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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Artspell - The Alchemy of M.E. Class

At long last I am now ready to offer this class to the world.  It is something that is near and dear to my heart.  Ten years in the making.  This class combines many elements from previous classes to create a comprehensive art experience.  So, what is this class about you are thinking.  Artspell is a class designed to do several things.  One, it is a great resource for some interesting and fun art techniques.  It is designed for those who want to learn how I sculpt, create figures, do mixed media, use of acrylic mediums and paints and so on. Secondly, it is a multi step process that helps you to discover who you are as an artist, as a creator.  We explore the three elements of the self and how that shapes the artist in you.  Thirdly, it is a beginning approach to using art as a trans-formative and healing tool for you and others that you love.

I use a variety of spiritual, psychological and philosophical views and information that I have learned over some 30 years of my life.  Yes, the mystical arts are covered as well some interesting psychology, mythology and cultural information.  This class will be offered in a closed blog format.  This will serve as a forum for each student to post his or her ideas in the comments section in a safe and secure way.  The class will be six weeks long.  Which means there will be six lessons with lots of information, how to pictures, hopefully some video too.  There will be exercises for each of the lessons resulting in a work of art or two.  Also, the class will guide you in the making of your own healing doll, figure or mixed media art piece.  Thus, this class isn't just for doll makers, sculptors or mixed media.  It is for anyone wanting to expand their creative horizons.

OK, here is the break down:

Week #1 - Introduction and Basics.  You will learn to create your own book if you wish as well as sculpting basics, creating your own simple patterns.Why journaling is really important for self discovery and documentation.  How the five elements work for you.

Week#2 - The physical world around you, your environment, color and light, earth element.  Food and it's creative affect.  Music and sound.

Week#3 - The Emotions and your brain.  Mythology and the hero's journey, dreams, the water element, what's your story?

Week#4 - The spirit, mystical tradition, arcane knowledge, tarot, fortune telling, seeing the signs.

Week#5 - Your story, putting it all together, your self portrait. The Alchemy of My Experiences.

Week#6 - Creating art that heals and comforts.  Conclusion, final thoughts.

There you have it.  If this sounds like a class you can learn something in, then join us.  The class will begin on December 1st. and a new lesson will be posted each successive Wednesday.  I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.  I am offering this comprehensive class for first time students $45. I only have room for 100 students in each session.   So, if you want to get in on this ground breaking class and be one of the first then click the buy now button to the left in the sidebar.  I will add your name to the list along with your email so you can have access to the class when it starts.  I would like to thank several people for encouraging me to get this off the ground.  Kajy a great friend and my coworker at Plaza Art, my partner Buck, MarZel of The Play of Light and Shadow and last but certainly not least Michelle of Crow Haven  Farm.

 I hope you will join me for this fun class experience.


The Studio at Crow Haven Farm, LLC said...

Cody, this workshop is going to be absolutely wonderful and amazing and I'm so looking forward to joining you on this journey. I will be signing up for the workshop on November 10th. I have already added it to my budget! LOL SO GOING TO BE WORTH THE WAIT MY FRIEND.
Congrats and I'm so HAPPY FOR YOU.

Cody Goodin said...

Thanks Michelle, it is truly a labor of love and I am going to be working right along everyone else so I can participate too. I am loving this blog format for the class as it will allow me to add more info as the week progresses if I find something cool to share in addition to the assignments and class information.

Judy Skeel said...

I am so there. Paid in full. Love Cody - thrilled you got this done and looking forward to December 1!

flyingbeader said...

HOW FUN! I definitely am interested. As soon as I get my new VISA card, I'm doing it.


Cody Goodin said...

Welcome to the class Judy, hope you can make too DOt. It's going to be fun.

MarZel said...

Cody, this sounds absolutely fabulous!! How are you doing this class? Google Group? How do I sign up? I am so excited you have one of your classes online now. Way to go for reaching out. I will make sure to feature this next week in a blog post!! Congrats!!!

Hugs... Marzel

Mary Ellen said...

Thanks for letting us know Judy (I always read your STUFF first!) Cody!! I am so there and can't wait Wahoo! Mary Ellen

Jeanne said...

Just enrolled! I am really looking forward to this class. Have been wanting to find a class like this for quite awhile. Thank you for offering it!

Pattee said...

What a great class.... Me too when I put more $$$ in my paypal I'm there!
I need something like this!

Cody Goodin said...

Hi Pattee, I hope you can join us. It's going to be a really cool experience for me as a teacher to do a class like this. Mary Ellen and Jeanne I am excited to see you in the class. You should receive your invite emails today.

Caroline said...

This is so tempting and I'm very interested!

Cody Goodin said...

Hi Caroline, think on it. We certainly would love to have in the class. The more the merrier.

Barb Kobe said...

Hi Cody,
I've become quite a journey junkie. Admired you and your work from afar. Looking forward to your leadership on this intriging journey.