ART Adventures With Alice ~ Tutorial & Art Journal

by Nicci Battilana in Surrey, Metro Vancouver, Canada

$365

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This project will only be funded if at least $1,000 is pledged by 26th April 2021 at 12:37am BST

I am a Canadian Artist reinventing my way of teaching art & inspiring others during our time of self-distancing. Please help me succeed :) !

by Nicci Battilana in Surrey, Metro Vancouver, Canada

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My name is Nicci and I am a Canadian Mixed Media Artist who creates colourful, whimsical and playful portraits. 

I am inviting you to come along on a most wonderful art adventure with me! 

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Art Adventures with Alice is a full colour 200 page book themed on ALICE IN WONDERLAND that will take you on a creative journey, starting with initial rough sketches to full mixed media art pieces that light up!

This book is an adventure for all skill levels of creators! 

This Art Tutorial book, Art Adventures with Alice (Vol. #1), is printed in a size that can go on art adventures with you: be it a cafe, a park or even a favourite room in your home. It has been printed in the convenient A5 size (5.8" x 8.3"). The cover is a sturdy soft cover (perfect bound in 130lb matte laminated paper stock). The inside pages will be made with 100lb satin finish paper.

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This book is filled with colourful pages of art tutorials & visual inspiration! 

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The SECOND book, is an ART JOURNAL for you to create in. It is filled with visual art prompts, colouring pages, and more!

This AAWA Art Journal is a hands on adventure for you to try out what you have learned in my tutorial book or freely experiment on your own. 

In this ART JOURNAL you will sketch, paint, cut and embellish the pages in almost any way that you can dream up.

This ART JOURNAL is also in the convenient A5 size and has over 100 pages (100lb uncoated paper) for you to play with. (INCLUDED in the back of this journal will be a few swatch pages to try out your art supplies on before committing to working on a page.)

If you select to purchase a package with the workable ART JOURNAL, you will also receive an EXCLUSIVE set of Wonderland themed die cuts (24 pieces).

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I always strive to do my best & wanted to create books that you will love and use to your heart's content. I believe that I have done just that!

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The first 5 individual supporters ($68+) will receive an original 5"x7" themed painting!

The second group of 5 individual supporters ($68+) will receive an original 5"x7" themed sketch!

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Art Adventures with Alice is a little different from other art tutorial books that you have seen, as it includes links to my video tutorials which accompany projects found in the book.

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So far the REVIEWS have been Fabulous!:

  • ”A glorious journey down the rabbit hole, bursting with stylized tips & treats for the eyes!” ~Miss Mindy
  • ”The book is beyond amazing !!! It is so well done. A treasure for all levels. The content is more than I expect.”  ~Jo-Ann F.
  • ”This is #$!*ing amazing. GORGEOUS printing. Super organized. Fabulous graphics and fonts. Seriously - I’m beyond impressed.” ~ Shannon G.
  • ”It is bonkers good! I was not expecting it to be soo thick!!! LOVE IT! ” - Jenn C.

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What you can look forward to in your copy of 'Art Adventures with Alice':

  • My favourite art supplies. Why they are my favourites and how I use them. Supplies ranging from pencil, eraser, watercolours, acrylic paints & more!
  • The difference paper can make.
  • How to sketch 'loosey goosey' and light. (under-sketching)
  • Creating characters (sketching, painting & pushing creative boundaries).
  • When to leave blank/white spaces. Where can I journal/write on my page? What can I write about?
  • Reference photos.
  • Paper cutting tutorial & examples. How they relate to the following pages.
  • Lean how I build my mixed media paintings.
  • Fat vs. lean (what products can & cannot be layered on top of each other).
  • Using extra embellishments (embossing, die cuts, wobbles, mini lights and more).
  • Colour theory and colour balancing.
  • Embracing the 'fugly' stage of your art creation, if & when it happens.
  • Step-by-step page creation tutorials from start to finish.
  • How to create interactive art.
  • A bit about me, what inspires me & my art.
  • Colour swatches
  • Techniques & Tips!
  • Art prompts
  • An about page/invitation to my online world, The Art Playground (www.nicci.tv).

My goal was to create a book that inspires you and is user friendly.  I want this book to be one of your favourites of all time! 

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 Join me on this wonderfully colourful adventure with Alice and all her friends.

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LOCAL Surrey, British Columbia residents, please NOTE that you can save on shipping costs by purchasing your copy at Country Lane Scrapbooking. However, the extra goodies will only be available through this CROWDFUNDER at this time.

