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Creative Freedom Through Bold Color.

Bold Color Bootcamp

Bold Color Made Easy. Get the Confidence of a Master. Paint Dynamic Portraits. 

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Creative Freedom Through Bold Color.

Bold Color Bootcamp

Bold Color Made Easy. Get the Confidence of a Master. Paint Dynamic Portraits. 

Enroll Now

Your plan to find
Creative Freedom with bold color.

Build a strong foundation in bold color, gain skills in portraiture and find your courage as a unique artist. It's time to remove the barriers between you, the art you love to make, and the people your art is meant to impact.
Your art should reflect you, the message you have to share and be fulfilling in the process! This is the life I'm living and I want to help you get there too!
Move from recreating what you see to expressing what you feel. 
The course has been a revelation to me. It has given me a new lease of life in my artwork. 
The course was well supported but there was a point in the learning when I was ready to give up.  I persevered though and finished my painting which I love. It was well worth the cost to me. And the mentors, who are my heroes, always helpful and giving positive feedback." 
- Annie Turner

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There's a Simple Secret to Portrait Success

There's a simple way to successfully draw a face eveytime. 
And there's a simple technique for bold abstract color. 
Here's the thing:  Drawing a beautiful face and learning color isn't an artform - bold expression is! 

This class teaches the science behind the bold color magic. 
If you've never drawn a face successfully before, it's ok! Charla will start from the beginning. 
This is why we're here! The meat of this course is all about color and how to apply it in non traditional ways. 
Two complete demonstrations in real-time. You will witness every brush stroke and Charla will explain each step of her process.

Nomatter what skill level you are today: 

✔️ this class will give you the essential framework to start creating expression paintings by the time you complete the first portrait
✔️ If you're tired of spendin g too many hours just trying to transfer your reference onto a canvas this class will give you one simple way to do it right every time
✔️ And even if you’ve been painting for years, this class will show you how to master bold color without complicated color theory knowledge.

Ready to level up your paintings?

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What's The Main Difference Between An Artist Who Can Paint Masterpieces...

And the beginner whose work
looks flat, cartoonish, and meaningless?

You might think it depends on:
→ How many years you’ve been painting
→ How much talent you have
→ Or if you've attended a prestigious art school 

But what actually matters, is learning how to…

...troubleshoot your art - to 'fix' it - so that It feels balanced, refined and reflects your creative vision.

After working with over 4000 students in my online art classes, I can say that learning to troubleshoot is the key difference between the beginner and the seasoned artist.

Every artist makes mistakes, the “pros” just know how to fix them

Sadly, all too often, I see artists give up on their work once they make a mistake...

They get frustrated and defeated when they look at their finished work and think:

"I know something is wrong, but I don’t know how to fix it!

Trust me, we’ve all been there! 
What I’ve discovered after analyzing hundreds of paintings is that there are fundamental processes that every artist can learn if they want to create better art.

Can you tell what's different between these two pieces? 

This is Reginie's before and after self portraits. 
(Bold Color Bootcamp Graduate)

Can you tell why the “Before” looks so flat compared to her second portrait?
The biggest mistakes artists make is lack of expression and form. And as you can see from her final portrait, once Reginie learned how to use bold color with a full range of values the portrait really came to life!

What about this before and after? 

Check out this amazing before and after using the same color palette by Luzdy Rivera. 
(Bold Color Bootcamp Graduate and Now Mentor)

Even though Luzdy was already experimenting with vibrant colors can you see the difference an understanding in depth, form and detail can make?

It Really is That Simple! 

No matter where you are today, when you go through the Bold Color Masterclass you will be well on your way to a great understanding of how to express on canvas your own beautiful, unique vision. 
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Experience Progress
in Your Art Process!

And you don't need talent to do it. 


Here's what I've seen to be the key game changer, time and again, for why some artists keep making better art - and it's not talent!

It's Mentorship. 

When an artist is stuck, a trained Mentor - who knows their style and voice - will move them towards the goal post like no other tool can. 
When you join Bold Color Bootcamp via a Membership Plan you gain access to invaluable Mentorship - it's an simple move to enhance your skills. 
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Artist, Educator and Director
I’m a bold color artist who believes that all artists carry power to impact and change the world through their art.
I’ve been a professional, self-representing artist for over a decade. I’m based in the beautiful Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada with my roots still firmly planted on the rocky east coast of Newfoundland.
I’m also a photographer, graphic designer, director, architect-at-heart and most importantly a mom of boys.
My art practice is focused on large scale gestural faces that explore the layers of human identity.
I've taught art almost as long as I've practiced it. You can see some of my work in my online portfolio at and on social media. 
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I love everything about it. Bold school has really helped me to loosen up and has helped to take my art to a level That I have always wanted to achieve.
Charla really hits home with the value instruction.
It’s like a lightbulb went off after I took the class.
Thank you so much to everyone at bold school. Look forward to more classes."
- Susie Krask Poff


Charla's art is what brought me to the school and, after seeing how much she puts into it, gave me a whole new appreciation! So much I did not know about color theory is now making sense to me.
I could paint before Bold Color Bootcamp but feel like I have been given the keys to originality!
I am ready to paint paint paint! I will wear out some brushes until I get how to use it all! The mentors are rockin' it! So Good!"
- Charlotte Champlin

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Join 1000's of artists already on the inside and learn the science behind the magic of bold color. 

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