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This article is written by Ann Strecko Koeman
A while ago I got the opportunity to review Janelle Nichol’s Mixed Media class: Little Birdie. The class is available at “Skillshare”. Being an avid maker of all things, and a lover of learning new techniques I was very much looking forward to testing out this new to me format. I can honestly say that I was pleased.
For one thing, going on the Skillshare website was easy. Second, finding the class by Janelle was simple. All that was required of me were a few clicks on the keyboard. Easy peasy! The hard part came when I began to doubt my own abilities to create something as pretty as the teacher herself had made. However, it did not take long for the soothing voice of the teacher to ease my concerns.
Janelle takes the time to explain all the steps involved in making the project. She gives a lot of information and goes into quite a lot of detail on how to accomplish each step. My favourite aspect of taking the class was the ability it gave me to stop, pause, go back to any part of this video class. As my own life got quite busy all of a sudden. I needed to take a long break from completing the class. However, when I returned I was able to just replay the video and begin anew.
I enjoyed taking a class in this format because of the flexibility it allowed. I also appreciated the extensive notes and lists that accompany the class. It was a pleasure for me to create two projects over on my Youtube channel Annmakes that were due in part to the influence I got from taking Janelle’s class. The links to the two examples I made are here:
You can view the introduction to the Little Birdie class on Skillshare here.
Ann loves to collect and organize as many tools and supplies as possible because she is always making things. Incredibly she finds a use for most of her collections. She enjoys making Mixed Media Art because it allows her to use all her skills and collections.
Disclosure: Access to this course was supplied by Janelle Nichols for the purpose of review. All opinions are that of the MixedMediaArt team. Some links on this page may be affiliate links and any purchases help to support the ongoing work by MixedMediaArt.