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Creative Faces - An online course

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Learn to draw and paint faces + create art that is rich with story and context + feed your creativity

This online course is your chance to explore a weekly art project that will inspire creativity in an extraordinary multi sensory way!
Over 12 weeks we will explore 12 classic archetypes - or characters - and create artworks based around them.  This self paced creative adventure is your invitation to spend as much or as little time as you like each week on your art work, and to make art YOUR way!

About the concept: 
Archetypes are the 12 classic character types that most characters in books, films and stories are built from. Each character type has a set of classic behaviours, strengths, challenges and motivations that are instantly recognisable so we feel like we know them - These character profiles also have elements we find in our own personality, so it's an interesting process to notice what we identify with and what feels unfamiliar!

For example The Everyman who is an ordinary everyday person who is suddenly called upon to be a hero and  steps up for a big adventure (Harry Potter, Frodo from Lord of The Rings) or The Innocent, a youthful playful character with optimism and hope ( Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz) or The Creator a wildly imaginative change maker (Willy Wonka) 

The twelve characters we will explore are: 

a Ruler | a Jester | a Lover | a Healer  | a Magician | An Innocent | a Hero | a Sage| a Rebel | an Explore | An Every person | An Artist|

Archetypes are also a really inspiring concept to approach art making - and we will be creating drawings based on these characters

How does the course actually work:

Every Friday morning for twelve weeks you'll get an email with your art project bundle, it will contain material for you to work through at your own pace

1. EXPLORE: We explore our Archetype for the week with examples from books, movies, poetry and folk lore and fairy tails - and music!

2. DRAW: Each week you'll get step by step instructions on a different technique or way to draw and paint a face/character. Projects are designed to be simple and easy to learn, with lots of room for you to get creative and expand your skills and use your own style. This is perfect for beginners and those wanting to try out different drawing styles and learn new skills

3. CREATE: Guidance & inspiration on weaving in styling, symbols and elements from our archetype to bring your character and artwork to life!

4. CONNECT: we will have a Facebook group set up so you can share you drawing with other participants 

What you will need:

  • 12 sheets of paper or an art book to work in
  • A lead pencil & eraser 
  • Something to add colour with - pencils, markers, paint, crayons or what ever you prefer!
  • A printer
  • Some time each week to work on your drawing, this course is self paced so you can do the activity when ever it fit into your life! 

What you will get out of the program:

  • At the end of your 12 drawings you should see a dramatic growth in your drawing skills, the more you do the better you get!
  • A knowledge of how to create artwork that is infused with stories and character, much more than just a pretty face
  • A weekly art ritual with inspiration and instruction delivered to your inbox - don't worry about staring at a blank page wondering where to start!
  • The benefits of a shared experience via our Facebook group, but the flexibility to do the artworks when it suits you

cost: $99

taught by: Emmie


Can I join after the start date?
Yes of course, you can join at any stage of the 12 weeks.  You will be added to the weekly mail from the week you sign up, and you'll also get any lessons you've missed to work on so you can decide if you want to begin at the beginning, or start where we are up to and do the missed lessons at the end

Will i need to attend an online class?
No, this course is delivered as an email each week full of resources - so you can read and view the material when ever it suits you and work on your art at your own speed in the privacy of home

Can I ask questions and get help?

Yes, we will have a Facebook group set up as a discussion space where you can ask questions and share your art each week :)

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