INTRO TO THE RSOA

INTRODUCTION TO THE rEAL sCHOOL oF aRT

*TERMs 1 – 4 are NOW online in the members’ area*

The REAL SCHOOL OF ART is a YEAR-LONG course, with ten intensively creative terms and two ‘implementation’ months which will allow you to catch-up, reflect and share.

SCROLL DOWN for course outline and INTRO VIDEOS

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This course is much more than a conventional art school, or a course in creativity: it’s going to teach you the difference between ‘artist’ and ARTIST!

It’ll support your creative unfolding, help you get onto a real career path, keep you on track for a truly vibrant and super-fulfilling creative lifestyle …and shedloads more.

The school contains 10 terms, each with 10 – 15 video lessons and worksheets: it’s all presented in easily-digestible bite-sized pieces with simple tasks and questions to guide you into your unique creative life and work.

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The vision of the RSOA is to

open a gateway into your immense creative potential!

I’ll be sharing all the insight and secrets from the life of a highly successful and prolific happy artist: see the YOUR TUTOR page for more info on who I am.

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OUTLINE OF THE COURSE:

term one

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MAKING SPACE TO MAKE

Getting your insides and outsides in order, for your creativity to start burning bright!

MODULE ONE: the inside

  1. Child’s play
  2. Responsibility
  3. Starting small
  4. Organisation
  5. Growing confidence
  6. Ego and the death of creative flow

MODULE TWO: the outside

  1. The physical space
  2. Working to a budget
  3. Ritual and domestic alchemy
  4. Making a space special and sacred
  5. Being realistic
  6. Working through resistance
  7. Keeping open

term TWO

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PREPARING YOUR STRONG FOUNDATION

The basics: building a strong container for your practise, and moving you towards professionalism.

DRAWING

1. line – worksheet on line drawing

2. shape and shading

3. layering

4. distance

5. texture and detail

SUBJECT MATTER:

6. outside painting

7. painting what you love versus what you hate!

8. brainstorm-eyestorm

BEFORE OIL PAINTING:

9. brand

10. brushes

11. aprons

12. mixing palettes

13. thinners checklist on thinners

WHAT TO PAINT ONTO

14. hard surfaces

15. less-hard surfaces

16. found materials and experimenting

term THREE

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LIVING YOUR STRONG FOUNDATION

Being an artist means taking each challenge head-on, and coming out thriving!

1. confidence

2. allowing chaos to reign

3. reining-in chaos

4. more formal approaches

BASIC TECHNIQUES IN OIL

5. practise by doing

6- layering

7- detail

8. drying oil paint

BUILDING DISCIPLINE

9. research

10. scale

11. how much should I paint on this/ when is it finished?

12. re-painting an old painting

13. copying  – but only for learning – and/ or adapting it to your style!

term four

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BUSTING THROUGH RESISTANCE

With a strong personal strategy, and methodical attention to discipline, you’ll be unstoppable!

THE RESISTANCE:

1. self-doubt

2. distractions

3. internal negativity

4. external negativity

5. emergence-y

SELF DISCIPLINE:

6. being totally unique

7. wilderness, silence, solitude

8. waking up!

9. right season

THE JOYS OF IMPERFECTION:

10. mess

11. mistakes + finishing things imperfectly

12. clearing out stagnancy

13. knowing what skills you need to improve

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KEEPING UP MOMENTUM

Don’t run out of steam early on: learn how to harvest energy and enthusiasm!

CRITICISM:

1. family and friends

2. peers

3. galleries and institutions

4. press and professionals

NOURISHMENT:

5. food

6. exposure to visual nourishment

7. deeper, soul stimulation

8. professional napping

WHAT DO I DO WITH THIS PAINTING NOW?

9. finishing off a painting

10. storing artwork, and pitfalls

11. finding place and purpose in the world

12. shipping, returns, etc

term SIX

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STARTING AN ART CAREER

…like you mean to go on!

