Saturday, September 01, 2012

Diary of Faces now offered in Self Study format

This class is no longer available.

A few testaments from students in A Diary of Faces

Daisy said, "I never thought I would find a gold mine when I registerd for this class.
I am learning so many tips and tricks. This class is so fantastic!  I thank you with all my ♥. The videos are great."

KayTee said, "Sharon, you have GOT TO BE ***THE*** most giving artist out here on the web.  This week alone - is worth the price of the ENTIRE class!!!  You're wonderfully gifted and sharing .... I hope you know how special you are to an artist like me."

Kate said, "I just finished watching all of these glazing videos....This is a full workshop in itself. Thank you so much for your generosity! This has opened up a whole new world to me."

Shari said,  "Thank you, Sharon.  I could watch that lesson over and over and over again!  and I believe I will"
Nancy said, "These PDF's are so helpful. To watch (see) the methodical application of paint in what would seem unexpected colors and then have it turn out so amazing is exciting and fabulous. It is a great dissection of the colors and strokes used to achieve expression and character. Thank you Sharon!"
Caryn said, "Wow wow and wow, I Love this technique on Photoshop and I adore the bluebird painting you did."
Yolanda said, "OMG, I had so much fun watching you Sharon.  I wasn't able to watch it this morning, so, it's late here and 
I think I woke up half the neighborhood with my laughter.  Love this class so much and all the great ladies 
taking it.  You are a very special lady Miss Sharon...can't wait to see what you come up with next."

Self Study e-course
A video and audio workshop recorded diary style now offered in a Self Study format.
This class is about keeping an art diary for painting and the study of many different faces.  But wait! It's more than face painting. 
Inspiration for this self study e-course
My vision to share the study of painting faces in a slow methodical and organic way for my 18 week e-course, A Diary of Faces, has been more than realized.  The exciting results inspired me to offer aSelf Study format in order to share the same content with many more artist.
You probably already know the  guiding inspiration for A Diary of Faces is my Postcard Journal that I started earlier this year. This journal became my Diary of Faces and I continue painting in it. If you haven't seen it, visit my blog page, "Postcard Challenge 2012".
My vision for you:
  • Inspiration and motivation to paint beautiful faces
  • Many tips and techniques shared
  • Study feelings and emotions in faces
  • Enjoy sketching faces
  • Lessons in painting hands and hats and hair and backgrounds
  • Research to help you discover art that has meaning to you
  • Study a bit of art history
  • Discovery of "your style"
  • Practice
  • Learn from trying new products and techniques
  • Learn a few Photoshop Elements artful tricks 
  • Being brave with experimentation
  • Record lessons learned in your Diary of Faces 
  • Painting your way toward improvement
  • Slowing down and enjoying the process
  • Enjoying an art journey with me
  • Aha moments
  • And in between moments too
  • Creative growth (feeling it and seeing it)
  • Facebook group 
More Specifically:
You will search the internet to discover works of art by painters from over a hundred years ago. You will learn to scrutinize their technique while trying to replicate the work in an art diary. You will be amazed as your diary grows with all the different faces. In addition to painting in the diary, You will be inspired to splash paint on a canvas or two or more.
Supplies will be what you have in your studio plus an old book to paint your Diary of Faces in.  Of course I will share the products I use but you are encouraged to use what you have and add to your supplies as you wish.  I mostly use Golden mediums and paints because that is what I have. 
What you get in this e-course
There are 58 videos of approximately 8 hours of viewing time.  Nine weeks of content is waiting for you in a quiet Self Study Library setting.   The post are in the form of video, audio, PDFs, photos and or narrative. Posts are informative and inspiring.
Class will be presented in a private "group" at All Norahs Art, my Ning network.
Please note:  Although, there will be no Gallery or Comment Walls in the classroom, there will be a Facebook Group where you can share if you would like. The Facebook Group is optional as there will be no class content offered at the Facebook group.

Who this e-course is for 
Whether you are a beginner, an accomplished artist or crafter, or somewhere in between, this e-course is for anyone who is looking for creative growth. 
More specifically:
  • Anyone who occasionally needs extra motivation
  • Anyone looking for inspiration
  • Anyone who knows those little shoulder demons that whisper discouragement
  • Anyone who is mesmerized with faces
  • Anyone who needs to have a paint brush in their hand
  • Anyone.
Please Note: 
Registration for this Self Study e-course will remain open indefinitely. There will be no end date to this session. Students will have unlimited access for an indefinite time frame. You are encouraged to receive this vision at the pace you are comfortable with.
Class Dates
  • Registration:  Now Open
  • Classroom Opens:  September 9th

  • You will receive a confirmation email from me with additional information about the class.
  • The classroom will be open for you to enter September 9th.
  • On September 9th, you will receive a Ning generated invitation to the private group, A Diary of Faces - Self Study.
  • You will enter the classroom the first time through the link in the email invitation.
One more thing, if you are not a member of my Ning network, you should  go here and sign up.
Q:  What is a Self Study e-course 
A:   A Self Study e-course means the classroom is set up with 9 weeks of content when you first arrive.  All the videos, audio, text, and PDFs are waiting. There is no student interaction in the classroom. 
      It is like going to the library. A quiet place to go and stay as long as you like.

Q:  What if I can't pay now? Will I be able to register for the class after the classroom opens? 
A:  The registration for this Self Study e-course is Open and Ongoing. That means you do not have to register before the classroom opens.  You can register anytime now or after.
Q:  How long will I have access to the class group? 
A:  Your access is unlimited for an indefinite period. There is no end date.
Q:  What do you mean by "diary style?
A:  Diary style, in this self study classroom means, there are daily dated segments already posted that will give you a way to progress at you own pace.  For example, you may want to view the whole week in one sitting or you may want to follow the daily segments one day at a time. 

In addition, diary style means you will use a diary or journal in the form of an old book to record your face lessons with pen, pencil, charcoal and paint. 
Q:  Do I have to be at my computer at a certain time each day?
A:  No, the 9 weeks of content will be waiting for you. You can pace yourself and go as fast or slow as you like.  You can come and go and watch the videos as many times as you need, meaning you don't have to be anywhere at any given time to make it to the class. 
Q:  Will the class include PDFs? 
A:  Yes! Some of the class content will be offered in the form of 
PDFs. The PDFs are for your private use as it relates to this class. You have my permission to download, save and or print them. However, they are part of the copyrighted material of this class and you do not have permission to reproduce them in full or in part for the purpose of sharing for any reason. 

Q:  Will I have to have the Photoshop Elements program?
A:  No, but if you do have it, you will enjoy learning a few fun ways to play art with the program. There are a several screen shot video demonstrations in the class. You may be able to adapt the lessons to other photo editing programs.
Q:  Will you offer a DVD of this class?
A:  No, that is not in my plans at the moment.
Q:  Can I download your videos.
A:  No
Q:  Why is the Self Study class fee more than the original, A Diary of Faces e-course?
A:   This is a very good question. I am offering nine weeks of Self Study for $75.00; whereas, the original class was 18 weeks for $99.00.  

The students in the original class were my guinea pigs, so to speak. Due to the organic nature of the class and my first time offering this type of class, I had no idea how much content would be offered. And now I realize what a bargain price both classes are.  I promise you will not be disappointed in the amount of content.
I am so appreciative of all my students and thrilled to be offering A Diary of Faces in a Self Study e-course format. 
This class is no longer available.

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