The Secret Garden
Imagine a mysterious hand painted tunnel book surrounded by darkness reaching out to the light. Mystery, intrigue and greenery galore awaits you as each page dissolves into the next revealing its Secret Garden to you. Are you ready to open the door and create the world of wonder that begs for you to come inside?
Starts August 23
5+ hours of video instruction
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Denver with Degas
We will defeat the blank page by sharing my sketches and the ideas behind them. This will give you choices in how to fill your pages with moments that speak to you.
Join me as we discover the world together, On Location!
ART for the love
of the GAME
This playful art course will entice your inner child to come out and play! Using monopoly game cards as our surface already sets the mood of wonderment. Creating the game pieces and items from our childhood evoke happy memories that each of us treasure. Painting layers of color washes on these small and enchanting cards is just the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Let's play!
We will be painting 5 designs together - crayons, paint tubes, a marble, dice with monopoly pieces, and jacks. In every step of the way, each lesson is meant to skill build into the next so you will achieve success. This course has over 2.5+ hours of video.
The ART Studio 2019
Have YOU ever asked yourself...
- Are you feeling bored with the art you are making?
- Are you wanting to create your own art but don't know
how to start?
- Are you tired of recreating art that looks like everyone
- Do you want to jump start your own creativity?
- Are you wanting to grow your art skills and techniques?
- Are you ready to find your own voice, vision and style?
- Are you wanting to add design, composition and color
that speak to you?
If you answered YES to one or all of them then I have a very special invitation just for YOU!
In the Garden
This tunnel book course takes you on a journey of wondrous discoveries. Every single layer we add - texture, color and detail - leads your artistic eye into another realm of hidden treasure and unchartered territories for your creative muse. This tunnel book creates mystery, delight and a sense of wonder for all ages. The act of book making, cutting the intricate tunnels then adding the beautiful colors of the garden takes you on an amazing adventure into the natural world of Mother Nature.
Techniques: Creating the book. Cutting the tunnels. Tone-on-tone stenciling. Building soft acrylic layers with washes of color. Achieving realistic details.
This tunnel book course takes you on a journey of wondrous, mysterious discoveries. It creates mystery, delight and a sense of wonder for all ages. The act of
book making, cutting the intricate tunnels then adding
the beautiful colors of nature takes you on an amazing adventure into the natural world of Mother Nature with
a little twist of the unexplained.
Techniques: Creating the book. Transferring the designs. Cutting the tunnels. Building soft acrylic layers with
washes of color. Adding dimensional mysterious textures with paste and added elements. Achieving realistic details with a quirky twist. All of this is meant to enchant the curious observer!
What if you, as an artist, could be transformed?
Would you take the risk?
I created this series of destinations to awaken your artistic senses. Equipping you with an empowering and evolving toolbox to ignite your creative practice. So that you will never again struggle with the blank page.
- Exploring a destination with an artist's eye.
- Adding artistic tools to your toolbox.
- Sketching on location.
- Get your sketchbook ready, no blank pages allowed!
Color Inspiration Series
COLOR? Are you stuck in a rut? Are you confident about your choices when creating art? Want to experiment but not sure how to go about it? Want to be adventurous and step out of your color comfort zone? If you answered yes to one or all of the questions, this fun class will show you an exciting way to create a palette full of confidence!
Get ready to be inspired! Get ready to challenge yourself with new colors to play and experiment with! Get ready to create YOU in an all new paper palette! A transformation is about to begin, let’s go.
Postage Stamp Series, Floral Edition
This charming little series uses postage stamps as the inspiration. Together let's create one-of-a-kind pieces of art that reflect what you love. The color palette is chosen from the gathered images you pick making your series unique to only you. Added layers will create depth and interest letting your final handmade postage stamps details shine.
There is 98 minutes of video total but I've kept them in little sections so you can easily follow along - inspiration, color, textures, postage, finishing.
This Series starts April 2, has lifetime access to the videos*.
Postage Stamp Series, Christmas Edition
This charming little series uses postage stamps as the inspiration. Each of these projects would make great Christmas gifts for yourself, family and friends. The great thing about this course is you pick the images to create the stamps around. Country, contemporary, elegant or floral, anything goes!
Together let's create one-of-a-kind pieces of art that reflect what you love. The color palette is chosen from the gathered images you pick making your series unique to only you. Added layers will create depth and interest letting your final handmade postage stamp details shine.
The A-Z 123 Challenge
Creatively jump start the New Year with this exciting challenge. The prompts are subjects that start with the letters A-Z, how many you include 1, 2 or 3 is totally up to you. The medium and surface is up to you. A video on my surface preparation and some alternative suggestions.
This challenge is self paced with 26 prompts and 5 technique videos included in the PDF
I was totally inspired by Vincent Van Gogh and his last days. He created 70 pieces in 70 days before ending his life. I thought it would be a great challenge to push ourselves to find beauty all around us and create (sketch, paint, draw, doodle) for 70 days straight. I see this as an artistic practice that is meant to put us in the moment, give us time to play, practice and try new ways to capture what is in front of us. It is not meant to be great pieces of art, it is a way to get us to do, to see, to create without perfection. Spending 10-15 minutes each and every day will give us the practice needed to connect with our inner artist and let her explore the everyday surroundings of your life.
Vintage Wishes, a colored pencil adventure is a complete course that features charming vignettes sure to fill your home with holiday delight.This comprehensive colored pencil course features 8 beautifully designed compositions that include nostalgia, elegance and a touch of nature. Each design will offer 2 paper suggestions as well as detailed instructions on working with the surfaces I have included. Exploring colored pencil and trying different substrates has been part of the excitement for me on this lovely course. There will be a coordinating 60 page book and pdf that includes the step-by-step instructions, drawings and sectioning maps, with many photos throughout the process. There is also 10+ hours of video for all the designs showing you how I work and details on each and every surface.