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.
Bonus Lesson: The Stage Play Analogy
Lesson Materials include illustrated essays, assignment descriptions, and an extensive video packed with examples related to each 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.
Please contact me at email@example.com 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.
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