Jeanne Oliver

By Jeanne Oliver Designs


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** To see a complete list of our courses please go to the left hand side of the page where you will find "Courses", scroll to the bottom of the list and click on "View All" **

Wild Awakening: Painting Big With Expressive Freedom

Join me for a two week painting and mixed media course all about painting bigger, finding creative freedom, telling your story like never before, breaking out of your comfort zone and creating art that you have dreamed about creating.  When I started to honor my own story and to find the marks, symbols, palette and strokes that resonated with me I started making art that brought joy like never before.  I felt free.  It truly became a creative awakening. Watch the trailer HERE.

Modern Bohemian: Creating Wearable Works of Art

Explore jewelry making using natural materials. Work with wire wrapping, using odd shaped objects such as stone in your designs and create intricate closures.  Using these objects and tools you will create beautiful, organic and geometric shaped works of art.  We will create earrings, necklaces and bracelets and each piece will be perfect for gift going or keeping for yourself.  This jewelry class is for every skill level. No previous jewelry making skills are needed. Watch the trailer HERE.

Painterly Portraits: A Study in Acrylics and Oils

I encourage you to come along with me if you want to learn to paint.  You will learn to paint from your heart,   Do you feel like you are missing something?  It's not about talent.  It is about applying your love of something that you know is in you.  I will help you discover that inner passion of art that has begun to come out in you or you have just realized this is something you would love to discover. Know each of us will have a beautiful and different outcome.  You will be loved as I walk along side you.  I will break down every step, show you my palette as I paint and see me mixing colors then laying that color down.  Watch the trailer HERE.

Feel Home: Creating a Timeless Feeling Home

We all have the same questions when it comes to designing our homes. Where do I begin? Is this really me or am I making this decision because it is the latest trend? Am I still going to like this look six months from now? Whether you are the everyday home designer or working with a professional, the choices you make for your timeless home need to be made with intention. This course will guide you through the process and teach you the framework that I use to create a timeless home with my clients. We will create storyboards, discover the language for a timeless home (hint, it has a lot to do with your personality), and learn the exact design elements that create a timeless feeling. 

Paint Your Town | Mixed Media Urban Landscapes

In Paint Your Town | Mixed Media Urban Landscapes we will become tourists in our own towns and open our eyes to the photography, sketching, architecture, people, cafes, painting, connecting, history and beauty right in front of us. In this class we will create abstract landscapes, work with sketching and watercolors, collage, image transfers, charcoal sketches and create mini works of art to create our own Paint Your Town journals when we are done. The heart behind my art and classes is to encourage practice, use what you have and to create wherever you go. I hope you will join me!  This will be the fall that your town becomes your favorite travel destination! You can view the course trailer HERE.

Eclectic Beaded Crochet Jewelry

On trend and so boho chic, learn Robin’s method to make these stylish crochet beaded wraps, NO crochet experience necessary! These fun pieces can be wrapped several times around the wrist or be worn as a necklace. In this course Robin will show you step by step how to make simple to elaborate crocheted jewelry.  She will also have some fun bonus material on how to make your own one of a kind pendants, tassels and charms to add to your crochet jewelry. You can view the course trailer HERE.

Hand-Forged: A Metal and Torch Soldering Jewelry Class

If you’ve ever wanted to create jewelry with personal meaning, beautiful texture, and luminous personality, this course is for you! Through this three-piece jewelry project making course, you will learn a wide variety of techniques that you can easily translate into other jewelry forms and applications. You will explore methods of forming wire into custom chain (with and without torch methods) as well as beginning to end construction of a necklace, bracelet/cuff, and earrings. Using my signature torch soldering techniques, you will learn how to form, forge, shape, and combine sheet metal and found jewelry components into texturally rich, exquisitely one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces."

