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26 weeks of intensive explorations

  Online art Classes: Learn from the comfort of your home (prices in US$) Do you want to paint and draw more but are not sure where to start or what to paint? Do you want objective feedback on your art? Back to ARTiful, Painting demos blog Then this Class might be for you, it is organized in 26 unit courses that will briefly give you an assignment for something to paint of draw. This is a text and pictures based class with links to tutorials and a few videos. If you take one class a week, it will last for 6 months and if you take one class every two weeks, it will last for one year. The goal is to get you inspired to draw and paint regularly as well as to try different techniques, explore different possibilities and expand your visual repertoire. Each class will show examples of art that were made using the same technique, subject or restrictions. For some techniques there will be a link to step by step tutorials. There will also most of the time be links to inspiring artists that fit the subject of the class. You produce a painting or drawing for each class and if you want to, you can share it with the rest of the class. You also have a choice of receiving a short feedback on your art from me or not. Who is it for? This class is for beginners to advanced artists, anyone can do it and you can choose for each week how much time and effort you want to invest in each unit. (prices in US$) If you are looking for precise step by step instructions, then you might be more interested in the Painting Flowers from Imagination class. But if you are looking for an impulse to start creating and like the freedom to take your own decisions with a bit of guidance and feed back, then this is the class for you. Is this class about a specific medium, painting or drawing? For most units you can choose which medium to use and if you would like to draw or paint. About 1/3 of the classes are specifically about drawing as I think it is an essential skill to develop for Artists. No worries though, you don’t need any formal training in drawing and any style of drawing has its charm including doodling For the rest of the classes, you can choose if you would rather paint or draw or even try something in between. There is quite a number of my artworks that I am not sure should be qualified as drawings or paintings. How much time do I need? You decide how much time you want to invest for each unit. Most of the time you can do something simple like a small drawing or take more time and make a finished painting. Why 26 weeks? If you complete a unit every week, the entire class will last 6 months. If you complete a unit every 2 weeks, the class will last 1 year. What supplies do I need? For most units you have a choice of media, I am using the most common supplies you will find in most artist studios. The most commonly used media in the class are Acrylic paint, watercolor, dry pastels, graphite, oils sticks. We will work on paper, yupo paper and canvas. You can see the supplies list for this class on the Dick Blick website I paint with oils, can I take the class? I work mostly with water based media but you could easily use oil painting in the class, although you have to know that most of the links to step by step painting tutorials will be with acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. (prices in US$) I read the assignment but I would like to do it a bit differently. Of course! The purpose of this class is to get you inspired  to draw and paint, so if you would like to do something a bit differently, go ahead! You might inspire other Artists in the class. What happens once I make my painting or drawing at the end of each unit? At the end of each unit, you fill out a form where you can upload your work. To go to the next unit you need to fill out this form but can upload any picture or a blank picture if you do not wish to share your work. If you decide to upload your work, you can decide: If your work can be public or only for class members If you want a link next to your name to your website or blog, Facebook page, etc… If you want to share your work anonymously If you would like me to email you a brief feed back on the work The paintings and drawings from our class participants will be shared on the blog and you are welcome to comment on them, as long as the discussion stays constructive. Do I get a grade for each unit or work I complete? I am not grading the works but you can choose to receive a short feedback from me. Do I need to complete a unit every week? I might get too busy. You can choose what rhythm works best for you. I recommend you do at least a painting or drawing every two weeks to get into the habit of creating Art regularly. Can I skip a week, I am not inspired by the subject? I believe that adding constraint sometimes helps with creativity even though it reduces the possibilities, it gives us a direction. But if there is a week class that really doesn’t inspire you, you can still skip it, just select ” I did not do this week’s assignment” in the quiz. You could also modify the assignment to make it more inspiring for you. Do I have to work the units in order? I recommend you do work on the units in order, as […]

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