Hello 2011. Hello Creativity! Artist, blogger, designer, creative-spinster Kal Barteski has put together an online class set designed to nurture your CREATIVITY and develop your BULLETPROOF POSITIVE ATTITUDE. It's a double whammy. PART1 created in the Fall of 2010 was a tremendous success. It is available one last time AS A SELF-PACED CLASS so you can roll as you wish and build your skills to continue in the newly released PART2. We consider PART1 'vintage goodness'. It's the perfect place to get started. PART2 is ALL NEW MATERIAL + FORMAT.
You don't have to be an artist to participate - you only have to be human. Creativity boosters, video clips, art tips, visual challenges, discussions, complimentary prints and special gifts - you will MOST DEFINITELY find plenty of ways to become more creative and to challenge + nurture your inner artist.
NURTURE YOUR CREATIVITY. Learn about and REDEFINE creativity. See how it can be encouraged and discouraged. Learn about creativity's affect on children, adults, self-confidence and happiness. Practice new pathways to encourage inspired solutions in your life by challenging yourself in a variety of fun ways. Take the time to play + laugh through relaxed, self-paced and inspiring exercises and nurture your creative self.
BE BULLETPROOF. Learn about what a Bulletproof Positive Attitude is and how having one helps your whole life. Write your own manifesto. Understand how being BULLETPROOF works to nurture your creativity and confidence. See how being BULLETPROOF can change the way you live your life. Discover how you can BE bulletproof.
NEW FOR 2011: LIMITED CLASS SIZES - register early.
- downloadable UPDATED course workbook in pretty, printable PDF format
- complimentary 8x10 "creativity" print ($35 value)
- complimentary mini set of 6 "creativity" postcard reminders ($35 value)
- 10 assignments with video tutorials - VINTAGE STYLE*
- access to FLICKR group + discussions
- downloadable inspirational desktop image + phone wallpapers
- email assistance + encouragement
- content online for 8 weeks
PART2 - 4 DAY MINI-BOOTCAMP + SELF-PACED CLASS //
START DATE FEBRUARY 28, 2011 // includes...
- downloadable course workbook in pretty, printable PDF format
- complimentary 8x10 "PART2" CREATIVITY print ($35 value)
- complimentary limited edition MINI-MINI CREATIVITY BUS ROLL (3x10) ($25 value)
- complimentary KAL BARTESKI original not-available-anywhere-else font** ($50 value)
- complimentary KAL BARTESKI graphic downloads for personal digital use ($20 value)
- 6 ALL NEW assignments with video tutorials in 4 day MINI-BOOTCAMP + SELF-PACED structure**
- access to PART2 FLICKR group + discussions
- NEW downloadable desktop images + radical phone wallpapers
- email assistance + encouragement
- content online for 8 weeks
COST: CURRENTLY IN SESSION
**The KAL BARTESKI font is only available to class participants at this time.
Know someone who could use a creative push? Know someone who needs more creativity + confidence?
- The lucky recipient of your generousity will receive a pretty + welcoming email informing them of the good news AND AWAY THEY GO (thanks to you).
- GIVE the gift of creativity.
COST: CURRENTLY IN SESSION
Your course is awesome sauce and .. i am loving it. THANK YOU. I know you didn't set out to create a course to heal the sick and revive life... but your course is just the medicine i needed.
You rock Kal. This course was everything I hoped. It was really tough to keep up, but it made me make choices in my life and I CHOOSE ME. Thank you and please offer another course. xoxo
Thank you for sharing your energy. You made me realize just how much I have to offer even though I am not an artist. You even gave me the courage to pursue and Etsy store front. I am bulletproof because of you. Thank you.
Best online class I have ever taken. Way to go!
Thank you Kal for being an online kick in the ass for me and helping inspired me to reach deep within myself to and believe that I can do it and that my own fear will not overcome me. It is quite liberating this ability to walk with confidence in this new shell of beauty and a new esteemed version of myself the artist. I love it. I want to share it with whoever I can. I think that everyone should have this experience. I cannot say enough great things about it. Adults, kids, anyone should do it. I will teach it to whoever I can for you for goodness sake!
Your passion for creativity and art and life is contagious.
I just wanted to tell you that even though I missed the boat a little, I loved the ideas, your amazing videos and your inspirational attitude and I am going to get creating!
I would take this course again in a heart beat. Thank you. You are quirky and funny and every bit as inspiring as I knew you would be.
I love my Creativity prints! Thank you so much!
I never knew I was creative until now. You have opened up a whole new avenue for me and I am looking for every opportunity to stretch my boundaries now. Thank you.
