Hey guys, this is Jill, welcome to The LoosenUP workshop! This is my signature, 8-day-joy-ride into newfound watercolor freedom that will have you painting with loose brushwork from day one! Learn to work with a fresh, easy approach that brings a new joy and deeper connection with your creative process.
The LoosenUP Workshop is designed to help you produce the fresh work you long for by guiding you to:
These are our Focus points for the week, and each is designed to produce results in your daily life and painting practice:
It's like no painting workshop you've ever taken.
Actual samples of our daily sessions
Students will build new painting skills with a variety of techniques to create stunning visual textures, while gaining confidence with brushwork and color usage. During our sessions, you'll be guided to proactively ditch perfectionism and integrate new creative habits that are sure to bring a new joy and freedom into your work!
The workshop is designed to begin on a Monday, but can be started anytime.
Spend time with your materials & build a relationship with your pigments and brushes and paper so that you can know what to expect from them.
We’ll explore freestyle work that helps uncover your tendencies and preferences.
We’ll spend a few minutes shifting our focus onto painting and discovery using meditation as a tool. It’s quick, simple, and enjoyable. We’ll also move right into our painting session and practice using some of our freestyle techniques from Monday.
Today we’ll spend time talking about the creative process and the habits necessary for artistic growth and development, like filling your creative well, self examination, preferences, and procrastination. This can change your whole creative trajectory!
Our perspectives shape everything we think, say, and do, so it’s very important to make sure we’re staying healthy in this area so we don’t sabotage our creativity. Negativity and false truths are the most common mental setbacks, and can be subtle as well as bold, Let’s talk about the differences and how to spot them, and apply that to ourselves and our artwork.
Let’s infuse our painting with freedom today and integrate some new mindsets while we work to create a fun piece with lots of drama and fun.
This weekend, set aside time to fill your creative well with at least one artist’s date. Options can include a hike, visit a museum, walk around town, go to a park, anything that can inspire a fresh perspective and provide a spark for a new painting. Then make at least a couple of small paintings over the weekend with your new perspectives and inspiration.
Let’s expand once more before we wrap up with some experimental watercolors that you can make yourself, to personalize your own work in new ways.
“Where have you been all my life? I thought I would learn a few new tricks of the trade, I had no clue I would experience a complete paradigm shift in my thoughts and in my approach to my painting."
"Loving the [course] and feel that I am learning, growing, letting go of lots of hesitancy...I have no doubt you reached right into the deepest part of folks inner world with the gentlest of invitation, [allowing] them to free up and release their shoulders and open their hearts to their own worth."
"You really helped me to see I can do loose work in watercolor and enjoy it. The emotional/mental part of your teaching was so very helpful."
"Today was so beneficial. The way we worked up to the final work helped. The meditation made me cry just to give myself permission to do this and appreciate that I am an artist."
"I was in an anxious fearful place with my painting. I had so much fun yesterday! It brought back why I used to love this. I was dancing around singing, 'I'm so excited' this morning in anticipation."
The LoosenUP Workshop™ is designed for all skill levels to complete at your own pace. Each of the sessions is specifically designed to help you make shifts and changes in your painting process, and your internal paradigms as it relates to painting. Students will be guided step-by-step through the various painting techniques and strategies, enabling them to come away with a wide variety of new skills in addition to healthier mindsets about their creative process. This unique painting workshop invites the participants to look within and consider encouraging ways to enhance their inner dialogue, and nurture a new healthy perspective toward their creative endeavors. It's truly a unique combination, and unlike any painting workshop you've taken before.
If you are wanting to loosen up your painting style, avoid stiff paintings, and develop a more confident, free flowing style in watercolor, this workshop is for you. In addition, if you struggle with confidence or a sense of perfectionism in your work, you'll find yourself encouraged with a newfound freedom in your work.
You will have access to all of your paid content here on my website by logging in to the private instruction portal. Login info is provided at the time of your purchase.
You have lifetime access to the lessons and downloadable reference photos, and can work at your own pace.
I really look forward to making a connection with you through this workshop. As an instructor, and a painter, I've enjoyed watching so many watercolorists find a new sense of freedom and confidence to infuse into their own painting style through these sessions. Whether your focus is abstraction or realism, the techniques and mindsets gained will bring a new level of skill, and a fresh, new energy into your work.
Welcome to the LoosenUP Workshop! We’re going to learn to loosen up, explore new techniques, dive into our creative process, and learn ways to strengthen our inner artist so that we can make our best work!
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