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Karen Sperling's Artistry Instructional Materials: An Overview


Painting by Karen Sperling.

Welcome to my Artistry instructional materials!

I have a lot of stuff here for learning Corel Painter, I know. It's because I've been doing this for years, since I wrote the first Corel Painter manual in 1991(!). The materials accumulate!

So here's what's going on.

The Big Picture

My main thought has always been that people learn in different ways. Some people learn better by watching videos and online webinars; others prefer to read books and still others like to attend classes and private lessons in person. As a result, I offer all of the above.

Bundles of (Painting) Joy

What follows are links to my various instructional materials for learning to turn photos into paintings in Corel Painter. These links are also available in the Learn to Paint drop down menu above.

You can get the materials one at a time, or you can order them in bundles and get in on savings. You'll find materials bundled by type, i.e., videos, books and brushes, in the following links.

In the section under that, called Subjective Views, I have curated some of the materials and organized them by subject, as well, and you will find links for ordering them individually or you can order them on this page in bundles.

 

Click here to email me or call 818-941-9739 with questions.

Here Are the Varieties of Karen Sperling's Artistry Instructional Materials

If you like to watch videos, then my Artistry Self-Paced Video Classes and Tutorials are for you.

Click the above link and you'll see I have four varieties of videos: a Corel Painter Master Class, which is a big picture look at painting styles; the Artistry online classes, with start-to-finish step-by-step instructions; the Artistry Quick Fix videos that cover individual topics like painting hair; and the Painting for Photographers videos that offer tutorials for painting portraits and landscapes.

If you like to read books, then my Painting for Photographers books are for you.

All three books include art lessons and steps for paintings based on photographs and are available in print and as .pdfs.

If real-time webinars are more your speed, I will be announcing some Artistry webinars soon. Check back for details or, better yet, add your email in the form below to get on my mailing list to stay updated.

Meanwhile, I also teach in-person classes, both in groups at my Artistry Retreat and one-on-one in private lessons.

Last but not least, I offer custom brushes that help you to cut to the chase and get some great painting effects right away in Corel Painter.

Subjective Views

So you now know about the kinds of instructional materials and where to find deals on them. Here's a look at specific subjects that you'll find covered in my Artistry instructional materials in bundles for savings.

Please note: the Artistry materials aren't automatic downloads. A person sends them to you. You will receive the materials within 24 hours of your order during regular business hours Monday through Friday U.S. Pacific Time.
Thank you for your orders!


Painting by Karen Sperling based on a
photograph by Karah Sambuco.

Corel Painter Beginners Bundle

To get up and running in Corel Painter, check out the Painting for Photographers Volume 3 ebook in .pdf format and the Intro to Corel Painter Artistry online class. If you're new to Corel Painter, the book and the Intro class provide the information you need to be able to follow all the other instructional materials on the Artistry website.
Click the links to see the contents and to order them individually.
Get them in a bundle here and save 25%!
The bundle includes the .pdf of the book, not the printed version.
Artistry Beginners Bundle
$134.95 $101 (a 25% savings!)


Painting by Karen Sperling based on a
client-submitted photograph.

Painting Photorealistic Portraits Based on Photographs

Probably the most popular style of painting among photographers today is the look of photorealism, where the nature of the photograph is maintained and a slight painterly look is added.
Several of my Artistry instructional materials cover turning portrait photographs into photorealistic paintings in Corel Painter.
These include my three Painting for Photographers ebooks in .pdf format; the Artistry Online Class for Painting Classic Portraits; the Artistry Quick Fix videos #9, #10, #11, #14 and #21; and the Painting for Photographers Videos Volume 1: Portraits. Click the links to see the contents and to order them individually.
Get them in a bundle here and save 25%!
Artistry Painting Photorealistic Portraits Based on Photographs Bundle
$387 $289 (a 25% savings!)


Painting by Karen Sperling based on a
photo by Signature Beauty Gallery.

