Kate Thompson Expressive Portraits | Jeanne Oliver Studio 2018

 

Join Kate Thompson in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on July 13-14, 2018 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.

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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.

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

At the end of day one, we hope you will join us for dinner at one of Jeanne’s favorite local restaurants (this is not included) or explore the sweet town and find the perfect place to relax after a full day of creating.

 

 

 

Expressive Portraits Workshop with Kate Thompson

I love to push mixed media to its limit. The past several years through fearless experimenting I have discovered some very cool and mysterious techniques that I would love to share with you!

I will show you everything I know about working with linseed oil, graphite, and charcoal as well as watercolors, charcoal, acrylics, gesso and plaster (joint compound). Drawing with a pencil as well as a needle, thread, and wire. These techniques will be demonstrated and incorporated into our final pieces. That is just the start of it. We will also work on collage using vintage book pages and image transfer techniques.  A sample book will be created to build a vocabulary of marks, textures, and techniques to add to our toolkit.

Not only are the mediums unconventional but the substrates are as well. We will work on watercolor paper, vintage ledger paper, vintage fabrics, and laces (check the vintage stores for a source of amazing fabrics to use). Joint compound (pre-mixed plaster) will be added to create depth and texture.

I will demonstrate my portrait techniques that work so well with the mediums we will be using. The emphasis is on expression and texture.

 

What is included

-two-day art instruction with Kate Thompson

-welcome mimosas and a light snack

-beautiful lunch each day

-afternoon dessert

-a light-filled studio with plenty of room to create

-quiet places to explore, hike and create

-all supplies included

lodging is not included by recommendations are available upon request

 

 

|Some of the women at our first workshop in our front yard|

 

 

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@jeanneoliver.com.

You can register below or request an invoice.

 

 

 

Fancy Lassies with Kate Thompson Begins on Monday! | We Have a Sneak Peek

***Monday morning Kate Thompson’s brand new online course Fancy Lassies will begin***

Kate Thompson is back on our creative network! We are so fortunate to gather some of the most incredible artists around and we are honored to have Kate back and this time teaching how to make her whimsical girls!

Kate is one of the most extraordinary artists that I know and I have no doubt that you will leave this course with so many new ideas that you can incorporate into your own art!

Come and take a sneak peek into Kate’s new course…

 

Fancy Lassies with Kate Thompson |

In this class, we will be creating fanciful girls using watercolors, pastels, and acrylics. These girls are created in a somewhat whimsical way but with some understanding of a more realistic approach. There will be exercises in creating a more realistic portrait which we will then use and abstract to something more fanciful.

I will show you how to make little watercolor paper books where we will explore techniques, prints and color ways. This will be a wonderful record to rely on as we work on more finished pieces.

I will then guide you as you start working on your own girls. I do have templates to download for you to practice the painting techniques. I then demonstrate how to draw the girls that we will then transform into fanciful creatures with very different personalities.

I demonstrate how to draw a portrait using charcoal. I then layer the charcoal drawing with watercolors and white acrylic paint. We will then paint watercolor and acrylic roses to garnish her face.

Supplies:

Watercolor paper, watercolors, paintbrushes, acrylic paints, milk paint, matte medium, gesso, charcoal, stabilo, mechanical pencil

 

 

 

Come and watch the course trailer…

This one week course with 4 hours of content has lifetime* access and will begin on September 11, 2017. The registration price is $48 . To read more or to register click HERE.

If you have any questions about the course 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 the creative network

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Fancy Lassies with Kate Thompson | 24 Hours Left For The Early Registration Price

***24 hours left to get the early registration price of $28 for Kate Thompson’s brand new online course Fancy Lassies***

Kate Thompson is back on our creative network! We are so fortunate to gather some of the most incredible artists around and we are honored to have Kate back and this time teaching how to make her whimsical girls!

Kate is one of the most extraordinary artists that I know and I have no doubt that you will leave this course with so many new ideas that you can incorporate into your own art!

Fancy Lassies with Kate Thompson |

In this class, we will be creating fanciful girls using watercolors, pastels, and acrylics. These girls are created in a somewhat whimsical way but with some understanding of a more realistic approach. There will be exercises in creating a more realistic portrait which we will then use and abstract to something more fanciful.

