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 these explorations to create a gorgeous concertina book.
You can use it 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.
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
• Gather Your Materials
• Sketchbooks vs Loose Sheets
Module 1: Start Simple
• Mark Making & Lines
• Mark Making On Tissue Paper
Module 2: Extend Your Marks
• Collage & Pattern
• Create Texture
• Bits & Pieces
Module 3: Add Color
• Let It Flow
• Colorful Marks
• Pushing Paints
Module 4: Bring All Together
• Contrast & Variety
• Create A Source Of Inspiration
• Interesting Details
Module 5: Bonus Lesson
• Watch me creating
Frequently asked questions
The course is an instant access class. As soon as you purchase you will be provided with access to all content immediately.
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.
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.
Yes. There will be a private Facebook group for participants of Unlock Your Creativity. You can also use the hashtag #UnlockYourCreeativity when sharing your work on Instagram and other social media platforms.
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.
- 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
- Adhesive: matt gel medium, all purpose glue, or your favorite glue
- tape 5cm (2'') wide, I use white paper tape
- cutting knife
I will be in the Classroom to answer specific questions and as part of the course you will be invited to join a private Facebook group, this is where you can share your work and ask for feedback.
I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions about the course prior to signing up.
the refund period is 60 days
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!