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There's no denying it ... finishing feels good!
With so much wonderful art goodness to explore, it can be hard to focus and bring creative projects to completion.
There's always going to be something new and shiner out there, but there is a lot to be gained from finishing what you started.
In this month's Creative Blend class, we'll be looking at how to tidy up loose ends, finish more paintings, and get your art out into the world.
If you need a boost of motivation to put final details on a painting, fill up a sketchbook, or hang a piece on the wall, this is the mini-class for you!
No more waiting for the finishing fairy; it's time to put your wings on and get it done!!
In this class, we will be looking at ...
- How to find focus and fit art in when life is busy.
- Tips for bringing paintings to completion.
- How to declutter and turn scraps and snippets into useful references.
- Steps for getting paper pieces ready for sale.
You will see me working on various paintings that I have started this year.
As I work I explain my creative choices with a special focus on the decisions that help bring a piece to completion.
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!
The program has a different feel to my other classes and 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.
It is more like the style of content you might get in a membership or Patreon, but the content is set up so that each module can be enjoyed as a stand-alone mini class with LIFETIME ACCESS! Scroll down to see what's in this module.
Let's take a closer look at ...
Finishing & Focusing
Q & A Session
To focus and execute our art ideas, we need to carve out time for creativity!
In this month's Q&A, I am answering a question about how to fit art into a busy life with kids and other demands.
This session also covers the challenges of juggling an art business with family life.
In the main painting project, I am finishing off a small series of watercolour abstracts. As I work, I share tips for dealing with that tricky finishing stage. Things like using old work as inspiration, developing a focal point, intentionally choosing colours, creating contrast, and staying brave until the end!
While your work will be different to mine, the principles can be applied to most styles of painting.
Making handmade books out of scraps and snippets is a great way to tidy up loose ends.
You get a handy reference as well as that satisfying feeling of completion. In this video, you will see me create a book out of recent brushstroke explorations.
There is also a bonus unboxing video where I share some new brushes along with old favourites.
Art Supply Deep Dive
Join me as I prepare paper pieces for sale. Many of you will have seen these paintings take shape in previous modules. It's great to let paintings breathe and then come back to them to do those last little things!
This video covers making final adjustments, signing, varnishing, and packaging.
You'll learn about the approach and products I use to finish watercolour-based pieces vs. acrylic-based pieces.
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.
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 specific 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.
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.