I’m really excited to share with you that I’m going to be one of the instructors participating in an amazing year-long art course called “Paint Your Heart and Soul 2021″
You might have already heard about this amazing course as it is one of the most popular art classes in our online art community. However, if you’ve never heard about it before – it is not just another online class! In a nutshell, this is a year-long fun and informative art course with weekly lessons, where you not only can learn how to create gorgeous art and improve your skills using different art supplies, but also to share your progress and interact with instructors and students from all around the world from the convenience of your own home and time. Many of our students from previous years describing Paint Your heart and Soul” as a “turning point in my art skills” “where everything finally clicked” and “I can’t stop painting!” This course is great for everyone who is looking to learn, beginners and experienced artists are welcome! Explore, get inspired and add to your artist voice!
I’m especially excited, because of the great team of participating teachers and the variety of art techniques and subjects we are going to create! With at least 55 downloadable video lessons from 35 amazing artists we hope that by the end of the year you will develop your own style and feel confidence in creating with different mediums! And the price is amazing! Under $2 ($1.80) per lesson during our Early Bird special! Don’t wait – join now and save $70 from regular price! CLICK HERE FOR YOUR EARLY BIRD PRICE!
This course is hosted by artist Olga Furman and is a collaboration of 35 international artists. All of us are excited to share our creative process with you, knowledge, tips and tricks, step by step, from start to finish. We also provide a closed FB group where we all can communicate, share, receive support and meet likeminded friends. Being a part of the art community has a tremendous positive effect and makes this course even more exciting! This course is geared towards individuals of all skill levels, ranging from a total beginner (no previous experience in drawing/painting is required prior this course) to an experienced artist!
In this course lesson I’m going to teach you how to create a mixed media portrait painting using the 3/4 face perspective, to give your paintings and illustrations a new dimension.
If you are ready to try a new perspective for your art, then my class lesson is for you. We know and master the full face view in our art, and by using a 3/4 face, we can give a new depth and look to our characters, making them pop out of whatever medium you are using.
Click HEREto find out more details about the fantastic teachers that will PAINT YOUR HEART AND SOUL 2021.
2020 has been a roller coaster with ups and downs all over the place. I’ve been keeping myself busy with ceramics, painting and dolls but I missed seeing some of my work in galleries. I don’t show much, but it makes me very happy when I am invited to participate on an exhibit.
DOLLMAKERS VII: FOLK TALES
Cactus Gallery in LA kindly invited me to participate on one of their doll making exhibits, and this time the theme will be Folk Tales. I got super excited when I got the invitation and quickly started thinking on a doll for them.
I chose the Mexican folk tale of the Nahual, a shape shifter that is revered by some and feared by others. The folk tale says that a human can have the power to shape shift into their spirit animal and roam the forests and plains at night.
A Nahual takes the shape of their spirit animal, but also that spirit animal takes the shape of the strengths and skills of the person. So, if your nahual form is a bird, is because you have a beautiful voice, or maybe, like her case, she is a Mexican Wolf because she is strong, independent and will take orders from no one.
In Mexican culture, a Nahual is usually a man that commands respect, but I wanted to give this doll the power of femininity along with her shape shifting powers, so I turned the concept around and I created my own version of the nahual. A powerful woman who is free to do and go as she pleases, defying preconceptions of what a woman should be or do and imbued with the power of the Wolf, a rare sight in our forest, but a very powerful one indeed.
I hope you can pay her a visit If you are in the LA Area on September 19th when the exhibit opens at Cactus Gallery. You can reach Sandra Mastroianni via email if you are interested and need more information.