I have been doing Gay Kraeger’s Watercolor Sketching & Journaling online workshop. This is offered free as part of the Strathmore Artist online workshops series. It has been a great series of lessons that are very practical
The Strathmore Artist workshops consist of four video lessons and pdf files that contain notes. They are self-paced which is the way I have been treating them. You can You participate when you want. If you have a busy life I think a guilt free method of developing skills is needed. However, if you do the workshops during the workshop period, the teachers are do respond to questions – not all as classes are large but then it is also a free resource so I think expecting too much from a teacher is unreasonable. That said, students can share their work and chat in the workshop gallery.
Why am I telling you about this now as it is about to finish? I have just noticed this little announcement on the website …
“Instructors participate in classroom discussions the first 4 weeks after the workshop opens. Although Gay will no longer be posting and interacting in this workshop, you can continue to join and participate in this workshop through December 31, 2014.”
So you have until the end of the year to take part in a very good series of lessons.
In order to participate in online workshops you need to create a student account and then log in to view the videos.
I notice the December 31st close off point applies to all three workshops. The the Strathmore Artist online workshops series are all free so you have nothing to lose. In fact I think there is always something to learn and discover and I certainly picked up some good tips!
Oh and I am not affiliated in anyway or receive a commission for this post.