Owls are so close to my heart and I wanted to create a course that would help you get out of your comfort zone and add color and whimsy to your life.
My hope for you is that these owls give you a place to begin, so you can let go, have fun and paint in a style that is unique to YOU.
I take you through my entire painting process layer by layer with videos, written explanations and photos on painting technique, inspiration, and life as an artist stories. I also share lots of videos, tips and stories so you can see my own creative process and get to know how I get unstuck, developed my own style and stay inspired.
WEEKLY VIDEOS COVER
- painting faces and eyes
- painting and various techniques to create more owls
- sketching and coloring owls
- painting eyes, faces, details and close-ups
- loosening up and letting go
- mixed media backgrounds
- whimsy and color
- making your owl your own
Three very in-depth posts per week
- weekly technique posts include video demos with me talking, step by step photos, optional assignments and written explanations
- weekly inspiration posts with videos, photos and stories from other artists and resources
- weekly life as an artist videos and stories, answering the questions I get asked most often
- tricks I’ve learned along the way-what supplies work best, how to make everything fit together, and ways to really make your character and background pop.
- in-depth technique lessons with me talking you through every step of my painting process, layer by layer.
- life as an artist videos where I answer the questions I get asked most often
Techniques for Getting Unstuck & Loosening Up
- fun and easy mixed media techniques I use to loosen up and generate new ideas
- video demos for creating luscious layers and backgrounds
Step by Step Demos on Painting Eyes & Faces
- a download collage sheet with step by step instructions
- photo and video instructions for painting and shading faces
- Private Gallery & Discussion Group where I will be answering questions and giving feedback
- Private Facebook group full of community support and encouragement.
WEEKS AT A GLANCE
Week 1: Loosening Up and Letting Go with Owl Sketches and Paintings
i’ll share with you the simple shape templates i use to create my new owls. we’ll play with drawing owls in different postures and adding details to give our owls personality. we’ll also learn lots about color and shading, gather inspiration and loosen up with drawing in our sketchbooks.
Week 2: Backgrounds & Color
i’ve been experimenting with lots of new techniques and art supplies, so this week is all about playing with all new mixed media layers and painting backgrounds. i’ll show you ways i use my favorite supplies together and why i choose certain mixed media supplies.
Week 3: Painting Dream Owls
we’ll take all of our sketches and inspiration from the last two weeks and start painting our owls. the sleep owl is one of my new favorites. it gives us the opportunity to focus on the details, color and developing a style that is unique to you!
Week 4: Painting Shy Owls
i always love giving my owls personality. this week i’ll show you how to give your owl character and whimsy. we’ll also loosen up with creating owls in new ways in our sketchbooks to really open up to new ideas and characters and find unique style.
Week 5: Faces and Eyes
this week we’ll focus on eyes and faces. we’ll also combine everything we’ve been learning about color, shapes and supplies to really create a balanced composition. we’ll get into all of the tricks i’ve learned along the way too- what supplies work best together and how to really make your characters stand out.
Week 6: Finding Your Style, Top Coats and Review
this week i’ll share how i evolve my own style and show you exactly the steps i take to enhance my own voice in my artwork. plus we’ll go over top coats along with everything we’ve learned and have lots of time to catch up. i’ll also be sure to answer any questions you might have that i’m sure will help everyone in the workshop!
|In-Depth Videos With Narration, Step by Step Photo Tutorials & Life As An Artist videos each week.|
|For anyone and everyone. Beginners are welcome|
|Register anytime. Self paced with access to the classroom for 1 year|
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.
Sorry, no refunds once you have paid for this course.
What Is the Difference Between HTPAO1 and HTPAO2?
HTPAO1 is based on the owls I initially began painting: so they’re based on very simple shapes and color combinations with an emphasis on creating a scene for your owl by adding symbols like trees or a moon. In this class we use spray paint and stencils and chalk pastels to create the faces.
HTPAO2 goes into more abstract techniques and we focus on more recent owls I’ve been painting with more layers and fingerpainting. I also talk through much of these videos, so while the techniques are more advanced, I walk you through each step to make it easy.
When is this course?
this is a self-paced course, so you can register at any time and access the classroom for a year.
How long do I have access to the course?
you’ll have access to the class for a year from the date you register.
I’ve never taken an online course. How does it work?
how to paint an owl 2 is an online painting class. once you register, i will email you the information you need to login to our private class website along with a detailed supply list. 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. students also get downloadable pdfs of each lesson with all of the text and photos and have access to the private class website for a year.
Is How To Paint An Owl 1 a requirement to take this class?
if you haven’t taken a how to paint an owl 1, it’s not a requirement to take this course. in this class i teach all new mixed media styles and techniques. however, if you love owls like i do, the first how to paint an owl is a great place to start.
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 contact me.
What If I’ve taken one of your other online courses…will I still learn something new?
absolutely! all of the mixed media techniques, backgrounds and paintings are completely new. we’ll get more into painting and layering too. so if you’ve been wanting to take your animals, girls or owls a bit further, this is the class to take.
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. i’m most passionate about you being able to get creative, so we can always work out a payment plan. just contact me for details.
I took your how to paint an owl 2 class and I don’t know what happened here….it’s like you took me on a whole new dimension. I loved it……and I love how owls are taking such a big part in my life at the moment and I love how you are so in touch with your playful nature. That’s what I really needed to remember… thank you once again” – Shiva Shakti
I can not thank you enough for the classes you have made. I have taken three of your classes and have learned to use what you teach and add my own spin on it. I believe I am developing my own style. I have made quite a few owls and love making them Thank you for sharing you gift. – Mary Peritore
This class has taken me to the next level in my creativity and opened me up to a more intuitive processI really liked the set up of the class and the 3 approaches: technique driven, inspiration driven and life as an artist posts. Each one offered a different aspect of the creative process. Of course the videos demos were very helpful and enjoyable. I found that I was able to take what I learned and apply it in my own unique way which is a very different experience I’ve had with other online classes where the student is left to make their own copy/version of what they have seen. – Donna Lange