November 24th, 2020 - Happy Thanksgiving Week!
Art Class LIVE!
Every Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. Eastern
No live class this week! Happy Thanksgiving!
Coming in December in Art Class LIVE: Color Blending Techniques
December 3 – Blending with Colored Pencils
December 10th – Blending with Chalk Pastels
December 17th – Blending with Watercolor
December 24th – Christmas Eve (no class!)
January 1st, 2021 – New Years Day (no class!)
You can participate in the live lesson right here on the activity page. Just scroll down and you’ll find a countdown timer that tells you when the next lesson starts.
And because there’s no live class this week, Jim has posted a special 4-part workshop titled Mountain Flowers. It will only be available this week, so be sure to watch it.
You can also watch the live lesson on our Facebook page:
And if you keep scrolling, you’ll find these other free activities :
- Two new coloring pages: Thanksgiving Dinner (easy) & Wild Turkeys (challenging)
- Watercolor Lesson: Watercolor Christmas Ornaments, complete project
- Cartooning: Cartoon Animals
- Bible & Art Project: Watercolor/Mixed Media – Moses in the Bullrushes
- Chapter 6 of Jim’s middle-grade suspense novel: Friendly Revenge
This week on the blog...
This week’s blog post:
Composition, Pt. 2: The Golden Ratio
How do you create an artistic composition that is pleasing to the eye? Many artists use a mathematical concept called the golden ratio, (also known as the golden mean, golden rectangle and golden section).
This Week's Art Lessons
Art Class LIVE
There is no live lesson this week, but you can watch last week’s live class on See the Light’s Facebook page: facebook.com/seethelightshineart
In the meantime, here’s a special 4-part workshop that has not even been officially released. It’s one of several I’m doing for our new See the Light affiliate program that will be launching in 2021, but you get to enjoy it now. It will only be available to watch this week. I hope you enjoy it.
Note: I’m working with the digital app ArtRage 6 here, but the techniques I’m using work for chalk. And, as always, if you don’t have the same materials I’m using, draw the picture with whatever you have. What’s important is that you draw.
Also, if you are using the iPad or Android version of ArtRage, some of the things I’m doing might not work the same way.
Mountain Flower Workshop
Next live class starts in…
More Free Art Activities and Lessons
Just in case you haven’t had a chance to complete it, we’re keeping the Christmas watercolor project
up for one more week
And we’re adding some Cartooning lessons…
Everybody loves cartooning! So we’ve brought it back to share with you here. (It’s also going to be on sale for 35% off during our Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale!)
Watercolor Christmas Ornaments
Although Christmas is still more than a month away, this is a good time to start working on Christmas art projects. Watercolor Christmas Ornaments is a project I created back in 2015, and it’s been in the vault for a while. But we’re bringing it out this year to give you something to work on that’s fun and easy over the next couple of months.
The complete project is now uploaded, and we’re leaving it up for one more week, just in case you need time to finish it.
Part 2: Drawing Cartoon Animals
Ready for some fun? Try doing some holiday cartooning.
Our cartooning videos are just the ticket for learning to draw crazy faces out of just about anything. Pat Knepley gets you started in part one of this perennial See the Light favorite.
This week you’ll learn to draw cartoon animals.
This Week's Bible & Art Project: Pyramids (Watercolor/Mixed Media)
This week’s project is Moses in the bullrushes (with pyramids in the background), a watercolor/mixed media project.
This project comes from our Bible Stories series, “God’s Special Surprise.” This DVD or download would be a great Christmas gift for your children, and it’s on sale for 40% off this week! Click the buttons below to learn more.
Downloadable Coloring Pages
For Thanksgiving week, we have two new coloring pages. One is a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. The other one, a bit more challenging, is of a pair of wild turkeys. Right click to download.
Have a happy Thanksgiving!
Audiobook: Friendly Revenge
Back when the pandemic first hit, I asked my publisher (Mountainview Books) for permission to record my own audio version of my middle grade novel, Friendly Revenge. They graciously granted permission. So here, if you missed it the first time around, is the first novel I ever wrote. I’ll add a new chapter each week.
New this week: Chapter 6