REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!
Class begins January 2nd!
FACE IT – ACCEPT IT – LOVE IT – NURTURE IT
Hello Awesome, Creative Beings!!!! I am so happy to see you back for another year of LET’S FACE IT! Last year, we came together for our very first year of focusing on faces and portraits. I was so thrilled by the response to the course that I just knew we had to have another go! So, here we are, back for more! For LET’S FACE IT 2017, I have put together a ridiculously awesome, super yummy, fantabulous group of 19 of my favorite mixed media artists. Together, we want to share MORE of our strategies, tips, and techniques that we use in order to create our faces and portraits so that you can continue on this path of creating beautiful, creative portraits!
What is LET’S FACE IT?
I know from my own personal experience just how intimidating it can be to draw/create faces and portraits. In fact, at one point, I was so scared by the process that I quit creating for years! After connecting with others via Facebook and art workshops, I found that I was not alone, and this concept of a year of creating portraits began to brew in my mind! Let’s Face It started last year in 2016, and we have 900+ students to date with people still signing up! We have created a community of encouraging artists that want to work together to overcome these fears and support one another along the way!
“In this course, we learn to face our fears of creating faces and portraits, accept where we are on our personal journey, love what we make and know the value of each piece, and continue to nurture our skills so that we feel more comfortable and more confident in continuing on this adventure to finding out what our “face” is!“
LET’S FACE IT 2017 is a course for anyone that wants to practice creating faces and portraits, but was especially designed for those of you that have felt scared or intimidated to do so at some point in your life. This course will be a safe place for you to continue to practice your skills and receive feedback from other artists and learners along the way. The weekly lessons will give you the instruction you need to learn how to construct a face in different positions. You will learn specifically how to draw a face/portrait, and then how to use different materials to complete your portraits. We will use media such as paints, pencils, pastels and more!!!
Just like Let’s Face It 2016, LFI 2017 is also a progressive course. It will be broken down into sections, much like a college course. Sounds great, right!?! What is even better is that each section will have a specific focus. in 2016, we focused on the front face, 3/4 face, and profile. We also spent time on the figure and hands! For 2017, we will have a quick review on some of these and then dive right in to our NEW AREAS OF FOCUS!!! We will be focusing on the following concepts in this course:
- skin tones, light and dark
- mixing your own paints to create color
- more difficult angles of the face
- expressive poses
- young faces and old faces
- beautiful backgrounds
- AND style development
As we progress through the course, the various instructors will be teaching you their techniques and strategies that they use as they create in their particular style. The course is set up in this fashion so that you get tons of practice in different areas.
You will also continue to receive weekly Tips and Tricks with Kara, BUT this year, the guest teachers will also offer their own tips and tricks!! Additionally, you will receive weekly journal prompts to give you ideas and inspiration for regular practice. Below is a sample “Tips and Tricks” video from Let’s Face It 2016.
Here is a breakdown of how a typical section will run:
Course Section on Values – Example Only
Week 1 – Introduction to section with Kara
Week 2 – Lesson with Guest Artist
Week 3 – Mini Lesson/Technique Lesson
Week 4 – Lesson with Guest Artist
Week 5 – Mini Lesson/Technique Lesson
Week 6 – Lesson with Guest Artist
Week 7 – Mini Lesson/Technique Lesson
Week 8 – Lesson with hostess Kara Bullock and Wrap Up
What is really special about LET’S FACE IT is that it is full of various talented artists, each with their own unique style. You will see that some artists have a more realistic style, and others are more whimsical. Each artist has worked very hard to find her style when it comes to creating her face and a bit of that journey will be shared with you in hopes of inspiring you to find “your face”. My hope for Let’s Face It – 2017 is to bring you back for more inspiration to help you continue on your personal journey of discovery and growth as you continue to develop you own unique style of painting portraits.
It is not necessary to take Let’s Face It 2016 prior to 2017. However, if you are interested in taking 2016 as well, you can find it here.
Here is your super-duper, delicious, “out-of-this-world” group of instructors that I know you will not be able to pass up!
Click on the names below to learn more about each artist!
Can you believe this amazing line up???!!?!? Pinch yourself, because it is real!!!
So, what is included with this course?
- 50 weeks of amazing stuff! Each week you will receive a BRAND NEW lesson that has never been seen before! While these lessons are all new, some of the techniques might be ones that you are familiar with. Some of the lessons will be full-length videos from the instructors that walk you step-by-step through their creative process in creating faces/portraits. Other lessons will be mini lessons, PDFs, etc. that share special tips and strategies to use as you are creating. Typically we will be rotating between a full-length and a special technique lesson. This way you will have about two weeks in between the longer lessons.
- 19 lessons from your guest teachers – full length videos with A LOT of hand holding
- 19 mini lessons from your guest teachers – PDFs, short videos that include tips, secrets, tricks, etc. to use when creating faces/portraits
- 10+ lessons from your host, ME, Kara Bullock! My lessons will include both full-length and mini!
- 50 weekly journal prompts to help with practice
- 50 tips on supplies and other art related topics
- 2 ATC Swaps
- Artist Give Aways
- Surprise Guests
- Suggested supply list when registration opens!
- Step-by-step PDF instructions to go along with the main lessons. These will be printable and you can use them to follow along with the lessons.
