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We will post lessons that have been of interest from the members. Popular or key lessons that might teach something new.

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Here is a lesson that you might have missed because it was recently added with no fan-fare!

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Bookmarks have been updated with new features! This is a MUST-watch video! You will now have more control! Watch, think, and make a plan!

Important Website News

We have a new Personal Art Coaching (PAC) form and would love to have the Red, Blue, and Purple members give it a try.

Any questions, use the Contact Us…we are here to help.

This list of tutorials will show the most recently added tutorials which may be older lessons because we are constantly adding lessons. 

Once the website is fully updated, this list will show our current releases.

Using the search field on this page will search the entire website and show you everything for the word or words that you are searching for. 

It will so EVERYTHING where those word(s) appear.

My Bookmarks - Alphabetically Ascending


  1. Hi Jon, received your email. After I finish/start some spring yard work I'll look around some more. By the by the spell check is working great. TTFN Teent

  2. Thanks for getting back to me. Let me know what you think when you get a chance to go over the extensive email that I sent you.

    Remember, this website is still being worked on but we are always looking for comments because we can't see it through your eyes.

    Thank you.

  3. Jon and Ginger…FYI…I have been viewing this site for years and the pics are great with a large variety of subjects sent in by professionals and amateurs. I thought you and Ginger might like it to get ideas. I took this from one of my latest emails that come out every day. It is: Look for Photo Gallery to see pics. I joined several years ago. No fee to join and I have never had a problem with their site. Hope you can use it.

    Love the new website…Lots of work but looks very nice.

    1. Thanks for sharing, Elizabeth. There are some great photos in there and I would suggest that anyone that wants so to use one as a reference, would be to contact the photographer and get their permission.

      Another great resource.

  4. Hi Jon, have been looking around the new website, lots of work but will be great to have everything in one place! You may already have plans for this, but one suggestion I have: The Store would be easier to navigate if there were some simple categories, i.e., Products, Downloadable Lessons, Teeshirts, etc. The way it is set up now, if I want to see items Ginger recommends, but maybe don't remember the name of it, I have to scroll through 7 pages of stuff. Hope this is a helpful observation.
    You have done a lot of terrific work & it shows! Also, the explanatory videos help a lot. Thanks for all you do–

    1. Candy,

      That is the plan. I have the products, the lessons, and everything else into predefined groupings or categories. It's a very long process and I was that I could wave my magic brush and have it all done they way I have it envisioned in my little “stuffy” brain. Thanks for the suggestions and keep them coming!

  5. I was wondering if you would know how to find out if anyone took pictures of the sunset in San Diego last night
    I was driving and couldn't pull over, but it was so beautiful I would love to get a reference and try to paint it
    there were like 1 or 2 “sky lakes” and from where the sun was setting like a rectangular tower shooting straight up

    I know I haven't been able to paint since I signed up, but that was never my intention
    my husband and I watch you on Mondays every week
    loved your auctions and really appreciated quarantine quickies
    thanks for many fun filled and informative times

    I think I'm in group orange but not sure

  6. Hello, I am wondering why I cant see the birds that she will be doing on a up coming video with Cinnamon. I watched the tech bears latest video and his home screen looked different and showed the four birds. Am i doing something wrong?

  7. Loving the new site Jon and Ginger….having all the reference photos is a great bonus for me….I like using them and Gingers together when I paint.

  8. Thank you Jon for all videos and instructions for getting into new site. I just had to reset my password and I’m in. Looking forward to using the new site.

  9. Hello John and Ginger 🙂 all the way from Chilliwack, BC, Canada
    I have been painting along with you for years!
    I love your instructional videos!!
    I love your banter with your husband.
    I have learned a lot about paining with you and John and with your lovely daughter Cinnamon and her hubby John 🙂
    Thank you guys for what you do for us newbies!!

  10. Jon,
    I have a suggestion you may take with a grain of salt, as I know you have a lot on your plate. :{) It would be great if members could have a personal notes section (or public) when signing up for each tutorial. That way we can add our observations like paint mixtures that Ginger is using, size canvas (if it's different than what is listed), added or deleted parts of the painting or just changes, etc. that occur during the tutorials.

