COLLAGE IS THE ULTIMATE EXERCISE IN DARING. As an artform, collage is all about gathering inspiration, embracing imperfection, and transforming the mundane into the extraordinary. Unpredictable by nature, collage challenges our inner critic as well as the inner choreographer who wants everything to be just so.
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This 5 week e-course is not just about collage: it’s about building our daring muscles while practicing courage in art + like!
This course is for anyone who wants to strengthen their creative muscles, be inspired on a daily basis, step into their own brilliance + find their magic. Oh, and create unique, inspiring mixed media artwork incorporating beautiful collage!
FOREVER ACCESS: $99
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COLLAGE IS THE ULTIMATE EXERCISE IN DARING. WE’LL GATHER INSPIRATION, EMBRACE IMPERFECTION, AND TRANSFORM THE MUNDANE INTO THE EXTRAORDINARY.
UNPREDICTABLE BY NATURE, COLLAGE CHALLENGES OUR INNER CRITIC AND INNER CHOREOGRAPHER WHO WANTS EVERYTHING TO BE JUST SO.
5 weeks, with Instant Access + Forever Access upon purchase
HERE IS A SNEAK PEEK!
Collage is a big, daring step off the proverbial cliff. Let’s leap together!
WHAT THE COURSE WILL COVER:
Daring Adventures in Collage will be conducted in a safe, private, password protected online environment. Each of the 5 weeks, we’ll focus on a different part of the creative process of collage!!! This is the perfect medium for summer vacation and to take on the road with you. Perfect summer activity with the kids too 🙂 We will learn how to create collaged creatures like Mati’s signature elephants and more! We’ll explore messy patchwork collages and experiment with different dynamic compositions with all kinds of paper and surfaces.
THE COURSE WILL HAVE LOTS OF FUN TIPS & TRICKS EACH WEEK, INCLUDING:
- BRAND NEW COLLAGE VIDEO DEMOS!
- MATERIAL EXPLORATION WITH LINKS TO THE EXACT TOOLS
- TREASURE HUNTS + CREATIVE MISSIONS
- INSPIRATIONAL ART DOWNLOADS FOR YOU TO BE ABLE TO PRINT + HANG UP!
- PAPER DOWNLOADS FROM MATI’S PERSONAL STASH!
- EXCLUSIVE WEEKLY INTERVIEWS WITH AMAZING COLLAGE ARTISTS
- 5 WEEKS= 25 DAYS OF INSPIRATION
EVERY WEEK WE WILL FOCUS ON A DIFFERENT PROJECT AS A JUMPING OFF POINT WITH A VIDEO DEMO! FEEL FREE TO BE DARING AND STRAY FROM THE LESSON:
- WEEK 1: CREATURE COLLAGE
- WEEK 2: MESSY PATCHWORK COLLAGE
- WEEK 3: SURREALIST COLLAGE
- WEEK 4: UNCONVENTIONAL SURFACE COLLAGE
- WEEK 5: DYNAMIC COMPOSITION COLLAGE
Check out Mati Rose Studio Store for art supplies + inspiring books by contributors!
THE DARING ADVENTURES COMMUNITY & HOW THIS WORKS:
EACH WEEKDAY OF THE 6 WEEKS YOU WILL RECEIVE A NEW POST! Each weekday of the 5 weeks you will receive a new post! Participants will have the opportunity to make comments and ask questions each week on the topic area. We will also have a safe, private Facebook group for more discussion + sharing. Participants are encouraged to post images of their painting progress in the group (visible only to fellow participants) and leave questions + feedback for their classmates.
WHAT’S IT LIKE TO TAKE AN E-COURSE WITH ME? I’ll let my students take this one:
Mati Rose stands in that magical intersection of art and truth-telling. She’s a soulful storyteller and a powerful teacher. Dare to get messy. Create. And find some joy.”
– Dr. Brené Brown
Thank you for all those wonderful videos you have set up! I’ve been listening to them over and over while painting or cooking! I’ve had burst of painting and nothing during those days, but I have also been watching, listening and feeling daring because of the time I have allowed myself to do art and enjoy it… why didn’t I allow myself before blows me away! I love it so much and thank you for giving me that gift again.”
I can feel that push and pull that comes with being out of your comfort zone.”
Fear is a part of me, but art is healing from the inside out. I don’t care if I’m good or bad, if I sell art or finish a piece… I have the heart and hands of an artist.”
When I listen to the painting, it’s always a win (because if I’m doing it right, the “painting” is my own intuition talking to me). BAM!”
Thanks Mati for a great course. Although I’ve been creative in my life in lots of ways, painting has always been too difficult, too much of an unknown quantity – I’ve just never known how to start. I have enjoyed carving out a little space in my life for paint over the last few weeks. I’ve really enjoyed all the different aspects of the course and everyone’s daring contributions. And tonight I have a painting on my lounge wall – by me!!! It’s not totally fabulous but there are aspects of it that I like. I’ve been waiting for someone to tell me that I can indeed be an artist and I’ve just realized tonight that I just need to tell myself. I am an artist.”
I took several e-courses in the meantime, and it’s usually in your courses that I can really loosen up and just create No inner critic, no inhibitions, just making art. Thank you for that!”
