Book of Trees | Early Registration Just Opened!

We are so thrilled to announce that author and mixed media and collage art professor Roxanne Evans Stout is offering her newest online course on our creative network!  No matter what season it is right now in your neck of the woods you will not want to miss Book of Trees! Handmade books, stitching, stamp making, collage and more.

 

Book of Trees

In this class, we will delve wholeheartedly into the theme of trees and create a unique mixed media artist book that you will treasure forever!

I have always loved trees. As a little girl, I would sit under a large eucalyptus tree on the front lawn of our apartment in Santa Monica, California. I would read or work in my journal, writing, and drawing… even making nature observations- things I still love. Back then I longed to live in the country surrounded by trees.  Now I live in a small country town in Oregon, and my family and I have planted many trees on our land and watched them grow and thrive along side of us.

The gifts a tree can give are endless… their beauty, their strength and resilience, the way they provide us food and homes for wildlife, and the way they clean our air.

Won’t you join me as I guide and inspire you in the making of a hand made book… inspired by and celebrating your connection to trees?

Together we will collage with papers and fabrics, create textures and layers, and play with color. We will carve and print our own stamps and use images and quotes on the pages of our books. We will stitch and attach beautiful treasures from nature with threads and wire.

I will share with you my creative processes and favorite techniques that will add magic to your pages and I’ll share writing prompts to further your journey of honoring trees.

You will see how… day by day and moment by moment…your handmade book will evolve into a rich compilation of pages that is your very own Book of Trees.

 

Meet Roxanne Evans Stout

 

 

I live and create in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. The mountains, the river lands and the wildlife that surround my home are my constant inspiration and show up in all of my creations in some way or another.

I teach workshops internationally and my work has been shown and hangs in homes throughout the world. I’m very honored to have been published in many wonderful books and magazines.

I also teach online workshops that have been enjoyed by hundreds of artists and art lovers. And I am an Adjunct Professor at Oregon Institute of Technology where I teach Mixed Media Art and Art Journaling.

I believe that when we make art we are telling our own stories, and love watching them immerge, both in my own work and the work of others. Through my art I would like to convey the feeling of connecting to nature and humanity, timelessness and hope.  I especially love the Book Arts, Collage and Mixed Media. As an artist I am constantly learning and growing. Art is my passion, my love and my soul.

Teaching enables me to share my passion…nothing makes me happier than helping my students through their own process of creativity. My goal is to help you find your magic!

My book: Storytelling with Collage, was published in March of 2016 by North Light Books. And my newest book, Dancing on Raindrops was just released July 2017.

 

 

Come and watch the course trailer…

 

The early registration price for this one week course (4+ hours of content) is $28.00. You will have LIFETIME ACCESS* to the videos. This class will go live on November 13, 2017.

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

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”.

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

Art Journal It Out | Early Registration Just Launched!

Carrying my artist’s journal around with me wherever I go and finding new ways to capture and tell the stories that surround me has become one of my sweetest art journeys. Art journaling has given me a fun and easy way to PRACTICE and in turn, change my art. I am honored to tell you that art journaling artist Brittany Soucy has created an art journaling course just for us! Welcome to the early registration of Art Journal It Out!

 

Art Journal It Out

In this course, we will be art journaling.  I will be using a plethora of art supplies and explain how I use these supplies while discussing composition and mixed media techniques. I will demonstrate some portraiture and will teach you different ways I approach this in my art
journal. We will work on several spreads so you can try different styles and find new ways of growing your art skills.

We will go into each spread by layering handwriting with paint and gesso.  We will build upon those layers with mixed media and adhering paper and ephemera.  Then we will add a focal point and find a way to express a thought or feeling through your journaling. You will learn new
skills while creating something you love.

Try whatever you want – this is for YOU!   Make a mess, paint or cover up what you don’t like.

When you’re stuck, art journaling sets you free.  You open yourself up and let your frustrations go.  You gift yourself the joy of experimentation.  You discover that you have something to say and you open your heart.

 

 

Meet Brittany Soucy!

 

I live on the seacoast of New Hampshire. (Yes, that exists and it’s beautiful.) I’m grateful that all I have to do is walk across the yard to go to work in my 200 year old barn-studio. It’s like the dream of my childhood and the wish of my heart have come true.

I make art because it has always felt like a natural way to process my world. I find myself searching for beauty and craving to find interesting and nourishing ways to express it. I am captivated by light and how its warmth, healing, and truth illuminate everything it touches.

I believe that setting aside time for making and appreciating art is an act of self-care. I now understand that the process of art making is an important balm that propels us toward healing. When I was younger I worried that being creative and artistic was a useless talent to have, but now I consider it both a pleasure and a sacred responsibility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course trailer…

The early registration for this four course is $28, will launch on November 6, 2017 and has lifetime* access.