Painting Impressionist-Style Portraits Based on Photographs

I call portraits with more brushstrokes and less details than photorealistic paintings Impressionist-style portraits and there are Artistry instructional materials and brushes to help you to achieve this look.
These include the Artistry Online Class for Painting Impressionist-Style Portraits; the Artistry Quick Fix Videos #3, #4 and #5; and the Artistry Brushes #10 and #11. Click the links to see the contents and to order them individually.
Get them in a bundle here and save 25%!
Artistry Painting Impressionist-Style Portraits Based on Photographs Bundle
$207 $155 (a 25% savings!)


Painting by Karen Sperling based on
her photo.

Painting Landscapes and Flowers

It seems that more photographers and hobbyists are interested in painting portraits vs. landscapes and flowers, but I have had success selling both portraits and landscapes and have Artistry instructional materials and brushes for painting outdoor scenes and florals.
These include my Artistry Online Classes #6 and #7; the Painting for Photographers Video Tutorials Volume 2: Landscapes; the Artistry Quick Fix videos #2 and #12; and the Artistry Corel Painter Brushes #5 and #13. Click the links to see the contents and to order them individually.
Get them in a bundle here and save 25%!
Artistry Landscapes and Flowers Bundle
$426 $319 (a 25% savings!)


Painting by Karen Sperling based on a
photo by Dogpatch Pet Portraits.

Painting Dogs

If you have wanted to paint pet portraits based on photos, the Artistry instructional materials and brushes will help.
These include the Artistry Online Classes #5 and #9; the Artistry Quick Fix Videos #15 and #19; and the Artistry Brushes #9. (The Artistry Brushes #14 are included with the Artistry Online Class #9 mentioned above.) Click the links to see the contents and to order them individually.
Get them in a bundle here and save 25%!
Artistry Painting Dogs Based on Photographs Bundle
$257 $193 (a 25% savings!)

The Painterrific Bundle

Do all of the above topics listed under the heading Subjective Views sound good to you?
Then order them all and receive another 25% savings on the total! Click the links to see the contents and to order them individually.
Get them in a bundle here and save 25%!
The Painterrific Bundle
$1,057 $793 (a 25% savings!)

Instructor

The Artistry Corel Painter instructional materials and brushes are created by original Painter expert and Elite Corel Painter Master Karen Sperling, who wrote the original Painter manuals and whose preface and art are featured in Painter Showcase. She is the author of the bestselling Painting for Photographers book, which covers painting people, pets and landscapes in both Painter and Photoshop, the highly acclaimed Painting for Photographers book Volume 2, which shows how to paint children's portraits in Corel Painter and the brand-new Painting for Photographers book Volume 3, which has state-of-the-art Corel Painter steps and art lessons for turning portrait and landscape photographs into paintings. She also is the producer of the popular Painting for Photographers video tutorials for painting portraits, landscapes and children's portraits in Corel Painter and leads the world-renowned live and in-person Artistry Retreats. She also teaches the popular Artistry Quick Fix Videos, the Artistry Corel Painter Master Class and individual private Corel Painter lessons online and in person. She is also the creator of the Artistry Corel Painter brushes.

Corel Corporation has named Karen Sperling a member of the Painter Master Elite program and also a Certified Painter Educator.
According to Corel, "These high profile Painter artists are proven masters of their craft having earned the prestigious Painter Master Elite title from the Painter team for their many years of dedicated service to Corel Painter.
As Painter Master Elite artists, they hold a very special place in our hearts. They continue to inspire new artists and Painter feature innovations while also managing to keep us grounded to our world-renowned realistic natural media roots. We would not be where we are today without them and the world will continue to be inspired by their creations.
Whether you are looking for inspiration to develop your own signature style, wanting to dive into learning the ins and outs of Painter, or looking for an artist to create work for you, we highly recommend checking out what these very talented artists have to offer."

Artistry is a Certified Corel Training Partner.

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