Workshop on faces "Close-Up":
Annie, I took your class in hopes that I would come out of my HOLE. I am ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED and you've met more than my expectations. I LOVE "how" you teach...it matters so very much. GRATITUDE BABY, I get so excited with breakthroughs and want you to know, you gave me that wonderful PUSH, I was looking for. – Wanda Miller
Just a note to let you know my feelings - I have taken many on-line art classes but have NEVER gotten more out of a class than yours - Close-Up - thank you from the bottom of my ART Heart – Jane E Schneider
Annie has really outdone herself with this workshop, I am truly loving it. Thank you for pouring your heart and soul into such an incredible workshop that we can come back to over and over again, because these lessons could never get old. – Larisa Groht
Love everything about this class, Annie! You are so generous sharing your soul, art and with volume of art classes; this could be a year long course! Thank you so much. – Bev Sparks
Thanks so much- this course has been transformational. You encourage everyone to be courageous - seeing so many breakthroughs in people's work. You have a gift, Annie! – Alison Fullerton
I love this class just getting in touch with this side of my art which I have not done in a long time and using supplies that have been sitting in draws. I am enamelist and jeweler. I plan to do some of the lessons in enamel. Thank you Annie for this wonderful workshop – Leslie Litt
Before I forget (and how could I?), I want to thank Annie for taking a chance on me and helping me learn faces. I still have a longgg way to go. But have so enjoyed the videos, instruction, motivation, & encouragement she's given to me, and all of us. So many new techniques to try, flop, and try again for a long time. I love that we can go at our own pace. And, Annie, THANK YOU for allowing me to step WAYYYYYY out of my comfort zone, being an abstract artist. My first class of any kind EVER and so glad I have some tools to use with supplies I already have. And made some fun, super AMAZING talented artists from around the world. Sorry so long, but thank you SO MUCH Annie. – Laura Freeman Edwards
Thank you, Annie. I am learning so much from you, I’m so grateful. I can see the point of every lesson and how well the course is structured. I think it’s a work of genius! – Magenta Wise.
Annie, the content in this final week is amazing!! In fact, this whole course has been amazing! You are one of the teachers that has helped me see shapes and values and given me the gift of getting likeness in drawing my grands. I will FOREVER be grateful. Thank you so much for the final artist tip on selling your art! Just what I needed! This is a 5 star class, my friend! Well done!! – Libbi Byrd Corson
I just can't get over all the wonderful exercises you design for us, Annie Hamman. I am learning so much, unbelievable! Every time, I think I can't possibly do it, and then I create something I love and also learn so much. - Nancy Ewing
Annie Hamman Your talent and gift for teaching is amazing. So excited to go on this journey with you. Love your style and your voice is so wonderful to listen to. God bless. – Susan Wimbley
The exercises with the ink opened my eyes to values, followed by this one, it was the right sequence, I'm glad I respected the order of the exercises. You're a great teacher, Annie Hamman, I appreciate what you share with us, and the way you share it. – Ingrid Leva
Annie, I can't tell you how much fun I am having with these exercises! Lots of strange people showing up, but I am having a blast! – Barbara Marzell
Thank you, Annie, you are a wonderful, inspirational teacher… so generous in sharing your talents and encouragement. This class is outstanding! Thanks so much. – Shirley Tatro Gordon.
