Hand Painted Art Tops, Happiness and Joy

A fabulous SHORTCUT to creating and wearing those Happy Art Tops that you have been admiring. Simple, unconventional Methods. Stunning Results.

Online Program with live Zoom sessions and private Facebook Club support.

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Live your life with passion and joy.
Dress the way that makes you happy and lit up.
Create with child-like awe that opens your heart and nourishes your soul.

You are born with abundant creativity and joy.
It is yearning to be fully explored and expressed.

Wearing beautiful, happy clothes and making time to create to your heart's delight are not luxuries.
They are a necessity for your well-being.

There is now a plethora of impressive scientific research that proves both:
1. what you wear strongly affects your emotional, mental and physical well-being.
2. creating with the hands also strongly affects your emotional, mental and physical well-being.

Most of us know the above to be true from personal experiences.

Yet - so often we feel guilty to actually invest some time and money into what brings us joy and makes us feel good.

We judge the object - clothes and creating - as frivolous or selfish, and miss out on the outcome: 

joy, fulfillment and feeling radiant and alive.

That guilt usually results in settling for the known "comfort" zone.
Except, it is not that comfortable.
It leaves a continued nudging and even yearning in the heart and soul for "more".
The abundant creativity and joy that we are born with is longing to be lived.

Give yourself permission to go for your joy!
And fully embrace that vibrant being inside.

Happy Clothes - Happy YOU

You know how some things that you wear make you feel blah, others you feel o.k. in, some you feel good in - and there might be a few where you literally light up from the inside.

When you light up, your voice is stronger, your eyes shine, you stand taller, you smile and you are happy.

That affects everyone around you.
Just watch how they too light up, when they see you.

Splash paint freely. It naturally increases your joy.

When you create with the hands, like you did as a kid, the brain switches into the pleasure giving center

You experience delicious joy, satisfaction and calm.

The more you create, the stronger the connections for inner joy and calm become in the brain. 

When you are happy from inside, you feel peacefully strong from your core.
Instead of getting frustrated and rattled with daily challenges, and an outer world that is going bonkers, you can stay calm and find creative solutions.

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If you are here, it's most likely that 

  •  you have been desiring to make those happy tops.
    But you thought that it would be too complicated or involved.
    I don't like complicated or lengthy processes either.
    My methods are super simple, fun and fast.
    So even as a beginner you can feel like accomplished designer.
  • you want to wear beautiful, happy tops.
    But they are expensive in boutiques.
    You can make them for a fraction of the retail price. Yay!
  • you want to have more inner joy and calm in your life.
    So that, regardless of outer circumstances, you can stay balanced and happy inside. While wearing an increasingly happy wardrobe.
  • you want to go from feeling restless, overwhelmed, lonely, depressed or anxious to feeling in charge, happy from inside and peacefully strong.
    Without having to twist your body into a bretzel or force yourself to sit still.
    You want to have fun instead!

If you are a seasoned creative, or if you have never splashed paint freely for the pure joy of it, or you have never created anything - YAY! - it's great you are here!

I invite you to let your Inner Creative roar!

"It's brilliant!"

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

"It is quite liberating!"

"Monika, what you are offering is something very special.

I haven't seen anything like it.

I must say, I quite enjoy splashing paint freely.
It took me out of my comfort zone.
It is quite liberating!"
Lindsay Cash

Fun - Fabulous - Fast.

  • Fun painting methods.
    They are simple and playful. Neither my clients nor I have seen the methods anywhere else.
  • Fabulous, high-end looking tops and tunics. 
    So you can feel happy, strong and radiant in everyday life.
  • Fast results.
    The methods and patterns are faster than traditional ones.
  • Super simple patterns for my flattering Signature styles.
    They are so easy and fun, you can make them in your sleep.
    But - oh my - do they put a swing into your step!

        Create Joy "on Demand"    

Life these days can be quite nutty. 
It can frustrate the heck out of us and feel that it's just too much with the constant bombardment of fear.

I show you HOW you can use both: creating with the hands and the way you select happy clothes to wear, as your personal Power Tools to feel the way you want to. 

You can then create "Joy on demand" in your everyday life.

Instant JOY:

You paint 3 tops in your first half hour of course videos.
Even if you have never painted clothes before!

