Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tree Hugger School

Progress Report by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt 

how to paint trees
watercolor & mixed media techniques, art prints on imagekind
Dreams do come true and maybe I haven't lost any weight this year, but my new year's resolution to create and teach online art classes is now real.  Did you see my intro video with the school bus? I think it is more like a camp bus, because man oh man these women are having fun! For my first class I invited two other artists and I am just loving how students who hopped on the bus because they were fans of one artist are quickly falling in love with the other. I am also pleased at how our styles are so different and complement each other. All three of us are offering techniques in the class. Rather than just teaching you how to copy our art, you learn to make it your own. We just finished Blenda Tyvoll's mixed media creativity and now we switched into a more serious mode with Jan Schmuckal teaching her oil painting secrets for toning the canvas. I want to share with you some of the comments overheard at the Inspiration Place

"loved the first day"

" I really enjoyed your introductory video and I'm really glad that I jumped on your bus, it looks like it's going to be a fun ride."

"I am so excited to join a class that I can do at my pace."
tree shirts
Sunset Trees t-shirt, fully printed on both sides

"I just found this site when looking for workshops for Jan Schmuckal.  I've recently discovered her work and am awed and amazed by how stunning her paintings are.  I was even toying with the idea of traveling to Geneva, Illinois to see her studio.  When this tree tutorial came up, I just hopped on it.  I'm thrilled to learn not only Jan Schmuckal, but two other talented artists."

"I love [Blenda Tyvoll's] work and I have one of her prints, so I just had to find out how she does it!"

"Oh, my, I am like a kid opening my birthday presents, and not knowing which to play with first."

It's not too late to sign up, you get content for 12 months after you sign up, self-paced online video workshop.

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incredible value and saves you so much money over having to study in person with each teacher. Sign up now!

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You can take your time to watch lessons as they become available, catch up over the weekend, or watch them even one to two months later-- it is up to you!
You will watch the videos right on the Inspiration Place. If you can watch a youtube video from your computer you will be able to watch this. No special downloading or special software required! 

Here are my top picks when searching for tree huggers on etsy!!!