Sunday, August 4, 2013

Summer Schoolin' Kinda Fun!

The Art Studio has lots of new classes and new classes on the way!  Summertime for me is a mix of lazy days and busy times.  It just depends on the week!  The new schoolyear is around the corner and I know I'll be switching gears and getting back to a more static schedule.

Summer has always been a great time for me to learn now crafty things and take some crafty classes.  I really try to cram in some creating since I know that with the First Day of School comes lots of busy to-do's and Christmas just around the corner from there (forehead smack).  I really don't have time to breath until Spring and that's only IF the kids (or me) decide NOT to do any sports!

So go to summer school this year!  I'm trying to practice at my Mixed Media skills so I am slowly working my way through the classes, but here are some I am DYING to take!


Katie's Distress Ink class is oh so exciting!  Here's a description for you.  Click on the photo for an outline of the class!  You won't believe how much is crammed in it!

This class is the most comprehensive color theory guide you’ll ever come across and even better, it was designed with paper crafters in mind. In Color Theory with Distress Inks, we’ll focus on the use of the Distress markers line watered down to resemble watercolor paints. Of course, you can substitute Distress inks and stains for the markers and/or use the markers full-strength. Please use whatever you enjoy creating with the most!

I guarantee that this class is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Check out what you’ll learn in Color Theory with Distress Ink – From Head to Toe:

  • We’ll discuss all your options when it comes to Distress inks and how to decide which form suits you best, such as inks, markers, paints and stains.
  • We’ll then tackle the basics of using them, what surfaces to use them on and what to apply them with.
  • Then we’ll move on to color theory where you’ll learn everything related to color theory, the color wheel and what color categories, such as Primary, Secondary and Tertiary colors, the Distress ink colors fall into.
  • After that, we’ll break it all down by creating 11 different color schemes based on Primary, Secondary, Tertiary and Neutral colors, and learn how to mix colors to make your own custom blends.
  • Last but not least, we’ll wrap up the class with several dozen hair color and skin tone combinations that will provide you with an incredible array of possibilities and dramatically change the look of all your stamped images. All combinations have colored examples so you can see the differences and pick out the ones that work best for your projects.

There are over 150 examples, a few dozen color charts, a simple and friendly explanation of the color wheel as well as a complete breakdown of color groups as applied to the Distress ink color range.

Just think, you’ll combine the artistry of being able to add life and personality to any image with Distress Ink markers in a remarkable variation of colors. And forget just Tattered Rose for peachy keen faces. In this class, you’ll learn a rainbow of skin colors, from the palest Nordic skin tones to striking ethnic skin tones from all around the world. All with a simple set of markers instead of over 300 choices of other popular markers.

You will never, ever find a class like this one and when completed, you’ll know everything there is to know about color theory and how to apply this knowledge to make your colored in images look polished, balanced and full of visual interest. 

Please note that all lessons are available for download upon purchase. 


And I've GOT to make time for this one from Christy Butters - Pan Pastels for Scrapbooking.

Have you seen Pan Pastels on the web or walked by them in an art supply store and figured there’s no way you would ever use them? Or maybe you’ve already bought some and now you’re at a loss on what to do with them. Just because Pan Pastels are marketed as a “fine art supply” doesn’t mean you can't use them on your scrapbook pages. In fact, you can do just about anything and everything with Pan Pastels that you can do with other coloring mediums and sometimes, even better!


In Pan Pastels for Scrapbooking, I’ll show you a multitude of ways to use Pan Pastels on your layouts and we’ll cover the basics such as color loading and mixing, how to alter patterned paper, how to create your own unique patterned paper, and then jump into a whole lot more!


Moreover, just because this class focuses on scrapbook layouts doesn’t mean you can’t use the techniques on cards, tags and more, so get your creativity jump started with a bunch of Pan Pastel techniques that will have you using them on all your paper crafting projects.


Each lesson has a step-by-step videos and some lessons have step-by-step PDFs as well. I’ll also be on hand to walk you through the entire class, ready and willing to answer all of your questions.

So, are you ready to learn all the possibilities of using Pan Pastels? Then join me for Pan Pastels for Scrapbooking and have some fun.


Please Note: You don't need a ton of Pan Pastels to get the most from this class. A few complementary colors in colors, tones and shades will work just fine.

I KNOW RIGHT?????  I'm sooo excited!  I'll be sure to share any creations with you!

Thanks for stopping by lovies!

xoxo
Mo




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