A Color Narrative With Danielle Donaldson Begins on Monday!

Only a few more days until Danielle Donaldson’s newest online course, A Color Narrative, begins!

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

Danielle is an incredible teacher and the artists in her courses leave so inspired.

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

The registration price is $48.

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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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!

***

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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Creativity Takes Courage | The Grow Hope Foundation

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.

Our creative network offers free videos, new online courses and 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 Kimberly Taylor of The Grow Hope Foundation.

Kimberly Taylor shares about finding her purpose on a trip to Uganda that didn’t go as planned. She talks about the courage it takes to walk in our callings, even as we discover that not everything is going to be easy and not all parts of it are our super power. Being a mom to 4 boys, there was a cost to starting Grow Hope, but Kimberly talks about how finally being fulfilled and satisfied with her work changed the temperature of her home and the benefits far outweighed the cost.

We are talking all about purpose, calling and the impact it can make in yourself, family and the world. Come on over!

Some quotes from this interview:

  • As a woman you feel like you need to do something that has purpose even if you are not bringing in an income
  • I wasn’t taking into account my actual skill set. I was just taking what looked like it would be really fun. I was always looking for something that would give me purpose
  • There came a time when I was like “wow, I’m not searching for anything anymore
  • No matter your calling, parts of it are not your superpower
  • Just because you know what you are supposed to do, doesn’t mean it’s easy
  • That hope will spread. Hope keeps growing slowly. Slow and solid
  • Women change the world!
  • It is to the benefit of EVERYONE that women find something that speaks to their heart

 

 

The Grow Hope Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to empowering people in rural Uganda improve their lives through education, skills training and mentorship.  We provide a well on our educational compound “Tusubira Village” which gives people access to clean water and we teach community members how to improve their health through good hygiene and sanitation,  as well as farming skills in order to improve their nutrition.

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@thegrowhopefoundation

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 Kimberly Taylor’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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Paint Your Town | Mixed Media Urban Landscapes BEGINS TOMORROW

I have been working on a very special project for awhile now and I am so excited to tell you about it.

When I came up with the idea of The Living Studio it was based upon the idea and belief that the whole world should be our studio.

I have taken people to Italy and France and soon The Danube to create art BUT if we only wait for special big trips then we miss out on growing our art on a daily basis and seeing the beauty right in front of us!

I want you to become a tourist in your own town and start connecting daily with the ordinary and familiar in a whole new way…

 

In Paint Your Town | Mixed Media Urban Landscapes we will become tourists in our own towns and open our eyes to the photography, sketching, architecture, people, cafes, painting, connecting, history and beauty right in front of us.

In this class we will create abstract landscapes, work with sketching and watercolors, collage, image transfers, charcoal sketches and create mini works of art to create our own Paint Your Town journals when we are done.

The heart behind my art and classes is to encourage practice, use what you have and to create wherever you go. I hope you will join me! This will be the fall that your town becomes your favorite travel destination!

 

Come and take a peek at the content…

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The registration price for Paint Your Town | Mixed Media Urban Landscapes is $38, will have over 20 videos and 7 1/2+ hours of content, all videos will be pre-recorded for your convenience and has lifetime* access.

The course will begin on September 27, 2016.

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”.

*as long as we manage the jeanneoliver.ning.com creative network

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Mondays Aren’t So Bad! | Two Brand New Courses Starting on Monday

I know how to make your Monday morning so much better!

We have two awesome online classes beginning early on Monday morning and each are so full of good stuff that it can only make your Monday feel like…well, a Friday:-)

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Back in February I was having dinner with a few good friends in California and I couldn’t keep my eyes off one of my friend’s necklaces! It was exquisite, interesting and a work of art. It had been wrapped a few times around her neck to make it shorter and she quickly took it off so I could examine it. The whole piece was full of intricate attention to detail. We were even able to wrap it around our wrists and create the most beautiful wrap bracelet.

