WEST SESSION

SEPTEMBER 4 - NOVEMBER 27 

The Circle of the online Creative Soul Courses continue with the session of the West. This session guides you to listen to the whispers of your heart and the song of your soul. The 3-month course will ask a great deal of you as you come to understand both your strengths and your fears. You will discover trust and balance in your creative process. I invite you to join the creative group of artists that are willing to go deeper into their inspiration.

 

Have you ever had doubts about your painting?

Do you sometimes suffer from the imposter syndrome?

The West session invites you to explore your hidden inspiration and to uncover messages that may have been holding you back from expressing your creativity.

 

I am your guide on this journey and I am honored to have your trust in my guidance.

I have been working with creativity and spirituality groups for over 25 years. I am an artist, a scientist and an alchemist.

 

Have you ever wanted to create more intuitively and learn to trust in your painting choices?

Do you wish to learn more about alternative methods and materials for mixed media?

Do you want someone to answer your questions each day?

Are you looking to share in the creative process with others and even make some lasting connections?

 

Follow along with me in the videos or learn the moves and then dance to your own rhythm at your own pace...

Either way, will finish at least

14 paintings in this 3-month class

Through the lessons you will become comfortable taking risks. You will save time and money and expand your knowledge and enhance your confidence and skill. These are some of the ways you will accomplish this:

  • Work in Series to overcome analysis paralysis

  • Develop color stories and make and integrate your personal collage material

  • Understand design and composition tools to enhance your visual vocabulary

  • Discover the tricks of successful gold leaf application, even over textures

  • Incorporate textiles and yarns into your work

  • Create successful crackles on any surface

  • Follow your first thought and move past doubt

  • Unearth your hidden gifts and embrace your shadow side

  • Dance with your brushes and learn some new moves

  • Explore working with interference and iridescent paints

  • Jump off the canvas and explore alternative surfaces with mixed media

 

You will also have audio prompts, guided visualizations, writing exercises and downloadable PDF's.

Dive into the deep end of the mixed media pool with new confidence.

Tap into your intuition and use prompts to guide your process.

SOME STUDENT WORK FROM THE 2019 WEST SESSION

I am with you every day with feedback and guidance. For 3 months you can create with me. This is more than you will ever get in any live workshop. You have the videos, audios and notes and you have me 1:1 mentoring for 3 months.

 

You will also become a part of an incredible group of artists that lend their own support and insight as you work through the lessons.

Even if you are the silent witness, the group energy is there for you to tap into.

 

Here are some more things you will explore:

  • Discover unusual surfaces to paint on and to add to your art

  • Make some unique tools and explore everyday objects for mark making

  • Recognize and honor the small voice that is trying to be heard and release the grip that fear has been holding on you

  • Listen to the audio lessons that will guide you and allow you to tap into your deepest wisdom

  • Realize your personal creative superpower and go with the flow

 

Here is what you get:

  • 13 Weeks of videos, audios, writing prompts and exercises and notes to download

  • A weekly journal that you can use to keep track of inspiration and ideas

  • You will create at least 14 paintings with step-by-step videos

Price: $450 (OVER $1,500 VALUE )

This course is yours to watch over and over, for a lifetime

See the weekly schedule here.

 

Sandra has written 6 best-selling book and been featured in Acrylic Artist Magazine, Cloth Paper Scissors and worked with Golden, DecoArt and other acrylic manufacturers.

 

I love teaching and I consider myself an inspiration instigator. My background in experimental science combined with my lifetime of being a working artist informs my courses. I tend to find unusual ways to use common materials. I look forward to having you along with me on this journey.

 

I have taught for over 25 years around the US, Europe and Australia.

 

Visit the About page to discover more of how this course was born.

 

Take a look at my Mixed Media Soul Sparks YouTube channel to see how I teach. I hope you decide to join me.

 

WEST SESSION schedule

Week 1

Slideshow Video Outline

PDF Downloads

Introduction and Laying the Foundation. An overview of supplies and techniques. 