Your joy and happiness meter shoots up.
And your confidence gets a major boost.
Right out of the gate.

The secret sauce are my unconventional, fun painting methods. 

They only take a fraction of the time it would take with traditional methods.

You do have permission for creative "ME-TIME"

Leave inertia or guilt, or any "good reasons why not to do what makes you happy",  in the dust.

Create with total FREEDOM from deep inside your heart and soul.

Often, when we create we focus on WHAT to create.
However, total freedom happens when we pay attention to HOW we create.

I guide you to cultivate a habit of creating from deep inside your heart and soul.

You can then create with a quiet passion that is all encompassing.
That's where YOUR magic happens.

Hello there, I am Monika Astara, your guide on this fabulous journey.

"You have no creative bone in your body!  
God must have been asleep when He created you!"  

That's what my art teacher told me for 6 years.

If you've heard similar things - kick those debilitating lies out!

I am living proof that lies from people, who wanted you to fit into their tiny boxes, don't have to continue to cripple your inner joy.
Nor your natural urge to fully live your passion. No matter how "small" or "big" it is.

Despite my teacher's dire assessment of my creativity, I have been a successful full time artist and wearable art designer since 1987.

The Monika Astara creations have been selling in:
high-end boutiques, galleries, retreats, in person at my studio, online and for 13 years also in my own boutique at the Hot Springs Resort in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
I have dressed women for daily life, their jobs, high ticket galas and presidential inaugurations.

I have played with thousands of women to use clothes and jewelry as tools to light up and totally be the radiant beings they truly are.

From the very beginning I have always come up with my own unconventional methods. They produce what boutique owners call "high-end stunning looking pieces."
Women call them their "happy clothes".

If I can do it - so can you!

With this Course Program you start where I am after 37 years.
It saves you tons of money and time.

You are in safe hands

Engaging creatively, assisting women to light up and teaching are my lifelong passions.
I have played with thousands of women 1:1 and in small groups for 37 years.

My extensive German teacher training and experience* comes in handy to teach you with easy-to-follow SHORT videos with instant gratifications. 

*I have taught in public schools and community colleges in Germany.
I taught all the subjects needed for a GED in a prison in Germany where students had no books.
There were no computers, no copy machines at the time.
So I had to be creative in my teaching for the inmate students to graduate.

In the USA I have taught in a community college, on an online art platform and now teach on my own online course platform and in my studio in Austin, Texas, USA. 

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Please, note:

Originally this program was called "The Ultimate Pattern and Painting Party".

After feedback from participants, it was re-named into "Hand Painted Art Tops, Happiness and Joy".

"This is fantastic!"

"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, artist and international art instructor

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Exciting details of what you get 

1. You have a front row seat for over 9 beautiful hours of clear, playful videos - delivered in short, bite sized bits.
With instant gratifications.

You look over my shoulder.
With a clear view of every detail of the step by step demonstrations for: 

-  the 6 painting elements of the  Signature "Fast and Fabulous" method.
   You can create hundreds of designs with them.

- the Monika Astara brand 4 Signature painting methods, their variations - and how to combine them.
   I have painted thousands of designs with these methods - and so can you!

- We use each painting method and the different elements. As well as combinations of all of them. On both top styles.
   You select how many tops you want to paint and make.

-  pattern templates for the Monika Astara brand's flattering 2 Signature styles.
   In all of the Monika Astara brand sizes.

- how to do several more gorgeous styles from each of the Signature styles.
   You end up with pattern templates for 8 flattering tops and tunics.
   All of them are super simple 2 seam patterns.  
   You can keep yourself in comfort and style for life.

- Several "Analyze me" videos - analyzing Monika's original paint designs.
   So you can recreate them for your personal use - or use them as inspiration.

- relaxed step by step sewing videos for both Signature top styles, different neck finishes and pocket finishes.

2.) PDFs for a beautiful "Treasure Chest" - aka a Course Reference and Paint Inspiration Book.
It will inspire and serve you for a lifetime.

3.) Bonuses: 
- pattern templates for the 3 Monika Astara Signature pockets.
- pattern templates for the Monika Astara separate Signature collar.
- Drama Vest pattern - and how to wear it 6 ways
- several paint designs for the Drama Vest
- painting the Sunshine design on European linen - in one of the style variations
- 3 pages of resources for materials, paints etc.
- a wholesale module if you want to turn your creations into a business.

