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ART CHALLENGE: A CREATIVITY WORKSHOP
May 2 - 30 (no class May 23), Mondays, 7-9PM
Connect with your creativity! Develop the ability to be curious and ask questions that spark insights and create motivation to explore and go further with your creative vision and goals. Through fun, simple visual and word exercises, you will learn to generate ideas by looking at your environment and your personal history. The playful prompts provided will activate your imagination. Learn to see and react like a true artist and never fear the blank page again.
Click here to learn more about Art Challenge and to register.
SKETCHBOOK STUDIO
May 3 - 24, Tuesdays, 7-9PM
Discover your personal illustration style by exploring ideas on paper. Take inspiration from what you see in front of you every day. This class will provide you with a series of exercises and prompts designed to find your own unique visual language and let go of the fear of the blank page. With the use of a sketchbook, learn how to use colour, perspective, and texture in your art and work on your observation skills. Let go of your inhibitions, sketch with freedom, and have some fun!
Click here to learn more about Sketchbook Studio and to register.
TESTIMONIALS FROM HAPPY STUDENTS:
“I had never taken an online art course before.  However, Margarita Hobbes' personal creativity and own body of work, along with her fun and approachable style, convinced me to give it a try.  I was a bit daunted at first by the Zoom format, but all that quickly faded away. Margarita has a knack for bringing people together and making you feel not only comfortable, but inspired. I enjoyed the Zoom class setting!  I got far more out of her class than I ever could have expected. I not only learned some new techniques, but found myself wanting to explore further, which I did, by enrolling in another online course with her.  I highly recommend expanding your creativity with a Zoom class with her! - Joanne F.
"Margarita's classes have been lots of fun. She demonstrated steps for techniques clearly, answered my questions, and provided guidance in working with art materials I had at home. The Zoom link is easy to use."  - Taryn J.
"I found [the] class very enjoyable, Margarita is a great instructor and was very well-prepared and set up very well using the zoom technology". - Jennifer Y.
“I decided to take the (Intuitive) Abstract Acrylics class because I felt that my approach to painting was a bit rigid.  Margarita introduced a sense of play into the classes, which, combined with her excellent knowledge of color and technique, opened doors for me.  Margarita is a very good teacher!” - Ardyth M.
“Before joining the Alcohol Ink Explorations class with Margarita, I couldn't figure out the proper technique I needed to create the "dreamy" effect I wanted. After taking her class I was able to create the effects I was looking for and am slowly mastering that skill. I was quite surprised with how many other tools I could use to manipulate the ink and create different results. I am very excited to continue with this journey and will definitely sign up more classes with Margarita!  - Fendi L.
“Before the class, I didn't consider myself artistic. I have artsy friends and respect their craft. I never really tried. I did a couple paint nights and had fun but my painting didn't look like the original. I took a one day mixed media class with Margarita over Zoom this summer and had fun. When I found out there was a 4-session Mixed Media Play class.  I signed up not knowing what it all entailed. Also didn't know if there would be pros in the class or beginners like me. I was intimidated at first. But Margarita has a gentle teaching style. She is encouraging and as she puts it 'everyone has an inner artist' and she is there to help us bring it out.  When we got discouraged about our so called non-paintings, Margarita coached us on what we could do to try and fix it and pointed out the beauty she saw. I came to love what I created. I highly recommend this group of classes. Each class you learn a little more. By the end I was sad because I wanted more sessions. I will likely take this class again. Bonus were the take home notes she emailed after that had what we learned that class! I feel confident to try a mixed media piece at home now. Thank you Margarita. “ Andrea C. (talking about Mixed Media Play and Painted Paper Collage Workshops)
I recommend any class that Margarita offers! She is very caring and gifted teacher. She is very thorough and detailed in explaining and showing examples. She is always open to any questions you may have relating to art.  - Susan B.
As a “newbie” explorer in acrylics, I wanted to gain a better understanding of colour. This course has given me a solid foundation to also apply to other mediums. This is an excellent class for anyone who wants to quickly develop a working knowledge of colour and to improve the ability to “see” colour.  - Carlene A. (talking about Exact Colour Mixing Workshop)
"I've taken yet another of Margarita Hobbes lovely art workshops. It was relaxing, informative, and fun. Margarita ensures that the class is easy on the eyes with camera angles clearly focused on the project working area, making it straightforward to view and follow her guided instruction. A gifted artist, creative spirit, and teacher!"  - Joanne F.
This was our first online art class. We will be happy to do more in the future. Margarita has us sold.  With her easy-going style, it was at a comfortable pace, and we had a lot of fun.  Thank you, Margarita! - Pam F. 
I hadn’t taken art in years and was very nervous about the class, but I ended up loving it.  The instructor is easygoing and gives good instructions.  I had so much fun and feel like it really sparked my creativity.
- Lauryn S.
I am an art instructor who specializes in creativity skills development.  My classes are varied and can make use of materials such as acrylics, resin, collage, image transfers, alcohol inks, markers, etc.   It will be my pleasure to share with you my techniques and knowledge in a fun, safe and informative environment.

* If the class you want is not currently being offered, perhaps consider a Private Zoom Lesson with me.  One-on-one lessons offer benefits like customized instruction and can facilitate accelerated learning.  Send me a message and let's have a chat about what you wish to learn!  Or, if you would like to host an exclusive class with just your loved-ones I can do that, too!  A Private Zoom Art Class is a great way to learn art and creativity skills with your friends, family or colleagues.  Read more about a Private Zoom Art Class here.

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