Frida - done in watercolor graphite on watercolor paper 12 x 18 My spirit continues to inspire.
Hello Students who joined the free form art workshop! Starting February 1, 2012 which falls next Wednesday.
We will be learning three things in this class:
Free form, Free Flow and free style Free form: Is about forming your own ideas into lines and shapes. Making your art into your own unique style. A signature defining your expression. An art ownership defining who you are in your art.
Free flow: A free flow interaction of colors complimenting and welcoming each other creating beautiful personal imagery.
Free Style: Visually refining your doodles and scribbles coming to life.
Remember, this class is not about perfection, rules and all the other stuff that stops you from creating freely.
This class isn't about technique that will define your piece of art. It will be about spontaneous fun, open, close and personal. It's unconventional. A path to your art discovery.
You will be given an assignment: Creating a 4page booklet from your 20 x 30 cold press sheet. Don't worry, there will be a tutorial on how to make the booklet easy and simple. More on this assignment on Sunday.
So please have your supplies ready on Wednesday Feb 1, 2012 For those who may be confused about which gesso to buy. Is white gesso and not clear gesso. More information about Video before class begins.
Exciting! I'm excited, are you excited? I sure hope so!
I have so much to share and teach you.
In this class, there won't be any rules, just pure fun.
What I expect from you is, your supplies ready and to spontaneously explore and express yourself freely in this class. You will be surprise what you will be accomplishing by the end of the day.
Now here I have a set of art goodies I expect in my class.
For those who already have these supplies at home, dismiss the list.
But for others who may not have what's on the list, please have them!
- Pad Bienfang - watercolor paper 9 x 12
Price - $5.99 0r $8.00
but if you already have other watercolor paper, is fine but must be cold press 140lb
- Stonehedge cold press paper or Fabriano watercolor paper - two sheets 20 x 30 for booklet we will be creating.
Price - $3.98 or $4.00
- Watercolor Brushes - round Royal size 8 , Royal size 5 , Royal size 10
- Fixative is a plus! It keeps your work from smudging when you begin working with paint.
- MediumGesso a must! Geso is great and it's my favorite medium for what I do and for what we will be doing in class.
Price - $5.00 or $7.00 in Walmart or Micheal's Art Craft store.
- Pencils - Graphite - koh-1- noor hardtmuth progresso 8911/6B and Charcoal conte pencil france 3B
- Watercolor paints - Germany Fine Tec is pretty pricey
Folk Art acrylic paints use like watercolor.
Choose any colors you want. Not expensive and the paints are great!
Price - $1.00 0r $1.99
In this class - Art will not obey the usual rules for creating a piece.
Art will not conform to conventional rules of composition.
Art in this class will not be created according to a standard style on convention but your own unique style.
We will be learning about- Free Form, Free Style, Free Flow
Children inspire us to feel the child within
It's wonderful to feel our child within inspiring us to express ourselves without any rules or fear but just pure playfulness, fun and innocence. Let us all allow ourselves to embrace the child within daily!
Watercolor, acrylic, gesso and graphite on watercolor paper 18 x 24 Biebfang - PAPIER- D'AQUARELLE Acid Free
Finally I got my compose to work as I want it. My last two posts seem to all be in one big paragraph which makes your eyes and mine heavy and tired. Blogger keep changing some settings here but finally figured it all out.
Here I have a beautiful piece done in free form. Painting done in watercolor, graphite on watercolor paper 11 x 14
So excited to start my class in Feb and thank you for those who are participating for free form.
I been busy creating more free form art and will post later on this evening.
If you wish to join my class, the listing is still open posted on my Etsy.
Registration Art intro:
An artful Journey to discovery. A workshop learning free flow and free form art.
15 students for this class. You have till Sunday January 15th by midnight to pay.
Hi, my name is Magaly Ohika and this is the introduction to my online free form art class.
