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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
composition makes all the difference
Registration is open for my Composition for Collage online class!

I have developed this class much like my popular Composition class that I have taught in live workshops all over the US, Canada and in Italy. Now brought to you in an online format! 

Let me tell you a little background: 

When I was in art college getting my BFA degree we had very rigorous training in the fundamentals. We took 2 years of classes in composition. Yes TWO YEARS! That's how important good composition is!

Well you can skip the two years of training because 
I have boiled down various methods, gleaned from my art college days and developed surefire tools for creating strong compositions in your projects. Easy to learn and quick to implement, you will be making professional looking collages by the end of the first week. 

I promise! 

Are you ever working on a project and you just feel something in your belly that says “this is not quite right but I don’t know how to fix it?” I will give you have the tools to know how to fix it so you can make your best work! 

Each week I will go over a new composition method by video and slide show in a fun lighthearted and easy to understand format. You’ll have images to download and all the tools you need to work with, no extra supplies are needed.

It won’t be long before you discover how it easy it is and by using just a few new techniques, great compositions practically create themselves! Really!!

So whether you are a scrapbooker making the transition to mixed media work, or have been creating altered artwork for some time…. you will find the investment in this class will give back to you for the rest of your creative life! Gone will be the frustration of working on composition. You’ll know how to apply the tools of good composition and it will make ALL the difference in everything you create! 

Here's what former student, Frances Peets said who took my Composition class last year: 

My favourite class, with Claudine Hellmuth, taught me about Composition not only for collage but for scrapbook design and improving my photography skills. I haven’t looked back since I took Claudine’s class. It was a life altering and eye-opening artful experience!"

THIS CLASS INCLUDES:

  • Welcome notes from Claudine in the classroom
  • Colorful instructional handouts with step-by-step instructions for each lesson/project
  • 20 sheets of high resolution printable collage pages created from Claudine's favorite images -- all  to use in our composition exercises (a $100 value!!)
  • Instructional videos
  • Powerpoint slideshows with Claudine's lively audio instruction
  • Reminder emails when the classroom is updated with new materials
  • Weekly emails offering inspiration, images from other artists and discussion about what we are working on that week
  • Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates and Claudine
  • Email access to Claudine and lots of "Claudine" time 
  • Message board to share your thoughts with your classmates 
  • Two live chats with Claudine 
  • and more!!
Class runs from August 2-29th but you will have lifetime access to all the instructions!

ALL FOR JUST $30!! 
YES! $30! That's only $1 a day!! Woweee!!! Ready to Sign up? CLICK HERE!
 

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Friday, June 22, 2012
mediums quick tip video
Here's a great little quick tip video from Simon Says Stamp all about the Claudine Hellmuth Studio Mediums! 


Visit Simon Says Stamp to pick up a mini mediums kit - just type my name into the search bar and all the Studio products will come up!

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Friday, June 15, 2012
compostion for collage class
My popular online class , Composition for Collage that launched last year, is now available for registration again! 

You are in for a treat with this class!! If you sign up we'll be spending 4 weeks together, from  August 2nd - August 29th -- you'll come away refreshed and loaded with new inspiration and ideas! Think of it as an arty summer camp for your creative soul!

This online class isn't just a blog with a password. It's Audio, Video, Slide Shows, Handouts, Chats, Message Boards. I will be there with you to guide you along and it will be a truly interactive experience. I can tell you that gals at Big Picture Classes  REALLY know how to put a high tech online class together and you will not be disappointed! 


Here's what one participant said after taking last year's class:

"This composition class gave me a whole new perspective on everything I do from this point on - changed my style completely causing me to express in a new direction."
- username Ourlife



Full details are below and to register NOW click here!!

COMPOSITION FOR COLLAGE - CLASS DESCRIPTION
Do you ever create a project or artwork and think – this just isn’t working, but I don’t know how to fix it!? This is where composition comes in! In Composition for Collage, you will learn tricks of the trade to help you create successful compositions without creating visual overload – specifically in regards to mixed media.

Claudine Hellmuth, has taught this popular workshop live internationally, and is now bringing it to you in an online format with Big Picture Classes. Claudine has boiled down the various methods, gleaned from her art college days, and developed surefire tools for creating strong compositions in your work. Easy to learn and quick to implement, you will be making professional looking collages by the end of the first week.

Each week, Claudine will teach a new method, guiding you through each step and will offer advice and tips on your projects. It won’t be long before you discover how easy composition is and that by using just a few new techniques, great compositions practically create themselves! At the end of the class you will have a least four finished projects (probably a lot more!) and the knowledge to take your work even further!

Whether you are a scrapbooker making the transition to mixed media work, or you have been creating altered artwork for some time, you will find that the investment in this class will give back to you for the rest of your creative life! Gone will be the frustration of working on composition; you will know how to apply the tools of good composition and it will make all the difference in everything you create!

