Tuesday, February 26, 2013

List It Tuesday - what's working for me?


This might sound strange, but taking online workshops has really worked for me.  I'm not close to a large city, where I can attend art classes.  When I started art journaling, I wasn't sure what supplies or techniques to use.  After taking a few workshops through the Art Journaling Ning, I felt more comfortable experimenting.



This month I decided to get involved in Mail Art, and have been taking a Fantasy Faux Mail class through Joggles. This week we worked with making postcards.  Three ideas were proposed and I tried them all, but was disappointed with my results {:-(.  I had trouble transferring images and messed up cutting my seed packets.  Live and learn.  

I have one more Lesson, and then the class will be over.  What to do next?  I had some online classes saved on my Pinterest page; many are old or I've taken already, like the Weekly Art Date with Moira Richardson.

Here's the two workshops I'm interested in...

Lady Zen with Judy Skeel - this is a mixed media workshop in March at Joggles.  I'd love to learn some mixed media techniques...


Sketchbook Practice Workshop with Jane Davies in April.  She has a few online classes; waiting a few months might be best for my pocketbook.


I also enjoy challenges, so I might just get involved with that again.    


Creative Every Day, 2013.  This is actually up to the individual: daily/weekly/monthly; you can check in weekly on Leah's blog

Anyone have any recommendations?
See what works for other artists at Artsyville's List It Tuesday

12 comments:

Lynn Fisher said...

I agree with the taking online classes of any sort...really great! I'm taking one now and soon I want to take a short film making class, maybe in the summer.
Great list!

BeadedTail said...

I might have to look into online classes for artsy stuff although it's so hard for me to grasp concepts that I'm not sure I'd 'get it'. It'd be worth a try though!

Karyna @ Paper Squid said...

Ooh this is great. The Sketchbook practice one sounds really interesting! I realized I really have to get in the habit of sketching a lot more...a lot more... so this might be perfect. Thank you for sharing!

:D

Deborah Weber said...

Good for you for trying online things. There's so much available - have you tried the Seek Your Course listings? http://www.seekyourcourse.com/

Textile Recycler said...

Online workshops are great..looks like you have some interesting ones coming up too... please be sure to share your work with us..

Memories for Life said...

The mixed media class sounds like fun! I love mixed media and wish I had the eye for it. I think this would be a great class for you :)

NatashaMay said...

I love on-line workshops as well. These all sound like great projects. :)

Mary Walker Designs said...

These all sounds fun

Nancy said...

Oh neat! Sounds like you're really having fun with this and class choice is tough;)

Cheryl said...

Hi Storybeader, I too love online workshops! I adore getting into an art community where you can share your art with each other!

Online workshops work for me too!

Paula said...

I love the possiblities of online workshops, but I struggle with sitting down to do them. Too any distratctions, I think! But, I have taken a few that I love; the difficulties are all on my end!

Em said...

this is something that is completely on my list to do, once i'm a bit more stable.

Strathmore(the paper company) does free classes online that I've signed up for, because at the moment free is what I can do. Sothat's a suggestion!

I'll come back to this post when I'm a bit more flush because I really want to do some classes.

Great post.

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