I am the creator of the Itsy Bitsy Spil here on Etsy. A great Market place for artists who are passionate about art and handmade goods.
I decided to do this class because I enjoy inspiring others to do what I do, which is getting in touch with your playfulness and creativity through art. The class is about what I call '' Free - Form " art. The goal of form art is to express yourself freely paper without restrictions.
NOW YOU MIGHT BE THINKING, IF I CAN DO WHATEVER I WANT, WHY DO I NEED THIS GIRL TO TELL ME WHAT TO DO?
What I'm going to do is give you a place to start and just enough structure to lead you in to the process of expressing yourself on paper. And to that I'm going to start with line drawing.
Line drawing is sketching on paper with charcoal and graphite. I am going to teach you techniques of drawing with both. That's what we're going to do in week one. You will watch my video and practice throughout the week which will begin in the first week of Feb. I you stuck, watch video again at THE ITSY BITSY SPILL.BLOGSPOT.COM
I would like you to send me a photo of what you've done as an email attachment to - itsysmudgeart [!at] gmail.com before we begin the second week of free flow.
You will receive my email regarding your piece once it is sent to me. Note, Each student will send their piece before the second week in Feb. And I will post your lovely pieces in my blog for viewing.
I encourage you to pay as early as possible so we have plenty of time to answer questions and solve problems before the class starts. Questions like I don't have a camera!, or what is an email attachment? Registration will close when 15 students have been accepted. CLOSING DATE January 15, 2012. And if the class does not have 15 students closing date again is January 15th.
You can go to facebook, My blog and Etsy about class info!
Payment about class will be listed on Etsy. I accept Paypal , NO CHECKS ARE ALLOWED!
In the following four weeks, you will learn to add color, language and feeling to your art. All the while becoming more comfortable with your own unique creative process.
watercolor paper 9 x 12 0r 11 x 14 pad or multimedia sheets 140lb cold press
The art workshop will begin Wednesday February 1,2012 There will only be 10 students for the first workshop. Each student will need to register before the class begins. Registration starts Friday January 13,2012. The Class of Free Form Art is $45 Dollars per student. The free form art class will be given with video tutorial on the first week on Feb. First week - Free Form Art will consist of line work, Thick and thin with graphite or charcoal, whichever you prefer will do just fine, on regular drawing paper. Note, A video tutorial about Free Form art will guide you through the process. Free Form Art is line work allowing you to express freely. But not to worry, I will show you how Free Form works. It's free style on paper with no rules. Is about letting yourself go and having fun doing it. You will learn with Free Form the depth between thick and thin line work to which adds to the piece's boldness, contrast and depth. Lines express feelings, moods, emotion and ideas. Each student's line work will communicate different emotions. Not only will you learn techniques of working with graphite and charcoal pencils but you will also find your unique style during the process. Finding Your own style is very important in this class. It is your signature. The Artwork is about you. Your soul and passion is in it. You will find yourself in the page. On the days to come during that first week, prepare a cup of tea or coffee with some cookies and have fun creating your thick and thin line work of free form. Create a drawing and have fun on paper. Send it to my email email@example.com on Monday feb 6. Each student will send me their pieces. Remember this is about having fun and letting yourself go. Show me what you got Divas! Second Week - Wednesday Feb 8th - Now that we all had our fun with line work and creating a unique you on paper. Let's all free flow with color, yesssssss!!! Now you have your free form and your free flow. You guys are ready! Here we go! Free Form and free flow together make love. You can't have one without the other. They both got to come together. Color makes all the difference in your line work. It creates substance and I mean your substance. Colors make me come to life and everyday I take my graphite pencil, I start getting buck wild on watercolor paper. Get watercolor paper cold press 140lb 11 x 14 pad or 20 x 30 Stonehenge sheets.This paper is great for mix media or You can also use drawing paper and gesso it. Continuing - Once I have the image. I then protect it with Fixative to keep the