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What Is The Perfectly Imperfect Course?

EVERYTHING IS ONLINE: No Travel Required

Perfectly Imperfect is an online course designed to uncover your visual language. Lorna Crane invites you into her studio and guides you every step of the way through the processes and techniques that have made her one of Australia's best Contemporary Abstract Artists.

Lorna’s unique tuition will take you on a journey of discovery. Layered with a new way of thinking and feeling, in the end you’ll be able to speak confidently about your work, know who you are as an artist and where you want to go.

All course materials, including streaming videos, actionable tasks and downloadable resource guides are within an easy to use member portal.

You’ll be able to ask questions, get feedback and share your story with Lorna and fellow Perfectly Imperfect students through a private online community including live Q&A’s.

You'll Learn How To....

  • Discover Your Visual Language

    By experimenting with found objects, mark making, collage, asemic journal writing, hand painting cloth, machine and hand stitch through a series of guided exercises you’ll discover what makes your heart sing.

  • Make a Set of Brushes

    Creating your own set of beautiful handmade brushes is the first step in unlocking your potential. A time to celebrate and cherish by recording their first marks in your own paper artbook.

  • Create Objects of Desire

    Surprised at the new level of sophistication in your work, turn your hand painted cloth into a series of perfectly imperfect scrolls, reference books, vessels and finished artworks that document this special time and place.

"Lorna Crane’s workshops offer an unparalleled artistic experience."

Allison B Cooke,
Mixed Media Artist
Wisconsin, USA

Beyond The Brush

Perfect as they are, Lorna takes you beyond the brush, showing you how these uterliaryin tools can open up a channel deep within you, creating a confidence and uncovering a connection with your work.

From the ceremony of the first marks to painting on cloth, your handmade brushes are just the beginning of finding your unique voice as an artist.
Handmade brush with black ink marks and tron paper

A Journey Rich In Discovery

The fear of making mistakes will hold you back.

It’s time to be brave and push the boundaries as Lorna guides you every step of the way, let go of any expectations and simply allow the magic to happen.

From experienced artists to beginners the Perfectly Imperfect, Discovering Your Visual Language course will show you ways to free yourself from the rules and become the artist you’re meant to be!
Hand dyed fabric

Learn At Your Own Pace

Once enrolled you will have instant and lifetime access to the entire course so you can go through the modules at your own pace, refresh, rewind and revisit anytime you like.

By fully engaging with the course content you will be able to develop your own signature style and talk more confidently about your work and who you are as an artist.

During the first 8 weeks of enrolment you have an exclusive opportunity to engage with Lorna for additional tuition, support and feedback in our online alumni community.

Meet Lorna

Hi, I'm Lorna and if I wasn’t an artist I would be a teacher.

I just love sharing and I'm excited to share with you what I have learnt during my 40 years as a professional artist in my first online course.

It hasn't always been easy, in fact there are times in my life where I really doubted myself. I now realise after all of these years of working and exhibiting that, if I didn't have those doubts and fears it wouldn't be healthy. I love sharing those moments with people because I know what that's like.

This course is all about finding your artistic voice, your own visual language. I’ll be guiding you through every step of the way by making your brushes, exploring your mark making and a series of projects to create objects of desire to record this time and this place.

If you're a textile artist, you'll probably do lots of stitching and if you're a mixed media artist, you'll probably use a lot of different mediums. It’ll be quite different from being in a class, but there's a special quality about having this time of isolation of just being you and doing it at your own own pace.

Perfectly imperfect, to me is just the best compliment anybody could give me. I can’t wait to see what you create and hear your stories within our online community.

It’s going to a time of deep discovery. Lorna xxo

What Other's Are Saying

Unparalleled Artistic Experience

Allison B Cooke, Mixed Media Artist, USA

"Lorna Crane’s workshops offer an unparalleled artistic experience.

She is one of the most dedicated, talented, and gifted artists I've had the pleasure of knowing.

I count Lorna among the most important artists working today.

Her students will gain a wealth of information about materials and techniques, but will also greatly appreciate Lorna's abilities to bring the spirit of play and experimentation into making compelling artworks. "

Experienced Facilitator

Ann Brown, Artist

"I have had the pleasure of being totally immersed in two of Lorna’s amazing workshops.

Lorna is able to bring out the best of each participant by respecting their approach to mark-making and encouraging risk-taking with materials and imagery.

Lorna is articulate and organised, in both planning of a workshop, and the demonstration of technique and ideas."

