The Artist Notebook

Have you ever had an idea but didn't know where to start?
Creating mood, telling stories and creating art around your ideas is exactly what we practice each and every month inside the Artist Notebook.
The guided lessons inside are designed to explore and develop practices to bring your style and vision to your artwork.

Ideas are powerful. Making a plan on how to bring them to life, exciting. Working continuously, fine tuning the idea slightly with each step. Making it happen in your art monthly - priceless.

"Your calm, patient teaching style has taught me so much.
It stretched
my comfort zone as well as my skill set,
thank you!" - Janice T.

The color chips above represent the palettes we have explored inside the Artist Notebook so far. Doesn't it look like fun? Come join us as we explore color wheels, color challenges and finding a palette that suits you and your style.

"Your lessons are so well explained with each step helping us
shift into the focal point that showcases us best!" - Angie K.

Each month inside The Artist Notebook you will receive
A simple prompt like "Nature" so you have a direction to design around. Follow the laid out path for slow and progressive growth, formulated to create a habit that you can repeat over and over. Each monthly module includes carefully guided video content for the sections listed below totaling 3-5 hours per month.

The art of black and white. Drawing practice and understanding values are two things that can instantly change your art. Each month we will strengthen our skills in drawing. Learn a new way to see as you grow your artistic abilities.

Color palette study. Learn to see color, tone and value and watch your art change. Each month a new color palette will be revealed. Learn to create new colors by combining hues, adding tints or shadow color, and exploring complementary colors. Now let's discover the possibilities within your palette so you better understand how to use the colors you've just created.

Thinking outside the box. Inspiration can happen anywhere and in many, many ways. Let's create art around a story, a quote, a song lyric, a piece of poetry, a photo - the possibilities are endless.

Gather sketch practice. We will find personal inspiration in our surroundings. Then explore using your elements to build a vignette as a reference. Using our monthly color theme and drawing, we will put our practice into production using our sketchbook as the perfect surface to experiment.

Sketchbook to easel. Gathering all we have practiced this month, let's get ready to move out of the sketchbook and onto the easel. We'll talk about design and composition while being inspired by our monthly theme and color palette. Ideas, inspiration and thumbnail sketches will help us work through our artistic thoughts as we delve into a creative photo shoot.

Onto the easel. Working through the photo session to design and create a final piece of art. Shape, size and color will play a part, are you ready?

"A challenging but brilliant lesson and a great opportunity to push myself while learning to see and respond in new ways!" - Susan N.

The Art Of studies. Learning from other artists is invaluable. Every third month, we will gather beneficial insights as we explore a new technique or study another artists style. We have studied Paper Collage, Abstract Art, Claude Monet, William Morris and so many more already.

Community and connection. Building a community of like minded artists to share in what you are learning each month is one of the best gifts of being online. A private Facebook group for all of us to connect, share and encourage one another along this beautifully artistic monthly journey. A live chat the first Tuesday of every month in Facebook and the third Tuesday on Zoom.

Member Benefit. As a member of the Artist Notebook you are entitled to 50% off all courses.

Enrollment. In order for the best results, the Artist Notebook will have open enrollment every quarter to give the members and their continued education my total focus and dedication.

The Artist Notebook Membership is now open.


" I just did the color section tonight. I have never really grasped hue, tone and value as much as I did with your lesson!" - Sharon D.

" I just want to say how much I LOVE
everything you are teaching!" - Sarah B.

"It's like art school for the cool crowd and
doesn't want to be a part of that!" - Connie H.

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, art school 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 25 years and it has been a wonderful journey so far. I cannot wait to see what the muse throws my way next.

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.

Course Curriculum

  Read this First
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  Our Facebook Group, Live Chats and Coupon Code
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  Welcome & Where to Start
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  the Special Announcement
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  the Design of Composition
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  Our First Artist Notebook Challenge
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  Our First Artist Notebook Online Retreat March 2021
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  the Artist Notebook Volume No. 2 flip through
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  the Color Wheel
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  Artist Notebook Volume No. 1 Flip Through
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  a New Year, Welcome 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions

What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! Because of the nature of online education, there are no refunds on a monthly plan but you can cancel your next payment at anytime by going to your Billing Account.
How is the Artist Notebook Membership delivered?
The Artist Notebook is held on an easy to use platform called Teachable. It is simple to navigate, download printables and watch videos. You can keep track of which lessons you've watched by marking a section "complete". You will have your own account with password that you have control over, including billing information and the ability to cancel at anytime. Please make sure you have adequate internet speeds and your computer's compatibility is current.
How long do I have access to The Artist Notebook?
As long as you keep your membership current, you will have access to all the content in the program to watch, read or use over and over again, for as long as you'd like. This means content from the archives, as well as current material will continue to be available with your subscription as long as you are a paying member of the program. When you cancel and your membership expires, you will no longer have access to the content.
How do I cancel my Artist Notebook Membership?
Please log into your Teachable account and go to your user profile under Billing to cancel your membership at anytime. If you use PayPal you make your payments, then you need to go into your PayPal account to cancel your subscription. Upon cancellation, you will only have access until the last day of the month in which you cancel. After that you no longer have access to the information within The Artist Notebook.
How much time will The Artist Notebook require each month?
That is completely up to you. The Artist Notebook is designed to deliver 3-5 hours of video content for the themed modules each month. There is no deadline, you work at your own pace, so there really is no falling behind as an Artist Notebook member.

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