I want to share with you a new e-course I will be apart of for 2014 with my dear friend Jeanne Oliver.. and 8 other wonderful ladies as well.
I know for me, I am constantly learning and growing as an artist and to do that, it not only requires practice, but it also most definitely requires learning from other artists! I am an APPRENTICE to other wonderful artist whom I learn from! I think all too often we are too shy to or scared to take workshops from other artists, because after taking the workshop, we don't know what is our style and what is there's. We don't know how to incorporate their style into our own.. to make it OUR own. This workshop is all about this and helping you find your own style, by studying under artist who already do have their own style and are willing to share so that you can learn.
There is a lost art of studying the works of others to find your own style. All of the "masters" were first apprentices and were given the freedom to find their creative voice by literally sitting next to those who inspired them. The apprentice sat beside them, listening to their descriptions of process, picking up their paintbrush and mixing their paint, creating a series of strokes that created something that told a story, and stirred their creative spirit.
And, with practice, the apprentice became a master in their own right – mixing together the old and the new.
Somewhere, over the course of time (and certainly with current social media) we have lost sight of openly emulating those who inspire us most. Have you ever taken an online course, gone to a retreat, purchased an art technique book and were taught an artist's techniques and mediums? Have you ever been worried about what is your style and what is "their" style? Have you ever been afraid to create art that was inspired by another artist? This is going to be a course that will help you discover YOUR style and have the freedom to do so, by learning from other artists.
Jeanne wanted to offer a course that takes some of the most amazing artists in history, and show you how we ALL can learn from them. Even us as teachers!... . And that openly learning from them is a good thing!
Each of us nine artists, will become the "apprentice" to an amazing artist from history and current day. We will share how we became a modern-day apprentice to those who came before us and those who work beside us now. Through discussion and technique videos, each artist will share their week with a “master” as if they are sitting next to them. You’ll learn who their “master” artist studied under, who influenced their work and what techniques and mediums they used.
I am excited for this, because the "master" I have chosen is actually someone who is a modern day artist.. and I am excited to be able to actually learn and talk with her about her work, where she studied, who she studied under. Her process, her techniques and her love for art.
An integral part of the artistic process was to “copy” the master artist until the apprentice could confidently integrate pieces of it into their own creative process. In this course, you will watch as these artists "copy" the works of another artist. You will then learn as they create art in their own style incorporating the techniques and/or medium of their chosen artist
Our hope is that you will leave this course with freedom in your creativity.
Freedom to pull from everything around you that inspires you and how to incorporate it into your art.
The confidence to realize that nothing is new under the sun and how to build upon others that have come before you.
The courage to share who inspires your creative works.
And most importantly, to know that we all learn in the same way.
This is a 9 week online workshop.. with over 60 discussions and technique videos. there will be prompts, book suggestions, weekly live chats, and oodles of inspiration. I am excited to be joining 8 other wonderful teachers...
Katie Kendrick, Stephanie Lee, Kate Thompson, Junelle Jacobsen, Danielle Donaldson, Teresa Sheeley, Jenny Wentworth and Jeanne Oliver!
Registrations begins TODAY! and class starts January 14th!
IF You sign up before December 17th..
You will receive the early bird registration price of $48.00..
after that the regular price of the course is $62
SO SIGN UP Today! Get in on the discount for this HUGE 9 week course!
This is definitly a workshop you will not want to miss for 2014.. this will be the course that will help you find your wings and truly find your style and your place in the art industry.