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Zen Painting! 30 videos, open ended workshop!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

What Do You Think? Zen Houses anyone?



One of the most fun things  I do as part of  my 'job' is to teach students around the world  creative techniques that they can use in their art.  I have to say to myself, is this really how I earn a living?  How dang cool and fun is this!! Whoohoo!   Each year I try to take some of the processes I am working on and share them via an online class or two.



 In 2016 I launched "Dirty Flirty Birds", and then later in the fall I launched "Zen Painting".  Both of those classes were so highly received by 100's of students that I was just blown away and so grateful to all of you who chose to play along with me!



This year, I have not produced an online class YET....because I released 4 new DVD's over at Artist Network/F & W Media, so you know...I didn't want to compete with myself too much but at the same time, I've been working on something brand new for you in the form of an online class merging two of my favorite styles--Funky Houses and Zen Painting.

Today we are opening up registration at an  EARLY EARLY BIRD price so that we can spread the word about this super fun workshop.  Bonus,   the students  have some  extra time to  collect  the supplies and purchase the class (even if they can't do it today). IF YOU CAN register early,  the special I'm offering is for 72 hours only.

You can join now by going  to the pre-sale page HERE. Or,  if you want to read more info including some FAQ, be sure to click my latest Zen Student Prospect Newsletter.    You can subscribe to the newsletter and qualify for some great prizes too, BTW....by clicking on the subscribe button in the left hand corner.

If Zen Painting (the original class) is any indication of how much fun the students all had,  I'm sure this new class will be just as much of an adventure if not more!   

I hope to see you in class!  

Until next time....gratefully yours,

Jodi





Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Big Things Happening!







Feature from the May/June 2017 Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine
They are finally out!  Some of you already know this but since I've taken a little bit of a blog break lately, I thought I'd share with you my latest collection of DVD's published by F+W Media.   These are some of my hottest and most popular techniques all bundled up in 4 different projects including:


Abstract Painting on Yupo
Zen Painting
Texture Techniques for Abstract Art
Art Journal Jam

While they are available as a DVD or Download, you could also join Artists Network and stream them for a monthly subscription price!  Whoohoo!




Some of you have asked me what the difference is between my DVD's and Online 
Workshops and are the techniques the same, so I just wanted to give you an over view of how the DVD's work,   they are generally an hour or hour and half long (each description on the website will tell you exactly how long).  You'll get an overview of the processes featured along with a couple of projects to work on.    Because their price is very low and they are meant to be self studies, student do not get hands on help from me as an instructor,  I love to see projects but unfortunately can not answer questions as would be able to in the online workshop.

The online workshops are usually about 5-6 hours long and encompass projects and step outs that generally should take you about 6 wks to complete.  You'll get a PDF that overviews the projects as well as a downloadable supply list, access to private Facebook to interact with peers, upload photos and work with the  group along with instructor assistance. Access to the online class is unlimited unless the class gets retired down the road, in that case you will be given ample time (generally a year) to finish the workshop.   

You'll find both options a great way to educate yourself around the creative process featured on the DVDs or specialty workshops online, it just depends how in depth you want to dive and whether or not you want to work as a self study or with a group.  Obviously there is a price difference between the two options as well.   

With that said, if you would like to check out my new DVD's, Here are some links to them!!






Jodi Ohl's Zen Painting Workshop Video Download
Jodi Ohl's Zen Painting Workshop Video Download
$19.99
This video workshop soothes your artistic soul through a zen-full painting experience. Jodi Ohl encourages you to go...[Read More]
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Jodi Ohl's Zen Painting Workshop Dvd
Jodi Ohl's Zen Painting Workshop Dvd
$26.99
This video workshop soothes your artistic soul through a zen-full painting experience. Jodi Ohl encourages you to go...[Read More]
Buy Now

Texture Techniques For Abstract Art Video Download
Texture Techniques For Abstract Art Video Download
$19.99
Creating textured and layered abstract art has never been so easy or fun. In this video worskshop Jodi Ohl will guide...[Read More]
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Texture Techniques For Abstract Art Dvd
Texture Techniques For Abstract Art Dvd
$26.99
Creating textured and layered abstract art has never been so easy or fun. In this video worskshop Jodi Ohl will guide...[Read More]
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Art Journal Jam Video Download
Art Journal Jam Video Download
$19.99
In this video, Jodi Ohl will guide you through a variety of art journaling techniques that you can then mix and match...[Read More]
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Art Journal Jam Dvd
Art Journal Jam Dvd
$26.99
In this video, Jodi Ohl will guide you through a variety of art journaling techniques that you can then mix and match...[Read More]
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Abstract Painting On Yupo&Reg; Video Download
Abstract Painting On Yupo&Reg; Video Download
$19.99
This video workshop will give you exciting insights about the special effects you can create in your artwork, and how...[Read More]
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Abstract Painting On Yupo&Reg; Dvd
Abstract Painting On Yupo&Reg; Dvd
$26.99
This video workshop will give you exciting insights about the special effects you can create in your artwork, and how...[Read More]
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Check them out and I hope you enjoy!!!
Till next time (I'll be sure to pop in sooner than 2 months from now!! )
Artfully Yours,
Jodi


