Wednesday, February 22, 2012

eCourse Introduction: Studio Walkthrough

Over the past year, I've received requests to teach Painting with Fire Workshops from so many nice people across the country.  I wish I could have accepted them all because I love to teach AND have a serious case of wanderlust! So, I did the next best thing!  I've created a ning group for an Online Painting with Fire Workshop where you can view the videos when you want and how often you want! You say you live in Latvia? No problem! Ah, the beauty of the internet!  


I LOVE THE NING GROUP FORMAT for so many reasons! 

  • It's interactive! 
  • Members have their own page!  
  • Photos from the group greet you as you log in! 
  • Online chats are our Q&A sessions!
  • Comments scroll down the sidebar! 





The workshop details, along with the winner, will be announced on Monday.  But until then, for a little fun, let's take a walk through my studio ... as it is! 


91 comments:

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Wow Barbara - this is awesome!!! I have announced the giveaway on my Facebook and going now to put a post on the blog. I am so excited and I can't wait to go and check it out!

Patti Van said...

Cool! I shared on FB - I thought I was already following your blog (there I go thinking again...ugh) I am now an official follower! Very nice of you!

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Judi Dalton said...

Shared on FB--- I'm glad you're doing this,,, not just the giveaway but the course!

Lynne said...

I have announced the giveaway on my facebook page! Awesome you are doing an online class!
Lynne

Kim said...

Love your studio; it's a true working space and the natural light is terrific. Wonderful how you have the various dedicated work stations. It was nice to see realistic photos of a studio that is actually used instead of something that is pretty and pristine :)

Patrese said...

Hi there. I'm a little confused about how to enter so I'm posting this comment here and sharing on my FB. I'd love to take one of your workshops someday. You are amazing.

Shoshana from The Art Corner said...

This is fantastic, love your wonderful studio space:) Posting on Facebook!!!

Cindy In Carolina said...

Thanks for sharing your studio with us. I love looking at other studios. Your work is wonderful !!

ss10001 said...

Great idea, Barbara! Sounds like the next best thing to your coming to my home and teaching me personally (my dream if I win the lottery, by the way!). I shared on my fb page at www.facebook.com/mymicromacrame.

Lynnea B said...

shoot...I commented in the wrong spot so now I will share it again! I think this is a great idea for anyone who can't get to an in person class with you

Dot H said...

Just heard about this. It sounds wonderful and I've posted on FB and following you on GReader. Thanks Shoshana!

Cindy said...

Barbara, I am happy to see you are offering your class online now. I know it will reach even more eager-to-learn students. I know this has been in the works for some time now and can only imagine all of the preparation it took behind the scenes. Speaking of behind the scenes, what a great studio tour video! It was nice to hear your voice again and walk through your space. This is your new studio in Fl, right? WOW what a set up - really a dream, with stations dedicated to everything from photo staging (loved the painted board photo prop idea) to metal work. Your in-person students are really in for some in-depth learning with a hands on studio like this. Maybe one day I'll make it to St. Pete! :-)
I mentioned your new course on FB... thanks for the give away opportunity! :-)

ArtZhodgepodge said...

Gave you a heads up on my blog and FB. https://www.facebook.com/ArtZhodgepodge?ref=tn_tnmn. Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeves.

Carol said...

Posted on FB! I'd be delighted to take this course again! Good luck to all! Love you, sister!
BusCarol@aol.com

Richelle said...

Loved the tour.. Posting on Facebook. Glad you finally made time to play with your press....

Kristen said...

I just put your giveaway announcement on my facebook page and I'm a follower of your blog. Pick me, pick me! :)

LindaK said...

I shared this on FB. I am looking forward to the course! I am also looking forward to making a trip to Florida after the new studio is up and running!

Little Green Studio said...

Loved the preview of the studio tour! Looking forward to the ecourse. Okay, but now I want to enamel a bobbin! How cute was that?!? Posted to my FB.

Lora
bythemoon@live.com

MysticalGlass said...

This is great Barbara - I have announced the workshop on my blog - www.mysticalglass.blogspot.com Can't wait to hear who wins!

Lori Anderson said...

Posting now!

Creative Arty Facts said...

Wow Barbara - see, Australia isnt so far after all!
Love, love, love this concept! Your studio preview has me all fired up!

Creative Arty Facts said...

Wow Barbara - see, Australia isnt so far after all!
Love, love, love this concept! Your studio preview has me all fired up!

Melanie the Muse said...

Just posted about your ecourse on my facebook page, and I'm following you, too.

Your course sounds wonderful, I've often wished I lived close enough to take your classes. Love your book - purchased it a while back, too.
Thanks...Linda L
http://www.LamoreAllure.Blogspot.com

MIXIKIM said...

Luv your book already - the course would be the whip cream icing on a cherry topped cake! Following your blog, noted on my blog and linked you on my FB page! Thx for the opportunity!

Libellula Jewelry said...

I've always wanted to take your class!