THIS CLASS INCLUDES:
  • Welcome notes from Claudine in the classroom
  • Colorful instructional handouts with step-by-step instructions for each lesson/project
  • 20 sheets of high resolution printable collage pages created from Claudine's favorite images -- all  to use in our composition exercises (a $100 value!!)
  • Instructional videos
  • Powerpoint slideshows with Claudine's  lively audio instruction
  • Reminder emails when the classroom is updated with new materials
  • Weekly emails offering inspiration, images from other artists and discussion about what we are working on that week
  • Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates and Claudine
  • Email access to Claudine and lots of "Claudine" time 
  • Message board to share your thoughts with your classmates 
  • Two live chats with Claudine 
  • and more!!

ALL FOR JUST $30!! 
YES! $30! That's only $1 a day!! Woweee!!! Ready to Sign up? CLICK HERE!


CLASS FAQ:
  • Is this class open to International students? - YES! That's what is so great about online classes no matter where you are you can take it!
  • Do I have to buy all Claudine Hellmuth Studio products to take the class? No you don't. Actually there is NO SUPPLY LIST. I repeat. NO SUPPLY LIST. Work with what you have and use the downloads I provide. yay!
  • Do I have to be "present" each day to take the class? no you don't! you can follow along as the class progresses, or check in periodically and download the directions, watch the videos at your leisure! it is *best* if you can follow along with the class as I'll be able to comment on your work and help you, but if you are out of town, don't worry, you won't miss out on any details!
  • When does the class start? August 2nd
  • How much is the class? $30 for 4 weeks of instruction! That's only $1 a day!
  • Where is the supply list? Actually there is NO SUPPLY LIST. Work with what you have and use the collage downloads I provide. Easy!!
  • How long does the class stay active for those who registered? Students will have "forever access" to the class materials, which means that class will end August 29th (so there will no longer be teacher interaction), but students can go back at any point in time (as long as BPC exists) and access the class materials, gallery and message board! WOW!
  • I am just starting making art/collage: that's great! You'll get a jump just by learning these composition techniques and it will save you a lot of headaches.
  •  Will it be fun? Composition sounds like math? Of COURSE it will be FUN!! I like to have fun. I promise  we'll be learning and laughing!! Let me tell you one thing this class WON'T be is intimidating. I make sure it's a considerate and supportive environment to post your work. You will be getting supportive and encouraging but useful feedback that you can use right away. NO harsh critiques. 
  • Will it work on my ipad? Yes! you can lie on the couch and watch all the videos right on your ipad! 
  • I took last year's class, is this one the same? Yes it is the same class, but all the live interactions with me are live and fresh and new with new questions, new answers and new chats.
READY TO SIGN UP? CLICK HERE! - Don't wait! This class will not be repeated until next year or later!

If you have any other questions that I didn't cover just post them in the comments and I will answer!

FTC Disclosure: links in this post are affiliate links. If you click and purchase my class, I will earn a small referral fee. I appreciate your clicks and support!

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Thursday, June 07, 2012
happy birthday paul!
Happy birthday to my wonderful husband Paul!


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Wishing you the best 38th birthday ever!! I love you!
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
class giveaway!
Let's have another giveaway!! 

UPDATE - WE HAVE OUR WINNERS! winner has been picked! scroll down to view winner! We'll have another giveaway next week! thanks for playing! 


Registration is open for the newest Online Card Classes interactive class - Stretch Your Stamps. This class shares techniques and tips for getting the most from many different stamp styles. Each day of class focuses on a certain type of stamp - background, collage, borders, etc - and shows 5 cards (and 2 videos) using them creatively. With 50+ card ideas and 20+ videos, you will be sure to look at your stamps in a whole new light. 

 And here's the EXCITING NEWS! I am giving away TWO spaces in this class!! 




GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
Two winners will be selected for this giveaway. Prize is a space for each winner in the Stretch Your Stamps online class. I'll pick a winner at random using the inlinkz.com contest picker from the comments in this post. Just comment on this blog post to enter and don't forget to leave me a way to contact you in your comment if your profile doesn't have that information! We'll run the contest to 5pm Wednesday June 13th. I'll post the winner Wednesday evening here! 

UPDATE - WE HAVE OUR WINNERS! winner has been picked! scroll down to view winner! We'll have another giveaway next week! thanks for playing! 


In addition to the teachers Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire, there are many fabulous guests and special appearances from stamp designers themselves, including Tim Holtz, Ali Edwards, Kim Hughes and Claudine Hellmuth (that's me!!). 

Class runs from July 9 - 23. Hope to see you there! 
Head HERE for more information and to register for the class.

UPDATE WE HAVE OUR WINNERS! Two winners have been picked! Congrats to Jingle and CherylS. __ Cheryl you didn't leave any contact info so please email me to retrieve your prize!!! We'll have another giveaway very soon! thanks for playing everyone! 


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