I will show you how to make little watercolor paper books where we will explore techniques, prints and color ways. This will be a wonderful record to rely on as we work on more finished pieces.

I will then guide you as you start working on your own girls. I do have templates to download for you to practice the painting techniques. I then demonstrate how to draw the girls that we will then transform into fanciful creatures with very different personalities.

I demonstrate how to draw a portrait using charcoal. I then layer the charcoal drawing with watercolors and white acrylic paint. We will then paint watercolor and acrylic roses to garnish her face.

Supplies:

Watercolor paper, watercolors, paintbrushes, acrylic paints, milk paint, matte medium, gesso, charcoal, stabilo, mechanical pencil

 

 

 

Come and watch the course trailer…

This one week course with 4 hours of content has lifetime* access and will begin on September 11, 2017. The early registration price is $28 and the price will go to $48. To read more or to register click HERE.

If you have any questions about the course 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 the creative network

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Fancy Lassies Early Registration| Brand New Online Course with Kate Thompson

Kate Thompson is back on our creative network! We are so fortunate to gather some of the most incredible artists around and we are honored to have Kate back and this time teaching how to make her whimsical girls!

Kate is one of the most extraordinary artists that I know and I have no doubt that you will leave this course with so many new ideas that you can incorporate into your own art!

Fancy Lassies with Kate Thompson |

In this class, we will be creating fanciful girls using watercolors, pastels, and acrylics. These girls are created in a somewhat whimsical way but with some understanding of a more realistic approach. There will be exercises in creating a more realistic portrait which we will then use and abstract to something more fanciful.

I will show you how to make little watercolor paper books where we will explore techniques, prints and color ways. This will be a wonderful record to rely on as we work on more finished pieces.

I will then guide you as you start working on your own girls. I do have templates to download for you to practice the painting techniques. I then demonstrate how to draw the girls that we will then transform into fanciful creatures with very different personalities.

I demonstrate how to draw a portrait using charcoal. I then layer the charcoal drawing with watercolors and white acrylic paint. We will then paint watercolor and acrylic roses to garnish her face.

Supplies:

Watercolor paper, watercolors, paintbrushes, acrylic paints, milk paint, matte medium, gesso, charcoal, stabilo, mechanical pencil

 

 

 

Come and watch the course trailer…

This one week course with 4 hours of content has lifetime* access and will begin on September 11, 2017.  The early registration price is $28. To read more or to register click HERE.

If you have any questions about the course 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 the creative network

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Mixed Media Online Course Children of the Wild Begins Tomorrow!

***Tomorrow (June 20th)  Children of the Wild with Kate Thompson begins!***

Kate’s techniques and instructions will open your eyes to new ways to use the tools you already love and use.  Her courses are rich and full of content.

Our creative network has the most beautiful artists and I believe our courses are rich, affordable and some of the most art altering that are being offered today.

 

An artist that has been a part of the popular Studying Under The Masters series is now back with her own course and it is stunning! I am excited to announce that mixed media artist Kate Thompson will be leading Children of the Wild.

 

Come and hear from Kate about this course…

This course offers 8+ hours of videos filled with precious children and their friendships with animals. I created this class to share with you my love for animals and how they have enriched my life.

 

 

There will be 4 complete painting demonstrations. Each painting has its own unique story. The stories were not even developed till after I painted them.

 

 

I really take mixed media art to a new level by using some very unusual applications. I combine watercolors, pan pastels, charcoal with gesso. I work with graphite, charcoal, watercolor and inks with linseed oil. On top of all this goodness I apply oil bars with a palette knife. It all works, it really does!

 

 

I show you how to develop really yummy substrates for the paintings. One is layers of fabric and lace with gesso all embedded together for a uniformed and interesting surface. Another substrate using vintage ledger papers, stamping stenciling using transparent and matte paints.

There will be several exercises to get familiar with the techniques before working on the finished paintings. I go over basics such as mapping a photograph to understand proportions. How to start a child’s portrait, creating animals in a light hearted manner. So much fun and learning. I really enjoyed creating this class and I have learned some things myself along the way

 

 

Come and watch the course trailer…

Promo from Kate Thompson on Vimeo.

