Online Painting Classes

Online Art Courses - How They Can Help With Stress

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Being busy is the norm for so many of us these days. This in itself isn’t necessarily a problem but when it becomes a way of life and you find yourself unable to relax and de-stress after a full day, things can unravel very quickly - I know, I’ve been there many times. Sometimes, all it takes to break the cycle of perpetual busyness is a little time for ourselves to do something that feels nurturing, relaxing and well, fun!

I know, play seems a potentially shocking word for us adults but I bet the idea of play seems enticing.
— Jane
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Online art courses are a brilliant way to unwind, express yourself and play. I know, play seems a potentially shocking word for us adults but I bet the idea of play seems enticing.

Virtual courses, ecourses, online classes - they all mean the same thing and they can include pre-recorded video (which is what my art courses are primarily made up of). They can also include writing - like a blog post, photos, slideshows, audio and sometimes the facility to leave comments or even start a group discussion (live or not). Sometimes the videos are downloadable (mine often are) so that you can keep them right on your computer too.

My courses are ‘self-paced’ which means that once you purchased the course, you get to create when it’s convenient for you and in my experience, both for myself and my students, that seems to be ideal.

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The other great thing, is that wherever you are in the world, you can purchase and gain access to one of my courses with only a computer and access to a fast broadband connection and you’re good to go.

So how can online art courses help with stress?

Well my students tell me (and I know from personal experience) that there’s something about tapping into our creative side that helps us put to one side the stresses and strains of our busy lives. Creativity can help us connect with our inner lives and reduce stress. I’m a firm believer that we are all creative and that we don’t tend to the creative part of our lives nearly enough. After all, if we take care of our own needs, we are better able to be present with our loved ones - you can’t fill someone else’s well if you feel empty. I also believe that our ‘creative muscle’ gets stronger, the more we engage with it. This article from The American Public Health Association shares clearly how beneficial creativity can be in all our lives.

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Recently I listened to the brilliant SuperMum podcast hosted by Lisa York (Mum of four). Her guest was Dr Pragya Agarwal of The Art Tiffin and they discussed How Can We Support Our Mental Health With Creativity - a must listen!

Finally, I hope this has inspired you to think about pulling those paintbrushes and paints out of the cupboard and perhaps taking one of my online art courses so that you can start tapping into your creative self and park that stress!







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Picasso Online Course - Offer Ending Soon

Piccaso Online Course - offer ending Sunday

I just wanted to give you a quick reminder that my early bird offer of £35 on my Picasso online course will end on Sunday at midnight (GMT - London) - it will then increase to £49!

Would you like to take a closer look and paint in the style of Picasso in his Rose Period?

Join me in this online course as we look at the colours and style he worked with and then paint in ‘his footsteps’. We’ll be creating three beautiful portraits along with a bonus piece and warm up, all with the essence and flavour of Picasso.

There’s always so much to learn in art and I just had to include a bit of the background to Picasso’s Rose Period - I promise, it will make his art come to life when you know and understand the back story.

This course will immerse you into some of Picasso’s paintings like never before…

The classroom will open on Wednesday, 26th September 2018 with full and instant access.

Let’s get started!

Jane x

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Giveaway! - A Painterly Jaunt Into Picasso's Rose Period Online Art Class

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I'm getting really excited about my upcoming online art class A Painterly Jaunt Into Picasso's Rose Period and wanted to celebrate with you!

I think you're going to love this new painting class!

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To celebrate this new class with you, I'd LOVE to offer one free place in the classroom!

A Painterly Jaunt Into Picasso's Rose Period contains three full lessons, a warm up lesson and a bonus lesson!  The class contains over 5 hours worth of material and contains so much delicious inspiration from this period of the great Picasso.  

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To enter for a place in the classroom, all you need to do is to leave a comment on THIS post.

For additional chances to win:

*Share this new class and giveaway via Facebook by sharing the post

*Pin the class image to Pinterest

*Tweet about the class and tag @jane_hinchliffe #janehInchliffeonlineartclasses

*Blog about the class and giveaway

*Follow me on Instagram

*Instagram about the class and tag @janehinchliffe #janehinchliffeonlineartclasses

(please come back to this post and let me know each time you do one of the above for an additional chance to win).

This giveaway will close on Friday, 7th September 11.59pm GMT (UK time)

I will announce the winner on Saturday, 8th September 2018 via this blog.

Thank you so much for sharing this post, for taking my classes and being so supportive of my work.

Jane xo

 

 

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Early Bird Offer/New Class - A Painterly Jaunt Into Picasso's Rose Period

Early Bird Offer For New Online Class - Picasso's Rose Period

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I'm excited to share that my latest class, A Painterly Jaunt Into Picasso's Rose Period has opened up for registration and is available for purchase at an early bird price of £35 (this will increase to £49). The classroom is due to officially open on or before Wednesday, September 25 2018.  

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.
— Pablo Picasso

Why this new class on Picasso?