Be Still: A Mini Course

The content for my class, be still has been created for those of you who can’t travel to work with me in person. And if you have worked with me in person, this will be a great little reminder of all that we learned! I’ll show you how to cut and sew your very own compass hearts. They are SO much fun and really satisfying to make. We’ll follow up with a pretty darn cool lesson in watercolor where we will practice choosing and mixing colors based on our compass hearts. Next, we’ll break down each leaf and flower and practice, practice, practice! Last, we’ll put all of what we learned together and make beautiful compass heart florals that will hopefully serve as a reminder to stay present and know where your heart is supposed to be.

Sketching and Collage | A Mini Course

3 hours of INSTANTLY available content. We will begin with breaking down the face and "sketching" with charcoal, water and white gesso.  Using the sketch you created (or an image transfer technique) I will share step by step instructions to create a portrait through collage and mixed media.  I will show how to use light and shadows to create a realistic portrait. 

Studying Under The Masters For KIDS

For children, art isn’t about rules and critiques. Art for kids is about expression and creating and fun! Creating art with kids is like opening the most fantastic Pandora ’s Box of possibilities. You never know how they will express themselves through art. Going back years and years to some of the most beloved Masters of art is a great way to intrigue children about different forms of art, different styles and different mediums. When young people used to aspire to be artists, they would take on the apprenticeship role under Masters of art. I want your kids (and you!) to come along with me and become apprentices to some of art’s Masters! You can watch the course trailer HERE.

Close To Home | A Watercolor Landscape Journey

I believe there is an artist and a desire to create inside all of us.  It’s that little push and a little guidance that might be just what you need to get you started or back on your art journey.  It’s all as close as your back door. We’ll explore sketching and watercolor supplies and set up a custom watercolor palette and travel sketch kit. We’ll review the elements and principles of art and revisit the color theory and create a beautiful color wheel using your choice of paint colors. Eventually all the techniques we learned will be put to the test.  We’ll start with simple shapes and work our way up to painting detailed but simple landscapes in our sketchbooks, learning tips and tricks along the way for creating skies, clouds, trees, grass and small details that make landscapes pop.

Letting Go: An Exploration of Abstract Painting

In this course, we will listen to our intuition to create expressive abstract paintings. We will explore mediums and techniques that lend themselves to letting go and embracing the process of creating. We will be playing with watercolors, inks, acrylics and even embroidery. We will explore mark making, line drawing, shape composition and color blending to create depth and interest. We will gather inspiration for innovative color palettes because abstracts are all about color. You can watch the course trailer HERE.

Children of the Wild

This course is filled with precious children and their friendships with animals. I created this class to share with you my love for animals and how they have enriched my life. There will be 4 complete painting demonstrations. Each painting has its own unique story. I really take mixed media art to a new level by using some very unusual applications. I combine watercolors, pan pastels, charcoal with gesso. I work with graphite, charcoal, watercolor and inks with linseed oil. On top of all this goodness I apply oil bars with a palette knife. You can watch the course trailer HERE.

Advanced Hand Lettering

Don’t let the name scare you! This is just more instruction and brand new project videos! In Advanced Hand Lettering, we will dive into how to create beautiful lettering using multiple mediums (brush, calligraphy nib, brush pen, digital, water brush, and pen/pencil), from each individual letter to forming words, sentences, and adding decorative elements. Following the teaching portion of the course, you'll have an opportunity to put what you've learned into practice with 7 fun projects (Lettered Globe, Wall Mural, Serving Tray, Yard/Event Signage, Large Poster, Gold Foil Lettered Pillow, & Digitized Poster).

Wild and Free Art Journaling

Begin an art practice that is based upon creating a safe and honoring artistic ritual through paint and play.  During this course we will learn how to find your authentic inspiration and how to incorporate the good, the bad and the extraordinary of your life into your work.  Baggage…we all have it. Now what do you do with it and how to include even negative thoughts into our journal.  You will not leave this course without diving into what will become your personal artistic mantra.  This will propel you into daily practice.

