Each video tutorial is based on the principle of chunking and that is people master skills by practicing and absorbing one single chunk at a time. Our lessons each take a single composition principle and shows a way to work it.
We then give you an assignment for practicing the principle. Research shows that if you practice one hour per day for seven days, you will accomplish far more than practicing for seven hours straight. Dianne recommends that you do this before going to the next video lesson.
Expect our video tutorials to be different. They are. Dianne’s approach to teaching focuses on the individual’s unique expression, not on the popular trends of the day. Dianne is passionate about teaching and about painting. She firmly believes that the evolving artist finds freedom for expression when he or she can work with the mechanics of composing and sound techniques and it is from this stance that these videos are produced.
We hope you will enjoy these video tutorials. For each lesson, our intention is to provide for you a step-by-step visual guide to explore new ideas and new ways of thinking about old composing ideas. As our collection of video tutorials increases, so will your opportunity to customize your own art instruction video library.
What can you expect? With the exception of Series 1, each series is devoted to a single visual principle. Each lesson in that series dissects the principle and explores what it can do. To achieve this, Dianne uses studies without an intention to do a completed painting. If you practice the lessons, you will be amazed at how they can enhance your painting process.
Because of the technical processes of watercolor and the quick drying of acrylic, Dianne uses oils to demonstrate these principles. Nevertheless, the principles apply universally.