The Art of Flowers And Portraits
A mixed media class using charcoal, acrylic paint, pastels, and collage.
I am so excited to share with you how I create expressive and colorful flowers in my artwork. All summer long I gathered bouquets of flowers for our home, and spent a great deal of time drawing and painting these beauties. I wanted to immerse myself in this practice to find a way of creating expressive flowers that would ultimately work within my style of creating. In this course, I encourage you to spend time filling your sketchbook or art journal with drawings, color palettes and more. You will learn to "see" the shapes, forms, and lines of flowers and focus on finding your own creative voice so you can express it within your artwork.
I love to add flowers to my artwork, especially my portraits. Portraits are my absolute favorite thing to draw and I enjoy sharing my techniques on this very challenging subject. In this class, I will take you on a step by step journey as we draw three different portraits.
I truly believe, that as creatives, we should embrace the practice and that it will ultimately lead you and teach you how to develop your own beautiful and unique style as an artist. Practice is a beautiful process!
This course is literally overflowing with projects and creative possibilities! Please join me as I open my studio and share my techniques and practices with you.
This class is for all levels.
Thank you for choosing to take my class, I'm so thrilled and honored that you're here.
I want to tell you a little about me.
I received a BFA from the University of Michigan in Dance and Choreography. I danced professionally and had the honor of teaching dance at the University of Michigan's Musical Theater and Theater Departments.
Growing up in the magical world of theater and dance I was exposed to so many gifted and talented artists. Collaborating with dancers, actors, choreographers, musicians, set, costume and lighting designers was an incredibly rich experience. It was fascinating to watch how a small idea would unfold into beautiful productions.
My love for theater and dance is a constant source of inspiration for my art. I hope that by sharing my techniques and creative practices, you will find something to spark your imagination.
I currently live in Ann Arbor, Michigan with my husband Marc, who continues to support all my creative dreams, and our beautiful daughter Olivia.