Paint your Pet Journey

Do you relate to any of the following?

Have you enjoyed the paint and sip experience and
want to improve your skills but not sure where to start?
Do you consider your pet a family member?

Do you want to feel more confident in your creative skills?

Do you need a relaxing hobby?

Do you like to give unique gifts to your friends?

Learn from a teacher with 15 years of experience
Helping students discover their creative talents by painting something they love

Simple Step-by-Step for First-time & Beginners

Click here to learn more about the 4-week camp

Click here to learn more about the Self-Paced Option

Impress yourself with what you create

Frequently Asked Questions

I want to paint more than 1 pet? can I do that?
Yes you can. In the 4-week camp, you will paint 2-3 portraits in 4 weeks, you can paint the same pet or various pets. In the Self-paced option, You will have access to the full course and can paint as many pets as you want during the timeframe of your purchase (30/60/365 days). Happy Painting! These make wonderful gifts
This seems a bit much for me, Are there easier paintings for me to try?
Yes, Lovejoy has options for you to learn painting with different subjects (landscapes, flowers, old master paintings) Check out the "Creative Camps" & "collections" to gain your confidence in painting and learn the basics of acrylic painting. then come back and paint your pet.
I've never painted before, is this course for me?
Yes! these courses are for you (any age). Perfect for first-time painters! You will be guided step by step through the process of painting your pet. You will learn basic art concepts and skills that you will be able to take into all your future creative projects. Lovejoy has over 15 years teaching beginners and teaching paint your pet
I can't even draw a stick figure, no way I can draw my pet!
Don't worry, you don't have to draw a stick figure! You will print your pet's photo then trace & transfer the outline to the canvas using carbon paper or graphite transfer. This will be covered in STEP 1/Week 1. For painting you will be making dot or dash marks for the fur. You are encouraged to embrace your inner 5-year-old and have fun. YOU will be proud of yourself for getting creative and stepping out of your comfort zone!
How is this different from your in-person workshops?
This course is available to anyone in the world. I created the course for all the people who wanted to but could not attend one of my in-person workshops. You will actually learn more in the online course because I will teach you all the prep work, tools, and color mixing that usually did for my workshops, so you will walk away with a better understanding of painting in general and can explore other subjects with more confidence in your skills. (In the San Diego, CA area? scroll to the bottom of the home page - and click the link for in-person workshops)
How to I sign up for the Course?
Click on the image/link of either the 4-week camp or the self-paced option. Each option has its own way to sign up. All options you can sign up when you are ready to start
How do I communicate with Lovejoy for help?
Many of your questions will be answered in the course. You can communicate with Lovejoy via a private slack group (info in the course) or directly via email [email protected]
Are refunds available if I don't like the course
Sales on all products/courses are non-refundable. We will try to resolve any issue. email [email protected], Please include your name and email used when registering We recommend trying the free or $3 courses to see if you like painting and Lovejoy's teaching style.
Where does my money go? Is this a corporation or an individual?
In this day and age, we want to know what and who our money is supporting. For "Paint with Lovejoy" your full payment goes to Lovejoy, the individual artist. Lovejoy created, painted, edited and produced this course all by herself. It was a labor of love, but well worth the effort to help many people find their joy in painting their pet at home.
What about supplies?
There are supply recommendations within STEP 1 course. Lovejoy recommends 3 different full painting kits you can order on amazon, ($14-$65/Kit) If you prefer purchasing supplies individually or at your local art store, recommendations are provided. (Basic Supplies: Canvas, paint, brushes, water cup, & plate)
I have a Gift Certificate? what do I do?
Yay! I'm so glad you were gifted a course. Look at your gift card - does it say "4-week camp" - if so click on the 4-week camp option and sign up. enter gift code at checkout. If it says " POPArt Your Pet" or "Paint Your Pet (realistic)" Click on the self-paced option, then click on the step that matches your gift card. Enter code at check out.
How Long does it take to paint 1 pet portrait?
Once you have finished STEP 1/Week 1,= (Pick / edit/ print Pet Photo & acquire supplies). You can paint 1 pet portrait in 1 day if you dedicate 2-4 hours and go through all the steps It is ok to break up the steps over 2-3 days and go at your own pace. the point is to have fun enjoy the process and keep on painting.

Your Instructor

Lovejoy - Self paced courses
Lovejoy - Self paced courses

Lovejoy has taught first-time & beginner painters exclusively for the last 15 years, her "Paint Your Pet" class was the first in San Diego in 2013, and with the endorsement of the San Diego Humane Society & other local non-profit rescue groups the class became an instant hit! Her local students have helped the class grow by coming back and bringing friends. She has helped self proclaimed un-creative people find a joy in painting and see the world from a new perspective. It is from her students enthusiasm and support that Lovejoy pushed to develop this as an online course.

Lovejoy graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design in 2003. Her goal when leaving Savannah was to earn a living as an artist and to be creative and active every day. She then spent the next seven years developing her style with the palette knife and bold use of color in Sedona, AZ. “I usually don't know what my final art piece will look like when I start, only the subject and basic composition. Finding most of my creative flow within the wildlife genre, I developed a way to sculpt with paint, layer by layer. Creating a beautiful play of lights and shadows, full of unexpected colors side by side. It’s a dance, a push and pull until the form becomes whole. I find so much peace when I’m creating,” - Lovejoy.
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