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Whimsical and Wild

Harness the power of
your tools!

This is our most popular workshop to date! Join 1000’s of happy students!

Do you have Rainbowitis?

Rainbowitis

Verb

The compulsion to collect and use art supplies. Symptoms of the acute form include arranging said supplies in rainbow formation!

My Dear Wolverine
Hi, I’m Jane and I’m obsessed with art supplies!
I LOVE art supplies. They just make me happy, and I know I am not alone in that! But I am not collecting them for the sake of it or to start my own art supply museum, I love using them!

In this 5-week online workshop you’ll discover which art materials work for you and how to use the ones you already have in new and exciting ways you may not have realised!

Ready to set your creative soul alight?

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Do you ever walk into an art shop and feel overwhelmed by the options, intimidated by the ‘proper artists’ and lost on what to buy?

Supplies me is for you if:

  • You’ve ever felt confused about how to use your tools and suspect you’re just scratching the surface on what you can create with them?
  • you’ve bought a bunch of tools but can’t get them to do what you want. It feels a bit like trying to assemble something from IKEA without the instruction manual.
  • You feel a bit ashamed of your art supplies graveyard – that place your art supplies go where you don’t get the results you want or just feel too confused about how to use them properly, so they sit, gathering dust and drying up.
  • When new art supplies don’t work they way you expected, you immediately jump to the conclusion that you’re not good enough. You’ve seen someone else use them so well in a video. It’s similar to seeing someone else in a dress or an eye-shadow colour and you think “oh, that’s so beautiful.” and then when you see it on yourself it’s a different story.
Lesson Plan
Each lesson is devoted to a different category of art supply every mixed-media artist needs in their toolkit!
8
Impactful Lessons
Supplies Me Lesson 1
Lesson 1

Your Surfaces

Gesso, Matte Medium, Journals and Paper. Because the right foundation can make or break your artwork! I love Gesso so much I named my little puppy after it!
Supplies Me Lesson 2
Lesson 2

Pens & Pencils

Let’s start with what you have on your desk right now. Pens and simple graphite pencils are wonderful art tools. Let’s discover your favourites!
Supplies Me Lesson 3
Lesson 3

Coloured Pencils

There are many types and qualities to enjoy and each has their own personality! These simple sticks are incredibly versatile and it’s time to unlock your pencils’ potential!
Supplies Me Lesson 4
Lesson 4

Acrylic paint

Ready to take the pain out of paint? There is something magic about paint…It just feels so freeing to glide a brush across a surface and leave a swathe of colour in your wake. There are so many acrylic paint brands. The choices seem endless so let’s make it less confusing!
Supplies Me Lesson 5
Lesson 5

Ink

Lovely, flowy and sprayable messy ink! Ink has the most amorphous description of all art supplies. It can take on many forms. Basically “Ink is a liquid or paste that contains pigments or dyes. We are going to dive right in!
Supplies Me Lesson 6
Lesson 6

Markers

I did my fashion illustration training in Paris and markers were my weapon of choice. I have adored them ever since…let me show you a few tricks! As an artist, I love them because I discovered that they are NOT predictable. They have a naughty, mischievous side.
Supplies Me Lesson 7
Lesson 7

Watercolour

Transparent, vibrant and unpredictable…the three qualities I love most about watercolours! When you hear ‘watercolours’ you may probably think of the type that comes in a tube or pan. But watercolours come in an interesting variety of forms.
Supplies Me Lesson 8
Lesson 8

Pastels

Soft, squishy and tactile…its time to get your hands a little dirty! Pastels come in a wide variety of forms from chalky sticks to oily crayons! They are not built for precise, detailed work, they are all about intuitive colour, marks and play!
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Supplies + The Techniques You need

As you are experimenting with your art supplies in different ways, you will also be learning:

Whimsical Faces
Your Artwork
Colours that Sing
Skintones
Figures
Art Supplies
Shading and Volume
Product Review
Mixed Media

Sketchercises!

You’ll have a range of ‘sketchercise’ homework tasks to complete over the 5 weeks. These include:

Basic face sketchersize
Basic Face Sketchercise

Let’s get started on the basic structure of the face! I want you to feel comfortable, relaxed and know that faces are fun to draw!

Ball Shading Sketchercise

Shading is the next big step in drawing faces… and we are starting not with drawing heads at all but spheres!

Burnishing with coloured pencils
Burnishing with Coloured Pencils Sketchercise

This it is how I create deliciously smooth skin tones! If you’ve ever felt like you’ve ‘ruined’ your artwork by adding colour, you’ll love this sketchercise!

