I wanted to create a class that would help you overcome creative blocks and strengthen your own unique style.
I created this class in response to feedback I’ve gotten from my students. So many have said they want to develop their own style and whenever they learn from another artist they feel like they’re just copying. Well, in this class I’ll share with you how I strengthen and evolve my own style and take what I learn from classes and other inspirations in my every day and incorporate them all into my own paintings in a new and unique way.
I’m always exploring new techniques, creating different characters and experimenting with so many different art supplies.
My hope for you is that these paintings and inspirations throughout the year will give you many places to begin, so you can get over creative blocks, have fun with your artwork and paint in a style that is unique to YOU.
- painting faces and eyes
- creating owls, girls, whimsical animals and other characters
- experimenting with various art supplies
- loosening up and letting go
- mixed media backgrounds
- whimsy and color
- developing your style
- adding top coats
- simple shape template for creating any whimsical animal or character
In-Depth Photo Tutorials and Explanations
- we’ll be painting whimsical animals, girls, imaginary creatures, owls and so much more.
- with each lesson, I’ll share what inspired the painting and how I add those inspirations into each new piece to strengthen my own style.
- i share everything i learn about painting, art supplies, new characters and creative process the entire year
- an in-depth technique lesson each month with me talking you through every step of my process, layer by layer, so you know what I’m doing and why
- painting imaginary characters, owls, girls, whimsical animals and more, from start to finish
- a bonus exercise each month that will include more backgrounds, paintings, and loosening up exercises
- Step by Step Template and Video for Creating Any Whimsical Character
- Step by Step Video for Drawing Eyes
- How To Video for Adding Top Coats (My 3-Step Process)
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
Downloadable Cheat Sheets
- printable pdf with simple step by step instructions for drawing eyes
- printable pdf with simple step by step instructions for shading faces
- printable pdf with simple shape template for creating different characters
- 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.
|12 month course. New lessons posted until Sept 2014|
|In-Depth Painting Videos with Narration, Photo Tutorials, Art Journaling Exercises plus Bonus Videos, Downloadable Cheat Sheets & Forever Access to Private Facebook Community|
|For anyone and everyone. Beginners are welcomeClick here to see student work.|
|Register anytime. Self paced with access to the classroom for 2 years|
HOW IS SERENDIPITY DIFFERENT FROM MY OTHER CLASSES?
This course includes all new paintings, mixed media and background techniques. so if you’ve already taken another class with me, this will take everything a lot further and give you so many new characters and ways to paint. i’ll also share more layers and techniques for enhancing what you learned to paint in my others classes.
If you haven’t taken a class with me, it’s not a requirement to take this course. in this class i teach all new mixed media styles and techniques.
However, if you especially love owls like i do or specifically wish to paint girls, whimsical animals or backgrounds and layers, my other more focused online courses are also a great place to begin.
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.
When is this course?
this is a year-long course, so you can register at any time and have instant access to the classroom
How long do I have access to the course?
you’ll have access to the class for two years.
I’ve never taken an online course. How does it work?
serendipity 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. when you click on the button to register, you will have the option to choose a payment plan.
I wanted to send you a sincere thank you for your beautiful artwork. I recently bought 3 of your owl prints on Etsy to put in our nursery and they look amazing. I really appreciate your work and I know our baby, coming any day now, will enjoy your beautiful, whimsical prints for years to come. – Carolyn Jacquin Bohlig
Love seeing all the layers up close and having original of your work after seeing you paint in class. It’s beautiful, thank you. – Beth Hutson
“Can’t tell you how much I learn from you explaining what you’re doing wrong and right while your painting. I feel so much more confident in my own art because of this, I am forgiving myself when I can’t paint a perfect picture, make a perfect doll or quilt on the first try. I feel I have gotten my money’s worth already and we have a year to go. What a fantastic class Serendipity is. Thank you for being REAL.” -Peggy McDevitt