I'm Teaching at Art & Soul Portland 2019!
I'm so excited to announce I'm teaching next year at Art & Soul Portland, March 10-17, 2019! There is a great line-up of amazing artist, workshops, vendors and special events! Registration is open now! Sign up before July 1, 2017 to take advantage of the monthly payment plan!
I'll be teaching three classes:
Learn to create your own mixed media portfolio-style journal with flaps, pockets and removable mini-collage notebooks! You'll start by creating your own unique, colorful collage paper filled with juicy marks and texture. Then, I'll show you how to decorate your portfolio with collage, paint, marks, drips and splashes of color with a variety of media and techniques. Finish by adding notebooks filled with a variety of collage and vintage paper (maps, grid, ledger, text, music sheets, etc!). We'll also explore how to create mixed media journal spreads in our gorgeous journals and wrap it all up in bright, fabulous recycled-sari ribbon!
Learn how to incorporate beautiful-yet-simple people/portraits into your journal pages. We'll first start by creating our own unique collage paper and building up layers in our art journals with oil pastels, spray ink, paint pens, acrylic paint, collage, etc! I'll show you how to create your own masks and stencils to enhance your piece as well as how to blend your collage portrait seamlessly into the background. No drawing experience necessary--I'll show you my favorite "cheats" on how to create fantastical portraits that can be used in art journals, canvas or other mixed media work!
When it comes to making art in my journal, I honestly LOVE to lather on the layers!! I can't get enough color, texture, and media! I'll show you all my favorite tools, techniques and media and how I build up layers in my art journal using every color and tool at my disposal. We'll also create our own unique collage paper, as well as learn how to incorporate words and simple sketches into our compositions.