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Nature's Curiosities Tunnel Book

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Nature's Curiosities

This tunnel book course takes you on a journey of wondrous, mysterious discoveries.

Every single layer we add – texture, color and detail – leads your artistic eye into another realm of hidden treasure and unchartered territories for your creative muse.

This tunnel book creates mystery, delight and a sense of wonder for all ages. The act of book making, cutting the intricate tunnels then adding the beautiful colors of nature takes you on an amazing adventure into the natural world of Mother Nature with a little twist of the unexplained.

We start off creating the book from one piece of paper and one color of paint. Can you believe that?
I know right, the fun is already starting! The Creation PDF gives you the drawings, shows you all the information needed to cut, where to cut and so on. Easily transfer the designs and from there we add the mystery, those wonderful little tunnels. This is the part that totally captivates my muse, holds her there for another moment and then lets her continue on to the painting part.

In painting, use what you have. You can mix any color from only a few tubes of paint, experiment until you find the one that works best. Step-by-step we will work one page at a time to make sure every single detail is covered. The Creature PDF shows a photo of each finished page and the paints used to create the page in detail.

Techniques: Creating the book. Transferring the designs. Cutting the tunnels. Building soft acrylic layers with washes of color. Adding dimensional mysterious textures with paste and added elements. Achieving realistic details with a quirky twist. All of this is meant to enchant the curious observer!

7+ hours of video plus 2 detailed PDFs accompany this e-course.

 

Meet the Teach


Kelly Hoernig
Kelly Hoernig

About Kelly Hoernig
I have been an artist my entire life. It started with that wondrous box of crayons and today it is still challenging me to grow, discover and explore anything that fascinates my creative side. I have been an artist full time for the past 22 years leading me through the adventure of designing patterns, books and magazine articles, as well as exhibiting and teaching throughout the United States. Online teaching has opened up a new International world, one I am excited to explore. Never one to stay idle for too long, I have pursued pen and ink, drawing, acrylics, colored pencils, mixed media, photography and writing. It has been a wonderful journey so far and I cannot wait to see what the muse throws my way next.

On finding inspiration?
For me it comes from everywhere. Nature mostly but it could be the way the light comes through a window, raindrops on a blade of grass or a bumble bee caught in the crab apple blossoms. Words also thrill me beyond belief. If I hear one I like, at the moment it is serendipity, I think about what it would look like in an art piece. Believe me, a dictionary and thesaurus are always close by.

Some things you might not know about me.
I have a very curious nature. Work best by moonlight. Create because I have to. Am inspired by the details. Chase the muse everywhere. Excited by nature. Love a challenge.


Class Curriculum


  Read This First
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  Welcome to Nature's Curiosities
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  Nature's Curiosities PDFs
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  Create the Tunnel Book
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  1 Praying Mantis
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  2 Bird
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  3 Scientist Table
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  4 Cocoon
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  5 Caterpillar
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  6 Watchful Bird
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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