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Painting Galaxies

A guide to painting the cosmos
“Understand that your soul is not bound by three-dimensional earthly expectations”


Star Gazers Unite! Wouldn’t you love the ability to create those beautiful, vast starry night skies in your art journal? Resident galaxy painting expert, Katie, is here to help you turn your paint brush into a galaxy stirrer and a toothbrush into your star wand.

Painting Galaxies is a technique based course designed to teach you how to create stunning starry scenes.
In the course lessons you will learn how to paint galaxies using multiple mediums, including watercolours and acrylic paints. If you’re new to working with the mediums used in this class, don’t fear our fellow astronauts, Katie will guide you through learning and mastering these beautiful new tools. Following Katie’s simple teaching style will have your pages shining like the Milky Way in no time.

This course is designed for anyone who has looked up into the night sky in awe and wants to translate that beauty into your artwork today.

Lesson Plan

What’s Included

7 lessons teaching you the best supplies, painting abstract galaxies, painting from actual galaxies, using different mediums, and how to paint the moon
5 videos that teach you, in depth, how to paint galaxies and complete art journal spreads using your creatings
Full list of supplies to take your art to stratospheric levels, and tips, tutorials, and ideas to make your galaxies unique and realistic
Action steps to help you begin practising what you learn right away
A beautiful, printable workbook with a set of stellar quotes to use in your artwork or to stick on your walls
Access to the course teacher, community support and inspiration through the course hashtag #gmpaintinggalaxies

Student Art

Here’s just some of the wonderful art that students have produced in this class.
Katie Smith
Katie is a galaxy obsessed artist located in the Pacific North West of the USA. You’ll either find her in the great outdoors, hiking, star-gazing, or in her studio where she loves to paint scenes inspired by her adventures, create fun DIYs and basically anything else creative.

Get Messy and Art Feeds

We believe art heals. With every purchase you make through Get Messy, we give 10% to Art Feeds. Art Feeds provides free therapeutic art and creative education programs within schools and children’s organisations. 


What format do I receive the class in?
Upon purchase, you will be redirected to create a login for the private site. You can choose your own username and password. If you already have a login for this site, please use that so all of your content is accessible to you under one username.

The class will be available through this private site, along with a workbook in PDF format for you to download and print.

Do I have to start on a specific date?
No, this is a self-paced class. You start when you are ready and work according to your own rhythm.
What do I need for this class?
A journal, your current preferred supplies and an open heart! A detailed list of supplies is shared inside the course, but you likely have what you need on hand and we never recommend spending a lot of money on supplies without knowing how and if you will use them.
Can I share my work and what I learn in the class?
Yes! Please share your work and your responses to the class on your social media sites of choice! We love instagram, so share your pages using the course hashtag #gmheartjournal and you may see your work shared on the Get Messy account. However, please do not share text or photos directly from the course.
Class access does not expire and is not linked to your Get Messy membership.
Can I contact the teacher if I have questions?
We recommend tagging @essie.ruth on Instagram when you share your work from the class so she can see!
Do you offer refunds?
Due to the digital nature of our content, we do not offer refunds.