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Instant Access | Everyone is an Artist with Jan McCarthy

Often we don’t approach our creating with an open and playful heart. By the time we get into our creative space there may be a million words, frustrations, worry or even hopes for our limited time in this sacred space. I love when an artist takes the hands of other creatives and encourages the kind of creativity that we all long for…open and free. No rules or expectations. A kindness over ourselves and the work that is precious within us. …

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Instant Access | Colorful Joy with Andrea Garvey

It is a pretty sweet thing when the joy of the art matches the joy of the artist. If you have experienced the color, fun, freedom and play of seeing Andrea Garvey work, share her art and connect with her students you know for sure what I am talking about. We are thrilled to announce Andrea’s first online workshop on our creative network and we hope that this special course will be such a place of joy and play for …

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Instant Access | Deep Conversations with Connie Solera

Whether through lino carvings, simple sketches or her colorful expressive portrait work…Connie Solera’s art stops me in my tracks for as long as I can remember. It is with great joy that we announce her first online course on our creative network! What an honor to have her work offered on our site and to get to create with her during this time! Instant access for Deep Conversations with Connie Solera. Registration is $62 for this online course with 3.75 hours …

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Come and Get Your Free Course | Paint Your Town with Jeanne Oliver

During this difficult time we feel more inspired than ever to make sure that what we are sharing with you beautiful resources that help you connect with your creativity and bring you joy. Each week during the quarantine we will be sharing free lessons and even whole courses, sharing what is inspiring us, cheering on other artists and finding new ways to connect with you. We are offering the online course Paint Your Town as a free gift until Friday, May 1 …

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Instant Access Tomorrow Morning | The Painted Prairie with Beth Cole

What if you could capture a feeling of the landscapes around you? What would that feel like to create art that brought yourself and others to a place of rest just by looking at it? That is what Beth Cole’s work does for me. It is a giant exhale and I can almost feel the breeze, sun on my face and the sounds of the birds in the air.  This is such a gift that Beth has to capture landscapes …

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A Brand New Free Art Lesson | My Dialogue with Van Gogh with Jeanne Oliver

  We have just added a brand new FREE ART LESSON to our creative network!  Today we have released Dialogue with Van Gogh with Jeanne Oliver. This is a free video with Jeanne Oliver taken from her course Mini Masters: Van Gogh. Join Jeanne as we become the “apprentice”. Through this discussion and technique video, we will journey together as apprentices under Van Gogh. This free lesson will give you a taste of the course and we hope you will join …

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Instant Access! | The Curious Artist with Lucy Cooke is Live!

When I think of Lucy Cooke’s work I instantly think of joyful play! Whether she is working in fabulous color or doing simple graphite sketches there is always whimsey and fun in whatever she is bringing to life. It is with pure joy for Lucy and her much needed artistic freedom that I announce that she is back on our creative network with a brand new online course! Instant Access is now available for The Curious Artist with Lucy Cooke. The registration …

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Come and Get Your Free Course | A Guiding Word with Rae Missigman

We have members from all over the world and like never before we see each other and can relate on a whole new level. I wish it wouldn’t have taken this pandemic but I am thankful for all of the ways I am seeing people reach out, encourage, give what they can and to spread joy.  While we are all spending more time at home on lockdown we wanted to make sure you have some creating to do. Each week …

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Live on Monday! An Artful Advent with Kelly Hoernig

Come and create a beautiful altered advent book this holiday season! Bring focus and intention into the beauty of the holidays and create a keepsake for years to come! Join Kelly Hoernig on this creative journey and she will guide you beautifully like she always does! An Artful Advent with Kelly Hoernig is Live on Monday with Instant Access! Registration is $52 and the course will go live on November 4th. The course is 4+ Hours of Content. Come and …

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New Free Art Video | Fabric + Plaster Art Journal with Jeanne Oliver

We have just added another free video to our creative network! Today we have released Free Art Video: Fabric + Plaster Art Journal  with Jeanne Oliver. This free video gives you a taste of the course, Wandering Muse and we hope you will join us for the full class! Come on over and enjoy the free art video Free Art Video: Fabric + Plaster Art Journal. This video is free but you still need to be logged into your account on …

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Live Tomorrow! Minimal Collage | Creating More with Less with Leslie Rottner

“Focusing only on imperfect papers and book parts from the past, explore the notion of creating beautiful collage work using very few supplies. No marks, no paint, just paper. Clear the clutter to create space, both mentally and physically, and allow the papers to speak for themselves. Creating a collage that is strong enough to stand on it’s own encourages thoughtful placement knowing it won’t be covered up. Creating a practice of being present in the moment and working with …

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New Free Art Video | Exploring Negative Space with Pauline Agnew

We have just added another free video to our creative network! Today we have released Exploring Negative Space  with Pauline Agnew. This free video gives you a taste of the course, Feel The Pose | Creating Expressive and Energetic Figure Drawings and we hope you will join us for the full class! From Pauline- When the penny dropped for me and I really ‘got’ how to see negative space when I was drawing, my drawing really improved. It’s one thing …

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New Free Art Video | Etching in Color with Rae Missigman

