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Registration Open For Making Art Sing {With Julie Johnson}

We have the most INCREDIBLE line up of teachers and online classes for you coming in 2016! We are honored to have artist Julie Johnson coming back to teach her newest course Making Art Sing: Values, Lines and Shapes! This is a one week course that will compliment and expand on her very popular online course Scribble Art!  You do not have to take her first course to take Making Art Sing. Making art sing is finding a melody that is …

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Scribble Art Begins On Monday!

Scribble Art with Julie Johnson begins on Monday! This week I shared a sneak peek into the Art of Home | Modern Simple Living on social media.  Julie Johnson took that image and did her mad scribble art skills with it! How fun is this?! We have put together just a PEEK (because this course is so rich in content) of a few things you will be learning. SCRIBBLE ART TRAILER   Julie Johnson is one of the most creative, …

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An Action Packed Monday!

What a Monday we are having! I am not even on my first cup of coffee and look what is already going on… 1. Week four of Studying Under The Masters III just launched and it is FULL of videos by artist Kelly Berkey! This course has lifetime access and it is so full of content that you will be studying, learning, re-watching and growing as an artist for a long time. 2. My week with Life Book 2015 launched …

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The Official Launch of Studying Under The Masters III {a huge giveaway too}

Good Morning! I am excited to announce the teachers for the next and LAST Studying Under The Masters online course. This next Studying Under The Masters will include not only some of your favorite artists but some of your favorite art forms! Look at this incredible lineup!  Studying Under The Masters III will focus on college, abstract, illustration, still life, folk art and portraits. Ivette Newport will study the work of Marie Laurencin. Kelly Berkey will study the work of …

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Don’t Let Lies Define Your Identity {Boxes aren’t for you}

While I was growing up I went to a Christian high school that gave out a “Christian Character Award” each year. I didn’t understand it even back then but I sure as heck knew I wasn’t going to get it. I always loved Jesus but I talked too much in class, doodled when I should have been listening, laughed really loud (really) and probably had too many opinions about everything. Even as an adult I would get quiet when women …

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Frida Kahlo {sneak peek into week six}

Just a quick post to give you a glimpse into week four of Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits}. This week artist Jane Davenport will be studying under the works of Frida Kahlo. Come and join us for a look into the complicated and fascinating life and art of Frida Kahlo. If you are interested in joining us for the newest Masters class we would love to have you! The course is a six week course but the videos …

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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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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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The Winner of Lifebook 2015 {is it you?}

What an amazing response to Lifebook 2015! I am excited to be a part of this course with so many other artists that I admire. I bet you want to know who won the spot to Lifebook 2015… Congratulations Melanie! Please email me at jeanneoliverdesigns@gmail.com with all of your information and I will pass it along so you will be ready for January 1st! So, what about everyone else that didn’t win the spot? You can join 24 other artists …

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The New Studying Under The Masters Has Started {sneak peek of week one}

Good Morning! I am thrilled to tell you that week one has just launched of the brand new Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits}! This first week is all about Van Gogh and it is so much fun. I wanted to give you a sneak peek into some of the videos and art that we will be creating as we study under Van Gogh. If you are not signed up yet you still have time. This six week online …

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Life Book 2015 {Teacher line up, blog hop and giveaway}

Good morning! I have some exciting news this morning and I hope you will be excited too and want to join me. I am one of 25 teachers that will teaching in Life Book 2015! This is an online art course that gives you new art technique and inspiration videos each month for a whole year. So many of the artists teaching are women I know personally or women I admire for their creativity. It is an honor to be …

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Woodland Girls {come check out my brand new art course for fall}

I am excited to tell you about my brand new art course that will begin on October 27th. I hope you will join me for the one week art course Woodland Girls {and other natural curiosities}. Fall is my favorite time of the year because of the crispness in the air, the crunch of the leaves under foot, the bending of the golden grasses and the colors that are changing all around me. Each fall I find a heightened sense …

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Art Supply Giveaway! {Let’s Celebrate the new Portraits Class}

I hope you all had a great weekend! We had our first week back from vacation and Jack started high school within hours of us returning home. Jack has always been home-schooled (except for his weekly enrichment school) and I have to be honest that he adjusted much easier than I did:-) I loved having him home this weekend and I think that weekends will be cherished much more from here on out. Benjamin has been sick since the day …

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Have You Heard The News? {a brand new masters course is coming this fall}

This past January I launched the very first Studying Under The Masters {becoming an apprentice}. Nine artists collaborated to create a course that made me so proud with the quality of the content and the response from the students. The art that came out of the first Masters course from the students was exciting and inspiring. I would love for you to hear what some of the students from the first course have said about the Masters course… “In all …

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Creatively Made Home Summer Series {The Library}

Bright and early tomorrow morning I am leaving for Italy for two weeks! I am teaching at my The Living Studio {Lake Como} retreat and I can’t wait to meet all the women and spend time exploring and creating. I did not do a Summer Series this year so I wanted to offer you a collection of all 7 mini courses from last summer all together for the first time for only $24! ** To register please click HERE. Once …

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I Want To Try Something a Little Different {and I need your help}

Hello! I wanted to do something a little different and I will need your help. Jennifer Rizzo and I want to do a recorded interview style video where we take turns answering your questions about business and following your passions. I am heading out of town today to teach at an art retreat on Bainbridge Island but I will be back later this week and hope to get this interview up next week! What I need from you… *Please leave …

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Just a Peek {and all of the giveaway winners too}

I am so excited that today is finally here! There has been so much excitement around Danielle Donaldson’s new online watercolor course that begins today. The best part about her class is that this one week class is instantly available today. Here is a peek into all of the beautiful projects in Creative Girl: The Land of Light and Shadows… Come and join in on all of the creative fun! This is a one week class with everything instantly available …

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Who Are They Studying Under?

Good morning! I am so thrilled about your excitement over Studying Under The Masters {becoming an apprentice}! For those of you that have registered (and those of you that may be hearing about it for the first time) I wanted to share WHO the teachers will be studying under. First of all I want to say that having these eight incredible artists join me on this creative journey is humbling. I adore each of these women for their creativity and …

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The Beauty of France {Sneak Peek}

  I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. We took the children to the Littleton Historical Museum and they made apple cider, saw the animals, ate pumpkin pie, took a wagon ride and picked out their pumpkins to carve. I can’t wait to show you the photos because it is like stepping back in time when you step on the land of this 1860s farm. The rest of the weekend we were busy getting the new site …