Monday, May 26, 2008

Suzi Creates Online Class!


After a fabulous and overwhelming response to the question Do You Want Suzi To Teach You How To Make Beautiful Girls In Shabby Backgrounds...the work to create an online class BEGINS! Here Suzi is hard at work copying down all the replies from her goddess babies as to what are the things she should focus on teaching. OH AND IT WILL BE GRAND. Especially for Suzi's Dutchies (tiny women who wear wooden shoes and eat chocolate and speak in fairy language) as they are on an island too far away to come over and have tea in person, so an online party is just what they need. OH THE LITTLE DUTCHIES NEED LOVE! and suzi lives to give it to them.

Im thinking all will be ready by July 1st, so no signing up until then. Let me get my shit together.

61 comments:

aprylian said...

Yay! Love your videos, Suze! So guess what--since watching your videos I've learned to paint! And I just sold my first 3 paintings! Thanks--you are a great inspiration!

Aprylian

tascha said...

You're gonna make a fabulous teacher!

Sarai said...

What an awesome idea. It sounds like so much fun, I can't wait to see how it all turns out. <3

kittyism said...

Wonderful... You go ahead and get your shit together and I'll just wait here. At the desk. I'm patient.

I should probably pee first...

Really, I'm so glad to see this happening. Can't wait.

Christine Drevo said...

Sue, I wait for your online classes and I'm on pins and needles for my "commssioned" painting of our puppies. You truly are an inspiration, so friendly and loving.

You rock girl!

Christine

krissy said...

I'm so excited! The videos have taught me so much already! Will seating be limited for your class?

Sadie said...

i have been hoping that you would do an online class. i am so excited!! Watching your videos has given me a new sense of freedom about art. Thank you so much for being willing to give of yourself. You are the coolest!

Bonafyde said...

Awesome!!!!!!!!
If I didn`t already stalk your Blog umm...I will be doing so even more now! I just know the spots will sell out---------FAST!

suzi blu said...

I dont think there needs to be a limit does there? I mean, once the class starts I wont be making art much during that time, maybe one painting a week for ebay but I will give all of my energy to my students. Lets say there is even 50 students I think I could handle that - with questions and chats, if I do nothing else, right?
Im getting real excited about this. I am thinking along with the weekly lesson and assignment (via real time video not sped up)there will also be a motivating/uplifting spiritual kind of lesson and assignment. Like one week, how to get over blocks, and the next, a guided meditation. YAY. this is really freaking cool. its like, the best class ever youd want to take, thats what I want it to be like. everything I didnt get when I first went to art school.

Julie Ayotte said...

Yay yay yay! I can't wait.

Nina said...

"I'm so excited
And I just cant hide it
I know, I know, I know, I know I want it!"

+Nix+ said...

yay

mccabe said...

can't wait!
i'm in.

:)

love
mccabe x

Shonna said...

Yeah! I'm so excited!! Hopefully you will let a lot of us in your class because from the response to your post, there are going to be a ton of us trying to get in! Thanks so much for stoping by my blog and commenting on my paintings; I totally feel honored! -Shonna

Suzi C said...

It's an awesome idea Suzi - you will be written in history books. I am currently a mature age Art student and all Uni is teaching me is how to write essays on past artists. I'm learning more from your videos than the thousands of dollars I'm racking up in student loans I've accumulated the last couple of years. But I need that piece of paper that says I have a degree. Go figure

ishthya said...

Whoehoe Suzi love and online classes! Just what we dutchies (and everyone else I guess ;) ) need!

You're gonna get so much love back!

xoxo
Ishthya

anni said...

Oh, Suzi, what an awesome thing! Please tell me how it works, I've never taken an online class before. Will your students actually see you on camera live as you teach? Will we be able to download the class and watch at our own time and pace? How exactly will it work?
Thanks for your inspiration and wonderful art! After watching you paint I feel so inspired!
Anni

Fleuri-anne said...

Ooooh Suzi thanks for giving so much loooooooooooooveeee to us dutchies!!! I looove your ideas, I'm so excited! I can't wait!!! Haha as for dutchies being tiny women, we're actually the worlds tallest nation!! How cool is that!! Haha! Ooh you do make us seem magical though dear suzi, fairy language, chocolate, island, I love it!! :D I can't wait for your class, it's going to be absolutely fabulous and I can't waittt for it!! Goodluck with all the plotting!!

xxxxxxxxxxxx
Fleur!

Annika said...

