Distance Learning ~ Live Zoom Workshops

Online Courses | Mini Classes | Live Zoom Workshops

Live Zoom Workshops & Classes are designed to meet with Mindy and other artists in a live virtual classroom. These special offerings are limited to 15 or 20 participants and are held on specific dates and times. A recording of the workshop is sent to participants within 48 hours of the close of the workshop and is viewable for 90 days on my Youtube Channel. Live Zoom Workshops are specialty topics with live demonstrations and opportunity to work with Mindy in a live forum. A membership to Facebook Group: Drawing the Beauty of Nature with Mindy Lighthipe is available to all students enrolled in any class. This bonus allows for artists to share their work, questions and be part of a community.

2 Day Live Zoom Workshop

Learn to drawing exotic tropical Orchids! This 2 day workshop will bring the warmth of the tropics into your art studio. 

Dates: 2 Days Saturday & SundaySeptember 30 & October 1, 2023

Time:3:00pm- 6:00pm EST Check your time zone so you don’t miss class.

Cost: $99

Day 1- Drawing and Preparing an Orchid Painting

  • Introduction to orchid taxonomy and anatomy
  • Constructing and drawing the components of the whole plant; buds, flowers, leaves, stem & root system
  • Selecting color choices- mixing natural greens and vibrant flower colors
  • Incorporating front, middle and background

Day 2- Focus on Painting a Final Watercolor Composition 

  • Discussion of paper choices and transfer methods
  • Demonstrations of applying watercolor for form and color accuracy
  • How to keep colors clear and bold
  • Lifting veins and final details
Gouache Technique Online Zoom Weekly class

2 Day Live Zoom Workshop

This LIVE Zoom workshop is a great class to take to learn about granulating watercolor paints. It will be fun to splash around with rich autumn hues using a bold wet in wet technique. We will also cover using watercolor pencils and colored pencils too! Photo references are provided but also it is also a great time to go fall leaf hunting!

 Zoom link and handouts will be sent 2 days before class begins

Dates: 2 Days Saturday & SundayOctober 21 &22, 2023

Time:3:00pm- 6:00pm EST Check your time zone so you don’t miss class.

Cost: $99

Gouache Technique Online Zoom Weekly class

2 Day Live Zoom Workshop- Creating Greeting Cards!

Have you ever wished you could create your own greeting cards but don’t know where to start? This is an introductory workshop to help you design, find a printer and work with online apps to create your own greeting card! This is just in time for the holidays!

Dates: Saturday & Sunday:  November 18-19, 2023

Time: 3:00 – 6:00pm pm EST Note:Check your time zone so you don’t miss class. 

Cost: $99

  • Discover the possibilities for design and creating card designs with limited computer skills.
  • Let me walk you step by step to show you how to use online applications for card design
  • Learn how to work with a local printer and online printers.


5 Week Live Zoom Class

All About Birds is back! This 5 week workshop has been in popular demand. Each week we delve deep into eggs, nests, feathers, wings and the whole bird!

Dates: 5 Mondays: October, 16, 23, 30. November 6, 13, 2023 + Bonus day November 27, 2023

Time:9:30 am- 11:30 am EST Check your time zone so you don’t miss class.

Cost: $198

Tons of resources will be sent up registration, handouts and follow ups each week!

Gouache Technique Online Zoom Weekly class

5 week Live Zoom Class

All About Insects!

In this 5 week class we will explore the fascinating world of insects while we experiment with multi-media techniques. Explore different combinations like ink & watercolor, colored pencil & PanPastels and more! A complete material list will be sent upon registration.

 Zoom link and handouts will be sent 2 days before each class begins.

Dates: 5 Mondays: October 16, 23, 30, November 6 & 13, 2023 with Bonus review on November 27, 2023

Time: 1:30- 3:30pm EST Check your time zone so you don’t miss class.

Cost: $198

I can’t begin to tell you how much you will learn in Foundation Drawing with Mindy Lighthipe, but I can tell you it is well worth your time and money! Mindy is an excellent teacher with a fun sense of humor. I can honestly say that I am SO much better of an artist than I was before I took this class, and I would recommend it to both beginners and to anyone who already thinks they can draw but wants to improve their skills. Your art won’t be the same after you take this class…. it will be better!!! I learned so much from Mindy that I didn’t hesitate to immediately sign up for her next class Drawing the Beauty of Plants!

~ Rebecca E, USA