Wild Awakening | Painting Big With Expressive Freedom Begins In ONE WEEK!

My first online course of 2017 is Wild Awakening and it begins on January 24th. I don’t remember the last time I had so much peace over a course. I think it is because the whole course is about playing, having fun in your art, finding freedom in your own path and methods, and breaking through boundaries we set on ourselves. We will be creating abstract and realistic pieces, stretching our comfort zones, create to music, paint and stitch on vintage grain sacks and create fun series in our work. I am bursting at the seems to share it all with you!

Each course I create I feel is my favorite course because it is where I am at and where I want my art to go and it shares my heart for how I want to express myself creatively. I have felt one of the biggest shifts in my own creativity within the past year and finding my own story has created the most beautiful awakening in myself and in my art.

With so much joy and anticipation I want to announce my newest online art course that will launch January 2017! I would be so honored to have you join me for Wild Awakening: Painting Big With Expressive Freedom! The art in this course is the art that is making me giddy and joyful and leaves me smiling ear to ear.

Join me for a two week painting and mixed media course all about painting bigger, finding creative freedom, telling your story like never before, breaking out of your comfort zone and creating art that you have dreamed about creating.

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You can watch the course trailer below…

 

 

When I started to honor my own story and to find the marks, symbols, palette and strokes that resonated with me I started making art that brought joy like never before. I felt free. It truly became a creative awakening.

I will share how I take ideas from sketches to the canvas and how to start when you don’t have any ideas at all. I will teach how to stretch your own canvases and never be limited by the size of your art again. We will incorporate huge image transfers, collage and painting, vintage ephemera, creative substrates and projector work. We will make bold marks and let creativity lead us.

We will take all of the ideas you already have or that are just under the surface and bring them to life in a whole new way.

We will create using abstract storytelling, figures and even still life. We will incorporate movement and marks that I know will bring new growth to your work too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This course will be 10+ hours of instruction and the videos will have lifetime access. Theregistration price is $52.

To read more or to register click HERE.

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If you are new to our creative network here are easy steps to get you started…

1. Register at jeanneoliver.ning.com (this is free).

2. Once your account is active you are able to take advantage of our free courses, series and even pay for courses.

3. Go to jeanneoliver.ning.com and along the top header click on “COURSES” and you will be able to view all three pages of online courses and free series.

4. To purchase a course please choose your course, click on the +join in the upper right hand corner, pay and you will be INSTANTLY in the classroom.

5. All videos can be found along the right hand side of the page under “COURSE CONTENT”.

6. All of our courses are pre-recorded so you can watch at your convenience. The best part is that you have lifetime* access on all new purchases! Pretty awesome if you ask me.

*As long as we manage the creative network

 

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Our First Workshop In Our Studios For 2017 | Be Present Workshop With Jeanne Oliver

***THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT***

Please email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com if you would like to be placed on a wait list if there are any cancellations.

Join me in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on May 26-27, 2017 for a two day art workshop.

Our studio is light filled and surrounded by wooded property that lends itself to exploring, creating and relaxing.

You will have opportunities during the workshop to also make your way through some of our wooded paths and find a spot to create.

It is our heart’s desire that your time on our land and studio brings you rest and dreaming.

 

When you arrive on Friday morning you will be welcomed with mimosas and a light snack as we find our places and meet each other.

All main supplies will be provided for this workshop.

Our day will be filled with art prompts and techniques to help us all be present and connect with our worlds daily through our creativity. We will create our own journals using rust dyed fabric, watercolor paper, vintage ephemera, stitching and more. We will practice contour sketching and watercolor techniques, stamp carving and mark making to create abstract and realistic images.

Each day there will also be time spent in the beautiful land surrounding the studio including our lunch time in the garden.

At the end of day one I hope you will join me for dinner at one of my favorite local restaurants (this is not included) or explore our sweet town and find the perfect place to relax after a full day of creating.

 

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Day two will be filled with more creating as we take some of our smaller works of art and create one larger abstract painting incorporating our painting, mark making, vintage ephemera and stitching.

You will leave this two day workshop with a journal full of your work, new possibilities in your art and hopefully a new eye to the ways you can connect more with the world around you.

Our time will end with cocktails and appetizers as we say our goodbyes.

While you are in the area we will make sure to point you in the right direction to all of our favorite restaurants, hiking spots and antique stores.

Our town has been ranked one of the best towns in America and we have to agree. I suggest you stay a few extra days to enjoy the beauty of Colorado!

Space is limited. If you have any questions please email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com.

You can register below or request an invoice.

 

 

 

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Early Registration Just Opened! | Danielle Donaldson’s A Color Narrative

I have the most colorful news to share tonight!