You should charge more for this class. It's a gem.
I thought your course would be something that my teenage daughter would enjoy - not me. But, it turns out we have bonded and become closer by participating in your journey of creativity. We share a common ground even if our styles and direct is different. That's a gift I can't put a price on. Much gratitude.
It sounds so stupid to say but your course gave me permission to follow my dreams. That means a lot coming from a 46 year old mother of three. Thank you.I have been meaning to write to you and tell you how much I enjoyed your creativity course/your artwork/your blog. While my life was super chaotic and I never shared my creative works on flickr as I was moving during this time but your course was just the inspiration I needed in my life....You have inspired a new me and I am bulletproof!
DO I NEED TO TAKE PART1 in order to TAKE PART2? Not anymore! Good news!
WHO ARE THESE CLASSES CREATED FOR? Everyone. EVERYONE! From highschool students to senior citizens - artists to the self-proclaimed unartistic - this class is about increasing creativity in all aspects of your life. YOU DO NOT NEED ARTISTIC TALENT, BACKGROUND OR SUPPLIES. Everyone will find something different from the exercises and assignments AND THAT IS THE WHOLE POINT. (We cannot be held responsible if you are inspired to GO OUT AND BUY art supplies after this!)
*WHY IS IT CALLED VINTAGE? That's easy - it's older, but AWESOME. The videos in this class refer to the original class release dates. Instead of reshooting videos and losing some of the original magic - the September dates remain and we ask you to take it with a grain of salt. Because it's VINTAGE. The sites, passwords and course workbook have all been updated + improved.
WHAT IS THIS "CREATIVITY PRINT" and what are "CREATIVITY POSTCARD REMINDERS"? Good question. The print is a reproduction of an unreleased painting Kal has just finished for this class. The Creativity postcard reminders are a small set of 6 mini-prints meant to be placed in your studio or given as gifts to encourage creative thinking. *And yes, THEY ARE FREE WITH CLASS REGISTRATION AND WILL BE MAILED TO YOUR HOUSE (a $70 value). (Please ensure that the address associated with your PayPal account is correct.)
I'm very, very incredibly busy. HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED TO PARTICIPATE? Time is valuable. As long as you have 15 minutes per day you will have time to read the lessons and be introduced to the concepts and assignments. After that the time you invest is up to you. Time can be found in all kinds of places and creativity is a magical beast.
WHICH IS BETTER - Part1 or Part2? That's IMPOSSIBLE TO ANSWER. Part1 lays the groundwork and language for Part2. At this time - participation in PART1 is required before registering for PART2.
WHAT IS A MINI-BOOTCAMP + SELF-PACED SEGMENT? That's easy. The MINI-BOOTCAMP consists of 4 consecutive days of posts, videos + lessons that start on February 28th. They will be your spring board to the release of a series of other videos + lessons that will be accessible to you for 8 full weeks to work at your own pace.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I REGISTER? When you register you will receive a welcome email as your confirmation of class spot. On January 10 (for PART1) and February 20 (for PART2) you will receive a second email with the class site address, usernames and passwords so you can get acquainted with the space.
WHAT IF I MISS A DAY/CLASS? That should be the least of your worries. Stress is bad for your heart. The lessons will remain online for 8 full weeks. Go at your own pace and enjoy the process. You can always revisit an idea.
WHAT SUPPLIES DO I NEED? You need an open mind and access to things that make marks. That can be pencils, pens, crayons, pastels, markers - any or all of the above. A digital camera is a nice option, but not necessary. You need computer-access to receive the lessons. If you have a printer you can print the downloadable workbook (RECOMMENDED). Paper is also handy. Nothing is mandatory. This course is about getting inspired, increasing your creativity and creating WITH WHAT YOU HAVE. (Dollar stores are great sources for inexpensive art supplies to play with!)
DO I NEED TO UPLOAD OR PARTICIPATE IN THE FLICKR GROUP? Of course not, but you will find it encouraging and helpful.
WHEN WILL THE COMPLIMENTARY PRINTS BE MAILED OUT? During PART1 the prints were sent at the completion of the class. This go around the prints will be mailed out one week after the start of class (for both PART1 + PART2). CANADA POST is notorious for being slow - so although it may SEEM like they are never going to get there... THEY WILL. PS. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that the address you submit in PayPal is correct. We cannot be held responsible for print sets sent off to old addresses.
WHEN DOES REGISTRATION CLOSE? Registration will close for PART2 on February 27 11:59pm OR WHEN THE CLASS SIZE LIMIT HAS BEEN REACHED.
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? Send an email to kal at kalbarteski.com - she is fairly helpful.