Posted on: April 7, 2020

Love To Draw? 

The Edmonton Public Library has provided access to an amazing website filled with online art classes!  We went through the classes and have pulled together a list of Daily Challenges we think you might enjoy!

Step 1: Visit the website for Creative Bug – https://bit.ly/2V0d3UD

Step 2: Sign up for a membership for free!  Simply enter your LIBRARY CARD and a PIN number. Don’t have your LIBRARY CARD? Click here to register.

Step 3: Now you have a membership!

  • Click on one of the links below OR
  • click on their website button SEE LATEST CLASSES HERE and you can see all the classes they are offering!

 

Meditative Art Journaling
Level – Beginner

Learn how to make a meditative art journal that serves as a container for your hopes, fears, frustrations and more with the founders of Get Messy. You’ll learn how to free write to get what’s in your head onto the page, obliterate it with paint and meditative marks, use watercolor to channel your mood, then add quotes and lettering to complete your page. This small handbound book provides the perfect place to journal and explore your feelings through words and art. 

https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/single/meditative-art-journaling

 

Creative Boot Camp: Reinventing the Basics with Lines and Circles
Level: Beginner

Starting with the basics, you’ll learn how to look at lines, circles and simple shapes with new eyes. Lisa guides you through drawing and image-making exercises that utilize three mediums: pen, collage and paint. Working in a large sketchbook, you’ll begin this journey by learning how to keep your approach loose and fresh.   

https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/creative-boot-camp-6-exercises-to-spark-creative-discovery/creative-boot-camp-reinventing-the-basics-with-lines-and-circles

 

Creative Boot Camp: Color Conversation
Level: Beginner

Everyone has a color palette they tend to lean toward. In this class, Lisa shows how to build upon your favorite palettes, investigating color relationships and proportions in order to achieve optimal composition and flow. To put this lesson into practice, you’ll create a collage in your sketchbook with these principles in mind.  

https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/creative-boot-camp-6-exercises-to-spark-creative-discovery/creative-boot-camp-color-conversation

 

Creative Boot Camp: Working in Monochrome
Level: Beginner

Sometimes you don’t need every crayon in the box – in this part, Lisa focuses on choosing a single color and working in a monochrome color palette. Not only is this exercise good practice for self editing, it also helps you better understand the various shades and hues that are possible within a single color. Using a variety of mediums and sketchbook spreads, you’ll unlock all of the possibilities of working in monochrome. 

https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/creative-boot-camp-6-exercises-to-spark-creative-discovery/creative-boot-camp-working-in-monochrome

 

 Creative Boot Camp: An Artist Outing
Level: Beginner

Sometimes leaving the studio to get some fresh air is the best way to spark inspiration. Take a walk with Lisa through downtown San Francisco and see what catches her eye. Sit alongside her on a park bench as she sketches the buildings around her, and then watch how she adds color and further develops her drawings when she heads back into the studio. 

https://www.creativebug.com/classseries/creative-boot-camp-6-exercises-to-spark-creative-discovery/creative-boot-camp-an-artist-outing

 

 

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