About the Academy

What is the CreateSmART Academy?

The CreateSmART Academy is an online art school focusing on the instruction of alcohol ink and mixed media art.  The academy features instructional options from simple 20-minute lessons to comprehensive art instruction.  Instruction is delivered by video instruction, demonstration and downloadable materials and resources.   The courses and lessons are brought to you by leading instructors from the alcohol ink and the mixed-media space.

About Us

The CreateSmART Academy is a collaboration of art instruction by a team of alcohol ink and mixed media artists.  Our online academy features everything from quick eLessons to full-blown instruction.

Many resources, marked “SELECT” are only available here in the academy, while lessons and demonstrations that are available in the Alcohol Ink Art Society are marked “SOCIETY”.  Any resource marked “Society is also available to members of the Alcohol Ink Art Society.


CreateSmART Academy was launched in April 2020 by a team of Alcohol Ink and Mixed Media art instructors.  The academy is a collaboration of two major sources of alcohol ink art instruction —  Sheryl Williams’s Academy of Alcohol Ink and from the Alcohol Ink Art Society.   The instructional platform was the result of work by Laurie Williams and Sheryl Williams.   Their purpose was to consolidate a large pool of instructional resources for alcohol ink and mixed media art and to create a platform for the entire team of alcohol ink and mixed media instructor to host and sell their future courses.


Quality Instruction

Our courses and lessons are provided by some of the best in the field.  There is no shortage of quality instruction.



When you buy a course or lesson on our website, you get lifetime access to that lesson and materials.  This allows you to come back time after time to refresh your skills!


Student Community

As a student of any course in the academy, you are invited to our private Facebook group where you can share your results, ask questions and connect with other students.   Group members can connect and share ideas and experience.


Learn at Your Own Pace

Every student learns differently. For that reason, the courses and lessons are structure so that you can learn at your own pace.  Full eCourses are broken into bite-sized chunks enabling you to progress at a speed that is comfortable for you.