Overcome Creative Slumps with Easy Art Play

Anne Butera, watercolor artist, pattern designer

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9 Videos (42m)
    • Introduction

      1:05
    • Understanding Slumps

      3:18
    • Materials

      4:50
    • Collage Quilt Blocks

      4:27
    • Watercolor Quilt Blocks

      8:14
    • Fill a Page

      6:59
    • Color Play

      3:35
    • Little Landscapes

      8:19
    • Your Project

      0:54
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About This Class

Ebbs and flows are a normal part of creativity. Sometimes you feel inspired and sometimes you don't. Neither beginning nor experienced artist are immune to creative slumps or blocks. In the low times it can help to nudge your creativity along. 

In this class I share five easy, no-pressure exercises to get you making art again. I'll demonstrate a patchwork collage inspired by improvisational quilts, a watercolor quilt block star, a page filled with doodles, color play with watercolor and little watercolor landscapes. For each exercise I'll share lots of suggestions and examples of variations.

I also share some general thoughts about why we fall into creative slumps and what we can do about it. Included with the class is a resource handout with more information.

36 of 37 students recommendSee All

Intriguing ideas that opened my eyes to making us of water and paint interaction. Instructor mentioned "handouts" but this is my first class and I'm not sure where to find them. Answer: click on "Your Projects" and a link to a pdf file should display on the page.
Inspired. ☺️
very inspiring! loved it,

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Anne Butera

watercolor artist, pattern designer

For a long time I denied my identity as an artist, but in 2010 I decided to reclaim it.

Regaining my creativity didn't quite work out as I had planned. In truth, on my first attempt at leaping for my dreams I fell flat on my face. That experience, though painful, has put me on what I call a Mission of Beauty and Joy.

Today I work as a watercolor artist.

I strive to create something each day and am passionate about encouraging you to embrace your creativity...

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