Are you someone who's never drawn before but want to start in the new year? Are you an artist that's been drawing for years but are interested in gaining some new tips? Are you currently experiencing art block? If any of the above apply to you, then STEPS is for you!
As we near the end of 2017, I've been thinking about 2018, and I've decided that one of the main things I want to do in the new year is teach. I want to help artists grow in their own creativity and build a community of people that are always willing to learn (I'm part of that group).
As such, I'm introducing "STEPS: Grow Your Creativity" as a series of YouTube videos and a Facebook group (just search the title).
In the first video, I talk about some of the major goals for the class and give you your first assignment. I will do that here as well.
The first exercise is fairly straightforward.
Sort through all of the paper products you can find and pull together the ones that you like more than any of the rest of them. If you're an experienced artist that already has access to lots of collage papers, this may be a little easier, but will probably take a little longer.
Personally, I have a lot of painted papers, pre-printed patterned papers often used in scrapbooking and photocopies of drawings I have done prior.
Also incorporated into my stash are things that beginners may be able to easily access as well. These things include (but are not limited to) copy paper, notebook paper, graph paper, magazine pages, newspaper print, book pages, clothing tags and playing cards.
Anything that is a paper substance can be used for the purposes of this exercise.
Once you've collected all of the papers you can find, show the rest of us what you've pulled together in the Facebook group or using the hashtag #stepscreative on Instagram! I'm looking forward to seeing what all of you come up with!