Let's Create Gorgeous Art In The Round Together

For years, I have painted on Yupo and other rectangular and square substrates, only thinking of my paintings from this geometric perspective. Lately, I've explored painting in the round. Painting abstract with alcohol inks in the round gave me the opportunity to play with shape, colors, and dimension in a whole new way.

Imagine Yourself Sitting Side-By-Side With Me

My online classes allow my students to feel like I am right there working through each step of the process. Very "unscripted" and real, my online classes are a combination of me talking & explaining the process as well as several video demonstrations. 

In this Online Studio Workshop, you'll watch me paint on three surfaces, giving you an opportunity to work on aluminum disks (aka pizza separators!), and treated round white canvas and round black canvas panels.

Level of Difficulty:
All Skill Levels Welcome

Here's What You'll Learn & Explore:

We begin with a foundation of alcohol inks and I will share with you Tim Holtz, Jacquard Pinata, Copic Various Inks, Zigs Kurecolor, and the new Art-C alcohol inks.

I will guide you in the fundamentals of how to prepare for working with the inks as well as working in the round. From there, your art, whether painting in the round or painting on other surfaces is sure to soar. 

  •  Learn the fundamentals of working with alcohol inks. I'll share all of the newest inks with you, too!
  •  Learn all of the supplies that I use as well as important safety tips.
  •  Learn how to prepare your round surfaces for the inks.
  •  Learn how to use canned air to achieve beautiful energy and flow.
  •  Learn to create abstract alcohol ink art on an aluminum disk.
  •  Learn how to achieve beautiful alcohol ink effects working on both white canvas boards and black round canvas panels.
  •  Learn how to revise your alcohol ink to turn it into a piece that is even more stunning than the original piece.
  •  Learn how to properly seal your Circles of Love.
  •  Learn how to hang and present your Circles of Love.
  •  I'll even show you how to showcase your art using PicMonkey for your computer and other cool photo apps.

Workshop Format


The workshop is designed for you to work at your own pace, and you receive instant access to all of the workshop content when you login with your Thinkific account name and password (you will be prompted to create a free account upon registering if you don't already have one as one of my past students).

You will have lifetime access so you can rewatch, pause, and reference back over and over again. You will also receive access to my thriving and welcoming student Facebook group, Alexis Bonavitacola Art Classes, where you can post any of the artwork you create as a result of your learning!

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Circles of Love!

    • Welcome Video

    • Models of All Five Pieces in the Course

    • Visual Supply List

    • Supply List

    • Working With Thinkific

    • How to Navigate the Course Room

    • Safety When Using Alcohol Inks

    • Demonstration of Five Different Alcohol Inks

    • How to Join the Alexis Bonavitacola Art Classes Facebook Community

  • 2

    Working on Black Canvas Panels - Baja Blue

    • Baja Blue - Preparing Your Black Canvas Panel

    • Baja Blue - Alcohol Inks in the Round

  • 3

    Working on Canvas in the Round

    • Preparing Canvas for Working with Alcohol Inks

    • The Red World - Canvas in the Round Demonstration

    • Finishing the Sides of Your Canvas Masterpieces

    • Sealing Your Art on Canvas

    • DecoArt Pouring Top Coat for a Shiny Acrylic Glass-Like Finish for your Circles of Love

  • 4

    Creating Out Of This World Art on Aluminum

    • Models on Aluminum

    • Other Worldly Demonstration on Aluminum

  • 5

    Displaying Your Beautiful Masterpieces

    • How to Display Your Circles of Love

    • Painting The Back of Your Black Canvas Panels

    • Half-Moon Stand to Display Your Circle of Love

  • 6

    How to Fix a Circle of Love to Make it Even Better

    • What To Do With a Piece You Want to Touch Up

  • 7

    Bonus - Out Of This World II - on Black Vinyl with Cork Backing

    • Out of this World II - Demonstration

  • 8

    Bonus - Photo Editing to Showcase Your Circles of Love

    • Showcasing Your Art

    • Showcase Your Art - PicMonkey Demo

    • Showcase Your Art - Lunapic Photo Editor

    • Showcase Your Art - Krop Circle for IPhone

  • 9

    New Framing Options & How To Make A Clock From Your Circle Of Love

    • New Framing Option for Black Circles Of Love

    • How To Make A Clock From A Circle Of Love

  • 10

    Final Thoughts

    • Final Thoughts - Thank You

    • Share Your Story + Feedback :)

Online Studio Workshops with Alexis Bonavitacola

Start your journey with Circles of Love:
Alcohol Ink on Round Discs
for FREE!

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Supply List


A Warm Welcome


I'm an artist, teacher, entrepreneur, and passionate human being dedicated to leading a purposeful life. I specialize in abstract art, especially the energy, motion, and flow of alcohol inks. I have 23 years as an educator, hold a Ph.D. in education, love teaching students of all levels, and taking my art to new levels. I believe in the value of sharing our talents and giving back to inspire others to grow. I look forward to being your instructor and sharing in your artistic journey.

Start your journey with Circles of Love:
Alcohol Ink on Round Discs
for only $37

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