Friday, February 12, 2010

Online Art Classes

"How to Paint the Mountains"

Several of my Facebook Friends suggested that I try to teach an online art class especially for those who can't travel to Kauai. So, I thought, "Why not?" After much thought, I invited those interested into a closed group on Facebook just for the class. Now through text, photos, and video, I am able to bring my classes to my far away students and the feedback has been positive.

My first class was "Landscapes of Kauai in Watercolor "where I provided a photo of the famous Polihale Beach of Kauai for everyone to print and use as a reference for the class. Next, I put together a detailed supply list with links to Blick Art Materials website for easy ordering and also for a photo and description of the exact supply needed for the class.

Lessons took place through step-by-step photos and videos of myself painting the project. I then posted them to the group page. This way everyone could work at their own pace when they had the time. I also encouraged the students to post photos of their progress so that I could give them some feedback. Private feedback was also given through emails.

I am currently planning to continue my landscape class, plus add a Tropical Flowers of Kauai Watercolor class, a Plantation Cottages of Kauai Watercolor class, and a Beginning Sumi-e Class.

If you are interested in taking one of my upcoming online art classes, please email me. You need to have a Facebook account to participate. The class fee is a voluntary donation of $10 per class.


sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Hi Marionette, the video is so interesting - I never tire of seeing how other artists work. Good luck with the online art classes - it's a great idea. Bfn, Lesley

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