What are The Lisa Congdon Sessions?
The Lisa Congdon Sessions is a new series of online video e-courses that are being developed by artist Lisa Congdon and rolled out over the course of 2016-2017. The first class in the series, available now, is called Idea Generation: Expanding Your Creative Repertoire & Finding Your Voice. Lisa films all of The Lisa Congdon Sessions in her own studio. She is developing additional classes on other topics, which will be coming in early 2017! Sign up for our mailing list to stay informed about future classes in the series.

How do the classes in the series work?
Once you have paid for and registered for each course, we will send you a link & password for access to the course videos and a downloadable PDF that accompanies the videos.

Who is Lisa Congdon and what does she know?
Lisa didn’t begin drawing or painting until she was 31 years old. Except for a handful of painting and drawing classes, she is almost entirely self-taught. Lisa is now 48 years old, and in the 10 years since Lisa began pursuing art as her livelihood, she has built a vibrant career, working with over 60 illustration and licensing clients and numerous galleries to showcase her work, authoring six of her own books, including Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist, and making over 6,600 sales of over 14,000 items in her popular online Etsy shop (opened in 2007). She has had the top-selling classes on the online learning platform Creativebug for the past three years. Lisa has years of successful experience in selling her work to a diverse audience, building a fanbase for her work through her blog and social media, and working in the worlds of retail, illustration, licensing, and fine art. She was named one of 40 Women Over 40 to Watch in 2015.

I am interested in the Idea Generation course. Who is this course designed for?
The course is designed for aspiring, beginning, or even established artists who want to get out of an inspiration rut. It’s for people finding themselves saying, “I don’t know what to draw!” It’s for people who are worried their work isn’t distinctive enough, or who are looking hone their style, but are overwhelmed by how to get there. Whether you have been making art your whole life, or are just getting started in your art career, this class is for people who would like to draw influence from the world differently in order to advance their own creative style.

What supplies do I need?

You need a computer or tablet (iPad or PC Tablet) and a reliable internet source. It will be helpful to have paper and a pen for some of the exercises.

Can I take this course at my own pace or do I need to be at a computer at a specific time?
You can take this course whenever you like and at your own pace.

What does this class cost?

The class is just a one-time fee of $29.

Will I get critique and feedback directly from Lisa or be able to interact with her?
The coursework and supplemental materials are designed and priced to stand on their own. Lisa will not be providing live or individualized feedback. That said, if you find that you’re really stuck or confused about course activities, please feel free to write to us at

How long will I have access to the course videos and materials?
Once you purchase the class and receive your login and password information, you’ll have access to the course site forever, or until the demise of the internet, whichever comes first! Your access will be password protected, so make sure to keep your password handy.

Can I buy this course for someone as a gift?
That’s very kind of you! Yes, please email, and we’ll get you set up.

Can I pay half now and half later?
Nope, you must pay in full at the time of purchase.

What if I have technical issues during the course?
Email, and we’ll help you out!

Testimonials about Lisa’s Teaching & Courses

“Lisa seems to be constantly growing and updating, so you never get the same class twice. Her generosity and genuine desire to help creatives achieve success make her classes a must for anyone wanting to make a career in the arts.”

“Any creative person of any level needing a nudge, take any of Lisa’s courses. Brilliant!”

“Lisa’s sincerity about her desire to share what she knows, and help others find their purpose and path really shines through her classes.”

“Lisa’s style is highly professional yet very accessible. I especially liked the fact that she did not come across as a cheerleader-type, but as a committed, knowledgeable professional who assumed her audience was likewise serious and committed to their work.”

“Thank you, Lisa, for being so open and friendly about sharing your knowledge and experiences with others…it is so generous.”

“I admire Lisa’s work, her ability to promote her creative business in such an engaging way, her incredible work ethic and drive and her ability to share, teach and inspire other burgeoning and established creatives.”

“Lisa Congdon is beyond generous in her ability to share information that will not only guide and educate artists in starting their own business — she has also managed to inspire artists.”