4.) You get all future updates for FREE.
     And you can attend future versions of the program and live Zoom sessions for free.

5.)  You are supported by me, Monika, with live Zoom sessions.
 You get inspiration and support in our private Facebook Club for however long the Program exists.  

 YES - you get a LOT.

In this  SHORTCUT program you get MORE painting methods and MORE styles than with traditional workshops.  

That's because the methods and patterns are super simple and fast. You can make a LOT MORE in a lot LESS TIME.

Which also means: 
you get a LOT MORE bang for your buck.   

More client love - aka testimonials

"Every night I get home exhausted.
I started watching the videos.

They are so joyful and relaxing.
Instead of going to bed with worries, I now go to bed relaxed."

Mary Jane

"I am binge-watching your videos. 
So fun and so many ideas!
The videos are well done......each step is clearly demonstrated...I am loving this!"

Rae Dollard

Imagine how awesome this is:

  •  you wear clothes that light you up from inside.
    You feel happy, confident and like you can do anything.
  • You let that inner creative roar with joy. And you splash paint freely - just like you did as a child. And you get stunning results.
    Even if you think you are not creative.
  • you have delicious inner joy and happiness - without having to force yourself to sit still in meditation or huff and puff in a gym.
  • you have simple, fun tools that allow you to create joy and happiness "on demand".
    Often within just a few minutes.

You can have it ALL!  

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You'd love to create happy tops, but you think it looks too complicated?  

Not at all! 
It's the opposite.

There is
- no messy mixing of dyes,
- no endless rinsing and washing that makes you cringe and you don't even start.
- no complicated processes that test your patience.
- no multiple pattern pieces that are like frustrating puzzles.  

You get what your heart desires:

- fun, unconventional methods and patterns that are faster than traditional ones.
- one piece patterns that are so simple, you can make the tops in your sleep.
- you can create high-end looking, super comfortable tops that make you feel beautiful, radiant and alive.

This Program serves you for life.

You can create endless paint designs on a variety of styles.

I have created thousands of paint designs with these methods.

And over 30 styles with the pattern templates. And so can YOU!

You can use this Program as your creative guide and inspirer for your whole life.

It allows you to keep your inner strength and joy alive - while wearing happy clothes.

Instant "Joy Kit"

I show you how to have a "Joy Kit" ready.

You can create beautiful things on a whim within just a FEW MINUTES.

you create briefly between dinner and settling in for a cozy evening.
And you have something fun to wear in the morning.

Who benefits from this Program?

  • Advanced creatives - you add exciting new techniques and looks to your tool box. 
  • Beginner creatives - you can feel like accomplished designers with these methods and patterns. 
  • Quilters - create your own Signature Fabrics - and wear your own happy tops when you make your quilts. 
  •  Professionals - create Signature looks that make you happy, memorable and stand out from the crowd. 
  •  Dye hard fans - you can use these methods with your dyes. 
  •  Stressed professionals - you can relax and enjoy yourself - without having to meditate or workout at a gym. 
  • Those who love to create - you will have a blast with these methods - and with wearing your fabulous happy clothes. 
  •  Those who think they are not creative - but would love to create: it can be your ticket to creative freedom. 
  •  Retirees - satisfy your soul's creative yearning - create and wear those tops that spark your inner light. It's the best "medicine" for feeling whole and healthy.

"It's so simple!"

"It's so simple! It's brilliant."
Priti B.

"..so much joy and happiness!"

"I am a frustrated abstract painter.
Monika's ways of painting on fabric are so much fun.
It is giving me so much joy and happiness."
Diane Williams

You'd love to create, but you think you are not creative?

It's a myth.
We are born creative. Just watch kids play.

Diane (in the photo) had argued with me for an hour and half that  she wasn't creative.

It took 2 minutes to show Diane one of the the "Fast and Fabulous" techniques. She then turned her throw-away T-shirt into a fantastic art shirt within 5 minutes.

Go for your JOY!

P.S. - I used to think I wasn't creative

Even though I had been creating all my life, had been selling to top wearable art boutiques, had thousands of people tell me how creative I was - I didn't believe it.

What I do is so natural and  easy for me that I thought any kid can do this.

