Hello Fabulous, Creative, Art-Loving Friends!!! I am so happy that you have made it here and are ready to hear all about the exciting, all-new LET’S FACE IT 2017!! I have been working so hard on the 2017 version for the past year and am thrilled to finally get to tell you all about it!
For those of you that haven’t heard, LET’S FACE IT is a year-long, online course, dedicated to creating portraits. It was first established in January 2016 by me, Kara Bullock. I have always had a love for drawing and creating faces and portraits, but early on, I became so frustrated with not getting the face or portrait just quite right, so, as a teen, I decided I was just not cut out for creating portraits. Then a few years ago, I started creating again, and of course, was drawn to portraiture. I became a part of an amazing online art community and quickly found that so many others had the same fears as I did. We all had fears of not being good enough, not getting the features in the right place, fears of hands and feet, etc.! FEARS, FEARS, and more FEARS! Blah!!!!
My daughter, Charlotte, drew this picture of me at the age of 5. She had no fear!
Having a background in education (teacher since 1998), and teaching education courses to adults online since 2008, I came up with the idea of mixing my love for art, with my love for educating others, and decided to put myself out there, and invite others to join me in a year of facing fears of creating portraits. While there were many amazing portrait courses available, I couldn’t find one that took place for a full year. I thought what fun it would be to really get to teach how to properly get proportions correct and features in the right place, and to track it over a WHOLE year. So, the very first, year-long, online, portrait course was created!!! The first year is still running, and we already have 950+ people in class! The response has been amazing and I feel very fortunate to be a part of this amazing community!
Because I am a teacher, I felt it would be really great to have focus areas, too, like a course you might take in school or college. So, in year one, we focused on the front face, 3/4 face, the profile, hands and the body. A bit more basic, focusing on structure and getting “things” in the “right” places. 2016 is an amazing course for someone that is just getting started, but also for the advanced learner. I also came up with “Tips and Tricks with Kara” which are weekly tips focused on art materials and/or other related art topics. These have been so fun to make! Lastly, we have weekly journal prompts just to encourage the constant practice of drawing faces and people in your journals! There really is something for everyone.
Learn more about LET’S FACE IT 2016 here.
In 2017, we will dig deeper, and focus on values, skin tones, hands AGAIN, challenging angles, and expressive poses. We will learn more about creating beautiful backgrounds, different expressions, ages (old and young), and even some sculpture!!! You will also continue to receive tips and tricks from Kara AND this year, the guest instructors will also share tips and tricks with you!! Lastly, you will have weekly practice prompts! This is sort of like your homework. Now please remember, you don’t have to do everything!!! There is so much wrapped up into this course AND the BEST PART is that you ONLY have to do what you want to do AND you have LIFETIME access to this course!!!! WHAT!?!?!??!
Learn more about LET’S FACE IT 2017 HERE!
So, let me introduce you to the awesome, fantabulous, super-duper delicious team for 2017!!! Here you go!!!! Pinch yourself, because this is real!!!
You can learn more about each one of these amazing artists on the class registration page here.
Now then…..let me share with you some goodies!
I am giving away 3 spaces to LET’S FACE IT 2017!!!! YES!!! THREE!!!! I will also be giving away 5 scholarships (more info on scholarships below). To enter my giveaway and win one of the 3 spaces, please do the following:
1. Share this blog post on your social media sites!
2. Comment below why you want to win a spot in LET’S FACE IT 2017.
Winners will be announced tomorrow at 1:00PM PST!!!
All 19 guest artists will be doing their own give-aways between now and October 7th. Don’t miss out on these give-aways! Here is the schedule of our daily celebrations for the next month:
September 12 – Angela Kennedy – http://pennystamper.blogspot.com/
September 13 – Annie Hamman – http://anniehamman.com/
September 14 – Deb Weiers – https://www.facebook.com/robert.lawrence.73594
September 15 – Donna Munro – http://donnamunro.net/
September 16 – Lynda King – https://lyndakingart.wordpress.com/
September 19 – Fran Schlosser – https://www.facebook.com/fran.schlosser.50
September 20 – Heather Foust – http://heatherlfoust.blogspot.com/
September 21 – Iris Fritschi-Cussens – http://iris-impressions.com/
September 22 – Ivy Newport – http://ivynewport.com/
September 23 – Jeanne-Marie Webb – http://www.jeannemarieart.com/
September 26 – Jennifer Albin – http://www.soulwhisperarts.com/
September 27 – Jennifer Bonneteau – www.jenbonart.com
September 28 – Julie Johnson – http://tinyurl.com/FacebookJulieJohnson
September 29 – Juna Biagioni – http://www.junabiagioni.com/
September 30 – Kara Bullock – https://karabullockart.com/
October 3 – Lara Provost – http://www.laraprovost.com/
October 4 – Lauren Rudolph – http://www.laurenrudolph.com/
October 5 – Effy Wild – http://effybird.com/
October 6 – Renata Loree – https://www.facebook.com/Artentive/
October 7 – Robin Laws – http://robinlawsart.com/
Aside from the 3 spaces, I also want to offer this course to someone that really wants to be in it, but may not have the financial means to sign up! I believe that everyone is creative and capable. Sometimes we just need that nudge AND some help! I will be offering 5 scholarships this year and the winners will be announced by October 10th. Do you have someone that you would like to nominate for a scholarship? If so, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and put in the subject line: SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATION.
So what now?!!?
Follow the daily celebrations on my FB feed and enter in all of the give aways from the other teachers. YOU COULD WIN A SPOT!!! Also, sign up for the newsletter below so that you are notified when registration opens! Be the first to sign up!!!!
Ciao for now! I am truly looking forward to another amazing year with you all!