Karen Sperling Art & Photography + Artistry Corel Painter Tutorials | Corel Painter Master Class

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Corel Painter Artistry Online Master Class

3 months, Self-Paced Online Video Workshops

Open Enrollment: Class Starts When You Register

Painting by Karen Sperling based on a photo by Linda Gregory. Instructions for painting this painting based on this photo are included in this class.

Detail of painting.

Detail of painting.


Paintings by Karen Sperling based on her photos.

At a Glance

Who: Professional photographers, hobbyists and artists.
What: Intensive, online self-paced workshops for developing your unique style by learning the art lessons and Corel Painter steps for turning photos into paintings taught by Elite Corel Painter Master Karen Sperling.
Where: Your computer.
When: Open Enrollment: Starts When You Register
Why: The Corel Painter Artistry Online Master Class is for you if you are a professional photographer who would like to sell paintings based on your photos to your clients or if you are a hobbyist who is interested in turning your photos of your children, grandchildren and travels into paintings. The Corel Painter Artistry Online Master Class is not for teachers.
How: Learn the art theories and Corel Painter steps for turning portrait and landscape photos into paintings with the added goal of developing your own painting style and marketable painting brand. Work through the lessons at your own pace on your own schedule and view them as often as you like.
How much: $299 for 3 months
Schedule: Open Enrollment-Class Starts When You Register

Corel Painter Artistry Online Master Class

The Corel Painter Artistry Online Master Class offers professional photographers and hobbyists art lessons and hands-on, step-by-step instructions for turning photos into paintings in Corel Painter X3, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, with an emphasis toward creating a unique style that for professional photographers will be saleable to clients and for hobbyists will give you hours of enjoyment.
The Corel Painter Artistry Online Master Class is specifically geared toward the professional photographer who would like to develop a quick but beautiful style to offer to clients. You learn to paint like you, not like the instructor, because you will learn art lessons in addition to hands-on Corel Painter steps. The painting fundamentals for turning photos into paintings that you learn in the Corel Painter Artistry Online Master Class will help you to sell client portraits based on your photos upon completion of the class.
The Corel Painter Artistry Online Master Class is also for hobbyists who would like to learn to turn photos of their children, grandchildren and travels into paintings in Corel Painter. Learning the art theories and Painter steps will help you to paint the subjects that you're interested in painting for enjoyment.
Teachers, the Corel Painter Artistry Online Master Class isn't for you. Your challenge is to develop your own ideas and methods and provide them to others, not take ideas from other teachers and teach them as your own.
The Corel Painter Artistry Online Master Class is for all levels of Corel Painter users, from beginners to those who are more experienced. Karen Sperling has been writing about and teaching Painter longer than anyone and whether you have never opened Painter or have studied it before, you're sure to find new and useful information in the Corel Painter Artistry Online Master Class.
The focus of the Corel Painter Artistry Online Master Class is portraits, but landscapes will also be covered. If you want to paint portraits, then you can use the landscape information for painting portrait backgrounds.

Instructor: Elite Corel Painter Master Karen Sperling

Teaching the Artistry Retreat is Elite Corel Painter Master Karen Sperling, the original Painter expert, who wrote the original Painter manuals and whose preface and art are featured in Painter Showcase. She is the author of the bestselling Painting for Photographers book, which covers painting people, pets and landscapes in both Painter and Photoshop, the highly acclaimed Painting for Photographers book Volume 2, which shows how to paint children's portraits in Corel Painter and the brand-new Painting for Photographers book Volume 3, which has state-of-the-art Corel Painter steps and art lessons for turning portrait and landscape photographs into paintings. She also is the producer of the popular Painting for Photographers video tutorials for painting portraits, landscapes; and children's portraits in Corel Painter; the highly regarded Artistry online self-paced classes; the successful Corel Painter Master Class and the smash hit Artistry Quick Fix videos. Karen also paints commissioned portraits directly for clients and for photographers for their clients.
Click here to write to Karen Sperling or call her at 818-941-9739 with questions.


Corel Corporation has named Karen Sperling a member of the Painter Master Elite program and also a Certified Painter Educator.
According to Corel, "These high profile Painter artists are proven masters of their craft having earned the prestigious Painter Master Elite title from the Painter team for their many years of dedicated service to Corel Painter.
As Painter Master Elite artists, they hold a very special place in our hearts. They continue to inspire new artists and Painter feature innovations while also managing to keep us grounded to our world-renowned realistic natural media roots. We would not be where we are today without them and the world will continue to be inspired by their creations.
Whether you are looking for inspiration to develop your own signature style, wanting to dive into learning the ins and outs of Painter, or looking for an artist to create work for you, we highly recommend checking out what these very talented artists have to offer."


