Creating Art Shouldn’t Make You Feel Lost or Isolated.
Sometimes another art class isn’t a solution. It can just make your To-Do list longer. You might already have many classes that you want to finish but never seem to have the time or the motivation. In classes, you get step-by-step instructions and teacher’s points of view, but there can be blind spots in your work that you miss time after time.
You also have your own artistic ideas. You have things to say, emotions to express, and the desire to grow your style. But when you create by yourself, you long for the interaction with like-minded people and the feedback that takes your work in a new direction.
“Bloom and Fly” Removes Your Creative Blocks!
Bloom and Fly is a community for you who wants to explore visual and adventurous ideas, get feedback and suggestions for your art, and connect with like-minded art enthusiasts.
If you miss having conversations about art and want to keep on moving forward in creating unique art, Bloom and Fly is your community!
Paivi Eerola – Your Mentor
I have walked the path from a software engineer to a full-time visual artist. During that journey, I have been rescued many times. There have been people who have seen the potential in me. They have encouraged me to continue whether it has been stepping into a field dominated by men, transforming from an engineer to a designer, or leading the life of an artist. As your mentor, I want to help you to move forward on one of the most beautiful paths of human life, on the path of creating art.
“Paivi, you are THE BEST!!! You are like a beam of light and joy in a sometimes dreary world. You are making the ability to create art accessible and exciting.” – MaryAnn Kaczmarski, USA
Bloom and Fly cherishes personal connections. We have a private Facebook group, monthly themes, live sessions, and weekly opportunities for practical help and feedback.
Monthly Themes Will Help Your Enthusiasm to Bloom!
Bloom and Fly boosts your creativity through monthly themes. At the beginning of the month, you will get an audio message that will introduce the theme. You can listen to the message while you are creating and ponder what’s your personal interest in the subject. During the second week, you are invited to a group live session where you will get ideas on how to use the theme in practice and how it can empower your art making. You can process the theme further by participating mentor-led group conversations in the Facebook group.
Monthly Themes from April to June 2018
April 2018: Embracing Surreal to Boost Your Ideas and Expression
Getting too serious when searching your style? Playing can be the solution!
Live Session: April 12th, 10 AM PST/6 PM BST
May 2018: Digital Possibilities for Your Art
Ideas to include digital from start to finish, and further, even if you are creating manually.
Live Session: May 10th, 11 AM PST/7 PM BST
June 2018: Using Nature Photography for Artistic Growth
Observing nature and finding your origin. Creating from what’s natural and inspiring to you.
Live Session: June 14th, 12 noon PST/8 PM BST
Weekly Feedback So That You Won’t Get Stuck but Will Fly!
Every Tuesday, you have the opportunity to get feedback on your art project. Your project can be created freely from your own ideas, or from any of Paivi’s art classes, or from anyone else’s art classes. You can ask feedback on the work that is already finished, or ideas for the work that you have just started. Your projects can be made from any supplies as long as it’s visual art. The feedback includes written or visually presented suggestions. The more active you are along the weeks, the more in-depth feedback you will get as the mentor gets to know you. You will get the feedback in the Facebook group of the community.
Questions and Answers about Bloom and Fly!
I am a beginner in drawing and painting. Is this community for me?
Bloom and Fly is geared for those who have been creating for some time. It focuses on giving ideas and support. It doesn’t offer regular step-by-step walk-throughs. If you are a beginner, buy one of Paivi’s self-study classes (for example, Inspirational Drawing 2.0) to accompany your membership!
Are the live sessions recorded?
Yes! You can watch the recordings as long as your membership lasts. The downloadable version and a handout are also provided.
What technology do I need to have to enjoy the community fully?
All the information and services are provided in electronic format. You will need Internet access and an email account. To participate the Facebook group and get feedback, you will need a Facebook account. To upload your artwork to the group, you will need a camera or a scanner, at least a phone camera. To participate the live coaching sessions, you will need a compatible browser (Google Chrome or Firefox, or a free mobile app) and a free account to a live streaming service. You will get more instructions on setting up your account before the sessions.
For audio messages, you will need an application to listen to MP3 audios. If you download transcripts, you will also need an application to read PDF documents. If you download live session recordings, you will also need an application to view and download MP4 videos. Usually, these are already on your computer.
How long can I access the community?
You can join the community for three months at a time. Monthly audio messages and live session recordings are yours to keep once you download them onto your computer during the membership.
Bloom and Fly – Reserve Your Spot!
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