Stephanie Lee Encaustic Workshop | Jeanne Oliver Studio

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Join Stephanie Lee in beautiful Castle Rock, Colorado on November 10-11, 2017 for a two day art workshop.

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

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

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

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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.

Encaustic Workshop!
YOU ARE HERE TO CREATE – LIFE, ART, LOVE, PURPOSE, NEW THOUGHTS, JOY, STORIES. LET’S CLEAR AWAY ANYTHING THAT GETS IN THE WAY OF THAT.
In this workshop, we’ll build up a foundation of plaster + paint to identify the pace of your creative flow and how to get out of your own way to fully extract the inspiration available to you from the season of life you are in, right now.
We will start with creating studies in texture and various rich and interesting surfaces ready to receive paint. We will then explore color and shape, light and shadow, personal symbols, and story-telling through imagery and mark making. Mindfully working with and against the materials to create dynamic compositions, we’ll employ the power of personal inquiry to invite your singular creative voice to show up with courage and clarity.
All this plaster and paint expression will be finished with luminous layers of wax that we will texture further for depth that can’t be achieved any other way. When the workshop is over, you will have many pieces in various stages of completion, including some done and ready to hang.
Through the ebb and flow of the workshop, we will also study your workflow patterns as an artist (internally and externally) and experiment with slight adjustments you can easily make to feel deeper satisfaction and trust when you’re at the easel.

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

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

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

You can register below or request an invoice.

 

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Hand-Forged | A Metal and Torch Soldering Jewelry Course with Stephanie Lee {early registration}

Happy Sunday!

I wanted to share some very special news!  We have the rare honor of having soldering jewelry artist Stephanie Lee teaching Hand-Forged|A Metal and Torch Soldering Jewelry Course!

Stephanie is a pioneer in the metal and soldering jewelry world. Many techniques that are now common among soldering artists was introduced by Stephanie.

This is a very rare treat for her to teach her jewelry techniques online!

I am honored to have her teaching and bringing such quality and beauty to our creative network.

If you’ve ever wanted to create jewelry with personal meaning, beautiful texture, and luminous personality, this course is for you!

Through this three-piece jewelry project making course, you will learn a wide variety of techniques that you can easily translate into other jewelry forms and applications. You will explore methods of forming wire into custom chain (with and without torch methods) as well as beginning to end construction of a necklace, bracelet/cuff, and earrings.

Using my signature torch soldering techniques, you will learn how to form, forge, shape, and combine sheet metal and found jewelry components into texturally rich, exquisitely one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces.

Hand Forged will begin on September 12, 2016,  have 4+ hours of content and lifetime* access.  The early registration price is $32. 

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 the jeanneoliver.ning.com creative network

 

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This Year Make Your Christmas Gifts!

I am thrilled to announce that Stephanie Lee will be teaching Hand Formed | Simple Sculpting {sculpting with plaster and clay} beginning THIS Monday!

This is the perfect time to create special gifts that really mean something special for the holidays.

Stephanie is creating a course that will teach you the basics and beyond and you will walk away with multiple sculptures for yourself or others.

There are few mediums that I enjoy as much as plaster and clay!

Registration is $34.99.  The course will be available on November 24th and the videos will be available for one year.

To read or to register click HERE.

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Here is a peek into the course…

“Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and makes you worry about gravity.” 
 -Damien Hirst
In this playful exploration of three dimensional form, we will dive into the fundamentals of creating stable and long-lasting sculptures using plasters and clays that are readily accessible, fun to work with, and easily modified to create whatever form you want.
During the week of this jam packed course, we will build multiple projects from start to finish with each project emphasizing different techniques that can all be adapted and modified to be combined with all the other techniques taught in the course. Each project will demonstrate a different armature or foundation construction approach so that you can feel confident in the stability of your beautiful pieces no matter what the final form is.
Once we have a stable foundation shape, we will explore various finishing and textural effects using paint, carving, sanding, finishing with encaustic medium, and incorporating paper ephemera & found objects. You can expect to get a bit messy but will enjoy that you most of the projects demonstrated can be created from start to finish in a day or less even with no prior sculpting experience.
Share the joy of the journey of this course with children or friends in playful collaboration or dive in the learning as sacred personal creative time to build objects of lasting beauty and joy.
“Art-making is not about telling the truth but making the truth felt”
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New Sculpting Course Open For Registration! {create your own holiday gifts this year}

I am thrilled to announce that Stephanie Lee will be teaching Hand Formed | Simple Sculpting {sculpting with plaster and clay} beginning NEXT month!

