It’s that time for a little look back and a little look ahead. I decided to let you see my work uniform: jammies! Stay to the end to see the puppers!

Can’t see it? Click H to watch on YouTube.

One thing I forgot to mention in the video is another reason for cutting back a little on YT videos so I can put together more classes: math. Given my desire for more people to grow using what I post, this mathematic difference is another reason to take a little of my video-making energy and put it into more classes….while the 50 people (in the made-up math below) who create using a YT technique are nothing to sneeze at, it is more valuable from a teacher’s perspective to encourage deeper learning for hundreds in a class that gets actual participation. And while this may not be scientific math, it rings true!

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Speaking of class settings….

I have a few class opportunities coming up! Seattle WA and Eustice FL. I’ll also be in Puerto Rico in January if anyone needs a book signed over a cup of something delicious at Chocobar in San Juan!

Workshop: Expression Through Composition

Daniel Smith store in Seattle
Feb 2 2019  – 10:30-4:00
Cost: $75, call 206-223-9599 to register
Artists in all mediums have a common challenge: creating a work that truly communicates what the artist is trying to express! 
How does a landscape, portrait, or other piece of art “speak”? As artists, we can learn to develop our message, create it intentionally, and speak clearly to our viewers through a sheet of paper or a canvas!
Artist and author Sandy Allnock will discuss communication through placement, editing, value, color, and more. “Before and after” examples will show the impact of these artist tools, and will demonstrate in a variety of mediums, including pencil, watercolor, and Copic marker.

Students will be filling their sketchbooks with quick studies from photographs to apply learnings, and interactive reviews of student work will instruct the whole class, too. No “finished” art will be created, but resource photographs will be provided for individual development of artwork following class as desired.

Students of any medium and at any level can benefit from this workshop. It’s recommended that students bring an adventurous spirit: this class will encourage deep thinking and quick sketching!

Sketchbook: Bring one that’s 9×12 (or larger) – paper should be appropriate for medium you’ll choose to use. Instructor will use a Bee Paper (mixed media) sketchbook but most anything will work for this class. 
Sketching medium: whatever you prefer for sketches of approximately 5×7 size. Soft sketching pencils (6B+), conte crayons, etc. 
Coloring medium: whatever you prefer to add color to sketches. (watercolor, colored pencil, etc)

Full day Copic workshop with MFT images

MFT Boutique, 132 E Magnolia Avenue. Eustis, FL 32726

Morning Session: 9 AM – 12:30 PM
Lunch Break: 12:30 PM – 2 PM
Afternoon Session: 2 PM – 5:30 PM

The class is $75 — Each day of class will include 7 hours of instruction and will be identical in content. You simply need to register for the class day that best suits your schedule.

Register for Friday, June 21 HERE
Register for Saturday, June 22 HERE

Sandy Allnock is beloved in the craft community and is well-known for her ability to create in-depth details, backgrounds, and otherwise fantastic art pieces with Copics and colored pencils. She is a coveted teacher, and we are so excited she has agreed to teach for us! She will teach different Copic coloring techniques that can be used in your art and card making.

This technique-based class will energize your coloring, elevate your skills, and provide an abundance of inspiration for tackling future projects. We hope to see you here!
The schedule for each class day is as follows:

You will need to bring the required Copics to class with you. The Copic list will be provided at a later date, with ample time to purchase markers.
PLEASE NOTE: Each class will accommodate a maximum of 36 students and we expect both classes to sell out quickly. Classes must be pre-paid, and due to the limited seating availability and unique nature of this event, no refunds will be given if you are not able to attend.

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