To read more or to register click HERE.

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

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”.

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

I am a teacher in WANDERLUST 2018 | Early Registration Just Opened!

 

As a creative that also runs a business I work alone a lot.

This is time I desperately need to stay focused and true to myself.

I also make it a priority to say YES to at least one incredible collaboration a year so I have the beautiful inspiration, comradery, and lavishing that comes from GATHERING with other creatives. I need it as desperately as I need the time alone.

There are many offers that come past our desk and it was so easy to have my YES this year be to Kasia and Jamie of Wanderlust!  I know you have a lot of choices for online courses and I love how different and rich Wanderlust is.

I will be teaching about abstract artist Joan Mitchell! I am so excited I can barely stand it. We will be creating beautiful and bold art inspired by one of my art heroes! I think the best course content comes when the teacher is incredibly inspired.

Come and hear more and meet all of the teachers! This line-up is so fun and inspiring! I am honored to be included with them…

 

Are you interested in art, craft, mixed-media and art journaling? Then Wanderlust 2018 is for you!

Wanderlust is a whole year long journey – an online event offering you videos from 24 guest teachers and 2 resident teachers on a weekly basis (each one is full length, high quality and downloadable) and easy access to the Wanderlust Community with a supportive and friendly atmosphere, where all of the classes are gathered.

Besides the lessons you will also find various Activities that will stimulate your creativity and motivate you to simply enjoy the process of making art.

Together with the class you will also get an exclusive whole year discount from our Partners – leading online art and craft retailers.

Wanderlust 2018 is the perfect alternative to in-person classes!

Wanderlust 2018 is on sale at the Early Bird only until 31st of December 2017. There are four free videos available on our Community straight away: Introduction to Wanderlust, Colour & Composition, The Basics of Art Journaling and How to use the Community. Plus for our Early Bird Adventurers we have a “Dynamic Paper Painting” class with Kasia and a printable Eliza’s Collage Collection filled with some lovely ephemera.

To sign up or read more click HERE. If you have any questions please ask!

See you in class!

 

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!

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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

Giveaway Time | $300 Art Supply Gift Card!

 

***THE WINNER IS***

Lisa Noneman commented:

August 7, 2017 at 7:47 pm

I’ve been sharing my art supplies with a young girl who lives in my small town. She works at our library, very shy and reserved and we discovered each other through our love of art. I packed up a tote of all my favorite supplies and gave them to her to use and she comes to me often to show me what she makes. It touches my heart to see how grateful she has been and how eager she is to learn new mediums. It’s kind of like how I feel when Jeanne shares a video of her playing with art supplies in her classes, I get so excited!

 

Lisa, congratulations and we are so happy that you won. We hope you and the girl in your town will love the supplies.  Please contact us at contact@jeanneoliverdesigns.com and we will give you all the details.

**THIS GIVEAWAY EXPIRES ON AUGUST 24, 2017 IF THE PRIZE IS NOT CLAIMED**

 

It has been WAY TOO LONG since we had a giveaway!

With all of the new and beautiful courses launching we wanted to celebrate each teacher and each labor of love that they are bringing to life.

It is such an honor to collaborate with so many outstanding artists and teachers that help to create online courses that are RICH and AUTHENTIC!

So, I wanted to share what is going on RIGHT now on our site and share what you can join or even share with those around you.

 

Today we just launched the brand new online course Let Us Make with Sheila Atchley! Let Us Make is an artful, playful exploration of creation, theology and story as we rediscover them all in Genesis chapter one of the Bible. This course is for anyone who loves nature, art, and spirituality. Together we will play with techniques such as abstract flow art, botanical art, and expressive portraiture.  If you’ve ever wished you could have an excuse to spend more time outdoors; if you’ve ever wished you could gain some perspective on your own story, and come to know for sure why you are alive, this is the course for you.  All these things will be explored through art and scripture, in a safe, nonjudgmental and playful atmosphere. You can watch the course trailer HERE.

 

This week we opened early registration for Scribblepedia with Rae Missigman! Explore text based mark-making with its power to transform color and layers into deeply personal mixed media art. Define your creative art story letter by letter with text based mark making. Join author, artist and mark maker, Rae Missigman, as she guides you through the process of adding words, text and letters to deepen the impact of your mixed media pieces while interjecting them with your personal style. Create inspirational reference projects to quickly jump start your pieces and paint a colorful multilayered mixed media canvas where you leave a personal set of marks that define your work as uniquely yours. We will delve step by step into the process of layering, defining and marking in the wildly colorful style Rae has made so popular. You can view the course trailer HERE.