This is the perfect time to create special gifts that really mean something special for the holidays.

Stephanie is creating a course that will teach you the basics and beyond and you will walk away with multiple sculptures for yourself or others.

{The images below are just peeks into the kinds of projects being created. More images will be coming soon.}

There are few mediums that I enjoy as much as plaster and clay!

Come and check out the details and get in on the early registration price of $28.99. The course will be available on November 24th and the videos will be available for one year.

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Here is a peek into the course…

“Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more logical and scientific and makes you worry about gravity.” 
 -Damien Hirst

In this playful exploration of three dimensional form, we will dive into the fundamentals of creating stable and long-lasting sculptures using plasters and clays that are readily accessible, fun to work with, and easily modified to create whatever form you want.

During the week of this jam packed course, we will build multiple projects from start to finish with each project emphasizing different techniques that can all be adapted and modified to be combined with all the other techniques taught in the course. Each project will demonstrate a different armature or foundation construction approach so that you can feel confident in the stability of your beautiful pieces no matter what the final form is. 

Once we have a stable foundation shape, we will explore various finishing and textural effects using paint, carving, sanding, finishing with encaustic medium, and incorporating paper ephemera & found objects. You can expect to get a bit messy but will enjoy that you most of the projects demonstrated can be created from start to finish in a day or less even with no prior sculpting experience.
Share the joy of the journey of this course with children or friends in playful collaboration or dive in the learning as sacred personal creative time to build objects of lasting beauty and joy.

“Art-making is not about telling the truth but making the truth felt” 

To read more or register click HERE.

See you in class!

Jeanne Oliver

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To register:

1) go to jeanneoliver.ning.com and register (this is free)

2) once your account is active you can follow this link to go directly to Hand Formed | Simple Sculpting

3) once you are on the main page of the course please click the +join in the upper right hand corner, pay and you will be instantly in the course and ready for class on November 24th.

See you class!

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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 Stephanie Lee}

Our new video series, Creativity Takes Courage, begins right now!

I have been wanting to do this for so long!

I am beyond excited that it is starting and honored with the long list of creative men and women that have agreed to participate!

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 is with the amazing Stephanie Lee.

{photo taken by Misty Mawn}

I have admired her work for years and she has been a constant source of inspiration.

I hope you enjoy the interview and get a fun glimpse into Stephanie and her art.

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 GROUPS heading.

If you want to watch Stephanie’s video you would just:

1) Go to GROUPS 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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We are late getting this post up so we are going to extend the early registration price of our brand new art e-course, The Journey of Letting Go, through February 1st.

(you can also register directly on the jeanneoliver.ning.com site)

The price is now $48 and will go to $58 on February 2nd.

The course will begin April 8th.

I can’t wait to create with you again!

More information about this new course will be coming soon!

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Guess what begins on Monday?

On Monday we are re-launching the original art course Creatively Made {rediscovering the beauty of your gifts}.

(you can also register directly on the jeanneoliver.ning.com site)

This course has over 50 art and discussion videos!

The course will be available for one full year!

Price is $48

We are also re-launching Building a Creatively Made Business {you’ll never know what it possible until you begin}.

(you can also register directly on the jeanneoliver.ning.com site)

This course is for those of you that want to take your business to the next level, you are in the beginning stages or even in the dreaming stage.

The courses will be available for one full year.

Price is $48

See you on Monday!!!

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In honor of the month of love we have a little coupon for you.

This coupon is good through February 7th!

Maybe you will find something special for yourself or for someone special in your life.

Use the code HUGS2YOU at checkout in the SHOP.

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