Topics covered during the Corel Painter Artistry Online Master Class include:

The Right Stuff

Find out what makes a photo a good candidate for the basis of a painting and how to fix it if it's not.

A-list brushes

Learn which Painter brushes are star performers for turning photos into paintings.

Karen Sperling's custom brushes

Get in on Karen Sperling's personal collection of easy-to-use but powerful home-brewed brush creations.

A little art knowledge goes a long way

See how art concepts such as values, composition and colors, and the related Painter tools can vastly improve your paintings.

Painter Secrets

Learn Karen Sperling's secrets, developed over 25 years of painting with, writing about and teaching how to use digital tools.


The Artistry Retreats cover painting in Painter brushstroke by brushstroke and also Karen Sperling's methods for streamlining the process.

Nuts and Bolts Painter steps

Learn hands-on step-by-step procedures for turning photos into paintings.

Corel Painter Artistry Online Master Class Enrollment Details

Enroll online in the Corel Painter Artistry Online Master Class with a credit card through Paypal using the Add to Cart button below.
The class starts when you register and you will have time after the 3-month class schedule to view all the materials.
Due to the nature of electronic viewing, there are no cancellations, refunds, reschedules or credits.

Corel Painter Artistry Online Master Class Tuition


• 3 months, self-paced video workshops with step-by-step Corel Painter X3, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 instruction
• A great time learning to invent your own style in Corel Painter for turning photos into paintings from Elite Corel Painter Master Karen Sperling, the author of the original Painter manuals and several published Painter books-- she has been writing about and teaching Painter longer than anyone!
• Karen Sperling's custom brushes created exclusively for attendees of the Corel Painter Artistry Online Master Class
• Opportunities to ask questions and get feedback on your images in an exclusive members-only online forum for 3 months starting on the day that you enroll

Click here to email Karen Sperling or call her at 818-941-9739 with questions.

Please note: The Corel Painter Master Class isn't an automatic download. A person sends it to you. You will receive the materials to start the class within 24 hours of your order during regular business hours Monday through Friday U.S. Pacific Time.

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The Corel Painter Master Class Gets Rave Reviews!

Highly Recommends Karen Sperling's Clear Explanations
Several years ago, I discovered Corel Painter 9. Although I love teaching myself new programs, I was a little intimidated. Frustrated by my inability to grasp the magnitude of this program, I found Karen's website and subscribed to Artistry Magazine (even purchasing back issues!). That was a good beginning, but I decided the best way for me to learn was to sign up for one of her workshops; so I flew to California for a week of hands on training in an Artistry Retreat. That class opened my eyes to all the possibilities for creating art without intimidation, and it was really fun, too!
After setting it aside for a couple of years (life gets so busy sometimes), I decided to start back up again and purchased Karen's Impressionist Landscapes video class and went back to work. She has such a clear way of explaining concepts and techniques, and she made relearning so much easier for me.
I recently discovered she is offering a 3-month Master Class, so I just had to sign up for that and continue my education and enhance my skills with Painter.
I've bought books and videos from other Painter experts, but their materials are more about how the program functions than how to actually use it to create art. So I always come back to Karen to learn the principles and how to put them into action. I can't recommend her highly enough.
Thanks, Karen, for sharing your knowledge and talents with the rest of us!

Karen Sperling Combines Artistic Talent with Corel Painter Expertise


I'm positively addicted to turning photos to paintings and have been using Corel Painter for a few years, but was missing the art and color theory to take my paintings to the next level. I have found that Karen Sperling's online classes and tutorials not only teach art and color theory, but they are also chock full of tips and tricks that can only be taught by someone who possesses Karen's artistic talent combined with her expertise using Corel. Her courses are instructionally sound and easy to follow. Can't wait to begin the online master class!
Dyan Dupont
eLearning Content Developer
Dupont Learning, LLC

Karen Sperling Makes It Easy for Photographers to Learn to Paint
I'm a photographer and I want to learn to turn photos into paintings. I saw your Kindle at Amazon and it was the only one that did that in a form that was easy for photographers to get started. I liked the other examples I saw of your work and I wanted a long-term class where I could get feedback about my progress from the instructor, so I decided to sign up for the master class.
Looking forward to it.