• Introductory slide video covers: 

  • New to Ruzuku (course platform), how to navigate, ways to connect

  • Why you are here

  • Course objectives - arrangement of modules

  • How to use your Soul Journal

  • Downloads and extra prompts

  • Building community

  • Time commitment o Art supplies 

• Overview of power of the West-change and transition 

• monthly themes [PDF] 

• September Cultivate Your Superpowers -Honor Your Inner Strength [PDF] 

• October Embracing the Shadow Going into Stillness [PDF] 

• November Finding Balance, Sharing Wisdom and Giving Back [PDF]

WEST SESSION schedule

Week 2

Video Lessons

PDF Downloads

Working in Series 

  • You will develop your authentic voice by working in series 

  • Composition and design elements are covered 

  • Color stories and using mixed media and collage to enhance your art 

  • You will complete 6 paintings in this section-pick a theme: windows, circles, lines, compositions, horizon lines, ideas like travels, color ways, etc. Create a piece then choose something from that piece as a jumping off point for the next one. It could be color, value, shape or feeling.

WEST SESSION schedule

Week 3

Audio Downloads

PDF Downloads

What is your secret superpower? Tap into and track the road you have traveled. Then chart where you wish to go and how to get there. Are you the intrepid traveler or do you prefer to stay on the trail? The learning is in the trying, stumbling and getting up again, so embrace your superpowers.

WEST SESSION schedule

Week 4

Video Lessons

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All Cracked Up 

  • In this lesson you will work with crackle pastes and clear crackle glaze. You will learn how to apply crackle paste through stencils

  • How to create an aged patina using clear crackle

  • How to get crackles to stay on paper

  • You will create 2 paintings

WEST SESSION schedule

Week 5

Audio Download

PDF Download

Exploring Your Shadow side. How the dark makes the light visible. You need shadow in order to see depth. Audio prompts to walk you through daily exercises and a written exercise to ask the questions you might not have thought to ask.

WEST SESSION schedule

Week 6

Video Lessons

PDF Downloads

Color

  • Shadow Play, values, gradation-blending, brush techniques-washes, splatters to fine lines-using different viscosity paints and brushes to achieve different effects. How to use and integrate both Interference and iridescent paints into your art.

  • You will finish 2 paintings in this lesson.

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Week 7

Audio Download

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Follow first thought. So often we dismiss the first thought that pops into our minds. We will discover what it means to follow your first thought and how it manifests in your creative process.

WEST SESSION schedule

Week 8

Video Lessons

PDF Downloads

Surfaces 

  • Explore creating on surfaces other than panels or canvas. 

  • We will use fabric, paper, wire, mesh, wrap scrolls, use yarn, string and so many other wild and wacky things

  • You will create 1 painting this week This is a terrific way to shake up your art!

WEST SESSION schedule

Week 9

Audio Download

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Asking the question, walking the labyrinth and listening for the answer.

WEST SESSION schedule

Week 10

Video Lessons

PDF Downloads

How to apply Gold leaf onto texture 

  • Using metallic paints and patinas 

  • Apply leaf over an embossed surface and sand back. 

  • You will complete 1 painting

WEST SESSION schedule

Week 11

Audio Download

PDF Download

Meditation and exploration to learn to express your vulnerability. Listen to the little voice that is scared. Fear can help you grow by leaps and to stretch beyond your comfort zone. Is the bravado real or is the fear real? Who’s in charge?

WEST SESSION schedule

Week 12

Video Lessons

PDF Downloads

Creative Prompts 

  • You will create 2 paintings by using creative prompt cards that you make 

  • Be Intuitive-go big 

  • Action response - Do one thing, pull a card and interpret the response 

  • You will learn about making your own tools, using brayers and rollers, incorporating fabrics, fuse-iron together, veil with paints and pastes and many more possibilities 

  • You will make 1 large painting and 1 small piece

WEST SESSION schedule

Week 13

Live Q&A

You may also email questions and the session will be recorded for you to take with you

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