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Published May 13th 2020
You can art, you just don't know it yet
This week, Artfolk launched its first online classes, at very reasonable prices. In fact, if you move quickly, you might get your class for free!
Why is this exciting? Sharing on a passion for living creatively, Artfolk classes are perfect for people who are convinced they can't paint or draw: the focus is on enjoying the creative experience, not 'doing it right'. This Brisbane business provides a safe, encouraging 'me time' space where everyone can explore art techniques and media and discover the wonderful therapy of creating visual work.
Artfolk's Vanessa Wallace, a practising artist and experienced teacher, believes there's no right or wrong in artistic endeavours. Vanessa leads her students into explorations of colour and form that are free of comparison to others or the restriction of trying to 'do it the right way'.
It's Vanessa's teaching philosophy and gentle encouragement that make the difference with Artfolk. Students feel free to try, explore, enjoy, experiment and relax!
Not convinced? Why not try an online class for yourself and see!
1. Textas and Water - FREE until end May 2020!
Brightly coloured and water-soluble, textas lend themselves to creating gorgeous visual effects. Vanessa will demonstrate how to create two different artworks in this 35-minute online workshop, suitable for any age and art level.
2. Markmaking and Fingerpainting - FREE until 17 May!
How much fun is fingerpainting! The simple making of a mark with pencils, brushes and fingers is a basic step in art and visual design.
In this 25-minute workshop, Vanessa will show you how she creates an image of a colourful bird just by making a variety of marks. You can copy the bird or use any image you like for your art at home. Suitable for all ages and art levels.
3. Watercolour Collection Workshop with Art Pack - $59.95
Learn the basics of watercolour painting. The price includes a 40-minute video workshop AND a special art pack that will be delivered to you free of charge after you purchase your online class.
The pack contains five specially created A4 artwork templates, a watercolour information guide, a travel palette of 18 colours, an A5 watercolour pad and a paintbrush. A login to the video workshop will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase, then once your pack arrives, you can start practising what you've learnt.
Connect with Artfolk on Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook for news of further online classes and other activities. You can view Vanessa's exciting program of face-to-face workshops and be ready to book in once they resume. Highly recommended, from personal experience!