Online course

Make Art & Change your Life










If you encounter a problem, you probably have talked it over. Maybe with your partner, a dear friend, or a therapist. But often, only talking about your problems doesn’t work that well.


Rational mind

When you only talk, your rational mind runs the show. Your creative soul doesn’t get involved – and your inner artist hasn’t been invited to the party. Then chance can take a long time to happen.


It doesn’t have to be that way!

While talking about your problems doesn’t get you any further, making art, on the other hand, does! It helps you to access your creative resources, and lets you enter the spiritual dimension of Life. And from there, miracles can happen.


Art can heal and guide 

My name is Simone Nijboer. I’m a Dutch artist and life coach. I know from first-hand experience that making art can heal you and guide you through difficult times. That’s why I created the online course ‘Make Art & Change your Life’.


Express yourself and use your intuition

In this course, you’ll learn to express yourself by intuitively painting collages papers. You get clear on what is the core of your problem, and you’ll find one word that summarizes what you need right now.

Symbol for change

You’ll combine text – this one word – and paint in collage, and this collage inspires you to follow through on your intentions. It serves as a symbol for change. And if you keep it front and center, magic can happen.


When the time is right, you can ask yourself: ‘what goal emerges from this word?’ If no goal comes to mind, that’s all right, of course. You don’t need to force this process. The only thing you need to do is take time every day to write about your word. Even if it’s only one minute a day.


Take 90 days

Give yourself 90 days for this process. Write about your word every day, and if you set yourself a goal, do one small action every day to reach your goal.


Why this timeframe?

Setting a time frame keeps you accountable if you want to get real insight or reach a goal. If you have all the time in the world, nothing might ever happen. Things get vague and finally disappear in thin air. A period of 90 days is beautiful: short enough to oversee, and long enough to make fundamental changes.


How can making art change your life?

  • First, Making art helps you to enter the still point inside you, from where wisdom flows. The insights you receive while being in this dimension will have depth and truth.
  • Second, when you spend hours writing, making collage paper, and making your collage, these insights have sunk deep into both your consciousness and subconsciousness.
  • Third, your collage serves as a symbol. By creating a collage, you make the intention that you’ve set tangible. Watching your collage every day reminds you to act on this intention. Contemplating your collage helps you to see opportunities that have always been all around you and supports you when you feel like giving up.


This course is for you if:

  • You are creative, and going through a difficult time. You are stuck, and you intuitively feel that creative expression will get you out of the rut.
  • You are right-brained. Only thinking about a problem doesn’t make an impact. Making things with your hand does.
  • You want to use your creativity to foster your personal growth and spirituality 
  • You would love to experiment with collage, and with using the power of text and symbolic language in your art-making.


If this speaks to your heart, click the button below!




In module 1, I’ll give you an overview of the course, introduce the materials and tools that you need, and give you a detailed shopping list.

This shopping list will be quite short since you don’t need a lot of expensive materials to make art. You can find the shopping list if you click on the link in the first module of the Course Curriculum.

Module 1: Investigating your thinking

In the first module, you start by investigating your thinking by using the Make Art & Change your Life workbook. Also, you choose your Word of Wisdom.

Module 2:  Making collage paper

In the second module, you’ll create your own hand painted collage paper. You create written and printed text on painted paper, and you choose a symbol.

MODULE 3: Making collages

In the third module, I’ll show you how you can make collages from your hand painted collage paper.

Module 4: The 90 day process

In module 4, you’ll start the 90-day process using the Make Art & Change your Life Notebook. During these 90 days, you reflect daily on the Word of Wisdom that you’ve chosen. If you want, you can add a gratitude practice to your daily ritual.. 

If you want to work towards a specific goal, you choose a small daily action every day.

Module 5: Reflection and a new start

After your 90 days are over, it’s time to look back and reflect, using your Make Art & Change your Life reflection book. Did you notice any changes? What did you learn? Is there anything that you would like to happen?

After that, you can choose a new Word of Wisdom and a new goal, and start the process over again.


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My name is Simone Nijboer


My name is Simone Nijboer. I’m an artist and a life coach, and I live in the Netherlands. 

Being an artist, I know how fundamental creativity is for living a joyful and fulfilling life. And being a coach, I know how important it is to create change from a deep and still place inside of yourself.

The beautiful thing about making art is that it helps you to combine both. It’s wonderful to express yourself in a creative way. And it invites depth and stillness in your life, from where wisdom, truth, and power can emerge.


Join me!

If you would like to dive deep, get clear on what you need, make art and create change in your life, join me in ‘Make Art & Change Your Life’!


Is this course a self-coaching course?

Yes! But not a regular self-coaching course in which you only think and write a lot. In this course, both head, hands and heart work together to create transformation – which works very well for right-brained creatives.


I have never made collages before. Is this course for me?

Absolutely! Making collages is not difficult at all, and you don’t need any experience. I teach you a very simple and fun way of collage making that anyone can do.

If you want to dive deeper in the process of collage making, you could consider the online course ‘The Joy of Collage Making’. But that’s not necessary!


What materials do I need?

I work with only three colors of acrylic paint (one red-ish, one blue-ish, one yellow-ish)  and black and white of course. Next to that, you need matte medium and some mark-making and other tools, like brushes. You can check out the list of materials HERE.


Is the course in English?



How long do I have access to the course?

You’ve got access for as long as the course exists, or at least 1 year.


Does Teachable have an iOS-app?

Yes. Go to the App Store on your device. Search for Teachable (or simply click this link to be redirected to the page in the app store). Click the Get button. Click Install. Enter your Apple ID password or Touch ID if prompted.

You can read all about it here.

What if I’m not happy with the course?

If the course does not meet your expectations, I’ll be happy to give you a full refund within 30 days of your purchase, no questions asked. Just email me at

If I can’t respond because of vacations or other reasons, you can always contact the online course platform (Teachable) directly via this email-address:


I’ve got a question about ArtSchool.

Then check out the FAQ-section of the ArtSchool-page. There you will find all the answers you need (and if not: let me know ;-)!

I have a question that’s not on this list.

Please drop me a line at, and I’ll be happy to answer all of your questions.


Thank you so much for taking the time to read this page!

I am sure this course will give you the tools to get unstuck through painting. Be welcome to join me, make art, and change your life!

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