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Tomorrow is the launch of the 6 week online art course Studying Under The Masters III.

This is the final course of the series and I feel like we are closing this extremely successful and loved series with style!

 The line up of teachers is truly incredible and I am honored to have such talented artists sharing their gifts.  You will be creating art with Melody Ross, Alisa Burke, Jenny Doh, Kelly Berkey, Ivy Newport and me!

This is only a peek into week one! This course is FULL of creative content!

This 6 week online course has lifetime* access and is $82.

To read more or to register click HERE.

You can also pay instantly below!





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Studying Under The Masters III

Do you want to look at art with fresh eyes?

Do you want to learn some of the mediums and techniques that have created some of the most interesting art in the world?

Do you want to learn how to find your own voice in the world of art and how to make your art stand out?

Do you want to study the history behind some of your favorite artists?

Come into the rich world of Studying Under the Masters.

This is the third and final installment of this popular online series.

Studying Under The Masters III will focus on college, abstract, illustration, still life, folk art and portraits.

 

Ivette Newport will study the work of Marie Laurencin.

Kelly Berkey will study the work of John Singer Sargent.

Alisa Burke will study the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Jenny Doh will study the work of Joan Miró.

Melody Ross will study the work of Gustav Klimt

Jeanne Oliver will study the work of Horace Pippin.

 

Here is praise for the Studying Under The Masters series…

“In all my years as an artist, I have never had a course that stretched and grew me so much. Not only has my art taken off in so many exciting ways, but I was blessed with friendship and support I never expected. Thanks for all that you do. I am so looking forward to part two!”

-Renee

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“The Studying the Masters class inspired me to look deeper into my own art process. The format where I was able to find out more about the artist’s process and their techniques captured my attention. The presenting artists were quality women whose own art process gave me confidence to keep going. I look forward to the next class.”

-Linda

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“This course is one of the best I have taken in that it introduced me to several different modern day artists. In watching how they studied under some masters, I became a student of, not one, but TWO artists each week, some of whom I feel a real resonance with!! I feel as though I am finding more of my artistic voice as a result of this class, and that is pretty exciting!! Thanks so much Jeanne for helping me take another step closer to my dream! ”

-Silvia

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“The best class ever no matter your talent level…seeing the instructors paint right along in  “their” style of painting trying to get close to what a Master created was so enlightening since each had awesome talent but different ways to get the final results that they wanted! We were in their studio with there favorite supplies, magic!”

-Tari

 

Here is a glimpse of what you can expect each week:

*The guest artists will study under the “master” of their choice. This will include a brief history of the artist.

*Start to finish video of the artist practicing a painting of the chosen master

*Videos sharing what they learned through practicing the techniques and style of another artist

*A start to finish video of the artist creating their own art using techniques they have learned but creating in their own style

*Each week will end with the artist sharing the artists that have encouraged and inspired them over the years.

*Each week will have book and video references

*Weekly live online “chats” with the artist

*All content has lifetime access

*All videos are pre-recorded so you can watch at your convenience

 

 

This new course will have 5 artists that will be joining me for a 6 week online course.

To read more about about the course click HERE.

You can also register by using the paypal button at the bottom of this post.

This 6 week course begins May 5, 2015 with lifetime access*.

 

Registration price of $82.00.




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The Official Launch of Studying Under The Masters III {a huge giveaway too}

Good Morning!

I am excited to announce the teachers for the next and LAST Studying Under The Masters online course.

This next Studying Under The Masters will include not only some of your favorite artists but some of your favorite art forms!

Look at this incredible lineup! 

Studying Under The Masters III will focus on college, abstract, illustration, still life, folk art and portraits.

Ivette Newport will study the work of Marie Laurencin.

Kelly Berkey will study the work of John Singer Sargent.

Alisa Burke will study the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Jenny Doh will study the work of Joan Miró.

Melody Ross will study the work of Gustav Klimt

Jeanne Oliver will study the work of Horrace Pippin.

This deeply rich art series focuses on art history, practicing using the techniques and mediums of the masters, live chats and original technique art videos by the guest teachers.

This series has changed how I look at art in the present and past.

Here is praise for the Studying Under The Masters series…

“In all my years as an artist, I have never had a course that stretched and grew me so much. Not only has my art taken off in so many exciting ways, but I was blessed with friendship and support I never expected. Thanks for all that you do. I am so looking forward to part two!”

