Creative JumpStart is a one-of-a-kind community event to jumpstart your creativity in 2020. The Theme this year is “Super Power”.
We asked our crew of Mixed Media Artists and Crafters: what is your artistic Super Power? Is it a tool or technique that helps you achieve your unique style? Is it a way of thinking, organizing, or planning that leads up to a finished piece? Is it something else entirely? What Super Power do you use to create? Our artist teachers have created mixed media lessons that share this insight with YOU – so you can try these Super Powers yourself in your own artmaking.
There is no doubt about it: art can be beautiful, personal, and really fun to make. It can capture a once-in-a-lifetime moment, feeling, or idea. And artists can influence everything from the walls of a home to world events. If you think about it, creativity really is a Super Power! Whether you are creating simply for the joy it brings you or creating to share your ideas with others, that is a pretty awesome pursuit.
Join us for this 9th year of CJS and learn how different Mixed Media Artists and Crafters translate our theme into their own work, sharing with you their creative process, techniques, tips, tricks, and ideas on how to develop your own style.
You get 31 DOWNLOADABLE videos for $60 (USD). It’s a great value – at only $1.93 per video it’s a collection of tutorials that you can keep forever, over 5 hours of unique content!
How does it work? Each day throughout the month of January, a new video posted in the online classroom. Participate in the classroom comments, ask questions and post comments, show and share your interpretation of the projects in the Show and Tell to get the most from the CJS community. There are exclusive giveaway events, access to project supply lists, and additional special features to inspire you. The classroom will be open until the middle of November 2020 and the videos can be downloaded in the classroom and then kept forever!
Join the 31 artists we call “JumpStarters” as they reveal their creative secrets. They’ll be bringing their unique style and favorite media and techniques to the classroom to share with you.
For only $60 you’ll get:
- A series of 31 technique- and project-based videos from 31 artists from around the world.
- Each video is about 10 minutes long for a total total of over 5 hours of video content
- Downloadable videos – download before November 2020 to enjoy them forever.
- Information about new creative and innovative products and techniques you might not have used before.
- Inspiration to jumpstart your own artwork
- Methods to translate artwork by others into your own style.
If you’re looking for new ideas and inspiration, Creative JumpStart is for you!
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is for the Mixed Media Hobby Artist who wants to jumpstart their creativity in a wide field of projects, techniques and mediums. It is suited for beginners to intermediate artists – with a couple projects for the advanced audience. From lots of Art Journaling and mixed media based ideas, from project-based videos to inspirational videos, to technique-based videos – there is something for everyone!
And to keep things even more exciting, we have a series of giveaways from our official CJS20 sponsors. These art and craft product companies are offering chances to win products and gift cards but you must enter by February 8, 2020.
What supplies will I need?
A short basic supply list will be provided in the Welcome Section after you signed in. No need to go on a shopping spree and buy a ton of stuff you might not use that often. Watch the videos first to decide if you can substitute some of the materials with something you already own. If not, then choose which items to buy.
If you have some of the following in hand, it would be helpful:
Sheets of watercolor paper, an Art Journal if you like to work within a book format, 6-8 colors of acrylic paints plus black and white, a basic set of watercolor paints, gel medium, gesso, a selection of brushes, a rubber brayer, various pens and pencils.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By signing up for CJS, you agree not to give your private log-in and any password information to anyone else. The enrollment fee is for one person only. After the payment confirmation is sent to you, cancellation is no longer possible. Tuition is not refundable.
All videos are under the copyright of the artists and are for private use only and cannot be shared. You may not teach/re-teach the information in the videos or use it for any online or print publications.
Downloads: You will be able to download the videos so that you can watch them offline and keep them forever. Download terms and conditions will be posted when you download the first video and in order to do so, you will have to agree to those terms and conditions.
Streaming: If you plan on using Streaming only, please sign up only if you are able to watch vimeo hosted videos. All videos are posted in this format. See vimeo.com to test your computer. Some older computers and software may have problems playing the videos. We are not responsible for troubleshooting playback difficulties of the videos. Note that CJS is not optimized for viewing on mobile devices. Some devices may not be able to play videos or display all content. We recommend joining CJS from a laptop or desktop computer. Please ensure your computer or device is compatible BEFORE joining.