* I’m in the process of transferring this “Dear Bike,” course from Ruzuku to my website like the new “Confetti Flowers” course. You can still purchase “Dear Bike,” and enjoy the Ruzuku version which will stay up until September 2019. I will notify everyone when the “Dear Bike,” course has been moved to my website. Anyone who has previously purchased the course will receive access to the new version.

In this happy eCourse, we’ll learn to paint a colorful bike using acrylic paint and paper too!

I'm going to share with you step by step how to paint a bike! And this painting course is one that is filled up with playing and using paper and paint as we make our bikes. It’s about painting wonky ( being free to make mistakes!). Painting can be so much fun when we have that freedom! And I can’t wait to share my “happy land” of creating with you! I think you’ll love the process of making your bike come alive with paint and color and your imagination too! I’d love to have you join me as we journey together in this bike making/ painting course!

The painting course has over 2 hours of content. I’ll have a supply list, and share secret “ingredients” for painting with mixed media ( paper and paint)! I’ll also share fun inspiration and step by step lessons. There are 6 painting lessons total. And by the end of the lessons, you will have made a very happy bike!

This is also a self-paced course so you can stop and start at any time. Plus, it’s for ones who have never painted and also for ones who have painted a long time! And the course is wonderful for any age range!

In this class you’ll learn how to…

  • paint freely!

  • paint wonky!

  • paint with colorful acrylic paints!

  • learn “secret tips” from me!

  • design a happy bike!

  • see the magic of adding paper to a painting!

  • use the fun supplies I have listed!

  • see inspiration behind the painting!

  • Make the most wonderful bike that you uniquely created!

Supply List:


11"x14" Blick Gallery Profile Canvas  ( I love the gallery canvases because they have a thick edge and you can hang the painting straight on the wall. But a traditional thin edge canvas will work too!) 


Liquitex Basic ( These paints are great student grade paints. They have lots of fun colors and they are good quality for the price!) I have 13 paints listed in column below but you can use the basic 8 paints too if you don’t want to buy all the paints at one time.

(8 Basic paint colors: Liquitex Basic: Light blue, Cerulean blue, Hooker’s Green, Primary Red, Cadmium Yellow Light, White, and Mars Black, Bright Aqua Green)

Total List of 13 Paint Colors:

Light Blue

Titanium White

Primary Red

Cadmium Red

Bright Aqua Green

Hooker's Green

Yellowish Green

Cadmium Yellow Light

Cadmium Yellow Deep

Cadmium Orange Hue

Mars Black

Cerulean Blue

Amsterdam Paints  ( I love these paints too!)

Reflex Rose

Liquitex Gel Medium ( The Magic Glue)  4 oz bottle will work unless you want to have more later to make more paintings!


Wonder White, set of 6

Chalk- Any kind of white or colored chalk. We will use it like a pencil and sketch out our painting of the bike on to the painted black canvas.

Styrofoam plates or wax paper to use for your paint palette. ( to place all your paints on). You can use paper plates too but the paint soaks into the paper more.  

All types of fun, colorful, patterned paper.  Examples: scrapbook paper, tissue paper, wrapping paper, whatever type of colors and patterns you love. We will use little bits of it in our bike painting.

Rags or paper towels to wipe off brushes.