Meanwhile I realized that's exactly where our creative genius is:
when it's so easy that it seems like child's play.

It's most likely the same for you.

I have seen it in many people.
They are absolutely original and great in their creative expression.
 But because it doesn't match their "idea" of what it means to be creative, they dismiss it.

It  could be the same for you. 
Join me and discover the joy of creating freely.

 "...so simple and playful..."

"Even though these tops look like pieces of art that would be difficult to do - they are so simple and playful to make."
Karla M. 

Are you time stressed? Impatient?
Can't sit still for meditation?

Then this program might be your answer for being relaxed and happy.
You can literally paint a piece of clothing, a bag or a shawl etc. in just a few minutes in the evening - and wear it the next morning.

It resets your brain and recharges your batteries in ways that are fun and highly gratifying.

Plus: you have beautiful clothes that you can see, touch and wear for many years to come.

Where do you wear these tops - and the bonus vest?


-  grocery shopping
- at the office
- for appointments
- shining on Zoom
- watching movies while lying on your sofa
- relaxing at home
- for gatherings and parties
- out for dinner
- special occasions
- Saturday morning coffee out
- going for walks
- reading a book ......

These clothes are just as comfortable as T-shirts.  
But they jazz up those leggings, put a happy smile on your face and a swing into your hips. 

"Even Netflix is better when....."

"...and I swear even Netflix is better, when I watch it in one of my tops."
Karla M.

Save mega $$$$ and Save Time

1.) Art tops retail for several hundreds of dollars a piece.
Monika Astara tops retail for $ 222.- to 396.-.
You make them for a fraction of that cost.

Have fun and make them as gifts - you save $$$ on buying gifts.
And you see your special friends flip out with joy!

2) With this course, you start where I am at after 37 years. 
I have made well over 10 000 hand painted tops. Always refining the methods and coming up with more and more ways to create art tops that you will not see anywhere else.

This program saves you tons of time and mega dollars trying to figure it out on  your own.

3) the methods are faster than traditional ones.

You create gorgeous pieces in a fraction of the time that traditional methods and patterns would take.

Wear your Art

When you create art on paper or canvas, it often gets stuffed into drawers or a closet.

When you make art that you can wear, you sprinkle joy wherever you go.

More ways you can use what you learn:

  • Paint custom fabrics for your quilting or home decor.
  • Use your fabric stash to cut and sew a top after lunch and wear it for coffee with the girls an hour later! 
  • Paint on existing clothes, pieces of fabrics, T-shirts, shawls, pillow cases, tote bags etc..  It gives you delicious joy and instant gratifications within just a few  minutes.
    Those items make treasured gifts.
  • Paint papers and fabric pieces for your mixed media art.
  • Paint fabric or canvas for wall art.
  • Take detail photos of your painted designs. Have them printed on canvas - or print them on paper. It makes amazing wall art.


"Here you get instant joy and gratification at what you’ve created!" 

"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.

The course is suited for the beginner as well as those who are experienced in surface design.
If you are hesitating to take the course I can only say 'Jump right in'. "

Linda Thompson, wearable art designer, in one of her first tops she created, using one of my fast and fabulous "Shibori" techniques.  
With the help of the bonus wholesale module, Linda's creations have been featured in the prestigious Santa Fe Weaving Gallery.

 FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions:

You have immediate access to the whole course after signing up for it.  
You can log on 24/7.
You can review the lessons as often as you want and whenever it suits you- whether you are in your PJs, dressed up or in your birth suit!

The Course stays online indefinitely. Meaning: for however long I am alive or have this platform.

You are not alone and isolated. You are connected to your Course mates and Monika in our private Facebook Club and with Zoom meetings - during and indefinitely after the Course.
You can also reach Monika by email.

Neither my clients nor I have seen anything like this program.
1.) you get the proprietary painting methods for the Signature designs of the Monika Astara brand that sells in high-end boutiques and galleriesThe methods are not available anywhere else.

2.)You get the templates for Monika Astara's Signature top selling styles.  
The Joy and the Alison styles. In all of the 4 brand sizes. 

3.) You get variations on each style - so you have 10 styles you can create for years to come.

