WORK SMALL. GO BIG.

BIG ART is a big art adventure! I’ll show you several adventurous and fun drawing and painting techniques in 11 amazing projects. You’ll experiment, play, mix, and match, and come up with your own unique BIG ART. 

Lesson Plan: part one – Welcome + Creative Prep

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

Lesson Plan: part Two – Projects

BIG ART

Project 1: BIG SKY

Mixed Media Online Art Class

Project 2: Color Bursts

Slow Drawing Class

Project 3: Slow Drawing on Color Bursts

Colorscape class

Project 4: Color Scapes

Botanical drawing class

Project 5: Botanicals

Dot drawing techniques

Project 6: Dot Clouds

Mark making class

Project 7: U Project

Mixed Media Online Art Classes

Project 8: Images That Travel

Dot drawing techniques

Project 9: Drawing Nature Inspired Patterns

Mark Making Online class

Project 10: Marks That Flow

Start Small, GO BIG

Project 11: Start Small, Go BIG

mixed media art class, tiny art class

What You’ll Get with BIG ART

Idea Generation Exercises

Prep for Creative Success: 

+ How to use the class in YOUR way

+ Creative batching

 

Drawing Techniques:

+ Slow drawing patterns

+ Imperfect botanicals

+ Dot clouds

+ Nature inspired patterns

Smoky paint technique

Painting Techniques:

+ Smoky paint

+ Messy paint

+ Color bursts

+Graceful liner brush marks

Art grid

Innovation Techniques:

+ Idea generation exercises to find your BIG ART ideas

+ Ways to let an image “travel the grid”

BIG ART Student Gallery

Caroline Palmer, Dot Clouds

Jeanie Brandt, Valley

Rollyne Klem, BIG SKY

Viola Comadizo Mayol, Botanicals

“BIG ART gives me an opportunity to take mindfulness art making to another level. There is beauty of how a tiny piece can be part of a big picture, like in life. And then there’s the beauty of making portable art. I did a bunch of little squares while on a three-day road trip. Amy has nurtured a supportive community of new and experienced artists from all around the world. I feel safe in this community and I have relished their advice and encouragement.”

– Viola Comadizo Mayol

“Amy, thank you so much for taking your time and creative efforts to put together such a wonderful learning experience. I love being part of the BIG ART class. I am learning to “let go” creatively and find joy in the process. I not only enjoy seeing what eventually emerges from repetition and trials, but the exploration in getting there is just magnificent! Being able to spend time being MINDFULLY creative is just what I need! That is probably my favorite part of how you lead your classes.”

– Rollyne Klem

 “I’ve enjoyed the slowness of creating.  It takes me away from all the craziness in the world that I have no control over. It’s creeped into every part of my day. I’m throughly enjoying it.  Thanks for your calming and encouraging approach.  I’ve learned to create again and again and on little 2” squares. My inner critic tells me not to waste paper so 2” squares are perfect! Forever in your debt!”

“I am so happy that I recently discovered the art and teachings of Amy Maricle, Mindful Art and now “Big Art”. I have so much fun making the tiny art pieces, arranging them in different ways and discovering how they can fit together to become beautiful Big Art. The process is meditative, exploratory, and fulfilling. I will say that as an artist, this course has taken my joy and creative juices to a new high.”

 – Jeanie Brandt

How do I access my class?

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. 

How long do I have access for?

You will have access to the class for the lifetime of Mindful Art Studio.

In what format is this class?

This is a video lesson class, with a PDF with some tutorials and worksheets and lots of inspiring photos. 

Can I save the class to my computer?

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.

What are the minimum Supplies?

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. 

 

What's the full supply list?

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.