Wednesday, September 21, 2011

On-Line Class: The Artist's Toolbox

If you are looking for an easy way to learn about art, to pick up the basics of the visual language,
I'd like to suggest my upcoming class:

The Artist's Toolbox
Reaching by Lyric Kinard

An on-line course at www.

based on the book

Come learn the basic alphabet of the visual language, the elements and principles of good design.

I'll walk you through each element, explaining them in easy to understand language and metaphors.

We'll observe each element of the visual language in the world around us.
We'll learn to see with the eyes of an artist.

Finally we'll put what we've learned into practice through practical exercises.

The supply list couldn't be simpler.
Sketchbook and whatever drawing stuff you have
Glue Stick
Fabric of Paper Scraps

Class begins September 30

Artist Spotlight: Sharon Chapman

Today you can head over to Sharon Chapman of Wildflower House and leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Bead It Like You Mean It

Sharon's Etsy shop
Sharon lives in the foothills of the Cascade mountains where there is mucho rain, but when the sun comes out it's gorgeous. Her real love is Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands which are close. She loves creating gardens and peaceful places. Lately her interests have been crazy quilting and landscape quilts. 

Here's the round up so far of all the blogs that are hosting a DVD giveaway.
Each of them so far has some fun reviews and projects.

Sep 15  Larkin Van Horn
Sept 16 Susan Sorell 
Sept 19 Kelli Nina Perkins
Sept 21  Sharon Chapman
Sept 23 Leslie Jennison
Sept 26 Carla Sonheim
Sept 28 Gloria Hansen 
Sept 30 Laura Wasilowski
Oct 3  Carol Sloan
Oct 5 Sue Bleiweiss 
Oct 7  Jill Berry 
Oct 10 Jane LaFazio
Oct 12 Tracie Lynn Huskamp