-Renee

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“The Studying the Masters class inspired me to look deeper into my own art process. The format where I was able to find out more about the artist’s process and their techniques captured my attention. The presenting artists were quality women whose own art process gave me confidence to keep going. I look forward to the next class.”

-Linda

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“This course is one of the best I have taken in that it introduced me to several different modern day artists. In watching how they studied under some masters, I became a student of, not one, but TWO artists each week, some of whom I feel a real resonance with!! I feel as though I am finding more of my artistic voice as a result of this class, and that is pretty exciting!! Thanks so much Jeanne for helping me take another step closer to my dream! ”

-Silvia

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“The best class ever no matter your talent level…seeing the instructors paint right along in  “their” style of painting trying to get close to what a Master created was so enlightening since each had awesome talent but different ways to get the final results that they wanted! We were in their studio with there favorite supplies, magic!”

-Tari

 

 

Here is a glimpse of what you can expect each week:

*The guest artists will study under the “master” of their choice. This will include a brief history of the artist.

*Start to finish video of the artist practicing a painting of the chosen master

*Videos sharing what they learned through practicing the techniques and style of another artist

*A start to finish video of the artist creating their own art using techniques they have learned but creating in their own style

*Each week will end with the artist sharing the artists that have encouraged and inspired them over the years.

*Each week will have book and video references

*Weekly live online “chats” with the artist

*All content has lifetime access

*All videos are pre-recorded so you can watch at your convenience

 

This new course will have 5 artists that will be joining me for a 6 week online course.

To read more about about the course click HERE.

You can also register by using the paypal button at the bottom of this post.

This 6 week course begins May 5, 2015 with lifetime access*.

Early registration price of $49.99.

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To celebrate the new course I would love to have a huge giveaway of some of my favorite supplies!

What I am giving away:

*One Matilda Art Bag {valued at over $180}

 

*One portable art studio set {valued at over $200}

*One $200 Dick Blick gift card

* One package of every class that has already run on my creative network {valued at over $790}

One lucky winner will get an art package valued at over $1,300!

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To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on THIS post letting us know your about a person that has influenced your creativity!

For additional chances at the giveaway you can…

* Facebook about the giveaway and the new course and link back to this post

* Pin this post and/or course to Pinterest

* Talk about the giveaway and/or new course on Instagram and use the hashtag #studyingunderthemasters and @jeanneoliver

* Blog about the new course

* Share this post on Twitter

 Each time you share about new course or please come back and let us know.

Thank you for sharing the new course!

{the winner will be announced next Monday}




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How Each Of Us Can Make A Difference {a circle of women helping women}

How often do we see things around us and they seem too big to change?

How often have you wanted to do something and you just don’t know where to start?

We can sometimes forget that change begins with ONE.

We can sometimes forget that our daily choices can make a huge impact in the lives of others.

I am so excited to tell you about a beautiful new collaboration project with my dear friend Melody Ross and  Full Circle Exchange.

The best part is that you can be a part of it too.

This project is all about empowering women locally and globally to rise above poverty through sustainable economic opportunities.

This is about giving women a real job that can make them a real living and can get them back on their feet to fly!

Beginning TODAY at Walmart you will find a full line of beautiful product made by and for women.

{Gift package giveaway #1}

The women that have made this line of products have already been paid to create them and do not have to wait for the product to sell to be paid.

What we want is to sell out of these products so quickly that we can do this again and again for these women!

{Gift package giveaway #2}

I want you to watch these videos and if this project connects with you to go to Walmart and purchase the cards, scarves, mugs and give them to the beautiful women in your life.

This are not just gifts.

These are stories.

These are stories of women and the freedom they are creating!

{Gift package giveaway #3}

{Gift package giveaway #4}

To read more about Denise in the above video click HERE.
To learn more about the heart and creativity behind this project click HERE.
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{Gift package giveaway #5}
We want to spread this project all over social media and we would love your help!
We are giving away FIVE gift packages to thank you for sharing.
To enter:
1) Leave a comment on this page telling us about a woman that made an impact in your life.
2) Share this post on Facebook
3) Share this post on Twitter
4) Share the product on Instagram
5) Pin the product on  Pinterest
6) Blog about the project
Each time you do one of the above you have an extra chance at winning a gift package.  Please come back each time and let us know!
Thank you for sharing and I am excited to go make some purchases myself!
Here’s how you can get involved:

1. 10155031_10151936138621809_1841997805_n-400SHOP

  • Between April 22, 2014 and May 11, 2014, visit Walmart to shop for your Mother’s Day gifts at the special ‘island’ display of beautiful gifts designed by Melody Ross and partially assembled by in-transition women.
  • You’ll find beautiful, meaningful, affordable, high-quality gifts that you will be proud to give.
  • Purchasing these products opens the door for future contracts with major retailers to carry similar lines, ensuring that job creation continues and flourishes.
  • Other retailers are watching this campaign to see if supporting future campaigns makes economic sense for them. In a nutshell, if we can quickly sell out of these products, we will get their attention. YOU CAN HELP MAKE THAT HAPPEN by shopping and spreading the word!

