since i never went to school for art or design, i've had to teach myself or take online classes. i am so thankful for the internet and being able to take classes in my pajamas after my kids go to bed! there are so many AMAZING classes out there and i tend to sign up for way too many. but i have found that they all tend to help and influence each other in my brain. all of the classes i'm taking this summer have helped push me to add depth and layers and texture to my work.
the classes i'm taking this summer are ::
- pages and paint :: a mixed media and sketchbook class offered by squam online workshops and taught by sarah ahearn bellemare : ♥ love ♥ this class. it has opened me up so much as an artist. i never really layer things, but this is teaching me so much about layers and just letting go.
- speaking of letting go, flora bowley's bloom true e-course has been so freeing. i've never painted this freely before and i am happy with the outcome. (pictures on the blog soon!)
- jo's your darling blog design workshop : she teaches you tips and tricks to have a beautiful blog that's consistent with your brand. her examples are gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. i'm learning SO many photoshop tricks. it's made me realize that although i am an artist, i am going to need help with my web design. but it's so cool to see what goes on behind the scenes - placement of objects, branding, textures + layers, pleasing to the eye, simple navigation.... i'm loving this class.
- kelly rae roberts' flying lessons :: tips and tricks to make your creative business soar. i read her e-books and loved them. i think being in the class and being surrounded by others who are doing the same things will be really helpful and i can't wait for it to begin.
if you want more links to check out, i have lots of other super, awesome things to check out on my resources page.