I had the privilege of asking my current and form students to name my superpowers! I was overwhelmed by their responses. Below is just a small sample of the many, many testimonials I’ve received about my ecourses.
I learned so much, not just about alcohol ink, but about being an artist and about myself. All of the inspiration from you, TED talks, insight from and into other artists, how to prepare and present art and much more. As I researched over and over the many online courses available, my husband (the artist) asked why I chose yours? My answer was “if I want to be the best I have to learn from the best”. Now he says I’m turning into the artist he always wanted to be. He has been so giving and unbiased with his critiques. We both agree It was worth every penny and so much more. As I have said before you take awesome to a new level. MarilynMarilyn
Thank you Alexis Bonavitacola for helping me transition from someone who timidly dabbled in painting to a person who calls herself an artist and has sold 15 paintings in 2016!Barbara
Alexis, thank you for this inspiring journey! Words can’t describe how you have inspired me! You brought me back to my art career that I had dropped 12 years ago to care for aging parents and I have sold 6 paintings in the last couple of months! Four of those paintings were alcohol inks that I did as a result of your classes! Just think…I am only one person you have touched! If we all wrote down how you have touched our lives, what an eye-opening story it would make. You are a dynamo that never seems to run down and you have accomplished this year more than I can even comprehend!Deborah
Once in a while everyone deserves to take a wonderful class. A class that feels like a college course but with all the awe of and wonder of the learning that took place when you were little and the world was new.
This type of learning is unexpected even in the best of face to face learning. However, it is even more unexpected when it happens in an online art class. I was in awe in my class with Alexis Bonavitacola’s Energy, Motion, Flow. And I still am.
I think you have created such a wonderful environment to try, try again and share our ups and downs. I’ve found it very refreshing. The talks that you have put up truly inspire and help us reflect. The openness that you provide and the very fact that you allow yourself (and prove to us) that we are not all knowing…be it teacher or student…it is ok to say ‘I don’t know’
Thank you Alexis for sharing so much of yourself with us, and for reminding me of the freedom I experience when creating abstract. I love that each of our paintings can say something to each person who views it in a different way. I have not had such an exciting desire to focus on something that is outside of family, work and serving others in a very very long time. The connection with each of you I have felt through the pieces thus far shared is certainly inspirational. I look forward to sharing some of my pieces very soon and hope they make someone smile too!
You are so kind (and responsive, sharing and creative). I have never had such an engaged and connected teacher in my whole life. You are truly an example of what a teacher with commitment and integrity can bring to your students. As a PhD in education also, and former Dean, I appreciate so fully your involvement with all of us, and your “spot on” comments to our postings and questions. You have so enriched my life, and have drawn me in to an aspect of myself that thrills at art, that insists that art be a part of many hours of my day, and that urge to go back to the computer to see what other students have posted….a real part of my day that I look forward to. My art will never be the same again as it has evolved experimentally (and will continue to, I assure you).
The thrill of it all will forever be connected to you and your teaching and the person who you are. Thanks for being you, and for being a part of my life
Until this class, I never even would have put my name and the word artist together.
I am SO grateful to you for being such a wonderful teacher, not only for the thoroughness of your course videos, but also the inspiration you give to EACH member of the group with your uplifting comments on the pieces we submit.
Lea Marie Weaver
You have been a huge inspiration to me, personally as well as artistically! Your courage, honesty, openness about your journey, as well as your great creative talent and personal integrity will continue to inspire me as I continue my own journey.