We like to say around here that “Everything is Abstract”. When you transform your vision onto a 2D surface you have immediately turned it into something abstract.
It's exciting, raw and compelling to give into pure expression of yourself, but are you ready to let go?
Are you ready rewrite the book on how you create?
This is the course for you if you’re ready to loosen up, find your voice, and take a chance on a new style today. Let this team of talented artists guide you to the abstract voice you’ve always wanted to use.
What You Get With Artist Melange: Purely Abstract
is a fabulous Mama, artist, feminist, wife, and painter, who makes bright, brilliant, flowy florals and inclusive pieces of art that connect with universal themes of the human experience. You’ll see her process as she runs through a lovely floral from start to finish.
is a mixed media artist whose joy in art is completely obvious. She loves to create pieces that connect with her audience. She enjoys acrylic, collage, oil pastel, and graphite--to name a few materials, and she’s always finding ways to expand her craft.
is an abstract artist who is deeply influenced by her own intuition. Work along with her as she shows you her process for intuitive painting featuring arches and her lovely, wild imagination.
Pamela J. Bates
believes with everything she has in her that art she creates must be fueled from the soul, and her courses are absolutely no exception. Work along with her as she sorts through her whimsical, wise process to create beautiful “soul-fueled” art.
is an abstract artist with a beautiful, magnetic force. She uses layers upon layers to reveal every individual piece of artwork as it is supposed to be. If you’ve ever wanted to break down abstraction in a way that will transform your work, this is absolutely the course for you.
Bonus Resource Content
Bonus Content is always included with all Studio Courses. You're extra resource lessons include Color Harmony, the Color Mixing Lab and Basics, like materials and preparation. These are ready upon enrollment.
What's Included with All Melange Courses:
- Guest artists and content are carefully curated by Kellee Wynne Conrad.
- Content previously only available thru the True Colors Art Program.
- Carefully constructed coursework designed to elevate your work quickly when you put in the time and energy.
- A wide range of artists and styles who give you the skills you need to succeed.
- Open and supportive learning environment where trying new things is the expectation, not the rule.
- High quality video lessons from expert artists.
- Over 4 hours of instruction in every Melange.
- Completely downloadable content.
- Lifetime Access.
- Private Facebook Community.
- Insight to the creative process.
- New skills and techniques to help you grow.
- Ideas to fuel your creative fire.
Introducing the Melange Artists
Build layers of texture and color along with Alice. Play along with her mixed media instructions to create stunning abstract movement in your own art. Learn how she thinks about color, abstraction, and mixed media mark-making, and learn some new techniques for disrupting the surface with oil pastels. Learn the rules so you can break them! Alice shifts her focus to composition and design as she adds more layers to her mixed media artworks and shows you how she works. Explore how she creates contrast through mark, brushwork, and tool marks. Work along with her to create marks with different tools and as she works on two pieces of art. Finally, see her demonstrate how she finishes pieces.
“Color is both Alice Sheridan’s biggest joy and her biggest frustration. The urge to create color was what pulled her back into painting from printmaking where she learned to explore the creation of surface texture from acid and metal. Now, she combines this while balancing a restraint and lusciousness of color. She sees color as being about relationships, which grow within a painting. ”
Join Carolyn as she walks you through her process for intuitive, abstract painting. She will encourage you to take risks, enjoy the process, and to approach the canvas with openness and a sense of curiosity. Carolyn starts by sharing her work in this series and the practice she's done to prepare to work on a larger canvas. Watch her work through a complete painting by building layers over a few weeks as she explains why she makes changes and what her intuition is telling her.
“Carolyn Mackin is a full time abstract painter with a love of home décor. She teaches with a generous heart and years of experience and encourages her students to leap into the creative process. She is an intuitive painter who enjoys creating art that works well in the space within which it will eventually reside.”
Theresa Benavidez as she walks you through her process for a playful abstract painting on pre-gessoed canvas. Theresa starts with random marks and moves through expressive layers with linework and paint. Hear her thought process as she narrates her work and plans the next steps for her art. Work along with her or gather some great ideas for the next time you create! Part Two of Therese Benavidez' lesson, see her work through her thoughts on composition, hear her thought process as she works, and enjoy the way she uses her giant canvas as a way to express her "playful spirit".
