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.
Each module contains several palatable video lessons that build on each other plus actionable assignments and downloadable resource guides.
Students are fully supported by the Fibre Arts Take Two team and are invited to join a private Facebook community where you can share your progress directly with Lorna.
Here Lorna offers invaluable support to students and *ongoing tuition.
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.
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!
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.
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
Through Lorna’s expert guidance, you will have the opportunity not only to learn new processes and techniques, but to develop a new way of thinking and feeling which ultimately take your work to a deeper level of sophistication.
The tuition for lifetime access to Perfectly Imperfect - Discovering your Visual Language is sold in USD for $383 (**$500 AUD) when you pay in full. Payment plans are also available, please see below for details.
We also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee! If you’ve watched less than 25% of the course within the first 7 days we’ll purchase the course back from you.
We’re confident that if you do the work and engage with your tutor you’ll get enormous benefit from this experience. And we’re happy to back that up with our risk-free guarantee.
You want to uncover your own visual language and develop your signature style.
You need to break free from the rules and let go of your limitations as an artist
You want to learn new processes and techniques, that will elevate your work to a new level of sophistication.
You want to create beautiful hand made brushes, books and objects of desire .
You want to see behind the scenes of an accomplished artist and network with a group of likeminded people
You want to move forward with confidence knowing who you are as an artist and what makes your heart sing!
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. "
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."
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. "
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
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
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!"
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
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
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
Thank you Lorna Crane and Fibre Arts Take Two, and Angela Truscott for this opportunity."
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.
What tools and supplies will I need for the Perfectly Imperfect online course?
The recommended minimum requirements for this course are:
Brush handles - sticks from local environment or recycled paint brushes
Brush head - plant fibres, feather
Cloth Remnants - Pick your favourite cloth scraps and colours and even strip them down to 3cm wide strips ready for use.
Soft Brush (approx. 4cm wide) hake is good but not essential
I/2 metre assorted cloth lengths - cotton, linen or recycled offcuts no more than 1.5m in length
Sewing needle that fits the crochet cotton with a sharp end
A3 sketch book 150gsm
Drawing materials - including pencils, markers, any type of wax crayons (limited palette)
Scraper - cardboard scraps or old credit card
Acrylic paint tubes - your choice of three colours (limited palette)
4 Butterfly clips or plastic clothes pegs
Assorted paper approx. A4 eg: old book pages, old drawing, ephemeral found papers, maps etc - again with a focus on recycle/reuse
Rags for clean up
How long does the course take and *ongoing tuition last for??
The Perfectly Imperfect - Discovering Your Visual Language course is designed for you to follow at your own pace. We recommend chunking the course into 10 weeks. Allowing for two weeks to gather your materials and get familiar with the course then 1 module per week thereafter to complete the actions tasks allowing you time to fully immerse yourself in the experience.
When you enrol you have access to the entire course immediately. Some people choose to immerse themselves and complete it over two weeks, others choose to take their time working their way through over the entire 10 weeks.
Remember, it’s yours to revisit time and time again!
Lorna will be available in the private Facebook Community for approx. 8 weeks after enrolments close. Please note as a practicing artist and mentor Lorna will engage as much a possible in between her other commitments.
I’ve never done an online course before?
Online courses are building in popularity. They are a great way to supplement live workshops affordably and from the comfort of your own home. Learn new skills and see behind the scenes into the studios and lives of your favorite artists.
Our platform is very simple to use and we offer a great support team should you ever run into problems.
I don’t like social media, is this a necessity?
Nope, you will have full access to the course via your online portal.
We offer a closed Facebook group for enrolled students only to connect and share their journey.
The group also offers you the opportunity to gain further insights and tuition from Lorna and other students. This group it is not compulsory but is highly recommended!
How much does the course cost?
The Perfectly Imperfect - Discovering Your Visual Language online course is $383 USD (**$500 AUD)
A payment plan is available:
2 x Monthly Instalments of $215 USD
Fibre Arts Take Two is a global company. This course is sold worldwide and is priced in USD a recognised international currency.
**The above exchange rate was correct at the time of publication. Please check your local exchange rate before purchase.
All Australian purchases are GST inclusive.
Can I purchase the modules individually?
To ensure a solid learning experience and to build community, the Perfectly Imperfect - Discovering Your Visual Language online course is only offered as a full course.
How does the guarantee work?
The Perfectly Imperfect - Discovering Your Visual Language online course has a 100% money back guarantee should you watch less than 25% of the course within 7 days we will purchase the course back from you.
If you feel that this course doesn’t meet your expectations please email us at email@example.com within 7 days of your enrolment date.
Can I take this course on my phone or tablet?
Absolutely! All of the course content is fully responsive so it will work regardless of whether you’re on a computer or mobile device.
What do I do if I have a question about the course?
Good question! You’ll be able to post your questions about the course in our private Facebook group, either someone from the community, Fibre Arts Take Two or Lorna herself will be able to help you.
If you have more technical questions please don't hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org