    1. Stalean,

      Most of the tutorials, if not all, have a public “Comment” area that is at the bottom of the main tutorial page. Just like where you wrote this. I have not found a way for members to have private notes, but I like the idea. I'll keep this feature in mind as we are working on the website.


    1. Wanda,

      With so many options, where do you start? Let us try to explain our options so you know where to start and the good news is, you can always upgrade or downgrade as you see fit.

      Let us start from the very beginning.

      If you just want to “kick the tires” and see if our lessons are for you, just sign-up as a Green Member. You will have access to some of our lessons that will let you check to make sure that your setup is compatible with our website.

      The next level is the Orange Member which has access to the reference materials that we have for our YouTube lessons starting in 2021. We will be going back to older lessons and adding the more popular titles. This membership also has access to the lessons offered to the Green Member. This membership is $4.95 per month until canceled. There are no Senior/Veteran discounts at this level.

      Next is our Yellow Member that has access to the Green and Orange Member tutorials, as well as a lot of our “1-Cookie” and “2-Cookies” lessons. The “Cookie” reference refers to the “difficulty” of a particular tutorial. We have a full article about “Cookies” on our other website. More tutorials are added periodically to this membership. This membership is $16.95 a month until canceled. There are no Senior/Veteran discounts at this level.

      The Red Member is the first membership that has access to all of our lessons that are not part of the Blue Member membership. This member also has access to the Personal Art Coaching option that is the key to learning how to paint with acrylics at an accelerated rate. You will learn more faster with Ginger Cook helping you when you have questions or just want to make sure you are on the right track. To learn more about Personal Art Coaching, visit our other website for now. This membership is $34.95 per month but does offer a discount of $28.95 per month for Seniors (60+) and Veterans.

      Our Blue Members will focus their attention primarily on “Waves and Water”. This is considered a “focus” curriculum and previous knowledge of working with acrylics is required. The student should be comfortable with the “2-Cookies” lesson and have completed several “3-Cookies” tutorials. They will have access to the Green and Yellow Member tutorials, and a few of the Red Member’s tutorials as well. This membership is $46.95 per month but does offer a discount of $42.95 per month for Seniors (60+) and Veterans.

      The Purple Members will have access to everything that is on our website. They access all of the tutorials that we have published on our website for viewing online. This membership is $69.95 per month but does offer a discount of $57.95 per month for Seniors (60+) and Veterans.

      The Red, Blue, and Purple memberships can also be purchased for the year that has even greater savings. You can see all of the pricing and membership details on our website here Register – Academy of Fine Art and Acrylic Painting (

  11. I think your new site is GREAT! First time I’ve had a chance to see it this year. The pictures are so much better to see, makes me want to paint everything. Thanks for all the hard work you have done.

  12. HI JON I have been watching your weekly YouTube tutorials and doing some of the lessons on there. I am currently a green member and would like to become a Red member. I am a senior 71and saw that there is a discount code? Please instruct me on how to go about upgrading to Red member. Thanks for all your help and work to bring Ginger to the masses! I am amazed at what I have been able to do so far! All the best to you and Ginger!

    1. Lois,

      First, please use the Contact Us form instead of making a comment on the website, we don't see those as quickly as the form.

      Now, we still have discounts available until the end of the year, 2021.

      Just look on the sign-up page,, for the different options currently available.

      Looks like you are interested in becoming a RED Member, so, select either the monthly plan or the yearly plan, enter the discount code and you'll be set.

      Please let me know if you have any other questions.


  13. Great Job on the new site, lots of work, thank you Charlie, in my thoughts you are part of the team always,
    So thank you all, you should be proud of the work you have done, 😉 have a great day… Mod Lyne

  14. DoesGinger have any tutorials using large canvases – 16 by 20 and larger? I feel that I need to paint larger paintings. I cant explain why I feel this way, I just do.



  15. Ginger and Jon,
    I just need to say ‘Thank You’ . Your weekly live shows and tutorials have been so helpful and inspirational to me. You are so generous with your time and help to all of us who are wanting to learn. I am sure there are so many of us quietly in the background who owe you so much. Just needed to say you are so appreciated!

  16. Hi Jon,
    I'm having a problem with your website. The “contact Us” link isn't working. The area where the bookmark info is blank. Also every time I access this website I have to log out and sign in again to get to this page. I can access the tutorials from here. I can't submit artwork for review. Can you help me? Thank you!

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