This space is here for you to CREATE + CONNECT + UNWIND.
CREATE: Show up ready to have fun and learn something new. Realize that you may be a beginner, but that leaves room for growth and improvement. Believe in the power of creativity.
CONNECT: We connect to others through creating. Share what you have created, ask questions, help others and be you. Carly Rae Creative facilitates this connection through our online community, live painting parties and in-person workshops.
UNWIND: Art is therapeutic and helps to relieve stress. Come here after a long day to forget your daily pressures and enjoy the creation process. And hey, if you want to grab a glass of wine for that un-WINE-ding, that is fine by me ;) and don't mind if I do...
Starting at a blank sheet of paper wondering what to paint? Want to learn new watercolor techniques but don't know where to start? Looking for a fun creative outlet? Trying to find ways to unwind & relieve stress? Hoping to connect with others throughout the creative process?
If so, you are right where you need to be!
Carly Rae Creative provides the opportunity, education, and tools and online community to nourish the creative spirit in us, and find relaxation and calm through the creation process.
"What I love about Carly Rae Creators is the access workshops I wouldn't be able to attend in person, inspiration and accountability; making sure I have some creative time.""
""My favorite thing is connecting with others that share my passion for creativity and painting. It also gives me inspiration that spurs my creativity, and keeps me accountable for making time for myself to relax and paint. It’s definitely been the boost I needed to start making it a priority again.""
""This is such a fun experience! I love to be creative in any capacity. But, painting can some times be an intimidating form of expression. Carly Rae’s work is beautiful!! It’s relatable and that already made me more comfortable to share my own! The videos on her website (you have to take the class) are the bomb!! You can watch them over and over. They are well done and techniques are well represented and explained. I can’t wait to keep learning and painting!""
""Such a sweet natured person. So creative and an exceptional teacher. I am learning, even in my late, late fifties. Ugh. You will learn, too!""
single in-person workshops or an online monthly watercolor workshop community
In-person Workshops in Kansas City Area
$100 for Your First Workshop
$70 for Following Workshops When you Bring Supplies from Your First
Monthly Workshop Videos
Supply Lists (or purchase supply kit for additional $34)
Access ALL Online Workshops, Past & Upcoming
Join a Private Facebook Group + Live End of Month Q&A
YES! Most students haven't touched watercolors since they were a kiddo, playing around with a $1 set.
After a few years of teaching workshops, I have been in awe of what first time artists are able to create. I find that the hardest part of painting for beginners is usually the drawing, and we use traceable outlines so that part is made super simple.
With that being said, even I still make paintings that I don’t like - fairly often. It just takes some patience and practice.
Not much! You will need access to a computer, a camera (if you want to share your art on our community facebook page, and your phone will do perfectly), a Facebook account (if you want to join the online community).
For creating, there will be a list of supplies for each monthly lesson. Most of them are the same each month and the list will always be very short. You have 2 options for buying your supplies:
- Pre-packaged supply kits are $34. You can find those kits HERE.
- Recommended supplies will be posted prior to the lesson within the Download section of each upcoming lesson. I will have Amazon Affiliate links to order online, or you will be free to purchase anywhere else!
On average, your final project will take 1-2 hours, but the entire monthly workshop could take up to 3 or 4 hours.
This depends on which workshop it is, how many of the warm up exercises you chose to do (each workshop will have optional warm up exercises), how much you end up chatting if paint with a group and maybe how much wine you drink ;)
Lessons will broken down into simple steps so that you won't spend additional time with content that you don't need.
Yes, anytime! However, founding members receive the lowest price and the price may increase for the next enrollment period. Monthly membership is currently $17/mo and will increase in future months. If you cancel your membership, you will be asked to pay the current asking price upon your return.
Of course! A big part of Carly Rae Creators will be the connection you have with other creatives and the access you will have to ask questions.
There will be live Q & A sessions for questions, as well as our Facebook community for me and others to answer questions + concerns along the way.
Enrollment will reopen Fall 2020! Make sure you're on the waitlist to be the first to know.
The first 3 workshops will be florals, succulents and tropical leaves workshops. Other future workshops will be some of the following, and I am always looking for suggestions!:
- Carly Rae Robinson
I'm the artist and small business owner behind Carly Rae Creative + Carly Rae Studio. I graduated with a degree in Art Education and started selling my watercolor prints online and at craft fairs, which soon after became my full-time job. Jumping back into teaching in this non-traditional way has me super fired up to help others create! I've learned so much and developed a signature watercolor style over the years. I cannot wait to share it all and help you to cultivate your creativity!