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Ode to Nature Online Class

Alisa Burke


I am so excited to be announcing my next online class- Ode to Nature! I have actually been planning this class for over a year but knew that I wouldn't actually start creating it until we began our new life in beautiful Oregon.

My love of nature seems to carry over into every part of my life. From taking a walk, to looking up at the sky, to hiking a trail, to beach combing- I am constantly reminded of what a beautiful, miraculous and amazing world we live in. This class is challenge to get back to nature, that regardless of where you live- to get outside, to make time and space to explore the world around you, to look for inspiration in the organic, to seek out the small details (in the everyday and the not so every day), to find inspiration and to discover ways to use the natural world and all its offerings in your art and creative projects. Ode to Nature is combination of prompts, process, inspiration and all kinds of creative techniques and projects. I will be taking you on a journey through the woods, over mountains, along beaches and bringing the beautiful Oregon Coast into your home! I will share my own personal inspiration and also share ways to discover what is waiting in your own backyard and how to apply that inspiration. We will doodle, sketch, paint, photograph, collage and craft our way through the natural world!

Once you register and pay, within 24 hours you will receive an email confirmation with login information about the site where the class is held.

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I don't live near nature, can I still take the class?
In my humble opinion, nature is everywhere- not just in majestic places! From city parks- to your local garden center- to urban landscaping- to clouds in the sky- to raindrops in a puddle- to the the birds that nest on telephone poles you can find nature just about anywhere! In this class I will be sharing all kinds of inspiring photos and video to draw inspiration from as well as sharing a variety of ways to open your eyes to your own world.
I have taken a number of your other online classes will this be a repeat of information?
Much of what I teach in many of my classes is based in a foundation of seeking/applying inspiration, sketching and painting but I try to always provide new content. While many of the video clips and photos may look familiar in my "promo material" I always provide brand new ideas, content and techniques for all of my classes.
I have no experience sketching, can I still take the class?
Of course! I try to cover a variety of different ways to go about the sketching process and so that students can pick and choose which works for their comfort level and experience.

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All of my classes have unlimited access- once you register you can create and access class content at any time and work at your own pace. Whenever I "release" a new class- I always structure it in a five week format. Many people who want to work in this format, as the lessons are posted each week, enjoy working at this pace but once the five weeks are up there is unlimited time to access everything.

I have found that some people prefer to work along with the five week format when I release the class while others will wait months until they have the time, money and the schedule to register for the class. Either way works- just know that once you are in- there is no deadline or pressure to create.

Class Costs $50

Class will be held on a private blog that only registered students are able to access. 

The class is set up in 5 week format with 1 lesson per week.

Work along with the 5 week format or take your time- YOU WILL HAVE UNLIMITED ACCESS after the last lesson is posted.

Basic computer skills are needed (be able to login, access a blog, etc) 

There will be : Inspiring videos, photos, step by step visuals, video lessons of yours truly teaching.

Class Flickr photo pool, opportunities to connect in class forum.

A high speed connection if definitely recommended (because of the above!) 

Supplies needed are very simple, inexpensive art/craft items- (I strongly believe creating art should not cost a lot of money!!) 

Feel free to register at anytime.

No refund unless there are special circumstances. 


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