Yeah! I´m ready and can`t wait for your online classes to begin. Love from Norway ;)

crafty said...

Way to go gal, will be fighting those Dutchies off to be in front of the queue !!!!!!!!!!! LOL
hugs
fromn Italy
crafty

ishthya said...

Yeah you're right Fleur, we are very tall actually. I'm 6'2" (really!). Okay not every woman is that tall, but still we're not tiny lol.

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dragondaughters said...

oh suzi this is such a cool idea! im really excited! gonna be such a good class, you already are a great teacher!

how will you do it? on stickam? and i wonder what time it will be?

getting really happy just thinking about this class! yayayayyy!

al xxx

meg said...

that's awesome suze! you really are great and inspire people with your positive attitude.

and my! aren't we looking sexay? LOL

meg

Eveline said...

Sounds absolutely brilliant! Do we need to get a student loan for this, Suzi? ;)

crushed-pizza said...

you're right fleur! I'm actually 5"8, which also isn't small, but my parents aren't from holland so that doesn't really count. But my mom is from south-america, so for a half latina I'm pretty tall I guess.
whatever I'm rambling :P

crazierinreallife said...

totally looking forward to this Suzi!!!

Nat said...

yeahhhhh - little Germans need Love too :-)

Fleuri-anne said...

Woww Ish, you are reallly tall! Still pretty close to me though haha, I'm 5'11"! My dad is actually around 6'5.5"! But yeah I think most dutch people, especially around our age, near or in twenties, are at least 5'8" or taller! The land of the giantsss!! Hahah!! :p Oh and for example Lurch, from the Addams family (the 1991 version), you know, the realllly tall guy, he's a dutchie, hahaha!! Fortunately we're not all that creepy though haha! Oooh how I loved the Addams family... *snap snap*

Diane said...

What about us part German, part Irish, part Italian girls. Please don't leave us out.
This is GOOD news. This is VERY good news. Online classes with SuziBlu.

BxFirebird said...

Suzi, I would love to take a class from you. I am sure my 8 year old would too! You have definitely inspired me to make art!!! Thank you.

angel said...

oh girl you are hilarious! ok I am a Dutchie, I am little (i think), but I don't wear wooden shoes!!! LOL. I only eat chocolate at "that time of the month" and do we speak a fairy language? I like the sound of that, I'll agree then! ;-)
I am so curious and can't wait for it to start! you are a cutie and sweet to dutchies
big kisses and hugs
meeee
ps just 13 nights of sleep before I can get my puppy!!!!

suzi blu said...

Paulette Insall is a wonderful artist (check my links for her blog) who recently started doing online classes. I like her format and Im going to do that.
Students will have membership to a site that is exclusively for them. They will have passwords to get on. Each monday there will be a new video only they can see- that will be anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours long. SLOW INSTRUCTION in real time. Video will be able to be viewed at anytime it is convenient for you. Video will contain instruction that builds upon the week before and specific assignments, including art journal work. I think students should keep a journal to go along with the class. somewhere to record their experiences, keep notes, draw sketches, that sort of thing.

There will also be daily emails of love, encouragement, and motivation.

and live chats. Im thinking 2 a week? not sure yet. maybe more. probably more. since Im going to do nothing else during the class I want to be available. chats will be student only. perhaps I will even have the cam up continuously and you can ask me a question whenever you want (if Im not sleeping). I kind of like the sound of that. Offering that kind of availability. If Im in the room of course. ha. But scheduled chat sessions.

also there will be a flickr group for students to post work and support each other. This is optional and not mandatory.

I was up till 2 copying your demands and putting them into a 6 week course. So far I have:

week 1: DRAWING THE FIGURE - simple lines and geometrical shapes, practice on placements of angles of heads, gestures. How to make eyes straight, different eyes, young face versus adult.

week 2: Shading and skin tone. Mediums. Wood burning

week 3: dressing your dolls and creating your own pattern papers

week 4: layering Part 1

week 5: Layering Part 2, Beeswax 101

week 6: Final Steps: Mica, antiquing, sparkles, varnish.

YAY!

And I dont care whAt you say Dutchies will always be tiny small and fit together in a little pocket in my heart where I can keep them close and safe.

Mónica Zúñiga said...

Hi dear! I´m really happy that you are teaching! I definitely want to be part of it! :D

keijukainen11 said...

*does dance* yeah for the online class and the Dutchies. Quite tall people though, im 5'10 i think more or less. And Never walked on wooden shoes.

bLu eYd YoGi said...

sign me up sista! front row, center seat PLEASE! :)
hugs&sunshine
erica

Carol said...

