"Bird Peeps" Workshop- Saturday, September 16, 2017
Art Glass Array 501 N. Kingshighway St. St. Charles, MO. 63301 Phone: 636-724-0288
This is a one day mixed media workshop where you will pull out all the creative stops to make a whimsical little creature called a Bird Peep. These are little bird bodies designed with “human” personas instead of beaks! Working with polymer clay, inks, paints, wire and other materials you will build your Bird Peep, just bursting with sweetness! Click here: Art Glass Array for more information or to sign up.
"She Wears Sea Shells", An Artist Tool Caddie
Polymer Clay Adventure in Paradise Art Retreat: October 2017
My new workshop is part of a 5 day all inclusive polymer clay/mixed media art retreat brought to you by Polymer Clay Adventure. It will be held in a beautiful beach-front facility in North Carolina October 23-28, 2017. In this one-day workshop you will make a unique container to hold your favorite polymer clay tools, scissors, colored pencils, rulers, markers or even make up brushes! The design is based on my “It’s All in Her Head” Tool Caddies. I wanted to offer a sea-themed version based on our location for this workshop, so I pulled out all the stops giving lots of leeway for your creativity to come swimming to the surface! Your "She Creature" can be designed to rest flat or can be elevated on sea legs for an other-worldly look. Dazzle by embellishing with sea shells, pearls, beads, jewels, paints and more! Of course there will be options for the land-lovers as well! Click here for more information: PCA Adventure in Paradise
"A Waxed and Painterly Book"
ART UNRAVELED, Phoenix, AZ
Friday/Saturday- August 4 and 5, 2017
This class is designed for those who love the process of artistic book-making while exploring techniques that allow you to experience the joy of working with color, paper and wax.
In this day-and-a-half workshop you will make a 6” x8” artist book with hand-sewn signatures, wax-collaged covers, “bling” accents, and a fabric spine, choosing from beautiful printed fabrics or a solid black onto which you can stamp designs. Add a beaded (or plain) trim and you will take home your masterpiece! If you have worked with wax you will enjoy this process of combining its qualities with bookmaking. If you haven’t, well then you are in for a real treat! Not only is wax is the perfect “glue” to adhere gorgeous images and papers to a substrate- wax can also be dripped or splattered for textural interest; images can be transferred to a wax surface; it can be colored with chalk; rub-on’s can be applied; lines and shapes can be carved; it can be marked on with foils and graphite, and the list goes on! With its crisp blank pages and one-of-a-kind covers this will be the perfect book to take to all your workshops for recording your class notes, memos, etc., or to use as your personal sketchbook or journal. It’s also visual eye-candy to display!