Dream, Create, Reveal Trash to Treasure, Fantasy Portrait, is a 5-week, online, creative course, for anyone wanting to take some ‘me time’, immerse themselves in a hands-on course and connect with a global community of like-minded people.
During the five weeks, you will learn, step by step, how to make a unique portrait of either yourself or a loved one, using a technique I’ve developed over the last 10 years.
Apart from learning the creative process from start to finish, you will also receive my own personal recipe, for an age old material, to be used in the creation of the portrait and its application. This, along with repurposing ‘trash’ for decorative effect, will result in a totally unique and personal Trash to Treasure, Fantasy Portrait, ready to hang on your wall.
Along the way, there will also be mini how to videos, plus inspirational and thought provoking information: artists past and present, who use repurposed materials in their artwork; advice and tips on how to prepare your work for exhibitions; articles and personal travelogues on sustainable living and the environment.
During the five weeks, I will show you how to take a box of ‘trash’ and convert it into…
… a unique Trash to Treasure, Fantasy Portrait, ready to exhibit or hang on your wall.
THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU IF:
You’re looking to find some ‘me time’ and energise or re-awaken your inner creative
You’re looking for tuition from a teacher with a diversity of knowledge and experience and who has been perfecting this creative process for over 10 years
You’re looking to connect with a global community of creatives to support you along the way
You love hands-on learning and the idea of repurposing ‘trash’, into a unique artwork
You’re passionate about creativity, learning new techniques & developing your artistic talents
You’d like tips on how to get your work out into the world, self-promotion and social media
You’d like to learn more about sustainability, environmental issues in the modern world
WEEK 1 – Time for Yourself
Welcome to Dream Create Reveal and choosing to take time for yourself. Research and material lists needed start your Trash to Treasure Fantasy Portrait. How Mother Nature solves manmade waste – her way. Resources and tips. Includes Bonus Project 1. Facebook Live Q&A.
WEEK 2 – Awaken & be Inspired
The creative process begins. Articles of interest and personal travelogue. Resources and tips. Mini Videos showing creative processes. Includes Bonus Project 2. Facebook Live Q&A.
WEEK 3 – Come out and Play
My tried and tested recipe for the main material component to create a Trash to Treasure Fantasy Portrait. Articles of interest and personal travelogue. Resources and tips. Mini Video showing a creative process. Includes Bonus Project 3. Facebook Live Q&A.
WEEK 4 – Enjoy the Process
Painting and decorating your artwork. Bonus colour wheel template. Articles of interest and personal travelogue. Resources and tips. Mini Video showing a creative process. Includes Bonus Project 4. Facebook Live Q&A.
WEEK 5 – Artist Revealed
Gilding the Lily – finishing techniques. Artist highlight.Exhibiting: personal story. Resources and tips. Facebook Live Q&A with picture reveal. Journey’s end survey request and giveaway.
WHAT DO I GET?
A hands-on 5-week course, with daily lessons and step by step instructions to create your own, unique Trash to Treasure Fantasy Portrait
The daily lessons (Mon – Fri & Weekend Vision) will also be available as downloadable Pdfs, for you to read at your leisure
My tried and tested recipe for the main material component used to create your artwork.
Before class starts, you will receive two lists of materials, needed for the first week – one basic, the other course specific. Material lists for the remaining weeks, will be sent each week as the course progresses
Mini ‘how to’ video tutorials showing the application of materials used to build your Fantasy Portrait
Course material includes: highlighting artists, past and present and their craft; personal stories and travelogues; information on repurposing throw away objects for utility or creative effect; sustainability and the environment in today’s modern world
Access to a private community group filled with global participants. Here you can connect, share your work and support each other during the five weeks of the course and afterwards
Access to me in weekly Facebook Live sessions for Q&A and a live meet up for us all
4 BONUS projects, for you to dive into after the course has finished to keep those creative juices flowing
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW LONG DOES EACH LESSON TAKE?
Daily lessons can vary from 15-20 minutes, for informative lessons, to 1-2 hours for the actual hands-on lessons.
Of course it depends on how fast you work and you don’t need to complete a lesson in one go.
DO I NEED TO HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE TO TAKE THIS COURSE?
No. Experience is not necessary; the class lessons will guide you through the creative process. Whether you’re an absolute beginner, hobbyist or a seasoned artist, the emphasis is on taking time for yourself, enjoyment and being open to your inner creative.
WILL YOU BE AVAILABLE IF I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?
Yes, I will be available in the private community group and via weekly Facebook Live for Q&A sessions, every week for the duration of the course.
WILL I NEED SPECIAL MATERIALS FOR THE COURSE?
Before the course starts, you will receive two materials lists for the first week. One is a basic list and you may find that you have many of the items already in house. The other is course specific and can be purchased online or from your local art shop. Material lists for weeks 2-5, will be sent as the course progresses.
HOW LONG WILL I HAVE ACCESS TO THE CLASS?
The classroom will remain open for six months after the course has ended, during this time, you will have access
to all the class materials.
HOW LONG WILL THE PRIVATE COMMUNITY REMAIN OPEN FOR?
The private community will remain open indefinitely.
Next Class Begins: February 19th 2018
Duration: 5 weeks
Early Bird Price: € 199,00*
(before 31st Jan 2018)
Standard Price: € 255,00*
(after 31st January)
(£226.00 / $297.00 approx)
*excluding sales tax which will be added at checkout depending on your country of residence.