THE RSOA MORE INFO

The REAL SCHOOL OF ART IS HERE!

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IT IS THE DEFINITIVE INTRODUCTION TO A SUCCESSFUL ART CARER AS A LIBERATED CREATIVE!

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This school is much more than a conventional art school: it’ll support your creative unfolding, help you get into a sustainable career path, keep you on track for a truly vibrant and super-fulfilling creative lifestyle …and shedloads more.

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The RSOA so far contains 2 intro courses, and 5 school courses, each with 10 – 16 video lessons and worksheets.

It’s 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 RSOA will open a gateway into

your immense artistic potential

I share all the insight, secrets, expertise and personal wisdom from the life of a highly successful and prolific artist: see the YOUR TUTOR page for more info on who I am.

 

THE RSOA courses:

 

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YOUR FREE RSOA TASTER COURSE

  1. Art chat: What is creativity? and what is an artist, really?!
  2. Art chat: So, what’s the point of art?
  3. Art chat: Why is creativity so vital in today’s world?
  4. Art chat: What is the R.S.O.A. – and what can it teach me?
  5. Art chat: Who the heck are you/ how are you qualified to transmit this knowledge?!
  6. Art chat: I don’t do painting; will the RSOA still be useful to me?
  7. Art lesson: Prepping surfaces
  8. Art lesson: Starting a painting
  9. Art lesson: But what should I paint?!
  10. Art lesson: Getting started with oil paint
  11. Art chat: Presenting your art
  12. Art chat: Seizing the moment!

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MYTH-BUSTING THE ART WORLD LECTURE SERIES

  1. ART CRITICISM – worksheet on art criticism
  2. ‘I CAN’T DO IT’ – worksheet on YOU CAN and WILL do it!!
  3. DIMINISHED FEMININE – worksheet on where the feminine connects us with intuition and creativity
  4. ART = CHAOS – worksheet on the difference between contained and non-contained chaos!
  5. ‘I DON’T HAVE TIME FOR THIS’ – worksheet on making time!
  6. ART DEGREES – worksheet on what art really is – NOT something which can be taught
  7. SUFFERING/ SLAVE-DRIVING – worksheet on occupying the sacred king or queen
  8. EXHIBITIONISM – worksheet on being introvert or extrovert, and making art a career
  9. PRIVILEGE – worksheet on privileged or not, here we come!
  10. MULTI-TASKING – worksheet on multi-tasking – within reason!

 

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course 1: MAKING SPACE TO MAKE

  1. Child’s play
  2. Responsibility
  3. Starting small
  4. Organisation
  5. Growing confidence
  6. Ego and the death of creative flow
  7. The physical space.
  8. Working to a budget
  9. Ritual and domestic alchemy
  10. Making a space special and sacred
  11. Being realistic
  12. Working through resistance
  13. Keeping open

 

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course 2: PREPARING YOUR STRONG FOUNDATION

1. line

2. shape and shading

3. layering

4. distance

5. texture and detail

6. outside painting

7. painting what you love versus what you hate!

8. brainstorm-eyestorm

9. brand

10. brushes

11. aprons

12. mixing palettes

13. thinners checklist on thinners

14. hard surfaces

15. less-hard surfaces

16. found materials and experimenting

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the rsoa 3: LIVING YOUR STRONG FOUNDATION

1. confidence

2. allowing chaos to reign

3. reining-in chaos

4. more formal approaches

5. practise by doing

6- layering

7- detail

8. drying oil paint

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!

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the rsoa 4: BUSTING THROUGH RESISTANCE

1. self-doubt

2. distractions

3. internal negativity

4. external negativity

5. emergence-y

6. being totally unique

7. wilderness, silence, solitude

8. waking up!

9. right season

10. mess

11. mistakes + finishing things imperfectly

12. clearing out stagnancy

13. knowing what skills you need to improve

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the rsoa 5: KEEPING UP MOMENTUM

1. criticism -family and friends

2. criticism – peers

3. criticism – galleries and institutions

4. criticism – press and professionals

5. nourishment – food

6. nourishment – exposure to visual nourishment

7. nourishment – deeper, soul stimulation

8. nourishment – professional napping

9. finishing off a painting

10. storing artwork

11. finding place and purpose in the world

12. shipping, etc

SEE THIS BLOG FOR A FULLER OUTLINE OF THE SCHOOL

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PATREON

As my Patreon patron, you can also see snippets and excerpts from all my creative outpourings, including the Real School of Art as it evolves.

You can also access the full raw version of the school via this link! If you’re heading in there for the first time, just request access.

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