Line. Shape. Color. Value. Making art is simple but we love to complicate the process. I know I do a lot of the time. What if making art was as simple as a paint by number coloring page? What if learning more about process could get you to a place where you are confident in your own creative voice? How many times have you taken an art class to learn a technique only to put out work that felt like a copy of someone else's style? Where do you even begin to create your own style? Start asking the right questions that get you closer to your unique creative voice. Develop a plan of action, or creative blueprint if you will, to get you to a place where you know not only who you are as an artist but you are making art that is fulfilling and inspiring.
There will be homework assignments! This is seriously the MOST excited I have been about a class in a very long time. I wanted to make a class for people who want to explore their style. I wanted to give people tools to use in looking at their art in a objective manner and see where they want to go as an artist. The idea for this course comes straight from my own experiences as an artist and trying to be someone that I was not for years. I spent years making art for everyone else or making art to sell. Now I make art for me. Art that brings me joy. Art that is fulfilling and life giving and authentic to me! And guess what? It sells too! But more importantly, I am in love with the art that I create now. And I am a better artist than I was last month, last year or ten years ago. I hope to help you make your best work ever!!!
I also have had requests from students to do one on one art consulting. This course is a response to those requests, but I wanted to make it available to more people.
My name is Wendy Brightbill and I am somewhat of a creative wanderer, an artist who enjoys exploring a multitude of mediums and styles. I love messy child-like play especially when it involves paint. I picked up a paintbrush after a car accident rearranged my brain from a closed head injury. I believe that there is healing to be found in art making and getting lost in the process. I try not to treat my art as being too precious, and yet, I am deeply committed to my daily creative practice. Art making is a little like breathing air for me. I can’t live without it. I am also a mother to three beautiful girls and a wife of 17 years to my biggest cheerleader. I have lived in Colorado for all of my life. All I ever needed to know, I learned from being a kindergarten teacher for four years. I just turned forty and I am finding this new found super power of saying no to the things that don’t bring me joy or peace.