Layers of light
Mixed media art class
Registration IS open
Self-paced class with Instant, Lifetime Access
CHAPTer 1: The Dance of Light & Shadow
This chapter is all about paying attention to light in our lives, and infusing it into art in a way that feels authentic and natural. It's about connecting with our creative spark, but also making friends with the shadows and embracing contrast.
Lesson 1 - Connect to your inner light with a "Soulboard", loosen up with intuitive collage and start awakening your creative spark!
Lesson 2 - Create a light-filled, soothing yet slightly moody mixed media painting with collage, paint, ink and a black & white photo. Explore white-on-white effects, neutral tones and darks.
CHAPTER 2: Layers of Life
In this chapter we get inspired by the layers that make up our daily lives. We will create art that has a tactile quality, building up soft, gritty and translucent layers of plaster, wax, fiber, paper...
Lesson 3 - Create a mini collage series with encaustic wax on plaster gauze and weave found words throughout the pieces.
Lesson 4 - Explore your inner world and create a dreamy landscape painting with gorgeous layers of paper, wax and fiber.
CHAPTER 3: Shine your truth
In this final chapter, we bring it all together to create deep, meaningful art that is an authentic expression of who we are. We explore the layers of meaning of personal symbols & stories and incorporate them into poetic pieces.
Lesson 5 - Create a series of small abstract paintings around a chosen symbol. Work with a grid composition and build up misty layers with my favorite faux-encaustic technique!
Lesson 6 - Indulge in every color of the rainbow and create a dreamy, figurative painting that will honor your inner artist and support you as you shine your light into the world...
The class includes:
Over 13 hours of video with:
6 in-depth lessons that build upon each other and where I share every detail of my process.
1 Extra video series: “White Magic, Soft Neutrals & Dark Beauty”
2 Extra painting projects that complement the class: “Your True North Star” and “Rise”
Plenty of creative activities, including journaling, photography & Pinterest inspiration boards.
Lifetime Access: You can review the contents and watch the videos within the classroom site as many times and for as long as you like! Please note that the videos are not downloadable.
Access to me, to ask me your questions and share your art directly within the classroom site (no need for a Facebook account!)
Access to an optional, private Facebook group to connect with fellow participants even more.
6 inspiring artist interviews
1 Bonus downloadable e-book: “Into the Light”, a workbook to help you awaken your spark!
And a beautiful, light-filled community with hundreds of creatives from all over the world!
NB: English captions & French subtitles are currently available on the 6 main lessons. English captions are coming soon on the additional projects!
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Some topics we will explore:
Magical white-on-white effects and translucent layers
Natural / neutral tones, contrast, texture
Intuitive composition, line, shape, movement, depth
Combining words with art
yummy materials we will use:
Paints, gesso, inks, paper, and any supplies you already have!
Gritty and luminous plaster, delicate lace and fiber, beautiful encaustic wax, translucent acrylic medium…
A word on wax
Two projects in the class involve working with encaustic wax, which to me is one of the yummiest and most versatile materials you could dream of!
Working with encaustic for the first time can feel a little bit intimidating, but it's also completely addictive. I will show you how to set up your space in a safe and simple way.
And if you don't feel ready just yet, don't let it stop you: In lesson 5, I will teach you my easy, no-heat, no-melt faux-encaustic technique. You will achieve a different feel but equally beautiful and rewarding results, and all the knowledge you will have gained will be super useful if you ever decide to try the real encaustic too! You have life-time access to the course so you can comme back to it whenever you're ready.
light-filled Extra projects
When you sign up for Layers of Light, you get all the original contents + two extra painting projects and a workbook that I have created specifically to complement the lessons of class. I hope they will help you shine even more!
Extra painting lesson #1
YOUR TRUE NORTH STAR
I created this project for the first anniversary of the class and it has been a favorite among my students ever since! It is all about following your guiding star and includes a beautiful guided meditation.
Extra painting lesson #2
This inspiring project was originally created for an online creative retreat. Working from dark to light, we will embrace our own imperfect beauty, express self-love and open our wings!
INTO THE LIGHT
4 steps to find your light and awaken your creative spark! This downloadable PDF workbook is designed to complement the lessons of Layers of Light with fun journaling activities.
follow the fairy dust...
Light bearer interviews
I am beyond thrilled and honored to include the amazingly beautiful words of some of my favorite artists, friends, light-bearers, brave and talented women who inspire me daily. I know they will inspire you!
Curated inspiration boards to complement each lesson and spark new ideas for your art.
Each lesson has photo prompts and students share their discoveries, and their art, on Instagram: #layersoflightart
A Circle of Light
All along the journey, I will be there to shine a light for you, answer your questions and cheer you on. We have a dedicated, interactive commenting section right within the classroom site where you can ask me anything, share your creations and connect with other participants. And you will also be invited to gather with hundreds of like-minded creatives from all over the world in our private Facebook group, Laly’s Atelier, a safe place to share, encourage and learn from each other!
I walk my artist’s path in bare feet with my face toward the starry sky. I create from a place of lightness, ease and not-so-ordinary magic. Following the soft voice of my inner guide has shaped the artist I am today.
As a child, imagination and creativity were my sanctuary, and it was always that which I made with my hands that delighted my spirit and made me the most proud.
Today I find joy and a sense of true purpose in not only bringing beauty into this world through the art that I make, but also in nurturing the creative longings of others. As an online art instructor and certified creativity coach, I’m grateful to be able to share the gift of inspiration each and every day.
Through all extensions of my work, I aim to capture the whispers of fairytales, the lighthearted beauty of imperfection and myriad emotions through layers of light. It’s my heart’s desire to connect to that deep place that resides within you and is simultaneously in every one of us—that inner knowing of the soul which you can’t put into words but feel is more true than anything else you know...
I love connecting with creative souls all over the world on a daily basis. When I’m away from the studio or my computer, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband, William, and our two children in the Loire Valley of France where not a day goes by that I’m not inspired by the sheer beauty of my surroundings.