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iPad Art Class Starts Sept 1st

New Class!! EXPLORE iPAD ARTSave $30 – enroll by August 20th!
Explore the world of digital art: You will learn popular art apps: Flowpaper, Paper 53, Procreate and Snapseed. Paint, draw, take photos and collage them. Learn to share digitally or turn them into printable art. All you need is your iPad or iPad mini and the above mentioned apps and you’re ready to go! ENROLL HERE and PAY HERE.

For more info visit my iPad Art SoCal site.

More news to follow in a few days, but I wanted to get this out to you!  Class maximum is 8, so don’t delay if you’re truly interested.

Photo collage from cool sculpture, flora and bits of tile at Palo Alto Art Center

Photo collage from cool sculpture, flora and bits of tile at Palo Alto Art Center

Coming up – highlights of my trip to Palo Alto for the Mobile Digital Art and Creativity Summit. So many talented digital artists – all working on mobile devices – iPads, iPhones, tablets. The genius quotient was very, very high.

Love to all,



Love Wins!

"Love Wins!" by Susie Stockholm - painted on iPad using Flowpaper and infinity Image apps

“Love Wins!” by Susie Stockholm – painted on iPad using Flowpaper and infinity Image apps


Thrilled to be juried into mDAC – the Mobile Digital Art & Creativity Summit 2015 – for my iPad painting “Love Wins!” Thank you to the jurors. Looking forward to a terrific weekend in August where I get to play with other digital artists. Lots of workshops by many pros. My students will benefit immensely from all I will have learned.


My art students had a big show last week of iPad art and traditional collage. They are so talented. Check out some show pictures on my new blog: iPad Art SoCal – you can discover what I’m up to while you’re there: I’ve teamed up with Mobile Art Academy in Palo Alto to teach their amazing iPad art classes here in Southern California.

Fun to be “back in the game” of business, again. New company iPad Art SoCal, doing something I love. What could be better? Click on the Follow Me button while you’re there to get updates.
If you’re in Southern California, let me know if you’d like to learn and play with others as we explore Paper 53, Procreate, Flowpaper and many other apps. Here’s the link to express interest: Classes
Best way to keep up, if you so desire, is to view my Facebook pages:
Here’s how to contact me about purchasing prints and original paintings for your collections: Contact Susie

Blessings and love,



On the Move

If you’re in West L.A. Saturday night, May 23rd, please come see my painting at Gallery 825. EssESS - smallThe L.A. Art Association is presenting VS a juried group exhibition that pairs artists together to create collaborative works of art. “Ess Ess Mein Kindt” was digitally created using the iPad app Procreate by Lenka Talska and me and printed on metal. It’s a spoof on the saying “if it’s not something, it’s a mother!” This is our take on Jewish mothers…. or any mother, really, insisting that their child eat! In our collaboration, I made the background using several layers and Lenka added the drawing. This show is amazing.

Recently I visited with the Founder and partners of Mobile Art Academy in Palo Alto. The purpose of my visit was to explore how I might expand their successful Northern California iPad art education business into Orange County – potentially expanding to L.A. and San Diego. I’m happy to report that I will be helping to set up and teach iPad art classes starting in June.  I am also attending their yearly Mobile Digital Art & Creativity Summit where they showcase mobile art and offer a variety of digital painting and photo art workshops. Talk about “doing what you love!” I will be sending out details soon. However, it’s a good idea to contact me now if you’d like to participate in or host a class.

A couple of weeks ago I travelled to San Diego to attend the International Mobil(e) Film Festival. We screened 50 short films all shot on an iPhone or other mobile device. Some were less than a minute, others were 5 minutes. They ranged from infomercial to professionally scripted and designed films with paid actors. QiPhone handleuite enlightening to see what’s being done with the iPhone. At the workshop, the filmmakers talked about their gear, their process and what inspired them to use their iPhones to make movies. I came away with a handle that clamps onto my iPhone and also screws onto a tripod. Nice gift!

Making Waves my student art show is coming up June 26th!  I am so proud of all my students. Four of them never had used an iPad before this class, and now three have purchased their own and are becoming art wizards! These 70 and 80-year olds have several collages and iPad art prints to “abandon” – there will be lots of free art. Printable invite here: You’re Invited – Art Show CP June 26. We’ve added a lot of new photos to the shared albums. Check them out here: iPad Art Classes and Collage Art Classes

City Runways

City Runways

City Runways #2

City Runways #2

The Harris Gallery of La Verne University, my alma mater, is presenting an art exhibition “Roots and Shoots” featuring eight university alumni artists. My “City Runways” textured acrylic paintings will be featured. The show runs from September 8th (reception) through October 29th.


Cool on the Roof

Cool on the Roof

I’m still having fun shooting photos and making iPad art in my Pipes, Pumps and Motors series. You can see a portion of “Cool on the Roof” in the header of this post.

On the Move London

On the Move London

In anticipation of the airport show, I have started a new On the Move series where I take transport-related photos of wheels, airport ceilings and floors, train stations and depots. Then I collage the images and add color layers. Most of the work is done on my iPad using Procreate. But I also manipulate the photos in other apps like Fragment and Infinity Image. My students love doing this too. While I was on the plane from my local airport to San Francisco, I was able to give a short lesson in Procreate to the woman sitting next to me. I talked her through “On the Move OC” showing her how to manipulate the photos I’d taken in the terminal.

On the Move OC

On the Move OC

If you’d like to see how some of these are done visit my Storehouse page. I have 9 stories about various paintings up there. You can search by my name Susie Stockholm. If you are asked to sign-up, just do it. It’s a great app and won Apples’ app of the year. Here’s how I made the two “On the Move” collages: How I Made “On the Move” on my iPad

Hope you all are getting inspired to make your own art or add another “Stockholm” to your collection. Check out the Gallery to see what’s still available. I always look forward to hearing about what’s going on in your life.

Much love to you all,


Illumination and The Eye


"Illumination" - Digital Collage, printable up to 18" wide

“Illumination” – Digital Collage             Printable up to 18″ Wide

Happy New Year!

I hope you all have been enjoying yourselves after the rush, joy and angst of the holidays.

"Flashes and Floaters" created from pictures snapped on iPad while waiting for my eyes to dilate.

“Flashes and Floaters” created from pictures snapped on iPad while waiting for my eyes to dilate.




This is a quick update for those of you who don’t read my Facebook page.

Teaching art, especially iPad art to seniors, is challenging and exciting. Three of my students have already purchased or been gifted their own iPads. Their enthusiasm is boundless and their creations are just fantastic.

I’ve been challenging myself lately in the digital iPad art game. You can see a few of my pieces on Storehouse. If you do a search by my name, you should be able to see all 8 stories about how I created these. Here are links to my newest ones:
The Followers – iPad Digital Collage
Flashes & Floaters – Waiting for my Eyes to Dilate
iPad Miracles – Two 80-year olds at Play

"New Orleans" - a digital collage of favorite things

“New Orleans” – a digital collage of favorite things

I’ve been making digital collages for people based on personal photos and images that are important to them. See how I made “New Orleans” – a collage/photo montage of favorite things. These are very fun and gratifying. Please call or email me (click here for Contact page) if you’d like me to do these for you. They are printable on metal, acrylic, paper, canvas and just about anything, really.

Some of my big and small acrylic paintings found new homes over Christmas. Very exciting to see them displayed in good light in beautiful contemporary homes.

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Becoming Untangled-Mardi Gras





I’m always thrilled to hear from you.

Love, Susie