I'm so excited to invite you to my 4 week online abstract painting course. The Artist's Journey: 3 Secrets Of The Masters...
where we'll explore your inner landscape that affects your art as well as the 3 concepts that make 90% of the difference in painting. These concepts will help you consistently and confidently create work that is authentically you! Save yourself years of struggle and accelerate your progress as an abstract artist. Start your Artist's Journey NOW and join the course!
Are you painting with aliveness and wonder? Are you listening to the yearnings of your heart? Do you long to create your deepest work?
Hi, I'm Dr. Nancy Hillis. I’ve been an artist and existential psychiatrist for over 20 years and I'm passionate about creativity, aliveness and meaning.
I've experimented with abstract painting for years. Several years ago I created a television program "Creativity & Consciousness" where I interviewed artists on their creative process. One of the things I learned is that artists in every genre grapple with fear and self doubt and that the interior landscape affects everything!
I believe that abstract painting is a powerful way of getting at meaning and that art is a mirror that reflects our lives…the canvas reflects back our feelings, moods, interior states, and life.
I've guided thousands of artists in creating their deepest, most alive and meaningful work and I would love to guide you too!
Module 1: Answering The Call Of Your Yearning To Create
Welcome to The Artist's Journey. The course runs for 4 weeks + 1 year of access. You receive a weekly email guiding you to the new Module. The course is structured in the following way: you'll receive a Focus Message at the beginning describing what you'll explore, what you'll do and what you'll complete in that module. Each module includes a Reflection Exercise, a Slideshow Masterclass, How To Videos demonstrating the concepts explored and finally 2-7 painting exercises except for Module 5 which is a wrap-up. In Module 1 you'll receive a Welcome Packet, Invitation to join our secret Facebook group, The Artist's Journey Workbook download, The Artist's Journey Vision Board download and a Material's List pdf download. In Module 1 you'll explore and reflect on your Big 'Why' for creating as well as complete The Artist's Journey Workbook which will delve into your internal landscape. Lectures on Mapping Your Way and Developing Your Studio Practice will be documented on The Artist's Journey Vision Board. You'll experiment and explore The Expressive Vocabulary of Mark Making as well as Experimenting With A Grid Understructure And Automatic Drawing.
Module 2: First Secret Of The Masters: Trust Yourself
In this module you'll reflect upon your Inner & Outer Provisions and discover the 'Holy Grail' of painting. You'll further activate the surface with Automatic Drawing and Painting and then develop a history of surface with Flux.
Module 3: Second Secret Of The Masters: Composition
In this module you'll reflect upon how to find your way with Composition. You'll learn how to Simplify Composition and that Composition Is ultimately Intuitive. There are lectures and video demonstrations of Finding Your Way As You Paint as well as Composing Intuitively. Further explorations include developing a painting from a Rhythmic 'Start'.
Module 4: Third Secret Of The Masters: Value
In this module you'll reflect upon The Value of Values. You'll experiment with value patterns as starting experiments for creating powerful, visually compelling paintings. You'll learn how to Simplify Value and learn the common errors regarding Value. You'll experiment with creating a 4 Value/2 Color Palette that is Harmonious. This is a game changer for many artists.
Module 5: Further Explorations On Your Artist's Journey
In this closing module, you'll reflect upon your ongoing Artist's Journey as well as Lessons Learned throughout the course. We'll discuss Creativity & The Unknown, The Value of 'Failures' & Mistakes, and the question of 'Where Now'?
You'll receive bonuses for being in The Artist's Journey: The Artist's Journey Workbook, Vision Board, Facebook Group and 30 minute 1:1 call with Nancy.
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