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Classes for Summer!!!

May 17, 2018

Hello my friends! Oh my gosh, how is it already half way through May? I blinked in February and now it’s nearly summer. What the what? I am sure you are already dreaming about all of the art time you want to get in over the next few months. Need a little inspiration to get you started? Well, no worries. I have got you covered!

Watercolor Wanders

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Class starts May 28th!!!

I don’t consider myself a traditional artist. I am self taught, which often lends itself to thinking out of the box when it comes to more traditional mediums. I am a mixed media artist so I am always looking for how I can use mediums together. This watercolor class is everything you need to get started painting with watercolors, in a non traditional way. Learn basic watercolor techniques. I will share some of my favorite ways to paint with watercolors. All you need are some watercolors and a sketchbook! Here are some of the techniques covered in this course:

  • Washes
  • Blending of colors
  • Color bleeding
  • Transparent layers
  • Watercolor resists
  • Masking
  • Value

We will be creating a range of landscapes, still life’s and abstract paintings.

Go here to register.

Texture Building

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Class starts now and it’s free!!!

This video is a free preview of my next course, Oil and Wax. In this video, I share a few ways to begin building texture with oils and wax. Enjoy my free preview and start playing. Be one of the first to find out when my Oil and Wax class goes live.

Supply list:

  • Cold wax medium
  • Oil paints
  • Palette knife
  • Stencils
  • Electrical tape
  • Oil palette paper
  • Brayer
  • Stretched canvas or board

Go here to register for this free class!!!

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Class starts June 25th!

In this class, we will be exploring how to build texture with cold wax medium and oil paints.

Alternative mark making, etching, collage, palette knife painting, and texture building. We will be creating textural abstracts and still life paintings. There will be over 6 hours of video content in this course.

Go here to register.

I am so looking forward to these classes! Is there something you would like to see me teach? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Painting!!!

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Open Studio with Traci Bautista

April 25, 2018

Hello everyone! You are not going to want to miss this Friday. Traci Bautista and I will be doing a live event, this Friday at 3:00 PM Pacific USA time. Traci and I are so excited. We have spent months planning and brainstorming and this will be the first of several live events that we have planned. By the way, if you are not familiar with Traci’s live studio’s, they are free and she usually does one a month. Here are all of the details…

APRIL 2018 OPEN STUDIO LIVE

CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS with traci bautista + wendy brightbill

Friday, April 27, 2018

3:00-4:00pm Pacific USA time

RSVP for the live stream event

TO ACCESS THE LIVE STREAM EVENTS/WORKSHOPS CLICK RSVP link, you will be taken Crowdcast. Enter the classroom password. CLICK “save my spot” then follow the prompts to register. Please register in Crowdcast and a reminder email will be sent to you.

If you are viewing the event on an iPhone or iPad, you can watch in the browser or download the CROWDCAST app. If you are viewing on an Android or Windows device you can view in the browser. The best browser to use is Chrome, for a list of compatible devices/browsers and to test your browser visit here. If you have difficulty logging in, read the additional attendee support information on Crowdcast FAQ.

24/7 ACCESS TO WORKSHOP REPLAY: If you cannot make the live event, the replay will be available right after the live event ends. So you won’t miss a thing!

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: If would like to ask a question during the live event, please post your question in the CROWDCAST question & topics tab under the video area CLICK the bright orange button to post your question.

I really hope that you can join us!!!

Wendy & Traci

Giveaway Winners!

April 4, 2018

I was planning on announcing the winners of the giveaway last week. But then Spring Break happened. Trying to get caught up on all the things this week. So much to do!!!

Here are the winners:

Original #1- Christiana Rioli

Original #2- Brenda Delaney

Papers and collage ephemera kit- Katherine Currie and Susan Vrska

Please send me your mailing address so I can get your prizes shipped off.

And feel free to join our class at any time

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Here is a super fun video of me creating a collage.

cutandpastepromo2 from Wendy Brightbill on Vimeo.

 

Original Art Giveaway!

