Kind Words

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I absolutely recommend Rise & Paint and Colleen as an online art teacher! I enjoyed the creativity and structure of the class, and Colleen is delightful! She is very relaxed and helpful, she provided clear and easy to follow instructions. I had fun!

- Elizabeth P. -Newport News, VA

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The 10 minute sections of Rise & Paint made me feel that I didn’t have to take an hour or two out of my day to create. I don’t always have that kind of time, but taking some time to myself helped to get my creative juices flowing.

- Valerie M. – Phoenixville, PA

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I really enjoyed Rise & Paint. Each segment was easy to fit into my day. It was a great way to get into making art at my house again. I am looking forward to doing more of Colleen’s online classes.

- Donna V. – Philadelphia, PA

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Up until two years ago, I had never painted on a canvas. Slowly, with a supportive urge from Colleen, I was able to let go of what I thought I would not be able to do and just do it – paint. I love the process of nothing to something. I love the mistakes, and I love that it never turns out (for me) what I imagined it to be at the start. Painting and making art is definitely self-care for me — it is like finishing a long, reflective journal entry and being covered in color and paint instead of ink. I find opportunities like Rise&Paint¬†help me storytell in a different medium. I’m happy to connect with this side of myself and find new methods of being a storyteller.

- Renee D. –Philadelphia , PA