If you haven’t guessed, I almost always have an ambitious list of things I want to accomplish each year. Some things end up getting kicked down the road simply because I only have so much time and I have to focus on things that are a higher priority. My little pet projects are the ones that typically get neglected. One of the pet projects I wanted to finally do this year was to offer online art classes. This included making new ones, but also putting the free art classes I made last year into a format that was easier to navigate. I am happy to report that I did it!
The first new class available is a master study of Fabritius’ Gold Finch!
Here is my version that I did for the class…
I absolutely loved working on this painting and filming it for the class. I review all the materials you’ll need, a few tricks on drawing with paint, completing an underpainting, and then mixing and adding color.
Even though I haven’t promoted it, a few people have found the class and enrolled. I’ve loved seeing their take on this beautiful painting. Here’s a little promo if you’re curious…
You can enroll in the Gold Finch Class HERE. This $10.00 class is filmed specifically to be an online class and it’s available to you at any time, so you can work at your own pace. You’ll have access to the class as long as this site is active. I’d say “forever”, but that is a little presumptuous.
Last spring, when the bulk of us were under stay-at-home orders, I offered nine free art classes. Those are now available in a course format with a supply list, printable reference photos, and videos. (And they are still free!) These videos were shot during Facebook Live events, so there are a bit more conversational.
You can check out all of the free classes HERE.
These are just a few of the free classes available…
If you are enrolled in any of these classes, including the free ones, you can also join the Art with Miss Mustard Seed Facebook Group. In this group, you can share your art, ask questions, connect with other people who are interested in growing as an artist (including me!)
I will be offering more art classess, but I’ve lately been working on one big project for Jeanne Oliver’s website! It’s going to be a robust course on working with a limited palette in different mediums, on different subjects.
I’ve been filming classes in watercolor, acrylics, water-mixable oils, and oils.
We’ll do color wheels, color charts, landscapes, still life, and even a master study portait.
I’ve had a great time working on this course and I’m looking forward to putting together more art lessons to offer on my own site.
What classes should I put on my list to make?