Nature in Your Mind

Registration is Closed but …

sign up for my weekly emails to get notified about upcoming classes!

Embrace person you by adjusting the way you create art …

Find a natural connection between your brush and your mind!

Nature in Your Mind is a 5-week online painting workshop on Oct 11 – Nov 7.  We will paint nature themes with various painting techniques. This workshop is especially for you if you have some experience in painting and want to incorporate new approaches and insights to benefit your art.

Nature in Your Mind – Weekly Program

Sample paintings. Sign up for the online workshop Nature in Your Mind by Peony and Parakeet

Week 1 – Rising Butterfly
– How to use multiple translucent and decorative layers (30-minute video + written instructions)
– Your butterfly can rise from the sea, from the desert, from the forest, from the fire, from any landscape!
– This is a fun and relaxing process that you will want to repeat again and again! Translucent layers bring more challenge to the easy painting.

Week 2 – Changed Reality
– How to use a photo as a starting point for an expressive painting (30-minute video + written instructions)
– By following a set process you can create a partially or fully abstract painting.
– This is an inspirational and color-oriented process! It enables you to use visual and exact source material for more loose art.

Week 3 – Free Spirit
– How to create with fast strokes and with free spirit without just making a mess (60+minute video + written instructions)
– You will load a broad brush with colors and learn to follow your intuition.
– This is a process that makes your left brain and sense of aesthetics work with the right brain.

Weeks 4 and 5 – Natural Connection
– Making your art more empowering: How to adjust the way you create art and how you speak and think about your art (15-minute video)
– A set of questions to help you process the subject. You can also email your answers with a photo of any artwork(s) created during the class to get personal tips on the subject.
– This is time for catching up, celebrating the paintings created at the class and getting more advice and feedback.

Rising Butterfly. Sign up for the online workshop Nature in Your Mind by Peony and Parakeet

Processing the Content

The workshop has a private Facebook group where you can share your work, ask questions and see what others have created. You can also email to the teacher during the workshop and get one-on-one help and feedback. All the videos are edited with care. You won’t waste your time but get the essential.

Fall, a painting for the workshop Nature in Your Mind. Sign up for the workshop and create intuitive art like this! By Peony and Parakeet.

In Week 3 I will walk you through my intuitive creative process. I create this painting in the video and explain thoroughly what I do and why in each of the steps.

Supplies

Each sample painting is created on a 12-by-12-inch canvas. Your canvas doesn’t have to be the same size. If you don’t want to paint on canvas, you can also create your piece in an art journal or on thick paper. You will need acrylic paints, brushes and gel medium to create the paintings.

Paivi Eerola from Finland – Your Art Teacher

Paivi Eerola from Peony and Parakeet. Sample paintings. Sign up for the online workshop Nature in Your Mind by Peony and Parakeet

Coming from the land of Marimekko (fashionable textiles) and Kone (smart elevators), I help people to bring more freedom and more meaning into their art making. I am inspired by the diversity and the beauty of nature and how it can be expressed in visual arts.

I invite you to paint nature whether it’s what you have seen outside or inside your mind!

Registration is Closed but …

sign up for my weekly emails to get notified about upcoming classes!

Required Technology + Downloading
You will need Internet access and an email account and basic programs to view (and download) MP4 videos and PDF files. Usually, these can already be found on your computer. To participate the group discussion, you will need a Facebook account. If you want to upload your artwork to the group or email your artwork to the teacher, you will need a camera or a scanner, at least a phone camera. The course material is downloadable to your computer. If you save the material to your computer, you can access it from your computer as long as you want. The course material is available for download until April 2017.

Comments are closed.