Weekend Challenges VIP members classroom

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Hello dear friend and welcome back to Weekend Challenges!

Volume 2

Dear artists,

We took a break from Weekend Challenges, and now we are back with more ideas and more teachers!

This time around we will do 5 week run, each weekend sending free tutorials and references from Olga Furman, Annie Hamman, Katrina Koltes, Natalie Mecham and Lucy Chen.

 These should not take a lot of your time. Art project doesn’t have to be 8 hours a day long, consistency in showing up – that’s what counts. And even if you only put in 20 minutes – you have completed your weekend challenge! Go ahead and show it in our FB group, we are excited to see what you create!

Please follow Art Challenges on Instagram, tag and hushtag #WeekendArtChallenges to be featured there. It’s fun!

Week 5 (V2) with Olga Furman

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WIP shots –  starting from top left clockwise

 

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Here is the finished spread! You can see finished art journal HERE 

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Art Supplies List: 

  1. I worked in my handmade Art Journal from brown shopping bags ( Tutorial is HERE), partially covered with a thin layer of craft acrylic Grey paint and White Gesso.
  2. Compressed Charcoal
  3. Payness Gray and Lucas Arktic Acrylic paint, Red paint for design on the scarf
  4. Matte Medium as fixative*

* If you are a beginner I would suggest to use fixative spray for pastels or mixed media – any brand will do

To see more of my art – please follow me on Facebook and Instagram

Have a wonderful and creative weekend!

Week 4 (V2) with Lucy Chen

if you enjoyed this video – please follow us on YouTube and give us “thumbs up“,  it means a lot to the artist, who brought you this inspiration! Thank you!

Art Supplies List: 

Sharpie marker, drawing paper, mirror or smart phone

Want to create more with Lucy Chen? We got you covered!

And the best part – you get $20 off with coupon below *

*Offer expires Sunday night

Click HERE for more details and to sign up

To find out more about Lucy visit her website: https://www.lucychenfineart.com/

To see more of her art – please follow Lucy on Facebook and Instagram

Week 3 (V2) with Annie Hamman

Vintage photo postcard featuring a portrait of a pretty young African American…

Don’t forget to follow us on YouTube and give us “thumbs up” if you enjoyed this video – it means a lot to the artist, who brought you this inspiration! Thank you!

Art Supplies List: 

Gessoed paper, Acrylic ink and Graphite Pencil 6B

As a Weekend Challenges Member you get

20% off from Annie’s latest workshop Close Up

www.anniehamman.com/closeup-workshop-20-off/

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Week 2 (V2) with Natalie Mecham Art

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Art Supplies List: 

Bristol paper or other smooth paper
Pencils of various hardness, I used a .5 mechanical pencil with HB lead. I also used Faber Castell pencils, 3b and 6b
Blending stumps
Kneaded eraser
Tombow Mono Zero earaser (fine tip eraser)
♥ Please follow us on YouTube and give us “thumbs up” if you enjoyed this video – it means a lot to the artists, who bring you the inspiration! Thank you!

To find out more about Natalie visit her website: NatalieMechamArt.com

To see more of her art – please follow Natalie on FaceBook and Instagram, join FB Group https://tinyurl.com/NM-ArtForAll

Week 1 (V2) with Katrina Koltes

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Art Supplies: Charcoal pencils, Derwent XL charcoal block , Bristol paper or newsprint , kneaded eraser.

Please follow us on YouTube and give us “thumbs up” if you enjoyed this video. Thank you!

To find out more about Katrina Koltes and to join her online classes visit her website: katrinakoltes.com

To see more of her art – please follow Katrina on FaceBook and Instagram

Please post what you created from this week challange in FB Album HERE

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PAST CHALLENGES

Volume 1

This project is brought to you by Renata Loree, Annie Hamman and Olga Furman.

We are planning a series of short challenges and hope you can fit some of them into your schedule. First challenge is 3 weeks.

The purpose of this challenge is inspiration and exercise. The goal is to draw/paint as close to the reference as possible.

You can work from provided image once a week, or as many times as you wish as long as it is from the same reference. You are welcome to use any art supplies.

We suggest to set up a time limit for each exercise, from a few minutes up to an hour, but not longer then an hour.

Join our FB group HERE

Please follow Art Challenges on Instagram, tag and hushtag #WeekendArtChallenges to be featured there. It will be fun!

* You will get reminders via newsletter, with links to the classroom and videos.

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Week 3 (V1) with Annie Hamman

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List of art supplies are in the beginning of the video

♥ Please follow us on YouTube and if you enjoyed the video – please give us “thumbs up”. Thank you!

Have a wonderful and creative weekend!

As a member of Creative Challenges you get 20% off discount from Renata Loree workshops listed below! Use coupon code: TAXOFF
Soulful Whimsy workshop
Soulful Portraits 1 workshop
Soulful Portraits 2 workshop  

Week 2 (V1 )with Renata Loree

Art supplies used: 

mixed media paper 11 x 14″, gesso, payness gray or black acrylic paint, pencil, eraser, brushes – size 6, 4 and liners brush.

♥ Please follow us on YouTube and if you enjoyed the video – please give us “thumbs up”. Thank you!

Have a wonderful and creative weekend!

This coupon will expire April 12 midnight

Week (1 V1) with Olga Furman 

Vintage stunning lady 002 by MementoMori-stock.deviantart.com on @deviantART

Art supplies used:

Strathmore  Charcoal paper laid finish, 300 series.

It is a fancy warm white paper with a lovely texture and suites for a finished artwork. For exercise purpose I would suggest to use Newsprint, which is texture and color wise is a great paper for charcoal, and it is very affordable.

Conte crayons, charcoal stick and pencil
Tortillon/Stump for blending, kneaded eraser, piece of cotton cloth, paper towel

♥ Please follow us on YouTube and if you enjoyed the video – please give us “thumbs up”. Thank you!

Have a wonderful and creative weekend!