Blending in sketchercise
Blending In Sketchercise

This sketchercise shows the great fun you can have with colour pencils on paint and blending with alcohol marker

Body boss sketcercise
Body Boss Sketchercise

The following Heart Principle© is my secret weapon. ..I am so very happy to share it with you, so you can instantly better your own drawing.

Skin sketchercise
Skin Sketchercise

Let’s look at creating different skin tones with acrylic paint. Don’t forget that my methods heavily rely on you using a matte acrylic paint. Off we go!

Turning heads sketcherise
Turning Heads Sketchercise

Drawing the turned face is the start of a wonderful journey. You won’t get there without practice. I’ll show you this with pastels, but you can use whatever art supplies you fancy).

Sketchercise in Water!

Get out your watercolour paints and have a play with them in your journal! Compare that to painting on watercolour paper if you have some. Learn just HOW much water your journal paper can take before it wrinkles.

Who is it for?

This is a beginner level workshop perfect for those taking one of their first workshops with me, who want to build their creative confidence!

Who is it not suited for?

If you already feel you have a good understanding of your tools and the basic techniques of drawing, this class is not intended for you. Why not try one of my intermediate or advanced level workshops?
Magical Moose
Magical Moose

Who is it for?

This is a beginner level workshop perfect for those taking one of their first workshops with me, who want to build their creative confidence!

Who is it not suited for?

If you already feel you have a good understanding of your tools and the basic techniques of drawing, this class is not intended for you. Why not try one of my intermediate or advanced level workshops?

How the Workshop is Delivered

  • Lifetime Access
  • Pause, rewind and review each lesson as often as you like.
  • Private Community to meet with other artists!
  • Log into a private area of the JD website to access your workshop!
I have created this class so you can take all the time you need and let the magic happen!

All sessions for the Self-guided study classes are up when you arrive. This means there’s no waiting for projects to be posted and you can take the course at whatever pace works for you.

You can revisit, rewatch, recharge and remind yourself of all the art supplies, all the drawing lessons, all the mixed media inspiration whenever you want.

You need never feel embarrassed about not ‘clicking’ with a new skill straightaway. It’s a terrible feeling when you feel left behind, or that you dont ‘get it’ and everyone else does in a learning situation! But you will NEVER feel that way in my classroom because you can pause and rewind, and ask questions.

Full instructions are on the site if this is your first online class experience. You are in safe hands!

What you Get

supplies me videos
Videos
The classes are video based and typically between 7 and 20 minutes long each. Intense creative nuggets! I talk you through each of the art supplies, what they do and show you how to use them through a variety of drawing projects and exercises.
sketchercises and product reviews
Sketchercises and Product Reviews
9 FUN sketchercises to practice your skills and 22 how-to/product review videos
Private Facebook Group
Private Facebook Group
I will ask you to upload your drawings and experiments into our private Facebook Group. It may be nerve-wracking the first time you do it, but trust that you and your creative soul will benefit exponentially by being courageous and sharing your work!
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What you’ll need for the workshop

  • an art journal and a Liquitex Gesso are the only absolute art essentials you’ll need. Both are available on this site.
  • good internet speed to watch the videos on any device
  • to be over 15 to get access to the Jane Davenport Art School
  • a healthy ARTitude
Let me just emphasise that you don’t need all the art supplies in the universe to complete your assignments! You can use whatever art tools you have. You will learn new ways of using what you do have, and be able to pinpoint what you may like to add to your creative life in the future without expensive trial and error.
journal
Buy an art journal
Liquitex Gesso
Buy a Liquitex Gesso

What you’ll need for the workshop

  • an art journal and a Liquitex Gesso are the only absolute art essentials you’ll need. Both are available on this site.
  • good internet speed to watch the videos on any device
  • to be over 15 to get access to the Jane Davenport Art School
  • a healthy ARTitude
Let me just emphasise that you don’t need all the art supplies in the universe to complete your assignments! You can use whatever art tools you have. You will learn new ways of using what you do have, and be able to pinpoint what you may like to add to your creative life in the future without expensive trial and error.
The school is a safe and loving space
full of creative-minded spirits where you can feel free to be your arty self.
Fun, fun, fun!
Yoli

Drawing along with Jane takes my art to a whole new place! This is from the colored pencil lesson, using Magic Wands. Thank you, Jane, for the videos showing your process. They are SO helpful.

Yoli, USA
Danielle

I love Jane”s art supplies, they are so fun to work with and I’m learning so much! This is my first big face I’ve drawn! I love Her! I can’t believe I drew her, and painted her!

Danielle, USA
Sherida

What a difference a few weeks makes … loved the burnishing with Prismacolor. Have never drawn a face before so my fear has now turned to fun. Thanks Jane.

Sherida, Australia

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