Let’s make BIG ART 2 inches at a time! We will draw and paint on lots of tiny “inchie” watercolor squares just 2 x 2 inches. I’ll show you several playful drawing and painting techniques in 11 projects. You’ll create a lot of little art at your own pace, and before you know it, you’ll put them together to create your unique BIG ART.
Hi! I’m Amy , your teacher and guide for BIG ART. I believe we are all artists with some pretty BIG ART ideas, it’s just a matter of finding them. I think if you are pulled to the idea of working small, getting playful, and letting things evolve naturally this way, you’ll find your way of making BIG ART.
There are four videos in this first section where I introduce the outline of the course and how best to use it, show you the supplies, get you set up to create on the go, and most importantly, lead you through the creative exercise that will help you generate YOUR unique BIG ART ideas.
– A welcome to BIG ART
– Gathering your supplies
– Your portable art kit
– Generating your BIG ART ideas
Project 1: BIG SKY
Project 2: Color Bursts
Project 3: Slow Drawing on Color Bursts
Project 4: Color Scapes
Project 5: Botanicals
Project 6: Dot Clouds
Project 7: U Project
Project 8: Images That Travel
Project 9: Drawing Nature Inspired Patterns
Project 10: Marks That Flow
Project 11: Start Small, Go BIG
I love your approach to art as a practice. I apply the same principle to my yoga, my mindfulness and my writing. I do think a daily practice keeps us mindful and engaged. My deepest gratitude to you and your generous sharing.
Prep for Creative Success:
+ How to use the class in YOUR way
+ Creative batching
+ Slow drawing patterns
+ Imperfect botanicals
+ Dot clouds
+ Nature inspired patterns
+ Smoky paint
+ Messy paint
+ Color bursts
+Graceful liner brush marks
+ Idea generation exercises to find your BIG ART ideas
+ Ways to let an image “travel the grid”
Upon purchase, you will login or create a new username and password.
You can use these details to login to your Big Art Dashboard and access the class whenever you’d like. The Dashboard will house all classes you’ve taken from Mindful Art Studio.
You will have access to the class for the lifetime of Mindful Art Studio.
This is a video lesson class, with a PDF with some tutorials and worksheets and lots of inspiring photos.
The videos remain on this site and are not downloadable, but you will receive a PDF workbook to save to your computer and print out.
At a minimum, you’ll need watercolor paper, a number of high flow acrylic paints, YES paste, at least one drawing pen, and a white gel pen.
The full supply list includes watercolor paper, a paper cutter, micron pens, white gel pen, white paint pen, colored paper for mounting large pieces, Yes paste, zip pouch, an assortment of brushes, and a liner brush.