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Begins Tuesday! 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! 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 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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Mini Masters | Instant Access

The first idea I ever had for an online course was the Studying Under The Masters series. It was not the first online course I put out into the world but once we created the online workshop, it ended up being a three-part series with 16 artists studying under a master artist and thousands of students learning with them. Creating this series was a joy for me because I am a history lover, I love to read and study and …

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Mondays Aren’t So Bad! | Two Brand New Courses Starting on Monday

I know how to make your Monday morning so much better! We have two awesome online classes beginning early on Monday morning and each are so full of good stuff that it can only make your Monday feel like…well, a Friday:-) Back in February I was having dinner with a few good friends in California and I couldn’t keep my eyes off one of my friend’s necklaces! It was exquisite, interesting and a work of art. It had been wrapped …

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Studying Under The Masters For KIDS! {registration is open}

For children, art isn’t about rules and critiques. Art for kids is about expression and creating and fun! Creating art with kids is like opening the most fantastic Pandora ’s Box of possibilities. You never know how they will express themselves through art. Going back years and years to some of the most beloved Masters of art is a great way to intrigue children about different forms of art, different styles and different mediums. When young people used to aspire …

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Alisa Burke Studying Under Jean-Michel Basquiat {sneak peek}

I always love giving you a sneak peek into the what we will be creating each week in Studying Under The Masters! This is the 6th and FINAL week of Studying Under The Masters III. This course has been so good and I have watched the students wow me again with their talents. You can still join in but now ALL SIX WEEKS are instantly available! This week Alisa Burke will be studying under Jean-Michel Basquiat! Take a peek… This …

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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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Want a Sneak Peek?

Tomorrow is the launch of the 6 week online art course Studying Under The Masters III. This is the final course of the series and I feel like we are closing this extremely successful and loved series with style!  The line up of teachers is truly incredible and I am honored to have such talented artists sharing their gifts.  You will be creating art with Melody Ross, Alisa Burke, Jenny Doh, Kelly Berkey, Ivy Newport and me! This is only …

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Get Those Paints Out

Do you want to look at art with fresh eyes? Do you want to learn some of the mediums and techniques that have created some of the most interesting art in the world? Do you want to learn how to find your own voice in the world of art and how to make your art stand out? Do you want to study the history behind some of your favorite artists? Come into the rich world of Studying Under the Masters. …

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Studying Under The Masters III

Do you want to look at art with fresh eyes? Do you want to learn some of the mediums and techniques that have created some of the most interesting art in the world? Do you want to learn how to find your own voice in the world of art and how to make your art stand out? Do you want to study the history behind some of your favorite artists? Come into the rich world of Studying Under the Masters. …

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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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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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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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Brett Whiteley {sneak peek into week four}

Good Morning! Just a quick post to give you a glimpse into week four of Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits}. This week artist Robin Fingher will be studying under the works of Brett Whitely. Come and join us for a fascinating look into the world of this renowned Australian artist. *** 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 …

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Max Beckmann {sneak peek into week three}

We have been having the most fun the past two weeks in the new Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits}! Week one and two we were immersed in the works and practice of Van Gogh and Picasso. This week I am giddy to dive into week three with one of my favorite artists teaching under the works of Max Beckmann. Join Gillian Lee Smith as she explores the self-portraits of German artist Max Beckman. Here is a peek into …

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Making Art With Children {Letting Them Lead}

My children have been surrounded by art supplies, art books, art on the walls and art museums their whole lives. Sometimes what they really need is just the freedom to create. When I put supplies out for my kids and then I walk away to do my own thing I feel that my kids rush through the process instead of really taking their time. The best thing for me to learn as a mother when it comes to art is …

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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 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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What Makes These Girls So Special? {Like I needed to tell you}

I believe in this quote and think about it often. I am lucky enough to constantly be in the position that I have the opportunity and pleasure to have incredibly talented women and men all around me. I know that by having people of such talent and quality that it also helps me to grow as a person, artist and business woman. I think I have the best job in the world. I get to reach out to some of …

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Out Exploring and Collecting

I have talked a lot in my newest online art course to be collectors of everything around you and then transform it into something that is your own. Nothing can leave me more inspired than a day spend at an art museum. This past Saturday we spent the day as a family at the Denver Art Museum enjoying the exhibit Passport to Paris. This exhibit is only here one more week and I highly recommend it. The best part is …

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I Have Butterflies {But I want to Embrace the Influences Around Me}

Today is the day! Today is the first day of Studying Under The Masters {becoming an apprentice}! I had some major butterflies about one of the projects. (I will tell you all about it very soon because I learned a lot about myself) I am truly excited that today is finally here. All the planning, studying and creating is here. I have the biggest crush on Matisse. Seriously. LOVE! I did myself the biggest favor to spend weeks studying and preparing …

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Are You Open About Who Inspires You?

I don’t know where it came from. This idea that everything you do must be 100% original and you must pull it out from the depths of your being.  It isn’t really you, good, original, authentic…unless you create something that has never been made or done before. Can we just be real for a moment? We all inspire and encourage one another even if you don’t realize it. We can be inspired by magazines, movies, music, friends, paintings, museums, travel, …

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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 …