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At Create! with Big Orange House Designs, Niceville, FL​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Mix It Up! Explore your art materials and paint florals | Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | 6 pm - 8 pm
From Create! with Big Orange House Designs website:
"Here is a great chance to CREATE WITH GUEST ARTIST Ksenia from Houston TX! She is a dear friend and amazing talent.....and I talked her into bringing her art supplies with her on VACAY! DO NOT MISS the chance to come and learn from her! All supplies included, but you are always welcome to bring anything from home if you would like! We will use watercolors, pastels, colored pencils and pens. Ksenia has taught in the Houston area and specializes in florals, figures and multimedia. You can check her out on Facebook at Tummy Rubb Studio. You can also join us on Oct 2 for a gallery show and live painting demonstration from 11:30-1:30 HERE at Create! Don't miss this opportunity to learn from an amazing instructor! I am so looking forward to this class!!!"
Digital Tools for Traditional Artists - Advanced | Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 9:30 am - 3:30 pm | Price $50
This is an advanced class for those who have previously taken Ksenia's introductory classes or are familiar with Procreate app.
Even if you work in traditional media, developing the initial study for your artwork is much easier if you are using Procreate app on an iPad. In this class we will learn how to use Procreate to work with reference photos and sketches, to move elements to figure out composition of your piece, create a working sketch and test and save various color palettes. We will explore advanced features of Procreate such as masking and layer styles that will give you even more options in your creative process.
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About this class: If you always wanted to draw people but didn’t know where to start, this class is for you. I will explain how to create fun, unique, and expressive sketches of people using live models. No prior knowledge of human anatomy, measuring or shading techniques is required. This class is will be interesting for beginners and for experienced artists who want to loosen up or try some new ideas. Draw your friends and family, or go out and sketch – this fast sketching technique does not require sitting still for hours, so anybody can be your model. We will be mixing various sketching materials – watercolor, gouache, color pencils, inks - to create a sketch in your unique style. We will also talk about how to get proportions right without lengthy measuring and revising your drawing. But most of all, this class will be about building your confidence, having fun and expressing yourself as an artist.

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About this class: Drawing is an important part of art creation process and an art form in itself. Drawing is also fun and relaxing thing to do. To start drawing you don’t need much – just a pencil and a sheet of paper, but you do need to practice to be able to draw exactly what you have in mind or what you see in front of you. The goal of this class is to give you skills to draw any subject without following some formula or mindlessly tracing photos.
I will break down the drawing process, identify skills required for each step and show simple and fun exercises as well as illustrate the whole process with demos.
If you’d like to learn not only what skills you need, but to also understand why you need them, this class is for you. We will only talk about the most important stuff to help you start drawing without information overload.​​​​​​​

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About this class: In this class we will look at creative ways to combine our art materials to produce captivating and vibrant artwork and to best convey our subjects’ color, texture and lighting. In step-by-step demos  I will paint humans, animals and flowers using water soluble paints like watercolor and gouache. I will combine them with various pencils, markers and pastels. This class is meant for beginners who are learning and trying new things, as well as for more advanced artists in search of inspiration and new ideas.​​​​​​​
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