***My newest online art journal class “SPIRITS” is now available for purchase! This is the biggest online class I’ve ever created, with 6.5 hours of instruction! Continue reading below for all of the details…***
“Spirits” is an online mixed media art journal class taught by artist and illustrator Roxanne Coble. The Spirits course is a take on one of Roxanne’s most popular in-person workshops ‘Illustrated Mini Portraits’, which guides you through the process of illustrating a figure into an art journal spread. This course teaches you the process from start to finish and is appropriate for any skill level – we’ll build up a mixed media foundation, plan and draw a face, and illustrate a figure or ‘spirit guide’ into your pages. Other key techniques in the class include: how to use composition and color, the use of a ‘wallpaper’ piece, creating variations to your spirit figure, unique illustration techniques like Roxanne’s ‘4-block drawing method’ and the use of a ‘faux-value scale’, and of course – how to finish your journal spread with whimsical and illustrative details. “Spirits” also features a bonus lesson on how to add ‘extras’ to your spirits such as objects, horns, and winged crowns.
So join me online won’t you? The spirits are waiting…
+ The ‘Spirits’ class features 10 main lesson videos, with 6.5 hours of instruction – making this Roxanne’s largest online class to date!
+ The course features 7 phases or ‘chapters’ that you’ll work through (not including the bonus lesson!). Each phase concentrates on a different ‘key technique’ – which are unique mixed media or illustration techniques that are specific to Roxanne’s art journaling style. some techniques featured include: Roxanne’s four block drawing method, utilizing a ‘wallpaper piece’, a faux value scale painting approach, and illustrated ‘whispers’ with ink stains.
+ Two additional videos including a 30 minute ‘bonus lesson’ (on how to add extras to your illustration like painted objects, horns, and winged crowns), as well as a fun bloopers reel to watch while your paint is drying!
+ Instant access to the class videos and content.
+ A downloadable PDF that includes detailed step-by-step instructions, a complete supply list, helpful sketches, and a printable ‘checklist’ handout to use while working through the videos.
+ All videos are accessed via a private link and password that are good for a FULL YEAR from the time of purchase.
+ Access to a private ‘Spirits’ Facebook group – where you can share your work, ask questions, and hang out with other students in the class.
***BONUS! The first 20 students to enroll in the Spirits class will receive a free ‘Spirit pack’ via snail mail. This includes a hand painted trading card from the artist (featuring a ‘spirit’), a die-cut sticker, fun packing tape bits designed by Roxanne, and a mini art print! (while supplies last, limited to the first 20 students only) – *UPDATE, THIS IS NOW SOLD OUT!*
“This is Roxanne’s best class yet (and the others have been amazing!). She teaches in a thorough and clear step by step format that is easy to follow and understand. You come out having learned many mixed media techniques and how to paint an illustrative face. I highly recommend this course!”
“I love doing Roxanne’s classes. Super professional videos and approach to teaching. In the demo videos, Roxanne explains exactly what she is doing and why. She also suggests how else something might be done if you wish a different effect. I always walk away from the courses with a new way of seeing things, and a few different techniques for doing things.”
“This class is terrific. Roxanne puts so much of herself and her talent into her classes. This is my third class with Roxanne and I have loved and learned so much about art journaling, composition, color and finding my own style in every one of her classes.”
“This is the second class I’ve taken from Roxanne, and I LOVE it!! She is a brilliant teacher and this comes from an educator. She breaks down the steps into manageable chunks with tons of techniques and academic tidbits. I’ve had the opportunity to take a few online art classes, but with Roxanne, I will not grow weary of what she offers. If I still lived in LA, I’d be stalking her in-person classes for sure!”
“I have taken a few online art classes, but this one is my favorite! I love how Roxanne gives insight into her thought, decision and planning process, as well as detailed step-by-step instructions. It’s so motivating, it makes you just want to dive into your own process. I’m in love!”
+ read more reviews for Roxanne’s online classes on Etsy…
Starting May 6th, Spirits will return to its regular rate of $80.00 USD.
*Never taken an online course with Roxanne? Buy one of the class bundle options to save!
**International buyers: The price may look different on your end in Etsy depending what country you are located. This is because Etsy automatically collects and remits VAT on digital items purchased by buyers in the EU, India, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, and Switzerland. I know this is a bummer, but it is unfortunately out of my control. To read more about the VAT fee, check out this Etsy article.
“Spirits” is available for purchase through the BY BUN Etsy shop. After you complete your purchase, you will be able to download the class PDF directly from Etsy. This PDF will have everything you need to start the class!
+ Do I need to know how to art journal to take this class?
You do not need any prior art journaling experience to take this class! I’m a firm believer that anyone, at any level, can art journal. The class is structured so that anyone can take it – whether you’re a seasoned journaler or a total newbie.
+ Do I need to know how to draw? What if I’ve never taken a drawing class before?
You do not need to know how to draw or have any previous drawing experience to take this class – in fact, that’s one of the main reasons I created this course! ‘Spirits’ is an online version of one of my in-person workshops ‘Illustrated Mini Portraits’, where I created some really simple and easy-to-follow techniques to teach you how to draw and paint a face. The drawing components of this class are broken down into smaller steps and with numerous examples. As an art educator, it’s my goal to have you leaving class feeling confident and inspired to keep making and practicing art!
+ Is there a limit to how many students are allowed in the class?
As of right now, no! You can buy your seat for the class at any time through Etsy starting April 28th, and there is no limit to the number of students enrolled.
+ Why do you sell your classes on Etsy?
I sell via Etsy so that students can download the PDF right away, giving you instant access to the class! This being my third online class, I’ve had nothing but positive experiences selling through Etsy.
+ How do I view the class videos?
All of the course videos are uploaded and featured on Vimeo. You’ll receive a private link and password to access all of the videos from the moment of your purchase. Vimeo will play on any desktop, laptop, or iPad so long as you are connected to the internet!
+ Do I get to download and keep the videos? How long do I have to access the class?
No – you do not get to download or save the videos (nor would you want to, because they are insanely high-res and huge files!), but they will be available to you via the private Vimeo link and password for a full year from your time of purchase. You can also keep the PDF forever, which has all of the step-by-steps in detail as well as other helpful tools.
+ Is the class available to anyone outside of the U.S.?
You bet! Anyone can take the class so long as you have access to internet, but please note all of the videos are in English.
+ I am paying for the class in EU, why is the price different on Etsy?
Etsy collects and remits VAT on all digital items purchased. EU buyers pay VAT as part of their total purchase price. For more info on the VAT go here.
+ What if I need help or have questions?
If you are a student in the “Spirits” course, you will have access to the private Facebook group – where you can post your questions. If you are not registered for the class and still have some questions, feel free to shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org