How many times do you do things JUST FOR FUN? Just for you? Just for personal fulfillment?
Many of you out there are much too hard on yourself, especially when it comes to how you think about your art making. Art Journaling is an easy way to make your practice fun again!
Now is the time to take your creative practice into an easier flow state and we’re betting that a sketchbook practice is just the remedy to get you there.
We're betting that...
- You need an easy way to get creative and a sketchbook will open that path for you.
- The end product isn’t as important as the process and learning this will free you to just create.
- Creating without pressure to produce feels good and once you get a taste of it you’ll want more of it.
- A daily practice in your art journal will help you express yourself.
- Opening your mind to new techniques will expand your creative possibilities.
Introducing The Sketchbook Files by Becca Bastian Lee with her relaxing, everyone is welcome approach to making art.
She teaches us to embrace the chaotic creation with her soothing flow of paint. Becca is an abstract artist with an ethereal touch and she has been inspiring us with her art journal magic with The Sketchbook Files. What a perfect way to help us maximize our journal use and make art journaling an integral part of the creative process.
Becca is an abstract artist with an ethereal touch and she has been inspiring us with her art journal magic with The Sketchbook Files.
What a perfect way to help us maximize our journal use and make art journaling an integral part of the creative process.
When you enroll in The Sketchbook Files, you get:
COLLAGE YOUR OWN PALETTE
Explore unique ways to use your sketchbooks by experimenting with new ways to use familiar techniques and materials. In this lesson that means collage!
WATERCOLOR AS A MIXED MEDIA ELEMENT
Embrace mixed media exploration by working with watercolor as an ethereal base for acrylic & mixed media paintings - it can create such lovely depth!
FIND YOUR TRUE COLOR PALETTE
Search out the commonalities in your artwork. We are creatures of habit after all, and there are reasons we find ourselves coming back to the same hues again and again.
QUICK ART FOR NOT-SO-PERFECT
In this lesson we tackle the topic of ‘How to make art when things get tough’. Don’t feel frustrated if you’re unable to finish a masterpiece! Sometimes a pencil doodle is all you feel up to, and that’s totally ok.
EPISODE 5: ABSTRACT FIGURATIVE SELF TALK
Let’s talk a little about impostor syndrome - you may or may not have heard of it, but I bet you’ve felt it. Let’s work through these feelings in this lesson on positive self-talk.
THE CHAOTIC CREATION
In this lesson we’ll work on multiple pieces of art at once by painting several small sketchbook spreads. When we split our attention between multiple paintings, we’re able to detach a little bit from the “logical” part of the brain and let the creative process take over!
NATURE ON THE PAGE
Embrace the natural world and draw inspiration from all of its wonders. Becca encourages to find beauty in the trees, the seas, the skies and the sands. Or the light and shadow that streams through your living room window.
LIGHT & DARK
This lesson is about bravely flipping your usual painting process to engage with value ranges. Becca starts with the lightest of light tones on one side, and on the other page, she starts with the darkest of darks and works her way from there.
SKETCHING ON THE GO
Let your travels inspire you to create the art that your heart leads you towards! Becca shows you some quick and easy ways to make art on the go.
BLACK & White
Just like more complicated color palettes, it takes practice to master black and white. We can create very complex and stunning pieces in a scale of grey and in this lesson Becca will take two approaches in her art journal.
Identify your inspiration by looking at the images you’ve saved and seeing the common thread. In this lesson Becca identifies her interest in contrast and the figure so she takes you through her process for loosely painting a portrait in a playful abstract manner.
THE SKETCHBOOK FILES
WITH BECCA BASTIAN LEE
Embrace the chaotic creation and maximize your journal use. Learn everything you need to create your own art journal in this beautifully filmed 11-episode course.
- 11 Episodes of high-quality video instruction ($245 Value)
- La Vie en Rose and Ornament Bonus Courses ($95 Value)
- PDF accompaniments with each lesson ($65 Value)
- Active FB Group with LIVE Q&A's ( priceless)
- Foundation Essentials Bonus Course ($150 Value)
PLUS, WHEN YOU ENROLL TODAY, YOU'll ALSO GET...
La Vie en Rose
Take your art journaling to the next level by translating your pages onto canvas.
This is a complete 3 part course originally from True Colors that provides a detailed lesson on Becca’s art journaling process and how she takes those ideas and turns them into beautiful paintings.
Scale your work and see how all the playful practice pays off to make complete works of art.
And not to be missed:
Hand Painted Ornaments
Becca shares her signature method for creating soft abstract ornaments with acrylic paint.
But wait... there's more, Your Bonus Course from Kellee Wynne!
