Free Strathmore Online Workshops 2013

Strathmore has a new set of free online workshops on their site here. The first one is “abstract fine art painting” with Robert Joyner, which started on march 1st but you can watch the videos at your own pace. It is 4 weeks for each workshop with  one video lesson each week, a gallery to post your work in and see other student’s work, and discussion forums available all the time.

I only just tore myself away from the spring cleaning that has been going on around here today (admit it, you thought I was going to say the gelli plate hahaha. That was yesterday lol ) and was able to sit down and watch the videos from  weeks 1 and 2 of the class. It is a cool technique, a lot more free and random with the brush strokes, and less meticulous than most painting lessons. I’m pretty sure “carefree brush strokes” will probably have me freaking out a bit, but I will give it a try. I tend to have a few issues with painting real objects abstract-ishly most of the time, I usually try to make them look very non-abstract if it is a real thing I am painting and not just flowers or something like that. (cause you know, flowers aren’t real….lol 🙂 ) Can’t wait to see the next video for the workshop!

You can also check out what other students are making in the gallery, and there are forums for each workshop in case you need help or tips or just want to connect to other artists. It’s pretty cool, you should check it out!

  1. Workshop #1 is “Abstract fine art painting” with Robert Joyner. Started March 1st
  2. Workshop #2 is “Sketching and Drawing with Toned Paper” with Stephen Cefalo. Starts May 1st
  3. Workshop #3 is “Artful card making techniques” with Jane LaFazio and Joanne Sharpe. Starts September 3rd
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About kittyisnotamused

I am an eclectic crafter whose hobbies currently include knitting, crochet, making journals, cooking, and quilting, although I have also been addicted to jewelry making, scrapbooking, sewing, and many others. My passion for creating runs a wide gamut and jumps back and forth from new hobbies to old often. I live with my hubby and our 3 pets: 1 grown puppy with the attention span of a goldfish, and 2 lazy chubby kitties. Kitties who, despite my best efforts to gain their enthusiasm, show no interest in what I'm working on except to lay on whatever it is occasionally. The hubby's reactions are better, which is why he gets many handmade items and the kitties only a few, but his reactions are usually confused smiles and nods with "thats great sweety!" The dog shows the most enthusiasm but mostly that translates into her trying to snot and eat whatever I am showing to her... I suppose thats just life tho :) Thanks for stopping in, feel free to leave a comment!
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One Response to Free Strathmore Online Workshops 2013

  1. magicinthewoods says:

    Thanks for sharing! I’ve bookmarked it and will watch it soon.

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