combining my two passions - painting & nature - I run abstract mixed media painting workshops and online tutorials through Patreon, exploring landscape, nature and self expression to strengthen our connections with the outdoors
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Here I share workbooks, walk throughs, pre-recorded tutorials and hold monthly community meet-ups, exploring the world of self expression, abstract landscape and nature painting.
This content is available exclusively for the Outdoor Sketchbook Collective on Patreon, for a global community of art and nature lovers. The content here dives deeper into creative practice, and is focused on expression, experimentation, and finding your own creative voice. There's a variety of options available through tiers, so you can choose the best learning style for you. If you'd like to get a feel for my teaching style and approach, check out my free content on youtube.
Who are workshops suitable for?
Workshops are perfect for all ages & stages of artist - from your first time using a paintbrush, to professionals looking to re-energise their practice.
Please check individual workshop listings for age requirements - occasionally workshops are 16+ so that I can best serve the groups.
What is your approach to teaching?
All workshops are designed to make space for play, experimentation and fun. There are no right or wrongs in the classes!
I aim to share some of my favourite processes and techniques to ignite ideas, so that you can develop your own unique voice through mixed media painting.
What are the aims of the workshops & tutorials?
To loosen up, explore new ideas and freely express and interpret nature and landscape, and our experiences outside.
What formats do workshops come in?
I offer classes digitally and in person. Live workshops can be held inside or outside. Pre-recorded digital workshops and workbooks coming soon through my Patreon, The Outdoor Sketchbook Collective!
Are you available to teach privately?
I'm available to run private workshops for individuals, groups and public events, for all ages - please get in touch at os@orlastevens to discuss.
How can I hear about upcoming workshops?
Please subscribe to the Newsletter for occasional updates on in-person events and workshops.
Why do you teach?
I want to connect as many people as possible to the natural environment. The more we are connected, the more we care for, and in turn will look after and respect our natural habitats.
I believe in the power of having a creative outlet for self expression, and spending time outdoors. Having felt these benefits first hand, I want to share this experience with as many people as possible.
Access to arts education, and to the outdoors is often times a luxury. I believe that this should not be the case, and want to make learning and the outdoors as accessible as possible. Currently, I am approaching this through my video content on YouTube - sharing free tips, tricks, process insight & tutorials for creating outside.
I offer additional in-depth tutorials, guidance and resources online through Patreon. You can join the Outdoor Sketchbook Collective at a tier that suits you here.