Last Call!!!

Registration Ends This Thursday for A Cut Above!!! Don’t delay in signing up for the class(es) of your choice because once registration closes (June 20th) the opportunity ends. I’m offering an optional DVD of both of these workshops that can only be purchased inside of the classroom at a nominal fee. This allows for those who may not have the time to do the class while it’s live, to do it at their own pace or for those who want to have unending access to the videos to revisit the workshop whenever they like.

The neat thing about the Artful Gathering Online Art Retreat is that you can take as many classes at a time as you like-just like a live retreat! There are many wonderful instructors to choose from and a wide variety of techniques to learn.

I hope you’ll consider joining me for one or both of the only online classes I’m offering this year!!

Click on the image above to Register

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Online Workshops Start Tomorrow!!!

My only Online Workshops of the year start tomorrow!!! Don’t delay in signing up for the class(es) of your choice because once registration closes (June 20th) the opportunity ends. I’m offering an optional DVD of both of these workshops that can only be purchased inside of the classroom at a nominal fee. This allows for those who may not have the time to do the class while it’s live, to do it at their own pace or for those who want to have unending access to the videos to revisit the workshop whenever they like.

The neat thing about this Online Art Retreat is that you can take as many classes at a time as you like-just like a live retreat! There are many wonderful instructors to choose from and a wide variety of techniques to learn.

I hope you’ll consider joining me for one or both of the only online classes i’m offering this year!!

Click on the image above to Register

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PanPastel and Stencils

I was playing with my PanPastels the other day when someone commented that they were glad to see ‘PamPastels’ again lol. So I decided to give them a go with one of my Face Map stencils from Stencil Girl Products and get  a little more video editing practice on my iMac. I shot this video at my worktable using the camera on the mac. This is not the way I shoot video for classes, I have a whole other set up for that, but it does make it easy to shoot a short video for youtube!

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This is the finished piece of art, done on 9 x 12 watercolor paper that was prepped with a coat of gesso. It took less than 30 minutes total to create and with no dry time, save the two coats of pastel fixative at the end, it was easy to make with very few tools and no mess.

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Here is the little video of the whole process

Welcoming 2013 with a New DVD Release Pre-Order!

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS PRE-ORDER. IT HAS NOW OFFICIALLY ENDED AND I WILL BEGIN PROCESSING ORDERS TO BE SHIPPED BETWEEN THE 25TH AND 30TH OF THIS MONTH. IF YOU MISSED THE PRE-ORDER YOU WILL STILL BE ABLE TO PURCHASE THE DVD AT IT’S REGULAR PRICE, MINUS THE AUTOGRAPH, DIRECTLY FROM THE MANUFACTURER AT A LATER DATE.

 

Welcome 2013! I hope all of you had a peaceful entry into the New Year!

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To kick things off I’m happy to announce that Pursuing Portraits will now be offered in a DVD format! This class will no longer be taught online and because of the many requests for it I’ve decided to now offer it as a DVD with a Pre-buy sale! For the next 3 Days-ending at 12:00pm on Friday, January 4th,(this cutoff date is firm so if you miss it you will have to wait until the pre-order is completed and order later) you can purchase a SIGNED DVD at a $13.00 discount!

The Pre-Order cost is $27.oo plus $5.00 US Shipping or 10.00 International Shipping

Pursuing Portraits Workshop

Pursuing Portaits 6 video Lessons

Journal your way to a self portrait that reflects your true self.  During this 6 lesson course you will work in the comfort and safety of your own Art Journal.  This will be an exploration of our own self and the face that we see in the mirror each morning as we dig deep to find what lies behind the face that we show to the world.  Your face may not even look like you, but it will be representative of the inner you.  I will show you the techniques I use in my mixed media portraits and guide you towards creating a face that is uniquely yours.

This workshop is intended to be a starting place for those wanting to pursue the art of drawing faces. I say ‘pursue’ because that’s exactly what I’ve found it to be. You can draw a face every day and not have them look alike. Portraits are a great way to watch your growth as an artist. Since the time I created this workshop my work has evolved a lot, but the basic techniques I teach here are still the same. This is a great starting place on a journey that never ends and I’m excited to be offering this retired workshop as a DVD.

Over 2 hours of video instruction

DVD’s will be shipped out between the 25th and 30th of this month. It will be available unsigned, directly from the manufacturer at the full price of $40.00
Week 1
~Facing the Facts

Sketching basics, learning how to draw a face and where everything is supposed to go.

Week 2~Who Am I?

Backgrounds that speak of you

Week 3~Take a Look in the Mirror

Learning how to make it your face

Week 4~Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin

Learn the painting and shading techniques that I use in my portraits

Week 5~It’s the Little Things That Matter Most

All the details that bring your face to life

Week 6~Shout Out Loud or whisper really soft

Using your portrait to express your voice

 

I’ve offered these classes in various ways and always through other online venues, but by now offering them as DVD’s will allow me to re-run workshops that people may have missed or for those who would like to have the videos available to refer back to as often as they like. I will only offer a class as a DVD after I’ve decided not to open it for online teaching anymore. Please remember that as I set my price point for each DVD many things are taken into consideration and while I want to keep things affordable I also need to respect those who have previously paid to take the workshop in it’s online format. Because there are no handouts, or instructor involvement as in a workshop, the price will reflect that. The video’s will occasionally refer to “links on the site” or “PDF downloads” etc, and these pertained to the online workshop as it was originally taught. There are no downloads that come with the DVD and you can easily find the supplies used by simply googling the name, most often dickblick.com  or jerrysartarama.com will carry them.

All DVD’s are professionally manufactured by a company. The DVD’s come in a Traditional DVD case with the insert as pictured below. The DVD’s themselves have graphics on them as well and each set has an insert in the case with additional information for the class.

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Last week I happened to photograph this painting, ‘Girl in the Blue Room’ as I was working on it. It’s fun to look back and see how it progressed so I thought I’d share it with you~

Created on 9 x12 140lb hot press watercolor paper using water-soluble media and acrylics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope this gets you motivated to get into the studio and create today!