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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Frida Kahlo {sneak peek into week six}

Just a quick post to give you a glimpse into week four of Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits}.

This week artist Jane Davenport will be studying under the works of Frida Kahlo.

Come and join us for a look into the complicated and fascinating life and art of Frida Kahlo.

If you are interested in joining us for the newest Masters class we would love to have you!

The course is a six week course but the videos are available for 2 years!

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You can still register for Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits}.

This 6 week online art course is $62 and the videos are available for 2 years.

To register please click HERE.

For people that are not already in the site here are directions:

To take a class on Jeanne Oliver’s creative network please follow these instructions:

1. Become a member of jeanneoliver.ning.com (this is free)

2. Once your membership is approved you can watch free art videos, the popular free interview series Creativity Takes Courage and even pay for more in depth courses.

3. Want to take an online course?  We currently offering 30 courses and free videos and you can find them all along the left hand side of the main page under “Courses”.  If you do not see the course you are looking for please click the “View all” at the bottom of the list.

4. Click on the course you are interested in, click the +join in the upper right hand corner, pay and you will be instantly in the course.

5. If you have ANY questions please email jeanneoliverdesigns@gmail.com

You can also pay using the Paypal button below…





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Making Hand Carved Stamps {Free Video}

Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner and it is a sweet time of year where we may take extra time to create for others and our home.

Once of my favorite ways to add details to wrapping paper, note cards and tags is by making my own hand carved stamps.

This is so much easier than you may think and a lot of fun to make.

I wanted to share with you one of the videos from one of my art courses with step by step details how to make your own hand carved stamps.

To access the video:

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 Carved Stamps

(Or while you are on the main page of my creative network you will find all of my courses on the left hand side of the page under “Courses”.  To see more than the top 10 please click “View All” at the bottom of the list)

3) Once you are on the Hand Carved Stamps page please click the +join in the upper right hand corner and you will have access to the free video

4) You will find the video along the right hand side of the page under “Course Content”

Have fun and share what you make!

Do you want to watch more of my free videos?

Here are some popular videos you might want to check out…

* Creativity Takes Courage (an free interview series with amazing creatives from around the world)

*Mixed Media Vintage Girls

*Home Video {Shop Your House}

*Business Video {Markets and Shows}

*Creating Textures and Patterns

* Some of my favorite art supplies and how I use them

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Week five of Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self portraits} just began yesterday and this week we are learning from artist Cori Dantini!

{In The Wind I Bend by Cori Dantini}

This is a treat because this is Cori’s first time teaching online and you won’t want to miss it.

Cori is studying under the work of artist Mary Blair  and I have already learned so much about this artist and her art.

Here is a peek into your week with Cori Dantini and Mary Blair…

{source}

If you are interested in joining us for the newest Masters class we would love to have you!

The course is a six week course but the videos are available for 2 years!

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You can still register for Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits}.

This 6 week online art course is $62 and the videos are available for 2 years.

To register please click HERE.

For people that are not already in the site here are directions:

To take a class on Jeanne Oliver’s creative network please follow these instructions:

1. Become a member of jeanneoliver.ning.com (this is free)

2. Once your membership is approved you can watch free art videos, the popular free interview series Creativity Takes Courage and even pay for more in depth courses.

3. Want to take an online course?  We currently offering 30 courses and free videos and you can find them all along the left hand side of the main page under “Courses”.  If you do not see the course you are looking for please click the “View all” at the bottom of the list.

4. Click on the course you are interested in, click the +join in the upper right hand corner, pay and you will be instantly in the course.

5. If you have ANY questions please email jeanneoliverdesigns@gmail.com

You can also pay using the Paypal button below…




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Brett Whiteley {sneak peek into week four}

Good Morning!

Just a quick post to give you a glimpse into week four of Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits}.

This week artist Robin Fingher will be studying under the works of Brett Whitely.

Come and join us for a fascinating look into the world of this renowned Australian artist.

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If you are interested in joining us for the newest Masters class we would love to have you!

The course is a six week course but the videos are available for 2 years!

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You can still register for Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits}.

This 6 week online art course is $62 and the videos are available for 2 years.

To register please click HERE.

For people that are not already in the site here are directions:

To take a class on Jeanne Oliver’s creative network please follow these instructions:

1. Become a member of jeanneoliver.ning.com (this is free)

2. Once your membership is approved you can watch free art videos, the popular free interview series Creativity Takes Courage and even pay for more in depth courses.

3. Want to take an online course?  We currently offering 30 courses and free videos and you can find them all along the left hand side of the main page under “Courses”.  If you do not see the course you are looking for please click the “View all” at the bottom of the list.

4. Click on the course you are interested in, click the +join in the upper right hand corner, pay and you will be instantly in the course.