PS...oh my I have something  super duper fun coming up for my next online workshop to be released later this summer.  Stay tuned for more info--or pop up to the beginning of the page to get on the pre-release mailing list. I'll be sending out some hot information next week!!!!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Better Late Than Never! The Winner Is....

You know what they say, "Better Late Than Never"!!  So sorry this is soooooo delayed, no excuses other than I've been knee deep in paint as I get ready for some big upcoming events and haven't really turned on my computer so I can stay focused.  Anyone want to be a virtual assistant??? I think it's about time I start thinking about hiring someone!!!!  They could have posted for me and I wouldn't have felt like such a slacker! lol



Thank you all for all the kind words of support over  my new DVD's just released, your shares, and for the great ideas about new classes!!!  I soooo appreciate it!

For those of you who would like to order one or more of the videos, here are some quick links to the North Light store:

My 4 New DVDs:
1.       http://bit.ly/2maKlSh   Graffiti Grunge Art: Abstract Painting on Yupo
2.       http://bit.ly/2mQWpp5  Texture Techniques for Abstract Art
3.       http://bit.ly/2mQnVmb  Art Journal Jam

4.       http://bit.ly/2nAkSyL  Zen Painting Workshop


And now, without further adieu....The winner of my four DVD set is...drum roll please!



Blogger Elisa Ablett said...
I would love to win this amazing prize!! Definitely would love to learn more about cold wax and also painting on yupo. Thankyou for the opportunity
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Blogger Elisa Ablett said...
Shared on facebook- my email is 2craftymums@gmail.com
5:25 PM


Congratulations Elisa!   I am so happy you won!!! Enjoy the set!
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For my next online class, I will be doing a new version of Zen Painting entitled, "Zen Houses", in essence, I'll be meshing up some of the techniques from Zen Painting and Funky Little Houses for a ultra fun and sooooo whimsical groupings of some of the best houses on the block!  Just like all of my classes, you can expect to learn in depth techniques through well thought out exercises and practice sessions before we move through a variety of projects that increases in difficulty/or size before we work on a final project.

I expect the class to go live in August so if you want to be on the early bird sign up,  I have created a special interest newsletter list that will inform you when the class will launch and the special sale price for all early birds.   To get on that list, please sign up HERE.  *Early-Early birds will get the absolute lowest price offered until the class is about 6 months old just an FYI :)

Here's some more sampler pieces I've worked on recently so you can get an idea of what Zen Houses will be like. SOOO MUCH FUN! I hope you can join in with me!





That's all she wrote for today, again thank you all for playing along and I apologize for the delay in my posting!     Happy Thursday to you and yours!


Friday, March 17, 2017

A Big. Huge. Giveaway! New DVDS are HERE!!!!

We Can Only Go Up From Here  16 x 16  Zen Houses Painting   *will be featured in the Spring Auction by Stephanie Gagos starting April 18th, 2017

Hey Kids!  Yes I am still alive!   Heck I go to CanCun, and I don't surface for a month!  HaHa!  Gosh, so sorry it's been so long since I've posted!  It's been a world wind last month or so that included a vacation with the fam,  my first ever book signing! Woot Woot,  My 3 day Abstract Class at the studio, and then I just returned from a fantastic weekend in Melbourne, Florida where I taught a 2 day Zen Painting course at the wonderful Art More Place!  



In between that time I've been sick...I mean really sick!  Dang why do I always get sick in February??? Maybe it's some sort of hidden life message I'm supposed to recognize! Who knows?!  Because I was so sick, I actually tore a muscle in my rib from coughing (okay, and exercising on one of those AS SEEN ON TV exercise boards that you twist on)!! haha   Oh my goodness, so I guess I twisted too much, too hard, and too fast for these old bones and blew out my rib and and then further injured it by coughing like a lunatic for 2-3 weeks straight.  All I know was it was PAIN-FULLLLLLL!!!!  Like, damn, I can't even breathe painful!  Well, I'm happy to say that I'm back to ohhh you worked out too hard and have a pulled muscle pain which I'll take any day from the stabbing in the lung and blow out my insides type of pain!

