Let’s Face It
“A creative discovery of ourselves, using paint, collage, portraits, and journal writing as forms of expression”
By Jodi Ohl
"Let’s Face It" is a new online work shop offered by Jodi Ohl and hosted over at Creative Workshops on ning. Through videos and written instructions, students will create their own visual journal on a children’s board book focused on exploring their inner selves through portrait painting using a variety of mixed media techniques. “Let’s Face It”, we are constantly reinventing ourselves, discovering who we are, who we were, and where it is that we want to go in the world. How do we want to be remembered when we are gone? What is it that we are truly searching for? We will work on answering some of those questions as we play in the safety of our personal journals. No experience required, just come to class with a healthy desire to learn, explore, and most of all, create! Be ready to get messy and feel INSPIRED!
Open date: September 27th, 2010
Cost: $45.00 plus supplies
Type of class: This class will be offered as an open ended workshop.
Support during the class: Students will have a forum where they can chat with the instructor and other students, share photos of their work in progress and finished work. The instructor will be available via email for private questions.
Time Frame to do the exercises: While all of your videos will be accessible at one time, the suggested time frame needed to work on each exercises depends on how quickly you work. It takes me approximately 2-3 days to work on one page, but that’s how I work, some people may work more quickly and others may need a week or more to work on a page.
Frequently asked questions:
Do you have to know how to paint in order to enjoy this class?
Absolutely not, but this class will use primarily use paint to illustrate the exercises and techniques.
What is an open ended class?
An open ended class means that while the class goes live on a specific date, there are no due dates or formal structure to how long you have to work on each video. The videos will be available on our website for your viewing 24hrs a day, 7 days a week other than any regularly scheduled maintenance on the website or internal maintenance from Creative Work Shops. While you can download the instructions and supply list, you will have to view the videos on the website.
Jodi Ohl is a mixed media artist residing in Aberdeen, NC. She has two sons ages 10, and 16 and balances a day job with her creative adventures as a mixed media artist, writer, and instructor. Published in a variety of internationally known magazines such as Cloth Paper Scissors, Somerset Studios, Studios, and Holiday and Celebrations, she often shares her distinctly textured and whimsical painting techniques and creative processes. Represented by Swank Handmade Market in Southern Pines, NC, Circa Gallery in Asheboro, NC, and Collector’s Café in Myrtle Beach. She also offers work for sale via Etsy at www.lucysweetlucy.etsy.com. She welcomes visitors over at her blog Sweet Repeats found at www.sweetrepeats.blogspot.com. Feel free to write to Jodi at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Exciting news! I will also be offering a FREE Class as we jumpstart the promotion for my new work shop!
How to enter? By leaving a comment on this blog post you will automatically be entered into the giveaway. If you you help me promote this class by linking back to this post and snagging the promo picture, you'll get a second entry. Simply come back to the post with a link to your promo post!
You can also enter by making a comment on my face book fan page found here to be considered for the drawing (I'll have a special post you must comment on :):
If you sign up for the class during the time frame of the promotion, you will also be entered into the drawing automatically. I would refund the class tuition if you were the winner.
*if I get over 100 entries, I will offer another giveaway so spread the word!!!
Entries will be taken from August 15th through August 30th. Winner announced September 1st!