What are The Lisa Congdon Sessions?
The Lisa Congdon Sessions is a series of online video e-courses by artist Lisa Congdon. The first class in the series, available now, is called Idea Generation: Expanding Your Creative Repertoire & Finding Your Voice. The second class, So You Want to Be an Illustrator? and the third class, Building a Robust Portfolio, are also available! Lisa films all of The Lisa Congdon Sessions in her own studio. 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 50 years old, and in the 11 years since Lisa began pursuing art as her livelihood, she has built a vibrant career, working with over 80 illustration and licensing clients and numerous galleries to showcase her work, authoring seven of her own books, including Art Inc: The Essential Guide to Building Your Career as an Artist, and making over 11,000 sales of over 23,000 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 five 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.

What supplies do I need?

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

Can I take these courses at my own pace or do I need to be at a computer at a specific time?
You can take any of the Lisa Congdon Sessions whenever you like and at your own pace.

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 content or 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.

Can I get a refund after I purchase a course if I decide I don’t want to take it?
Since you automatically get the login and password for a course when you purchase it, we do not offer refunds. Please read the class descriptions carefully and make sure you want to take the course before you purchase it!

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.”