So remember the other day I was preaching to you about how to buy art? Well, imagine that you could go to art school online and be taught by your very favourite artist. What a dream come true, right? Well that has actually happened. IN. REAL. LIFE!
|'Hi Paul Can You Come Over' - Stella Vine|
Stella Vine, an artist who’s work as you may know, I’ve long admired and adored, has recently launched Stella’s Art School. You might think you could never afford such a thing, but you'd be wrong. Her online art school, where she’ll post two videos a month for twelve months is only £32 IN TOTAL, and you can join at any time.
I joined up immediately - how could I not?
|'Holy Water Cannot Help You Now' / 'Elizabeth and Lassie' / 'Marion' - Stella Vine|
But how does it work?
Well, there are two projects a month for twelve months, in the form of videos posted online and accessed with a password via Stella's website. You can join Stella as she makes her own art works, drawings, paintings, editions and objects, and you’re encouraged to either make something similar to her, or go off at a tangent and create your own pieces.
There’s a closed Facebook and Instagram account for members only, where you can join in, post work and get feedback from Stella herself, as well as other students.
In typical generous Stella style, she’s offering free places for people living in difficult circumstances. AND if you’re a high achieving student and complete 24 projects a year for three years she’ll make you your own certificate.
|'I Only Make Love to Jesus' - Stella Vine|
The fact that I don’t have any spare time on my hands and may not end up doing all (many/any!) of the projects she sets, is kind of besides the point for me. I really do want to learn from her, but being able to watch her videos and seeing a little bit of how she ticks is worth it alone. (Sorry Stella, I know you’ll probably read this, and I promise I won’t start actually stalking you, and I also promise to do at least some of my homework!)
You can find out more about Stella here, (besides the fact that she’s hugely talented and lovely), and if you don’t have the time or inclination for art school, but want your own affordable little piece of her, you might still be able to pick up a signed and numbered limited edition print of your own right here.
How cool. You’re welcome.