Well, we've all heard of Picasso but not necessarily his 'Rose Period' which in French, 'Rose' means pink. This comparatively short time was from the latter part of 1904 until 1906 and came right after his Blue Period which marked a particularly difficult time for Picasso after losing a very good friend of his.  

The Rose Period saw the beginnings of a new relationship for Picasso and happier times, hence the change of palette to brown, oranges, red ocher and rose together with the change of focus/subject in his work. After delving into his paintings and being captivated by what I saw and painted, I couldn't wait to share this with you!

Who is this class for?

This class is for anyone who would like to explore Picasso and be inspired by the way he used colour and evoked mood during his 'Rose Period'. Enjoy creating paintings that feel tender and intimate, with warm colours and self expression. Take Picasso's lead and then 'go your own way, with me as I guide you.  

There's so much to share with you and I hope you'll come paint with me...

Jane x


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Gift For You - Mixed Media Collage Video Tutorial

Today I'm really excited to offer you a free mixed media collage video tutorial...

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If you ever stop by my Facebook or Instagram feed, you'll have noticed that I've been enjoying learning, experimenting and playing with collage after recently adding a bonus project to my online class, Fragments Of Joy

There are just so many ways to use collage in artwork and there are pretty much no rules - this is good news to me and to you! 

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What You Will Learn:

In this free tutorial, I show you how to integrate photographic imagery (see reference photo  below) along with a hand-drawn expressive portrait.  I also incorporate a pressed oak leaf, grasses, lace etc - please scroll down the page to see the supplies I used.

Along the way, you'll be there as I encounter 'issues' and see how I overcome them.

You'll gain some understanding for my choices of items to add from a compositional point of view and how it evolves into a final piece of artwork. 

Reference Photo 

The photographer's name is Annie Spratt (love her work) and here is the link to this royalty free image obtained via Unsplash

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Supply List

Derwent XL Charcoal

Watersoluble pencil - Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth

Mixed Media Paper

Papers - tissue, book print

Dried grasses, pressed oak leaf

Embroidery thread

Lace

Liquitex Matte Medium

Gelatos - peach/pink

Sennelier oil pastels

White paint

Brushes - large, medium and detail

Paper towel, water, palette paper etc. 


Goodbye and I Hope You've Enjoyed This Tutorial...

I feel privileged to have been your creative guide for this tutorial and would like to encourage you to keep going, keep learning and developing your own style - oh, and have fun!


Want To Have More Fun With Collage?

Why Not Purchase Fragments Of Joy?

 
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To purchase the class - Fragments Of Joy, click the button below.

Please note, if you're a Hearts Letter subscriber (or would like to be), you automatically receive a 20% instant discount code for both my classes - (£35 normally or £28 with discount).

This class is available worldwide and can be purchased using a debit or credit card on this secure site.  Here is a handy currency exchange checker.


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Paper Collage Portrait Bonus Project - Fragments Of Joy - Online Art Class

Portrait Collage Project - Summer Bonus Content for Fragments of Joy

I've been enjoying creating paper collage portraits this week and judging by how many positive emails and comments I've received, I thought it would be a lovely to add this project (at no extra cost) to Fragments of Joy - Play and Possibilities With Collage - one of my online art classes. 

If you can cut or tear, you can collage...
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Here is a little information on the class below:

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The classroom is open, the videos are all downloadable and the class is self-paced.  This means that even though you may be really busy this summer (and beyond) with children off school, holidays, day trips etc, you get to dip in and out of the content when it's convenient for you. 

In case you're wondering, there are three other full projects (plus this new one), five mini projects, a little piece on art history and more!

The full description for the class is here and the short description underneath. 

 
Fragments Of Joy - Self Paced Online Art Class

Self-Paced, Lifetime Access with Downloadable Videos

This class is all about letting go using collage.  

Contains:

Three full projects

Five Extra Mini Projects

Bonus collage portrait - added Summer 2018!

A little art history

Pinterest board

More Resources

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Enjoy the feeling of spontaneity as you create collages using 'fragments of joy' ie. scraps of paper, fabric, lace etc.  Make a 'memory or story' photo collage in a re-purposed book and then be filled with delight as you piece together a floral still life.  Watch your artwork transform with the addition of atmospheric transparent layers.  Embrace play - make art that doesn't have to 'make sense' but instead makes you feel joyful!  

Receive lots of tips, suggestions and ideas for using collage as a way to explore new inspiration as well as take a little detour as to how some famous artists have embraced collage.

After purchase, you will receive an email with details on how to access the private classroom.

 

This class is perfect for the beginner, or someone who just feels they don't possess any creative gene but would really like to try (incidentally, I believe we are ALL creative).  Equally, an artist would find this class great for a tackling a creative block, for trying out new ideas or if you're just needing to 'let off steam' and have some fun with spontaneous jumping off points like Matisse did when he began 'carving into colour' - by the end he'd made over 120 of them!

I hope you get to join us over in the classroom.


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