Art Classes

Create a Realistic Portrait in Procreate

Explore how artist Kathy Glynn creates realistic portraits in Procreate. In her class, you’ll learn step-by-step how to use a photo reference to create a realistic portrait in Procreate.  She will share with you the brushes and techniques she uses to create a realistic portrait that looks as though you sketched it on paper.  This class is perfect for the beginner portrait artist who wants to know “how did they do that?” A basic knowledge of Procreate is all you need to get started.  In the end, you will know the tools and the necessary steps to create your own realistic portrait. 

In this class, I will share with you the brushes and techniques I use to create a realistic portrait that looks as though you sketched it on paper. I will take you step by step through my process of selecting a reference, sketching out the foundation, creating value and form, and adding paper texture to your portrait.I’ll also share tips on how you can import layers from previous studies, how to use layer masks, and how to use the smudge tool to create variation in value.

Letter to Words: An Artistic Approach to Modern Calligraphy

In Letter to Words: An Artistic Approach to Modern Calligraphy, hosted by the awe-inspiring Ivy Newport, learn the basics of modern calligraphy and explore a variety of art mediums and papers. What I love most about modern calligraphy is the idea of using tools from an old art form in a creative and expressive way. This class will slow you down and be truly present in the moment. I hope you’ll join us!

21 Secrets Just Add Water | Summer Studio 2018

21 SECRETS Summer Studio is a brand new program launching in July 2018 organized by Connie Solera to inspire and support artists in keeping their art-journaling practice fresh, fun, and totally do-able throughout the bustling Summer season!

Connie is joined by 20 talented artists divided into two themes: Just Add Water where we will make a splash by diving into watercolor techniques that we can use in our art journals; and The Great Outdoors where we will welcome Mother Nature as our muse.

I will be teaching as part of the Just Add Water team where I will lead you through my process in creating a sparkly galaxy effect using traditional watercolors along with the Finetec gold watercolor palette.  Then we will pair this effect with the pointed pen to design a favorite quote.  It could be a quote about stars, magic, the galaxy, unicorns --- or whatever magical, special quote you want to use!