4.)Both - the methods and patterns are fun and faster than traditional ones - saving you lots of time. 
Those fast methods are conducive to creating awesome pieces in just short pockets of time. 

5.) This course also focuses on creating joy and happiness while making stunning, yet comfortable and flattering pieces of clothing. It allows you to cultivate deep inner joy and calm so that - in the midst of outer disturbances - you can stay joyful, strong and find creative solutions.

It is fun to take courses in person.
 - But they are limited to a few hours or a few days.
- Then you are on you own.
- You have to rely on memory and maybe some notes.  
- Often the courses you'd love to take are in another location or country.
- Expenses for travel, accommodations and meals add up pretty fast.    

With online courses
- you get tremendous value for your dollars with online courses.
- you are virtually taken into the artist's studio.
- you create alongside the artist in the comfort of your home,  at your own pace, with a clear view of each step.
- you can revisit your course over and over. You can play and pause whenever and however it suits you.  
- you save $$$$$ by not needing gas/plane tickets, overnight accommodations, eating out etc...
- you can create in short time periods that fit into your regular schedule.
-  you are supported by me, Monika, and course mates with Zoom and in the private Facebook Group indefinitely.
you have indefinite access to the course.
- Plus you get great bonuses. 

All the information about this comprehensive, unconventional and playful Course is on this page.
And I would love to talk with you if you have any concerns or questions. 
Just call me at 512 - 470 2553 CST.
I want people who join the Program - and myself - to be happy. So you can be assured that I will not talk you into it.

Like with any course or program, the results you get are in your hands.
If you participate and create, you get fun tops!
And if you have questions - we have live Zoom sessions for them and the private Facebook Club.
You are supported!

If, what you read on this page, makes your heart beat a bit faster - and you wish you would or could, "if only........" (whatever that if is), then it's a pretty clear indication that it's for you.

Follow your heart - and reap the benefits of having ways to build continued inner calm, joy and happy tops for many years to come.

You can pay in full $1,297.- (you save!)
2 monthly payments of $675.-
3 monthly payments of $460.-.

If you want a payment plan for the VIP option of $2,697.-, please contact me or call me at 512 - 470 2553 CST (Austin, USA).

You will need a sewing machine and preferably also a serger/overlock machine.
If you buy one, I recommend the Brother 1034D.
It's my favorite model. It's a work horse and is only around $270.- to 290.- with shipping.
 (I do not get any money or benefits from recommending it.)

Fabrics. Threads. Scissors.
Dye-Na-Flow fabric paints and a few other materials that are given in the course.

A table to cut out and paint on. It is ideal to have a studio with a larger table - like 4'x8' or 4'x6'
Or have the option to set one up in a garage or (covered) patio.

However, it can be done on a dining room table.
We go over specifics in the course.
If you have questions or concerns, contact me or call me and we'll have a chat: 512 - 470 2553.

It's just a way for you to find out if the course is a good fit for you at this time.
Then both of us are happy if you decide to join.

Absolutely. All of the course content is optimized for computer and mobile devices.

Not at all.
It's great to attend Zoom sessions live - but they are also recorded and you get replays.

The course program itself is fully recorded. You have 24/7 access - you can create, watch, review day or night - any time you want.

Some course clients use the program as their personal "therapy": they watch it after hard days because it makes them happy. 
And instead of going to bed exhausted and with  worries, they can go to sleep with happy thoughts afterwards.

You get a total of 10 modules. 8 modules have over 9 hours of short and easy to consume videos that give you instant gratifications at every step.

This program would be the equivalent of at least 10 full days of live courses with traditional methods.
However - with the Monika Astara methods and patterns you get high-end stunning results a lot faster. 
Saving you lots of time. So you have fun wearing more finished pieces much faster.

Since the methods and patterns are so simple, you also get more style options and more painting methods than with traditional courses. Meaning, you get more bang for your buck.

You also get
- 2 bonus modules.
- Over 50 PDFs for your "Treasure Chest" aka Course reference and inspiration ring binder.
- You have indefinite access to the program 24/7.
- Private Facebook Club where you get support and can engage with Monika and your course mates indefinitely.
- 4 live Zoom sessions with Monika and course mates over 10 weeks.
- Zoom sessions indefinitely after the course - depending on requests.
- You can attend current and all future Zoom sessions.
- You get all possible future updates for free.

