Happy Memorial Day!

Funny thing, I thought I had given myself the day off today because it is Memorial Day here in the US and I no longer get to celebrate Victoria Day at home. Well, I may have not scheduled any live classes but a portrait commission and some flex class prep later and I’ve put in a full day of work.
This is what my work day looks like when I’m not “live”.
This week my Doodle with Delight class will receive some prompts for brainstorming. Care to give it a try? Download the prompt sheet and be sure to share what you’ve created!

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New Class Coming Soon

In this six week asynchronous learning program learners will be guided through the ins and outs of working with watercolours to create both sketchbook studies and a finished painting. Using a combination of discussion, demonstration, research, and games, we will explore techniques, types of watercolours, papers, and grounds. We will research various modern artists who use watercolours and the techniques they use.
Techniques we will cover include: Wash, Wet on wet, Resist, Drybrush, Desaturation , Lifting, Painting direct Drawing experience will be helpful but not required.
Learners can expect teacher demonstrations, in class exercises, and links to reference for extended learning opportunities. Learner participation in class is vital to success in this program. Along with the teacher, learners will share research results, inspiration and free use reference images.
Week 1: Watercolour types, materials, papers, uses
Week 2: Inspiration, reference materials, plein air and planned paintings
Week 3: colour theory, colour mixing, value scales, colour combinations
Week 4: Get out and paint! – Watercolours on the go
Week 5 & Week 6 : Start to Finish – creating a wonderful watercolour painting.
Learners in this program should have a keen interest in watercolours and art technique.
This is not a step-by-step program, learners will come away from this program with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue watercolours beyond the classroom.

For more information about this class, supplies needed, or how to enroll, please message.

Behind the Scenes

Some of my students are starting in 2 point perspective this week!
I’m very excited to see them push themselves to create some amazing pencil drawings.

Alphabet Club

Today was the first day of a new ongoing class ‘Start With Art: Alphabet Club’
I am anxiously awaiting my green screen fabric but made the most of what we had.
I wish I could share the work of the adorable learners who joined me in class today.
New classes don’t always feel ‘right’ from the start but this one sure did. I can’t wait until next week.