Want to learn how to create abstract backgrounds in your art journal?
Love the look of abstract art but aren't sure where to start?
Have a studio full of supplies but don't feel inspired?
You're in the right place!
In this course, you'll learn about all my favorite art materials, what I use most often, where I find my materials and MORE! I'll share with you easy prompts to get you started no matter where you are on your creative journey! Feel inspired again by your art supplies and learn how to create quick, luscious, textured, abstract backgrounds in your art journal. These technique can also be used in your other art projects as well!
We'll explore my favorite materials such as:
Watercolor & waterbrushes
Spray ink & stencils
Texture plates & Found objects
We'll also cover several techniques and topics such as:
Resists with water-based & oil-based media
Collage (creating & choosing the right pieces and how to layer it all together)
Color, composition & contrast
"I just love Nicole's teaching style, it's very calming and I'm always inspired to try something new. She has a fun and caring approach and makes whatever she's teaching easy to apply. And while there's fun to be had every time, she is detailed and gives great instruction so that you can create something truly beautiful."
- Shawn Petite, www.shawnpetite.com
Nicole Austin, aka "Kinueko," is a self-taught mixed media artist, designer and instructor with a BA in Creative Arts. A life-long learner and lover of the arts herself, she strives to provide her students with quality lessons that are geared toward self expression and exploration. With over 20 years of combined teaching experience both in-person and online, she is dedicated to helping others fulfill their creative passions, at any step of their journey as an artist.
StartOil Pastels: Adding Texture & Mark-making (July 1)
StartSpray Inks & Stencils (July 1)
StartAdding Acrylic Paint & Ink (July 3)
StartAcrylic Paint & Spray Ink Background (July 3)
StartPaint Pens: Mark-making, Drips & Splatters (July 3)
StartGelli Printing Supplies (July 3) (9:28)
StartGelli Printing Demo (July 3) (12:38)
StartFacebook Live demo and Q&A (July 5)
I learned such fun and innovative techniques that stretched my skills! Nicole’s expertise totally put me at ease and she gave me the confidence to try something new. Her knowledge helped me improve my art and I’m looking forward to taking another class from her soon!
Robin Liefeld, www.robinliefeld.com
I am a high school art teacher, and Nicole volunteered to do an online, live demonstration for my class. She invested her time and energy to create a lesson that was both fun and inspiring for the students. She demonstrated art-journaling techniques for creating backgrounds, and both my students and I learned so much from her. Nicole is knowledgeable, artistic, thoughtful, and very talented. I would definitely recommend her creative services!"
--Karla Scarff, Artist & Art Teacher