Since I started teaching my hand-coloring workshops, I have had many people that don’t live in the Sacramento area, express an interest in learning this technique. I came up with the idea of a “Workshop in a Box”. This would be a kit that would have all the tools and materials we use in the workshop as well as written material that covered what I talked about in the class.
This is where the fire came in. What I had written so far on my “eBook project” was a good beginning, but in no way was it enough to guide readers through the process. Since I had already promised at least two people that a kit of some sort would soon be offered, I decided to just put it out there and see what happened. I sent out an email to my list and orders followed. Now I had no choice – I had to finish at least a smaller version of what I was considering to be an eBook, and send it off with the kits. And that’s what I did!
The first kits went out last week with instructions to give complete and honest feedback on what they received. I am hoping that with their help I can finish up a more complete and in depth version of the written material.
For those of you wondering what a “Workshop in a Box” is – here is a description.
Included in the kit:
2- art sponges; 2 – razor blades; foam core; Sofft applicator with 4 heads; eraser; 6 well plastic tray;
6 - Prismacolor Nupastel Sticks: Titian Brown; Light Blue; Rose Pink; Corn Yellow; Madder Pink; Sap Green
4 - Preprinted practice prints ready to hand-color. Each print will be made on a different type of paper. This is a great way to try out different textures and surfaces.
Vernazza ©Dianne Poinski - one of the prints included in the kit. Detailed written material that includes everything discussed and taught in the live workshop. The written material can be sent on a CD or, for $15, sent printed and bound.
Email support is also included.
Price: $55 with CD; $70 with printed booklet - Includes Shipping (Domestic US only)
So if any of you are having trouble completing a project, just offer it for sale and see how quickly you find the time to work on it! Worked for me!