Not at all. However it can be fun and beneficial to interact and share with course mates.
The Club is private. Only you and course mates see what's going on inside.
We also have Zoom sessions that you can participate in.
I will also send out periodic emails, so you can catch up with what's going on.

Absolutely! I am in the private Facebook Club, I will have 4 (or more) Zoom sessions with you and your course mates - and you can reach me by email, if you are not in the Facebook group.
You are taken care of!
You can also attend future Zoom sessions whenever the Course opens.

USD - US dollars. However, your bank will automatically convert it to your local currency once the charge goes through.

- You can post them in our private Facebook Club. I will answer them. It will benefit the others, too.
- Or ask the questions in our Zoom sessions.
- If you are not on FB or Zoom, email me at Monika@MonikaAstara.com.
You are taken care of!

Be part of spreading joy around the world.

When women create and wear things that make them feel beautiful, they love themselves the way they ARE NOW. 
They are happy from deep inside - and radiate it out.

That affects everyone around them - their family, friends, co-workers, the clerk at the grocery shop.....

It makes the world a happier place - one woman at a time.

 Be another woman who is happy, feels beautiful and spreads joy into the world!

You are a great fit for this program, if:

- you want to let loose in fun, new ways,
- you desire to paint freely without fear of making mistakes.
- you want to be bathed in joy and appreciation for yourself and your ability to create.
Even if you think that you are not creative.
- you long to experience and cultivate joy and calm from deep inside.  
- you desire to wear fabulous tops, that make you feel happy and strong in everyday life.
- you are excited to add fresh new looks to your repertoire.
- you just want to go for it and create to your heart's delight.
- you want delicious ME-time that nurtures and builds inner joy and calm - and gives you happy things to wear and give as gifts for years to come.

   Joy tunic variation - created in the course by Linda Thompson

"You'd love to take the course, but...."

Often, when our heart pulls us to do something that makes us light up, our mind interferes.

Here are some examples of common "excuses" - and how I deal with them in my personal life (in blue):
- "not now, I'll do it later".  "Later" never comes. 
    So - do I really want to keep living on a lower flame? Or do I want the joy?
- "I already have too many clothes. "
    Yes. Most of us do. Are they happy clothes?
- "I'd love to, but I don't want to spend the money". Very common.
    But - how much is joy worth?  And what does it cost to not live fully?
    Am I doing the "woman thing" - feeling guilty about investing in my joy?
-  "I don't have time. Got too much going on already."
     Less time on things like social media can free up hours every day.  
     For things that bring me joy.
- "I might not have the energy right now".  
    Most likely because I don't do what makes me happy.
    I get energy when I do what I love.
-  "I'm already enrolled in another course(s)".  Awesome! How does this
    expand me even more?    
- "what if I don't like it".
    In this case: Have a chat with Monika. Get all your questions answered. 
    I, Monika, want you - and me - to be happy if you decide to join.
    ....and many more.

You absolutely deserve to have fabulous happy tops and priceless exquisite inner joy and peace.

Banish those mind gremlins.
Listen to your heart and let that inner joy soar!
When you are happy, it not only affects you and your life, but everyone you come in contact with.

Are you excited - but not sure?

A chat is a great way for you to decide if this program is a good fit for you at the right time - or not.  
I want both of us to have fun and be happy if you decide to join this beautiful journey.

How does this program compare to an in-person workshop?

You get MORE painting methods and MORE styles than with traditional workshops.
With these methods you can create a LOT MORE in LESS TIME.

This Program would be the equivalent of a 12 day in-person workshop.

Most 10 day workshops run at least $1.900.- to 5.000.- and up.
12 - 14 day workshops are even more.
Often travel is involved. That adds significantly to the cost.
Once you leave the workshop, you are on your own.
You have to rely on some notes and memory.

However, with this online Program:

- you are virtually taken into my Studio and create alongside me, Monika.
- You have a front row seat with a clear view of each step.
- You can watch the videos, pause, review and view any time it suits you.
- you have continued access to the program 24/7.

- you also get my personal support with 5 Zoom group sessions,
- as well as support in our private Facebook Club.
The private Facebook Club continues indefinitely.

Currently this Program is priced at the reduced Beta rate of $1,297.-
It will keep steadily increasing over time.

