Perfectly Imperfect is an online course designed to uncover your visual language. I’d love to invite you into my studio and guide you every step of the way through the processes and techniques that I have developed over my 40-year career as an Australian Contemporary Artist.
This course is specially designed to 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.
With 8 modules, 8 hours of footage and 8 weeks of ongoing tuition covering, brushmaking, mark making, collage, hand painting cloth, making sample books, fabric vessels and finished cloth artbooks.
Students are fully supported by the Fibre Arts Take Two team and are invited to join a private Facebook community where you can share your progress directly with me.
Enrolments are open for a limited time.
Discover Your Visual Language
By experimenting with found objects, mark making, collage, asemic journal writing, hand painting cloth, machine and hand stitch through a series of guided exercises you’ll discover what makes your heart sing.
Make Your Own Brushes
Creating your own set of beautiful handmade brushes is the first step in unlocking your potential. A time to celebrate and cherish by recording their first marks in your own paper artbook.
Create Objects of Desire
Surprised at the new level of sophistication in your work, turn your hand-painted cloth into a series of perfectly imperfect scrolls, reference books, vessels and finished artworks that document this special time and place.
I loved everything about this course, the videos ... the structure, the support from Lorna and the other members of the Facebook group. I have particularly enjoyed making the vessels and using my brushes. I have already recommended the course to friends who are on the waiting list eagerly anticipating joining the next course. Doing the course really helped me cope with lockdown here in the UK , I could lose myself in it and for a while forget about how badly COVID has been handled here.
Through the soft and serious teachings of Lorna I found freedom in creating, for the first time in my life I can show my work with confidence, I even feel like I did not make it, I found it! These last months have been more creative than ever and it doesn’t seem to cease. I know I just have to go back to my brushes and marks to be able to get inspiration again. I am so grateful and happy.
This course has been one of the most amazing that I have ever participated in. Lorna is such a generous tutor, and I have found all of her videos, delivered in her own unique way so uplifting. She has such an enthusiasm and passion for her craft, which is just so infectious, and inspiring. I have always loved abstract art, but in my own practice have mostly found myself being far too fiddly and tight, unable to be free and expressive in the way I felt I wanted to be. Lorna has really helped me to find a way to loosen up, without losing my own identity as an artist! I feel that my true, potential visual language has now been freed, and is on an exciting new journey, full of possibilities. Angie and Fibre Arts Take Two has also facilitated a Face Book page where all the present participants on this course have felt able to share experimental ideas, finished pieces of work, and in some cases life stories, with really encouraging and positive responses from other students, as well as from Lorna. In fact, I have been stunned by Lorna's continued interactions with absolutely every post that has been presented! Her ability to make every student feel that their work is unique, special and important is amazing!
During the pandemic here in the states I've had the opportunity to take a number of online courses via different platforms, and I want to take the time to write to you and tell you that the class with Lorna crane has been light years beyond all of them. I'm so glad that I am participating and glad as well that I had a forgotten Facebook account to access the additional material. The extraordinary filming, the extensive offerings by Lorna, the work and exchanges by other participants, the live talks, and now having the ongoing group is a top notch offering, far beyond my expectations. I will be working with this material for a lifetime. thank you so very much.
As a calligrapher/lettering artist I have always loved mark making. Each mark is unique and has its own energy. I have chosen close ups of three of my scrolls and the cover of my mark making book and have included my first set of brushes. I have been searching for a course such as this for years. One where you can “play” and enjoy the journey without any pressure. I haven’t been as enthusiastic, excited and inspired like this before. I love the diversity of projects Lorna has shown us. My favourite technique is underdrawing, overdrawing and backwashing paper. I am most grateful to Lorna for her passion, guidance and generosity and the fabulous group of participants who have been shared their amazing work and experiences with me. I have finally identified my “visual language”.
I saw the trailer for the Perfectly Imperfect course and I wanted to join Lorna in her studio...to be inspired and enjoy the way she looks at the world. To celebrate the beauty of imperfection and learn new processes. I am only half way through and I have learned so much. Practical fun ways of making and creating artwork..trusting myself and learning to listen to what I love and follow that..being willing to be open and allowing space for my work and myself to breathe. This is a spiritual and creative course..made with love. A course to discover a vast universe of creative possibilities.
Hand made brushes, paper and fabric. Thank you, this has been nurturing for the soul, feeling of great belonging. Pure experimental joy. The course videos with Lorna are superb. Warm, informative, generous and full of love and wisdom. It has deepened my practice and what I have loved is it seems to be bringing so many things together for me. I’ve always loved collage and over the years it has come back and been incorporated in paintings. Now it’s as if a natural expansion into more abstract art is finding new ground in a fresh illuminating way. I’ve loved sewing again. I was initially drawn to the course because I saw Lorna’s home made brushes and I thought they were beautiful. The introduction at the beginning was such an invitation it has quite simply been a big yes yes yes for me all the way. ??? Full of gratitude.
Very exciting to gather both thoughts and images from the ongoing adventure with Lorna and all of you! Knowing Lorna as I do, I was well aware of how wonderful it would all be. This amazing course has generated so many ideas and processes that are continuing to feed my love of open ended mixed media/collage pieces. It's so great to play in the studio while watching the videos. Eternal thanks for enriching and expanding my studio practice Lorna!
Sending this in case I miss the live chat as I am in the UK, and will watch later. I am so pleased to read you will be here Lorna. Your course has recharged me and challenged me. It has also given me peace and tranquility to create with no other influences around me. To have encouragement along with the support throughout and beyond the course has been priceless. Listening to you on the this wonderful course, has given me the permission to create and not be afraid to do just what I want, moving in the right direction.I haven't finished the course yet, taking it slowly and enjoying every module. I will go through it again at some point as I am sure I have missed points. It was a good friend who mentioned the course to me. So grateful she did.
The best description I can liken this course to, is a degustation, which needs to be taken and savoured slowly, a bit at a time, so that each part is enjoyed to its maximum. Thank you Lorna Crane and Fibreartstaketwo, and Angela Truscott for this opportunity.