Unlock Your Creativity
Self Paced - Instant Access Online Class 

  


Ready to unlock your creativity?

I think we all know such times when we want to start something new and don’t know where to start.
Every now and then we come to a point where we need inspiration that hopefully leads us to new ideas.
But often it’s a huge challenge to find a new direction.

How to get inspired is very individual. But I think the process of being stimulated comes from taking action first. 

In this course I will show you my starting points and I will guide you step by step through  different techniques
from working with mark making tools such as pencils, pigment sticks, graphite through to acrylic ink, paper collage and paint. We’re letting the materials and techniques develop and enjoying the process of making.

And we will use all of these explorations to create a beautiful accordion book filled with
interesting marks, colors, and collages that you can use as a source of inspiration for your future work.

"Unlock Your Creativity" is all about exploring and playing with your art materials to unlock your creativity.
To spark ideas and find your own new path ways to develop your praxis.

Dear Lydia, I just completed your “Unlock Your Creativity” course and am so eager to discipline myself to make time every day to be creative and have fun. You are a wonderful teacher and so generously share your skills and knowledge. Thank you. I look forward to participating in the Art and Inspiration community.

Roberta


Here's what you'll get when you sign up

The course is divided into 12 video lessons (including1 bonus lesson) and instructions.
We’re are going to build each lesson on the one before.
So you building up layer by layer using a range of different techniques

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Welcome

• Introduction

• Gather Your Materials

• Sketchbooks vs Loose Sheets

1

Module 1: Start Simple

• Mark Making & Lines
• Mark Making On Tissue Paper

2

Module 2: Extend Your Marks

• Collage & Pattern
• Create Texture
• Bits & Pieces

3

Module 3: Add Color

• Let It Flow
• Colorful Marks
• Pushing Paints

4

Module 4: Bring All Together

• Contrast & Variety
• Create A Source Of Inspiration
• Interesting Details

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Module 5: Bonus Lesson

• Watch me creating

Frequently asked questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course is an instant access class. As soon as you purchase you will be provided with access to all content immediately.

How long do I have access to the course?

As with all of my courses, the content is pre-recorded and comes with access for at least one year. So you can do it your way and at your own pace, there's no need to rush.

How do I know if the course is for me?

This course is for you if...

- you are feeling stuck with your creativity and don't know how
     to rediscover the joy and value of experimenting.

- you want to discover abstract art.

- you want to let go, learn to play and step out of your comfort zone
  to spark ideas and find your own path ways to develop
  your art praxis.

- you want lo learn how to create a concertina book filled with it interesting & inspiring marks, colors and collage work.

Will there be an online community for this course?

Yes. You'll find all course materials and videos in one place with a community similar to a Facebook group but built on our website.

You can post your work, discuss, made new friends, follow them and you even can send private messages. 

A global supportive community for you to learn and grow as an artist no matter where you are now.

You can also use the hashtag #UnlockYourCreativity when sharing your work on Instagram and other social media platforms.

What material will I need?

I like to work on large sheets of mixed media paper (A2 size) 200gm2 but you can work in your sketchbook or on smaller sheets of paper as well. 

Tools/Material
- pencils
- water soluble pigment sticks
  (e.g. Art Graf tailor shape colored pigment sticks)
- colored pencils water soluble (e.g. Derwent Inktense)

- Caran d'Ache Neocolor II

- china marker (white)

- acrylic inks (I like to use Daler Rowney FW) 
   raw sienna, red earth, turquoise, indigo, olive green
- acrylic paint
- gesso
- stencils
- Adhesive: matt gel medium, all purpose glue, or your favorite glue
- tape 5cm (2'') wide, I use white paper tape
- cutting knife

What kind of support will you get?

 I will be in the Classroom to answer specific questions and as part of the course you will be invited to join a private group, this is where you can share your work and ask for feedback.

What is the refund policy?

I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions about the course prior to signing up.

the refund period is 60 days

Where do I sign up?

You can register by just press the signup button below.

Meet your instructor

I'm Lydia Rink, visual artist and creative encourager. I love creating abstract art and I'm a big fan of play and experimentation.
I created this course to show you my way of exploring and playing with art materials to unlock your creativity. My greatest hope is that you will enjoy the process of creating to spark ideas and find your own path ways to develop your praxis.

I can't wait to see what we create together!

"Fall in love with the process and the results will come."    {Eric Thomas}