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What is holding you back from making your best art?
Not enough time? Waiting on the right supplies? Looking for the perfect idea? We often think it is these things, but it never really is. It's always FEAR!
Fear is the biggest obstacle to Flow.
And that is the reason why I wanted to start the Creative Blend Art Program with a class dedicated to experimenting and taking risks. Are you ready?
In this class, we'll be looking at different ways to loosen up your art. Things like ...
- Using an unusual colour palette.
- Setting a time limit.
- Ditching the fancy supplies.
- Working in black and white.
- Making studies rather than polished pieces.
- Using stencils and stamping techniques.
- Embracing messy supplies like charcoal.
You can come back to these ideas again and again, whenever you want to ease pressure, and give your creativity a kick-start!
Laura had shown me how to play and enjoy my art. I am a perfectionist and Laura has allowed me to let go and push my boundaries.
-Jo Pendergast (Creative Blend Participant)
What is the Creative Blend Art Program?
This class is part of the Creative Blend Art Program. The CB Program is designed to help you establish a consistent art practice while digging in deep with what lights you up and makes your work unique.
The program is running from April 2022 through until March 2023.
A new class is released each month exploring a theme. From developing your style to building confidence with colour, rest assured, this is a jam-packed program!
Each class includes a rich combination of; painting videos, Q&As, art supply deep dives, guest artist interviews and so much more. All in a cosy, relatable and easy-to-digest format. You also get LIFETIME ACCESS!
Let's take a closer look at ...
Permission To Play
Art Supply Deep Dive
Ahh, acrylic paint. Beautiful, messy, and sometimes a little frustrating.
It helps to understand a few basics. This lesson is everything I wish I had known when I first started.
You'll learn about the various types of acrylic paint, how to read paint labels, the difference between student-grade and artist-grade paint, popular mediums, and more.
Q & A Session
Each month, I love sitting down and answering your questions, and this session covers two juicy ones...
How do you overcome your fear of the blank canvas and what do you do with all your "failed paintings"?
You'll learn about why fear shows up and, importantly, how to move past it.
Sometimes you just have to paint it out! In the Vlog, you'll see how I use my sketchbooks to test out new supplies and colour combinations.
Plus there's a tour of my home studio packed with organisational tips and ideas for setting up your space.
If you want to move your art forwards, you have to take risks and be willing to experiment.
Abstract art is brilliant for this. Come join me in the studio for an energising mark-making exercise and an intimate look at how nature can inspire new directions.
We'll paint abstract studies, explore charcoal, expand our visual language, and much more!
Meet Our Guest Artist Speaker
THIS INTERVIEW WILLWILL GET YOUR CREATIVE MOJO GOING!
Sandi's enthusiasm and willingness to play is infectious. You'll definitely feel fired up after this conversation. Sandi talks about the pros and cons of being a mixed media artist and shares wonderful tips for loosening up and dealing with negative self-talk.
Click Sandi's image to learn more about her.
Grab your seat today, and elevate your life and art practice
The course is priced in USD. If you use another currency, the USD amount will be converted at the checkout by Stripe (if you are using a credit card) or by Paypal. You can get an approximation by checking the conversion rate using xe.com.
Refund Policy: Because you're giving immediate access to the class, I am unable to offer a refund. I encourage you to contact me with any questions prior to purchasing. There is a contact form in the footer of this page.
Love from past students……
I don't think it is too bold of me to say that my art improved immediately. I now have people regularly asking to purchase my work, which is incredibly rewarding. These classes have helped to feed my creativity immeasurably, and I am forever hanging out for the next one!
Laura presents incredibly useful tips in a structured way, while still providing space and encouragement for students to pursue their own creative instincts. I used to think abstracts were beyond me, and thanks to Laura, I now only paint abstracts! I’ve watched all her classes literally countless times, and yet each time, I still find something new.
Laura Horn is a brilliant teacher. I have taken all of her classes. They are like meditation to me and have given me skills in mixed media, abstracts, botanicals and so much more. I am waiting eagerly for her new course to begin.
I've had the joy and privilege of teaching over 25,000 students across the globe through my online classes.
Meet Laura, your teacher
Hello, I'm Laura
I'm a mixed media artist from Adelaide, South Australia. Ten years ago, I picked up a paintbrush. I had two young children, and like many mothers, I felt a little lost among all the nappies.
As soon as I reconnected with my creativity, I felt a spark. I quickly fell in love with all things art. The yummy supplies, the supportive community, and the sense of purpose and satisfaction that came from doing something I truly loved.
I followed my passion and built a beautiful, messy life around it. Things rarely went to plan, but I amazed myself with the things that I could do. From selling my work at markets and cafes to running a retreat in Bali, right through to hosting a top-rated art podcast.
Tapping into my creativity gave me clarity and confidence, and it can do this for you too.
- Introduction to Permission To Play (6:03)
- Q&A: How To Get Over Your Fear of the Blank Canvas (26:49)
- Vlog: Studio Tour + Testing New Art Supplies (30:02)
- Acrylic Paint 101 (19:46)
- Printing With Palette Paper Exercise (16:26)
- Nature-inspired Abstract Painting Sesh (33:27)
- Sandi Hester Interview - All The Bad Goes Into the Good (60:24)
Frequently Asked Questions...
Do I have to buy all the Creative Blend classes?
No, each class can be enjoyed as a stand-alone class. I will be releasing a class on the first day of each month for a year, beginning April 1. Each class is $37. I will be leaving the classes up on my website as instant access classes for the duration of the program. You will be able to pick and choose classes based on your creative interests.
Do I have a limited amount of time to access this program?
The course comes with lifetime access. There is no time limit so you don't need to worry about missing out. You can log into the Teachable classroom at any time to view the videos or you can download the content onto your device.
What is included and how long are the videos?
See section above to view the curriculum and video duration for this class.
What level is the course suitable for?
This course is suitable for anyone that has an interest in mixed media painting. The program caters for complete beginners through to more experienced artists. If you are a beginner the Art Supply Deep Dive is going to be very helpful. If you are more experienced, you might be familiar with the supplies but there will be plenty of fresh perspectives shared through the Cosy Studio Chat/Q&A, Studio Vlog and Painting Sessions.
Do I need to have all the art supplies? I'm just getting started and have a limited budget.
In the videos, you will see me using a wide variety of mixed media art supplies. I don't hold back because I want to share as many ideas and techniques as I can but I can't stress enough that you do not need everything!!
The Creative Blend Art Program is very flexible. You can substitute supplies for almost all of the lessons and I am happy to suggest alternative options.
With this in mind, there isn't a specific supply list. Instead, I have created a page on my website with all the supplies I routinely use.
My suggestion would be to watch the module first and then decide on your supply choices.
Will there be an online community for this course?
Yes, you will be invited to join the private Creative Blend Art Program Facebook Group. The Facebook Group is optional as all course content will be posted in Teachable, but if you want to share your work and ask questions, Facebook will be the main platform for participant interaction.