Well, I tracked this jewelry artist down and I am excited to tell you that Eclectic Beaded Crochet Jewelry with Robin Dudley-Howes is begins on Monday!

On trend and so boho chic, learn Robin’s method to make these stylish crochet beaded wraps, NO crochet experience necessary! These fun pieces can be wrapped several times around the wrist or be worn as a necklace.

In this course Robin will show you step by step how to make simple to elaborate crocheted jewelry. She will also have some fun bonus material on how to make your own one of a kind pendants, tassels and charms to add to your crochet jewelry.

This course is for everyone! The first few videos will go over supplies, tools and the thought process of choosing what to use for your wraps. Robin will show you step by step the basic chain stitch, which is the foundation for all of the jewelry in this course and great practice for those who have never crocheted. Once you have that down you’re ready to move on to a one wrap, one bead bracelet. The next project will be how to make her popular mixed bead wraps using several sizes of beads, fiber and findings as well as her signature “bridge” stitch. From there she will show you how to add chain and different types of connectors and as a bonus you will also learn how to make one of a kind heart with wings charm and tassels. Once you get the hang of making these wraps, you’ll be addicted!

The registration for this one week course (4+ hours of content) with lifetime* access is $42.

To learn more or to register click HERE.

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Watch the course trailer below…

 

One of our most popular courses has been the Studying Under the Masters series. When homeschool teacher, online course creator and public speaker Alicia Hutchinson suggested we bring the course to KIDS I was thrilled!

Studying Under the Masters for KIDS is a class that my children and I have been anxiously awaiting to begin and we are so excited to make this course a part of our next few months.

For children, art isn’t about rules and critiques. Art for kids is about expression and creating and fun! Creating art with kids is like opening the most fantastic Pandora ’s Box of possibilities. You never know how they will express themselves through art. Going back years and years to some of the most beloved Masters of art is a great way to intrigue children about different forms of art, different styles and different mediums. When young people used to aspire to be artists, they would take on the apprenticeship role under Masters of art. I want your kids (and you!) to come along with me and become apprentices to some of art’s Masters!

Studying Under the Masters for Kids was created to teach children about art, history, techniques, and how to learn from and be inspired by great artists. In this three-week course, we will visit three artists who created art in different time periods and places on the map.

 

We’ll go to Japan and learn from Katsushika Hokusai and his use of woodblock prints, how he could magically capture the movement of water, and study his beautiful landscapes.

We’ll travel to Switzerland and study about Paul Klee. We’ll learn from his love of color theory, mixing mediums, and how his geometric shapes took on fluid movement.

And we’ll explore Austria and the great Gustav Klimt. We’ll study his most famous paintings, learn about his love of shapes and mosaics, and how one of his favorite mediums to work with was quite extravagant!

Each week, you’ll learn about a different artist. A video will introduce the artist, show many pieces of art by him, and we’ll learn some interesting trivia along the way too. After we’ve learned a bit about the Master, you’ll watch another video about that artist’s famed technique—printing, watercolors, mosaics, and more. When your child has gotten a grasp for the techniques we’ll move into the fun stuff—the projects! We’ll create lots of beautiful pieces of art inspired by our teachers—art to hang on the wall, to decorate with and even to wear!

Ways To Use this Course:

  • Invite the kid’s friends over and have an “Art Week.” Choose one of the artists and create art all week with your friends!
  • Use as a unit study. Check out books from the library, go online and watch videos and fully immerse yourself into the life of the great artist. When you’re creating art like him, you’ll have such a personal experience!
  • Use in your homeschool for a month or more of art classes.
  • Create a wonderful one-on-one time with your art-loving child and create art together—make it a special date!

 

Who is this Course for?