We have just opened early registration for Danielle Donaldson’s newest online course A Color Narrative!

Guys! It is so stunning and the watercolor geodes had me all weepy they are so beautiful!

A Color Narrative is a one week online course (4+ hours of content) with lifetime access.

The early registration price is $32.

Color tells stories and shares emotion in ways words can’t. In our time together, I’ll help you discover the beauty of each color and the stories they are ready to help you share through your art. We’ll begin by learning how to build limited color palettes that travel well and push you to figure out how to create your own beautiful colors. Once we have built our palettes, we’ll learn to mix a plethora of colors with a series of simple questions and adjustments. Next, we’ll work on some exercises that will reveal the importance of composition in storytelling – painting different kinds of watercolor washes with an emphasis on layering techniques and mark-making. We’ll conclude our time together with a pretty give-it-a-spin illustration project that includes a fancy globe filled with color, imagination and a few of your favorite things tucked inside!

Techniques shared: creating and documenting limited color palettes |color confidence-building | watercolor layering studies | start small-finish big composition practice | mechanical pencil mark-making project | give-it-a-spin illustration project

Come and watch the course trailer…

To register or to read more come on over to our creative network!

If you have any questions please email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com.

See you in class!

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If you are new to our creative network here are easy steps to get you started…

1. Register at jeanneoliver.ning.com (this is free).

2. Once your account is active you are able to take advantage of our free courses, series and even pay for courses.

3. Go to jeanneoliver.ning.com and along the top header click on “COURSES” and you will be able to view all three pages of online courses and free series.

4. To purchase a course please choose your course, click on the +join in the upper right hand corner, pay and you will be INSTANTLY in the classroom.

5. All videos can be found along the right hand side of the page under “COURSE CONTENT”.

6. All of our courses are pre-recorded so you can watch at your convenience. The best part is that you have lifetime* access on all new purchases! Pretty awesome if you ask me.

 

*as long as we manage this site

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The Free Series Salt + Light Has Just Begun | This Will Change Your January

| You can pre-order the second printing of the Salt + Light devotional HERE |

Good Morning!

After all of the months preparing for Salt + Light it is finally here!

That is such a beautiful thing to have an idea, gather other people, follow through and see what comes of it.

This is a project that only came to life because many beautiful hearts said, “I’m in”.

Thank you to each man and woman that said YES to this project, got out of their comfort zone and expected a big God to show up in the middle of our day to day.

Welcome to Salt + Light: Impact The World Right Where You Are!

This is a free series that will go for the month of January.

Today we start Session One:

Come on over to our creative network at jeanneoliver.ning.com and watch the video for today all about using our authentic gifts, passions and calling to impact your world.

Grab your favorite people because this just may change your January!

If you are new to our creative network here are easy steps to get you started…

1. Register at jeanneoliver.ning.com (this is free).

2. Once your account is active you are able to take advantage of our free courses, series and even pay for courses.

3. Go to jeanneoliver.ning.com and along the top header click on “COURSES” and you will be able to view all three pages of online courses and free series.

4. To purchase a course please choose your course, click on the +join in the upper right hand corner, pay and you will be INSTANTLY in the classroom.

5. All videos can be found along the right hand side of the page under “COURSE CONTENT”.

6. All of our courses are pre-recorded so you can watch at your convenience. The best part is that you have lifetime* access on all new purchases! Pretty awesome if you ask me.

 

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Q & A All About Business, Home and Family | We Want To Hear Your Questions!

We get so many emails each day asking about our home/land/studio/business/family and we haven’t done a blog Q&A for a long time and thought NOW is the perfect time!

What questions do you have?

It can be about anything (almost anything:-))!

You can ask it in the comments of this post or email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com.

Next week I will do a video answer all of the questions!

I can’t wait to hear from you!

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Give The Gift Of Art! | Print It Out and Wrap It Up!

If you are looking for the gift that will truly impact 2017 for someone that you love then I have the perfect gift for you!

We are offering our gift certificates that can be applied to one of our 78 online courses, private art instruction, business consulting, online shop and even one of our upcoming workshops in our studio!

We have tried to make it easy for you but if you want an amount not shown please email us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com and we will create something special just for you.

$48 gift certificate

$100 gift certificate

$200 gift certificate

$400 gift certificate

To purchase a gift certificate for yourself or for a friend click HERE.  We will email you the printable gift certificate within 24 hours.

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If you have been wanting to create in person I have three opportunities coming up:

Coming together and creating one on one with other artists is one of my favorite things. I have three children at home and my heart is to be with them so it is only the most special studios and opportunities that bring me away from my own studio.

