Last year around the holidays, like a lot of people, I did most of my shopping on Amazon. I mean, can you get any better than free two day shipping and avoiding long lines at the stores? Since becoming a mom it's been much more convenient for me to quickly hit "Add to Cart" whenever I'm running low on anything from diapers to art supplies to gluten-free pasta.
After a few days of heavy online shopping, those infamous cardboard boxes started piling up at my door - and more often than not - only contained one small item per box. My eyes were opened for the first time and I knew I needed to do a better job at reducing waste in my personal life, as well as in my business.
As I was doing a bit of spring cleaning in my studio, I was confronted with "the drawer" - the place where I shove all my old artwork. I couldn't bear the thought of filling my trash can with so much waste, so I started thinking of ways I could repurpose my old original paintings. That's when the concept for this course came together. I was determined to find ways to up-cycle items laying around my studio.
This course can be taken by artists of all levels, and in any medium. We will complete two projects that demonstrate how easy it is to repurpose old artwork into brand new masterpieces. We will also discuss ways that we can reduce waste in our personal lives, as well as in our art practices.
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