"I am loving your Course!"

"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) - in one of her first tops.
Rae made 4 tops in her first week of signing up.

Program modules

You get 10 recorded, joyful modules. And 57 inspiring PDFs.
We communicate and celebrate with 5 Zoom sessions.
The Zoom sessions are 2 weeks apart.
Plus the private Facebook Club keeps going indefinitely.
You are supported ALL THE WAY - and into the future.

Module 1 

Start your magical Adventure Journey into joy and happy tops

- Get hooked on wanting more:
Transform 3 of your (old) tops into art tops within 15 minutes.

- Paint Elements for the Fast & Fab methods. 
They are your secret sauce for creating hundreds and even thousands of stunning, high-end looking designs 

Module 2

 Splashing up "Alison".

- Meet the top selling Alison style - and the woman behind  it. It might just become your most favorite and versatile style, too!

- Freely splash paint - and get instant great looking designs that make you happy.
You cannot make mistakes. 
It's fun and simple.

- Pick a paint style and splash your first stunning  Alison top.

Module 3

Fall in love with opposites.
Learn to fake it.

- from black and white to bursts of colors.

- First Faux Shibori.

- Women and boutiques love this:
Monika's Signature removable collar.

- Paint with black on white or neutral.   And then burst into multiple colors. 

- First unconventional Shibori methods. 
It's instant joy! 

Module 4

Taking "Alison" to the finish line

- Ready to finish and shine in your Alison top(s).
Have fun modeling it to rave reviews by your friends and family.

- "Analyze me" videos: 
how to look at Monika Astara paint designs and analyze them - so you can recreate them for your personal clothes - or use them for inspirations to go wild on your own.

Module 5

Happy for life - variations on Alison style and paint styles

- Keep yourself happy and in fun styles for life: variations of the one piece Alison pattern. You get templates, too.

- Playful exploration time:
what works, what doesn't.
Add it to your Treasure Chest.

- More of Monika's Signature details:
-  "well rounded" Signature pocket.
- "frame your face"
 - the Monika Astara Signature neck finish.

Module 6

Here comes JOY unlimited!

- Super fun and instantly gratifying:
unconventional "faux Shibori" techniques. 

You can make hundreds of fabulous looks with just these methods.

- We start 2nd best selling style - the Joy Tunic. Another fabulous one piece pattern. 

- Plus how to make other styles from it.
So you have a variety of great styles. 

Module 7

 "Magnificent Three"

- "Magnificent Three" technique:
roar with joy when you  mix all the techniques on samples - and:

- paint a stunning, high-end looking Joy tunic.

 The "Magnificent Three" method gives you boundless freedom to create stunning, high-end designs.

It looks super complicated and artful - but is jaw-droppingly simple with this Signature technique combo.

Module 8

"Icing on the Cake"

- Efficiently and beautifully create your own Paint Library and Paint Diaries.
So you can recreate your designs - or use them for further explorations.

- "Analyze me" videos: 
be inspired and learn how to analyze Monika's designs so you can recreate them step by step. It gives you endless painting inspirations.

- Bonus: Drama Vest - no seams!
Fun, fast, fabulous looking .

Module 9 - Bonuses

From black, white and shades of grey to Colorful Sunshine.

- Create gorgeous, intriguing looks with just black paint.

- Sunshine Design on white European linen top. (see photo above)

- Templates for 3 more fun Signature pockets that you won't see anywhere else.

- Fabric and Supply sources. 

- PDFs to add to your Treasure Chest.

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Module 10 - Wholesale

Step it up - get ready for business

This is for you if you are itching to turn your art clothing into a business.

- How to sell to boutiques.

- How to find boutiques without a sales representative.

- Pricing, line sheets examples etc.


Mission Accomplished

Zoom session

Celebrate our wins, our joys, our fabulous tops, shawls and whatever else we created.

Explore where we can go from here.

Inspire and support each other in the ongoing private Facebook Club.
For whoever desires to keep their joy - and fabulous wardrobe going.

At the end of this Program, you wear stunning tops that make you feel beautiful, confident and happy.
You also have a tool box that consists of a magnificent variety of painting processes as well as patterns for fabulous top and tunic styles.

You can stay joyful and calm for a lifetime by creating and wearing a variety of happy styles.

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