I'm thrilled to be part of Jeanne Oliver's upcoming online class entitled Studying Under the Masters; Becoming an Apprentice. Staring on January 7th, this nine week online course will focus on 9 Masters from the perspective of 9 working artists. Each week one of us will spotlight an artist and we will study them in depth, bringing you history, techniques, and inspiration through our live videos. I won't tell you who the other artists have chosen , but we'll be focusing on Marc Chagall during my week session.
There is a lost art of studying the works of others to find your own style. All of the "masters" were first apprentices. The apprentice sat beside the "masters", listening to their process, paintbrush in hand, mixing paint, creating strokes that told a story, and stirred their creative spirit. 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 course is for you!
Join nine artists as we become the “apprentice”. Through discussion and technique videos, each artist will share their week with a “master”. You’ll learn who their “master” artist studied under, who influenced their work and what techniques and mediums they used. An integral part of the artistic process was to “copy” the master artist. In this course, you will watch as these artists "copy" the works of another artist. They will share what techniques they learned and what they learned about their own creative process.
You will then learn as they create art in their own style incorporating the techniques and/or medium of their chosen artist. My 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.
*This is a nine week course
*Over 60 discussion and technique videos
*Supply lists and prompts
*Weekly live chats on this site
Stephanie Lee, Katie Kendrick, Kate Thompson, Christy Tomlinson, Junelle Jacobsen, Danielle Donaldson, Teresa Sheeley, Jenny Wentworth and Jeanne Oliver
* Earlybird registration opens NOW. The cost for this course is $48 for earlybird registration and $62 after that. Use the paypal button below to secure your place in what is sure to be a unique and amazing class!