fun creating with your methods. I am a frustrated abstract painter.
Your ways of painting on fabric are giving me so much joy and happiness." 

Diane Williams about "Hand painted Art Tops, Happiness and Joy" Course

"I always thought that your art must be complicated and involved.
But your concept is so simple. It's brilliant!"
Michelle B.

Courses and Programs are online.
Take them from the convenience of your home - with 24/7 access, private Facebook community and Zoom support.

Private Studio Days are in-person at my Studio in Austin, Texas, USA.

Private Studio Day(s) with Monika  
in person

Spend a magical day or days with Monika in person at her Studio in Austin, Texas, USA!

If you are a beginner, the "Private Studio Day" sets you up for creating fabulous pieces on your own with confidence and delight.

If you have already taken the Course Program, are an advanced creative, or are a designer, the Private Studio Day fast tracks you on adding exciting new techniques and styles to your repertoire.

Available for individuals and for 2-3 friends at the same time.

It's an exquisite way to celebrate yourself, to celebrate milestones and to have long lasting joy-filled memories with friends or family.

Contact Monika with your name and phone number to set up a chat to see if this in person option fits your desires.

What Clients are saying:

"Monika, what you are offering is something so special. I haven't seen anything like it. I must say I quite enjoy the freedom to splash paint freely. It took me out of my comfort zone. It is quite liberating."  Lindsay Cash

"I always thought that your art must be complicated and involved. But your concept is so simple. It's brilliant!" Michelle B

"Been watching your videos all evening! Sooo many ideas........The videos are excellent!  I used to evaluate teachers for UT (University of Texas). I can tell you were a teacher. Very organized and concise.
With so many courses I feel like I wasted my time and money. 
I am loving your course!" Rae Dollard, Jeweler

"I am enjoying myself greatly! The painting lessons are really inspiring. It is truly fun, joyful and relaxing to watch you paint. Thank you so much for sharing your skills, knowledge and creativity with us!" Diane Williams, Photographer

"The lessons are great, instructions are clear and as a retired teacher myself that counts for a lot!  What fun!" Sunne Rakowitz

"Monika, this is fantastic! You are a natural teacher. Enthusiastic  and patient. Love it! I also love the way you are emphasizing the healing and calming effects of the joy of creating" Lyn Belisle

"Monika’s online course has me in my studio making art and having fun! Using fabric paints with her methods is a lot quicker than the dyeing procedures I usually go through. Here you get instant joy and gratification at what you’ve created!
The videos are well done. They are short and to the point. They are well executed, giving you lots of opportunity to try things in short amounts of time as you move through the course."
 Linda Thompson

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Make this 1 piece vest - and other fun pieces. It's FREE

This Drama vest - and other fast and fabulous pieces - are in the free online "Joy of Creating with Fabrics".

It's a compilation of individual short, fun projects.
You can make them within minutes to less than an hour.

Even beginners can feel like great designers.