Monthly Painting Videos & Dispatches From My Studio

Packed with exclusive heart-led creativity + conversation + so much more

This is not an instructional teaching course, but rather a super fun art date at my studio – but virtually, of course!

Having an “Art Date with Kelly Rae” is like getting a wrap-around hug from a friend.

The warmth and enthusiasm she presents bring joy and creativity inspiration into my life. The multidimensional parts (music, art, studio, food) send a thoughtful and well presented experience. Thank you Kelly Rae, keep them coming!”

-Kat, Art Date member

Monthly Painting Videos + Dispatches From My Studio

Inspiration to let art out and let love in


Packed full of all the good things art dates are made of: painting, conversation, tea, music, recipes, life updates, and more.

Monthly painting videos showing you how I create, in my home studio. All videos are unscripted. And light-hearted. And 100% real.

An insider view into what art projects I’m working on that month, a curated music playlist,  recipes, books I’m loving, and more. 

Exclusive access to Real + Inspiring convos I’ve recorded with my creative friends, just for you! Also, forever access to all episodes so you can watch and rewatch anytime. 

Who is this for?
Who is this for?

Anyone who wants ongoing inspiration, ideas, and encouragement for a heart-led creative approach to life on the canvas (and off!). If you have a whisper toward deepening your creative life, this is for you.

Anyone needing or wanting a BIG dose of monthly inspiration to get their creativity flowing on a regular basis. 

In a creative rut? These monthly art dates will get you out of it, I’m sure.

 Newbies and seasoned creatives who want to hang out with other creative kindred for some art talk, life talk, and painting time. Feel inspired and encouraged to keep showing up for their creative practice.

“I cannot tell you how much I love every part of these art dates!!

Having the opportunity to get to know you on a personal level like this just makes me adore you even more! I love how excited you get when you love the outcome of mixing colors. I love how you sing and talk like we are right there with you….It has been over a year since I have done any painting and I’m so grateful for the inspiration!”

-Jacie, Art Date Member

How It Works
How It Works

The moment you sign up, you’ll receive immediate access to our online Art Date, where you’ll find all the goodness listed here.

Studio Life Updates

Each month, I’ll greet you with a warm welcome, just as if you were coming to visit me for a real, live art date. After that, you’ll get exclusive, intimate views and updates about my studio life, including what creative projects I’m working on, what’s sparking my inspiration, who’s sparking my inspiration, what I’m inviting into my creative practice and more.


Videos will be fun, light, inspiring, and informal, just as if you were visiting me in my studio in real life.



Painting Video!

The heart and soul of our monthly Art Date will be the painting sessions. Some months, you’ll see me go from blank canvas to finished painting. Other months, I’ll be working on backgrounds or experimenting with new techniques + supplies. No matter what, I’ll be working with paint, and you’ll see the entire process, including how I work through (and talk through) my “mistakes” – like what I do when I choose colors that are all WRONG or when I get stuck. It’ll be an intimate, 100% unfiltered view of my ACTUAL creative process, as if you were with me, side by side.

Some studio days flow like magic – so much ease and fluidity. Others take some serious work and commitment. You’ll see it all.


Art Supply Love

Each month, I’ll give you the inside track on my favorite supplies. In addition to talking you through the marks I’m making on the canvas,  I’ll also tell you about the supplies I’m using, while I paint with them. I’ll explain what each item is, why I love it, how to use it, and where to get it.

I love sharing about my old favorites as well as new supplies I’m discovering. I won’t hold a thing back. I believe in sharing with a generous spirit.




Art Date Convos With My Friends!

Each month, you’ll have exclusive access to a recorded video conversation between me and one of my dear creative friends. We’ll keep it real and it will feel like you’re right there with us as we talk about the triumphs and challenges of leading and navigating a creative life.

The best art dates are the ones where inspiration and connection thrive. Listen while you create and get inspired! 


A monthly music playlist

What’s an art date without music? Each month, you’ll get exclusive access to a music playlist that I’ll curate just for you via Spotify. I deeply believe music helps us get out of our own way during the creative process. I love sharing music, especially alternative folk, alt country, sometimes 90’s alt rock, and moody singer/songwriter music.

Get ready to dance it out and art it up to some amazing music.


Favorite Things Chit Chat

One of my favorite things about art dates is hearing about the books and shows and recipes and other interesting things that are at the top of the hearts and minds of those attending. Sometimes it’s a profound book and sometimes its the discovery of the best pair of cowgirl boots ever! Each month, via video and link love, I’ll spill the beans on what’s captured my attention that month. 