5. If you have ANY questions please email jeanneoliverdesigns@gmail.com

You can also pay using the Paypal button below…




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Max Beckmann {sneak peek into week three}

We have been having the most fun the past two weeks in the new Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits}!

Week one and two we were immersed in the works and practice of Van Gogh and Picasso.

This week I am giddy to dive into week three with one of my favorite artists teaching under the works of Max Beckmann.

Join Gillian Lee Smith as she explores the self-portraits of German artist Max Beckman.

Here is a peek into week three…

If you are interested in joining us for the newest Masters class we would love to have you!

The course is a six week course but the videos are available for 2 years!

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You can still register for Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits}.

This 6 week online art course is $62 and the videos are available for 2 years.

To register please click HERE.

For people that are not already in the site here are directions:

To take a class on Jeanne Oliver’s creative network please follow these instructions:

1. Become a member of jeanneoliver.ning.com (this is free)

2. Once your membership is approved you can watch free art videos, the popular free interview series Creativity Takes Courage and even pay for more in depth courses.

3. Want to take an online course?  We currently offering 30 courses and free videos and you can find them all along the left hand side of the main page under “Courses”.  If you do not see the course you are looking for please click the “View all” at the bottom of the list.

4. Click on the course you are interested in, click the +join in the upper right hand corner, pay and you will be instantly in the course.

5. If you have ANY questions please email jeanneoliverdesigns@gmail.com

You can also pay using the Paypal button below…




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Making Art With Children {Letting Them Lead}

My children have been surrounded by art supplies, art books, art on the walls and art museums their whole lives.

Sometimes what they really need is just the freedom to create.

When I put supplies out for my kids and then I walk away to do my own thing I feel that my kids rush through the process instead of really taking their time.

The best thing for me to learn as a mother when it comes to art is to help them practice and really look at what they are wanting to do.

When I sit down with them or talk with them while they create I feel like they are more in tuned to what they are doing.

My hands do not touch their creations.

My ideas do not touch their creations.

It is my job to supply the mediums, explore the museums, talk about works of art they love and don’t love, point out techniques and some suggestions for mediums and let them figure the rest out.

No right.

No wrong.

No suggestions unless they ask for help.

No picking up the brush and showing them how on their work. If they ask for technique help I show them on a separate piece of paper or canvas.

When they get frustrated I am honest about how sometimes I get frustrated and wish my art was at a different place and how we all just have to keep practicing.

I show off their work and display it proudly and we do it all again.

Last week was week one of Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits} and I studied under the work of Vincent Van Gogh.

Ben had such a fun week playing with paperclay and creating Van Gogh and The Postman.

We looked through different works of Van Gogh and he decided to practice using Starry Night.

When he thought he was done I encouraged him to put it aside for a day and look at it the next morning to see if he saw anything else he wanted to add.

He ended up working on it a few more times and really looking at his piece and Starry Night.

He said, “Mom, my painting doesn’t look just like Starry Night but I love it so much!”.

He was so proud of his sculptures and loved, loved, loved painting them while he looked at the originals for color ideas.

We have already dived into week two with Teresa McFayden studying under the works of Pablo Picasso.

I can’t wait to show you what creations come out of Picasso as our inspiration.

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Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist

Usborne The Children’s Book of Art

Vincent’s Colors

Van Gogh: Art Activity Pack

Van Gogh: Getting To Know The World’s Greatest Artists

Vincent Van Gogh: Sunflowers and Swirly Stars

Katie and the Starry Night

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You can still register for Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits}.

This 6 week online art course is $62 and the videos are available for 2 years.

To register please click HERE.

For people that are not already in the site here are directions:

To take a class on Jeanne Oliver’s creative network please follow these instructions:

1. Become a member of jeanneoliver.ning.com (this is free)

2. Once your membership is approved you can watch free art videos, the popular free interview series Creativity Takes Courage and even pay for more in depth courses.

3. Want to take an online course?  We currently offering 30 courses and free videos and you can find them all along the left hand side of the main page under “Courses”.  If you do not see the course you are looking for please click the “View all” at the bottom of the list.

4. Click on the course you are interested in, click the +join in the upper right hand corner, pay and you will be instantly in the course.

5. If you have ANY questions please email jeanneoliverdesigns@gmail.com

You can also pay using the Paypal button below…




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Registration has just opened for Lifebook 2015!

You can join 24 other artists and me for all of 2015 for a year a creative journaling, connection, encouragement, and creativity!

Come on over and check out all of the details and get ready for a creative 2015!

I hope to see you in class!

If you sign up using the links on my blog I will receive a portion of your registration fee.

If you are signing up through me I would just love to say thank you!

