Visual Language Course with Lorna Crane

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What Is The Perfectly Imperfect Course?

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.

About This Course

Beyond The Brush

Perfect as they are, Lorna takes you beyond the brush, showing you how these utilitarian 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.

Fabric Collage
Painted Cloth

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!

Meet your Tutor

Visual Language Course with Lorna Crane

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 be a time of deep discovery.


What Other People Are Saying

View Past Students Work Here

Click the image below to flip through an online exhibition by the Perfectly Imperfect 2021 Alumni.

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.

Visual Language Course with Lorna Crane
Lorna Crane

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