Kathleen Rietz Artist

Welcome to my Online Art Courses! I'm passionate about helping artists unlock their talents and learn new ways of approaching their art practices.

Which course should I take?

  • What is the difference between the courses?

    "Loosen Up and Find Joy in Your Art" was created to help artists of all levels discover new ways to approach their art practice, overcome roadblocks that may be holding them back, and experience joy every time they approach the canvas. The course teaches a step-by-step approach to creating an abstract floral painting. You will have at least one complete painting by the time you finish the course. This is a course using acrylic paint. "Romantic Roses" was designed specifically to teach students how to create dreamy rose paintings in acrylic paint. The course teaches not only how to paint roses, but also how create atmospheric, impressionistic backgrounds reminiscent of dappled, sunlit gardens. "All About Abstracts" was made for anyone passionate about mastering abstract painting. The course will teach about color theory, composition and proper tools and techniques.

  • Do I need any prior art experience to take these courses?

    "Loosen Up and Find Joy in Your Art" and "All About Abstracts" are appropriate for all levels. They are great places to start your art practice, but also wonderful courses for more experienced artists who are looking for a fun and fresh approach in their art practices. "Romantic Roses" is better suited for a Level 2 artist, someone who is familiar with artist tools such as brushes, palette knives and pastels. If you want to take both courses, I recommend taking "Loosen Up and Find Joy in Your Art" first.

  • Do I need any special art supplies for the courses?

    Supply lists are available as a free download for each course. You may or may not adhere to them, though it is strongly suggested that you do in order to achieve the desired results.

About the Instructor

Kathleen Rietz

I'm a life-long artist and a painter of colorful, joyful, feminine art. I have a background in teaching through an adjunct art program at Wheaton College in IL. Teaching aspiring artists my techniques and watching them SOAR lights me up! I spent most of my diverse career freelancing in commercial art, while creating fine art drawing and watercolors on the side. I began painting on canvas in 2013 and finally got serious about it in 2018. I resigned from a full-time job as a Product Development Manager in 2019 to pursue my art full-time. In September of 2020 I answered the call of so many of my followers on social media and released my first art course, "Loosen Up and Find Joy in Your Art", which has been a phenomenal hit. "Romantic Roses", my second art course, was released February 1st, 2021. And finally, my third course, "All About Abstracts" is my largest and most comprehensive course to date. My art is collected around the world including the US, New Zealand, Australia, The Middle East, Malta and Europe.