Thursday, October 22, 2009

Class Treats for Fall

Kimberly Kent took this at Open Studios

The last weekend of Open Studios went great. I saw lots of old friends and met new ones. One of the people I met was Barbara who is visiting with her husband from Washington DC. She found me on the internet and visited me at Open Studios. Monday she had some individual coaching on layering paint and collage effects. She made two elegant book covers, incorporating some leaves she'd found outside the studio.

Barbara's beautiful book-to-be.

I have two classes coming up in November, both at The Art of Life Studio. One is a brand new class, "Steampunk Assemblage." It includes a trip to SCRAP, like my previous assemblage class, but this time there's a wild steampunk twist.

Veronica the Steampunk Queen, invites you to join her

Steampunk imagines a parallel universe where the styles and sciences of Victorian England combine with advanced steam technology and other-worldly creatures. You'll be inspired to create your own steampunk world in this unusual workshop! We'll meet at Scrap at noon. Your goal is to spend no more than 10.00 collecting all kinds of found objects, paper, geegaws, and doodads. When we go to the studio you'll use these in your assemblage. I'll have lots of cool stuff for you to use as well. You'll leave with a unique steampunk art work.

November 7 12-4:30
Tuition: 75. Includes box for assemblage.
Email or call me or register at my website.

Now that I have my new studio, I have lots of room for encaustic experiments and workshops. Here's the information on the next one:

Mind Your Own Beeswax

This is your chance to fall in love with the aromatic, luminous, and versatile properties of beeswax in the form of encaustic painting! We’ll cover basic techniques such as building up layers, fusing the wax layers, adding color, including collage elements, and incising. We’ll explore various heat tools and many design elements.

No previous art experience needed—just lively curiosity and a willingness to risk addiction to painting with wax! If you've taken encaustic classes before,consider joining us to get inspired and try some new techniques, like 3-D wax assemblage. You'll leave with several practice studies and at least two finished pieces.

This class is sponsored by Village Gallery of Arts

Sunday, November 29 11-5 PM

Tuition: 100. ( All supplies included)

Contact: Village Gallery of Arts


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