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Have you been wondering how to create artwork that will become desired and in demand? Do you want to add to your income by producing gorgeous, large wall art pieces? This class will help you figure out a strategy for doing that…
Amidst the pandemic; the biggest disruption to modern life in many generations, it may sound frivolous to talk about something as ‘trivial’ as wall décor and colour. But with so many people struggling with the fear that economic uncertainty, isolation and endangered health brings, these may well be the most transformative experiences in their homes right now. The home, and everything we seek to bring into it, becomes an opportunity for either soothing and healing, or prompting joyful emotions. We use art and colour to shape our environments to deliver specific experiences, whether that is to calm us and make us feel safe, or to inspire and delight our senses. Ironically, on-line art sales are booming and home décor has become a hot topic.
In the mass market of wall art, being in the know on the latest trends is essential to staying pertinent and on-trend with your work. It is hard to ignore what we see running through modern new visual art work. There is a reason we see certain subject matter and themes become trendy and we need to zero in on those! This class will teach you to anticipate these trends. We will examine the huge surge in bold, expressive and simple abstract art and other relevant and popular subjects. And what about color? We will discuss this subject at length!
If you are an artist who would love to transition from selling only through your POD sites, your personal retail store, your e-commerce site, galleries and art and craft shows, this is the class for you. Learn how to produce the type of work licensing agents are looking for. Give them the type of art they need so you can start profiting from the sale of your art on a mass scale.
Every trend discussed in the class is backed up with examples and explanation. Being a designer comes with an innate responsibility to be in the know of the latest creative developments, worldwide, as this directly affects our choice of products, colors and styles. Learning to research is an important skill! My hope is that after seeing all the examples and explanation, you can better grasp how the trend will look on the art pieces you plan to produce and will set you on the path to anticipate trends that are about to emerge! The focus for this class is mass appeal large wall art.
Are you prepared to create artwork and paintings that will be licensed consistently? That’s completely feasible once you’re able to forecast and research using the methods discussed in this class. It has worked for me, so why not you?
The key concepts I will include:
· Review of my techniques and variables affecting today’s market
· An overview of what is trending now in home décor artwork
· Methods to predict color trends early
· Approaches you can take in your creative work moving forward
· Trade secrets never before shared
This is a relevant course for you to take no matter what your purpose for the artwork you create. Let’s dig in, so you can be benefitting from your knowledge now in your art practice!
This short intro will give you an overview of the class.
Lesson 1: Inspiration, Examples and Overview
In this lesson, I will show you how I am inspired to create art for wall décor. I will show you what I get for inspiration from my licensing agent, what the publishers send out for inspiration, and how to search out trends that lead to both publishers and interior designers.
Lesson 2: Looking at Timeless Categories
Here we will look at my work as it has evolved over the years and we will talk about two popular current categories, line art and statement portraits.
Lesson 3: Abstract Art and Beyond
In this lesson, we will look at abstract art and talk about why it is an important and timeless trend. We will also discuss why we look at trends in general. Finally, we will look at specific trending artists to see their techniques.
Lesson 4: Looking at Color Trends
Within this lesson, we will look at color trends and I will teach you how to find out about trends for this year and a peek at the future. This is a key skill so you can help yourself for years to come.
Lesson 5: Project: A Gallery Wall Mockup
This is the project I suggest you do for fun as you begin your journey of looking at trends in wall art décor. I will walk you through all the steps and show you where you can find more reading material.
Lesson 6: Mood Boards or Gallery Wall
This lesson will explain the steps involved in the two projects.
We will conclude everything in this lesson with a chat about next steps.
Concepts covered include but are not limited to trend hunting, trend spotting, color trends, style trends, home décor wall art styles, the importance of color in home décor, mockups, marketing your art, working with design supplements, finding online reference, Pantone Color predictions, using Shutterstock for color trend hunting
You will get the bonus of…
around an hour of direction from an instructor who has been in the graphic design business and education for over 40 years
knowledge of multiple ways to solve each design challenge
handouts explaining key concepts
a list of helpful online sites to further your education into creating on-demand wall art.
Who this course is for:
1 sections - 7 lectures - 42:01 total length
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Delores Orridge Naskrent
Hello, I'm Delores. I was an art educator for 30 years, teaching graphic design, fine art, and theatrical design. My own education took place at college and university, in Manitoba, Canada, and has been honed through decades of graphic design experience and my work as a professional artist, which I have done for over 40 years (eeek!). In the last few years I have also been involved in art licensing with contracts from Russ, Artwall, Studio El, Trends, Metaverse and more.
This is where I say something existential or clever about my inspiration: The colours of nature and my intuition guide my art: my most generous muses are light, sunshine, and flora. My work ranges through multiple media: my confidence with acrylic paint, ink, marker, collage, pencil, pastels, pencil crayon, watercolour, and digital painting provide many ready paths of self-expression.
But to be honest, often I don’t plan how a piece will ultimately look, but work in many layers, creating new relationships and deepening the complexity, intricacy and subtlety of the images over time. Once complete, I use this art for greeting cards, wall art and many other pieces I sell though art licensing and on products I create for my store. The bottom line? I love to experiment and mix both natural and digital mediums to create everything from very commercial work to very non-commercial fine art abstract paintings (and yes, I do sell these, so I guess they are commercial after all).
I am so excited to share my knowledge with you all in the Udemy universe as this has been one of my favourite haunts. I feel privileged and excited to become an online teacher here amongst some real stars in the art world. Please join me in my classes and follow me. I am sure we will have tons of great adventures together (oh my, so cliché). Anyhow, here we go...