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Testimonials: 

  • ”I want to say thank you for your live stream.  First time in a very long time to feel connected. You are very fun!!” ~ S.F.  (July 2020)
  • ”Hey, Nicci, I just wanted to so THANK YOU SO MUCH for going live and sharing your talent so regularly, frequently and candidly. It is so very generous of you and I am enjoying it so much.   I have to say, you are my very FAVOURITE ARTIST to watch online these days. I love how genuine and real you are, and how ‘unedited’ you are. I’m hoping that by ‘hanging out’ with you I will become more creative. Even if just a little.” ~ E.C. (April 2020)
  • “I never thought I would be able to draw but by taking one of Nicci’s classes I actually made something I was proud of. It was also lots of fun and Nicci was very patient with all of us. I learned so much.” – Almost an Artist, Lorna (2019)
  • ”Nicci created a well-planned and interactive Graphics Writer workshop for our grade three students. The students were engaged throughout the workshop learning the art, skill, and power of being a graphic story author. The students were proud of their success in writing their very own graphic story using this creative and fun skill. It gave them another meaningful and artistic tool to use when creating a story. Nicci’s talent sure rubbed off on our students!” – Cindy K ~ Grade 3 Private School Teacher (2019)
  • ”Nicci is a fabulous teacher! She was very informative about specific techniques and styles, and was thorough in her explanations. She provided great examples and detailed lesson plans for each class. In addition, Nicci was such a positive and upbeat instructor that I hired her to host my tween’s birthday party and it was a huge success!”   – Louise & Elliot (2019)
  • “I just wanted to let you know that after your 31 Days of Halloween challenge, I AM a journaler now!! I have been wanting to do this for such a long time and was always intimidated. Because of you, I found my “groove” and love creating in my journal now which has become thick, lol. Thank you for sharing what you do and for helping me to be an even better artist! xoxo ” – Rhonda (Dec 2014)

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

$20 or more

Donation

This is for those of you that would like to support the work I am doing, but do not wish to receive anything in return. Thank you for believing in me & helping me inspire others. Keep smiling & creating, Nicci

$68 or more

Mary Ann Reward ($40 + $28 shipping & packaging)

You will receive a copy of the book of your choice along with my gratitude for your fabulous support in my adventure. ~ Book Size: A5 (5.8" x 8.3") ~ Cover: 130lb matte laminated ~ Interior pages: 100lb paper. ~ ❤️ BONUS surprise included! ❤️

$74 or more

March Hare Reward ($46 + $28 shipping & packaging)

You will receive everything noted in the MARY ANN reward PLUS: My A4 size (8.3" x 11.7") colour collage sheet of Alice In wonderland themed art to use in your arts & crafts.

$84 or more

Cheshire-Cat ($56 + $28 shipping & packaging)

You will receive everything noted in the MARCH HARE reward PLUS: ~ a second A4 sized (8.3" x 11.7") colour collage sheet of Alice In wonderland themed art to use in your arts & crafts. ~ And a 3"x2" holographic Cheshire Cat sticker.

$96 or more

Mad Hatter Reward ($68 + $28 shipping & packaging)

You will receive everything noted in the CHESHIRE-CAT reward PLUS and A5 sized signed colour art print.

$155 or more

The RED QUEEN ($115 + $40 shipping & handling)

You will receive everything noted in the MAD HATTER reward PLUS the other A5 sized Art Adventures with Alice book along with a 2"x3" holographic Alice sticker.

$293 or more

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Down the Rabbit Hole ($265 + $28 shipping)

You will receive everything noted in the MADHATTER reward PLUS you will be registered into Nicci's online Art Adventure with Alice art class. This is a two week online workshop taking place in September of 2021 (3 live & 3 NEW pre-recorded videos). Supply list will be very similar, if not the same, to those shown in Art Adventures with Alice. (Class date will be determined in late July, & is subject to change.) BOOK NOW & save $ on the workshop!

$345 or more

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Ticket to Wonderland ($305 + $40 shipping)

You will receive everything noted in the RED QUEEN reward PLUS you will be registered into Nicci's online Art Adventure with Alice art class. This is a two week online workshop taking place in September of 2021 (3 live & 3 NEW pre-recorded videos). Supply list will be very similar, if not the same, to those shown in Art Adventures with Alice. (Class date will be determined in late July, & is subject to change.) BOOK NOW and save $$!


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