Thanks to all who commented! Congratulations to Tami Howse, chosen via Random.org as the winner of the class! Have fun, Tami!!!
I’m so, so excited, you guys, because Claudine Hellmuth has invited me to give away a spot in her upcoming Composition for Collage eClass, which she’s teaching through Big Picture Classes! Claudine is one of my personal Art Heroes, in fact, her first book, Collage Discovery Workshop, was my introduction to mixed media art. I love, LOVE her style! I took Claudine’s first Composition for Collage class back in 2011, and it was awesome! She’s such a fun teacher, and she explains techniques and concepts in a way that lets you know that you’ve totally GOT this! Plus, she’s just a delightful, enthusiastic person who will inspire you every day. This 4-week class is a STEAL at $30, especially given the amount of info you’ll receive that you’ll then be able to use not only in collage, but in all your artistic endeavors (I use it in my photography all the time, in fact). So, even if you’re not the randomly drawn winner for my giveaway, I hope you’ll check it out. To be eligible to win, simply leave a comment on this post and tell me what your first collage theme will be if you win (mine would be a piglet in a hot air balloon flying over Easter Island… maybe). I’ll pick a winner this Friday, June 6. Check out the video below for more info!
Composition for Collage with Claudine Hellmuth
Visual Tips and Techniques to Enhance your Layouts, Journals, and Projects
Have you ever felt drawn to a photograph, scrapbook layout, or wall display without really understanding why? Have you ever struggled with a project that doesn’t feel quite right, but you don’t know how to fix it? In both scenarios there is a specific element at play—composition! In the world of visual arts, “composition” is the placement or arrangement of the visual elements in a photograph, painting, print advertisement, or scrapbook page. It’s the foundation of your design. In Composition for Collage, Claudine Hellmuth will help you elevate your art as you explore the FUNdamentals of artistic composition. You’ll spend four weeks playing with symmetry and asymmetry, focal points and focus, vignettes, horizon lines, and more. Regardless if you are a scrapbooker who’s just starting to dabble in mixed media, or if you’re already comfortable creating altered artwork, you can learn to take your own designs from cluttered to clean and avoid common compositional pitfalls!
Good luck, everyone! And, thanks to Claudine for her generosity!