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Congratulations! If you have it to this page then you are registered for the challenge.

Great to have you join us for it. Below is all the information you need to get the most out of the challenge. 

Important - Follow the steps below in the Start Here section first

Start Here <<< Do This First

To get you set up correctly for the challenge make sure you start here with these action steps:

Action Step 1 - Join The Facebook Group

The Loosen Up Painting Challenge will be run via a special Facebook Group. Please ensure you register for the group by clicking the below link and requesting to join.

Here is the link - https://www.facebook.com/groups/loosenuppaintingchallenge/

NOTE - The Facebook Group Will open on the morning of the challenge starting.

Action Step 2 - Save This Page

This page is going to have ALL of the information you need for the challenge.

So you will definitely want to make sure you save it. Here is the link to save - https://LearnToPaint.academy/luinfo

When ever you have any question at all just come back to this page using the above link and all your questions will be answered right here for you. Everything you need to know will be here :)

Action Step 3 - Invite Your Artist Friends To Join Us

Challenges are more fun when you do them with friends. Please feel free to invite all of your arty friends to join us.

Just send them to the registration page here - https://www.LearnToPaint.academy/luregister

Note - The Live Workshop is 100% free and you will have access to the recordings free until the 4th September If you wish to have access after this time then consider upgrading your account to Life Member with Full Access

Life Membership Opportunity

During the challenge we are making available the opportunity for you to join the Learn To Paint Academy as a life member at a huge discount. This is the best price we offer for membership.

As a Life Member you will have access to:

* 55 + Painting Courses
* 150 + Painting Projects

* 3 Years of Live Stream Recordings

* Masters Analysis Program

* Video Critiques

* Fundamentals Program

* All Past Challenges Recordings

* Global Community of Inspired Artists

* And Much More

Click Here To Get The Details on the Life Membership Opportunity

This is your chance to save and get access to the best online membership for learning to paint.

A Payment Plan is available at the above link

Art Supplies

Here are the art supplies you will need for the challenge:


Rod will be using Water Mixable Oils for this workshop however you can use Oils, WMO, Acrylic or Gouache.

For one of the demonstrations Rod will likely use both acrylic and water mixable oils for the one painting

Here is the palette we will use (Bold colours are our standard palette):

* Ultramarine Blue

* Cerulean Blue
* Alizarin Crimson
* Cadmium Red
* Yellow Ochre
* Cadmium Yellow Light or Lemon Yellow
* Pthalo Green or Viridian Green

* Titanium White


You can use which ever brushes you feel comfortable with. Rod uses a minimal amount of brushes:

* 2 x 1" Flat Synthetic Brushes
* 2 x 1/2 or 1/4" Flat Synthetic Brushes
* 1 x Small Rigger or Script Line Brush
* 1 x Medium Palette Knife

For this challenge Rod will also use a variety of larger palette knives and paint brushes.

Painting Surfaces

Use which ever painting surface you like - Stretched Canvas, Boards (prepared with Gesso), Loose Canvas, Canvas Pads

Size - 16 x 20" or larger for at least 2 of the painting demonstrations.


Rod does not use a lot of mediums in his painting... however he suggests the following:

* Bucket of water
* Retarder to slow drying time

Schedule - Dates & Times

All sessions start at 9am Brisbane time (See below to convert to your local time). Replays of live sessions will be available in the Facebook Group during the live challenge.

Here is the schedule of dates & times:

Thursday 18th August

Friday 19th August

Saturday 20th August

Monday 22nd August

Tuesday 23rd August

Wednesday 24th August

Thursday 25th August

Friday 26th August

Monday 29th August

Tuesday 30th August

Wednesday 31st August

Thursday 1st September

Friday 2nd September

Monday 5th September 

Wednesday 7th September

Welcome & Overview of Challenge

How To Paint Looser & Free Yourself Up

Exploring Mark Making Techniques

Warm Up Project #1

Warm Up Project #2

You Choose Simple Painting Project - Part 1

You Choose Simple Painting Project - Part 2

Live Q&A Session + Case Studies Of Loose Paintings

Project 1 - Part 1

Project 2 - Part 2

Project 2 - Part 1

Project 2 - Part 2

Analysis & Tidy Up

Challenge Finishes & Facebook Group Closes

Last Chance For Life Membership

Note - The above dates and times are for Brisbane (Australia) which is AEST +10

You will need to convert the dates and times to your local date and time. You can do this by going to this link:

Watch this video on how to use the above link - https://vimeo.com/501956723

Photo Reference For Workshop

The photos for the challenge will appear in this section approximately one hour before the workshop start time.

Coming soon!

Warm Up Project #1

Warm Up Project #2

You Choose Painting Project

Painting Project #1

Painting Project #2

Leave Feedback

Have you loved the challenge and the way we teach at the Learn To Paint Academy?

If so we would love it if you can leave your feedback:

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Support - Need Help?

Need help or support in any way? Contact our support desk and raise a support ticket here:

Click Here To Raise A Support Ticket

Note - Our support desk typically respond within 24 - 48 hours. Please be patient and do not raise multiple support tickets as it actually slows down response time rather than speeding it up.


Rod Moore
Contemporary Landscape Artist
Founder of the Learn To Paint Academy
Founder of the Artist Business Academy




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