A gentle journey exploring abstract landscapes

Let's walk through what the seasons mean to you. How you can take those memories and meaning and use them to create beautiful landscapes.

 With a simple and easy approach to abstract. Using acrylic inks, High flow acrylic, soft pastels, and lots of yummy papers


4 abstract projects plus a warm up project

We'll create a beautiful journal page to get our creativity flowing and a chance to practice with all our supplies.

What you can expect from this workshop

  • A gentle approach to creating

    Explanation of all supplies and how I use them in this workshop

  • Practice time

    We'll practice with the techniques that I use. So that you feel comfortable and fearless when you create

  • Discovering new ideas

    I'll show you how to use soft pastels in a new way, how short strokes make a difference. How to make your own crackle, how to fix your project if you're unsure, how to use papers that inspire you and so much more

  • Warm up project

    Full journal page warm-up project to help get the creative juices flowing and to practice

  • 4 full projects

    We'll create 4 projects. Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring and dive in to what each season means to us.

  • Techniques

    Techniques we'll explore - the benefit of restraint, small stroke composition, how to blend transparent layers, creating crackle collage, the imagination of abstraction, creating contrast and balance, making water-soluble products permanent.

  • Over 5 hours of video

    All videos are downloadable, with closed captions in English and a full transcript of each.

Are you ready?

To learn new things and explore the seasons within you

Watch on all your devices

with closed captions

FAQ

  • Do I need internet

    Yes high speed internet is helpful, but all videos are downloadable

  • Can I get a refund

    Unfortunately no, because you will have access immediately to all the information

  • How long do I have to take the course

    It's yours forever! Watch when you can at your own pace.

  • What if I have questions

    There is a discussion area where you can ask questions, share photos and connect with others. I monitor all the questions and will get back to you asap

Take a look

Take a look at the lesson below and here is an idea of the supplies that we'll be using.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome and start here

    • So glad you're here and how to get the most out of this workshop

  • 2

    Supplies we'll be using in this workshop and practice

    • Overview of supplies

    • A closer look at acrylic ink and paint and how I use them

    • Crackle types and how to make your own

    • The difference between matte medium and matte gel and when and why use them

    • Soft pastels and different way to use them Part 1 and part 2

    • Collage papers - enjoying the process and choosing what inspires you - with downloads for you to use

  • 3

    Warm up - Art journal page to practice and start the creative process

    • Warm up part 1

    • Warm up part 2

    • Warm up part 3

    • Warm up part 4

    • Warm up part 5

  • 4

    Basic layout and key elements to each piece

    • Projects breakdown, overview and tips

  • 5

    Project 1 summer

    • Summer supplies overview and intro

    • Summer Part 1

    • Summer Part 2

    • Summer Part 3

    • Summer Part 4

  • 6

    Project 2 Autumn

    • Autumn supplies overview and intro

    • Autumn part 1

    • Autumn part 2

    • Autumn part 3

  • 7

    Project 3 Winter

    • Winter supplies and overview

    • Winter part 1

    • Winter part 2

    • Winter part 3

    • Winter part 4

  • 8

    Project 4 Spring

    • Spring overview and supplies

    • Spring part 1

    • Spring part 2

    • Spring part 3

    • Spring part 4

  • 9

    Sealing and finishing your work

    • Sealing and finishing your work

  • 10

    Thank you!

    • So glad that you joined me

Artist/Creative Soul

Shawn Petite

Well Hello There! And thank you for allowing me to join you on your creative journey! My name is Shawn Petite and I’m a mixed media artist, living my dream of creating every day. I've been teaching and creating for over 26 years in many different mediums but found my art soul mate in mixed media.  I’ve been published in several magazines, I produce my own line of stencils, and create soulful and informative workshops on mixed media. But most importantly, I try every day to encourage and inspire. To show love with my paintbrush. To leave my little corner of the world a better place. One of my greatest joys is to know that I've encouraged YOU on your creative journey My favorite quote: I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. " Maya Angelou Always know that you are loved!