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Create Christmas 3b
Create Christmas 3b
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About The class
I’ve created Christmas themed artwork for a lot of companies, including Hallmark, American Greetings, Tag and Papyrus. By now I understand what sells and what doesn’t.
Christmas is a best selling category in commercial art. It sells all year round and the market is insatiable.
You’ve probably heard that you need it in your portfolio but you’re not sure where to begin and you’re snagging on questions such as;
How do I make my work stand out from the (enormous) crowd?
How do I create something fresh from the same icons (pine trees, holly, snowmen, reindeer) year in year out?
What are ‘acceptable' Christmas icons? And are they different from country to country?
How do I use colour and should I stick to traditional palettes or risk introducing something unusual?
How do I maintain my style while designing for such a specific market?
Create Christmas will introduce you to inspiring Christmas themes and colours. You’ll see how Christmas is a huge and varied subject and you can approach it in exciting ways that are super commercial - but uniquely yours.
Whether you are planning to make a Christmas card or license your artwork for a line of products with a high-end retailer, Create Christmas will help you creatively explore and look at a familiar subject in a new way.
By the end of the course you’ll have beautiful artwork for your portfolio and a clearer understanding of this important market and how your work fits into it.
The course lasts three weeks. Each week you’ll receive;
A detailed and informative written brief
A beautiful mood board, full of inspiring imagery.
A unique, commercial color palette.
A downloadable PDF containing industry info and a research project.
During the week, you can create a single piece of artwork or a small collection. All students are invited to join a private Facebook group to show their work in a supportive environment. I am always very present, offering lots of encouragement!
Professionals and beginners are welcome. The course is structured to accommodate a full spectrum of levels and materials.