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Mixed Media Make and Take Workshop

Make Your Own Mixed Media Gifts Workshop

Join me for an afternoon of making presents with presence! 

Create gifts that are uniquely yours and no prior art experience is necessary!  All materials are included! We can make boxes, books, frames, bottles, plaques, decorations and ornaments. And of course you can bring all those fabrics and papers and objects that you have collected but were not sure what to do with. I will help you make them into original, gorgeous hand-made gifts that you and your friends will adore. All levels of art experience are welcomed. Ages 10 to 110

The facts:

What's included:

  • 3 Projects- One large, one medium, one small
  • Fabrics, paper, ribbons, tissue papers, book pages
  • Matte medium and a brush

What to bring:

  • Good scissors
  • Free spirit, sense of adventure and your friends!!

Optional accessories:

  • Your own objects that you would love to try collage on: boxes, books, frames, bottles, plaques, decorations and ornaments. Check out the photos for ideas
  • Your own fabrics, papers, ribbons, tissue papers, art work: grab them all!
  • Any specialty paints that you might want to decorate with

Email me with any questions. Class size is limited to 10. Email me if you are interested in another day or repeat class on Sunday.

Using Acrylics in an Aqueous Manner

Yeah. You people know who you are! I have been challenged to get a piece into the Florida Watercolor Society Show. So here's my new piece per instructions. "Using acrylics in an aqueous manner...". Nothing ventured. Nothing gained. Butter Me Up.

Butter Me Up, 21" x 15", graphite aquarelle pencils and acrylics in an aqueous manner on 140# arches paper

Butter Me Up, 21" x 15", first layers; graphite aquarelle pencils on 140# arches paper

Abundance Lesson

Few things are more satisfying for an artist than a well executed redo. I had this abstract piece called Abundance for sometime and ironically, it was lacking. So I added a blue jay and some sky and it all came together. Focal point. It now has one. Focus. I believe I now have more. Synergy. The  whole is now greater than the simple sum of its parts. Hasn't that always been the lesson of abundance?

Abundance Lesson  , 30" x 40"

Abundance Lesson, 30" x 40"

Abundance  , before the redo

Abundance, before the redo

Little Slugger

Finished! Little Slugger got worked on at my demo for the Leesburg Art Association at the Leesburg Center for the Arts. This was a great example of the balance between what to cover up and what to leave revealed. I just loved the pattern of the outfit but it was seriously clashing with the original background patterns. Think this works...

Little Slugger  , 12" x 12", acrylics, charcoal, fabric and paper collage on wood panel

Little Slugger, 12" x 12", acrylics, charcoal, fabric and paper collage on wood panel