Discover how fun and satifying art making can be on your digital device!
If you have never taken an online art workshop, this is the place to start!
These photo painting workshops are for anyone ready to find a therapeutic activity that can be done from the comfort of your favorite chair, or for me the couch.
Not to say that I am a couch potato, but in the evening when the work is done, I'm ready to unwind with a creative activity where I don't need to go into another room and pull out supplies to work on art.
I enjoy studio art, however sometimes I want to pick up my iPad and spend time making meaningful art from my own photographs.
When I'm finished, I simply put the digital art studio down. Digital painting eliminates the mess, but not the fun.
What's you will do in Workshop #1:
Introduction to Photo Painting
Choosing an Existing Image
Photo Composition with an iPhone
Learning My Paint Can Process
Reproducing your Painitng
Each module gives you an assignment to complete, beginning with choosing a great photograph for your painting
You will look through your old photos as well as learn some photo composition techniques to capture new images.
Next discover my drawing and coloring process for using Paint Can. This versatile little app is not only free, but also offers lots of ways to develop a painting.
Finally I will show you a great way to reproduce your masterpiece on canvas or paper, ready to hang on your wall!
Every step is simple and easy to do. You'll be a pro in no time!
My virtual art studio
Photo Painting with the iPad
This interactive course runs May 30 through July 31, 2020. I will be online daily between 9am and 3 pm to present information and offer you feedback on your work. All of my live sessions will be recorded so you can access them later. When you sign up you will be given an access code to begin the course.
I am an award-winning artist working in Baltimore, MD. I have beenteaching art and digital media for over 20 years. My own artwork can be found online in stores such as Art.com, Wayfair and Amazon Big Canvas.
This class is for those of you with the desire to learn how to create meaningful art on your iPad. Use your own photos and turn them into great art!
I will discuss how to use the paint can app, effective photo composition, color and subject matter as well as ways to print your masterpiece on canvas or other fine art reproduction methods.
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July 31, 2020
Workshop #2 Photo Painting with Photoshop
Illustrative Photo Painting with Adobe Photoshop
This course will teach you my process for creating digital paintings using Adobe Photoshop. Once you now how the use this simple idea you will be able to paint any subject. We will talk about what you want to paint and how to capture effective photographs to use as your reference images.
I bring my experience of over 25 years teaching art and selling my work to art publishers to guide you in your artistic journey.
When you sign up, you will be sent an access code to join the class. I use Google Classroom for my courses. This allows me to communicate with you in real time. It also others you the opportunity (depending on when others sign up) to discuss your progress with other students. The class has both live and recorded sessions available.
The class begins on May 30. You will be able to access it through July 30th. You can work at your own pace. I will be available during that period of time to offer you feedback and guide you dailyalong the way.
Learn my unique method of painting with the eraser tool in Adobe Photoshop using your own photos as the basis for your art. This method creates art that resembles Japanese prints or Art Nouveau style images. It's like paint by numbers only easier and without the mess. We will discuss artistic composition, technique and ways to share and print your masterpiece.
What's you will do in Workshop #2:
Introduction to Photo Painitng
Choosing the best image for your painitng.
What is your Aesthetic? We will talk about what types of art and design you are drawn to and how to develop your own style.
Learn the Photoshop tools needed to use my process of "drawing" and "coloring" the painting. This easy and addictive technique is a little like paint by numbers, only easier and without the mess.
Gain insight into the artists that have inspired and influenced my work and helped me develop techniques to produce art for Fine Art Retailers like Art.com.
Reproducing your Painting
We will discuss ways to share your work. from greeting cards to canvas.
What people are saying...
Sarah does a great job planning and leading fun, creative lessons. Participants are actively engaged, and have a great time!
Fun and informative! What makes her an extraordinary teacher is her ability to relay the basics to her students. Sarah was able to breakdown the art basics to my 6 and 5-year-old while making the lessons fun. She inspired them to create art their own pace and to nurture their style. Her projects were fun and age appropriate. Her lessons have influenced my kids. As my son worked through a drawing the other day, he reminded me that he used one of the techniques Sarah taught him.
Sarah is warm and friendly, and knowledgeable about art processes. She was patient, especially with our younger students. I enjoyed working with her!
Sarah Butcher provided our branches with a very engaging program that brought timely digital information to our school age and teen audiences. The program could easily be adapted for adults to provide a wealth of information to those wanting to perfect their digital media artwork. Sarah was professional and creative in her presentation.