Beginning Alcohol Ink Artist Class – Level 1

Reef copyAlcohol Ink is an amazing medium.  You’ve seen some gorgeous work but, as a beginner, have no idea what to do next or how to get more control.  I was where you are two years ago when I found Karen Walker’s fabulous Alcohol Ink online classes.  Her kindness and inspiration has moved many of us to make Alcohol Ink our medium of choice. She has decided to take a step back from the Alcohol Ink painting world and has handed the teaching torch over to me. The course is online using WordPress LMS, a learning management system, with sharing and discussion in a private Facebook group.

Week 1: Exploration

  • Introduction and Karen Walker’s philosophy
  • Let’s play
  • Exploring the inks and the role of the alcohol
  • Texture
  • Painting on Ceramic Tile

Week 2: Techniques

  • Beginning Brush Work
  • Lifting
  • Masking

Week 3: Putting It All Together

  • Dreamscape© in the style of June Rollins
  • Poppy Project
  • Cat in the Grass
  • Aspen/Birch on Tile in the style of Jewel Buhay

With 30 new videos and an easy to follow text, this course stimulates new ideas and gives you skills to move to the next level of alcohol ink painting. The class will be at your own pace. Each week you will see a new set of videos, instructions and assignments to share with the FB group. The course materials are available to you for one year.  The cost of the course is $75 US To register or for further information: Contact Sheryl at or private message Sheryl Williams on Facebook. Yellow Splash I hope you join us on this exciting adventure making alcohol ink your creative medium too.

10 responses on "Beginning Alcohol Ink Artist Class - Level 1"

  1. Where do we sign up and do you offer other classes on alcohol inks?

    • Hi Leigh Ann,
      Thanks for inquiring. There are 5 full courses and 26 single classes at the Academy of Alcohol Ink. Go to to select the classes you’d like to take. I’d be happy to help you decide which course is best for you. You can send me 3 of your best ink work and that will help me help you.


  2. Very interested in your classes but I’ll be away the first week. Will I be able to catch up?

    • Hi Linda, the class is self-paced with new material available each week. You’ll be fine. You can just catch up when you get back. There are lessons and videos and then you share your work, if you like in a private Facebook group.

  3. I would love to take this class. Ive been dabbeling in AI, but would love to learn some stuff.

  4. Would love to take this class!

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