Santos Cage Dolls II: Inspired Figures

Let's dive into clay, plaster, wood, concrete and wire to make Santos and art dolls! We'll make 2 traditional Santos dolls,one with a traditional cage base, and the other standing, and then head off into making art dolls inspired by nature and birds,such as "She takes flight", "Wearing feathers and wire","Sunflower girl" and concrete mini-dolls for garden fairies. We'll also make the easiest Santos doll ever using something completely unexpected!

Photography 101: Through the Artist's Eye

Have you ever looked at super dreamy photos and wondered how the heck did they do that? Do you want to take great photos of your art, capture precious moments of your family, children, pets or nature and then make them shine on your web site, social media, blog or in publications? Well, guess what? It’s all about learning to shoot in manual mode. This workshop will teach you just that, and so much more! You can watch the course trailer HERE.

All Creatures Lovely and Small

Danielle Donaldson's brand new class All Creatures Lovely and Small will be our first watercolor adventure of 2016! The course will be all about pint-sized illustrations of our friends that roam the earth, swim the sea and fly in the skies above.

Elements of Clay

In Elements of clay, I will be showing you several projects using air-dry paper clay.No kiln needed! Each project is inspired by nature, as well as the hope of new beginnings that come in the spring. Each project has a bohemian flair and style. I doesn't matter if you worked with clay before or have never experienced creating a sculpture, it is my wish that you will be inspired to try something new. I hope you will join me on this journey as we explore the elements of clay.

Making Art Sing: Values, Shapes and Lines

Making art sing is finding a melody that is unique to each one of us in our art.    We all have our own voice.    It’s time to find the confidence in the gracefulness of your lines and notes of yummy moments that turn into our focal points along with the success of values

Reflections: Paint Your Story an Art Journaling Workshop

Join me for a two week art journaling online course all about unraveling your own story and creating authentic art that only you can tell. When I could look back and find my own timeline and defining moments I was able to start digging deeper as an artist and my creating became more of a time of remembering, honoring, forgiving, healing and celebrating.  It made me more intentional about where I wanted to go creatively and how I wanted to share it. To watch the course trailer click HERE.

Listening | Finding the Quiet

Join over 20 men and women sharing about their own listening stories in a FREE four week study all about finding the quiet in each day and hearing the voice of God.

Intro To Hand Lettering

This Intro to Hand Lettering course will take you through the basics of hand lettering technique and application using brushes, markers, and pens. We'll be creating 13 different projects using the skills you learn in this course – some will make amazing and one-of-a-kind gifts that stand out, and others you may want to have all to yourself.

Mobile Art Magic

Our iPhones have become an integral part of our daily lives. We carry them with us at
all times - we don’t leave home without them! So...why shouldn’t we be using them
creatively too? You can make beautiful, rich art right on your iPhone!

Art of Home| Modern Simple Living

Art of Home | Modern Simple Living will be about some of the lost arts of caring for our home and family. The weeks will include: The Art of Farm to Table, The Art of Gathering, The Art of Domestic Moxie and The Art of Reclaimed Style. This four week course is your favorite home and cooking magazines come to life! 

Scribble Art.

What is Scribble Art?  For me it was the journey of letting go and becoming loose in my art.  I will share my story of drawing and how I found this style and how you can in corporate it in your own work.   Don’t you want to know why a artist puts a line there?  Why did they do that?  My favorite learning times in art have been when someone answered those questions for me.  I am going to do the same for you. 

Classical Figure Painting

During this one week online class, we will create a group figure painting on canvas. I will take you through the process I’ve used when painting figures for murals, except in a smaller scale.  This class will cover: reference material resources, surface prep, sketching a classical figure outline, composition, the underpainting and painting the overlayers.

Study Hall Studio {back to school DIY}

Join Madolyn Oliver for a one week course where she shares 15 DIY back to school projects. We will be altering supplies, talking about how to get organized for the school year and creating fun projects that will make your school year super cute.

