Make Art Where You Are: A Daily Practice
Beginner | 2 hours 40 min
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Artist and author Courtney Cerruti provides an in-depth look into her tool kit for capturing the essence of a place and your personal impressions of everything you see around you. From a five-minute blind contour drawing to mixing a color palette of your surroundings, find opportunities to draw, make marks, and paint while you are on the move or in your own home. Courtney will share her favorite ways to use colored pencil, watercolor, and brush marker pens to create evocative sketches. Even if you only have five minutes, she encourages you to seize the moment for making art every single day.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Courtney's book Make Art Where You Are or sketchbook with mixed media paper
  • Ballpoint pen or Micron
  • Glue stick or double-sided tape
  • Koi Coloring brush pens
  • Set of 36 colored pencils - Courtney prefers the Prismacolor brand
  • Papermate pencil
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Basic travel watercolor set with a warm and cool version of each of the primaries - Courtney's palette includes: lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, cadmium red, vermillion, ultramarine, phthalo blue, opera rose, phthalo green, sap green, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, sepia, and indigo
  • Round watercolor brushes in size 10, 6 and 2 - Courtney prefers Escoda travel brushes, but also loves the Grumbacher GoldenEdge line
  • Container for water
  • Paper towel or paint rag
  • Clip or clothespin to keep your sketchbook open while working
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Learn how to:
  • Draw and paint on the go
  • Reframe your everyday to find inspiration
  • Find subject matter in day-to-day scenes
  • Work with watercolor
  • Use colored pencil
  • Draw using the blind contour method
  • Mix media for various effects

What you'll get:
  • Easy-to-follow video lessons on how to make art no matter where you are
  • 31 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions by artist Courtney Cerruti
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
307 users recommended this class to a friend
Pamela Raney
Great ideas to get you out of a rut and loosen up
2 days ago
Inês Rato
Courtney Cerruti gives lot's of tricks and explanitions to see drawing in a much more ease way. Very nice
5 days ago
Maria L Marshall
Courtney has such a beautiful and loose style without making drawing intimidating. Also definitely getting her book as an accompaniment to this journey of painting outdoors. Thanks Courtney for a great class, really enjoyed it! Marilou
More than 3 months ago