Monday, January 2, 2012

January Classes and Giveaway



Ghost Ship

 I had fun with incising and shellac on this encaustic piece!

Happy New Year! Here's to an art-filled year full of delicious surprises and warm friendships!

Classes coming up in January


Mind Your Own Beeswax with Serena Barton

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, NW Portland OR

Saturday, January 14, 2012; 9 -12 am
Fall in love with the aromatic, luminous, and versatile properties of beeswax in the form of encaustic painting!  Learn how to build up layers, add color, and add collage elements.  No previous art experience — just lively curiosity and willingness to risk addiction to painting with wax! Sign up early for this very popular class! Contact the arts program to register.

 Mind Your Own Beeswax at The Queen Bee Art Cottage, Olympia WA--See the intro. below. You can register through this site.  Here's a preview:

Lost at Sea  Mixed Media on Panel

Online Class:"Layers of Memory and Imagination"
Go at your own pace through six enjoyable video workshops! You'll learn techniques and tips for making mysterious, meaningful mixed media collages. Go here to see more about my workshop and the many other wonderful offerings at Creative Workshops.

 It's time for my semi-annual inquiry: What have you made recently or what are you working on? Send me information and pictures! In two weeks I'll draw a name from a hat and someone who answers the inquiry will receive a print of their choice from my website. This can be art and craft, cooking, home decor, whatever. Let me share more about you!


Katie said...

Hi Serena! Love what you've been doing, and looking forward to your class! I've been working on felting mainly these days. I just finished a new bag. (not sure if I should email you a pic, or you can see my latest on my blog

see you soon. xo

Debbie said...

Hi Serena, Your new works are beautiful. I took your Wabi Sabi encaustic workshop at the Portland Art and Soul in October. That day was such an amazing day for me. I loved the way you taught us, and the freedom you gave us to experiment with a new medium. I took the plunge recently and bought some encaustic supplies so I can try it out at home. My blog entry shows my first home efforts.

The haiku I used in the second one is one you shared with us that day. hope I can take another class or workshop with you again in Portland sometime!


alteredbits said...

i absolutely adore ghost ship! i love all of the pieces here, but that just calls my name -- gorgeous work!!! your workshops look like SO much fun! i wish i weren't so allergic to art supplies as i would like to take some from you.

i've been working on lots of things lately. i'll send you pictures. :)