Hi Annie, I just want to take a moment to say thank you so much for this awesome class! I have LOVED every lesson I have been able to do so far. You put together such a wonderful class. I managed to watch your final video about selling work over coffee this morning. I really appreciated your thoughts and tips. I cannot thank you enough for all of the hours and love you put into this course! I will be working on these in the months to come (and beyond, lol!). – KJ Allison
Annie Hamman, you have been so generous and unbelievable with ALL the information you have been sharing. To say this workshop is Amazing is a true understatement. Everything from the structure, to the content...amazing! I had a next level breakthrough in this class that has taken my art on a brand new journey. You helped me to fall in love with acrylics and to mix paints! This has been one of the best courses I have ever had the privilege of taking and THANK YOU for all you send out and put into the art community. We are blessed to be on this adventure with you. – Audrea Gustafson
Time to give you a HUGE thank-you for this fabulous class, Annie! I enjoyed it sooo much, I learned a lot, I was challenged, I love this beautiful group... your videos were full of useful tips, relaxed attitude, great ideas to try something new. Perfect! I don't think I ever enjoyed a class this much! – Barbara Marzell
Thank you for all these amazing lessons! Your demonstrations of color mixing have helped me immensely as has your loving support. – Elisabeth E Schroeder.
You are such an amazing teacher! I am grateful for your inspiration and guidance. You make me feel love for life more deeply, strive to create and express more freely and make me want to bring something beautiful to the world like you do! I just wanted to say that the fact that we are all creating, exploring and sharing so much is a testament to your teaching and encouragement. Annie, you are just simply marvelous in so many ways! - Maxine Schutter
Thank you, Annie for sharing your talents and helping me be a better artist. I have learned so much from you. My confidence have grown tremendously due to this workshop and your gentle and caring spirit. – Linda Schverdt Larson.
Workshop "Fearless Expression"
"This workshop has just started and I highly recommend it - not only to artists with children or grandchildren but anyone! Child or not! Annie is a gifted artist, mother, communicator...the list goes on! Tallulah her daughter is inspirational - at the young age of 4! I encourage you to view this website and seriously think about jumping into this course. If you've never done an online art course and want to start - this is the one - Annie's thorough in her supply suggestions, her instructions, her humour, and her connectivity! Please check this out! It's fun! It's freeing! It's creative! It's an amazing course and you'll have an amazing journey!! See you there!!"
- Chrissie England
"After jumping into just the "Observe" section, I am now fully convinced that Annie Hamman knows me, my passion for art, and how I feel about my daughter making art (and making art together) - without ever having had a conversation with me about it. I am IN LOVE with this workshop, and I encourage anyone with children (or who need to rediscover their inner child) to jump on this. I'm crying happy tears and Sof's not even home from preschool yet. I CAN'T WAIT! Annie - Thank you. From the depths of my heart. This is so perfect!"
- Lara Kulpa
"Annie, that first video was incredible. It actually made me cry. My mother was a very creative woman, but she hated a mess. I, too, was unable to fulfill my creative longings and as you talked about this the tears just welled up. I don't know if I can watch any more today. I feel filled up, and overflowing. My emotions are high. I am going to take this all really slow and savor every bit of it. Thank you, darling woman. You were inspired to do this."
- Carol Wiebe
"Yesterday I spent the day watching Annie Hamman videos in her Fearless Expression class... which by the way brought tears to my eyes! It is everything I hoped it would be. I think it was all the letting go and those faces coming to life before my eyes. I so want to paint with that much abandon. What's interesting is I always used to paint this way, just see what happens and not think about it, no plan just go for it. Lately I've become much tighter and am thinking way too much, so this class is perfect for me." – - Stephanie Gagos
"My daughter Rosabelle has been patiently waiting for this day to come. I spent the morning observing her do fearless art. It bought me such joy to watch her go for it! She does art everyday, but never quite like this! She is running around the house saying, "I am fearless...I did fearless art!" Oh I can't express how awesome this process was to watch! Annie Hamman you are so brilliant! You have touched my soul in many ways! Thank you!!! So grateful to have connected with you and have this amazing opportunity to now teach my Rosie to be fearless in her art!
About Annie's fearless art, is all about literally throwing paint down, not worrying about mess, or if you "mess up" it's about putting paint down wherever you feel like putting it down! Using all kinds of different tools and techniques to get an amazing intuitive piece of art that is pure fun and joy!!! Giving yourself permission to just be free! That child-like place we all long to go back to, before anyone told us to "stay in the lines" pureness of soul! This kind of art is what speaks the loudest to me! I can't stress enough how much fun I had today!!! My heart is full of love, joy and happiness right now! Cloud 9 I don't wanna come down."
