Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Online Class

 I don't like photos of myself, but Pono is so photogenic!
Hey everyone! I am excited because tomorrow I have friends arriving from Seattle to film the video portion of an online class I will be teaching in March. This is the first time for me to teach online, but my friends, Carla and Steve Sonheim, are pros. You can see some of the other classes as well as Carla's art here. The class I will be teaching is called "Finding your voice through abstraction: a painting class." The class will last for two weeks. If you sign up, you will get an email lesson with video in your email inbox three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) for two weeks. There will be an opportunity for feedback either by posting your work online, or if you prefer, you can send me photos via email and I can give you feedback privately. I will have more details for you soon! Some of you have already expressed an interest in the class, but if you think you are interested, please let me know and I will try to send you emails when I have all the details. Just think - an art class you can take from the comfort of your home!!!!

The focus of this class is to use the freedom of non-representational art to explore and discover your own way of making marks, composing space, and developing your own style. Even if you don't want to paint abstract art, I think you will find this class valuable. I have planned exercises that you can use to try new things. It is recommended that you have some painting experience prior to taking this class, but I do think this class is for everyone.

In other studio news, I will be participating in the 22nd Annual Art in the Park Art Festival in Twentynine Palms, CA. The dates are April 4, 5, and 6th, 2014. For more information, click here. New paintings for this event will be forthcoming!

It has been unusually hot and dry for February. Even in the desert, this is exceptional. My garden is just starting to show colors.


4 comments:

Roberta said...

Hi Karine, I am very interested in taking your online class. I have taken some classes with Carla and loved them. As well as how professionally they were shot. I have signed up for your e-mail list so keep me posted when the class is ready and I will sign up. Thanks, Roberta

ArtPropelled said...

Lovely photo of the two of you. Wishing you all the best for your online class Karine!

Karine Swenson said...

Roberta, thank you for your interest in my class!

Robyn, thank you for your well wishes. It's always a little scary the first time you try something new. I am excited, though!

retriever said...

Wonderfull flowers, greeting from Belgium