No live meetings
Over 4 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per week
How does a "Flex" course work?
No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great if your learner prefers independent pacing or is uncomfortable with live video chat
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This is a flexible schedule class with NO LIVE MEETINGS. Video instructions will be clear and logical to walk learners through the steps to create 2 Pop art pet portraits. Each student will be able to watch the slideshow & video instruction on their own schedule. Students will be provided videos, slides, instructions, and a homework assignment on MONDAY of the scheduled week. To get the most out of the class I recommend turning in homework by FRIDAY to be reviewed before next week's...
Students will Learn: How to pick and edit a reference photo How to print and transfer their reference photo The basics of Acrylic paint The basics of mixing paint How to cover the canvas and get comfortable with blending Strengthen their "Power of Observation" Brush pressure when applying paint Accepting where their creative skill are in the moment Encouraged to take "Progress photos" of their creations Remembering to breathe when painting and/or doing something challenging Finding & stating the positives of their work each week
Lovejoy has over 15 years of experience helping beginner painters gain confidence as well as encourage creativity for a balanced life. She Teaches online via Youtube and her own school, as well as various platforms like outschool. She also teaches classes and creative team-building events in San Diego, CA. When not teaching Lovejoy is working on her artwork and commissions.
Each week the learner will have goals to achieve, Please put aside 45 min to 2 hours each week to complete the creative assignments. The learner is encouraged to paint as much as they can. Practice makes habits.
Painting Supply list - Link to master supply list here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sd70hF5zaGYr8I_5jLLtbMup7viAE0L0rqLy3ww1u40/edit?usp=sharing) Purchase from Amazon, Micheals, art store, etc. Acrylic Paint: WHITE, BLUE, YELLOW, RED, GREEN, BLACK, ORANGE, PURPLE, RAW SIENNA, BURNT SIENNA Brushes - 3 brushes Surface - canvas Printed pet photo & graphite pencil Wear old clothes or an apron Paper plate for mixing Water cup Paper towel or rag table cloth or newspaper to protect the tabletop camera to take progress photos good attitude ______________________________________ SUPPLY DETAILS Surface to paint on Options: Recommended Sizes - 8x10 in, 9x12in, 11x14in. Stretched Canvas or Canvas Panel (Optional - heavy Watercolor paper & watercolors) Brushes: 3 brushes Large flat brush Medium flat brush Small Pointy Brush *synthetic acrylic brushes are the best and most affordable **the Artist loft brand brushes are GREAT to purchase Micheals has a 12 pack for $5 - great value Acrylic paint: Please try to get "student grade paint" - Liquitex basics ($5-10/color) is what I recommend You will use more white than any other color, so I recommend buying an extra white PRINTED REFERENCE PHOTO: - edited pet photo This can be printed (8.5x11in) on a cheap printer (home, library, staples, Walgreens) FYI- This printout will be drawn on top of, so don't use the thicker more expensive paper The student can then transfer the line drawing to the surface with a graphite pencil colors needed for this project: WHITE BLUE RED YELLOW BLACK GREEN ORANGE PURPLE RAW SIENNA BURNT SIENNA More info about supplies - https://paintwithlovejoy.teachable.com/p/basic-supplies
Creativity is a very personalized process, I encourage my students to take "Progress photos" so that when done, they can look back at how they transformed a black canvas into a painting. These photos are a great visual documentation of their learning. In a year or 5 years, they can look back at their photos and realize how far their skills have come. Thus boosting their morale/ self-esteem to do more creative things.
No live meetings, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Pre-recorded videos will be shared via a Youtube link, (Outschool embeds the link on its platform so that learners remain on the Outschool platform and don’t access the YouTube website.) At the end of the week, the student needs to upload photos of their work as well as any questions.
Step by step painting for first-time & beginner painters
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
10 total reviews
28 completed classes
Hi My name is Lovejoy, or LJ . I have taught first-time & beginner painters exclusively for the last 15 years, in San Diego, CA & online via youtube and my school Many of my first-time painter classes are great for ages 8 and older and will...