We’ve lowered the price of Laura Coyle’s Holly Shop to just $15. Holly Shop is the step-by-step Adobe Illustrator project workshop that will help you create personalized holiday greetings while keeping your Illustrator skills sparkling. Like all of Laura’s Illustrator workshops, take Holly Shop at your own pace, you’ll have lifetime access.
When the New Year arrives, we’ll pack up Holly Shop with the rest of the ornaments for another year so get it now!
We’re really excited about what’s going on in our illustrator community. There’s an ever-growing number of self-paced Adobe Illustrator Workshops available from our resident Illustrator Diva Laura Coyle. As an added benefit for her students, Laura conducts regularly scheduled monthly Illustrator live video chats.
These monthly hour-long chats, affectionately called “Laura Time,” are full of Adobe Illustrator demonstrations and tips. They give her students the chance to interact, ask questions, and to stay inspired and engaged in the learning process. As a registered student of any Adobe Illustrator class at ReneePearson.com, you can attend the chats live or watch the recordings later. There’s also a lively Adobe Illustrator forum at ReneePearson.com where you can suggest topics you’d like Laura to cover in the live chats.
Laura has just posted a video of her time-lapse Adobe Illustrator drawing of a Siamese Fighting Fish, condensed from March’s live chat demonstration. This video will give you a feel for her live chat demonstrations. You can watch it and other Illustrator themed videos on Laura’s YouTube channel at YouTube.com/coyleart.
We have a growing community of Adobe Illustrator enthusiasts. Sign up for an Illustrator class and join us! We’d love to have you.
Learn Adobe Illustrator with Laura Coyle!
Here at ReneePearson.com we’re delighted to offer some of the best and most affordable Illustrator training on the web, taught by our own highly rated instructor, Laura Coyle. If learning Illustrator has ever seemed like an uphill challenge, Laura is here to make it attainable and fun.
Laura Coyle has worked for over 15 years as a freelance Illustrator, lending her individual style to everything from big-name magazines to game boards and gift wrap. Throughout her career, Adobe Illustrator has been her most essential creative tool. Our students tell us time and again that Laura presents Illustrator in a thorough, logical and organized way that helps them to really understand the process of creating vector artwork in Illustrator.
Our Illustrator Essentials Bundle is a complete course in Adobe Illustrator, made up of two classes: Beginning Illustrator and Illustrator 2. The first class teaches Adobe Illustrator from the very beginning, laying the foundation that allows you to take on the more advanced tools and techniques that are taught in the second class.
Purchase them separately or save $20 when you buy the bundle!
Are you ready to ink & paint in Illustrator?
In Ink & Paint, an instant-access self-paced workshop, Laura Coyle gives a detailed demonstration of the two primary inking and painting tools in Illustrator: the Paintbrush Tool, and the Blob Brush Tool. You’ll learn about the settings for getting the most out of these tools with a pressure sensitive Wacom tablet. Laura thoroughly discusses Calligraphic brushes and shows you the steps for creating a set of brushes to use for linework and coloring. A pen tablet is required for this workshop.
With this foundation, you’ll be ready to follow along with Laura as she guides you through a complete, fun, floral art project that includes Laura’s original tracing art and a custom color palette. In the preview video below, Laura demonstrates how to use the Eraser tool.
Our newest self-paced class for Adobe Illustrator, Ink & Paint with Laura Coyle, is nearing completion and we’re so excited!
In Ink & Paint, Laura will give thorough demonstrations of the Paintbrush, Blob Brush and their settings in Adobe Illustrator. You’ll create a set of Calligraphic Brushes, perfect for inking linework and coloring — and then she’ll guide you through a layered floral motif project that includes her original tracing art and custom color palette. In the end, you’ll have art you can use in a repeat pattern in your personal projects.
Even if drawing is not your thing, the included tracing art will give you an enjoyable opportunity to practice and develop your hand-eye coordination with the Wacom Tablet, an essential skill for anyone who works with a tablet. And if you love the idea of digital drawing, this project will give you the chance to look over Laura’s shoulder and learn her process for creating freehand art in Illustrator that you can apply to your own work.
Coming soon to ReneePearson.com so stay tuned! We’ll send you an email when it’s ready. Not on our email list? No worries, sign-up today!
For over 15 years Laura Coyle has worked as a freelance illustrator, creating her distinctive art for major brands like Amazon.com, American Express and Disney.
Publications including Better Homes and Gardens and The Wall Street Journal have commissioned her to illustrate for them. Her lively, modern paper product designs also appear on the shelves of Target, Hallmark and Papyrus. Laura also teaches Adobe Illustrator classes and workshops here at ReneePearson.com.
Don’t miss tonight’s opportunity to chat with Laura live. She’ll talk about her holiday workshop, Holly Shop, and take your questions about all things vector and Illustrator.
When: Tonight, Nov 9, 9pm EST US
Beginning Illustrator contains about 70% of the original Step-by-Step class content. 30% of the content is made up of new lessons and designs. Former Step-by-Step students can purchase access to the new class at a special upgrade price.
Laura makes learning Adobe Illustrator fun and easy…and her students agree!
I was told Illustrator CS5 had a huge learning curve. I now believe it! These classes made it easy to learn and I go back to the videos a number of times. (thank you for that) I also like the easy pace, with Laura’s exceptional instruction.… I personally had a lot of fun, learned so much and I hope to incorporate all this new-found knowledge into an invite business…
The winner of this giveaway is commenter #5, Christina. Christina, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you registered in the workshop.
Today’s giveaway is one enrollment in Laura Coyle’s Adobe Illustrator “Holly Shop” workshop. Leave a comment below and answer the following question. What illustrated shape(s) would you like to learn to make for your holiday cards and pages? (more…)
At least it feels that way to us. We’ve just unwrapped our brand new blog and in celebration, we’re offering three holiday-themed workshops. These courses will only be available for registration during the month of July.
DIY Family Portraits by Molly Newman
This year, start early and create a holiday card portrait that captures your family’s unique spirit.
Holiday Templates Reloaded by Tiffany Tillman
Stay one step ahead for the upcoming season and learn how to ready your holiday album.
Make It Now: Holly Shop by Laura Coyle
Laura shows you how to create three holiday greeting card designs in Adobe Illustrator from start to finish.
If you register, our lifetime policy will give you access forever. So, get a head start on your holiday photos, cards and pages with our three self-paced workshops.