- Sarah Burch
"Your passion is so evident as you speak. You have addressed challenges of parenting, fears, questions and shared that you have overcome all of these. VERY inspiring . You address many many fears and always offer hope and solutions... For me personally, my trust in you grew and grew watching this. The setting up tools video has so much very specific detail. Your teaching skills are excellent. In the final video, when you say: "This is purely who you are" when you speak of creativity being our natural state and a way of connecting to God....... I agree with all this so deeply. When you speak these words they touch a nerve deep inside of one. I found myself becoming very emotional during this video and wanting to undo all the old stories about how I was raised. Just know that you have touched a healing process in me. Your course is going to bring so much more than just art and bonding. It is revolutionary and has the absolute potential to bring much healing too. You have been "called" to teach through your art."
- Rozanne Henry
"I've spent the last hour or two watching videos and I've enjoyed them so much... you guys are just a joy to watch and I've had lots of fun and been really inspired. I've given another layer to my first canvas and annihilated another unwanted picture! Thank you again, I really feel that with your help (and Tallulah's!) I'm growing as an artist. You guys are fab!"
- Jo Hudson
"Annie Hamman - just getting to watch some more videos - very professionally put together - and very inspiring to listen to you talk about your process and how you solved your yearning to create with allowing your daughter to collaborate and then create on her own. This is a huge project to create and offer to the world - well done!"
- Julie Clay
Workshop "Creating Soulful Art With A Story"
"Annie, I LOVE your class and I have LEARNED so much! I was feeling stagnate in my art and you have gifted me with inspiration. I will take what you have taught me and apply it to my art. Thanks for "igniting the flame within my heart"."
- Teresa Cash
"Thanks Annie, I'm learning so much and really pushing myself. An idea have been in my head for awhile and with Annie's composition video I was able to put it together, sketched it last night, then was able to paint most of the day. I really had a need for this story to come out."
- Clarice Mayfield Baggett
"This is so great Annie, so much information. I am enjoying every minute. Learning a lot. It's paradise! Thank you so much for this beautiful workshop. I've learned a lot of new things. You are a marvelous teacher. I am so glad I did this, I am really amazed by all the powerful and soulful paintings and collages that are posted here. Thank you all for sharing your work. It enjoyed every minute of this group. And thank you all for your feedback. This soulful journey was so inspiring!"
- Jenny King
"Dear Annie, your first workshop was AMAZING! Love all the preparation to paintings, sketches and painting in the group! Annie, your videos are a real pleasure to watch and listen to, so much useful information and full of inspiration! Thank you for all the lessons, and feedbacks, and support and new friends! Looking forward to your next workshop!"
- Olga Furman
"A thousand thank yous, dear Annie, for a wonderful week of instruction! Your videos are amazing! I have been waiting on this for a while, and I am so glad you have done this class... I took to heart your advice on underpainting, and dark values and light values...on concentrating on eyes and lips for that soulful look. I am going to continue to work on details and storytelling in my portraits, and will continue to post here, and see what everyone else is doing too! I REALLY loved seeing you in the videos and hearing your process...and then watching you PAINT! So awesome, all of it! You are a kind and loving teacher! And an amazing artist! I have loved what I have created from this class so far...and wanted to tell you, that within six hours of posting this painting in my Etsy shop, she sold! Thank YOU, for encouraging us to push ourselves even more and for all the work you have put into this workshop!"
- Lucy Cooke
"I watch your hand and arm video yesterday Annie! Wow! it's like watching you sculpting with values.. Best one I've seen!!!"
- Mariette Hebert
"I am just getting to watch the videos today and I have to say Annie, the course is fabulous. I've learned so many things and I haven't even picked up a brush yet. Fantastic course."
