For the Modern Painter who wants to master their craft without the noise. 

What if you could earn a full-time income with your paintings?

What if you raised the value of your paintings and TRIPLED the amount of sales and commission requests?

What if…you finally took a chance on your dream of becoming an artist.

Let me tell you something—you deserve to take that chance.

How? By accelerating your growth, challenging your potential as an artist, and learning what it takes to become a successful, thriving artist.

Are you ready for this magical experience?


It’s time to:


Master Your Process


Have a High-Vibe Community


Sell Art That You Love


This is how it works.

First of all, this is not your typical, snails-pace e-course where you get a bundle of information upfront and then you’re left alone to figure it all out by yourself.

This 8-week intensive art program is about getting down to business because it’s a bootcamp designed to jumpstart your career as a full-time artist. 

Each week’s lessons are released and you are expected to focus and work!

Through the 8 weeks, I’ll guide you from start to finish as you enhance your painting process, integrate what you’ve learned into your practice, and create a clear path forward to grow your art business.


My 4 Step Framework is delivered over 8 powerful modules of 1,000+ hours of video lessons, printable worksheets, recorded implementation classes, and tutorials. Over 15+ years of expertise delivered from my studio to yours!


Module 1

The Million Dollar Mindset

  • Quickly identify what your influences are and using my help, and design your north star for your unique style

  • Reprogram your subconscious in your sleep with my meditations to attract wealth, opportunities, and increase confidence

Module 2

Color Mastery

  • Learn exactly how to use the color wheel to create vibrant paintings that will sell online and off

  • Discover my unique approach to achieving color harmony every time

  • Explore what color palettes you’re attracted to and why as we develop your visceral connection to color



Module 3

Composition 101

  • Utilize the 3 main elements of composition to create blueprints for your paintings

  • Decode your favorite artists’ work into pieces so you can expand your painting vision

  • Translate the composition tools used by designers and photographers to strengthen your abstracts

  • Quickly assess your paintings to move past the “ugly duckling” phase to the finish line

Module 4

Composition 201

  • Compose your paintings with ease and confidence using my 3Rs

  • Watch and learn how to easily lift the vibrations of your paintings to avoid dull work

  • Add detail and color alterations to strategically evolve your simpler compositions



Module 5

Depth Through Detail

  • Build emotive, expressive paintings through intentional mark-making

  • Apply translucent, opaque, and fluorescent paints to create depth in your work

  • Utilize additives to create glazes and patterns in art

Module 6

Acrylics To Look Like Oils

  • Build compositions through Texture

  • Incorporating mixed media to increase the Value of Your Paintings

  • Explore new ways of building layers on canvas



Module 7

Styles of Abstraction

  • Explore an expert-inspired painting with spray paint, enamel, and paint

  • Floral, landscape, and figurative styles of abstraction (Bonus guest lectures)

Module 8

Finishing a Painting

  • How to sign and title your work like a pro

  • The key to varnishing

  • Packing and shipping (Bonus)



Bonuses include:

2 Live painting workshop calls with Amira Rahim ($700 value)

4 Bi-weekly Coaching Calls with Coach Anna-Christina deLaIglesia ($500 value)

2 4 Bi-weekly Mindset & Business Coaching calls with Sarah Guthrie, MFA ($1000 value)

24 hour access to FB group for support from myself and coaching team ($997 value)

Bonus Biz & Marketing Alum group after you graduate ($997 value)

Lifetime access to the course ($8000 value)

Surprise guest experts with painting seminars on Encaustics, Florals, Figurative and more ($1297 value)

A $12,000 Total Value which is still a fraction of the cost of art school. Start today for $1997 (paid in full) or 3 payments of $897!

“But I can’t make enough money as an artist...”

How many times have you said this to yourself? 

How often do the negative words and self-doubt settle in because you’re overwhelmed, confused, and unsure where to start or how to grow.

Years ago, I’ve walked in the same shoes you’re in now as an artist. 
But now I’m here to share the secret recipe of success.

Do you want to finally say goodbye to the anxiety—the anxiety of walking into your studio and seeing all of your unfinished, unsold paintings that make you feel like a failure?

Let’s leave the doubt and fear behind, because this life-changing 8-week intensive art program will take you from artist-in-hiding to artist extraordinaire.

Your creative grit is endless, and the right opportunities are waiting, ready to flock to your doorstep at the right time, the right moment. 


Are you ready to transform your dream of doing what you love for a living into a full-fledged reality?


You want to:

  • Create amazing work that practically sells itself.

  • Learn what it takes to evaluate your own work to consistently sell your paintings.

  • See results and build a sustainable, successful art business.

  • Take a new direction in your work and gain confidence in what you do.

  • Push yourself to develop new skills in a safe, supportive space with other students.

  • Nail down the prices of your work and charge what you’re worth.

  • Become the artist you’ve always meant to become.

Wouldn’t it be tragic if you looked back on your life thinking:

“I had so much to give. So much color and art to show. But I held back and couldn’t overcome the hurdles preventing me from creating art and paintings that truly resonate with people.”

Watch Roxanne’s Review!!

I watched Amira grow her career over the last five years and told myself, ‘if she ever teaches a course like this, I'm going to sign up!’ I knew right away that that's the direction I wanted to explore—and felt that with her experience, I'd be able to reach my new goals.


Watch Robyn’s Review

The homework assignments were really good in order to understand the material The biggest breakthrough for me was the use of neutrals and how to use them effectively. ...The composition portion was really helpful to determine the best way to create a strong composition. Before the course, I was unfocused, creating work that wasn't really me, my style was anything that might be popular. Now, I've identified common color palettes, a solid direction on what kind of style I like to create and I'm more focused than ever before. I would recommend this course to people that need to refine their art style and vision. I feel most empowered about being able to create pieces with beautiful colors.

From A Leap of Faith to Artist Extraordinaire
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YESSSSSS!!!!!!! This course has been a game changer for me as an artist. Hands down the very best investment I have made in myself as an Artist. Amira has a gift—Trust her process.

Shawna Lahman, Artist

It’s Show Time!! At my first art show…All the work we put in is coming to fruition, Amira! So grateful our paths crossed and I did the course. I am just loving every piece of this journey and the art I get to create is so fulfilling 🎉🎉❤️


I just sold this painting within a couple hours of posting it. Thank you Amira!! Your course was the best one I’ve taken, ever. ❤️

Tracey Gurley, Artist

Amira's approach to teaching is that even though we are a group of different kinds of artists, she lets the individual grow in the direction they wish to go or is more suited to their own way of painting. We aren't moulded in her way way of painting but are pushed into making our own mold. And that is what it's all about, finding our own voice.


 After this program, you’ll never need to search for another art program or e-course ever again. 

I’ve built a results-driven curriculum and a supportive community so you’ll see immediate progress in your practice and paintings week by week.

You’ll be guided and supported through this whole journey but be prepared—you’ll be pushed to expand past your limits, grow out of your comfort zone, expected to think for yourself too. It’s up to you to trust the process and commit to an ambitious yet transformative course, but we promise it’ll be worth it!

Each week, you’ll get new lessons and trainings through regular video recordings and handcrafted assignments that will fire you up to explore something new while sparking new ideas as an artist.

The entire program has 8 core modules with a proven system to teach and prep you on how to create high-quality, high-value artwork that sells and reflects your style.

Intuitively structured, think of every lesson as a brush stroke—a stroke built on the one before it—and every stroke leads to preparing you for your next masterpiece, your next sale.

Get ready for some homework too! I’m a strong believer in applying what you learn so you can fully benefit from the tools given.

 The homework you submit will help you stay on track, plus I can monitor your progress each step of the way. 

Ready to take on this opportunity? If you’re excited, daring, and want to embark on this journey to grow as an artist and business owner, let’s get started!

From Struggling Beginners to Artist Extraordinaires!
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Things have been happening left and right! First: The Hilton Hotel and Convention Center has asked me to be be the featured artist until June 16th. There are 10 paintings displayed with a reception, press release and the Tourist Bureau! 😳...I set up last weekSecond: I am now being represented by a gallery in Michigan - far away from Louisiana lol. The curator said the “balance, color, and composition are exquisite”. This class has changed everything. Thank you Amira D. Rahim for Better Than Art School!

Celia Carr, Artist

I have followed Amira for many years and have admired her paintings because they were so vibrant. My participation in the program was to learn how Amira's paintings were created with so much vibrant color that complimented each other without clashing....When Amira talked about color and how to create neutrals, translucent and opaque paint, that was definitely an 'aha' moment. Not only did it make sense it provided a roadmap to combine and compliment almost any color palette which is what I needed. Composition was another challenge. She provided a new way to look at what you are creatng and improve it 100%. For me, the reminder that talent is one thing but skill is another was invaluable due to the influence of 'intuitive' painting. Even to paint intuitively you must have some listening skills not just techniques. The homework was a lot but soooo worth it. I am happy she provides continuing access to the program to reinforce what was presented. I would recommend this program to any artist that has a challenge creating cohesive colors in their work and needs to open their mind to expand their artistic horizons and development. Thank you for sharing what you learned.

Sharon Crumley, Artist

Amira has structured a very thoughtful program. It builds in a conscious and appropriate way, in steps. She has a lot of love for art and her students! I enjoyed looking at all the art....Especially researching other artists. I don’t do that enough. It is very inspiring. The class was extremely challenging, frustrating and exhilarating. I tried my best not to resist the assignments and just to take them as exercises. I grew a lot! • Where you are in the program right now: Completing the last day. • Your experience in working on the color breakthroughs: I discovered so much. I have a ways to go in truly implementing the lessons! This course really condenses color painting theory and gives you a lot more skill to control color. It is a lot of information to integrate. • Your experience in working on the composition work I have to remind myself to use these (3 R’s). Looking forward to the day when it’s second nature! • Where you were before...and where you are now I was really stuck before I took this course. I had paintings that I wanted to make, and I did not know how to get there.Now I have skills to try and implement to achieve the effects I want. I’m still struggling to execute my vision…but I feel better equipped to get there. Thank you, Amira.
 • What kind of people would you recommend this program to? ? You have to be willing to work. To experiment & try new approaches. • Practicing detachment with the artwork and assignments helps… • Being comfortable with the online structure will make things easier. Virtual teaching isn’t for everyone. I love seeing the addition of the bi-monthly coaching calls! This will help! • What do you feel most empowered about in your art at this time? It’s an interesting combination of words, empower and art. I do not usually combine the two.Art for me is more about sensitivity. Feeling. Being able to share part of the human experience with others.It was a very big step for me just to go on social media. Especially when my work isn’t at a place that utterly delights me. • And anything else you feel pertinent to add I had four goals in taking this course: 1. Mindset 2. Better skill with color 3. A better grasp of my voice. 4. At the end, I wanted a photo of myself smiling, holding one of my paintings. I succeeded with #2. I am delighted with that piece.The other 3 will require more practice, but I believe I will get there, thanks to all the tools from this class. I so appreciate the journey. I'm rating this 4 stars because some of the kinks are still being worked out. Some feedback: Reply time on the email correspondence could be improved. Even with the auto-responder that it says could take a while…that feels a bit…sad. • Promotional materials and delivery of those goods is confusing and possibly misrepresenting…I messaged Amira directly on FB about one issue in particular. My final disclaimer- as my mom passed away during the course, I am seeing everything through the lens of grief right now. So I am hyper-sensitive.

Elizabeth Lee, Artist

joined the Better Than Art School program as a beginning artist. I was unsure of being surrounded by other artists, but I am so glad and proud that I did it. I am finishing up week 8 this week. ...The homework assignments helped me practice integrating what I was learning with the videos. I'm so glad I took the time to do them. And I plan to go through and do them again. I want to keep practicing and it's so fun to watch the "aha" moments come and have things click into place. I loved the color homework. I didn't at first, because I just wanted to play. But the lessons really helped me understand why I liked certain color combos and why I didn't like others. I learned tricks of how to put complementary colors next to each other to create dynamics in a painting instead of making it look childish. I'm still working on putting the composition lessons into practice. But now I have language to describe why I like certain works and not others. I feel much more empowered as an artist. I've been learning and relearning how to work past my inner critic. It has been such a huge help to have other artists around who share their struggles and I find they are so similar to mine. That has been such a great support. This program is for anyone who wants to take their painting to the next level. Whatever level you start on, including the dabbler who wishes they could paint. I was in your shoes! Do this. Take the leap. You'll be amazed at yourself.

Meg Runyan, Artist

 What else do I get?

Lifetime access to all 8 modules, assignments, and videos

Special guest instructors on mindset and their painting experiences

2 Monthly Live Intensive coaching sessions with our coaches during your 8 weeks

60+ Hours and hours of additional recorded classes from Amira Rahim

Looking for something one-on-one? My private coaching packages start at $10k for a 6-month commitment.

“Art That Sells” is for:
  • Artists living anywhere in the world who want to prepare themselves for making a full-time income doing what they love.

  • Artists who are committed to learning and growing, and who want to work with acrylic paint that look and feel like oils.

  • Self-taught artists who want to hone their skills and learn what it takes to consistently sell to their ideal audience.

  • Established artists who want to get seen, offer high value work, expand their teaching potential, or gain more sales and commissions.

  • Painters who are wild and free, and love using or exploring with color.
"Art That Sells” isn’t for:
  • Those who want to treat their art as a hobby.

  • Those who aren’t committed or willing to explore and make changes in their art practice.

  • Those looking for babying and hand-holding instead of cultivating personal confidence.

  • Those who are not painters or who shy away from acrylic paint.

  • Those who want to chill out, hang back, and not finish the work it takes to excel and improve as a successful artist.

I really need this! What do I do next?

Time to enroll in Better Than Art School now!

If you’re ready to take your art to the next level, to start selling and making a full-time income doing what you love, let’s get started on this journey together. 

The program starts as soon as you enroll. 

I’m committed to helping each student thrive in their art practice with amazing results. If I notice you’re not doing your homework, you may lose the chance to participate and transform your life towards becoming a successful artist. 

That’s how committed I am to the success and integrity of this program.


 If you’re ready to move forward and make art in demand, let’s do this!

One-Time Payment

Save more than 20% with a one-time payment of $1997.

Lifetime access to all 8 modules, assignments, and videos

Hours and hours of recorded classes

Surprise guest instructors on encaustics, florals, and more

2 monthly mindset calls with Sarah Guthrie, MFA

2 live painting workshop calls with Amira Rahim

24 hour access to community coaching FB Group during your 8 weeks

Bonus Biz and Marketing Alum group after you graduate (Lifetime access)

Payment Plan

3 Payments of $897*.

Everything from the one-time payment plan

* Due to the intensive high-touch nature of this group coaching program, we do not offer additional payment plans at this time. In other words, this is not your momma's e-course! This is for artists both beginner and experienced, who are dedicated, committed, and willing to be resourceful to fulfill their purpose.