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An online oil painting class like no other.


Instant access to 245+ video lessons, painting tips, bonus content, and reference photos.

Three new lessons added every month.

A passionate community of artists, Q&A and feedback sessions, and so much more!

Enrollment Opens

Jan 01, 2022


until enrollment opens!


Enrollment is a quarterly celebration!

Join us every 
January, April, July, or October.

To be notified when enrollment opens, sign up for the waiting list!

Meet Kelli

By now you may be wondering who I am and why I’ve created VITAL Art Sessions. Well, let me introduce myself to you!

Photo of Kelli Folsom painting

I’m Kelli and I’ve been a heart led teacher and coach for artists online for 4 years and in person for 10 years.

My mission is to serve artists and help them succeed in their art skills and confidence.

My students love studying with me because I explain things in a way that they can understand. Bottom line is I care about your success. 

VITAL is different. Most online teaching products are missing some key ingredients to get the best results. While you can learn from watching a video, you need a way to get feedback and ask questions.

Learning suffers when you don’t have clear engaging instruction, feedback, and support. Long, boring videos just don’t cut it anymore.

I know that VITAL Art Sessions is going to give you all the ingredients you need to be successful in your art. Because painting is learnable if it’s taught well.

Let’s start painting! I’ll see you on the other side.  

Course Content

Kelli presents three video lessons each month where you will learn to refine your oil painting skills, develop enhanced techniques, and produce stunning artwork. 

When you sign up for the VITAL Art Sessions course you will also gain access to a vast library of instructional videos, painting tips, reference photos, and bonus content, as well as Q&As with Kelli and much, much more!

Take the leap and join us on the next step of your artistic journey.

Enrollment opens at the beginning of each quarter.

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Become the artist you've always wanted to be.

Are you ready to...

Improve your compositions and loosen up?

Find what's missing in your work?

Join a safe, artistic community?

Gain confidence quickly?

To be notified when enrollment opens, sign up for the waiting list!

Learn to paint beautiful paintings like these

VITAL Art Sessions Membership Includes

Lesson Library of 245+ videos covering a wide range of topics

Monthly group critique on selected independent paintings

Regular Feedback from Kelli and other members

Bonus presentations on special topics like composition, lighting, art history

Question & answer recording posted every month

Community of supportive artists worldwide

Priority access to in-person workshops and new courses

Rights to sell your own lesson paintings

Discounted rates on DVDs and other products

Monthly implementation challenges and giveaways


Wow! Greatest benefit since I started? Too many to count! Amazing improvements to my abilities, having access to a mentor/coach who is generous with time and praise, becoming a member of a warm and supportive group of artists who are also great cheerleaders! ​
Lori B.
Not every artist can explain his or her techniques the way Kelli can. You can see the huge strides everyone makes in VITAL. It is a great community of learners.​
Chris B.
I joined because I had not painted in 35 years. I looked for good art instructors the last few years but never found one. Then I found Kelli and VITAL. I still look at other instructors online but they are no comparison to her.​
Charlotte B.


VITAL Art Sessions

Develop Your Oil Painting Skills, Cancel Any Time
$ 97 Monthly
  • 3 new 30 minute lessons each month designed to get you results
  • Monthly Question & Answer session with Kelli
  • Optional group critique with Kelli & other students
  • Instant access to 245+ video lessons to boost your learning
  • Feedback from Kelli and members in the private FB community
  • Access to a Library of Still Life Reference Photos
  • Bonus tips videos with answers to Frequently Asked Questions
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When am I billed?

You’re billed each month on the date you subscribed, until you cancel your subscription.

How do I cancel?

You can cancel your monthly subscription at any time, by clicking Cancel next to your subscription on the My Account page.

Can I sign back up if I cancel?

Yes you can. If you do cancel you will have to wait until enrollment begins in the next quarterly semester and you will pay whatever the new rate. Semesters are Jan-Mar; April-June; July-September; October-December.

What are the videos about?

Every video highlights a specific topic or object. All of the lessons focus on how to paint specific still life objects such as copper, a rose, drapery, and grapes.

What about the quality of the videos?

The videos are filmed with a high resolution HD camera and I am mic’d for best sound quality. They are then edited with software to refine. You get one camera zoomed in on the painting and one on the palette. The reference image is included on screen as well.

What happens after I subscribe?

You have instant access to all videos in the Members Area. I will send you an email confirming your subscription with the link to the Facebook Group. You’ll be added once you request to join and your subscription is confirmed.

How will I get feedback and critiques?

The VITAL Art Sessions Facebook group is a private online community that only the members can see so you can upload images of your own paintings to share with your peers.

What is the Q&A?

Questions for Kelli to answer can be submitted in the Private Facebook Group. Each month a new Q&A video will be made available in the Members Area.

To be notified when enrollment opens, sign up for the waiting list!

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