Monday, September 29, 2014

Watercolor Techniques: Spirited Sunflowers

Autumn is such a great time to spread your creative wings and deepen your knowledge of art making. When I create paintings in the fall, I long to celebrate the fall colors around me. This new online class, Spirited Sunflowers, will teach you new watercolor techniques while creating luminous sunflowers.

Perfectly capture the beauty of spirited sunflowers, bold blossoms and dramatic light with radiant watercolors!  You will learn fun watercolor techniques for creating texture in your backgrounds that you can apply to any of your watercolor or mixed media paintings.

Taking an online class with me is like looking over my shoulder while I paint.  I talk you through all of the decisions I’m making and why I’m making them — whether it’s color mixing, techniques, or design.  I take you step-by-step through it all! The joy of taking an online class with me is you get to see me paint a watercolor from start to finish in real time. I speed up a few parts only so you don't get bored, but every technique is narrated.

Not sure what I said? That's okay. I also provide a written "tips" section with bullet points that cover the essentials. I also list all the paint I use and with shopping information for my favorite brands so you can duplicate the same results at home.

I didn't explain something clearly? The beauty of the online class forum is that I can answer your questions.

All videos are filmed in high definition. You can pause, stop, go back, and skip ahead though class videos as needed.  Lessons are divided up into easy-to-digest segments so you know which video you want to review if you need a quick refresher without having to watch the entire video.

This project emerged as a favorite in my "reader's choice" poll and no wonder. Come join your friends and make new ones in a convenient online class that you can enjoy from any internet  device.
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Here is a sample of one of my sunflower watercolor paintings. I will begin a brand new one for you to learn from and provide you with a photo reference so you can create your own. All my secrets for creating the drama in this painting will be revealed in this online class. (like this painting? The original is in a private collection, but sunflower prints are available online in my etsy shop)

Frequently Asked Questions:

When will class be ready?
You can join at any time. All materials will be self-paced so you may view and review as needed.

How long will I have access?
You will never lose access to this online art class. So you can come back again and again.

What if I have questions?
I answer all questions within 24 hours during the work week and any questions posed during the weekends are answered on Mondays. Your fellow students may also jump in and answer your questions.

Who is the teacher?
I am Miriam Schulman, founder of the Inspiration Place and I have been practicing watercolor for over 20 years. I will be your guide for sharing my watercolor secrets for creating luminous sunflowers. You may read my full bio here.

Do I need to have experience with watercolors to take this class?
Although it is helpful to have taken Watecolor Secrets class at the Inspiration Place, it is not a requirement and students and artists of all skill levels are welcome.

How many videos? How long are the videos?
This class is under construction but the plan is to have  a welcome video, a supply video and about 3 videos between 10-20 minutes each that teach the skills needed to paint sunflowers.

Can I watch from my ipad?
Yes.. you just need internet access to watch videos in this class.

This sounds do I join?
 You can join me HERE!

So how about it...are you ready to try something new?