Ongoing Confidence

Trisha Findlay - Artist & Maker

"I have followed Lorna’s work and practice for a few years now and wanted to widen my own practice through working with her.

I was not disappointed.

I found her to be an excellent tutor who shared her own knowledge and work practice freely. I came away with new ideas for my own work and a renewed sense of confidence in the “rightness” of my own practice which has been ongoing. "

New Direction

Tracey Murphy - Artist & Maker

“Lorna is a true talent to the arts.

Not only did she make me feel comfortable, she pushed me in a new direction, opened my mind to creating my own signature/style which has stayed with me thanks to her professionalism as a fabulous tutor.”

Passion Into a Career

Kuweni Dias-Mendis, Contemporary Artist

In each of the master classes I have felt free to be myself, the learning atmosphere was warm, making me feel I belonged and most importantly Lorna’s gentle way of guiding helped me tap into my authentic creative voice.

Having attended a week long Masterclass, the techniques , room for reflection and sharing the story allowed my creativity to attain the “flow “ state that it liberated my passion into a career.

Follow Your Own Route

Denice Walker, England

"Had an inspiring 5 days with Lorna , on a workshop based on brush and mark making.

Lorna was very generous with her knowledge and skills but also encouraged us to follow our own routes...

We were all delighted with our results!"

Reverential Connection

Robert Hollingworth, Artist and Writer, Australia

"Lorna Crane belongs to a group of artists who feel a reverential connection to the earth (the elements, wind, rain, heat, dust, growth and decay) and immerse themselves in it: their body, their gestures, their choice of materials.

Their work is a kind of choreography of the bush, a down-and-dirty embracing of it, utilising methods that often mimic how nature itself behaves, how it evolves, forms and dissolves. As such, the works rely less on what is before the eye and much more on what the senses tell us; the resulting imagery being an experience rather than a depiction of something."

A Lifetime of Material

Beth Aten, Fibre Artist USA

During the pandemic here in the states I've had the opportunity to take a number of online courses via different platforms, and I want to take the time to write to you and tell you that the class with Lorna Crane has been light-years beyond all of them.
The extraordinary filming, the extensive offerings by Lorna, the work and exchanges by other participants, the live talks, and now having the ongoing group is a top-notch offering, far beyond my expectations.

I will be working with this material for a lifetime. thank you so very much.

I Found Freedom

Ingela Edkvist, Sweden

"Through the soft and serious teachings of Lorna, I found freedom in creating, for the first time in my life I can show my work with confidence, I even feel like I did not make it, I found it!

These last months have been more creative than ever and it doesn’t seem to cease.

I know I just have to go back to my brushes and marks to be able to get inspired again.
I am so grateful and happy."

Savouring Every Moment

Merrilyn George, New Zealand

"The best description I can liken this course to, is a degustation, which needs to be taken and savoured slowly, a bit at a time, so that each part is enjoyed to its maximum.

Thank you Lorna Crane and Fibre Arts Take Two, and Angela Truscott for this opportunity."

Learn From Lorna Crane

Contemporary Australian Artist

After completing five years of arts training at the University of Wollongong in the mid eighties Lorna Crane gained an Associate Diploma of Creative Art followed by the Bachelor of Creative Arts graduating with Distinction.

Lorna has been involved with many artist run initiatives and community arts projects over many years, including Art Arena Gallery Inc, Megalo Access Arts and the ANCA Dickson studio complex in Canberra. During this time she participated in many solo and group exhibitions.

She was awarded the Sir William Keys Churchill Fellowship researching community arts and mental health in 2002. Her work has been represented in many group and selected exhibitions – regionally, nationally and internationally.

Known as The Brushmaker Lorna sources materials from her natural environment including driftwood, bamboo, organic fibres along with found objects making unique rudimental and utilitarian brushes in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Career highlights include residencies with the Bundanon Trust, Alice Springs, Broken Hill Art Exchange, Berlin, New Zealand, Venice, Italy. During September 2016 she traveled to Barcelona for a two week residency at Art Print Residence to make a series of unique prints. During February/March 2017 she was an artist in residence at Bull Bay, North Bruny Island Tasmania. Upcoming residency is at Cloudbough in Kandos, NSW March 2021.

Sold Out

Join the waiting list below.

Enrolments for Lorna Crane's online course are now sold out. By joining the waiting list you will be the first to know when this course is available again and access an exclusive early bird offer.