I posted on my blog:
http://libellulajewelry.blogspot.com/2012/02/barbara-lewis-online-painting-with-fire.html

Thanks for the entry into your contest!

Janet said...

Posting this on FB and my Blog! What an Awesome oppertunity!

LisaS said...

Thanks for the tour of your studio! -Also would love to win a spot in your workshop, I just signed up to follow ;)

Jean A. Wells said...

Wow, I'd love to win this e.course. I have already purchased your kit to get started, but haven't yet tried it. This would be just the ticket to get me going. Thank you for the opportunity.

I am also going to post on facebook, twitter and my blog.

LisaS said...

Hi again! I just posted your info to my blog ;)

Stacey said...

Oh how I would love to win!! POsted on my facebook page! :)

dreaminofbeads / SAS Jewelry Designs said...

Wow, I love your studio...wish it was mine :) Can't wait to hear the details of the workshop. I just got your book in the mail yesterday and I can't wait to get started. I will post this on my FB page.
Sonya

Debra Behrends said...

I posted on Facebook. I hope I win. I think the intro was awesome. Fun to see your studio!

Mimi Gardner said...

What a generous giveaway, Barbara! I've posted it on my facebook page. (facebook.com/OtherCuriosities)

Would love to win the course, and am looking forward to meeting you at Bead & Button! :)

Preserve Jewelry Studio said...

Barbara, you so amazing and energy level to boot. I love the idea of enameling and someday I will get there. I loved seeing your studio. It is reassuring to see that all creative people have organization that no one else would ever understand. I cleaned my studio all last weekend and I still can't see it. Anyway, best of luck with your new adventure. I think online is a wonderful way to touch everyone. Can't wait to see it unfold.

Jean A. Wells said...

Just blogged about this giveaway at http://www.jeanawells.blogspot.com.

Jean A. Wells said...

Posted on my facebook at Jean A. Wells Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry.

Cindy Cage said...

I blogged about your online course at http://www.cindycagecreativity.com/cjc/Blog/Entries/2012/2/23_enamels.html.
I added a photo of my first enameled piece. Thanks Barbara!

Alice said...

I have posted on my Facebook and would LOVE to win Alice's beads and baubles or alicecraddick@rocketmail.com

Alice said...

I have posted on my Facebook and would LOVE to win Alice's beads and baubles or alicecraddick@rocketmail.com

Kathy Combs said...

Love love the studio walkthru. I'm in lust! I just blogged about your giveaway and posted a few pictures of some of your fabulous work.

ShadeTree Studio ( http://www.shadetreejewelry.com/blog.html ) said...

Hi Barbara,

Already posted on my fb pg. Wow it would be so awesome to be able to take your course. I've been in love with enameled beads for awhile but just didn't know where to start. I think enameled pieces would be a great addition to my skill set :)

Marion @ lovelandshadetree.etsy.com

Sharon Driscoll said...

Wow Barb, I just took the studio tour - I am so green with envy! I want to come and play. I'll post the giveaway tomorrow on my blog. Love it!

Jules said...

I'm a follower! I also posted your link on my blog and Facebook! So excited that you're doing an E-Course! Thank you for the giveaway.

In the Light of the Moon said...

Ok this might come off a little strange..so dont be scared ok...watching your video made me sick to my stomach...no no... not in a bad way..its just that sometimes feeling so alone in my little mixed media brain,I often think ...I know there are others out there..others like me,wacky and messy,lover of tools and stations,..so yes,I watched, and even though we have neve met(and yes we will soon)I feel as though I understand the way you think and create.A Totally inspiring Tour.Yes indeedy!Hugs,Cat

rosebud101 said...

Ii just posted a blog about your giveaway, and I posted the blog on Facebook. Thank you for doing this!!!

KayzKreationz said...

I'm not sure what I have to do to enter the giveaway. I didn't see any instructions, but I follow your blog and would love a chance to win.

Polly Barker said...

I love my torch and enamels

KayzKreationz said...

Just shared your post about your studio walkthrough, ecourse and giveaway on twitter.

http://twitter.com/KayzKreationz

Linda Landig said...

I just posted it to my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lindalandigjewelry

somethingunique said...

Oh Barbara...I love that idea...I bought the kit and the book some time ago and would love a more hand on course...I'll share on facebook too and I would be tickled to win....

Jean A. Wells said...

Have tweeted about giveaway as well. Phew, been busy this evening spreading the word. Thank you again for offering such a great giveaway. I hope I win (have fingers crossed!).

sewcrazy said...

Hi Barbara,
WOW! You have a fantastic studio. And, lots of equipment too.
I am in the beginning stages of setting up a website, and facebook page. But, I can not share, or post anything about the giveaway yet.
Would I still be able to enter to win the giveaway?
I'm keeping all my fingers & toes crossed, and my little doggie's paws are crossed too. :)

BlueAntiquities said...

This is exciting Barbara!

CreatingCures said...

I am happy to follow and would be even happier to join the workshop! Thanks ~~T

Rosalynn said...

I would be beyond wildly excited to win the opportunity to take this workshop. Have wanted to take a class from you, Barbara, and this would be ultra convenient. Thanks for the chance.

I just became a follower of your blog. Don't know why I hadn't done it before.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a great course!! I have shared it on facebook (but you'll just have to trust me cause I have no idea how to put a link to prove it...). I am off to share it on my blog AND I will start to follow this blog - seems to me like this is going to be a great blog to add to my growing list of blogs to read regularly!!

Annie said...

Aaack, I was so excited that I forgot to put my name!!
Annie.

Lea Avroch said...

I'm a new follower. I blogged about it. I have my posts set to autopost on my personal & fan pages on FB & will tweet too, so 4 posts total. :)

Sharyl said...

As I noted in my blog post, I just read your book, then found a message about your course and offering on Lori Anderson's blog!

So I've joined your blog and posted here! http://sharylsjewelry.blogspot.com/2012/02/painting-with-fire-and-chance-to-learn.html

Thank you for all the opportunities for learning you offer!
--Sharyl

Crazy Woman Glass said...

How nice of you to do this. I just shared on Facebook and would love to win and use the enamels that I've had sitting on the shelf forevah... :-) Thanks

coffeelizard said...

I was thrilled to share this on my facebook page!

Mary Giacalone said...

I've posted the class to my facebook page. I have the book, the torch and the enamels, now I just need the free class!!!

indigo heart said...

congrats on this new endeavor! i purchased your book but have yet to try it. your e-course would be just the impetise i need. i facebooked and followed. thanks!

Lisa Rippee said...

I posted your link on FB. Would love to have the chance to win.

Carol D. said...

So cool! I have been admiring your work and would love to learn how to "paint with fire."

Mary K. McGraw said...

I am excited about your upcoming e-course and have posted it on my Facebook page. Plus, I follow your blog on Google Reader.

Shirley said...

Barbara, I loved walking thru your studio. And, actually, all the stuff everywhere just made me feel at home. All those different stations are wonderful, and I LOVE the enameled bobbin!! Thanks for the tour and the giveaway! I am already a follwer.

Kathy said...

Yippee!!! Finally a way to take a class with you!

Elizabeth said...

Oh MS. Barbara How very generous of you!!! I would so love to have a class with you!! OFf to click on as a follower if I have not already - can't remember!! :) And to post about the giveaway on FB!
Big Hot HUGS!!

becca said...

Done and done! I LOVE your book, and the idea of actually taking a class? Wow! That's about all I can say. Would LOVE to be that person. =)

Raida said...

How exciting! I loved the tour of your studio, so many wonderful tools to work with.

Lorelei Eurto said...

Love the studio tour! I just blogged about your giveaway http://lorelei1141.blogspot.com/2012/02/ecourse-giveaway.html

Amy Nicole said...

I now follow your blog, and would love chance tocheck out this course! How fabulous!

Sue-Lin said...

Shared the fabulous giveaway on my FB page.sltarnowski[at] gmail.dot.com

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

Great tour Barbara! I've blogged about the giveaway, posted on facebook and became a follower (which I thought I already had done, but hadn't - I have your blog on my sidebar)!

Mania said...

Hello Barbara!! I found your blog and I liked it very much!! I will follow you!! Difficult for me your giveaway!! Best regards from Greece!!

Marcie Abney said...

Just posted this info to my facebook (La Bella Joya) and am following your blog. Thanks for the opportunity!

Boot ~C said...

what a great chance!

Katie Hanrahan said...

This class looks fabulous! I've put a shout out on my Facebook wall about it. Loved the studio tour you posted. Nice to know I'm not the only one with a messy studio. ;-)

Julie said...

Put a mention on my Facebook. Loved the tour!

Carol B said...

Barbara,
A million "thank yous" for cloning yourself for us. I am SO looking forward to the workshop. I'm already a blog and FB follower.

Sunny Rising Leather said...

I hope it's not too late to enter: fingers crossed!!

xo,
Allison

Shannon Chomanczuk said...

Oh man this would be great! I would love to win, please toss my name into the hat.
Shannon C

Snazzy Doodle Designs said...

Hi Barbara, I have posted on my blog about your ecourse. I think this will be such a great class. Www.snazzydoodle.blogspot.com

Marissa @ Sea Flower Studios said...

So envious of your huge studio and all your tools!

I would love the opportunity to learn through your online workshops! I've shared on my facebook page at www.facebook.com/seaflowerstudios

carolyn said...

Love the video of your studio space! I've subscribed to your blog with Google Reader. Thanks for the opportunity to win your e-course! I checked out your additional videos on youtube. Your work looks like so much fun.

Kristi Bowman said...

I'm sure I'm too late but here I go anyway, thanks Barbara!

Creations by Kari said...

Just found out about this, hope I'm not too late as I would LOVE to win a spot in this class!

Gayle Dowell said...

Would love to take this class. I'm a new follower to your blog.

Gigi said...

I would love to learn to enamel. I shared on fb and iI'm ready to learn.