Suzi, I CAN'T WAIT!! I hope there will not be a limit to class members. If there is, PLEASE REMEMBER MY NAME! I am desperate to be in your class! Thank you!

momcat said...

Could you please give out a list of the basic supplies we will need? I need to know what kind of brushes to get and paints to start out with ect. Thank you so much for doing this (((hugs to you lulu and pooh)))

Eveline said...

I really like the sound of your set up so far!

suzi blu said...

Momcat - Two weeks before class begins students will receive access to the secret special website where a list of magical ingredients will be disclosed!

ishthya said...

Your ideas sound really good!
Ahhw that last sentence is so sweet (about the dutchies in your hart). *hugs*

Chi said...

I will definitely be there! I already know that you’ll be my fave teacher ever.

I’m a Dutchie and I’m small, but my parents are originally Chinese, so… I don’t really count :P

And we love you too Suzi. I even created a poem one day while we we’re waiting for you at the live stream. It’s a lil something that goes like this: “Suziblu, Where are you? The Dutchies are back, And though we are wack, We love you!” See, I'm definitely 'wack'.

Lots of love and huggles!
Chi

Karina said...

Count me in! I would love to do this class...with several other people I see! Thank you Suzi for doing this!

Bonafyde said...

Okay now that I see your format and your proposed line-up I am even more excited....ohh the anticipation! Can we start an email list for when class signup opens, I don`t want to miss this!

Jenni Jones said...

Hi Suzi,
Love your idea of an online class. I hope there is room for an Aussie in there amongst the dutchies! I cant wait!
Go Suziblue!!!!

Babytreese said...

WOO HOO!! OK...July 1st...I see computers crashing all over the world tryin' to sign up! ;=) Thank you Suzi Blu!

meek said...

Yays! :)))

Renee Ward said...

Me too! Me too! I wanna join the class, your art blows me away suzi!!! My six year old daughter is addicted to watching your vids!!!

Renee

Renee Ward said...

PS : I want some friends!!! Im lonely here in Australia! :) :) :)

Jerdleluvsjapan said...

Count me in too. I'm a newbie here but am so excited at the prospect of learning from you. Thanks so much for offering this to us!

Kimberly said...

Yes!! This is what we've been waiting for.

Annabelle said...

Whatever I have learned in art has mostly been through the pages of a book but now I want to take this class! Number one reason is the teacher that will be giving the class. I have never been so inspired, motivated, thrilled and excited, and thoroughly gifted until I met you! Thanks for everything and being such a positive gal...I needed that! I’m hoping there will be room for all to take your class and I certainly could use some happy company and make new friends. Thanks again for everything Suzi and hope all goes well for you….You sure deserve it!!!!

Maureen B said...

I wanna play too!

Joyful Artist said...

Suzi for those of us that can't get in the class...will you have a DVD video made of your classes... all 6 weeks...that could be purchased by the rest of us? Seems like you will have tons more than 50 wanting to be in this class...this would be a way for those of us left out to still get your lessons. So hope this is a possibility! Or even a way that the-lessons videos only- could be accessed without the live chat-n extra wonderful parts...so we all can access your teaching!

suesviews said...

Great idea from joyful artist. I would love to take your classes, Suzi. You'll be inundated!

angel said...

suzze this sounds fabulastic! (lol) I will try my upmost best by that time to be a part of your online classes. Wow it will take all of your free time I think!
Oh and now I love being a small dutchie close to your heart, as you are to me too. You got me motivated and starting to paint and draw again which I hadn't done in a long while!
BIG hugs to you!

Mariposa said...

Suzi,

I'm happy to see you making a living doing what you love. I think this above all else is what is inspiring. The online class sounds great. :)

ktbelle said...

so exciting im there!! i cant wait.

Roberta said...

Hello!

I am not dutch, but I would like more than anything to be in, too!!!! I think your work is fabulous and your art work and your fantastic videos are one of the best things I found on internet so far!

So, here's a question... can Slovenians join, too? :) I already tried to make girlies like yours but there is stil A LOT I need to learn. Count me in!

Best regards and thanks for all the inspiration and positive energy you are spreading around!

art and beautiful junk said...

Yay! Again!!!Can't wait. You are one popular women

LaaLaa said...

Another Italian fan here!
I love your style, your blog, your way of being a true artist..
I'd like very much to join your online classes! :)