Week of October 2, 2016

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Last week was incredible!  It began with marbling during our Tuesday night journaling class.  Then, Tuesday through Thursday, I was joined in the workshop by two women who worked on mixed media projects and making cards.  Finally, on Saturday and Sunday, Kelley Knickerbocker taught her class “Radical Dimensions in Glass”.  It doesn’t get much better than that.

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Marbling papers for our journaling class.

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Barbara added resin to her mixed media projects which included — original watercolor figures, ephemera, collage papers, buttons, shells, and more.

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Jan made a plethora of Halloween and Thanksgiving cards — many of which worked in a button.

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This is just a small sample of the many cards she made.

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Left: Kelley and Sherry discussing her project. Right:  JoAnn’s first piece.

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Here are 12 of the projects completed during the two day class. Remarkable!

AND, THEN, THERE’S THIS WEEK!

Tuesday night, 7-9 pm.  Journaling.

This week we are completing our back covers and working with embossing paste on our front covers.  Come make your own using a canvas panel or bring an existing journal you’d like to give a face lift to. $5.

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Here’s a peek at my unfinished front cover using embossing paste.

Wednesday, 10 am to 4 pm.  Open Studio.

.Want some company working on your current project?  Pack it up and come over and work with me.  Or if you’d like to make cards or have some other project in mind, this is a great time to come by and get started.  With six hours open, you might even finish!  Bring a bag lunch.

Thursday night, 6:30-8:30 pm.  Private Party.

A group of friends have scheduled time to work on mosaics together.  If you’re interested in a group art lesson or project, contact me to discuss ideas, cost, etc.  While usually for adults, this could be a birthday party or special event for any age.  Leave the planning, gathering of materials, instruction, and clean up to me!

The Weekend…

I don’t know how it happened but I have Saturday and Sunday free.  Let’s get together and do some art!  What do you have in mind?

LOOKING AHEAD

It’s not too late to register for Christian Pérès Gibaut’s Mosaic Mural Workshop, Nov. 11-14.

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Christian says: “Join me in the adventure of learning the secrets of mosaic mural making and enjoy being part of a creative team.”

The students learn about all the questions they will have to solve when they face a mural project, such as: how to go from the concept to the design first, and from the design to mosaics then; the importance of the context; how to scale the design to the wall; materials availability; assembling a working team; budgeting; how to choose the right methods for any project; deadlines; among others. They are also introduced to specific cutting techniques to create beautiful and clean pieces saving material in the process. The students learn to work with direct and with the double direct method for a mural and receive a theoretical and practical instruction on a mosaic mural project.

The class will cover the process from conception to actual completion of a mural.

$425

Also check out Kory Dollar’s Glass on Glass Mosaic Workshop scheduled for April 9-11 (see Featured tab in menu).  I know these spaces will go fast!

I am also in the process of booking several other guest teachers.  Please let me know what you’re interested in taking.

Have a great week!

Denny

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