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Children of the Wild with Kate Thompson {tomorrow is the last day to get the early registration price}

***Tomorrow (June 20th) is the last day to get the early registration price for Children of the Wild with Kate Thompson*** I have said this a million times but it is worth stating again! Our creative network has the most beautiful artists and I believe our courses are rich, affordable and some of the most art altering that are being offered today.   An artist that has been a part of the popular Studying Under The Masters series is now …

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Letting Go: An Exploration of Abstract Painting {registration has just opened}

I couldn’t wait until morning to announce that we have just opened up registration for Letting Go: An Exploration of Abstract Painting with Wendy Brightbill! I have admired Wendy’s work for years and I am so honored that she will be teaching on our site and especially love that she will be focusing on abstracts! In this course, we will listen to our intuition to create expressive abstract paintings. We will explore mediums and techniques that lend themselves to letting …

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Children of the Wild with Kate Thompson {registration just opened}

I have said this a million times but it is worth stating again!  Our creative network has the most beautiful artists and I believe our courses are rich, affordable and some of the most art altering that are being offered today.   An artist that has been a part of the popular Studying Under The Masters series is now back with her own course and it is stunning!  I am excited to announce that mixed media artist Kate Thompson will …

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Making Art Sing with Julie Johnson begins in Less Than TWO WEEKS!

One of the most popular classes on our creative network last year was Julie Johnson’s Scribble Art! Julie is a born teacher and she provides rich content full of technique, inspiration and encouragement. We are honored to have her back on our creative network teaching her newest online course… Making Art Sing | Values, Shapes and Lines This is a one week course that will compliment and expand on her very popular online course Scribble Art! You do not have …

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Sneak Peek of Week Two {Reflections: Paint Your Story}

All of my courses come from an authentic place of walking through something, discovery and/or personal growth. One of the biggest lessons I learned creatively in 2015 was that it was time to really tell my story. To hold nothing back and to start letting it spill all over the page. There is art I have never shared and maybe art I will choose not to share. That is your freedom also. Getting your story out and letting it guide …

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Elements of Clay {with Alissa Millsap}

One of my favorite creatives and hearts is Alissa Millsap and we are about to get so lucky because she is teaching the brand new Elements of Clay! Do you have childhood memories of making mud pies or building sandcastles? Maybe you loved creating something out of playdoh, wishing you could keep them forever? In Elements of clay, I will be showing you several projects using air-dry paper clay. No kiln needed! Each project is inspired by nature, as well …

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Intro To Hand Lettering | Registration is Open

I am constantly surrounded by the most creative people and it is my biggest joy and honor to have them teach on our creative network! Many of you will probably remember Jen Wagner from our popular Becoming free series in January. You knew she could sing and write and now you will see more of her gifts! I am excited to announce that Jen will be teaching  Intro To Hand Lettering and registration has JUST opened! Just like most of …

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Creative Girl and a Book Giveaway | Way to Go Danielle!

Sometimes you see a person you adore work their butt off and create MAGIC! That is exactly what my girl Danielle Donaldson has done! It has been one of the most exciting things to see one of the most talented women I know create her first book. To celebrate the release of Creative Girl (currently a #1 best seller on Amazon) I am giving away one copy of the book. Can you hear a woop woop all the way from …

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Pattern Play Early Registration Price Ends Today!

Good Morning! Just a reminder that TODAY is the last day to get the early registration price for the new course Pattern Play: Create Your Own Professional Patterns in Photoshop with Ease.  This course is being taught by surface artist Bari J. Here is a peek into the content… Learn how to easily create patterns in Photoshop using a variety of methods from an industry professional. You’ll learn about different ways to create repeats, how to create artwork from within …

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Learn From a Designer {Sew Simple. Sew Fun}

You know when you just instantly connect with a person, a style and a brand? That is how I felt the first time I saw the product photos of Bink and Boo. I am a huge lover of vintage fabric and finding new ways to reuse vintage elements in my own products. She is on trend on with her clean lines, everyday style and vintage vibe. It doesn’t hurt that the designer and owner behind Bink and Boo is completely …

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Sketchworks Begins November 4th!

I carry pencils, pencils and a sketchbook everywhere I go. I never know when I will want to jot down my thoughts or quickly sketch out an idea. Over the years I have definitely grown my drawing skills but I still know there are so many fundamentals I have yet to grasp and include in my art. When I was studying about the life of Van Gogh I found it fascinating that he practiced his sketching for years…truly years…before he …

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Making Hand Carved Stamps {Free Video}

Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner and it is a sweet time of year where we may take extra time to create for others and our home. Once of my favorite ways to add details to wrapping paper, note cards and tags is by making my own hand carved stamps. This is so much easier than you may think and a lot of fun to make. I wanted to share with you one of the videos from one …

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New Sculpting Course Open For Registration! {create your own holiday gifts this year}

I am thrilled to announce that Stephanie Lee will be teaching Hand Formed | Simple Sculpting {sculpting with plaster and clay} beginning NEXT month! This is the perfect time to create special gifts that really mean something special for the holidays. Stephanie is creating a course that will teach you the basics and beyond and you will walk away with multiple sculptures for yourself or others. {The images below are just peeks into the kinds of projects being created. More …

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Pablo Picasso {sneak peek}

Week one of Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits} has been a huge hit all about studying under Vincent Van Gogh! The work coming out of the class is already outstanding and so inspiring. Teresa McFayden is leading week two and studying under the works of Pablo Picasso. Here is just a peek… I hope to see you in class! This course has just begun and the price is $62. To register please click HERE. For people that are …

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Sketchworks [drawing with confidence]

Good Morning! I wanted you to know about a brand new art course that will begin on November 4th.  Artist Angie Redhead will lead this two week drawing course Sketchworks [drawing with confidence]. He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast. – Leonardo da Vinci The old masters were skilled draftsmen. Having a good understanding of logical art allowed them to deviate from …

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Creativity Takes Courage {Interview With Christy Tomlinson}

Our June interview in our video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now! ******* For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series. Five months ago we expanded our creative network to offer free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world. My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series was with the amazing Stephanie Lee. The February …