In person I am able to connect in a whole different way than online and we are able to work one on one on your art and even where you want your art to go. The intimacy that a live workshop offers is priceless to me and I hear that back from other artists also. It is always a growth experience for each artist teaching and the artists gathering together.

#1. This coming February I will be traveling to North Carolina to teach at the Donna Downey Studios! This is such a treat for me to be at Donna’s studio but to also be teaching along the East Coast! I know I get asked often to make my way to the East Coast so I hope this makes many of you happy!

THREE DAYS of us sketching, laughing, connecting, sculpting and going away filled up and ready to take what we have learned and discovered about ourselves and investing it into our own work. I love this part of live workshops!  I just walk away filled up and inspired in my own creativity! I hope you join me!

You can make payments (hello!) and start your 2017 with a creative gift for yourself! 

 

#2. Ever since I have been a little girl I have been a lover of history, architecture, art and I have ALWAYS known…I would travel. I am greatly driven by my desire to learn, explore and to discover more of this world. My family makes choices all of the time that will make it possible for us to travel more and to have less of other things. We want to collect adventures and memories and not just things.  For all of you lovers of adventure, history, art and travel…this is for you! Join me in April 2017 for The Living Studio Along The Seine!   Imagine exploring and creating in France!

 

#3. Cobblestone walkways, candlelight dinners with pasta that melts in your mouth, hikes to castle ruins with Lake Como and the prealps as your backdrop, dips in the pool, rides around Lake Como in a vintage motor boat, the smell of Jasmine as you walk throughout the village, the best espresso of your life as you take a break in the afternoon and watch the locals, late afternoon showers that cool the village down and the breeze blows through your apartment window and evenings of good food, laughter and wine glasses raised high.  Did I mention we make art too! Bellagio, Italy is truly one of my favorite places on earth because it is slow and inviting, the village embraces you like no place I have ever been, the beauty is hard to even wrap your head and heart around and your whole pace comes to a halt as you just enjoy the simplest and most beautiful parts of life.  To come to Bellagio, Italy and to explore and create is one of the greatest gifts I have ever given myself.  I know that if you give yourself the gift of Italy that you will feel the same wa

It is my honor to have been invited back by Laura McCollough to teach again (this will be my fourth time) at her truly luxury Art & Faith Creative Retreat.  This year my good friend Stephanie Ackerman and I will be back together to teach art when we are not off exploring Bellagio and the surrounding villages.

Come and hear some of the details.  REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE JUNE 24 – JULY 1ST, 2017 ART & FAITH CREATIVE RETREAT!

 

Whether online or in person I look forward to creating along side you in 2017!

 

 

 

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Last Minute Gifts From Jeanne Oliver Designs | Tomorrow Is The Last Shipping Day

 

We have been busy getting art bags and the new Living Studio Toolbox Studios shipped and out the door.

Everything single thing is out of the studio and on the way to you guys!

Thank you! That was crazy and amazing. It has just made us so much more excited about what is coming in 2017.

Tomorrow is the last day to order anything from our shop and then we are closing up shop until 2017!

If you order within 24 hours we will get it shipped out immediately.

Of course you can purchase our online courses at any time.

Here are some of the goodies that are in the shop…

The Sadie is made from the MOST gorgeous vintage fabric. Only a handful left.

The Salt + Light Devotional is ready to order and it will be shipped to you before the FREE series begins on January 4th!

We have a few vintage French linen half aprons and our exclusive artisan made artist’s journals ready to ship.

Each necklace is made from vintage treasures and is ready to ship!

Start 2017 with Wild Awakening | Painting Big With Expressive Freedom. Jeanne Oliver is teaching this fun and expressive online course.

Join me for a two week painting and mixed media course all about painting bigger, finding creative freedom, telling your story like never before, breaking out of your comfort zone and creating art that you have dreamed about creating.

When I started to honor my own story and to find the marks, symbols, palette and strokes that resonated with me I started making art that brought joy like never before.  I felt free.  It truly became a creative awakening.

I will share how I take ideas from sketches to the canvas and how to start when you don’t have any ideas at all.  I will teach how to stretch your own canvases and never be limited by the size of your art again. We will incorporate huge image transfers, collage and painting, vintage ephemera, creative substrates and projector work. We will make bold marks and let creativity lead us.

We will take all of the ideas you already have or that are just under the surface and bring them to life in a whole new way.

We will create using abstract storytelling, figures and even still life.  We will incorporate movement and marks that I know will bring new growth to your work too.

