Strathmore 2012 Online Workshop Seres

Learn techniques from experienced artists through online videos and downloadable instructions. Get inspired by other students in our virtual classroom. Keep motivated with ideas and tips from your instructors.

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We have inspiring new topics, a new schedule and an improved platform for our virtual classroom this year. Here’s what we have planned:

Abstract Fine Art Painting with Mixed Media
Artwork by Robert Joyner

Workshop 1: Abstract Fine Art Painting with Mixed Media
Instructor: Robert Joyner
Start date: March 1, 2013
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Description: This course is designed to give artists of all levels the confidence and tools necessary to paint expressively on Strathmore® 500 Series Mixed Media paper. Learn valuable painting techniques that can easily be applied to any type of painting surface and subject matter.

Sketching and Drawing with Toned Paper
Artwork by Stephen Cefalo

Workshop 2: Sketching and Drawing with Toned Paper
Instructor: Stephen Cefalo
Start date: May 1, 2013

Description: Toned paper with black and white pencil brings a whole new dimension to drawing. Since the middle tones are already in Strathmore 400 Series Toned Sketch paper, it is possible to work in both light and dark tones, creating an instant sense of relief from the page. Integrating white pencil with black can be scary, but knowing the pitfalls to avoid can make it easier. With shared photo sources provided by the instructor, this class will lead students through essential toned paper techniques from the quick sketch to a fully realized drawing. Tonal drawings make excellent studies for paintings or stand alone as beautiful pieces. Practice these concepts in your toned paper sketchbook and you'll soon be ready to take on any subject with confidence!

Artful Card-Making Techniques
Artwork by Jane LaFazio

Workshop 3: Artful Card-Making Techniques
Instructors: Jane LaFazio and Joanne Sharpe
Start date: September 3, 2013

Description: A blank card is much like a blank canvas. Unlimited potential! Jane will guide you in sketching and watercoloring an original card in a step-by-step, clear, easy method using Strathmore blank cards. She'll also show you how to artfully collage cards, with paper, fabric, glue and with stitching for all kinds of occasions. This workshop will inspire you to create original cards that will be cherished by those who receive them.

Artful Card-Making Techniques
Artwork by Joanne Sharpe

Joanne Sharpe will share her popular artful lettering techniques and color rich design ideas to make a collection of whimsical cards. Explore a variety of playful hand lettering styles and simple illustrations to showcase greeting card sentiments and messages. Combine assorted mixed media techniques with creative lettering tools to adorn your mini masterpieces.

Our virtual classroom is now open!