- Kate Robertson
"You have offered a tremendous amount of information for a very generous price. You have a warm teaching style that puts everyone at ease. And your own work is amazing (you practice what you teach)."
- Carol Wiebe
"This has been a fantastic class Annie. My sentiments echo what everyone else has been saying. Thank you for a fantastic class and opening my eyes on how to compose a surreal/real painting. Also, thank you for the instruction on painting in black and white."
- Marianne Velis Goodell
"I've finally got to watch the videos & each one is fascinating & fabulous....I was mesmerized by your process & the way your hand danced across the canvas....The composition process is ingenious ...the replication of the dress was masterful....the way you paint, amazing & magical.... Thank you, Annie, for sharing your gift! So inspiring..."
- Lynne O’Neal
"Thanks so much for this, Annie! I'm just diving into the workshop today, and I'm full of doubt about whether I can pull off a painting from a composition, but the idea of creating that composition is thrilling to me. I'm a writer, and the entire concept of telling a story through collage pieces that speak to you is super exciting. Thanks for sharing your process!"
- Elizabeth Cooper
"Thank you! I am learning just what I wanted to learn in this class and I haven't even started painting yet!!"
- Terry Drescher Honstead
"Thank you so much beautiful Annie for your caring and sharing. I have loved and followed your work for a long time and you are a wonderful inspiration to us all."
- Christine Benavente
"I'm very inspired by this wonderful class, Annie, and am loving the composition homework."
- Debbie Wiggan
"It's the best workshop ever! Awesome teacher! Each video makes me smile because it's just what I've been longing to learn for many years! Thank you and for the affordable price too!"
- Sherry Titus Thomas
"I am very intrigued by your storytelling process and am so happy to be here to learn from you and all my fellow students! It feels like home here. So much encouragement and beautiful art! Such a warm group! I want you to know that your class and you and your art are having a profound impact on how I see my own art. I am extremely excited about what you have sturred up in me."
- Robin Laws
"Anyone thinking about joining this workshop go ahead! I have just joined, watched the intro and part of the first instructional video and I LOVE it. I feel as if I have come home in some way. Thank you Annie! Come join us!"
- Jo Hudson
"Thank you Annie! I’m learning so much and having a great time! Brilliant class! I remember your comment about the difficulty with painting small faces with less detail but telling a broader story, versus painting a larger face with more detail but only getting in the neck or shoulders. It's tough because I really like them both! Now that I've taken your class I feel I can do both!"
- Shellie Garber
"In watching Annie, and others, like Misty Mawn, I see that patient layering really gives such rewards. I just want to thank Annie for her workshop, her inspiration and encouraging the telling of a story in our work - I have learned a lot and want to try a lot more - I have not done much with glazing and I LOVE, love, love her apple! Thank you Annie!!"
- Julie Yong
"Thanks so much for the amazing workshop, Annie! I learned a ton. I'm not comfortable with hands, and I've never worked exclusively with black and white and gray tones before, so this was a really great learning opportunity for me. Every time I thought about giving up, I remembered you telling us that we can do this if we just push through. So I kept pushing, and I'm thrilled with the end result. I've already framed it and put it up in my daughter's room. I should also mention how much I loved the entire process of collaging and creating a story before sitting down to paint. I'll definitely be doing this again and again."
- Elizabeth Cooper
"I just started painting about 1 1/2 years ago. Such a wonderful class! Your videos were so good and the generous and vulnerable sharing of your process was a huge gift. So validating that you struggle, too! Thank you so much for this experience. Xxoo"
- Christine Davis
I have currently re-opened registration as I feel that group activity within Facebook is manageable and we can add few more members to our class. Please note that I reserve the right to close registration at any moment, related to the load of activity within workshop that I have to manage. I am available for support during the month of September. From 1st October the workshop is on a self-study basis. More information on the workshop here: