“I love these art courses. You not only learn valuable lessons in art, personal development and achievements, but you develop wonderful friendships with people all over the world. Tara CONNECTS you to heart, mind, body and soul.”

Deborah G.

REGISTRATION OPENS:
13th – 23rd June 2017

 

Uncover, explore and develop your unique artist style

This course is all about putting more of you back into your art, using the dynamic and untamed style of abstracted and expressive painting as your way in. Why ‘Abstractify’? Because loosening up my marks and my approach to colour and shape, and unbinding myself from copying, has revolutionised the way I make art, and this course will show you how you can do it too – your way.

Great for:

  • moving away from old limiting habits and stuckness
  • discovering what’s ‘yours’ in your art so you can develop it further
  • freedom within flexible containers – enough to spread your wings but not so much as to be overwhelming
  • a variety of approaches to painting

“Before, I felt like I was often overworking things. Now I feel that I know a little bit more about myself as an artist, what I like and don’t like and most importantly what I need to explore more in order to come closer to my goals. It’s easy to follow the instructions, the videos are VERY helpful, well-made, you are encouraging, and open to free and personal expression.”

Gina Axlund

NEXT SESSION:
October 2017

 

Become the artist you want to be with the life you already have

Touchstone is about starting to build a solid and sustainable foundation for your creative life so you can stop trying and start thriving, in whatever way that means for you. It’s about shifting from ‘trying to fit it in’ to making it a natural and integrated part of your life. It’s also about getting to know yourself really really well and so understanding, recognising and developing your own process and your own unique art. If you struggle with any aspect of making your art, Touchstone will show you another way. A way that is clarifying, action oriented, and most of all fits you and your life.

Great for:

  • Gaining clarity about who you are as an artist, and what you want
  • Rethinking and reframing a lot of the negative beliefs and thought habits around your art
  • Focusing on developing a single project as a way to practice your new insights
  • Shifting your relationship with the ‘demons’ into something more useful

“The Touchstone course was probably THE most important move toward self-improvement I made this entire year. I used to shy away from calling myself an artist, let alone calling myself creative, but Tara’s kind insight and guidance (which is very intuitive), has allowed me to express myself in ways I didn’t really realize were possible.”

Christa Clark

NEXT SESSION:
26th June 2017

 

Discover charcoal to create more expressive, you-style art

Charcoal is an incredibly versatile, earthy, sensuous, and fun to use medium, and very well suited to expressive art making. In this course we’ll cover the basics of charcoal so you can start to feel more confident about using it, and then we’ll jump into a heap of fun exercises and things you can try to help you better express yourself with this marvellous medium.

Great for:

  • loosening up your marks for freer, more expressive drawing
  • exploring the versatility of charcoal in your art
  • developing mixed media work
  • experimenting with different subjects and ‘ways in’

“Tara’s courses bring out what no amount of art lessons can do. I’ve come to believe that her courses are just simply magic, via what she puts into them!”​​​​​​​

Elizabeth Winters

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Revitalise and develop your work with ideas from the masters

Artist Inspired is an offering of painting ideas inspired by some of the great masters of art history, designed to enliven and enrich your art practice. It’s not about imitating the masters directly. It’s about immersing ourselves in the visual feast available to us and allowing that to inform our work with a felt understanding of new ways to use our tools.

Great for:

  • revitalising a stale art practice
  • jumpstarting a dormant art practice
  • a greater understanding of how to borrow inspiration while developing your own style
  • a playful dive into works from some of the great masters

Artist inspired was a great delight! I enjoyed watching Tara work her magic using such wonderful artists as inspiration. I was fascinated to learn more about the history of the artists and the work they produced. I was delighted and surprised that I was then able to go off and play and have fun with these inspirations. The aptly named ‘Artist inspired’ is a great course to get to know different artists style, history and techniques and then play with those styles yourself.”

Jo Collyer

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Create your own personalised and unique deck of oracle cards

Practical Intuition is an in depth two week course which breaks down everything you’ll need to know to make your own oracle cards, simply and clearly. We’ll look thoroughly at everything from understanding intuition and how we each experience it, to themes and word choices, from choosing your materials to design and finishing touches. There will be plenty of examples and alternative ideas for you to play with, and a Facebook group for sharing and asking questions. No particular skills required. :)

Great for:

  • creating your own personalised deck
  • getting creative to make something practical
  • developing and creating a stronger connection to your intuition

“This course is a fantastic resource. Taught in perfectly-sized lessons, Tara walks the student through the entire process…from exploring themes to gathering supplies (with included resources), through the physical process of making and sealing the cards to discussions on intuition and creative play. The accompanying videos provide insight into the creative process of making the cards and are a wonderful compliment to the thoroughly written content; the coursework invites the student to jump in with enthusiasm and without overwhelm.  In short, Tara’s guidance is practical and inspirational and one almost feels (as nearly as possible) like Tara is sitting at the table with us, crafting her cards and cheering us in the creation of ours.”

Michelle GD

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For beginners and restarters

Rediscover the artist you knew you were in childhood, with thirty fun, easy to follow lessons designed to get you making art again, even after a {life}long hiatus.

Great for:

  • anxiety about starting again/starting from scratch
  • overwhelm from the huge amount of inspiration available
  • a desire for easy and fun ways to make art
  • a basic recap on some fundamental art principles

“Before the course I felt my creativity days in terms of drawing and painting were done. I had metaphorically “packed away” and given up on this aspect of myself. I feel much differently about it now, I feel connected to it, I do feel “sparked”.  I loved your videos, they were just perfect, not too short but not too long either, very simple and clear to understand.”

Debbi Jackson

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For getting to make art during busy times

A bitesize workshop designed to help you carve out pockets of time for art, using a quick and simple process for soothing yourself and filling the well during times of stress and overwhelm.

Great for:

  • a quick art pick me up
  • adding another easy technique to your artist toolkit
  • dropping down from your busy mind to focus on process
  • the motivation and guidance of a workshop on a low budget

There is a lot of teaching stuff out there but i simply love your lessons and all of the freedom they make me feel.

LM

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