Total Time: 2 hours 20 mins 46 secs
Taught by Lisa Congdon
Jumpstart your artistic practice with six weeks of creativity exercises taught by Lisa Congdon. Using a variety of Lisa's favorite art supplies and tried-and-true processes, learn how to use Microns, oil sticks, paints and collage to take a fresh look at shape, line and color. These exercises allow you to "get loose" and enjoy the process without overthinking the outcome. You’ll also learn how to work with color, use collage to respond to your in-progress artwork, and go outside to gather inspiration from your surroundings. Unlike Lisa's other classes, this series focuses less on specific projects and dives deeply into the artistic process to help you develop your own creative voice.

Make sure to share your artwork in our class galleries and on Instagram #cbugbootcamp 
Creative Boot Camp - Six Exercises to Spark Artistic Discovery
Part 1:
Creative Boot Camp: Reinventing the Basics with Lines and Circles
Lisa Congdon
Starting with the basics, you’ll learn how to look at lines, circles and simple shapes with new eyes. Lisa guides you through drawing and image-making exercises that utilize three mediums: pen, collage and paint. Working in a large sketchbook, you’ll begin this journey by learning how to keep your approach loose and fresh. 

Make sure to share your artwork in our class galleries and on Instagram #cbugbootcamp 
Part 2:
Creative Boot Camp: Color Conversation
Lisa Congdon
Everyone has a color palette they tend to lean toward. In this class, Lisa shows how to build upon your favorite palettes, investigating color relationships and proportions in order to achieve optimal composition and flow. To put this lesson into practice, you’ll create a collage in your sketchbook with these principles in mind. 

Make sure to share your artwork in our class galleries and on Instagram #cbugbootcamp 
Part 3:
Creative Boot Camp: Get Messy Sketchbook
Lisa Congdon
Leave the white pages of your sketchbook behind and dive into the printed pages of a vintage book. Working in a variety of mediums, Lisa shares her favorite “Messy Sketchbook” technique, transforming a printed page into a vibrant sketchbook spread. Plus you’ll learn how to respond to the content on the printed pages in order to create truly original artwork. 

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Part 4:
Creative Boot Camp: Working in Monochrome
Lisa Congdon
Sometimes you don’t need every crayon in the box – in this part, Lisa focuses on choosing a single color and working in a monochrome color palette. Not only is this exercise good practice for self editing, it also helps you better understand the various shades and hues that are possible within a single color. Using a variety of mediums and sketchbook spreads, you’ll unlock all of the possibilities of working in monochrome. 

Make sure to share your artwork in our class galleries and on Instagram #cbugbootcamp 
Part 5:
Creative Boot Camp: An Artist Outing
Lisa Congdon
Sometimes leaving the studio to get some fresh air is the best way to spark inspiration. Take a walk with Lisa through downtown San Francisco and see what catches her eye. Sit alongside her on a park bench as she sketches the buildings around her, and then watch how she adds color and further develops her drawings when she heads back into the studio. 

Make sure to share your artwork in our class galleries and on Instagram #cbugbootcamp 
Part 6:
Creative Boot Camp: Accordion Books
Lisa Congdon
Now that you’ve created oodles of artwork in our Creative Boot Camp, you’ll need a way to put the pieces together to share with the world. Learn how to make an accordion book structure to feature as much or as little of your original artwork as you like. Or you can make a blank accordion book to use as an alternative style sketchbook and start the creative process all over again! 

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