Frequently Asked Questions
Who is The Bountiful Artist for?
This membership is for those looking to improve their illustration skills while receiving support and guidance within a creative community. Whether you're just starting out and are new to marker illustration or you're well along on your journey but don't want to do it alone, this is the perfect place to make gentle, consistent progress over time.
What happens after I join?
You'll receive an email invitation to join the learning platform and login to the membership. There you'll gain instant access to all the existing content including ten months worth of lessons, creative challenges, behind the scenes peeks, and Q&A replays, plus all the lessons in the Drawing Demo Library as well as an invitation to join our Private Facebook Group. We'll start a new session with fresh content on September 4th.
How is this different from your online illustration courses?
This is a monthly membership for those seeking community and a place to gradually grow their skills over time. It is not an in-depth course on a single topic. If that's what you're looking for, I highly recommend taking one of my online illustration courses. That being said, if you are already enrolled in an online illustration class, this community is the perfect way to continue growing alongside or after the course material ends.
Do I need Copic Markers to make the most of class or can I use other art supplies?
All the lessons will be taught using primarily brush tip markers, colored pencil and ink. I'll be using Copic Sketch markers, but there are so many other more affordable brush tip marker brands out there that will work. You can find alternate brands outlined in the Materials List and I also recapped alternatives to Copics in this blog post. Most alcohol brush marker brands can be combined in a single illustration without too much of an issue. You can also apply many of the basic elements I teach throughout the lessons to mediums like colored pencil, pastels, watercolor, gouache, and more. You'll find that from time to time I'll utilize different materials to create unique effects.
How is the content delivered?
All the membership content will be posted on this platform hosted by Teachable, my online learning partner. Content is released Mondays at 12:00pm EST each week to provide a gradual drip of information over time and prevent you from feeling overwhelmed. You can look ahead on the Syllabus in the Introduction Module to see what themes and lessons are coming up next. If you've finished the content for the week and are looking for further learning, I suggest browsing the lessons in previous Sessions or visiting our Drawing Demo Library and practicing your techniques.
Do I need to have Facebook?
Nope! All the course content will be published in the online learning platform including replays of the Live Q&A's. However, the Private FB Group is your resource for getting questions answered more frequently and having the support of a creative community.
How often will Joanna be interacting with the community?
I'll be in our Private FB Group each week answering questions and providing feedback on work that you post. This part of the membership is where the magic happens and I'm thrilled to be apart of your progress as an artist!
Will I be billed the same amount automatically each month (or year)?
Yes! To keep things simple and easy, your method of payment will automatically process on the same day of the month (or year depending on which payment plan you chose) when you initially enrolled. Yearly subscribers will get a subscription reminder email 6 days prior to their renewal.
Will my price ever increase?
Nope! The price you pay when you join is the price you will pay for the duration of your membership. However if you should decide to leave the membership and then return, you will be subject to whatever the price is at the time that you re-enroll.
Do you have a return policy?
I offer a 14 day return policy on all online courses and memberships. If you have made a good faith effort to participate in the first 14 days after your initial enrollment and have not learned anything new, please reach out to me directly: [email protected] and I will cancel your membership and offer a full refund in the same payment form that was used. You will not be able to access membership content or participate in the private Facebook Group once your membership has been cancelled.
What is your cancellation policy after the 14 day return policy?
You may cancel at anytime, no questions asked! It's simple to do and can be done within the Teachable platform. Be sure to note the day of the month (or year) that you enrolled and cancel before your next billing date which will be the same day each month (or year). Refunds will not be given outside of the 14 day initial return policy. Please note that the price you paid when you enrolled gets locked in upon your enrollment. If you cancel your membership and then decide to return, you will be subject to whatever price the membership is at that time.