I loooooooove chatting about new things I’m discovering + loving. You’ll hear it all during our monthly art dates, and you’ll be invited to share your loves as well.

Whole Food Plant-Based Recipe Share

John, my husband makes the most delicious snacks for me and my guests when we’re having art dates. They’re always whole food, plant-based, and gluten-free. Our monthly virtual art date together will be no different. Each month, John will share via video what amazing snack he’s made – including the recipe so you can try it yourself!

Art Dates + delish and healthy food = YES, PLEASE.

Just $22/month

You can cancel anytime.

The moment you sign up, you’ll receive immediate access to the current Art Date. Goodness awaits! 

This is my new therapy!!! I love your inspiration.

While I watch you [paint], I’m so amazed at the path you follow, and I realize I shouldn’t strive for perfection”

-Barbara, Art Date Member 

I absolutely adore what you are doing!!

The content is really rich with inspiration and joy. I just beam from a lifted spirit and warmed heart each time I get my monthly access to the Art Dates With Kelly Rae!!!”

-Laura, Art Date Member 

Questions? I've got answers.
Questions? I've got answers.
Are you 'teaching' how to paint so we follow along and learn to do it ourselves?

Art Dates isn’t a teaching course – it’s more of a monthly dose of curated inspiration, which includes an intimate view (via video) into how I create my paintings. Although I won’t be formally teaching, you will learn so much by watching me do my thing (I LOVE watching other artists make art – it’s a GREAT way to learn). I’ll absolutely talk you through the supplies I’m using so there will be some learning involved, for sure, but it’s the kind of learning that comes from sharing what I know about my process and supplies vs formally teaching it.

If you’re interested in taking a course from me where I formally teach painting techniques and more, head on over to my Retreats page.

How will I access the monthly content?

On the day that you join, and then again on the first of every month that you are an active member, you will receive an email with a link and password to access our Art Date.

Once inside the virtual Art Date studio, you will find all of the month’s content. You can access and visit as much as you’d like throughout the month.

You will also have forever access to it should you want to go back and revisit the content in the future.

How long are the videos each month?

There are several videos each month. The longest one is the painting video, which will be anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes. The remaining videos, like the welcoming/studio/life update or the convos with my art friends and more, will be about 30 minutes each. 

You can go through the videos at your own pace throughout the month and you’ll have forever access, too. 

Is there a Facebook group?

There will not be a Facebook Group, but there will be comments inside our monthly Art Dates where questions can be asked and connections can be made. 

How does the billing work?

Art Dates with Kelly Rae is a monthly membership, which means when you sign up, you’ll be billed for the first month of your membership and receive instant access to that month’s content.

After that, you’ll be automatically billed each month, on the same day as your original purchase. For example, if you sign up on the 12th of the month, you’ll be billed on the 12th of the following month.

You can cancel your membership at any time.

What do I have to do to make sure my monthly membership continues?

Not a thing. Your membership fee will be automatically charged every month via the same payment method you enter when you sign up.

What's your cancellation policy?

You can cancel your membership at any time. Once you cancel, you will stop receiving any new content. All the content you received while your membership was active will still be yours to keep forever.

If you wish to cancel your membership, please log into your account here.

Can I ask you questions during our monthly art date?

Of course! Simply ask your question in the comments section, and I’ll answer it! 

I wish I knew about Art Dates With Kelly Rae sooner. Can I access previous months' content?

Yes! Once you are a subscriber, you’ll have exclusive access to all of the archived monthly Art Dates. Choose just one month or get them all! Either way, you’ll receive access immediately after you purchase them.

I have more questions. How can I reach you?

No worries. We’re here for you. Write to us at

I’ve long been a follower and fan of Kelly Rae and the wonderful, honest whimsy of her life.

That’s why I subscribed immediately to Art Dates with Kelly Rae. The videos are sweet, inspiring and full of great information. Plus, it’s like sharing creative time at a dear friend’s studio so you never need to create alone.”

-Linda, Art Date Member 

What a delight to part of the Art Dates.

I have started to open up my creative spirit once again (it’s been shoved in the closet for awhile) and your monthly inspirations are in my toolbox to assist in getting me on my creative track. AND your playlists are so cool. Thank you for opening me up to other artists. With gratitude, Dorothy”

-Dorothy, Art Date Member.

Just $22/month

You can cancel anytime.

The moment you sign up, you’ll receive immediate access to the current Art Date. Goodness awaits!