Unleash your Creativity
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Unleash your Creativity

Fun painting and drawing techniques to improve your artwork
4.8 (17 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
849 students enrolled
Created by Isabel Kumerz MFA
Last updated 3/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the process of artistic creativity.
  • Loose of fear about doing wrong.
  • Develop spontaneity and a willingness to take risks when creating art.
  • Develop basic skills and gain confidence and pleasure in drawing and painting.
  • Promotes positive thinking.
  • Generating of new ideas.
  • Develop the ability to express ideas, feelings and emotions visually (non verbally) in a variety of art media.
  • Apply this proceses in other media, like water color or oil painting
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  • Curiosity and a desire to explore

This course introduces you to various forms of creative painting. It aims to help you find and develop your own personal creativity and visual expression according to your strengths and interests. 

You will see step by step demonstrations on different creative processes that will help you to create an original and very personal artwork. We explore experimental techniques for composition, layering, textures, transparency and blind drawing, with an emphasis on the creative process and exploration. In one lesson you'll learn how to draw in 15 minutes!

This course is for beginners and advanced students who are interested in using painting as a vehicle for growth as a creative being. Each technique is fun!

Take this ultimate Unleash Your Creativity course right now and learn different creative processes to create an exclusive and professional abstract painting

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to be more creative and innovative in life.
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
How to Start
3 Lectures 02:52

Introduction and explanation : Where to start

As an educator and artist, these techniques have served me well as a starting point to develop what I considered important when teaching: the creativity of my students.

My experience has show me that this development can be achieved more quickly through experimentation. A hight percentage of students have a positive experience testing these techniques,because they focus mainly on the creative process rather than just the results.Therefore students lose their fear of making mistakes, gaining confidence.

Each lesson has an Attachment for you to download.

Preview 00:37

Explanation about what to expect from this course and also a detailed Study Plan to start working.
27 pages
Basic skills
3 Lectures 05:29
Short demo. How to draw blindly.
Preview ImportContent

Explanation on how to draw without looking at the paper. A basic skill if you don't know how to draw. It is a great way to create a drawing with personality. 
The demostration shows 
-How to draw without looking at the paper.
-How to make a composition-drawing blindly-an object many times.

Preview 03:04

Basic color theory explained. Learn how to make a color wheel.
Preview 02:25

Questions about colors

Let me ask you...
5 questions
Demostrations: The Creative Process
7 Lectures 35:50
After knowing the basics, we can start the creative processes.
Preview 00:18

Demostration on how to make textures with acrylics. This is a great procces to get to know colors, composition and to discover interesting textures and effects for your paintings.

Written explanation is attached as supplementary material.

Textures with Acrylics: experimentation demo

This second demostration is showing how to apply textures starting not with an "X" but with a simple line drawing. It can be a figure, a landscape or any drawing that you need to make more interesting.  
Textures with Acrylics in a drawing demostration

In this lesson we are drawing a still life using the background we made in "textures with acrylics".  In this case we will apply transparencies to bring out the still life. 
For this Process, please watch the lecture "Color theory".
Attached is a written explanation about the process. 
Transparency with acrylics: demostration

 This creative process will help you to strength your composition skills, learn about gestural drawing and to work concentrating on the forms and not on the colors. 

Written explanation is attached as supplementary material

Making an abstract with Numbers & Letters : demo

Applying color to a composition from the process Numbers and Letters. I started with two colors: Cyan and the complementary: Orange. At the end I added more colors.
Numbers&Letters with color

This process will help you to create an non-objective Abstract painting. Non-objective art does not contain a recognizable subject. You will create from your inner self, from your unconciouness mind, to express your emotions, following your intuition.

Written explanation is attached as supplementary material.

Following your intuition: The Marks demostration
Artists Art and Processes
2 Lectures 14:22
Painting examples from all the creative process you are learning. Some artists are famous some are not. You'll find diverse applications from the techniques, and how far you can go.
Painting examples from other artists

Learn from the creative process of other artists. How they work, where they work, and the materials they used.
Artists Creative Process
What is Creativity?
1 Lecture 02:13
Are you creative? A brief description on Creativity.
Creativity Explained: movie
Submit your artwork
1 Lecture 00:00

How to send your artwork. Attached as supplementary materials is a doc document to fill out. 

You can also decide if you would like to be in the students online art gallery.

1 page
For your own sake
1 Lecture 00:10
This assignament is optional. 
Write a short research paper about: "What do you like best while creating art and why"
0 Lectures 00:00
Are you an artist?
9 questions
Course Conclusion
1 Lecture 02:43
A final, and general review on the course Unleash Your Creativity. 
By the conclusion of this course you'll be able to create art independently.
Final Overview
About the Instructor
Isabel Kumerz MFA
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976 Students
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Create without thinking, judging or falling in love!

Isabel Kumerz is a Spanish painter living in State College, Pennsylvania. She holds a BA in Graphic Design from the Kunstschule Alsterdam, Hamburg, Germany and a MFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, US. In 2001 she moved to the US where she taught art at Penn State, the Art Alliance of Central PA, and Indiana University of PA while earning her MFA in Painting. In 2003 she began developing a new method to teach art, shortly afterwards students started shining on their own.