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Art Journal Every Day: *NEW* Online Class about Using a Limited Palette


If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, the concept is simple: It's a commitment to take ten minutes each day to do something in your art journal.  No need to finish anything or even like it.  It's about making the time to nourish your creativity every day!  If you have the time to flip through your phone, you have the time to Art Journal Every Day.  If you'd like to share what you make, use the hashtag #artjournaleveryday so that we can all take a peek.  You can find new Art Journal Every Day posts here on the blog most Fridays.  The archives go back to the first Art Journal Every Day post in 2010.

For the past month I have been spending every day working really hard on a new online class.  I got half way through creating the class -- filming and editing video, writing content, taking photos, etc. -- and decided that I needed to redo everything in order for the class to be exactly what I wanted it to be.  I have really high standards for what I think an online class should be and I wanted to absolutely make it perfect.  And now it is!


Do you struggle with choosing colors?  Do you create mud instead of clear bright colors?  Are your compositions bland?  Would you like to learn how to easily create compositions that stand out?  This class is for you!

You will learn how I create designs for my art. 

You will learn how to mix basic colors to create whatever colors you want. 

You will learn a lot about value.

You will learn how to make an art journal from finished pieces of art.

We will spend two weeks together -- 14 days of making art daily.  At the end of the course, you'll have a beautiful hand bound art journal.   

What does it mean to work with a limited color palette?

At the beginning of class you will choose three colors of paint.  Along with black and white, these three tubes of paint will be the only colors you will work with for 14 days.  

Why would I want to work with a limited color palette?

So many reasons!

Working with a limited color palette is empowering.
  Once you really understand color mixing you never have to buy all the paint colors or bring all the colors with you.  You will have the confidence to know that you can make what you need.

Working with a limited color palette makes your work unique.  When you mix your own colors, you guarantee that your work is uniquely YOU.

Working with a limited color palette pushes your creativity forward. Necessity is the mother of invention.  Limiting your palette can push you to change your habits and try new things.

Working with a limited color palette helps you understand value. So many of us rely on color as a crutch.  When you're working with a limited palette, you necessarily have to consider value as you work.

Working with a limited color palette creates color harmony.  Do you have trouble getting your work to look cohesive?  Working with a limited color palette can help you easily create colorful and cohesive artwork.  

What's included in class?

  • All lessons are delivered via video instruction.
  • There are 20 instructional videos in this class.  That's just $3.75 per video.
  • Videos can be paused, rewound, and fast forwarded to suit your needs.
  • Written notes and tips are also included after every lesson.
  • There are two downloadable worksheets.
  • As with all of my online classes, you get lifetime access to class once you register.  Work at your own pace and in your pajamas!
  • The welcome unit includes a clickable supply list.

What are the lessons like?

As with all of my online classes, there are 3 things that are really important to me as a teacher:

  1. I want you to get a front row seat to the way my brain works.  Therefore, I talk you through my thought process.  I tell you why I'm doing what I'm doing.
  2. I want lessons to be as quick and useful as possible.  Less time spent watching a video and more time spent making art!  Therefore, I speed up the parts of a lesson where I'm doing something simple like painting a background.
  3. You must be able to ask questions.  We learn by doing.  We learn by asking questions.  Each lesson has a comments section where you can ask questions and I'll answer them.

I'd love for you to be a part of this class.  I hope you'll join me for all the fun and learning!  Learn more and sign up HERE.

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope to see you in the classroom!