March 25, 2018

My next class, All Things Paper- Cut and Paste begins tomorrow. I am sooo excited about this course. I have created so many amazing collages for this class and I have paper coming out of my ears. You should totally see my studio! Paper everywhere. This class is packed full of content. I haven’t counted yet, but I think there is well over 6 hours of content. Maybe 8? I can’t help going overboard with my content and I technically should be charging more. But I love you all so much and I love sharing my inspiration. Please go here to register and find out all of the details.

Giveaway Details

To celebrate, I am hosting a giveaway. I will be giving away two original paintings and two paper pack kits filled with vintage papers and ephemera! The two originals pictured above are part of this giveaway. Guess what? You don’t even have to be registered for this course to participate in the giveaway. Here is how to enter:

  1. Share this blog post on Facebook. Yes, Facebook. ( I will be doing a completely different giveaway on IG. So you might want to go check that one out.)
  2. Leave a comment on Facebook that you shared. This is where the winners will be chosen.

Winners will be chosen on Tuesday morning.

Simple enough? I hope so. Check out this fun video to see some of the collage work I show in this course:

Cut and Paste from Wendy Brightbill on Vimeo.

 

I’m Coming to Texas Y’all!

February 22, 2018

Hey everyone! I am so excited to share with all of you that I am coming to Texas to teach in 2018!!! I will be teaching at Erin Faith Allen’s workshop in Houston Texas on September 15th and 16th. I am so excited to be teaching at Erin’s studio.

 

Art and Alchemy

Fluid Art Workshop

September 15-16, 2018

Houston, Texas

Check out the trailer. Go here to register with Erin Faith Allen. Scroll down to find my class.

I would love to meet you in person! This is the only live workshop I have planned for 2018.

I believe that embracing the process is one of the most important ways to keep pushing yourself as an artist. Find an art process that you absolutely love, and do that. Let go of the end product and just play. Art is all about the process for me. Fluid art making is a great practice for anyone who wants to loosen up in their work. Creating in this way is like meditation. It helps you stay mindful and in the moment.

Alchemy: a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination.

During this workshop, we will delve into the process of abstract painting through fluid art and intentional mark making.

  • embrace the process
  • messy mark making
  • fluid art making techniques
  • layering washes
  • abstract art composition
  • art techniques to loosen up
  • glazing and transparent techniques to create dimension

artandalchemy from Wendy Brightbill on Vimeo.

 

 

 

Giveaway Winners!!!!

January 22, 2018

Thank you so much for everyone who participated in the Giveaway over the weekend! I have been so blessed by the response to this class. The winners of the two spots are Susan Kegerreis and Terri Palin. Congratulations to Sammi Flame and Tiffany Smith for winning the altered books. And the beautiful hand made journal goes to Char DeRouin! I have already notified all of the winners, but got a little behind announcing them here. Thanks for being so patient.

You can still join us in class!!! This is one of my all time favorite classes that I have ever taught.

 

All Things Paper Giveaway!!!

January 19, 2018

Hello everyone!!! I am getting so excited for my next workshop, All Things Paper. Class starts on Monday and I thought it would be fun to have some fun giveaways before class starts. So, not only am I giving away free spots in my class, I am also giving away some painted vintage books to play in and a beautiful hand crafted art journal.

If you are not already registered for class, I am giving away two free spots in my course. All you need to do is share this blog post on Facebook or a photo on Instagram. Please don’t forget to tag me and mention that you would love to win a spot in my course.

And…

For those of you already registered, I’m giving away a beautiful landscape art journal from Jeanie’s Designs.

And…

I am also giving away two of my original painted vintage books. ($80 value each) Please note: you must be already registered for the course to enter this portion of the giveaway. To enter, share this post on Facebook or a photo on Instagram. Be sure to tag me in your post and let me know that you are already registered for the course.

 

Go here to register for the course! Here is the course trailer again, in case you missed it the first time around!!!

Art Journaling Workshop from Wendy Brightbill on Vimeo.

 

The giveaway ends on Sunday, January 21st at 10:00 PM EST. Winners will be announced on Monday morning just in time for class.