2. LIKE

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3. CREATE

Make Brave Girl Truth Cards
Truth Cards are little playing-card-sized works of art that we invite you to make. Send them to Brave Girls Club and we will get them into the hands of at-risk and in-transition women…building the circle of sisterhood around the world!

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There is Room For All Of Us {Give It Away}

I don’t know who you surround yourself with but I hope they are your cheerleaders.

I hope you have a network that you can turn to that shares, gives, lavishes.

Lavishes.

Pretty cool word if you ask me.

A word to me that means abundance and overflowing.

People email me daily thanking me for what I share in my courses and for giving so much information away.

Let me tell you a secret…..it was never mine.

I get beautiful emails thanking me for being so generous with my knowledge, contacts, sources of supplies.

Let me tell you another secret…..I learned to be generous from the best.

When you start out creating, decorating your home, homeschooling your kids, a business or a new adventure you usually have no idea what you are doing.

You don’t need someone to walk you step by step but you need help.

You quickly see who keeps everything close to the chest and who gives it away.

I have had cheerleaders.

I have had friends that I surround myself with that have lavished me with support, knowledge and advice.

They gave it away.

When I needed direction and help…..they gave it away.

They were wise enough to know that by giving it away they are multiplying blessings back to themselves.

You might wonder how is that so?

I give away because it was given to me.

Maybe not the same information but the idea behind it.

When you share generously you don’t carry any anxiety about people stealing your ideas.

You have the freedom to move on and create THE NEXT THING.

You have the energy to dream, plan and create.

Did you hear that?

Freedom.

Want to know another secret….most techniques, ideas, knowledge you can find through google or You Tube anyways.

Sorry to burst your bubble.

I want to tell you about two of my biggest cheerleaders.

They know it.

I want you to know it.

Melody Ross and Christy Tomlinson have been two of the most supportive and lavishing people in my creative life.

Both of these women have helped me grow my business because of their giving of knowledge, advice, support, encouragement and voice.

I could go on for pages about how they have been my cheerleaders.

In ways that I am sure they know and more ways than they don’t…..they showed me early on that there is room for all of us.

What really triggered this post was an act by Christy last week.

Christy had written a blog post about her new e-course that started last Tuesday.

Guess what?

She also wrote about my new art e-course that had started the day before.

She also wrote about a few other people whose work she admires and gave links to their courses, retreats etc.

She gave it away.

She lavished others in the midst of writing about her own business.

She didn’t worry that highlighting others would take away from her work.

There is room for all of us and she made that clear.

Melody does the same thing.

Whenever she can highlight a person, a program, a product…she does.

When she can help someone else shine…she does.

I have a lot of women like this in my life.

Do you?

If you don’t I begged you to keep looking.

They are out there.

I promise.

I have a whole network of women that are like this.

What can you give away to bless others?

What have you been holding too close to the chest because of fear?

Do you know…really know that there is room for all of us?

Are you worried that people will copy you.

They probably will.

Want to hear another secret?

No one can copy you. Not really.

They can try but they will get bored and move on OR you get bored and move on.

You are supposed to keep moving forward anyways.

At the point I see some things copied I am already so tired of it myself that it is just the encouragement I needed to dig deeper.

The best part is that my generosity really started because people were generous with Melody and Christy (or not generous and they learned from it).

See how that works!

Pretty powerful.

When you give it away it will trickle down to more people than you will ever know.

Thank you Mel and Christy for being so generous with your support.

Thank you for scootching over and making room for me:-)

I want to scootch over myself today and share some people and products that I hope you will check out.

First off I wanted to tell you that Christy has a brand new art e-course called “Behind The Art”.

Christy has created a whole course about going deeper in understanding how she creates her girls.

All of Christy’s videos have a ton of information shared and this is her largest art course ever.

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I don’t get to go to many retreats but as soon as read about this new retreat by the incredible Danielle Daniels I was swooning.

The location, the food, the art….every bit is delicious!

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I am in love with THIS print by Mindy Lacefield.

