How Art Can Make You Happy

Art appreciation for the rest of us.

You don’t need to be an expert to enjoy art.

Do museums exhaust you? Do galleries intimidate you? Do conversations about art leave you tongue tied? Do you need a PhD in art history just to get it?

In this fun, energetic kourse, best-selling author, artist, and art book editor Bridget Watson-Payne turns your anxiety and confusion into happiness. You’ll learn everything you need to know to fall in love with art (or explain why you think it’s weird). Bridget shows you how experiencing art, from paintings to dance to literature, makes us feel emotionally and even physically better.

This is no dry continuing ed art history course; it’s like enjoying a museum date with a funny, savvy friend.

In 15 exciting online video lessons, you’ll learn:

  • How art improves your mood and makes you feel emotionally, even physically better
  • How to discover and articulate your own taste
  • Why you like some art and not others
  • How to discuss art without feeling foolish or elitist
  • How to refresh your love of art — even if you’re already an art fan
  • How to find art no matter where you live
  • How to visit galleries without intimidation
  • How to get the most out of a museum visit
  • How to remember artists’ names and styles
  • How to get more out of a coffee table art book

and much, much more!

If art intimidates, confuses, or bores you,

if you can’t grind through an art history degree,

if you’d just like to be happier,

—this kourse is for you.

Kourse price is $29 USD (plus VAT charges if applicable)


Your Instructor


Bridget Watson Payne
Bridget Watson Payne

Bridget Watson Payne is the author of several books, including How Art Can Make You Happy and The Secret Art of Being a Grown-Up. She is the art book editor at renowned independent publisher Chronicle Books. She has been featured on KTVU San Francisco, KATU TV Portland, Minnesota Public Radio, Prairie Public Radio, Publisher’s Weekly, Scholastic Teacher, Closer magazine, and elsewhere. She also makes drawings. She lives in San Francisco. You can see more of her work at bridgetwatsonpayne.com



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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