ART AND SOUL RETREAT-

Portland, Oregon February 2018

I’ll be teaching two workshops:

“It’s All In Her Head” Artist Tool Caddie

Friday, February 16, 2018

Polymer clay, acrylic paint, chalk, and alcohol inks are just some of the elements you will use to transform an ordinary tin into a unique tool caddie for the tools of your trade!   Measuring approximately 4” in height these whimsical tins are perfect to contain your favorite markers, pens, colored pencils, paint brushes, scissors, or even cosmetics such as eye pencils or brushes!!   Texture, sculpt and color in your own creative style!

Please join me in a fun-filled day creating a unique, one of a kind and functional vessel you can truly call your own.

"Bird Peeps" Workshop- Art and Soul, Portland, OR

Saturday, February 17, 2018

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:  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!

You will have the option to give it a sparkly “crown” using beads, and with the hand-formed heart that adorns it will find your Bird Peep simply irresistible.   Please join me and let your creativity soar!

Please see the Art and Soul website for more information or to sign up! 


The "Wee-Kins" On-Line Workshop

Begins January 1, 2018

I will be teaching my brand new On-Line workshop called The “Wee-Kins” through Polymer Clay Adventure! These are small, quirky figures that you will fabricate using polymer clay and other mixed media materials.  Standing about 3-4” in height, they are huge with personality and charm!  In this workshop I will guide you through the basics for sculpting your own original rustic faces for these figures that will portray one-of-a-kind expressions and characteristics. 

The abstract bodies are simple forms and will be the dimensional canvas for the two surface styles we will explore.  The first is an opulent Faux Raku technique with or without crackle.  There are many variations of Faux Raku on polymer and mine is an amalgam of bits and pieces of those I have worked with for over 10 years. 

The second surface treatment I will demonstrate is the gorgeous, unpredictable lacy patterning representative of the shellac-burn on wax. Yes, folks, we will be playing with fire!  Wax on clay is sumptuous to the touch, and its luminous translucency invites you to look to see what lies beneath the surface. 

But you aren’t limited there… alcohol inks, acrylic paints, metallic powders, chalk, gilding pastes,  silk screens, or any combination of the above can all contribute to your surface design.

The techniques you learn will easily translate to other projects in figurative sculpture and mixed media.  Join me for a class filled with creativity and inspiration!  This  class is part of the Polymer Clay Adventure Virtual Retreat- one price includes my workshop and 23 additional workshops- all on-line and in video format! 

Click here:  PCA 2018

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The "Wee-Kins" On-Line Workshop, by Lisa Renner  January 2018  

The "Wee-Kins" On-Line Workshop, by Lisa Renner  January 2018

 


ART AND SOUL RETREAT- COLORADO SPRINGS  JUNE 1 &2, 2018

BIRD PEEPS - FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST, 2018

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:  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! 

For more information click here for the Art and Soul website.

For more information click here for the Art and Soul website.


"ABOUT FACE: CREATING AN ABSTRACT POLYMER CLAY BUST"

Art and Soul Retreat, Colorado Springs, CO

Saturday, June 2, 2018 (This is a one and a half day workshop)

Join me for a polymer clay/mixed media extravaganza titled About Face!  In this one-and-a-half-day workshop I will guide you through the steps in creating an abstract polymer clay bust, with the emphasis being on the head and face.  Even if you have never sculpted before, no worries! We will use face molds to jump start the sculpting process, (I will have a variety for class use) and from there you shown simple ways to alter and modify the features to individualize the face.  (No two faces will look alike!) Plain glass beads will be used for the eyes which you will set in the eye sockets and paint yourself to make your figure look alive, soulful and full of expression. You will be amazed at what you make!  For a full description and more information see the Art and Soul website.

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Click here for the Art and Soul Website for more information or to sign up:  Art and Soul


WORKSHOPS IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM: FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 AND 15, 2018

I am so excited to be teaching again in Albuquerque, NM in 2018!!  The wonderful Annie Hooten will be hosting me and will be accepting sign-ups for my TWO-DAY TEACHING EVENT!

I will be guiding you through two, full-day workshops on Friday September 14th and Saturday September 15th, 2018:

BIRD PEEPS

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:  Little bird bodies designed with “human” personas instead of beaks.  Working with polymer clay, inks, paints, wire and other materials you will build your Peep, just bursting with sweetness!  Experiment with the application of alcohol inks, enjoying their translucency, blend-ability and plethora of colors.  Your sculpture is designed to stand on its own two legs and the finished size will be approximately 4 to 5 inches tall.   You will have the option to make a sparkly “crown” using beads and crystals, and with its hand-formed heart you will find your Bird Peep simply irresistible.   

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Albuquerque, NM September 2018

POLYMER ALCHEMY: CREATING A FAUX ENAMEL DISC-NECKLACE

In this one day workshop you will experiment like an Alchemist with powders, pigments and polymer to construct a beautiful choker-style necklace comprised of colorful, organically shaped and layered discs.  You will make your own custom palate to be used as the basis for your Faux Enamel process, combining shimmery and/or matte pigments in your desired colorway to either textured and/or smooth polymer discs. 

We will work with a torch to make ball-tipped head pins to capture crystals, pearls and beads which will adorn the discs, adding contrast and just enough glitz to catch anyone’s eye!   The necklace is designed to exhibit fluidity and movement when worn by using wire and jump-ring connections. Copper wire will be shaped and hammered as a design element to suspend the necklace on each side, and copper or brass-colored chain completes the assembly.  Skills learned can be applied to other jewelry-making and mixed media projects.

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For information on this two-day event in Albuquerque that will include both of these classes, please contact Annie Hooten at hootenannie4@aol.com.