 

Early registration is about to end for Kate Thompson’s newest online course Fancy Lassies! The early registration price of $28 will end on August 12th and will go to $48.  In this class, you will be creating fanciful girls using watercolors, pastels, and acrylics. You will make little watercolor paper books where we will explore techniques, prints, and color. Downloadable templates are provided for you to practice the painting techniques. You will learn how to draw the girls and then transform them into fanciful creatures with very different personalities. You will learn how to draw a portrait using charcoal and then layer the charcoal drawing with watercolors and white acrylic paint. You can watch the course trailer HERE.

 

 

 

Paper Palettes | A Color Discovery Course is a mini course with Kelly Hoernig (instantly available) that has had INCREDIBLE feedback. Artists are saying that Kelly’s techniques for organizing ideas and color is changing how they approach their art and how they gather what is inspiring them. COLOR? Are you stuck in a rut? Are you confident about your choices when creating art? Want to experiment but not sure how to go about it? Want to be adventurous and step out of your color comfort zone? If you answered yes to one or all of the questions, this fun class will show you an exciting way to create a palette full of confidence! And guess what, you already have the supplies needed to get inspired. A couple of magazines you love, scissors, an adhesive (glue stick, tape) and some pages to glue to, that’s it! Excited already? I sure am! You can watch the course trailer HERE.

To enter the giveaway just leave a comment on THIS POST telling us about something beautiful you (or someone you know) is putting out into the world.

For additional chances to win:

*Join our art + lifestyle creative network with online courses at jeanneoliver.ning.com

* Share the new courses and giveaway on Facebook by sharing this post

* Share the new courses on IG and tag @jeanneoliver #jeanneolivercreativenetwork

* Follow us on Instagram

* Blog about the new courses and giveaway

* Pin images from this post to Pinterest

Each time you do one of the above just come back here and let us know.

This giveaway will close on August 8, 2017 at 11:59 pm MST.

The winner will be announced on August 9, 2016.

Thank you so much for sharing, taking courses, sharing your creative lives and allowing us to do what we love!

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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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Scribblepedia with Rae Missigman | Early Registration Just Opened

I love early registration day because you get to see a teacher and project that we have had to keep quiet until NOW!

I am so thrilled to announce that Rae Missigman is coming to our creative network for the very first time and she has created a gorgeous course just for us! Scribblepedia |Text Marks In Art has just opened for early registration.

 

Scribblepedia| Text Mark Making In Art

Explore text based mark-making with its power to transform color and layers into deeply personal mixed media art.

Define your creative art story letter by letter with text based mark making.

Join author, artist and mark maker, Rae Missigman, as she guides you through the process of adding words, text, and letters to deepen the impact of your mixed media pieces while interjecting them with your personal style.

Create inspirational reference projects to quickly jump start your pieces and paint a colorful multilayered mixed media canvas where you leave a personal set of marks that define your work as uniquely yours.

We will delve step by step into the process of layering, defining and marking in the wildly colorful style Rae has made so popular.

 

 

The early registration price for this one week course (4+ hours of content) is $28.00.  You will have LIFETIME ACCESS* to the videos. This class will go live on October 2, 2017.

 

Come and watch the course trailer…

 

 

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

Let Us Make With Sheila Atchley | Last 24 Hours To Get The Early Registration Price

***24 hours left to get the early registration price of $28***

One of my dearest friends in the world is my beautiful friend Sheila Atchley. In my life, she is trusted and true and one of the wisest people I know. She is a straight talker, deep thinker and creative soul that longs for truth and beautiful conversation.

It is with deep joy that I share that we are offering Sheila’s first online course, Let Us Make!

Let Us Make!

An artful, playful exploration of creation, purpose, theology, and story, as we rediscover them all in Genesis chapter 1 of the Bible.
Even though we are taking our text from the Bible, you do not have to be a Christian to take this course. This course is for anyone who loves nature, art, and spirituality.

Together we will play with techniques such as abstract flow art, botanical art, and expressive portraiture. We will try our hand at painting things that fly and things that swim, and we will “paint with light” at least two or three different ways.

If you’ve ever wished you could have an excuse to spend more time outdoors; if you’ve ever wished you could gain some perspective on your own story, and come to know for sure why you are alive, this is the course for you. All these things will be explored through art and scripture, in a safe, nonjudgmental, even playful atmosphere. I’m excited for you to join me in “Let Us Make”.

COME AND WATCH THE COURSE TRAILER…

 

Let Us Make will begin on August 7th, have 4 hours of content and lifetime* access. The early registration price is $28 and will go to $48 on July 7th @1 pm MST.

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 to all new purchases! Pretty awesome if you ask me.

*As long as we manage the creative network

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