It's Gnome-y October!
Create Your Very Own Gnome Trick-or-Treaters!
In years past, one of my greatest delights were the trick-or-treaters that came to the door on Halloween. This year, it seems unlikely any of the usual crew of suspects will be showing up thanks to the lovely virus floating around out there.
So I decided to create my own gnome trick-or-treaters and I want to share them with you!
With little more than noses showing, we don’t have to worry about facial features and there are soooo many ways to create these fun little beings, I bet you’ll want to create more!
This class will be broken out into four one-hour sessions over two weeks in October. Each class will be hosted via Zoom on Saturdays and Tuesdays. Can’t make it to every class? No worries! The videos will be posted quickly after each class and you’ll be able to watch it as many times as you’d like! You’ll have the time to catch up and finish any painting that needs to be finished before our next class.
There will be at least one pre-class video and possibly more so that we can keep our focus on painting together. Oh, and there will be homework!
A pre-class video will be available starting Wednesday, October 7, 2020, to help you set up and prep your artwork/card so we can get started painting on Saturday, October 10th!
Class 1 – Saturday, October 10, 2020: We’ll begin our page by painting the background, adding shadows around the bases of our trick-or-treaters, removing the masking, adding more paint and creating the flags in the background.
Class 2 – Tuesday, October 13, 2020: We will be painting our witch gnome.
Class 3 – Saturday, October 17, 2020: We will be painting “Frankie” gnome.
Class 4 – Tuesday, October 20, 2020: We will be painting the “Dracula” gnome and finishing up any additional details.
A final video will be made available before the end of class showing the lettering and how to create the ombre effect of the letters. Final date is still to be determined!
You will have plenty of time to ask questions and I’ll be offering additional tips and techniques during the live classes on how to make this collection of gnomes your very own. If you sign up past the date of the live classes, you will be able to view the video of the recorded event and listen to questions asked by other participants!
This project would be appropriate as a standalone piece, in a journal or painted onto a card for a special someone! The gnomes can be created separately or on one piece of paper—it’s all up to you to choose.
I hope you can come and join me to create your own crew of adorable trick-or-treating gnomes!
Laure Ferlita is an accomplished watercolorist residing in sunny Florida. Watercolors, nature, travel, painting on location, sketching for the joy of it, and most especially, color, are her passions!
Vibrant color can be found in almost any subject and its shadows. It is her joy to bring those colors to life on paper with some paint and a little water. For many years, Laure worked as a graphic designer, so you will most likely see a strong graphic element in her work.
She started sharing her joy and love of sketching on location over at ImaginaryTrips.com in 2009 and has helped many "travelers" to find their artistic voice since then.
“Watercolor, for me, is the perfect sketching medium." Laure says. “It provides ease of use, quick color saturation, and clean up is a snap and really, you don't need much equipment. After you move past the hype of how difficult watercolor can be, you find out how much fun it is to get out there and actually create on location. It's way too much fun!"
To see more of Laure's work, please visit her blog, Painted Thoughts or her Instagram account at @laure.ferlita.