This course - "Create Your Own Oracle Deck" - is Changing My Life and My Vision as an Artist.
— Heather Hoeps
I heard about Cathy's Create Your Own Oracle Deck online course through another artist on Instagram and when I read the words to describe the class I knew I HAD to take it. Cathy's class was everything I hoped for and more. Not only was I able to create a 52 card oracle deck under her guidance and wisdom, but it was an absolute joy to do so. Cathy lights up the room with her joy and positivity. She is a cheerleader for each and every one of her students and makes learning all the ins and outs of creating a deck life changing. Seriously. I grew so much in this course and I am so grateful to know the wonderful human who is Cathy Nichols!
Tera Balog, Ph D
Cathy I sincerely want to thank you so much for this class and how it has been such a huge shift in my life and my work - it’s been such a great challenge as an artist to think in a more collective body of work and language and even though I finished the deck I find myself still wanting to explore how to expand the ideas and push myself more - this is actually closer to the way I used to paint and create and explore in college and when I wasn’t doing art as my full income back in the day and I have missed this so much and it’s helped me realize I can paint “my” way and it can speak to people. I was getting so caught in the trap of painting what markets showed me would sell but this reconnection with my creative spirit has been the most rewarding experience I have had in such a long time. So thank you truly. Such a blessing.
Cathy's workshop was so organized and thoughtful. She taught real art skills and strategies to make a fabulous oracle deck. I have continued painting my deck, and it is a labor of love that I find so meaningful and satisfying. I have learned so many new things from Cathy's workshop and continue to incorporate them into my practice as an artist. As an added bonus, Cathy is so positive, cute and encouraging. She is a joy to create with!!
Cathy’s workshop was wonderful! The instruction was inspirational, informative and thorough. We also produced a lot of work in a short amount of time and I’m still creating more because of it! I highly recommend taking a workshop with Cathy you will be inspired and enlightened both by her beautiful artwork and her personality :)
"I had the good fortune to attend the oracle deck class on long island given by the talented and insightful Cathy Nichols. It was an environment where we got to explore our intuition, our sisterhood and our inner child by expressing ourselves using different techniques - painting, collage, stamping, transfer, drawing - to manifest a reflection of our understanding of universal archetypes in our collective psyches. The energy of creation and camaraderie gave us a profound 2 days. We made abundant beautiful tiny art!"
I had the most wonderful learning experience at Cathy Nichols's "Create Your Own Oracle Deck" workshop. It was my first time taking a class like this and it was so much fun. I loved how the workshop was structured with the tools and exercises she presented us. That allowed us to flourish in our art and creativity, while tapping into our intuition. Cathy is not only a talented artist, but a warm and encouraging teacher. Thank you so much Cathy!
Both Create Your Own Oracle Deck and Oracle Joy have been an immense blessing. While I have had a hand in creating three decks now, two oracle and one tarot, it was always in partnership with another person and working on their visions. I absolutely loved it, but I didn't think I had it in me to create something totally my own. It seems a silly thing, but sometimes striking out on your own, even with some experience under your belt, can be intimidating. Your course has allowed me to trust my own vision and capabilities. Also working alongside other creatives around the world and getting direct feedback from everyone has been invaluable. As we each bring our own visions to life this community has given me the courage and support to know that yes, I can do this too! You took a project that can at times feel overwhelming and made it light, approachable and the encouragement and beauty along the way only fed into my personal well of inspiration. And gosh darn it if you aren't the cutest when you teach, I chuckled along the way and more often than not I had a big smile on my face while I watched the video tutorials. 😘 Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have shared.
"The Create Your Own Oracle Deck Workshop was an amazing experience. I’m a lawyer by trade so the opportunity to spend a weekend creating under the eye of Cathy Nichols was incredible. She provided materials that helped spark the process and showed us cool techniques to make our cards sparkle. I also had the opportunity to make art with some super talented women! I definitely recommend this class and can’t wait to take another class with Cathy."
Jennifer A. Casey