What I love most about your Daring Adventures is that it frees up the part of me that wants to Control things! Art can be so unwieldy & unpredictable; your classes always remind and encourage me to swim in the wild waters instead of just standing at the edge dipping my toes in.”
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: Will there be videos?
A: YES we will have inspiring weekly demo videos that you can download!
Q: I took Daring Adventures in Paint… is this the same course?
A: No, it’s BRAND NEW collage content: new videos, guest artists, treasure hunts and inspiration!
Q: Who is this course geared towards?
A: Anyone who wants to flex their creative muscles, be inspired and explore painting, collage and practice being more daring in their lives.
Q: When does the class start?
A: It is available instantly and the content will be available for you forever!~ (as long as the technology exists in same format)
Q: Do I need to book Daring Adventures in Paint to do the course?
A: Not at all! They compliment each other, but are not necessary.
Q: If I have Daring Adventures in Paint is the course relevant?
A: Yes! It will be its own experience and an opportunity to work through the course material and deepen into the exercises and ideas! Feel free to order it as it will only compliment the course!
Q: How much does the course cost and how do I pay?
A: The course is now available for only $99, with forever access. You’ll be paying for the course through PayPal. PayPal automatically converts currency for you.
Q: Is there a deadline for signing up?
Q: Can you give me a general description of how the course works?
A: Each week will include an introduction by Mati Rose, a demonstration on the topic for the week, information, food for thought, inspiring interviews, technique tips, and of course, painting! Participants can comment and ask questions in the course environment, and they have a week to finish the weekly assignment. Participants will post a photo or scan of the progress they’ve made on their painting for the week in a private Facebook group for other members of the group to see.
Q: Do I need to have taken a painting class to sign up?
A: Nope! Beginners most welcome.
Q: I’m an artist, will this course be relevant for me?
A: Yes, if you feel called to take this course it is for you! It is for anyone who is open to exploring their creative practice and for an inspiration jump start! This course is accessible to beginners and advanced artists alike. We will be discussing how to tap more fully into your own creativity and Mati Rose’s approach to painting.
Q: What will I need?
A: – Computer
– Scanner or camera to capture images of your paintings if you want to share them!
– Email address
– Acrylic Paint – specific materials will be covered at the beginning of each week & are always optional. It’s not important to have the exact right stuff, just to create as much as possible!
– Paper & gel medium for collage
– Canvases or Painting surfaces
– Facebook account (this is easy to set up and free; our private Facebook group is essential for networking within the Daring Adventures community + viewing/sharing the art produced during the course)
– Time to be inspired & create (a few hours a week)
Here’s a link to Mati Rose’s Store for her favorite supplies!
Q: What can I expect to get out of this course?
A: You will get:
– inspiration to paint
– video demos
– weekly exclusive interviews with artists in the field
– a community of folks exploring painting along with you
– instruction on technique
– a place to ask questions and get responses from Mati Rose
– feedback from your peers
Q: What if I enroll in the course and I don’t want to complete any paintings?
A: In an ideal world we’d be collaging all the time, but simply by showing up and taking this course, you will stretch your creativity and hopefully be inspired in life!
Q: Do I have to check into the class at specific times?
A: You do not have to check into the class at specific times. You can access the week’s assignments when your schedule permits. We’d love it if everyone checked into the course environment and read updated material several times a week, but we realize this isn’t possible for everyone. This is great news for anyone living outside the US – time difference don’t matter!
Q: Will other people see my art?
A: Only if you choose to! The course will include a private Facebook group where those taking the class can post their own work and view the work of others in the class. We do encourage everyone who signs up and participates in the class to share the work that they make for the class. Sharing your work is an important part of the process of learning to paint and being daring. That said, mean, critical comments will not be tolerated in the course environments. We hope to create a safe and positive environment for sharing work.
Q: Will I get direct feedback from Mati Rose?
A: This class is not designed for regular individual feedback. She will be commenting on a select number of paintings each week that everyone in the course can learn from. If you ask specifically for instructor feedback, Mati will do her best to comment on your painting.
Q: I have a question about the course you didn’t answer. What should I do?
A: You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible!
Q: How long does the course stay open after it ends?
A: 6 months
Q: Do you offer refunds?
A: No refunds. Due to the nature of the course with passwords given at the time of purchase, it is not possible to offer refunds. Thank you for understanding.
MATI ROSE MCDONOUGH is an artist and daring adventurer whose name is pronounced Matey, like Ahoy! She is an Oakland, California based artist, illustrator, painting teacher and author of “Daring Adventures in Paint”. After wanting to be an artist for many years, but feeling like it was “impractical,” at 29 years Mati took the leap and went back to art school at the California College of the Arts. Almost 10 years later, she is still excited and terrified every time she sees a blank canvas. She has had dozens of art shows, taught painting classes internationally and had her art used by clients Patagonia, University Games, Pier 1, as well as greeting cards, and her very own home decor line. She also has illustrated several children’s books including “i carry your heart” written by ee cummings.
Through her workshops,book, and popular online course, she spreads a warm message of creative courage: IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO SHOW THE WORLD YOUR MAGIC.