The registration price for Children of the Wild is $46.00. All of the videos have been pre-recorded so you can watch at your convenience and you will have lifetime* access.

Children of the Wild will begin on June 20, 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

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Our Summer Line Up

For me summer is pool time, catching up on reading, coffee on the back porch, hiking, days in the yard and my art supplies with me wherever I go.

The best thing about a summer online course is that you can take moments to learn and then head out into YOUR world to create.

Summer is too wonderful to only give yourself creating time in your studio.

We have some incredible classes this summer that promise to make this your most creative summer yet!

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Advanced Hand Lettering with Jen Wagner JUST started this week.

As soon as you pay you are instantly in the course.

This course is $48, has 4+ hours of content, lifetime* access and all videos are pre-recorded so you can watch at your convenience.

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Beginning June 20th.

A mash up of all of your favorite mixed media supplies will come together in the incredibly anticipated course Children of the Wild by Kate Thompson.

Kate will show you techniques and combinations of supplies that will have you looking at your tools in a whole new way!

This course is $46, has 4+ hours of content, lifetime* access and all videos are pre-recorded so you can watch at your convenience.

Children of the Wild Course Trailer

 

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Beginning July 18th.

Everything about Wendy Brighbill’s palette and style is all about color, fun, freedom and expressing yourself.

I love Wendy’s story and how she found her creative path after a traumatic brain injury. As someone that has experience the side effects of a brain injury I know first hand how creating brings calm to my brain and life.

You will not want to miss Letting Go: An Exploration of Abstract Painting. This watercolor and abstract course will even bring in a bit of mixed media and stitching.

You still have a few days left to get the EARLY REGISTRATION price of $32 for this course.  The price will go up on June 19th.

This course has 4+ hours of content, lifetime* access and all videos are pre-recorded so you can watch at your convenience.

Letting Go: An Exploration of Abstract Painting Course Trailer

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Make creative time for yourself this summer, grab your best friend or include your child or grandchild!

Make creating a daily practice and bring your creativity with you wherever you go.

Summer is too amazing to keep your creative practicing just in the studio.

***

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

Be a deer and
leave me a comment.

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Learn About Upcoming Classes

Children of the Wild with Kate Thompson {tomorrow is the last day to get the early registration price}

***Tomorrow (June 20th) is the last day to get the early registration price for Children of the Wild with Kate Thompson***

I have said this a million times but it is worth stating again!

Our creative network has the most beautiful artists and I believe our courses are rich, affordable and some of the most art altering that are being offered today.

 

An artist that has been a part of the popular Studying Under The Masters series is now back with her own course and it is stunning! I am excited to announce that mixed media artist Kate Thompson will be leading Children of the Wild.

 

Come and hear from Kate about this course…

This is a week long course (4+ hours of content) filled with precious children and their friendships with animals. I created this class to share with you my love for animals and how they have enriched my life.

 

 

There will be 4 complete painting demonstrations. Each painting has its own unique story. The stories were not even developed till after I painted them.

 

 

I really take mixed media art to a new level by using some very unusual applications. I combine watercolors, pan pastels, charcoal with gesso. I work with graphite, charcoal, watercolor and inks with linseed oil. On top of all this goodness I apply oil bars with a palette knife. It all works, it really does!

 

 

I show you how to develop really yummy substrates for the paintings. One is layers of fabric and lace with gesso all imbedded together for a uniformed and interesting surface. Another substrate using vintage ledger papers, stamping stenciling using transparent and matte paints.

There will be several exercises to get familiar with the techniques before working on the finished paintings. I go over basics such as mapping a photograph to understand proportions. How to start a child’s portrait, creating animals in a light hearted manner. So much fun and learning. I really enjoyed creating this class and I have learned some things myself along the way

 

 

Come and watch the course trailer…

Promo from Kate Thompson on Vimeo.

The early registration price for Children of the Wild is $32.00. All of the videos have been pre-recorded so you can watch at your convenience and you will have lifetime* access.

Children of the Wild will begin on June 20, 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

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