“Theresa Benavidez is a mixed media artist living outside of Kansas City who has found happiness painting colorful works on canvas and paper. She loves mixed media, and that is evident in the intuitive way she mixes colorful acrylic paint, collage, oil pastel, and graphite into joyful and playful work.”
Pamela J. Bates
Practice finding your mark-making magic with Pamela J. Bates. See how she makes her mark on paper and learn how to make your own signature gestures with paint. Start with a warm up using pencil and intuitive mark making to see what comes naturally. Move on to watercolor and bold colors and see how a free form abstract painting emerges. You'll feel more confident and loose after learning how to make your mark with Pamela.
“Pamela Bates has always been creative at heart. She has been creating in some form or another for as long as she can remember. She has used paint, pastel, charcoal, pencil, wood, fabric, thread, digital illustration, and photography in her art. She paints abstracts, intuitive art, landscapes and seascapes, and florals and is constantly experimenting to speak to her mission of “finding and spreading joy through soul-fueled art”. ”
Paint along with the fabulous Marge Applegren as she walks you through putting on that hat of hers and making the paint splatter and move across the canvas to become some beautiful abstract botanicals. See her process and watch the painting reveal itself as she goes. After adding bold pops of color, white becomes a form of expression to push the layers back and let the true beauty of the florals shine.
“Marge Applegren is a maker of acrylic paintings and digital art that speak to her life experiences--universal themes that connect us all. She is self-taught after having wanted to paint her entire life. She started small (with dots!) and slowly worked her way to creating work that truly inspires her (and others!). ”
About Your Host:
Kellee Wynne Studios
I'm Kellee and I believe there is magic inherent in making art. It heals the soul and connects like-minded people from around the world with something joyful and meaningful. When we make art we make a more beautiful life in small and big ways. So it is my mission to help you make more art!
A little back story - My childhood was all about running through sculpture gardens and playing in the neighbors' art studios....what was this wonderland? It's undeniable that my upbringing, while somewhat unusual, left me with a strong impression that we can live the life of our dreams through art. That there is magic inherent in living a creative life. My true purpose is to bring that magic back and share it with those who are longing to realize their creative purpose.
Below you will find answers to many of the questions you might ask yourself before registering to a class. In accordance with our Terms of Service, we do not offer any refunds and we hope to have provided enough information here, and on each class description page, for you to make an informed decision before making this commitment. For additional questions, please contact us: email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions
These are some of the questions people most frequently ask us:
When does the Class Begin?
All e-courses are self-study and self-paced. The videos are all prerecorded and ready to watch upon purchase. You can watch them whenever you want, and as many times as you wish. It is up to you to find the timing that suits you best. Make time for your creativity. It is a gift you are giving yourself!
How long to I get to keep the courses?
You have unlimited LIFETIME* access to this Melange Artist course. *Lifetime means for as long as Kellee Wynne Studios, LLC is in business.
How do I View the Content?
You can access the lessons and video from most mobile devices and computers with high speed internet. The videos will be hosted online on an easy to use platform called Simplero. This course will also be available for download if you wish.
What Supplies Do I Need?
Each course has a different supply list provided in the course materials. Most courses use acrylic and mixed media. We encourage you to be innovative and use what you have. However, if you need supplies, we have an Amazon Storefront with our best recommendations: LINK
Once I sign up, when will I receive my login?
You will first receive a confirmation email as soon as you sign up. Login instructions will be sent to the email you used during registration. If it's the first time you are taking one of my classes, you will receive a random password for the classroom site. Once you are logged in, you will be able to go into your settings and change the password to your liking. If you are a returning student, the class will be automatically added to your existing member account, provided that you have used the same email address when registering.
Do You Offer Refunds?
The nature of online courses with downloadable content means that all sales are final. Thank you for understanding.
Is this the same content as True Colors?
Yes. These are all the exact same lessons shared in the True Colors Art Program. True Colors is now permanently closed, but you can now buy the best of the best in these Melange courses and keep the content to enjoy as often as you'd like for as long as we stay in business. In fact you can even download the lessons. What an amazing offer that you can begin enjoying today!