Online Independent Study
300.00. Six Weeks. Rolling admission.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a start date/availability before registering.
If you are feeling stalled out, beginning to explore new ideas, or just experiencing a desire to work to a deadline for a few weeks, consider joining me for this course, which is designed to fit your specific, individual goals.
- Prior to the start of class I’ll send you a few questions designed to help determine what you want to do during the period of your study. Feel free to add your own thoughts, or make specific requests. Together, we will tailor a six week program to recognize your goals.
- Each week you will check in by writing to me privately, and also by sending images of work in progress. We’ll see how things are going and I’ll make suggestions and even an assignment - if needed!
- Any topic is welcome material for your development.
Color and Composition 2017 Dates To Be Announced.
Contrast, relationship, symmetry, focal point, abstraction.
Terms you’d like to get to know better?
Then this is the right class for you. We’ll explore each of these concepts and a good deal more, through exercises done with cut paper, markers, and other simple design tools. Our goal is a clearer understanding of composition basics, with an emphasis on the articulation of personal visual language. Students will also have the option to share work in Open Studio, with other participants.
Bi-weekly lessons include:
- Lesson One: Organizing the Two Dimensional Picture World
- Lesson Two: Contrast and Relationship: The seven elements
- Lesson Three: What’s a focal point and how does it work?
- Lesson Four: Creating the Illusion of Space and Dimension
- Lesson Five: The Abstraction Continuum
- Lesson Six: Strategies for Choosing Successful Additions to a Composition
Bonus Lesson: The Stage Play Analogy
Lesson Materials include illustrated essays for each week, assignment descriptions, and an extensive video packed with examples related to each week’s central topic.
This class studies complex color relationships using acrylic-based paints. The emphasis is not on dyes; although there is an essay on applying the information to fiber reactive MX dyes included in the Appendix. The class is geared toward any artist with an interest in better understanding color relationships, in order to more effectively mix and use paints of all kinds.
- Six bi-weekly sessions exploring Hue, Value, Intensity—the three attributes of color.
- An introductory color “kit” to establish your color constant - including dyed fabric samples, color cards, painting templates and a list of supplies to get started.
- Video lessons demonstrating how to work with the twelve color families using tools you’ll create. Watch me do it and then try it yourself.
- Opportunities to ask questions, and get personal feedback on weekly assignments.
Limited enrollment due to the nature of feedback to participants.
If you have questions, please write to me at email@example.com and I’ll be happy to answer them!
A deep tissue massage.
"Is anyone else feeling the cumulative impact of CST? It’s like a deep tissue massage every week where the benefits last longer than the actual massage? Sublime, stretched, occasionally an “ouch factor” or a “wince”, but knowing and trusting is the greater benefit for the experience."
— Ali George
“Jane, I am literally reeling (in a good way) from this week’s offering. Every lesson has been thought provoking, and helpful in such practical ways, even when it involves thinking and dreaming about possibilities. But THIS! As far as I am concerned, you have offered a concise map in week 7 for being able to access the work that is in us to do. I am marveling at how long it must have taken you to get here because you have distilled so much into a succinct few paragraphs. Impressive."
— Carol Wiebe
Value of journaling.
"Jane’s the only person who’s been able to explain to me the value of journaling. It goes far beyond venting and documenting, but is also a way to find our deepest thoughts, beyond the first strokes of the pen. Journaling releases the children and grandchildren of our thoughts."
— Martha Tabis