Linda and I were chatting today, about how many months I’d been doing an at-least-12 sketch Demonstration Collection (18!) and thinking up new and fun ways to entice you to join in and get that fabulous ‘I painted that!’ feeling for yourself.
Our lives have changed so much in recent times. For many of us, it’s been a wonderful time to reconnect to our creativity, finding ways to fit art, craft and hobbies into our lives. I hope this challenge encourages you to make time for a bit of Art Fitness.
For the month of November, 2021, I’ll be posting on Instagram to invite you to share your #artfitworkout sketchbook pages. Just seeing that someone else can do it, might inspire one of your friends to pick up a pencil or brush!
How to get involved
Sign up for access to the #artfitworkout Demonstration Collection. There are 4 x15 minute projects there already and this will grow to at least 14 during the month.
Check the hashtag #artfitworkout to see what others are drawing and follow the hashtag to keep up to date.
Share your favourite #artfitworkout sketchbook pages, by posting about them in November, on your public Instagram account. Use the hashtag #artfitworkout in your post so others can find your drawing.
Please be sure to let your friends know so they can join us!
Giveaway and Prizes
There’s also a giveaway to celebrate this challenge. Make sure you’re following me on Instagram to see my giveaway post. This bundle of inspiration will be heading home to one lucky winner drawn on Sunday 7 November.
Let’s get Art Fit!
I’m not a huge Star Wars fan, but I love the challenge of painting or sketching something for May the Fourth Be With You day each year, and seeing the progress in my art.
This year I surprised myself with this sketch, and I can honestly say I have NEVER sketched C-3PO or R2-D2 before – and they’re busy characters! That’s the main reason I decided to sketch upside down – so that I was only looking at the shapes and not letting my mind get in the way by thinking of arms and legs, etc. I really recommend having a go at drawing this way!
UPDATE – you can see the Webinar replay here –
For years I’ve wondered how I could do a webinar, because painting demonstrations can be a pretty slow process, but just last week I figured out a way!
I’ve made a list of the things I say most in a class, to answer questions or solve problems, and these are the first five. Odds are there’ll be a new learning or five for you, because I LOVE acrylics and am so happy to share the way I like to paint with them.
And if you haven’t attended a webinar before, that’s great… because it’s my first one too! I’ve attended them, but haven’t delivered one before – but I’ll be practicing my head off before we go live. Wish me luck!
The Webinar date is Thursday 24 January (that’s this week!).
You have three options so just click on the time that suits you best:
Now, here in Toowoomba, Queensland, we are +10 GMT, so if you’re on the other side of the country (or the world) please check what time it’ll be for you. I use the clock app on my phone to do that easily. And there’s a link in the confirmation email to add it to your online calendar. Easy peasy.
There’ll be gifts for attendees, and as it’s the last day before the Paint Along of the Month Club‘s first paint along goes LIVE, it’ll be your last opportunity to nab the Pre-Release price on that.
I hope you can join me for this ‘first time’ – I’m really looking forward to being able to answer questions as we go, and you’ll finish inspired and ready to paint something!
There are limits to the number of people who can attend each session, so please pick a time and register asap. You’ll then get a personal link (and I’ll send you out a reminder beforehand too).
I’ll see you in my virtual studio to talk acrylics!
As part of my #shinyhappy7 promotion, every purchase made via my website between 12:00am Saturday 1 December AEST and 9:00pm Sunday 9 December AEST (2018) will go in the draw to win these items pictured. It’s quite a haul!
Anna Bartlett, Shiny Happy Art, is the sponsor of this contest. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the promotion should be directed to Anna Bartlett.
A winner will be chosen at random and announced on or about 9pm, 9 December 2018 AEST. Announcement and instructions for prize will be sent to the email address supplied during your purchase. Each entrant is responsible for monitoring his/her email account for prize notification and receipt or other communications related to this prize draw. If a potential prize winner cannot be reached by Administrator (or Sponsor) within fifteen (15) days, using the contact information provided at the time of entry, or if the prize is returned as undeliverable, that potential prize winner shall forfeit the prize.
By participating in the contest (ie. making a purchase), entrants agree to abide by all contest rules and regulations.
Postage within Australia is included. If the winner is from outside Australia, half the postage amount will be born by Shiny Happy Art, with the remaining half being the responsibility of the winner. This postage amount needs to be paid prior to dispatch from Toowoomba, Australia.
Any incidental expenses and all other costs and expenses not specifically listed or pictured as part of the prize are the sole responsibility of the winner and not the sponsor. The prize is not exchangeable for cash equivalent.
Thanks, and good luck!