INSTANT ACCESS CLASS
let's play with patterns!
In this 3+ hour video class I welcome you into the wonderful world of patterns. Step by step, I'll be guiding you through the process; from gathering inspiration, choosing a colour palette, designing your own patterns, applying them and create an amazing abstract piece of art.
Creating your own pattern design is the perfect way to completely lose yourself in the process. You don't have to think too much; it can even feel like a meditation. Warning: it's very addictive! ;)
Please watch the first lesson in the Curriculum section below, you will get a good idea of what this course is about!
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StartDesigning patterns on A4-sized paper (8:33)
StartPatterns with markers (1) (8:27)
StartPatterns with markers (2) (7:43)
StartPatterns on longer strips of paper (1) (11:57)
StartPatterns on longer strips of paper (2) (14:17)
StartPatterns on transparent paper (6:47)
StartChoosing my favourite patterns (1:16)
"I enrolled in the Pattern Playing course at Luz.Artworks that I saw advertised on Instagram. I watched the full set of videos then went to gather all my supplies and got to work. This course was so inspiring that I could not stop working at, or dreaming about, my art pieces for three days straight! Luz is an excellent teacher and I found her so aligned with my thinking – “it’s all about the process” and "know when to stop if it doesn’t add to the piece”! The course and workbook were so clear, of high quality, and so inspiring. Next time I will work with more muted colours and will work more on developing my patterns, although I was still very happy with my results. I look forward to doing another course with Luz – I think there is an Angel course coming up 😊 Thank you Luz."
- Nancy, Victoria, BC, Canada
Marloes Bloedjes alias Luz is an artist living in The Netherlands, creating colorful, abstract paintings and mixed media artworks. She enjoys long walks in nature. Back home she mixes her impressions with her rich inner world. When these two come together, magical creations are born. In addition to her work as an artist, she teaches adults and children in her studio since 2010.
Since 2018 Luz is developing online classes, together with her partner, photo/videographer Anthony Verolme.
"In my art I feel a deep connection with myself and my inner world. If there were no art, there were no me."
patterns are everywhere!
Before you're getting started with creating your own patterns, you gather inspiration from things surrounding you in your daily life. As soon as you'll get started with this course, you'll find out that patterns are everywhere! If you only take a look around your house, you'll discover them... So, you don't need to go anywhere to spark ideas. Although, of course inspiration can be found in many places, from an inner city church through to a walk in nature.
step by step
In this course I'll reveal the great secret of creating a balanced abstract mixed-media painting. The first step is choosing a colour palette and use those colours to create the foundation for your canvas. After that you start to draw your patterns on small pieces of paper. Once you have enough of these, you can begin your collage. Keep checking in with yourself after each piece is added: is this too much or does it need something adding? Once you feel a balance is achieved, your artwork is completed!
What I love about mixed-media, is you don't need many materials to work with. As a basis, all you need is a canvas, acrylic paint and paper for your pattern-work. The rest is up to you! You could add pre-patterned paper, fabric, tea bags... or even dried flower petals. I encourage you to think out of the box, as there are many resources you could use in your piece. Having said that, you don't need much in order to follow the class.
for all levels
Whether you are an experienced artist searching for a fresh approach or have no art experience at all, this course is suitable for you! The lessons are designed to help you open up to new techniques and (re)discover that playful experience. Creating and having fun are more important, having an end result to be proud of is a nice bonus!
This is my first mixed media class out of a series of three. If you want to see an overview of all my acrylic painting classes, click here!
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"The online workshop Pattern Playing is a must! I am very enthusiastic about Luz' clear explanations and videos of how to create your own pattern 'paradise' (The name of this course alone makes you happy). Once you have purchased the workshop, you can ALWAYS look back at it. An absolutely attractive workshop with particularly beautiful results for both the beginner and the experienced artist. I'm happy to share my first results with you below!"
- Sonja, student of the course ''Pattern Playing'
By the end of this class, you will be able to...
- design several patterns and discover your own style;
- select a balanced colour palette;
- create a background with the roller and acrylic paint;
- step-by-step, create a beautiful and cohesive mixed media art piece.
- Over 3 hours of video content, in which I'll be showing you how I go about designing my patterns. You see me working step-by-step on two canvases, using different mixed media techniques.
- A downloadable and printable PDF workbook file containing extra tips and tricks, journaling pages and exercises on how to design your patterns;
- An invitation to join our private Facebook community Luz Artworks where you meet with fellow artists. This is a great source of inspiration and a chance to share your work and gain valuable feedback.
- Unlimited acces to the class.
"Having become enthusiastic after watching the introduction video, I started with the lessons in the course Pattern Playing. Luz explains the different steps well, shows how she works and also gives tips in between. For example, where you can find inspiration for patterns, which material is best to use, etc. I have already made several paintings with great pleasure, it is wonderful to do and I get completely out of my head. I hope you like them!"
- Angelique, student of the course ''Pattern Playing'
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"The online course 'Trees in the light’ is incredibly beautiful and inspiring! I’ve learnt so much and enjoyed playing and experimenting. Marloes’ explanation is clear and really amazing. She’s my hero! I wish you a lot of painting pleasure!"
- Marion, student online class'Trees in the Light'
"Do you want to know how to create a spring scenery out of acrylic paint, paper and threads? I recommend the workshop 'Mixed Media Flowers' by Luz. In her inspiring studio this inspiring artist showed us all her knowledge about this technique. Almost without interruption all students worked on their 'flower fields' The results where surprisingly good. Now, on the easel at home, a second canvas is waiting to be painted..."
- Karen, student of the course 'Mixed-media flowers' in my studio
(Online class Mixed Media Flowers coming this fall!)