Sunday, August 21, 2016

Several Openings for September's Mentoring Class

I have several spots available for September's Online Mentoring Class.
This program will be limited to 12 students at a time.  
Free book, "Ideas for the Landscape Painter" included.
$250 Per Month /  Click to Receive the Course Outline or Sign Up

"I have just completed an online mentoring program with Kim Casebeer and I would highly recommend Kim as an accomplished artist and educator.  Her instruction methods are very easy to grasp and she is very informative in all areas of landscape painting.  After completing this workshop, I feel her direction has been invaluable, and feel this knowledge has greatly enhanced my own painting skills.  I was sorry to see this workshop come to an end!!" 
- Pamela Brickey

"Kim's mentoring program is the best thing I have done to help me grow as an artist. She is thorough with the process and videos, and generous of her time in giving critiques and feedback. I would recommend Kim as a teacher and mentor to anyone who wants to improve as an artist." 
- Beth Cole

Welcome to my mentoring program for landscape painters.  I’ve been teaching workshops for over 10 years.  During that time I have not only helped other artists learn how to improve their art, but I’ve also learned how to become a more effective teacher.  One of my biggest frustrations of teaching workshops is that after the workshop is over there are no guarantees that I will be able to keep in touch with each student to see how their work has improved and if they have been painting since the last workshop.  The only way to truly make a noticeable improvement in ones work is by painting on a regular basis.

That’s why I have decided to focus my teaching energy toward an online mentoring program this year.  These classes are set up as weekly, in-depth lessons that will make you a better painter by breaking down the process into smaller steps.  Instead of throwing everything at you at once because we only have 3 or 5 days, we focus each week on one aspect - line, values, composition, light, color, brush work, etc.  Yes a certain amount of patience is necessary.  But all of these steps are important.  They are what I believe in and they are what works.   Building upon what we’ve learned previously is what routine practice is all about.  Same for musicians, actors, and yes artists!

Other advantages of this online mentoring program is that you can work in your own studio and at your own pace.  There are also no travel expenses.  If you have taken a few workshops, you’ve probably already figured out that the travel expenses are often greater than the workshop itself.

So what can you expect each week?
•    A video demonstration for each lesson that will range from 1 hour up to 2.25 hours depending on topic.  These videos will be sent to you  
by email each Tuesday by 6pm CST, and can be downloaded to your computer so that you can refer to them when you’re ready.
•    A written explanation of the lesson plan that you can quickly refer to while practicing.
•    A personal critique of your artwork and weekly lesson with suggestions for improvement. Submit each completed lesson on the following
Tuesday by email.  The critique will be returned by email by Thursday at 9pm CST.
•    A full outline of the course’s lesson plans will be provided at the beginning of the program.  It will include lessons on line, composition,
value, temperature of color, intensity of color, brushwork and edges, creating atmosphere, types of light, and more.

Who can participate in the class?
You can participate in the class if you:
•    Have basic drawing and painting knowledge.  Even beginners can participate in this class as we will go through ideas step-by-step and   
it’s on an individual basis.
•    Work in oil, pastel, or acrylic media.
•    Can carve out a consistent amount of time during the week for painting.
•    Have an internet connection and computer capable of opening and playing lengthy videos.
•    Have an email program and address to send and receive images for critiquing.
•    Have a digital camera or smart phone capable of taking a photo at least 1200 pixels on the longest side (4 inches wide at 300 dpi).

How do you sign up?
The online mentoring program is paid for on a month to month basis.  The fee is $250.00 per month and includes weekly lessons and critiques.  You may start at the beginning of any month as long as there is room in the program.  All you need to do is send me an email or call indicating you would like to start and I will send you an invoice.  A Paypal invoice will be sent out by the 20th of the month and is due on the 1st of the following month.  You can pay through Paypal or by check.  You can end your mentoring program at any time.

Once you have paid for a month, the videos and lessons can be downloaded to your computer so they will always be available to you.  Each lesson is emailed to you by Tues. 6pm CST each week.  If you are out of town or can’t get to a computer for a few days, you will still have the lesson and can start it once you are ready.  Don’t worry, I will work with you to make sure you can stay on track!

“Kim provides a lot of information in her 18 week mentorship program.  Even though I have been painting for years, much of the information was new, or presented in such a cogent manner that it finally ‘clicked’ for me.  There are a lot of practices I can do over and over to continue to help me improve my skills.  The information and videos provide great insight into what it takes to become a better artist.  I highly recommend doing the mentorship with Kim!” – Bonnie Bowne

This program will be limited to 12 students at a time.
Free book, "Ideas for the Landscape Painter" included.