I can’t wait to see you in class and creative with you during my week in Lifebook 2015.

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Pablo Picasso {sneak peek}

Week one of Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits} has been a huge hit all about studying under Vincent Van Gogh!

The work coming out of the class is already outstanding and so inspiring.

Teresa McFayden is leading week two and studying under the works of Pablo Picasso.

Here is just a peek…

I hope to see you in class!

This course has just begun and the price is $62.

To register please click HERE.

For people that are not already in the site here are directions:

To take a class on Jeanne Oliver’s creative network please follow these instructions:

1. Become a member of jeanneoliver.ning.com (this is free)

2. Once your membership is approved you can watch free art videos, the popular free interview series Creativity Takes Courage and even pay for more in depth courses.

3. Want to take an online course?  We currently offering 30 courses and free videos and you can find them all along the left hand side of the main page under “Courses”.  If you do not see the course you are looking for please click the “View all” at the bottom of the list.

4. Click on the course you are interested in, click the +join in the upper right hand corner, pay and you will be instantly in the course.

5. If you have ANY questions please email jeanneoliverdesigns@gmail.com

You can also pay using the Paypal button below…




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Registration has just opened for Lifebook 2015!

You can join 24 other artists and me for all of 2015 for a year a creative journaling, connection, encouragement, and creativity!

Come on over and check out all of the details and get ready for a creative 2015!

Have you seen the teacher line up?

Pretty incredible!

I hope to see you in class!

If you sign up using the links on my blog I will receive a portion of your registration fee.

If you are signing up through me I would just love to say thank you!

I can’t wait to see you in class and creative with you during my week in Lifebook 2015.

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The New Studying Under The Masters Has Started {sneak peek of week one}

Good Morning!

I am thrilled to tell you that week one has just launched of the brand new Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits}!

This first week is all about Van Gogh and it is so much fun.

I wanted to give you a sneak peek into some of the videos and art that we will be creating as we study under Van Gogh.

If you are not signed up yet you still have time.

This six week online art course features 6 different instructors, 6 different master artists and two whole years to view your videos over and over.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from licensed artists Cori Dantini and Jane Davenport, Teresa McFayden, Gillian Lee Smith and Robin Fingher.

Each week of the course you will have the opportunity to engage in our weekly live “chats” on the site and ask away all of your questions to your favorite artists.

Once the 6 weeks are over the guest teachers will no longer be on the site and available for questions so don’t miss out!

Here is my peek into studying under Vincent Van Gogh…

I hope to see you in class!

This course begins TODAY and the price is $62.

To register please click HERE.

For people that are not already in the site here are directions:

To take a class on Jeanne Oliver’s creative network please follow these instructions:

1. Become a member of jeanneoliver.ning.com (this is free)

2. Once your membership is approved you can watch free art videos, the popular free interview series Creativity Takes Courage and even pay for more in depth courses.

3. Want to take an online course?  We currently offering 30 courses and free videos and you can find them all along the left hand side of the main page under “Courses”.  If you do not see the course you are looking for please click the “View all” at the bottom of the list.

4. Click on the course you are interested in, click the +join in the upper right hand corner, pay and you will be instantly in the course.

5. If you have ANY questions please email jeanneoliverdesigns@gmail.com

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What Makes These Girls So Special? {Like I needed to tell you}

I believe in this quote and think about it often.

I am lucky enough to constantly be in the position that I have the opportunity and pleasure to have incredibly talented women and men all around me.

I know that by having people of such talent and quality that it also helps me to grow as a person, artist and business woman.

I think I have the best job in the world.

I get to reach out to some of my favorite creative people again and again and ask them to collaborate on classes or participate in my Creativity Takes Courage interview series.

The newest Studying Under The Masters {portraits and self-portraits} will begin on September 30th.

I wanted to share with you why I chose each of the following women to be a part of the course and to share their incredible work.

I remember the first time I saw Cori Dantini’s work in person at the Cherry Creek Art Festival.  Each piece was a treasure with so many layers that I couldn’t pull myself away.  Her work makes you happy but it also connects deeper because both my sister and I had tears while looking at her work.  The first time I met Cori she had her hair in two little buns on top of her head and her personality reflected her art which I always find to be true about all of us.  Our art shows pieces of us that are sometimes obvious and at other times hidden.  Her work has detail, reflection, color, vintage elements, tenderness and whimsical mixed together.

This is the FIRST time that licensed artist Cori Dantini has ever offered her teaching online!  This is such a huge thing for all of you that are taking the course.

Cori’s work with acrylics, watercolors and ink and creates illustrative and mixed media masterpieces.

I am so honored that Cori will be stepping into this online teaching world with all of us!

