The Happy Habit of Daily (or most days) Painting by Mónica Linares – IN PERSON

I’ll guide you on how to create the wonderful habit of painting most days, uniquely tailored for you by you! We are all different and have different needs, routines and activities, but we all can create a habit if we really want to, have the right tools, the right motivation and feel accountable. This class will give you all that! You just bring the “really wanting to” part 😉

This is an in-person class. For the online class go HERE

Students must be fully Covid vaccinated to register and  symptoms free to participate.

INTERESTED IN THIS CLASS? Please send us an email and we will contact you when it gets scheduled!


    TIME: 10:00 am to 12:10 pm
  • FEE: $200
  • MINIMUM AMOUNT OF TIME REQUIRED FROM YOU: 20 minutes per day (M-F) + the weekly class in person.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: Monday through Friday follow up on exercises through a private online group. I’ll check this group once a day M-F.
  • LOCATION: 10 W Franklin St, Raleigh, NC 27604
  • SUPPLIES LIST:  Keep reading, you’ll find it after cancellation policy.
  • MEDIUM: Acrylics or Oils (Instruction is in acrylics). Oil painters in this class need to know how to work alla prima.
  • LEVEL: Previous knowledge of painting required. This is a class focused on habit formation, not on painting technique. It is not for beginner painters.
  • STUDENTS: Max. 10, Min. 6

HEALTH SAFETY: Proof of full Covid vaccination at time of registration (photo of vaccination card must be sent by text to 919-6010284 within 1 day of registration) and wearing a mask when indoors are required to be able to participate in Painting Miles workshops and classes in person (we will update the mask requirement whenever the town of Raleigh does it). All NC Government health regulations will be followed.


Why this class? If you are here, you probably know!
I created this class because I struggled with finding time to paint! To make it a priority. And I well knew that the more you paint the better you become at painting. It is very easy to say! I knew the theory, but how to put it into practice when you have so much to do every day?

I surrounded myself with successful artists that paint daily, followed their blogs, brought them to town, coordinated their workshops, took their workshops, many times!, and joined painting challenges on Facebook and Instagram, where you paint one painting a day for 5 (or 30) days and post them. All great tools! But, after the workshops, the challenges, everything went back to where It was: finding it hard to make time to paint…and I wasn’t the only one! After 10 years coordinating painting workshops I hear the same struggle from many workshop students.

In 2018 I finally did it! I painted most days. How did I do it? I did some serious research on habit formation and also a fantastic opportunity showed up. I’ll share all I learned with you during the time we spend together. I’ll guide you to find your happy habit of most days painting, yes yours! We are all different and have different needs, routines and activities, but we all can create a habit if we really want to, have the right tools, the right motivation and feel accountable. This class will give you all that! You just bring the “really wanting to” part 😉

Even if you have little ones at home or a full time job, you can do this! (I am also offering an online version of this class HERE for those of you that can’t make it in person. The classes will be recorded and shared with all of you to watch at your preferred time).

This class will offer you:
Accountability (we will work together for a month)
The right motivation and practical ideas
Fun painting exercises that will help you create the habit of daily painting.
Weekly painting time together  (you will start and finish a painting when we meet)
A mini tribe of like minded people with the common goal of creating the happy habit of painting most days. This tribe is growing!
…And of course, coffee or tea! (part of the motivation 😉


If a week before the class we haven’t reached the minimum amount of students for the class to happen the class will be canceled and students will receive a full refund.

If you cancel less than 15 DAYS prior the start of the class you will not receive a refund. If you must cancel in this time frame we encourage you to find a replacement, and your replacement can reimburse you for your course fee. If you cancel before the 15-day limit you will receive a 50% refund.  Unfortunately, students who start a multiple-day class and are unable to attend any portion will not receive a refund.


Workshops or classes will be canceled or rescheduled if inclement weather (hurricanes, snow storm, tropical storm, black ice, flooding, etc.) is on the forecast, or if a global health issue (pandemic) prevents groups from gathering. No one should take any unnecessary risks. If the workshop is canceled because of these out of our control circumstances, all registration money will be returned to the students minus 3% processing fee. The workshop will be rescheduled if possible for both parties.

A proof of full Covid vaccination will be required to register for any in person Painting Miles workshop or class.

If you have covid symptoms before coming to the workshop, please stay home and a positive covid test result will be required in order to receive a full refund (minus the 3% processing fee).


An Easel at home (I prefer a standing easel). But use whatever you already have! If you don’t have one, no worries, we’ll talk about this on the first day of class (We have easels at the studio! no need to bring one for class)

Flat brushes from #2 to #8 (Silver Bristlon is a good brand) and one signing brush (#0 or #00)

Lukas, Golden or Liquitex acrylic paint

  • Cadmium Red deep
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Cadmium Yellow light or Lemon Yellow
  • Ultramarine Blue (Liquitex or Golden)
  • Pthalo Blue or Cerulean Blue
  • Raw Umber
  • Titanium White
  • Quinacridone magenta

One roll of paper towel

Water Spray

Palette: I like the stay wet Masterson palette, the big one. Palette measures 16″W×12″D. If you don’t have it or don’t want to invest on this yet, a paper palette works too, a big one.

20  6×6 harboard panels

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