Saturday, February 18, 2012

Make Something Beautiful {art e-course giveaway}

i would love to introduce you to one of my favortie etsy artists,

fun creations for your home too.


teresa & her daughter kayla are hosting
teresa would like to give away 2 seats in her e-course
to you!!

just leave me a comment & i'll draw a winner later this week 

Making Something Beautiful is all about living your art dream.  If you ever had ideas or dreams of going off to art school and living the artsy life ~{ MSB} will give you that feel.   Our goal is to make this experience for you to be just like stepping into art school for the first time.  Even if you are an experienced artist this course will be fun and informational for you too, as well as the opportunity to give you inspiration plus let you give back some helpful advice to the class.  
This course will focus on what you would find if you were going to art school.  Introduction to various tools of the trade; drawing, painting, color, technique and even art history.  Learning about tools, different paints, technique and color are such important aspects to any medium you are drawn to.  It's good to know why things work the way they do and even where they originated from.  Having these skills will only enhance where you are in your life of art.
You will receive weekly videos of instruction and assignments.  We will offer all kinds of support through the Facebook page, Flickr sights and our one on one help.  We will strive to create a very artsy aesthetically pleasing community.
ART SALON:  Popularity of the art salon was originated in France beginning in the 1700's.  The salons would exhibit pieces of art from floor to ceiling usually in someones home.  Many famous artists got there start participating in an art salon.  Cezanne, Picasso, and Matisse just to name a few were very present during the art salon era.  Probably one of the most famous salons were in the home of Gertrude Stein in the early 1900's.  
This is a FIVE - WEEK course.
Week 1:  Important drawing techniques and instruction.  Learning tools for drawing.  Introduction to different papers and how this all blends together to give you the best techniques. Learning about light source.
Week 2:  Nudes, figure drawing and complex shapes.  Grid drawing and thinking BIG!!  {Week 2 also will be your first critique week}.  **Critique is an option; if you would prefer not to join in this, no worries. More on critiqueing later.
Week 3:  Still life - painting - intro to color, materials, oils & acrylics. Painting using just 3 colors.
Week 4:  Plein Air painting - Watercolor & gouache introduction and more. Mixed media. {Critique week}
Week 5:  ART SALON - The art salon will be a website set up for virtual touring of your work.  We will be encouraging you throughout the course to think of a final project that you would like to put in the show. You have the opportunity to sell your work; plus make the money back that you put into the course.  This is a great way for you to invite your family, friends and strangers to view  your work. 


Marie said...

I've always wanted to do something like this but have never been "brave" enough. Maybe this is just the boost I need!

Privet and Holly said...

I love Teresa, too!
I've got several of
her things. How cool
that she and her girl
are collaborating!

xx Suzanne

Laura R. said...

This is great! Hopefully, this will be a way for my five year to take the art lessons she's always wanted- through me!

Carmen Leigh said...

Love Teresa!!! This sounds like a lot of fun!!! Paige, I was
Noted to let you know that I found your blog and you are an inspiration!!!

Pam said...

I would love this course. I am artist in my heart, just need it in my fingers!!! :)

Debby said...

This wuld be so fun. I have been wanting to take some classes.

gina said...

How exciting!!!! Would love to have some additional lessons.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

I think about doing that sometimes... but then I never do. I also think about taking a photography class too, but I think the thing that stops me is not having a buddy to do it with me!

Joanna said...

This sounds so amazing! What an opportunity!

vermonter said...

Oh This would be a great opportunity for me. I have been trying to find something like this while I am unable to work. I am crossing my fingers.

Anonymous said...

Sounds wonderful! Thanks for the chance to enter. I hope I win!

Ellie said...

This sounds like so much fun!

Sharla said...

How fun is this?! Sounds so cool and love her work, thanks for the chance!

Martha said...

This would be a blessing for me. After 27 years of teaching Middle school History I was asked to teach Art. I like to think that I am OK, but I have had no training at all. I have been doing my best this year but this would be just what I need to be able to share with my 500 students...

Canela said...

My repressed artist needs help getting out!

Jennifer Officer said...

My thirteen year old daughter has been begging for art lessons, but we haven't found anyone in our area that offers them. She would love to do this class with me.

donnaclegg said...

I have just been thinking of trying my hand at painting once again after a 40 year break. What a marvelous opportunity this would be. Love your blog.

Lynn said...

Teresa is Awesome I have her little Vintage Camper print, I really love it. Would love to attend her Class. Teresa, You will Do Well!


SuZeQ said...

Oh my. What a great opportunity. I am always looking for ways to grow and this would be perfect. Thank you Paige and Teresa for such a great giveaway. Bless you both!

Yolanda said...

YES!! I would love to make something beautiful!! Thanks so much for the chance!!

cheryl.mccann said...

i don't know if you have drawn this yet - but if not - please put my name in - i'd like to hone my watercolor skills.