I met Mindy at a recent retreat we both were teaching at.

When she posted the original on Facebook I told her it was my favorite she had done and she admitted that it may be hers too:-)

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I am a lover of using Nevr Dull and magazine pages in my mixed media projects but I loved this recent video (recent to me) video of Katie Kendrick creating patterns with Nevr Dull.

SOOO cool!

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My friend Courtney Khail is an extraordinary watercolors artist! Everything that she makes is stunning and so unique.

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I have been greatly inspired by THIS girl over the years.

Someday I will actually watch an entire e-course that I purchase from her but in the meantime I will continue to be inspired by the beauty she creates.

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I don’t know anyone that creates like THIS girl! Her work makes me stop in my tracks.

Whether she is working in plaster or metalsmithing she astonishes me with her well of creativity!

HERE is her new e-course!

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Karianne of Thistlewood Farm created an incredible clock using a a bicycle wheel!!!

I am in love!

Kelly is going to make this for Ben’s room.

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I am going to an amazing retreat in Mexico this fall and they just opened up another session!

If you didn’t get into the first session HERE is more information.

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This friend is crazy amazing at DIY.

Her house and how she makes it a home is beautiful and her blog is FILLED with DIY projects.

She lives in New York now but she used to live in my neighborhood:-)

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I would love to see YOU write a “There is room for all of us” post.

I would love to see who YOU would highlight.

What YOU can give away?

How can YOU show your network that there is room for all of us.

{if you write a post please let me know and I will share it}

Let’s all practice scootching over and making room:-)

 

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Creativity Takes Courage {Interview With Melody Ross}

Our February interview in our new video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now!

We have such an amazing and fun line up for you guys.

When I get off an interview I am just giddy and it is hard to not share all of them with you right away.

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

Last month we expanded our creative network to offer free videos, new online courses, live “chats” and now interviews with courageous lovelies from around the world.

My first interview of the Creativity Takes Courage series was with the amazing Stephanie Lee.

This month I interviewed my good friend Melody Ross.

This interview was way more fun than work!

I guess I work at the right place:-)

{photo taken by Jeanne Oliver}

If you don’t know Mel and her art than you will want to run and find out all about her.

If you do know her… this interview will make you love her even more.

To watch the video 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 Melody’s video you would just:

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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In shop news I wanted to let you know that we have some items back in stock and a HUGE sale on our vintage items!

The Elsie Linen Messenger Bag is back in stock.

The Emerson Handbag is back in stock (this will be the last run of this vintage fabric).

Our popular ruffle apron is back!

All of our remaining vintage items from France has been marked down for THIS WEEK ONLY!

If you have had your eye on something from France..now is the time to get it!

I hope you are having a wonderful start to your Monday.

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I will be back on Wednesday to tell you about our newest adventure (and it’s a good one)!

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Get the Look {Week Four}

We had the most beautiful weekend here is Colorado.

We played basketball, went hiking, created and even cleaned out the garage a little.

It love weekends like that when you do so many fun things but are also productive.

We are on week four of “Get the Look”.

You can see the previous posts here, here and here.

I am honored that so many women were willing to play along and share their take on my clothing.

What looks have been your favorite?

Did the new looks help you to think of your outfits in a different way?

I hope so.

Before we get started with the fun outfits I wanted to let you know that TODAY is the last day to get the early registration price for my new e-course “Building a Creatively Made Business”.

The online course begins April 16th!!

You can see the video HERE.

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This week I have the gorgeous (inside and out) Melody Ross and the lovely Hilarie.

Take a peek at how they put together the Louise tunic and the Elaine knit dress.

First up is Melody in the Louise tunic.

Can you say stunning?

I love it all….the hat, the boots and of course the turquoise barn!

Melody is also showing the Ellison camera bag from our spring line.

Mel uses her camera bag to carry her laptop:-)

Our newest camera bag is the Natalie.  Same style but new linen fabric.

You can find it here.

Hilarie looks amazing in the Elaine knit dress.

I really like the added touch she made in adding the scarf.

(and I love those earrings)

 Thank you so much Melody and Hilarie!

You both look incredible and I love your style.

Both dresses can be found in our shop.

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You have one more week to send in your OWN photos wearing something from my shop.

Each week one person is chosen and they receive a $100 gift certificate to the shop.

This week the winner is Abby.

Abby is wearing one of our camera bags!

You can find it here.

Congratulations Abby!

Send YOUR photos to jeanneoli@hotmail.com

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