Moral of the story friends, go to the Dr's if you are sick and get some medicine!  Bad things happen when you don't!!

Cover art for my new DVD:  The Passing  18 x 18 *will be featured in the Spring Auction by Stephanie Gagos starting April 18th, 2017



I'm sort of back to work this week. If you count digging yourself out of a big hole back to work then that's what I'm doing!  haha!   As a thank you for sticking with me during my absence, I'd like to offer you a fun giveaway featuring my new DVD'a JUST released by North Light, and can be purchased as a DVD, Download, or streamed over at their site, Artists Network TV Network.


I'm soooo excited to release these new products!!! Take a look:



If you'd like to take a look at the new workshops,  please check out the links, here:


My 4 New DVDs:
1.       http://bit.ly/2maKlSh   Graffiti Grunge Art: Abstract Painting on Yupo
2.       http://bit.ly/2mQWpp5  Texture Techniques for Abstract Art
3.       http://bit.ly/2mQnVmb  Art Journal Jam
4.       http://bit.ly/2nAkSyL  Zen Painting Workshop



NEW  Cold Wax and Oils!  Stay tuned for upcoming workshop info!


One question that comes up about the DVD's compared to my workshops is:  How do the dvds differ than the in person or online workshops? This is a very valid question as the prices differ significantly as do what they each offer.  Here's a brief explanation of some of the differences:


The DVD's are complete lessons usually spanning 1-2 hours in length.  You'll get tips, projects and see an abridged version of the work in progress from start to finish.  If you want a great set of lessons that you can view on your tv or computer at an extraordinary price, these are for you! *Or if you've taken an in person class and want to have something to reinforce the lessons learned after you leave, the DVD's are great options too.


Paper art...mixed media painting on paper. work in process.

Online workshops are more robust.  For those of you who have taken them with me before, you know that my courses are very intensive and span usually 5-6 hours worth of content. The online courses do have more projects, some crossover with the videos but generally they are new lessons.  In  Online workshops you also will get a  page handout and a supply list reference ( with clickable links  in my Zen Painting course).  Part of the course tuition is the fact I've done research for you and will make it easy for you to collect your supplies with a click of link. You also have access to my private groups and will receive help from me personally if you request it during the course.   *I can not provide questions and answer time nor project review with the dvd or download of my videos unfortunately.
Looking for Love  6x6  Dirty Flirty Bird painting   
*will be featured in the Spring Auction by Stephanie Gagos starting April 18th, 2017


In person classes are great if you have a hard time focusing in an online environment and need to ask questions/receive feedback in the moment.  Workshops are filled with exercises, demonstrations, and live q&a in the moment.  There's an energy that fills a room of eager students and a passionate teacher that just can't be replaced.  Very often you also have the benefit of sampling very expensive products as part of your class or kit fee which saves you money from buying things you won't use again or didn't quite love. You can also see live how to use products you may never have experienced before.  In most cases, instructors have to travel so the price of travel and expenses is factored into the workshops as are supplies so you will find that in person classes are on the highest end of the spectrum price wise (other than destination art retreats).   




NEW Cold Wax Painting  Stay tuned for a new collection release and upcoming workshop information!


Now that we got that out of the way,  let's talk about my giveaway!!       I want to share all 4 DVDs with one BIG winner so this is HUGE,  a value worth close to 100 dollars!   YAHOOO!    The pot will sweeten if we get over 200 comments and shares in that I'll throw in a few key supplies you may want to use in each of the DVD which could potentially up the value of the prize another $60-75 dollars!    

How to enter?   Simply leave a comment and tell me what are some new techniques you are most eager to learn and why. If there's a new class you'd like to see me offer, heck let me know, too!  You can get 1 extra entry if you share a link to this post in one of your social media outlets. To get that extra entry, just come back and comment again where you shared it.  PLEASE be sure to leave an email or a way I can get a hold of you. If there's no clickable link or email when I got to pick a winner I'll pick a new one.  Entries will be taken up until Sunday evening and I'll pick a winner on Monday!  whooohoo!  

Good luck everyone and have fun!     If you just want to go ahead and pick up a copy of one of the dvds regardless of the prize pack, there are links above for you to go to right under the product image.

Have a great weekend, stay healthy, be well, and enjoy some creative time for yourself along the way!

Gratefully Yours,

Jodi Ohl