2015 Summer ART Camp for Kids!

Summer brings with it the promise of sunshine, long, lazy days and a slower, simpler pace we’ve all been craving. But, if you’re a mom or grandma, it might also bring with it two of the most dreaded words in the English language: “I’m Bored.” Enter Summer Art Camp for KIDS!

Nature's Canvas {painting faces on sticks, branches and driftwood}

Join artist Tania Bain for Nature's Canvas.  This is a one week course on exploring nature's canvas and your imagination. We will be using fallen branches, twigs, pieces of dried wood and maybe even a leaf or two found in the forest or your garden and paint faces on them. She will show you how to draw and paint a very basic primitive face, a whimsical face and then a more realistic face using color, shadow and highlights to give shape, depth, character and charm to a face.  

Pattern Play | Create Your Own Professional Patterns in Photoshop with Ease

Join surface artist Bari J for Pattern Play.  Learn how to easily create patterns in Photoshop using a variety of methods from an industry professional. You'll learn about different ways to create repeats, how to create artwork from within the program as well as from scanned artwork and you'll learn the essential task for screen printed fabrics of reducing and indexing your colors. In five lessons, you'll have what you need to know so that, with practice, you can be successful at designing patterns.

Learning Well | An Essentials Course to Homeschooling

Join Alicia Hutchinson for Learning Well | An Essentials Course to Homeschooling for new and experienced homeschoolers alike.  This course will focus on getting started, finding your own personal style, creating fun and functional projects, inspiration in the day to day, encouragement, choosing great literature and more.  Click HERE to read more.

Studying Under The Masters III

Join 6 artists as we explore 6 different master painters and study and create art in the styles of collage, portraits, folk, abstract, still life and illustration.  This course begins on May 5th.


Becoming | The Unfolding of You

This January join 21 women for an 8 week FREE study all about finding your true identity in Christ.  Each week you will hear unfolding stories from the women in this study.  We will be sharing truths about who the Lord says we are and our personal journeys to accepting these truths.

CreativeGIRL | Storybooks and Studious Girls

We are celebrating 2015 with the launch of artist Danielle Donaldson's brand new class CreativeGIRL: Storybooks and Studious Girls!  Danielle had one of the most popular and loved watercolor and mixed media classes of 2014 on the Jeanne Oliver Creative Network and we are thrilled to have her teaching this year too.

 Creatively Made KIDS!

Come on over and check out this new FREE series.

The Living Studio Series

Join me for a FREE art video series!  In The Living Studio you will have the opportunity to watch technique and medium videos from some of your favorite artists.  Once a month you will learn what practices different artists use to make their art a daily practice and how they create their studio wherever they go.

Hand Formed | Simple Sculpting

In this playful exploration of three dimensional form, we will dive into the fundamentals of creating stable and long-lasting sculptures using plaster. This one week course is instantly available.


soul.full. a one-week guided field trip that explores how to bring in creativity everyday and new habits that will give you an artist’s nudge and put a smile on your face.

Sketchworks | Drawing With Confidence

Join artist Angie Redhead on a two week adventure in drawing.

Woodland Girls | And Other Natural Curiosities

Just imagine walks in the woods, gathering, creating inside AND outside of your studio, sculpting with paperclay, painting our own Woodland Girls on wood slices, wood burning, stamp carving, creating your own nature study journal and incorporating words from some of my favorite poets.

Studying Under The Masters | Portraits and Self-Portraits

Join 6 artists as we explore 6 different master painters and study and create portraits and/or self-portraits.

Creative GIRL | The Land of Light & Shadows

Please join Danielle for a romp with watercolors and white pens and all sorts of creative shenanigans into The Land of Light and Shadows.

Building a Creatively Made Business 2.0

Join us the brand new updated version of our popular Building a Creatively Made Business {you'll never know what is possible until you begin} e-course.   This online course has over 80 videos full of information. We will cover our creative journey, getting started, websites, balancing your creative life with your home life, photographing your product, pricing, wholesaling,  setting yourself apart, growing your brand, creating lookbooks, e-courses, markets and shows and  SO  MUCH MORE! 

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