I found Tamara Laporte through a couple artist friends when I was asking for a recommendation for a multi-teacher class, she and Lifebook came highly recommended. I am not exaggerating when I say that following along with Tam as she teaches you to draw and paint adorable whimsical girls has so changed my life in magical ways.
Tamara Laporte Online Mixed Media Art Classes
The most famous of Tam’s classes and now the subject of her first-ever book, “Lifebook” runs annually with an early bird pricing showing up in December through January and then for full price the remainder of the year. You really could join in at any time because for your art class purchase you are allowed do download ALL of the hundreds of video’s so you could go back at any time. The thing you would miss however is the amazingly supportive community that Tamara and her team work to create in the Facebook and Ning groups that comprise all the other artists and artists in training. You’ll find brand new mixed media people like me, to professional artists, side by side going through the weekly lessons together. At first it IS a bit intimidating, I won’t lie, but the support you are given when you share just a bit is a bit humbling and has brought me to tears a few times, not only for the support and help that I have received but when I’ve seen it with other’s in the class.
You can still sign up for Lifebook 2018 and don’t worry about catching up, I’d probably do the first two lessons that Tam runs to get the idea of how Lifebook works and then join in with where the rest of the folks are and look through the previous lessons to see which ones appeal to you. But that’s the whole Hippie Artist part of me, you don’t have to go in a straight line or follow any rules to achieve a great result in art or in life.
You can also go back and do just Tam’s lessons from past years of Life Book. I think I’ve bought almost all of these when she’s had them on sale. You won’t be working along with the class with these but you can always post on the Willowing and Friends Facebook page.
- Summer Girls
- Ultimate World of Whimsy
- Fabulous Faces
- Digital Dreams
- Collage, Paint & Soul
- Awesome Art Journal Workshop
and a bunch more! you can click here to view more details!
Tamara has also created a couple of stencils for mixed media artists that I simply adore and use all the time in my art journal.
Inspirational Words Series of Stencils – A 6×6 – 4 Stencil Set
Tamara also has all of the lessons she’s taught during her Life Book sessions for sale on Etsy.
Life Book – Tam’s Online Art Lessons
Tam’s Life Book 2014
Life Book 2016
Tamara Laporte’s Artwork for Sale
If you feel the need to see Tam’s happy world every day in your home, she has lots of options for you on both Society6 and Etsy.
Society 6 has the largest variety because you can turn Tam’s gorgeous art into items you’ll use every day. I’m having such a hard time deciding what I want first!
- Art Prints
- Framed Art Prints
- Canvas Prints
- iPhone & iPod cases with 3 styles (slim, tough, adventure)
- Stationary Cards
- iPhone & iPod Skins – if you already love your phone case but just want to prettyfy it.
- Laptop and iPad Skins
- All over print shirts
- Tank tops
- Throw pillows – Rectangular pillows
- Art Supplies on the go pouches
- Tote bags in 3 sizes
- Wall Clocks
- Mugs in 2 sizes
- Shower Curtains
- Throw Rugs
- Duvet Covers by Willowing
- Laptop Sleeves
- Travel Mugs
- Throw Blankets – if you click on the video you’ll see these are the uber soft kind with the sherpa on the backside. YUMMY for winter.
- Metal Travel Mugs
- Comforters by Willowing – (Twin, Twin XL, Double, Queen & King)
- Pillow Shams
It’s really so hard to decide which Tam thing you want where but I think I’m going to start with a couple of iPhone skins!
Thank you for all your happy positive vibes you are sending out into the universe, I see so many whose lives have been touched in wonderful ways by your art, your classes and your genuine caring for others.