Wednesday, April 07, 2021

future of my studio retreats

 



Recently, I've received inquiries about the future of my Oregon Coast art retreats and while I've talked about things over on my Instagram account, I thought I would give a little update here.

As many of you know, I canceled my retreats back in January of 2020. When I made this decision I knew it would likely extend into 2021 and here we are! While I know many of my creative colleagues may be doing things differently, at this point I've made the decision to hold off on scheduling any live retreats for 2021.

I know there will likely be people who won't agree but in this moment, the decision to cancel live events continues to be the right option for me, my family, my values and my business philosophy. If there is anything this year has taught me (and there have been many things) it's that it's ok to pivot, reinvent and change things! So for now my studio retreats will continue to be on hold until things feel safe and appropriate.

Getting to open my studio, teach, create and share my hometown of Seaside, Oregon with so many creative, beautiful souls from around the world has not only been an honor but life changing. I cannot tell you how much it means to have shared my studio with so many of you and I look forward to the day when we can gather and create together again. In the meantime, I will continue to offer online classes and creative opportunities. Thanks to so many of you out there who support what I do!

Thursday, February 11, 2021

NEW! online class!





Hello friends! I've got another new online class for you!

NOTE: During this hard time it’s been really important to me to offer discounts when I am able so this class will be marked down 50% during this challenging time.

CHASING FREEDOM
NOW $10 (Regular Price $20)
Launches Feb 22nd

chasing freedom online class with alisa burke from Alisa Burke on Vimeo.


Typically when I plan and create my classes I try to come up with ideas based on things customers are requesting or topics that I think are needed and will be received well. Then there is the rare occasion when I plan a class that is based around what I am craving in my own creative process- hoping there might be some kindred spirits out there craving the same things. Chasing Freedom is the one of those classes!

Lately I’ve been carving out more time for freedom from expectations by working abstract and expressive. This is where my painting process began in my early days as a painting major- using paint and materials to simply express myself without pressure or the need for specific results. This is the way that I work behind the scenes over here when I am not teaching or making art to sell. It is where I am able to find freedom and create without abandon and I am so excited to share this process with you!

In this class we will be using a variety of different surfaces (any surface) and materials to explore expressive prompts, techniques and exercises.

We will be working through 1 lesson a day for 30 days. Through color, movement, intuition, connection and emotions I will be sharing all kinds of concepts and techniques that I utilize in my own art making process when I work abstract and expressive.

My hope is to inspire you to chase after freedom in your art making process!

All of my online classes have unlimited access which means that you can join in at any time, come and go as you please and create at your own pace. All ages and levels welcome.

Head over to the shop HERE for more information or register.





Monday, February 01, 2021

playing with scale


















No matter what I’m creating, I love playing around with scale! There is something really interesting about making art in different sizes and all the things you learn throughout the process. Working large will always be my jam and the process where I feel most free. But when I work small, even if it’s a tiny doodle, I’m uncomfortable and I feel restricted but I still make time to do it because I always make new discoveries!



















If you haven’t mixed things up with scale, give it a chance! Pick a surface size that is outside your comfort zone and get creative filling that space.


Saturday, January 30, 2021

FLASH SALE! floral bundle


Anyone out there in the mood to paint flowers? Well, you are in luck! This weekend we have a flash sale happening! I've bundled four of my favorite flower classes together for $30 (compare at $60 for all four)! If you are interested in learning a variety of different ways to create floral art, this is the deal for you! 

Head on over to THE SHOP for more information or to purchase a bundle! 

Please note that we are not able to switch or trade out classes when we offer our flash bundles but know that we always have deals and sales around the corner!

Offer ends Monday, February 1st at 9am PST

FLORAL BUNDLE FLASH from Alisa Burke on Vimeo.


BUNDLE INCLUDES:

ACRYLIC BLOOMS
Flowers and acrylic paint make the perfect pair! In this class I will be sharing all kinds of really simple techniques for transforming your favorite flowers into expressive, beautiful and colorful acrylic paintings.

PASTEL BLOOMS 
There is something so colorful and expressive about creating with pastels. In this class we will use my favorite subject: flowers, to explore a variety of wild and expressive ways to use pastels.

INKY BLOOMS
There is something so simple and beautiful about creating with ink. In this class we will use my favorite subject: flowers, to explore a variety of expressive techniques. From using brushes to found objects to items from nature, we will experiment with creating dynamic and bold floral ink brush paintings.

WATERCOLOR BLOOMS
Flowers and watercolors make the perfect pair! In this class I will be sharing all kinds of really simple techniques for transforming your favorite flowers into expressive, beautiful and colorful paintings. 



Monday, December 07, 2020

time standing still

Back in early March we came to terms really quick with the fact that this year would look very different. As a family we decided together that we would adjust our expectations, make changes, we would cancel plans and change our lives to stay at home.

On the business front I’ve pivoted more than I thought was possible. And when it comes to parenting, we’ve had to practice lots of grace. We decided that doing our our best (even if it’s messy) was enough. And even more important, we chose to focus on making memories. Those memories haven’t looked like things we do every year or the things we planned for 2020, they are aren’t fancy or spectacular but they are sweet and simple.

This holiday season we will continue to stay home, we will continue to pivot and do our best but I am going to do everything possible to create magic and memories for my kiddo. And when I’m very old, I hope to remember this time not only for the sadness or disappointment or the challenges that were overcome but as a gift and a moment where time stood still.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

free notecard download for you



For those of you that woke up this morning prepared to keep fighting for the things you believe in, you are not alone. With the news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing, it is even more important to keep speaking out for civil rights, racial justice, women's equality, human rights and the soul of our nation.

This weekend I will be writing to my (and your) representatives. I made myself a couple of notecard designs that I wanted to also make available to you. I am putting them in envelopes but they can also be printed and used as 4X6 postcards.

Feel free to grab the download below and print your own!









DOWNLOAD HERE



Wednesday, August 12, 2020

new class! beautiful bugs



My summer lineup of online classes is in full swing and this week Beautiful Bugs launches! This is a fun little class exploring bugs through sketching and watercolor.

Note: During this challenging time in our country I know that so many people are on a budget so I am keeping many of my new classed marked down. 
Below are all the details:




BEAUTIFUL BUGS
NOW $10 (Regular Price $15)

Over time, I have discovered how beautiful, interesting and
inspiring the insect world is! They are beautiful, magical and are the perfect subject matter for drawing and painting. This little class is dedicated to exploring a variety of techniques to create bugs. We will be using watercolor painting and drawing to create a variety of beautiful and creative bugs.

All of my online classes have unlimited access which means that you can join in at any time, come and go as you please and create at your own pace! All ages and levels welcome! Visit my shop for more information or to register.





Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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