In addition to the HD Video Lessons in your new online course, you also get the complete Foundation Essentials bonus course worth over $150 and packed with over 20 lessons when you enroll today.
You don't need to feel lost when it comes to the techniques you need to get started making art!
Let's deepen the color mixing experience by reinforcing color theory with a thorough lesson on color theory to help you learn what makes for great color combinations and what makes mud.
More Color and Composition
We're not stopping with the color wheel. In the next module let's explore muted colors, mixing vibrant greens, value and what makes a a strong composition.
Mixing Lab Sampler
Finally, in the last module we practice our new found color knowledge by mixing up predesigned palettes colors using only 3 tubes of paint - cyan, magenta and yellow plus white.
15 Lessons with Over 6 Hours of High-Quality Video Content ($245 Value)
PDF Instructions & Printables ($65 Value)
La Vie en Rose Bonus and Hand Painted Ornament Courses ($95 Value)
Access to a Joyful Facebook Community of like-Minded Creative Souls with Live Q&A's (Priceless)
Foundation Essentials Bonus Course ($150 Value)
Honestly, with the way things are right now in the world, art is an escape. It's therapy, it's solace, it's healing, it's expression, it's joy, it's hope, and if you're doing it for the experience and not just the results then it's a whole lot of fun. It's easy to get started or begin again with my classic online acrylic painting course.
Becca creates colorful, abstracted compositions influenced by the patterns in nature and the world around us - those that are hidden by the mundane objects we see at first glance. She takes the beauty that she perceives and transforms it into tangible works of art that others can see and appreciate.
She loves the smell of wet paint and exploring new techniques and media. She is learning, always learning - and especially enjoys being in the company of other artists while she learns! Community is key when it comes to art.
Becca is a Baltimore, Maryland based painter, photographer and creator. She attended the Maryland Institute College of Art from 2004-2008, graduating with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Art History. Since then, she has taken on various jobs including toy designer, children’s book illustrator, and high end photography editor. Through all this, she continues to draw and paint in her “free time”. She lives with her husband, Andy, and their feline children. The support of her family means the world to her.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much time is required?
Each video tutorial is between 15 to 30 minutes long so they are perfect to watch at any time during the day to get a quick lesson completed. However as the goal is to be as creative as possible, you’ll be wanting hours in your studio by the end of this!
What kind of support and feedback is available?
We always are happy to offer email support at firstname.lastname@example.org OR would love for you to ask any questions in our Alumni Facebook group, where Kellee pops in often and you can gain the help and perspective from other students too.
I already bought another one of your online courses. How is this different?
Each course from Kellee Wynne Studios has its own curriculum with different objectives. This course is specifically designed to teach color theory through the experience of mixing color palettes and using the mixed paint in new and playful art journal exercises. Color mixing is the foundation of almost all of Kellee’s courses, but each time it’s presented in a new way with new tutorials that will shed more light on the subject as well as mixed media and acrylic painting techniques.
Is everything available immediately?
Yes! Once you purchase the class your login details will be sent to you within the hour (make sure to check your junk and add email@example.com to your contacts list).
I don’t have many art supplies. Can I still do these lessons?
Absolutely! While Kellee always has her favorite supplies, we want you to be open and adaptable and use what you have. We will always provide alternative and affordable solutions. A proper list with links will be provided as soon as you register for the course.
Having said that, it is advised to have 4 tubes of heavy body acrylic paint to practice color mixing: Primary Magenta, Primary Yellow, Primary Cyan and Titanium White. Kellee prefers Golden Paints, but you can adapt to whatever brand fits your budget.
Here are most of the supplies that will be used in this art course: Acrylic Paint, Brushes, a palette knife, a palette, small square canvases, large canvas or paper, fluid medium like GAC 100 by Golden Paints.
Can I get a refund?
If you feel like you don’t get value from this online art course and additional bonuses, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime within 14 days and we will happily refund your full purchase price. *note content is not downloadable until after the refund period ends.
Do I need a special program to access the materials?
All you need for this course is a device such as a laptop, tablet or phone and an internet browser (we recommend Chrome).
Can this be accessed without the internet?
To access this class you will initially need internet access, however as a bonus we provide downloadable files for each of the five lessons so you can watch offline later.
If you feel like you don't get the full value from this online art course and additional bonuses, you can make a request anytime within 14 days and we will happily give you a full refund.
What People are Saying About The Sketchbook Files:
When you enroll in The Sketchbook Files today, you get:
- 15 Lessons with Over 6 Hours of High-Quality Video Content
- PDF Instructions & Printables
- La Vie en Rose and Hand Painted Ornament Bonuses
- Active FB Group with LIVE Q&A's
- Foundation Essentials Bonus Course
- Lifetime Access and downloadable lessons