Jane Davenport creates whimsical girls and images with her beautiful mastery of watercolors and acrylics.  Jane has an amazing grasp of color and design and connects with her students like few other teachers I know.  I always want our classes to offer art in different styles and mediums and even thought processes.  Jane is wonderful at pulling from inspiration but also her imagination and it shows in her work.  Her teaching style and techniques instantly pull you into her world of color, whimsy and imagination.  It doesn’t hurt that we get to listen to her awesome Australian accent the whole time:-)

Every once in awhile you stop in your tracks while looking at art and you know you have found something new and different and you can’t pull your eyes away.  Robin Fingher creates this kind of art!   Her art is full of color, detail, whimsy and depth.  This is Robin’s first online teaching project and her creative mind will take your art on an adventure.  Who doesn’t’ want a good ol’ adventure in art?  Robin will help take you outside the box and start looking at your art in new and exciting ways!  Robin’s art will also get you talking about art and the meaning behind it.  That is a wonderful place to be.

I can’t say enough beautiful things about Gillian Lee Smith’s work and the depth behind her as a person and her art.  Gillian’s work to me is an exhale and I don’t even know if that makes sense to anyone else.  When I see her art and use of charcoal, inks, oils, imagery I just want to sit and look again and again.  Her work has so many stories contained in each piece and each time I look I see something new. She is generous and open with her process and techniques as are all of the teachers in the Master’s courses.  Gillian will show you new ways to use the mediums you already have in front of you.

I have watched Teresa McFayden’s art evolve over the years and I have been smitten by her use of color and design to create images that are truly her own.  Teresa is no stranger to teaching and bringing artists together.  Her art incorporates her love of color, abstract and playful design.  Get ready to play with new mediums and to explore techniques that will bring new life to your creativity.

Can you believe this line up for teachers?

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The course will start off with me studying under the works and techniques of Vincent van Gogh!

My mind is all Vincent all of the time at this point and I can’t wait to explore his creative world with you very soon.

This course is worth more than $600 and would cost thousands if you were to travel and learn in person.

I believe in making my courses affordable so anyone can learn and take high quality classes.

I also believe in always giving people more than they pay for.

This 6 week online art course will begin on September 30th and the videos will be available for two years to watch at your convenience!

This course is $62.oo

To read more about the course I highly recommend reading THIS blog post or heading directly to my creative network.

To register you can go directly to jeanneoliver.ning.com, become a member and register for the course.

If you are already a member of my creative network you can follow this link and pay directly.

You can also register for the course by paying using the paypal button below. If you pay using a button on a blog you will receive an email and course access information within the next week.

I can’t wait to see you in the course and to create together!




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Out Exploring and Collecting

I have talked a lot in my newest online art course to be collectors of everything around you and then transform it into something that is your own.

Nothing can leave me more inspired than a day spend at an art museum.

This past Saturday we spent the day as a family at the Denver Art Museum enjoying the exhibit Passport to Paris.

This exhibit is only here one more week and I highly recommend it.

The best part is that each Saturday that the exhibit is on display the Denver Symphony Orchestra is performing compositions from different French composers.

This Saturday they had we had the great honor of listening to a sextet for piano and wind quintet.

It was so beautiful and I may have gasped a bit at one point.

I am greatly moved by art of any form.

The best part is that my children all play instruments and any time they get to hear the symphony they leave so inspired too.

It was a long day of good food, family, music that moved me to smiles and tears and delicious art.

As were were exploring the museum I had some great discussions with my mom about how we have always introduced art to our children.

I want to have a blog post soon to share with you some of the ways we engaged our children to museums at a young age.

I don’t think a child is ever too young to exposed them to the things you love.

We now have three children that take their time through the whole exhibit as they listen to the audio tour.

I love seeing what art they connect with and I am the luckiest girl that my Kelly has always supported bringing the kids on so many of our adventures.

The next exhibit that will open in March will be Modern Masters and I am beyond excited to see more of my favorite artists.

Be looking for our first local The Living Studio {Denver} to take place around this exhibit.

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I wanted to give you all a peek into week three of Studying Under The Masters {becoming an apprentice}.

The talented Teresa Sheeley is our teacher this week as she studies the work of Cezanne.

My whole family has been loving all of the videos and we about died over Gaudi and his architecture during week two!

I know this week will be so full of art history, inspiration and getting our hands dirty!

If you think you want to be an art dork with all of us …we would sure love it!

 To register click HERE or pay below.

$62 for this nine week online course.

The content will be available for TWO YEARS!

{To register directly on jeanneoliver.ning.com (if you pay on the site you will be instantly in the course) click HERE.}

You can also click the payment button below and we will get you as soon as possible.




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