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how to paint an owl class!!!

if you subscribe to my newsletter, a little bird may have already told you that i just dropped off a batch of these super colorful mounted prints and originals at the glitter workshop (my first time selling at a local–Madison, WI– boutique!!!)! i cannot wait to stop by and see how everything looks displayed in the new store!

but… the MOST EXCITING NEWS is, ever since i wrote my technique article for somerset studio (coming out in their jan/feb issue), i’ve been thinking a ton about teaching a class! and the glitter workshop just happens to have this super fabulous workshop space where I WILL BE TEACHING A CLASS where you can learn HOW TO PAINT AN OWL!

i can’t even tell you how excited i am about this!

the class will include instruction on how to paint an owl and mixed media backgrounds. i’ll be sharing the drawing template i use to create my own owl characters. then we’ll be adding lots of color and embellishments! i’ll be sharing all of the little tricks i’ve learned along the way too-what supplies work best together, how to choose colors and really make your character and backgrounds pop! 

this class has been a long time in the making! and while this workshop will start off in the classroom, i am SO hoping to be able to transfer my class into something online, so i can share it with all of you outside of Madison too!

 i’ve been tossing around a lot of ideas for just what this online class would look like, so if you have any ideas about things you’d just love to learn more about, please leave a comment! i’d be delighted to hear from you!

 it’s always a little scary trying something new. i’m always so afraid of making a mistake that i don’t move. but a lot of people have been telling me lately that you need to take risks to grow.

holiday cards available in my etsy shop!
 so right now, it’s all about having fun and trying new things for me. and I cannot say how very grateful I am for all of your support and encouragement through it all! I could not have done it without you! 
ps. don’t forget to leave a comment, letting me know what sort of class you’d like to see! 

pps. i don’t have these cute mounted prints listed in my etsy shop, but if you’re interested in one, feel free to email me at juliette (at) juliettecrane (dot) com!


happy weekend to you all!!!


  1. Congrats on the boutique and the class! What great opportunities!

  2. Congratulations on having your own class! How fun that will be for you and for the people taking your class! And congrats on having your work in the shop! I'm sure they'll get gobbled up fast!

  3. I am so happy for you and all the great things that are going on in your life…livin' life full tilt…

  4. Congratls! They are so lucky to have someone with your talent and creative point of view teaching the class.
    Keep us posted, I can't wait to hear how it goes.


  5. How exciting – congratulations!!! Your owls are divine and you always pick perfect colors, so I'm sure your students will get a lot from this class!

  6. congrats on the class! you will be the perfect teacher. your little wood mounted prints are adorable too. can't wait for you to go online for us that aren't close by! take photos so we can see your work displayed at the gallery too!

  7. Oh, I'd love an online class about how to draw those owls. Your owls have been an inspiration for me and I always love them when I see them. It would be wonderful to learn how to do them (I'm not good at drawing at all).

  8. Yes yes yes!!! I was just thinking how lovely it would be to take a painting class from you! I am going to sign up straight away. Can't wait to get all my juicy tubes of paint out and turn a crazy mess into a cute owl!

  9. Love your owls… and how you use so many different materials in your paintings…

  10. I always love your backgrounds and I can't wait for the somerset issue–and I wish you much good luck on your workshop–it will be awesome, I'm sure!

  11. I am looking forward to seeing your article in Somerset and thrilled for you to be thinking about teaching. /Yea for you!

  12. i'm excited for you! i'd be in your class if i lived there! hope you will transfer it somehow to an online class!!

  13. thank you! i can't wait to share with you more details about the in-person workshop! and i'll keep you posted on everything i have in mind for my online workshop!!! i can't wait to work with you all!

    xoxo, juliette

  14. I would LOVE to take your owl class online! For me, lots of PDFs are great – videos, not so much, since like most of Australia, we have a sloooooooooow internet connection with only limited downloads per month. (Just something to consider…)

  15. So good to know, cathy! I’ll keep all of those wonderful ideas in mind as I develop my class! And will let you know when it’s available!

    Thank you so much for all of your feedback!

  16. OOOOOh, I can't wait until the online class is released. I am a BIG fan of your work and would love to learn how to make one of my own. Every night, I look at the piece I bought for you and it makes me feel so good. I have a list of other works I want to collect from you, too! That is so generous to teach a class on this. Thank you!

  17. Hi, I am bulding my new house and am looking to pick up a good color or paint that can suit exactly to my interior and exterior purpose. Any valid close suggesions having similar taste would be appericated. Any idea?

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