for painting nature, light, and spirituality
Step into Magical Forest and Light Up Your Art and Soul
Paint fairies, angels, and nature’s spirits in their magical surroundings. Make your spirituality shine through the strokes while creating flowery woods, leaf chapels, shallow ponds, and adventurous sceneries.
Magical Forest is an online art class for you who wants to …
… grow your skills in watercolor painting – Magical Forest is for beginners too!
… learn simple tricks for human anatomy and nature’s shapes and textures
… let go of stiff expression – light & intuition first, features & intention second
… create a closer bond between your art, spirituality, and nature
From Fun Little Drawings to the Joy of Free Painting
Magical Forest includes both painting and drawing. You’ll start each lesson with fun and quick drawing and painting exercises, and then release the expression in more in-depth projects. This class is especially for you who wants to dive deeper into intuitive painting and mastering the negative painting technique.
Four Lessons – Hope, Spirituality, Flow, and Curiosity!
Jan 1st – Lesson 1 – Hope
Shy Little Fairies in Flowery Woods
Create easy looseness and let go of strict outlines! We will draw glimpses of fairies: partial faces, shoulders, wings, etc. Imagination will fill the rest of the figure.
This lesson is also about light and hope. We will paint magically lit nature sceneries with shy fairies and bold flowers that are like colorful trees. You will learn how to paint sparkles, sunbeams, and flooding light.
Feb 1st – Lesson 2 – Spirituality
Enchanted Angels in Leaf Chapels
Take your mark-making to the next level by creating irregular and layered patterns! In this lesson, we will dive deeper into nature’s visual language.
We will also move from marks to motifs, from single motifs to clustered designs, and paint decorative clothes on angelic figures. This lesson is about connecting nature and spirituality.
March 1st – Lesson 3 – Flow
Water Nymphs in Shallow Ponds
Learn how to paint water by making abstract shapes! We will entice nymphs to emerge as naturally as possible from spots, lines, splotches, and rectangles. Sometimes art is more about seeing than creating!
In this lesson, we will calm down and get refreshed through art-making. We will feel the safety of shallow waters while exploring the flow of abstract shapes.
April 1st – Lesson 4 – Curiosity
Adventurous Elves on Hills and Valleys
Let’s go on an adventure to uncharted hills and valleys! We will paint the rougher side of nature’s magic – moss, stones, clouds, wind, and fallen trees.
We will also create fantasy elves – fearless adventurers who are ready to see the unseen and know the unknown! In this lesson, we let go of worries about wrongdoing and embrace what feels natural in all its roughness.
Magical Forest has 25 videos, over 7 hours total.
This class has 8 drawing exercises, 12 painting projects, and 4 uplifting presentations which will grow your artistic skills and knowledge. All these come with a 40-page document that has more inspiration.
Lesson 1: Introduction – Hope | About Supplies | Create Easy Looseness – Let’s Draw a Flower | Watercolors Step In – Let’s Paint Flowers | From Flowers to Figures – Let’s Draw a Fairy | The Art of Seeing – Let’s Paint Fairies | Shy Little Fairies – Art Journal Inspiration | For Your Best Art – Preparing Paper for Painting | Flowery Woods – Let’s Dive Deeper into Watercolor Painting
Lesson 2: Introduction – Spirituality | Nature’s Visual Language vs. Human Culture – Let’s Draw a Forest | Watercolor Study – Let’s Paint a Forest | From Petals to Body – Let’s Draw a Figure | Both Decorative and Full of Feeling – Let’s Paint an Angel | Enchanted Angels – Art Journal Inspiration | Leaf Chapel – Let’s Dive Deeper into Watercolor Painting
Lesson 3: Introduction – Flow | From Static Mountains to Dynamic Waves – Let’s Draw Water | Watercolor Blooms Meet Claude Monet – Let’s Paint Water | From Spots to a Body – Let’s Draw a Nymph | Both Decorative and Full of Flow – Let’s Paint a Nymph | Redhead Water Nymphs – Art Journal Inspiration | Shallow Pond – Let’s Dive Deeper into Watercolor Painting
Lesson 4: Introduction – Curiosity | Soft Blankets on Quiet Giants – Let’s Paint Moss | Changes in the Sky – Let’s Paint Clouds | From Triangles to a Figure – Let’s Draw an Elf | In the Middle of a Storm – Let’s Paint an Adventurous Elf | Adventurous Elves – Art Journal Inspiration | Abstract Forest – Let’s Dive Deeper into Watercolor Painting
You will also get a membership for Bloom and Fly Facebook Group where you can share your work and have conversations with fellow artists. The membership is for 2020, so you can create and share your magic for the rest of the year.
Supplies – Pencil, Paper, and Watercolors!
At the minimum, you will need a pencil, paper, watercolors, and a few brushes. An eraser, a spraying bottle, a water-proof tabletop or a painting board, and an art journal or a sketchbook can also be useful.
Let’s Bring Light to Your Art and Soul!
Magical Forest isn’t about mastering super realistic expression but using light as a starting point for the imagination. You will move from what you see to what CAN be seen. When you let go of what’s common and conventional, your art focuses more on light and spirituality.
Embracing light makes art less stiff and more abstract. First, it can be just omitting some lines that you usually draw, but when the amount of these small changes grows, spirituality will be revealed. This class is about visual exploration!
Yes, I want to Step into Magical Forest!
Price: 88 EUR (about 96 USD)
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All the information and services are provided in electronic format. You will need Internet access and a personal email account. The documents are in PDF format, and the videos are offered as a streaming service. You can access the material as long as you want if you download them to your computer within 6 months from the purchase. If you download videos, you will also need an application to view and download MP4 videos. You have to be over 18 to join the Bloom and Fly community. Because of the immediate digital delivery, all sales are final.