Corel Painter information Presented in a Clear, Easy-to-Digest Manner
There are people who teach‚ and then there are teachers. Karen Sperling is a natural born teacher.
She presents her Corel Painter information in a clear, easy-to-digest manner. She provides the information that you need to be successful with Painter, without burying you in a ton of unnecessary techno talk.
Her lessons are very well planned, and are recorded and presented with a professionalism seldom seen in online lessons.
Karen is wonderfully generous in sharing her knowledge, experience and talents. She holds nothing back--and her many years of experience are presented in a way that allows the viewer to experience success from the very beginning.
After watching nearly 100 different videos on Painter by a vast number of different instructors/masters/teachers, I chose to invest in Karen courses. While each instructor brings something unique to the table, I felt that Karen's approach was the one that I wanted to use to learn. She does not dictate rules and methods, or intimidate by over complicating the software. Instead, she empowers the user with knowledge, confidence and the personal freedom to make their own artistic statement.
Cynthia Howe

Karen Sperling is the Best Corel Painter Instructor in the World
I use Photoshop, Lightroom and Corel Painter as a combination in many of my images.
Karen Sperling is the best Corel Painter instructor in the world and she made me a master in the Painter software.
C. Willie Winslow II

Karen Sperling: Articulate, Creative, Knowledgable and Patient
Karen Sperling is an expert who shares her knowledge in a fresh and creative fashion.
Not only does Karen know the technical aspects of Corel Painter, but she also teaches creative concepts as well.
I have taken her class at WPPI and also a one-on-one class; she is articulate, creative, knowledgable and patient!
I highly recommend Karen as a teacher if you want to master this multi-faceted program and give your work a creative edge!
Felicia Tausig
WPPI Member
Former President, Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association (SCVPA)
Creative Photography, Photos by Felicia

Karen Sperling Vibrant Instructor
Karen Sperling is one of the most vibrant instructors I have had in Painter.
She approaches teaching from a fine arts background which translates into paintings of beautifully balanced color and detail.
In Karen's workshop, I was able to layer her clear and artistic instruction with my background knowledge of photography to produce a very pleasing and salable picture.
I can't wait to take another course from her.
Shirley Miers
Ocala, Florida

MARS PPA Affiliate Reviews



Karen Sperling taught at MARS, the PPA affiliate school in Cape May, NJ. Here are some reviews of her MARS Painter class.

Karen Sperling Wonderful Instructor
I attended Karen's class at the PPA affiliate schools (MARS) in Cape May, NJ this year.
Karen is a wonderful instructor.
She knows her work, and conveys her instructions in a manner that is structured but not overwhelming.
My very first "painting" that I created to show at a bridal show received rave reviews from potential brides.
In fact - I told the subjects of that print that I had a surprise for them when they picked up their previews from their wedding.
When they walked in the studio, their first response was WOW - that's cool - WOW that's us!! They bought a framed 16x20 on the spot!!
I think that Karen Sperling would be a fine addition to the list of PPA instructors, and I would highly recommend her talents.
Theresa Terilli
PPA Certified

Karen Sperling Excellent Artist; Outstanding Communicator
To whom it may concern;
I am writing this letter on behalf of Karen Sperling who was the instructor for the Painter workshop at the recent MARS workshop in Cape May, New Jersey.
I am a photographer of over 30 years who, two years ago switched to a digital workflow with the intention of producing archival giclees of my library of photographs.
At that time I had no computer savy and knew nothing of Photoshop, Painter, software rips, color management, Raw files or any other aspects of a digital workflow.
I embarked on an extensive 18 month series of studies at various centers around the country. In my opinion Karen Sperlling exhibits the wonderful trait of being more than an excellent artist, but is an outstanding communicator as well. She is both patient and informative to whatever depth required by the individuals in her class. She can see the individual needs and attend to them while keeping the group moving at a pace that is exciting to everyone.
In my opinion, another of her best qualities is an engaging personality and a great sense of humor that is liberally appliied through the workshop.
I would highly recommend Karen to any group or individual that is considering taking advantage of her multi faceted talents.
Sincerely yours,
Bruce Keyes

Karen Sperling Well-Organized
I took Karen's class at MARS.
She was very easy to listen to for a week, was well organized, humorous and kept us on track (not an easy thing to do).
I felt everything she reviewed that week was helpful in learning Painter.
Barbara Glaeser
Certified Professional Photographer

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