We have just added another free video to our creative network! Today we have released Etching in Color  with Rae Missigman. This free video gives you a taste of the course, Mixed Media Directions | A Path to Artful Discovery. and we hope you will join us for the full class! Concealing layers of our work can be more much than a shield. Consider the words, for a moment, that we employ as a foundation for our art. These might …

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Begins Monday! Daydreams and Window Light with Roxanne Evans Stout

Imagine creating a handmade book filled with techniques, layers, and details that you will treasure forever. Roxanne Evans Stout is back on our creative network and she has created a course that will guide you step by step to create a gorgeous artistic book inspired by color and light. Daydreams and Window Light with Roxanne Evans Stout is going Live and Instant on Monday, April 8th at 6am MST. Registration is $62 and the course is 4+ Hours of Content. Come and …

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New Free Art Video | Scribble Art with Kate Thompson

We have just added another free video to our creative network! Today we have released Scribble Art with Kate Thompson. This free video gives you a taste of the course, Sacred Vestments | Expressive Portraits and Figures with Kate Thompson and we hope you will join us for the full class! Kate starts out with loose charcoal and then starts to make marks. Adding marks with pens, pencils, linseed oil or walnut oil and white acrylic paint. It is a fun …

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Toes in the Sand, Sun on Your Face and Paint on Your Fingertips | Cayman Islands Art Retreat!

  Toes in the sand, sun on your face and paint on your fingertips. Yes, it is as dreamy as it sounds! Imagine traveling to the paradise of the Cayman Islands, being picked up from the airport and then brought to your luxury villa at the beach. For the next five nights, you will then be pampered with incredible food created by a personal chef, toes in the sand, beach and pool access day or night, connection and community with …

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Semi-Annual 50% Off Sale | Art + Lifestyle Online Workshops

We only do this twice a year and this will not happen again until Summer! For the next 48 hours we are having our Semi Annual 50% off Online Class Sale! USE CODE: JO50 This is the perfect time to stock up on all of those online classes that you have been dreaming about taking. We have so many courses that are on sale for the first time and for the first time, ALL COURSES are Included! First Time it …

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Join Me In North Carolina In 5 Weeks | Donna Downey Studios

I will be coming back to the Donna Downey Studios and we will have two days to play with storytelling through our art with fabric dying, journal making, sketching, paint, collage and more. Whether your subject matter is landscapes, portraits, or still life, you will learn how to incorporate a story into your art. This will be the first time I teach this workshop live and I can’t wait to have you join me! I am honored to be teaching …

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Early Registration Open! Studying Under Berthe Morisot with Michelle Wooderson

If you love to learn, study, practice and get into the head of an artist then you are in for the most wonderful creative adventure with Michelle Wooderson. So many of you have been asking for more Studying Under The Masters courses and if you know Michelle (or once you know her) you will know why she was the most perfect artist to lead the next one. Michelle has a deep love of learning and exploring art techniques and she …

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Early Registration Ending | Mixed Media Directions with Rae Missigman

Rae Missigman is the artist that keeps pushing the boundaries of creativity and she has the heart of a teacher. This is such an incredible combination and what always has students going away wanting more. Lucky us that Rae is back with more!  She is bringing our creative network a brand new course that focuses on words and your creative process. It is guaranteed to be colorful fun! Rae’s course, Mixed Media Directions | A Path to Artful Discovery is in the final …

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Early Registration Ending! Sacred Vestments | Expressive Portraits and Figures with Kate Thompson

The inspiring and prolific Kate Thompson is back on our creative network with a brand new course!  It is an honor to have had Kate share her techniques and gifts with us over the years and to love the students on our site so lavishly. Kate will be traveling with me May of 2019 for my last The Living Studio abroad (at least for the foreseeable future) because of our joint love of history, imagery, vintage papers and use of …

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Early Registration Ending | Art and Nature in Colored Pencil with Kelly Hoernig

Early registration is ending for Art & Nature in Color Pencil with Kelly Hoernig. 5+ hours of course content, lifetime* access. Early registration price of $32 changes to $48 on September 26th @ 10 pm MST and the course will go live on October 26th, 2018. Kelly Hoernig is back with another creative adventure using colored pencils. Kelly is an expert in the field of colored pencil art and she has spent years teaching and practicing with this medium. Kelly is also a teacher …

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Early Registration Open! Mixed Media Directions | A Path to Artful Discovery with Rae Missigman

Rae Missigman is the artist that keeps pushing the boundaries of creativity and she has the heart of a teacher. This is such an incredible combination and what always has students going away wanting more. Lucky us that Rae is back with more!  She is bringing our creative network a brand new course that focuses on words and your creative process. It is guaranteed to be colorful fun! Rae’s course, Mixed Media Directions | A Path to Artful Discovery is opening today for …

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I Am Teaching At The Donna Downey Studios in 2019 | Registration Just Opened

I have been waiting patiently to announce my first art workshop of 2019! I will be coming back to the Donna Downey Studios and we will have two days to play with storytelling through our art with sketching, paint, collage and more. Whether your subject matter is landscapes, portraits, or still life, you will learn how to incorporate a story into your art. This will be the first time I teach this workshop and I can’t wait to have you …