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A Trip Through Montmartre: Learning To Paint Like The Impressionists


Instructor: Margie Resto, Artist

$25 USD 75% Discount

$99 USD

  • 13 Lessons Using Acrylics
  • 1 Bonus Experience Using Pastels & Charcoal
  • 4 Additional Resources
  • Downloadable Workbook
  • Learn Online At Your Own Pace
  • English Audio and Subtitles
  • Downloadable Transcripts
  • Level: Beginner and Intermediate
  • Unlimited Access Forever
  • Large & Growing Online Community With Lifetime Access

Take A Virtual Trip To Paris With Me


Walk the same cobblestone streets the Masters walked. Discover an art studio from the 1800s, where greats like Renoir, Monet, Degas and Suzanne Valadon lived and painted. We’ll learn the history where the Impressionist Movement was inspired, and what motivated these artists to create the masterpieces of their time. How they used collectives to inspire and learn from one another. These are just a few of the items you’ll be inspired by as we take A Trip Through Montmartre.


After this amazing travel experience, we’ll head back to the studio and pull influences from our adventure. I’ll take you through a brief journaling exercise to help brainstorm and unpack all the inspiration we gained, then we’ll head over to the easel. I’ll lead you step by step into putting your composition together, and creating an inspired acrylic painting.  


Oh, but there’s more! You’ll also get to go on a second virtual trip and discover even more influences in Paris. This time we discover a famous artist that once owned a popular cafe that is over one hundred years old. After, we head to the studio and I’ll show you how to pull from your inspirations and create another cool masterpiece using charcoals and pastels. 

"You're just one experience away from creating your masterpiece"


Margie Resto

Founder • Teacher • Wanderluster


Learn How To Paint And Draw Your Vision On Canvas


In this course you will learn some fun techniques the Impressionists used to create a fascinating colorful landscape. Using acrylics, I break it down to the simplest forms starting with a colorful underpainting blocking in the large masses of color. Then as we go along, we’ll continue to lay colors, developing forms into beautiful trees. The Impressionists were all about using broad strokes of colors. We go step by step in completing this amazing colorful landscape based on Suzanne Valadon's “View From My Window”. 


In our second art piece, we use charcoal and pastels to render our subject and use our influence composition to create a fun art piece. You’ll learn how to work from large to small. Slowly building another composition focusing on an urban art scene. We’ll build the scene using marks, build on shapes, and incorporate loose techniques to paint in some loose color. Incorporating values, contrast and colors to set the scene, atmosphere and mood. At the end of this tutorial you'll have completed a piece using some fun easy techniques you can incorporate into future projects. 

Who's It For?


This course is for beginner and intermediate artists who not only want to learn how to paint...but also want a travel experience that inspires their art work. Every tutorial is broken down into parts, and is self paced making it fun, easy and motivating for anyone. This course would appeal to those artists who not only want to learn techniques, but also want to learn how to be inspired and how to overcome mental blocks in the creation process.


What You'll Need


Materials can be purchased at any art store or online. You're always free to use whatever specific items you prefer, I provide the materials list as a guide to help you. 


You can download the materials list here: A Trip Through Montmartre Materials List and the materials list for the bonus composition here: Cafe Break In Montmartre


Student Reviews

"The Wanderlust Collective helped me to not overthink whatsoever and just feel into what I wanted to draw and paint. Margie helped me to not focus on the outcome, but just stay in the present. She showed me how to keep things simple and overcome artist block. She allowed me to not live in my head, but lead with my heart"


Chris A, Minneapolis, MN

Margie Resto


About Margie


Margie is a realist painter who depicts her surroundings through her uses of line, color, and the effects of light and texture. She’s been elected a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA), and her work has appeared in over 20 regional and national juried exhibitions, and has won numerous prizes. Margie has over 20 years teaching in many different venues.


Teaching is one of her greatest passions to pass all she has learned onto the next generation of painters and artists.​ Traveling has brought a whole new dimension to her art. Her goal is to share her travel experiences with the world. Teaching her students how to use these adventures in their paintings. Inspiring  them one location at a time.


About The Wanderlust Collective


One of the greatest stumbling blocks for Margie's students over the years has been a lack of inspiration and creativity. Sadly, most art courses today only teach technique leaving many students wondering how to get inspired. She created The Wanderlust Collective by combining her two passions, travel and painting. By bringing students with her “virtually” on  journeys, they get inspired and are able to take their art to a whole new level.


Margie also realized that many famous artists of the past succeeded by forming collectives to support and encourage each other. Looking back at the lives of the Masters such as Degas, Monet, Mary Cassatt, and Suzanne Valadon inspired her to create a community where artists could flourish. Watching each student in the Collective gain confidence, take control and bring their passions into reality is a true inspiration to her.



  • About The Course
  • About The Teacher
  • Why Wanderlust?
  • Goals and Outcomes For The Course



  • Virtual Tour of Paris
  • How To Find Influences
  • Journaling Exercise/Brain Dump



  • Exploring Materials and Equipment
  • How To Source Materials
  • How To Use and Setup Materials


Painting Tutorial

  • Underpainting
  • Painting The Sky
  • Painting The Trees
  • Painting Houses
  • Painting Green Masses Part 1
  • Painting Green Masses Part 2
  • Details & Finishing

Bonus: Cafe Break In Montmartre

  • Bonus Inspiration Walk Through Paris
  • Painting Tutorial


  • Course Wrap Up
  • Takeaways
  • Next Steps

What You're Gonna Get...

  • A Virtual Trip Through Paris Including Video Travel Experience and Workbook ($99 value)

  • Step By Step Video Painting Tutorial - A View From My Window ($99 value)

  • Bonus Virtual Trip Through The Montmartre Arts District ($99 value)

  • Bonus Step By Step Video Painting Tutorial - Cafe Break In Montmartre ($99 value)

  • Bonus 1 - Private Facebook Group ($47 Value)

  • Bonus 2 - Email Support ($47 Value)

  • Bonus 3 - Audio Transcripts ($47 Value)

  • Bonus 4 - Weekly Live Coaching Call ($97 Value)

Total Value: $634

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Long Will This Take?

    This entire course is about 3 hours long. Everything is broken down into segments. Each segment breaks the experience out so that you can take your time learning and processing the trip. You can do this on your own time, from the comfort of your home.

  • What Does This Come With?

    There's a video and workbook you can journal with to learn how to bring your visual story to life. It's a fun step by step process to help you narrow down your ideas. You can use this guide to take away the overwhelm of trying to bring your vision to life. 

  • How Long Will I Have Access?

    All of our courses have lifetime access. And, once you enroll in your first class, you'll get unlimited access to the Wanderlust Community. Things like the private Facebook Group, Weekly Coaching Sessions and email support. All the courses are self-paced so you can work as fast or slow as you like.

  • What Do I need To Practice?

    I provide the materials list and medium used in the video. For this painting I used acrylics. You also get links to the exact products used. But, I always encourage my students to use what they are comfortable with. 

  • What If I Just Can't Get It?

    I offer email support, a weekly coaching call for Q&A, and you'll also get access to The Wanderlust Collective Private Facebook Group. We're a safe, friendly community that's here to support our fellow each other.


    We all get better together, that’s our motto!

  • How Does The Coaching Call Work?

    Each week, I host a one hour live coaching session where you can come on and ask questions. I don’t normally teach a lesson during this time, but occasionally I’ll throw out some tips. You'll also have access to the replays of this session.

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