Be Brave and Imagine.....

Imagine...is 8 weeks of being creatively, authentically you!

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If you can imagine, you can believe!  You will be inspired by the power of your Artist's Soul and your Creative Spirit.  Often the fear of not knowing what to do or the fear of doing something wrong stops us from perusing our creative desires.  Do you imagine creating art that is free-flowing, do you have a sense of remorse for the loss of creativity in your life, do you feel overwhelmed by the feelings of I'm not good enough, I can't do that, comparisons and self judgement.

Imagine there are no mistakes in the creative process, open up yourself to the possibilities of a much larger world of self expression.  Change your thoughts, change your life, be brave.  Imagine making art that is authentically you.  Art is a birthright, it comes to us instinctively, long ago creativity was intertwined with everyday life, our ancestors left us a legacy, as long as there has been people, we have been making art.  Let's get back to individual self expression, get those juices flowing and make some art that takes you on a journey of discovery.

Join me in this 8 week online mixed media program, make the time weekly to focus on you and your creativity, gain the confidence to feel into your own creative process, learn to understand the importance of rituals and sacred space.  Art reflects life, life reflects art.  Everyone welcome, all experiences and skills.

Following the elements of the natural world, water, air, earth and fire I will guide and prompt you to create a unique to you body of art work.  

Imagine...Learning To

Foster a daily creative practice

Find sacred space

Build a body of work

Honor your creativity, start to develop your style

Take some creative risks

Work with your creative process

Understand your visual language

Create a visual narrative around the elements of nature

Find inspiration and support in a safe group

Share in a way that feels authentic and important to you

Imagine...Bonuses
Private Facebook group, where we can share, discuss and support each other.
At the end of our 8 weeks together I would love to have a scheduled 20 minute one on one conversation with you, we can talk about your art, your process, your thoughts, dreams, all things art and creativity.

I joined Tracy B Brave thinking of myself as a "crafter" (I was very good at following a pattern or copying something visually like a traditional paint night) hoping to learn from her.  She told us at that point we were all Artists.  Working on my creations with Tracy has brought me a feeling of still and calm in a sometimes too busy crazy world.  She has challenged me to follow my vision (and trust me sometimes they are on a pretty big scale and hard to follow)  and let it lead me in the process of creating.  Tracy guides my vision through her artistic eye without making it her vision.  When I create with Tracy it is not exactly like a demo, sometimes it isn't even the same medium I am using, because she encourages individuality and vision.  Tracy has taught me to think about perception, perspective and colour story as I create.  She has shown me there is no wrong in art but there are techniques that can be utilized to bring your vision to life.  I still have many things to learn and avenues to discover with Tracy on my artistic journey.  I am an "Artist" on a journey guided by a wonderfully patient and encouraging teacher.  I am truly blessed to have Tracy in my life.

Carla L.

There is a saying that says "When the student is ready, the teacher appears."  This little  nugget sums up how my relationship with Tracy began; newly retired, I was looking for an opportunity to learn how to paint.  Tracy, fortunately for me, appeared as teacher, mentor, guide and friend.  Tracy is very welcoming, positive and knowledgeable about all kinds of art, as is evident in the way she interacts with her students.  She is kind and warm hearted with the ability to bring out the creativity in others.  Knowing her and learning from her has definitely enriched my life.   I hope to continue to learn more and more about art in the future.  Thanks Tracy!

Louise K

Imagine...Suggested Supply List

Below you will find a list of supplies that are only a suggestion, please feel free to use any supplies you already have on hand.

Art Journal.  You can choose what you find comfortable using, but I suggest the Strathmore Mixed Media Paper vellum surface 40 sheets 11 x 14 size.  It is a bright yellow coil bound pad/book easy to find at any art supply store or on Amazon.   

Acrylic Paint.  In my personal stash I am not particular to a brand, but I do agree that the better quality paints perform much better.  Here are a few brands that I absolutely love;  Kroma Acrylics, this is a small batch Canadian company on Grandville Island in Vancouver, they do mail order.  Golden, Liquitex and Holbein always go to favorites.   Be confident that you can use any acrylic paint you have on hand, if you are just starting out I would like to suggest Liquitex Basics, very affordable and easy to find.   The most important choices in paint for this program is choosing colours that light you up!  Here are a few that I love.

Titanium White (must have)

Ivory Black

Payne's Grey

Alizarin Crimson

Cadmium Red Medium Hue

Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue

Cadmium Orange

Brilliant Purple

Magenta

Brilliant Blue

Cerulean Blue hue

Turquoise Blue

Bright Aqua Green

Lime Green

Gold

Brushes.  Any paintbrushes intended for Acrylic paint will do.  

Collage Paper.  Scrapbook paper, tissue paper, wrapping paper, napkins, magazines, old photos photocopied, copy free images printed from the internet.  Any paper type image that you like.  I really enjoy making my own collage paper, using regular photocopy paper.  

Adhesive.  Mod Podge works well, I only use Gel Medium, this is a product produced by all the acrylic paint companies, it is a glue, but not just any old glue.  Go for the regular gel medium!  

Mark Making Tools. Pens, pencils, charcoal, markers, sprays, dabbers, stencils, rollers, stamps, rags.  Anything you can make a mark with, don't forget your fingers.  

Supports.    2" deep stretched Canvas and  Wood cradle panels.  I like to work on these supports, they hold up well to layers and do not require framing.  

Set Up.  Water jug, palette for your paint, rags or paper towel.  

Technology.   A computer/device with internet access and a email account.  Camera phone.  A free Zoom account (https://zoom.us/signup)