- Downloadable content that you can keep forever, including the videos!! All videos will be downloadable! Whoo Hoo!!!
- A Facebook group dedicated to those of you taking the course and your teachers!
- Personal time with me. I will have specific times each week that I am available in the Facebook group. Yay!
- A classroom to call your own on my WordPress website
UTTERLY AMAZING, RIGHT!?!?!
KARA BULLOCK – YOUR HOSTESS
19 awesome art teachers plus your hostess (ME), 50+ weeks of lessons, PLUS other goodies!!
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!
COST – $125
****EARLY BIRD RATE – $99 – ENDS DECEMBER 15TH****
***Get more bang for your buck by buying some of the very special packages below! You can purchase Let’s Face It 2017 on it’s own, or purchase a package deal. These will be available for purchase on October 10th. See offers below!
This purchase will include access for one to Let’s Face It 2017. Course access information will be sent immediately upon completion of payment. Cost $125. Early Bird price is $99.
This purchase will include access for one to Let’s Face It 2017 PLUS access to the Let’s Face It 2016 – Kara ONLY (self-study). Course access information will be sent immediately upon completion of payment. The Let’s Face it 2016 – Kara ONLY, will only include the lessons taught by Kara in LFI2016. Cost $170. Early Bird price is $140.
This purchase will include access for one person to Let’s Face It 2017 PLUS access to one self-study course of your choice. The choices for this package include:
The Frida Experience
Upon check out in the messages, please comment on which course you would like. Cost $165. Early Bird price is $135.
Need a payment Plan? No Problem!
This purchase will include access for one person to Let’s Face It 2017. The purchase will include three installments of $35. You will be set up for automatic billing and upon the third payment, billing will end.
Let’s FAce It – Testimonies
Anne Whitlock, -“As an Art Teacher in Women’s Development & Empowerment I cannot recommend Kara’s Classes in her Let’s Face it Program enough. I joined her classes for my down time, to sit, create and join art classes with Women online as I live in a remote area in Nepal and do not have much one on one opportunity for a live class.
Kara is an open, caring teacher who shares her art knowledge with a full heart. It is obvious to all she is passionate about the subject she teaches and the people in her art community. She excels at joining many teachers around the world with the Let’s Face it community so the weekly lessons are always an exciting surprise of what is entering your inbox this week to create!
Being able to communicate on each lesson with Kara, the current teacher and other students in an open forum is a bonus in understanding how to improve your art with their knowledge or share yours! If you are looking for some creative time, looking to make some art friends or improve your art understanding, I recommend Let’s Face it is the class for you ! I know I will be rejoining this class each year.”
Cary Scholes, – “I signed up for Let’s face it on kind of a whim. I didn’t know a whole lot about Kara. Or many of the teachers, either. I have discovered that for the money, there is probably no class available that gives you the in detail, wonderfully crafted videos and pdf’s that make up our weekly lessons. We are already to profiles, and I feel I have learned so many tricks and true methods of getting the results I desire in a portrait. Thank you thank you, Kara, for gathering these wonderful artists to teach us, and for giving so much of your time and talent also! Hugs!!”
I am SO glad to be a part of this community.“
Sheila Litman – “I am now in my 19th week of Kara Bullock’s Lets Face It ecourse and I cannot believe what I have learned in this time. She has worked so hard to give each of us students her support and encouragement as well as teaching many of the lessons, giving us helpful tips each week and and organising all the fabulous guest teachers. I look forward to each and every week and even when I think I won’t enjoy or do a lesson, once I emerge myself in it I learn so much. I cannot say enough how I am so grateful to be on this course, with all these incredibly creative students and teachers. But my biggest thanks goes to Kara for putting all this together for us. I never thought I would be painting faces….but I am!“
Jody Obena, TX – “I would recommend any workshop that Kara puts together. She includes lots of information as well as good videos and extra instructions for those who have to have instruction sheets. I have gone from a novice of portraits to being comfortable in multiple mediums. Well worth every penny and will definitely continue taking her workshops.”
Lori Badstein, – “I am so happy I decided to take this course. It has been truly amazing! The line up of teachers is totally awe inspiring! Each teacher has spent so much time on their lesson. The lessons are clear and concise. They provide quality instruction and they provide so much support in the Facebook group.
I am relatively new to the art world and was worried that the lessons would be too advanced for me. I have always been fascinated with drawing faces but needed some help. This was the perfect class for me! The support is incredible from the teachers and fellow classmates. The lessons are developed so everyone can participate. I just can not say enough about the incredible quality of this course. Kara has done an incredible job at putting together amazing artists that are willing to take time to share their knowledge. I have taken many classes and this by far has been the best!
I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn more about faces! Thank you Kara from my heart to yours!”
Ingrid E., CA – “Kara Strachan Bullock’s course Let’s Face It 2016, has been very inspirational and informative to me. This year long comprehensive program is well-planned and laid out; her method of introducing different teachers into this course, brings a variety of techniques to help guide each participant in their artistic expression. Kara is always willing to share her time and experience with anyone who needs assistance or guidance. I’ll recommend this course to anyone who desires to broaden his/her artistic endeavours. Taken this program has helped me not only to improve my creative skills, but also to rekindle my love for art. This is a great community that I’m proud to be part of.”
We are so excited and sure hope you will join us for a year of connecting, creating, and collaborating with other creatives like you!