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Live Tomorrow! Show Up and Shut Up: Strategies of an Insecure Artist with Carolina Della Valle

I am so honored to once again share with you an artist creating an online course with us that has never offered an online workshop before anywhere! It is one of my greatest joys to get to collaborate with an artist doing something new and fresh! I love that this brand new workshop with Carolina Della Valle is all about working through our insecurities as creatives and by showing up we quiet those voices! This is a lesson that I could …

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New Free Art Video: Woodland Girl Ornament with Jeanne Oliver

  We have just added another free video to our creative network! Today we have released  Woodland Girl Ornament with Jeanne Oliver. This video is one of the first things Jeanne ever taught online and it is such a fun project. This is an oldie but goodie and we hope you love it. This free video gives you a taste of the course, Woodland Girls {and other natural curiosities} and we hope you will join us for the full class! …

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Live on Monday! Papillons with Angela Kennedy

As you look at Angela’s beautiful work you will find yourself looking again and again and finding more details each time. Through sketching, paint and mixed media techniques Angela brings portraits to life in such sweet ways. Let her work draw you in through those eyes, flowing hair and attention to details. Papillons with Angela Kennedy is Live on Monday! Registration is $52 and the course will go live on Monday, November 4th. The course is 4+ Hours of Content. …

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Early Registration Ending! Show Up and Shut Up: Strategies of an Insecure Artist with Carolina Della Valle

I am so honored to once again share with you an artist creating an online course with us that has never offered an online workshop before anywhere! It is one of my greatest joys to get to collaborate with an artist doing something new and fresh! I love that this brand new workshop with Carolina Della Valle is all about working through our insecurities as creatives and by showing up we quiet those voices! This is a lesson that I could …

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Early Registration Ending! Stitch Your Stash with Charlotte Lyons

When I travel here in the US or abroad I am always looking for vintage fabrics, small metal tins, vintage papers and bits and bobbles to include in a new creation. For  years I have watched the beautiful and unique ways Charlotte Lyons has used beautiful old elements to create something fresh and modern but now with a story.  Gather your old fabrics because with stamping, stitching and repurposing you are about to create beautiful items to keep or give. …

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You Are Not Too Much. Really. | Creatively Made Business

  Being a female artist and business owner has allowed me to walk out interactions that are more raw and exposed than many other professions. I teach and create with a majority of women which means intimate travel, small groups and often very real and open conversations. Through my business consulting and also lifelong relationships with women I hear one thing over and over. Women can feel like we are too much. Whether it is our never-ending ideas, emotions that spill …

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New Course! Stitch Your Stash with Charlotte Lyons

When I travel here in the US or abroad I am always looking for vintage fabrics, small metal tins, vintage papers and bits and bobbles to include in a new creation. For  years I have watched the beautiful and unique ways Charlotte Lyons has used beautiful old elements to create something fresh and modern but now with a story.  Gather your old fabrics because with stamping, stitching and repurposing you are about to create beautiful items to keep or give. …

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New Course! Papillons with Angela Kennedy

As you look at Angela’s beautiful work you will find yourself looking again and again and finding more details each time. Through sketching, paint and mixed media techniques Angela brings portraits to life in such sweet ways. Let her work draw you in through those eyes, flowing hair and attention to details. Early Registration for Papillons with Angela Kennedy is open for $38 and will go to the full price of $52 on October 2nd at 10 pm MST. The …

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New Course! Art Under Resin | Alcohol Ink in Abstract with Noelle Mena

Noelle Mena brings passion and excitement to anything she is exploring and creating whole heartedly. Join Noelle for her newest passion in Art Under Resin. Her love of the process and her heart for you as an artist will rub off on you and before you know it you will have the rules under your belt and you will be breaking them to find your own creative process. Learn Noelle’s process through mixed media techniques to create small and large …

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Early Registration Open! Where Nature Meets The Divine with J. Kirk Richards

The first time I saw an original J. Kirk Richards in person I gasped! The colors, the emotion, the depth of layers. I was instantly in awe of the artist and how he created. For years I have admired and followed his work.  Whether Kirk is working in clay, oils or charcoals he is a master of each. We are receiving the sweetest gift to sit at his feet and truly become an apprentice for a few hours. His work …

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Early Registration Open! An Illustrated Journey with Lorraine Bell

Imagine learning the art techniques that will allow you to connect with your world. The techniques that help you to be fully present in your day to day life. This is a gift to yourself.  Learning how to slow down and see…really see…is one of the greatest lessons to learn and Lorraine Bell will guide you through her process and help you capture the world around YOU. Many of you know Lorraine as one of the team members of “The …

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Early Registration Open! 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. Early Registration for Daydreams and Window Light with Roxanne Evans Stout is open for $38 and will go to the full price of $52 on March 5th at 10 pm MST. The course …

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Early Registration Open! Painting the Light | Expressive Watercolor with Christie Drahnak

As creatives, we long to learn and grow but to also honor our gifts. That honoring comes in making time for creating in whatever form you are pulled. Creativity is a deep, deep calling and there are always a million excuses not to answer.  Are we worthy of taking the time or spending our resources? We often can ask ourselves what else “should” we be doing instead. Will we even make anything good? Why do we forget that the creating …

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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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20th Anniversary Sale | 40% Off One Online Course

It was a Friday night in Washington, DC in February of 1998. I had worked late and I was supposed to meet up with friends in a local brewery. I saw Kelly come in with a group of people and I instantly said to my friends, “Check out my future husband”. We went on our first date the next week, we were engaged four months later and married 8 months after meeting. It has been hard and beautiful and broken and lifegiving. I had no idea how hard …

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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 | 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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Brand New and Instant Access! Abstract Color and Composition with Cherie Wilson

How about a beautiful surprise to enjoy over the weekend? Cherie Wilson is back on our creative network with a brand new and INSTANTLY available online course all about Abstract Color and Composition. During her last online course so many of the students had questions about composition so she made a whole course for you! What? Serious! So, no waiting and you can start watching right away! Thank you so much Cherie! You are amazing and you love your students …

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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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Begins on Monday | Draw and See with Rebecca Sower

Draw and See with Rebecca Sower begins tomorrow! I can not remember a time during this creative journey that I haven’t admired and deeply respected the work and heart of Rebecca Sower. She is a prolific artist with a wide range of techniques and skills that she is dipping her hands in and the results are always beautiful. I had always hoped that Rebecca and I would have the opportunity to collaborate so it is with great joy I get to …

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Early Registration Open! 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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Brand New and Instant Access! Animals | Inspired to Sketch and Paint with Cathy Walters

How about a brand new art class, on a Friday, all about animals and with INSTANT ACCESS! You may have seen her work in Pottery Barn, Wayfair, Land of Nod and more…come and read more about a new and instant access animals course with Cathy Walters. This course will make you smile and love creating! Cathy is not only a well known and loved artist but she has been our family and business photographer for the past 10 years. Her photos …

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

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 that lavishes her students with instruction, encouragement and knowledge. It is such an honor to have Kelly back on our creative network! Kelly’s course, Art & Nature in Color Pencil is opening today for Early Registration. Early registration has just opened for Art & Nature in …

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Early Registration Ending | Creative Collage with Leslie Rottner

One of the sweetest parts of what I have the joy of doing is seeing something so beautiful and unique in an artist and asking them to share it with all of you. When I first saw the work of Leslie Rottner I couldn’t help but come back to look at it again and again. The more she shared her work the more I knew it was different and set apart. When you see that in an artist it is …