graphite or charcoal from smudging. So get your fixative ready. And If you don't have one, get one! You don't want big dark muddy smudges. And if you do, there is always the magic trick, gesso to the rescue,ha! Get your watercolors, your acrylics,your pastels, gesso and charcoal or graphite. Are you ready to have fun spilling smudging and being free with no restrictions what so ever. Every single person has something special to offer especially to themselves. Let's bring her out. I want you all to have fun. And if you find yourself stuck, take a breather and walk the dog or make some tea. Come back and start again or simply go back to it the next day. In the mean time take a step back and look at your piece for a bit. Don't attack it. Attacking it is the same as attacking yourself. Don't be hard on yourself just feel free to create and explore. You have questions, I will reply as quickly as I can to help you. Stuck, watch my free form video. Get the music ready, this helps to ease you a bit. Again I will join you in this colorful journey. Email me your drawings on Monday Feb 13th. Third week - Wednesday Feb 15th - Painters of words is all about Freestyle getting jazzy jazz with your piece. Make your art into a painting of words. Write the first thing that you feel. Every art piece has a story and it needs to be loud and clear so you may embrace it with love. In this week I will show you how to make a piece of art coming to life all on it's own. You'll begin to feel free without worry or self doubt. You will see things in different forms and shapes. Painting is not only learning a new technique. Is about getting your true feelings out. Is about challenges and channeling your perspective honestly to the core. Is a therapeutic experience. If you're angry, welcome it and enlighten it with colorful words of wisdom. That goes for all the emotions you feel. Paste it, write it and paint it! Frida is one of my favorite artists due to her deep emotions nakedly spilled on canvas. And she wasn't afraid to let the world know including herself. We all can relate to her. The power she delivered in all her paintings were real and true till this day we are constantly reminded and inspired. Inspiring right? Is wonderful to learn a technique but if the piece lacks substance, is empty regardless how beautiful the technique is. Fourth week - Wednesday Feb 22 - Getting it all together. So here we are at the end of our workshop sharing and exploring who we are and knowing that we are much more. Creating brings out the best in us. We are happier to expose who we are regardless of approval. I want you all to create a piece that defines the meaning of self love and empowerment in a free form way. And remember, don't forget to have fun. I will join you this fourth week with a video tutorial. Fifth week - Send your paintings to my email. And I will post them here at The Itsy Bitsy Spill on February Wednesday 29,2012. I will have a video of the work you have all done. Now, For March Registration sign up - February 26, 2012 Stay tuned for March Art Workshop! Class - You have me in Poetry Acrylic, charcoal, gesso, Elmers glue, collage and watercolor paper
Small beautiful piece 3.5 x 3.5 done in watercolor on multimedia paper mounted to tiny wood. It comes with it's own itsy bitsy easel. I just love it!
An art workshop in progress will be given this month January. Will let you know by end of this week with all the info about my workshop right here at the itsy bitsy spill blogspot. Want to join in and have fun with me, here is your chance to spill that beautiful spirit of yours. Fun Fun Fun and more fun free flow, free style creating!
A colorful new perspective
Another piece done in watercolor graphite on multimedia paper. size of piece is 6.5 x 10 The simplicity of bright colors, sweetness and innocence. A very Charming piece.
The Beauty of love between mother and child
This piece is done in a mix of mediums, acrylic watercolor charcoal gesso on handmade paper. 9 x 11
Home sweet home in the middle of the street.
Last piece done in a mix of mediums acrylic watercolor charcoal gesso on handmade paper
Done in watercolor acrylic graphite and gesso on multimedia cold press 140lb paper 11 x 14
Morning everyone and Happy New Year 2012!
For this new year, many wonderful beautiful things to show and on top of that, a work shop called Smudge free flow art which will begin next week right here! I will give you all the details by the end of this week. And would love you guys to join in the class with me and have fun.
The class will be about the free flow of watercolor acrylic mix media, thick and thin line work in graphite and charcoal. And creating your own unique style!