You can watch the course trailer below…

 

The next course on our creative network in 2017 is Radiant Watercolor Portraits with Christie Drahnak!

“Watercolor is a swim in the metaphysics of life… a mirror of one’s own character. Let it be unpredictable and colorful.” – anonymous

In Radiant Watercolor Portraits I will share with you my love for watercolor and painting faces.  Watercolor is a luminous and beautiful medium.  I love all of the happy surprises and magical effects you can create with a little paint and water.

We will dive head first into portrait drawing, watercolor basics, and value studies.   I will walk you through the process I use to create art that brings peace and joy to both artist and viewer.We will start at the beginners level and by the time class is over you will have the knowledge of an intermediate watercolor artist.  We will complete a minimum of 3 gorgeous watercolor portraits together.  I will share my favorite techniques and supplies.

We will have a great time splashing watercolor around in addition to upping our drawing skills.  Painting with watercolor feels like playing!  I absolutely love watercolor and that is why I love to teach and spread the watercolor happy with everyone!  Can’t wait to meet you!

You can watch the course trailer below…

 

We are so honored to create along side you and to offer beautiful artisan handmade items in our shop!  You make a difference in our family and all of those that create for our shop!

We would love to wrap up something special for yourself or someone you love!

 

 

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The Living Studio Toolbox Studios | For Sale In The Shop

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***SOLD OUT***

More will be coming in the January 2017

My heart behind The Living Studio is that we will all learn to explore and create wherever we live.

I hope to inspire people to step out of the comfort of their studios and out into the world and boldly create based upon the beauty all around them.

I don’t know how many times over the years I had walked past a person sketching in an art museum, painting in the gardens, practicing their watercolors in the mountains or writing at a cafe and I have stopped a moment to envy them.

They were doing it!

They HAD to be creative.

It is a practice and a preparedness that motivates you to create your studio wherever you go.

With practice and always having your tools with you…you live your creativity and the world becomes your studio.

 

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We are honored to bring you a limited amount of The Living Studio Toolbox Studios. Each set has been curated to include a vintage toolbox, handmade journal, vintage watercolor tin palette and a handmade JO paintbrush/supplies wrap.  Each set is to encourage you to set out with limited supplies and to create anywhere you go and make the world your studio!

This toolbox studio includes:

One toolbox

One handmade journal with cold press 140lb watercolor paper

One vintage tin with full pans for your watercolors. Each pan is attached with a magnet for easy rearranging

One fabric brush and supply roll

The following art supplies: watercolor brush, black Stabilo, grey Stabilo, charcoal pencil, mechanical pencil

You can see the limited amount of Toolbox Studios HERE. More will be coming in 2017 along with more The Living Studio Art + Necessities!  We are really excited for what we will be offering in the shop!

 

***If you are interested in our FREE The Living Studio video series go HERE.

***If you are interested in traveling with us in the spring on The Living Studio Along the Seine go HERE to read more

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What Classes and Teachers Do YOU Want To See On The Jeanne Oliver Creative Network?

 

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We are busy getting our beautiful new creative network ready to launch in January 2017!

This has truly been a labor of love and we know you are going to LOVE it!

We have the MOST incredible line up of teachers and classes coming to you in the New Year and as we are working on the site we want to hear from you and hear what and who you would love to see on our new creative network.

It would mean so much to us if you would take a few moments to tell us what classes you want to see more of, what teachers you wish we would host and even if you have a testimonial you would like to share.

This is YOUR site! We want to make it even more beautiful for YOU and we want to hear what would make it the most enriching, inspiring, educational and beautiful online art school that you take classes from.

Thank you!
Jeanne Oliver

 

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Creativity Takes Courage | Janet Hill

For those of you that are new to the blog I want to tell you a little bit about the free series Creativity Takes Courage.

My creative network offers free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world.

Over the past three years I have had the opportunity to interview some of my favorite creative women and business owners.

You can see the talented list of interviewees over on my creative network under Creativity Takes Courage.

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This month we are talking with artists Janet Hill!

We are talking all about passions, creativity and running a business.

Come on over!

 

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To watch the video on our creative network you just need to be registered at jeanneoliver.ning.com (registering is free).

Once you are on the site you will find this series, free videos (business and art) and new online courses along the left hand side of the page.

You will find all of our courses/videos under the COURSES heading.

If you want to watch Janet Hill’s Video:

1) Go to COURSES along the left hand side of the page

2) Click on Creativity Takes Courage {interviews with courageous friends}

3) Click the +join button on the upper right hand side

4) All of the details are on the page and you are all set.

Tell your friends!

We want to create an online community where you can create, connect and be inspired.

Come on over and check out the interview!

 

 

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