Paint Happy Introduction:
Painting happy is about finding out what makes you tick, experimenting, keeping notes, happy accidents, 'Aha' moments, overcoming fears and lengthy chats with the muse.
It's a journey of self discovery; learning tried and tested hints and tips along the way.
On this journey the only path is YOUR path.
This class is self paced, jam packed full of ideas and inspirations with over 20 videos to help you on your painting journey.
As this class is not a start to finish 'how to paint' class but rather a fountain of knowledge to refer back to time and time again it should be suitable for all kinds of levels of artistic abilities.
Lesson 1: Finding your happy
Using a workbook//notebook to keep our inspiring notes and thoughts in and playing with colour
Lesson 2: Painting without purpose
Ideas for starting off a painting, doodles, messy paint play, storyboards and many more
Lesson 3: Painting the face and letting go of perfection
Ideas for starting off painting the face - under layers, unifying layers and finishing touches
Lesson 4: Bringing your happy to the table
Bringing your characters to life on the backgrounds we created in lesson 2
Lesson 5: A tale of 2 wolves
Painting your wolf girl and positive affirmations
Lesson 6: The power of positive thinking
Making a negative in to a positive, believing in your own magic and finishing your painting and knowing when to stop
As well as the videos themselves teacher support is included with the class along with access to a private facebook group. Teacher support/advice/critiques etc is always available throughout the duration of your time in the class. You can contact me in a variety of ways depending on your preference, either directly in the typepad class comments section, via the private class facebook group, facebook private message or via email if preffered. I aim to answer all messages within 48hrs.
Yummy Supply List:
Collage materials - Tissue papers/Scrapbook papers/Ephemera/old magazines etc
Acrylic paints in colours of your choice (I will be using some fun neon colours in this class too) any brand of paint will do americana, crafters, golden, gallaria, liquitex etc
The 3 not to be missed colours I use for the unifying layers In the faces of my girl's in this class are in; Decoart Americana - flesh tone, Decoart crafters acrylic - light antique white and Decoart crafters acrylic - white
Small journal/notebook (I will be using my suedey feel derwent journal size 120mmx170mm)
Any of these; Chipboard/cardboard/cereal box board
White kids craft foam small sheet
Watercolour crayons/pencils (I'm using caran d'ache)
A selection of Prismacolour pencil crayons including black and white
Pilot permaball pen size broad or medium (optional, I use this a lot in my girl's eyes but you do not have to rush out and buy it, you can alternatively use black paint and a small brush)
Staedtler lumocolor permanent black pen (totally optional!! any other brush nib pen should be fine - pitt, copic etc)
Sharpie paint pens in neons
Gelli arts - gelli plate (totally optional!!! if you don't have one do not rush out and buy it, they are expensive and I only use it a little bit)
Canvas boards/canvas/wood painting panel (whatever substrate you are comfortable working on)
Paintbrushes (I use short handled flat brushes and small rounds; you can use whatever you feel comfortable with)
Charcoal pencil (I use Derwent tinted charcoal in medium)
Stamps of your choice and staz on black ink
Paper plate or other paint palette
Soft gel matte medium/mod podge or other art glue.