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Photo by Christy Peterson.

Painting by Karen Sperling.


Join karen sperling’s artistry academy of painting for photographers!

Turning photos into paintings in Corel Painter or Adobe Photoshop is fun, creative and not that hard if you get simple instruction, learn art theories and get feedback and reviews from someone who is an experienced artist and educator: Karen Sperling.

Join us today and get up and running with painting based on photos!


karen sperling’s artistry academy of painting for photographers is named after her books!

The Painting for Photographers book series has art lessons and step-by-step instructions for turning photos into paintings in Corel Painter. The first volume also includes steps for painting based on photos in Adobe Photoshop. The first volume also includes

information for painting with traditional oils and acrylics on printed canvas.

The Artistry Academy of Painting for Photographers takes your painting to the next level with the addition of Zoom webinars and personal feedback.


Your membership in karen sperling’s artistry academy of painting for photographers includes:

Painting by john Singer Sargent

Art Lessons

Painting by Karen Sperling

Color Theories

Corel Painter Video Lessons

Adobe Photoshop Video Lessons 

Photocompositing + Retouching Video Lessons

Live Zoom Feedback Webinars 

Access to New Kindles as Created

Private Member Forum Access


Super excited!

I signed up for Karen Sperling's Artistry Academy of Painting for Photographers. I have studied with Karen for several years now and she knows how to do anything you want in Painter. And now, she is teaching painting in Photoshop too, so that's a major plus for me. Super excited! - Katie Katsenis

painting adventure

I’m so excited to finally embark on my “learning to paint adventure.” I will be learning from the original Corel Painter Master! I have spent several years learning to make beautiful portraits with my camera, and now Karen Sperling will teach me how to turn those images into one of a kind artwork. - L.T.

benefited greatly

As a relatively recent user of Corel Painter I've benefited greatly from working through several of Karen Sperling's quick fix videos and her online class on turning floral photos into impressionist style paintings. When she announced the creation of her Artistry Academy of Painting for Photographers I knew I couldn't pass up this opportunity to learn even more with personal instruction and one-on-one feedback. - Terry Mills

new ideas to explore

Excited to increase my skill in turning more of my many photos into paintings using Corel Painter- and Karen Sperling is an expert in doing this. I've also been asked to do paintings from photos for my fans and clients as commissions - so this will give me new ideas to explore. Along the way I hope to pick up some tips on painting in Photoshop.

enjoys teaching style

I’ve enrolled based on the fact that I really enjoy your teaching style in videos I’ve purchased or seen on You tube. You keep it simple but informative. I’ve always felt very encouraged by you and always am impressed at the personal touch with your email responses. I look forward to committing more time to painting by enrolling as well as playing and experimenting more with painting and art concepts. - Monty Wiseman

thanks for feedback
I really enjoyed watching the webinar. I couldn’t make the live show, but found it engaging. It went fast for me – I got very absorbed in it and the comments and participant comments. I hope to make the next one. Thanks for the feedback on the 3 photos. It’s amazing to see the range of photo subjects and it was helpful for you to go through what you’d do or the steps you’d take with turning the photo into a painting.

          -C. F.

Painting by Karen Sperling based on her photo.


Yes! I’d Like to enroll in karen sperling’s Artistry

Academy of Painting for


Monthly Subscription $29.99

Yearly Subscription $299.90 (12 months for the price of 10)

These tuition fees are good through midnight Tuesday,

May 30, 2023.

Enroll now and lock in these Special Rates!

Please note: Memberships aren't pro-rated. You may cancel at any time, but if you subscribe monthly, if you cancel, your subscription will run till the end of the month and if you subscribe for a year, it will run till the end of the year. If you decide to come back, you will be offered membership at the going rate, not at this current low rate.


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