Art should be enjoyed at all ages, but because this course goes pretty in-depth about the lives of artists and their specific techniques, it’s probably geared more towards older kids. My suggestion would be ages 7-12. We will be using supplies at times that won’t be suitable for little, tiny hands. If you have younger kids, you can always get them their own box of art supplies and they can create with their own supplies near you. Having both boys and girls myself, I try to be sensitive to not making our art projects too girlie. I was conscious of this when creating this course and it is definitely suitable for boys and girls alike. There is one project where we will be creating jewelry, but this would be a great gift for Mama or your son could make a more “masculine” version of the project.

What will I get with this course?

When you sign up to take this course, you’ll be receiving lifetime access to all the video content—over 7 hours. You’ll get a Student Notebook with information about each artist, spaces to take notes, book lists, art supply lists, and more. You’ll receive video content on many great art projects, tips on storing kids’ art, and videos on help with creating art with kids—even if it’s not your strong suit!

I so hope you will join us in Studying Under the Masters for Kids! It was a blast to create and I can’t wait to see what your children come up with! See you in class

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The registration price for Studying Under The Masters For KIDS is $52, will have 7+ hours of content, all videos will be pre-recorded for your convenience and has lifetime* access.

The course will begin on Monday, September 19, 2016.

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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”.

*as long as we manage this site

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Eclectic Beaded Crochet Jewelry | Early Registration Just Opened!

Back in February I was having dinner with a few good friends in California and I couldn’t keep my eyes off one of my friend’s necklaces! It was exquisite, interesting and a work of art.  It had been wrapped a few times around her neck to make it shorter and she quickly took it off so I could examine it. The whole piece was full of intricate attention to detail.  We were even able to wrap it around our wrists and create the most beautiful wrap bracelet.

Well, I tracked this jewelry artist down and I am excited to tell you that Eclectic Beaded Crochet Jewelry with Robin Dudley-Howes is now open for early registration!

On trend and so boho chic, learn Robin’s method to make these stylish crochet beaded wraps, NO crochet experience necessary! These fun pieces can be wrapped several times around the wrist or be worn as a necklace.

In this course Robin will show you step by step how to make simple to elaborate crocheted jewelry.  She will also have some fun bonus material on how to make your own one of a kind pendants, tassels and charms to add to your crochet jewelry.

This course is for everyone!  The first few videos will go over supplies, tools and the thought process of choosing what to use for your wraps.  Robin will show you step by step the basic chain stitch, which is the foundation for all of the jewelry in this course and great practice for those who have never crocheted.  Once you have that down you’re ready to move on to a one wrap, one bead bracelet.   The next project will be how to make her popular mixed bead wraps using several sizes of beads, fiber and findings as well as her signature “bridge” stitch.  From there she will show you how to add chain and different types of connectors and as a bonus you will also learn how to make one of a kind heart with wings charm and tassels.    Once you get the hang of making these wraps, you’ll be addicted!

The early registration for this one week course (4+ hours of content) with lifetime* access is $24.  The course will go live on September 19th.

To learn more or to register click HERE.

*****

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”.

*as long as we manage this site

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Letting Go: An Exploration of Abstract Painting {begins on Monday}

Letting Go: An Exploration of Abstract Painting begins on MONDAY!

Come and see a trailer of the art that will be made in this course…

 

I have admired Wendy’s work for years and I am so honored that she will be teaching on our site and especially love that she will be focusing on abstracts!

In this course, we will listen to our intuition to create expressive abstract paintings. We will explore mediums and techniques that lend themselves to letting go and embracing the process of creating.

We will be playing with watercolors, inks, acrylics and even embroidery. We will explore mark making, line drawing, shape composition and color blending to create depth and interest. We will gather inspiration for innovative color palettes because abstracts are all about color. Join in the paint conversation!

 

Letting Go: An Exploration of Abstract Painting Course Trailer

 

 

The registration price is $46 (over 4+ hours of content), all videos are pre-recorded so you can watch them at your convenience, you will have access to a private Facebook group and you will have lifetime* access to the videos!

To read more or to register click HERE.

See you in class!

Jeanne Oliver

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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”.

*as long as we manage this site

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