DOCUMENTATION:

  1. photography
  2. digital storage
  3. sharing and copyright
  4. printing and presentation

HOLDING YOUR FIRST EXHIBITION:

  1. planning
  2. first steps
  3. gaining momentum
  4. pitfalls or early career bloopers
  5. getting over fears

MARKETING:

  1. presenting online
  2. creating passive income
  3. the back-up
  4. in it for the long-term

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YOUR LONG-TERM ART CAREER:

Building and building and building on your successes!

MAKING SALES:

1. money-value-relationships

2. being realistic and ambitious

3. the win-win-win sale

4. start as you mean to go on (visualising)

FINDING AND KEEPING CLIENTS:

5. like-mindeds

6. a strong core client base

7. letting go of people who aren’t totally behind you

8. clear boundaries

9. shipping

PROJECTS:

10. pop-up

11. collaborations

12. journeys and adventures

13. retreats and residencies

term eight

GOING DEEPER

Further into the discipline, your skills, your path as an artist.

  1. FINDING YOUR NARRATIVE
  2. WORKING ABSTRACTLY
  3. COMPOSITION
  4. DISTANCE, SPACE
  5. WORKING DIRECTLY FROM NATURE: a) flower b) wood c) animal d) figure
  6. WORKING FROM LANDSCAPE: a) en plein air b) from photos c) from memory d) sketch work  e) feeling
  7. WORKING WITH WILDNESS: a) getting it OUT b) balancing what comes up, without overwhelm c) making a mess, neatening it up d) emergence-y.
  8. WORKING WITH THE QUIET SELF a) meditation b) your favourite places to ‘take a moment’ c) regular anchoring in nature d) know when to stop

TERM NINE

YOUR LONG-TERM ART PRACTISE

More methodical, potent techniques for sustaining a practise.

  1. YOUR PLACE IN CULTURE
  2. KEEPING THE INSPIRATION WELL FULL
  3. ALLOWING CHANGE
  4. STAYING CENTRED
  5. KEEPING IT TIDY
  6. FEARLESSNESS
  7. DABBLING vs PROFESSIONAL

TERM TEN

YOUR LONG-TERM ART CAREER

Continuing as you mean to endure – with confidence, discipline, focus, ethics.

  1. COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS: having a finger on the pulse, but beating to your own drum
  2. KEEPING IT SUPER-SIMPLE
  3. THE BACK-UP
  4. BEING COMMUNITY
  5. BEING DEEPLY AND INTIMATELY CONNECTED
  6. HAVING A 5-STAR BUSINESS, AND KEEPING IT SO
  7. NOT FORCING IT

The RSOA course is being released throughout 2017:

YOU GET ACCESS TO IT via PATREON

IF YOU SIGN UP FOR $30 OR MORE per month

You can also see snippets and excerpts via PATREON as a subscriber FOR LESS THAN $30, GET A TASTE OF IT UNTIL you’re ready to sign up!

THE FULL COURSE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON TEACHABLE IN EARLY 2018

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This series of short videos will give you an insight into the RSOA’s philosophy and approach.

ONE:  WHAT IS ART?!

TWO: WHAT IS CREATIVITY?

THREE: WHY IS CREATIVITY SO VITAL TODAY?

FOUR: WHAT IS THE RSOA, AND WHAT CAN IT TEACH ME?

FIVE: THE COURSE – OUTLINED

SIX: WHO THE HECK ARE YOU TO TEACH THIS?!

SEVEN: WHAT IF I DON’T PAINT – WILL THE RSOA TEACH ME OTHER STUFF?

EIGHT: WHY SIGN UP NOW?

NINE: SEIZE THE DAY!

TEN: HOW TO SEIZE THE DAY!

IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU SEE SIGN UP NOW ON PATREON

FOR THE $30 OR MORE PER MONTH REWARD TIER

The whole RSOA course will also soon be for sale on TEACHABLE

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