Friday, April 24, 2015

Last Missive from Artiscape

"Waxing Literary with Charlotte" was the first class I taught at Artiscape, and the last but not least, that I'm sharing here. I want to share these lovely assemblages before I leave on Sunday for Art and Soul Retreat, just outside of Kansas City. (More on that below.)

The "Charlotte" class was really fun! All of the Artiscape classes were half day, so students had to jump in and create. This class rose to the challenge and made these great assemblages. Each person brought an unwanted book. We covered the books in encaustic medium and paint, collage, and a wide variety of embellishments. Each student received a genuine Frozen Charlotte doll. I love what they did! 


I'll be teaching four classes in Excelsior Springs MO starting next Monday! Art and Soul Retreat will be held at the historic Elms Hotel and Spa--a lovely old lodge with lots of atmosphere. (And they say, a ghost...) I still have a few spots open in my classes, so if you are planning to attend or want to, check them out! 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

"Wabi-Sabi Wonder" at Artiscape

This Artiscape class was so enjoyable. Each student received four 6" x 6" flat wood panels. The class introduced the basic concept of wabi-sabi and of creating "visual haiku" with the media at hand. We used paint, re-inkers, alcohol ink, old book pages, teabags, specialty paper, and whatever else anyone could find. 

This was a half day class, and I am pretty darn impressed with the innovative and meaningful pieces that emerged. I hope you enjoy viewing them!