From Inspiration to Creation
Beginner | 42 min 14 sec
Draw endless inspiration from a single photograph in this iterative class with artist and avid art journal Lauren Hooper. She demonstrates how shapes, colors, motifs and movement can be gleaned and recorded. Then, artistically translate the marks you’ve made into a watercolor painting, an embroidered piece, and an art journal spread. Lauren’s simple and insightful instruction encourages you to keep the creativity flowing long after the class ends.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • A favorite photo
  • Watercolor paper
  • Sketchbook - Lauren uses a Strathmore Mixed Media Art Journal
  • Watercolor palette
  • Brushes - Lauren uses a size 4 round brush and a 3/4” flat brush
  • Paper towel
  • Paint chips
  • Assorted tissue paper
  • Posca pens or other paint pens
  • Glue stick
  • Micron or permanant pen
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery floss in 3-5 shades
  • Tapestry needle
  • 6” embroidery hoop
  • Fat quarter cotton fabric
Learn how to:
  • Pull patterns and shapes from an image
  • Work simple embroidery stitches to create an all-over design
  • Make an art journal spread using a photo as reference
What you'll get
  • Easy-to-follow video lessons on how to pull texture, shape, and color inspiration from a treasured photograph 
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions by artist Lauren Hooper
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
188 users recommended this class to a friend
Linda Walsh
I'm not a fan of abstract art, but lots of good concept ideas were packed in this class
January 27
Nicole Gendy
I love all the variety of projects that I can make from one inspiration photo. Thanks for the ideas!
December 22, 2022
Viki Soeder
Thank you!
More than 3 months ago