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Juliette Crane Abstracts & Backgrounds

I wanted to create a class that would help you paint freely and be fearless.


So in this online course, I share all of my favorite art supplies and techniques for getting started and covering up the white space.

This is a self-paced class, so all of the painting projects are already waiting for you. There are over 3 hours of video within 8 lessons. That means 26 total projects plus a bonus video that covers how to add a character to your background

Each lesson focuses on one of my favorite background painting techniques for achieving luscious layers and several variations on that same technique so you can take the same supplies and turn them into something new to help you strengthen and evolve your own unique style.

This is the perfect class for beginners, painting with children or for anyone looking to let go and add more fun to your life. I begin every painting with the background. It’s the initial burst of energy that I need to get out before I can add my character.

This class features all new background painting videos (so no repeats from my other courses). However, since each of my other character painting classes features how I paint backgrounds, some of the techniques in this class are similar to what I share in my other online courses. If you’re looking to focus on painting backgrounds and taking your abstracts further, then this is the class for you.


VIDEOS COVER

  • getting started- several ways to cover up the white space
  • using various art supplies to achieve different looks in a background
  • combining paper layers and paint to make it all fit together
  • painting mixed media backgrounds
  • creating luscious layers
  • achieving balance and contrast
  • how to fix “mistakes”



*I include lots of me talking you through what I do as I paint and why, plus give you a good look at what’s on my palette and what supplies I’m using as I create.


WHAT’S INCLUDED

In-Depth Videos with Narration

  • More than 3 hours of video, covering 26 painting projects.
  • 8 video lessons with narration, featuring one main painting and several variations on that same technique.
  • A bonus lesson that covers how to add a character to your background
  • Each lesson focuses on one of my favorite background painting techniques for achieving luscious layers
  • All lessons are immediately available to you in the classroom, so you can work ahead and go at your own pace

Positive Community

  • Private Gallery & Discussion Group where I will be the entire time, answering questions and giving feedback
  • Private Facebook group full of community support and encouragement.



WHAT TO EXPECT

On-going Online Course
MIXED MEDIA

WHEN On-going, Self-paced, Access for 1 or 2 years
WHAT 3 hours of video within 8 lessons. 26 total projects plus a bonus video that covers how to add a character to your background.
WHO For anyone and everyone. Beginners are welcome
HOW Register anytime. Self paced with instant access to the classroom
COST $89 – $120 10% Off SALE, Use code december
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SUPPLIES

**click here for a full supply list**
acrylic inks
shiva oil paint sticks
acrylic paint pens
watercolors
collage materials (lotka paper, patterned tissue paper, vintage wallpaper, sheet music, journal and book pages, other papers you love)
a variety of paintbrushes
sketchbook
canvas panel
acrylic paints
golden gel medium
india inks
bleeding art tissue paper
water soluble oil pastels

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“This workshop has been so fun and really spoke to my heart. I love your forgiving approach and so appreciated your personal thoughts…”
-Kim Lacefield
Whimsical Animals Student
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HOW MY ONLINE COURSES WORK

I design my courses with busy people in mind, so it’s easy for you to focus on what you’d really like to learn when you have the time.

The lessons are designed to make creating fun, easy and completely un-intimidating. I’m a big believer in taking the parts you love most and running with them so you enjoy getting creative. And, if you don’t have the time, there’s no need to go through everything all at once.

Feel free to share your artwork whenever you like. There’s a private discussion group, gallery and facebook group for students to connect, share, support and learn from each other. All in an encouraging and friendly environment that you can enjoy right from home.

You don’t need any painting experience or expensive art supplies to take these classes-all you really need are a few paints and brushes (your hands work just fine) and an openness to play. Once you register, you’ll receive an email with the class log-in details. If you don’t find the email in your inbox after 48 hours, please contact Brian at brian@humanityllc.com

Sorry, no refunds once you have paid for this course.


FAQ

When is this course?

This is a self-paced course, so you can register at any time and have instant access to the classroom.

How long do I have access to the course?

When you register you can choose to have one or two year access to the classroom

I’ve never taken an online course. How does it work?

This is an online painting class. once you register, you will receive the login and password needed to access the class’s private website. the class website consists of a private blog (where lessons are posted in the form of text, videos and photos), a private gallery (where students can upload their artwork and make comments on others’ paintings, if they wish), an optional facebook group, and a private discussion group (where students can ask questions, make comments and get to know one another). i’ll be in the discussion group and gallery, answering questions and making comments too.

How Do I Sign up?

sign up by clicking the register button on this page to proceed with your paypal payment. if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email Brian at brian@humanityllc.com

What If I’ve taken one of your other online courses…will I still learn something new?

This class features all new background painting videos (so no repeats from my other courses). However, since each of my other character painting classes features how I paint backgrounds, some of the techniques in this class are similar to what I share in my other online courses. If you’re looking to focus on painting backgrounds and taking your abstracts further, then this is the class for you.

Do I have to complete every assignment?

no. but i know you’ll learn even more and have a ton of fun if you do. and, please, don’t feel rushed! you’ll have plenty of time.

Do I need to buy all of the supplies?

not at all. i only have a few supplies and brands that i recommend in particular because i’ve found they work best together. and you’ll only need a scanner or camera if you want to participate in our online gallery.

Can I share the workshop site, info and videos with a friend?

please keep in mind, i have really put all my heart into this workshop (and all of my paintings) and i’d really appreciate it if you didn’t share the links with anyone who has not paid for the workshop.

Do I need to know how to paint, draw, or be artistic?

this workshop is for anyone and everyone. whether you haven’t painted since you were in kindergarten or if you’re an avid crafter or artist looking to learn new techniques, this class is for you. my intention is to get a fabulous group together and share with you a place to begin so you’re creativity can wander in an encouraging environment.

Do I have to post my work to the private gallery?

of course not. but i really love looking at everyone’s work and seeing just what makes each piece different. i know others do too. this is a totally private, safe, positive and encouraging group. and i wouldn’t have it any other way!

Can I get additional critique from you?

of course. i’ll be here to make comments and give feedback whenever you need it for a year.

Are payment plans available?

absolutely. when you click on the button to register, you will have the option to choose a payment plan.


Your owl painting class has truly been an inspiration for me and my artwork. I especially liked your thoughts about loosening up and letting your creativity flow. It truly helped my creative blocks at times. – Shaun Wingerter
Sitting down in front of my computer in the morning and logging into this class was the highlight of my day. You are an exceptional teacher and I have learned so much. Thank you for the countless hours it took you to prepare this class. You are my inspiration. I liked watching the videos over and over again and when I went to create my owl, I was pleased with what I had done…..this would not be possible without such an excellent teacher. – Jacqueline Bartels
I’ve been painting like a crazed person, one owl after another and each one different. What a great time I am having! Thank you for all your lessons and helpful hints. Watching you paint is amazing! Thank you for the “ugly” stage, I have often given up at this stage, but not anymore. I just keep on going. – Patricia Armbrust

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