Approach the blank canvas with confidence and excitement!

I bought an easel, I am quite certain, over five years ago, and have used it a handful of times. And those times were when I was taking a class, being guided by an instructor.

When I got brave and decided to paint on my own...easel out and blank canvas ready... I would freeze up and give up!

It always seemed easier to just work in my journals or on paper, but when it comes right down to it, what is the difference?

I have a shelf that runs along the left side of my studio. It sits a few feet below the ceiling and it holds baskets of supplies and several paintings that I started but never finished.

I see those painting every day and they remind me of how much I want to create art on canvas, but how insecure I feel when I try.  

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Then it hit me...I realized I was approaching it all wrong. 

I needed to find a way to go from working on paper, where I feel confident, to canvas, which scares me.  My solution is Paper to Painting: a Simple Approach to the Blank Canvas.  

“I am overwhelmed by the magnitude of this class and where it can take me as an artist. Roben-Marie is so clever. This is not a small workshop because it has the potential to develop into many big things if one should choose to go forward with it.”
-Diane Kirtley

Paper to Painting: a Simple Approach to the Blank Canvas Workshop with Roben-Marie Smith.  Create art you'll love even if the blank canvas scares you!  @robenmarie #painting #mixedmedia #art www.robenmarie.com/blankcanvas
Paper to Painting: a Simple Approach to the Blank Canvas Workshop with Roben-Marie Smith.  Create art you'll love even if the blank canvas scares you!  @robenmarie #painting #mixedmedia #art www.robenmarie.com/blankcanvas
Paper to Painting: a Simple Approach to the Blank Canvas Workshop with Roben-Marie Smith.  Create art you'll love even if the blank canvas scares you!  @robenmarie #painting #mixedmedia #art www.robenmarie.com/blankcanvas

In Paper to Painting, I will guide you through my stress-free approach to creating art you’ll be proud to hang on your wall. 

No room on your walls?  No problem!  My ideas translate to art journaling, mail art and other mixed media projects.



What are some of the workshop benefits?

>>>>> Creative ideas are great, but so many times students are left trying to figure it out on their own. I will take care of you, ensuring you have what you need to learn how to do it and take it and make it your own.

>>>>> I provide instruction that’s thoughtful, step-by-step and will set you up for success. From video quality to attention to the details, I create an experience as if you were sitting with me in an in-person workshop.

>>>>> The takeaway is so much more than making a few pieces of art for your wall. Learn my multi-layering process and explore using beeswax on canvas to leverage your art (my specialty)!  


"I found the class to very liberating working outside an art journal. I really enjoyed the process of working layer after layer and seeing the layers meld together and work into a piece that was unified yet could be deconstructed to make separate pieces of art. I really enjoyed watching Roben-Marie, and listening to her thought process as she moved through each layer. It really helped to take the "fear" away of making a mistake! The class gave me the freedom To take risks, using different supplies and focus on the moment and not be caught up in an end result."
Lorraine George

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Downloadable Worksheets and Collage Sheets

Paper to Painting: a Simple Approach to the Blank Canvas Workshop with Roben-Marie Smith.  Create art you'll love even if the blank canvas scares you!  @robenmarie #painting #mixedmedia #art www.robenmarie.com/blankcanvas

Paper to Painting will set you up for success even if:

•You don’t know how to create a multi-layer collage.
-I will show you step-by-step!

•You can’t sketch or draw.
-I have a trick for that!

•You don’t feel confident when working on canvas.

•The blank canvas scares you.

•You aren’t interested in working on canvas, but instead want to learn to create amazing layers.

•You don’t have a lot of money to spend on supplies.

•I need lots of time to watch the videos and work at my own pace.
-You have unlimited access to the class with no renewal fees! 

 
Paper to Painting: a Simple Approach to the Blank Canvas Workshop with Roben-Marie Smith.  Create art you'll love even if the blank canvas scares you!  @robenmarie #painting #mixedmedia #art www.robenmarie.com/blankcanvas
Paper to Painting: a Simple Approach to the Blank Canvas Workshop with Roben-Marie Smith.  Create art you'll love even if the blank canvas scares you!  @robenmarie #painting #mixedmedia #art www.robenmarie.com/blankcanvas

Start today, and you’ll have the tools you need to approach the blank canvas with confidence and excitement!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie