More than a course
Striving to stand out from the crowd and let your creativity flourish?
This 12-week program is designed to take you on a creative journey and make sure you're not missing any steps of becoming a confident and successful artist.
I created this system to help you to:
- Get confident in drawing & painting
- Find your unique artist's style
- Build your creative career
1. Learn the fundamentals
2. Master botanical drawing & painting
3. Master animal drawing & painting
4. Experiment with different techniques
5. Find your artist's signature style
6. Build creative career of your dreams!
Course program & structure
This 12-WEEK COURSE is designed to help you become a successful and confident artist with a strong signature style through a structured program, mentorship, and community. This clear method offers an equivalent of formal art education in less time, while bypassing hours wasted on confusing online sources.
25+ hours of high-quality, professionally recorded, and narrated video lessons are waiting for you inside!
You'll benefit from 15 years of valuable experience and expertise packed into this course!
The course is structured in 6 modules:
1. Basics of drawing, composition, perspective, watercolor painting
2. Realistic botanical drawing and painting
3. Realistic animal drawing and painting
4. Techniques to unlock your creativity
5. Finding signature style
6. Creative business. This module includes portfolio creation, art promotion (through social media, galleries, publishers, and online platforms), and insightful input from guest experts within the art industry.
Module 1 - Foundations
Acquire fundamental principles of drawing and painting, covering concepts like light and shadow, perspective, composition, and color theory. Master essential drawing and watercolor painting techniques that will lay the groundwork for this course.These skills will be strengthened by portraying simple natural subjects such as fruits, vegetables, and everyday objects.
Module 2 - Botanicals
Become at ease with sketching and painting botanical subjects, including plants, flowers, trees, and mushrooms. Master progressing from simple to intricate forms while realistically capturing diverse textures. I'll guide you through approaches to working from life and using reference images.
Module 3 - Animals
Understand animal anatomy and proportions while gaining skills in sketching and painting insects, birds, and mammals. Explore capturing them both in still poses and motion. You will discover how to incorporate background elements and landscapes into your artworks, crafting striking paintings that showcase animals within their natural habitats.
Module 4 - Unlock your Creativity
This module is designed to guide you in thinking outside the box, discovering innovative and unconventional ideas for your artworks. It's a space where your inner child can truly revel in creativity! Engage in diverse techniques, mixed media, and non-traditional materials, unlocking your artistic potential through hands-on exercises that encourage innovative thinking. You'll gain the skills to infuse your creations with a distinctive flair and craft an animal-inspired character.
Module 5 - Find Your Style
Once you've acquired the skills and tapped into your creative flow, we'll transition to defining your distinctive artist's signature style. This will be achieved through hands-on exercises and analysis. You'll also discover how to infuse narratives into your art, making it utterly captivating. The presence of two guest artists, Rita Gould and Fiona Di Pinto, will further enrich this module.
Module 6 - Your Creative Business
Create a portfolio that will stand out and attract your ideal clients. Discover what streams of income are available for artists, how to promote your art on social media, through publishers and galleries. Guest experts will be involved in this module so you can get exclusive insights from other professionals of the art world!
Meet the teacher
I’m Anastasiia, an artist, illustrator, and surface pattern designer. I’m also a founder of the brand Natura Illustrata, focused on promoting nature and creativity.
My double-edged background as an artist and art manager gives me a multifaceted perspective on the art world.
My experience includes:
- Classical Art studies in Fine Art Academy in Russia
- Master’s degree in Contemporary Art management obtained in Paris
- Working in art galleries in Europe and US
- Selling my art and those of other artists at Contemporary Art Fairs in Europe, US, South America, and the UAE
- Illustrating 3 books, working with international publishers
- Building an online community of over 100k creatives
- Teaching 2,000 students around the globe
- Launching my creative business
This allowed me to see the system behind getting confident in basic art disciplines and creating art that will stand out from the crowd and bring you joy & income.
Guest experts will engage in Modules 5 and 6 of the course, sharing their insights on signature style and various income streams for artists, encompassing both online and offline avenues. Numerous topics will be covered, including selling on Etsy, establishing a Patreon, marketing through physical and online galleries, collaborating with publishers, and participating in art fairs.
Mentorship & community
Having a mentor that will guide you on your journey is essential for your growth as an artist. I will be there for you!
Each student will be provided with a personalised feedback if asked for. You can submit your questions that will be replied in the private student's group or during our Live Sessions.
We're stronger together! Meet new creative friends and get feedback & support from our creative community. Each student will have access to our private student's group where we will connect, troubleshoot and celebrate your success!
How it works
This course is available only once a year. The next edition of the course is set to begin on November 14th.
Course duration : 12 weeks. You will have access to the whole course content even after course ends. So even if your schedule is packed during the 12-week duration of the course, you'll still have the flexibility to watch the course content and live sessions at your own pace for a full year after the course concludes.
The course content is released in a drip format. The first module will be accessible starting November 14th. Subsequently, a new module will be unlocked every two weeks. This approach aims to prevent overwhelm and ensures that the entire group advances through the course collectively. Once a module becomes available, you can watch the content at your own pace.
Each module is composed of video lessons. You can watch the video lessons at your own pace after the module has been unlocked.
Some lessons may be accompanied by other materials such as PDF's, reference pictures, examples, etc.)
Live sessions are customized to the students' specific questions or needs. Each student has the opportunity to propose a topic for a live session relevant to the module of the week. The most pertinent suggestions will serve as the basis for live demonstrations or webinars. Rest assured, all live sessions will be recorded, allowing you to watch them at your convenience even if you couldn't attend them live.
We will have a private student’s group where you can share your work, get support and feedback from me and connect with other students.
I've watched countless tutorials to enhance my drawing and painting skills, but I often felt lost, unable to structure my progress effectively. As a devoted mom, this course breathed new life into my creativity, offering not only relaxation but also the opportunity to flourish as an artist. It awakened a dormant passion within me, fueling my drive to explore and develop my own unique style.
If you find yourself yearning for structure, motivation, and a transformative experience, I wholeheartedly recommend Anastasiia's course.
There is a term we Indians use called GURU. GURU means much more than a teacher, one who helps you to find yourself rather then just teaching skills like a teacher do.
I call Anatsasiia my ART GURU. And while writing this I am happily sobbing.
When I signed up for Anastasiia’s course, all I knew was that I loved her paintings of natural objects like leaves and mushrooms. I had no idea I would be receiving the equivalent of a professional art school education! I learned drawing principles including perspective, shading, observing, painting, and so much more! Anastasiia generously taught us what she learned in her own art education. I cannot recommend her courses enough. They are as excellent as it gets!
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