Here you will find a my current class schedule. You can also request for me to teach in your area! Do you have a shop, studio or know of someone who does? Contact me and we'll get a special class set up just for you and your group!
Art & Soul Colorado Springs
May 29-June 3, 2018
I'm excited to announce I'll be teaching at Art & Soul at their NEW location this year: Colorado Springs, CO! Register today: www.artandsoulretreat.com
Birds & Beeswax
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
In this class, we’ll build a beautiful, colorful, layered background on a wood panel and add texture and dimension with collage, ephemera, and found objects to create a work of art that delights the senses: visual, tactile, and aromatic! Beeswax is a lovely media to use to adhere collage elements and to give your artwork a little something extra. We’ll use it as our main adhesive and have fun discovering it’s unique properties. If you’ve never used beeswax in your art before, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to use to build beautiful, translucent layers and how it enhances your artwork, giving it a unique texture and fragrance. Beeswax is so versatile! We’ll collage with it, add color to it, create textures and use it to seal our artwork.
Collage Paper Party
Wednesday Evening, May 30, 2018
Let’s get this (collage paper!!) party started! I’ll show you all my favorite materials and go-to techniques that I use to create bright, bold, luscious collage paper! These collage papers are PERFECT for using in your art journals, mixed media collage canvases, decoupage paper, and other mixed media projects etc. We’ll start with creative mark making using oil pastels and stamping found items into acrylic paint (Basic rule: if it doesn’t move, you can stamp with it!) then move into the secrets for creating bright, bold layers (not muddy mud!). I’ll show you the tricks for using the right colors to create contrast and the tips to avoid muddy colors. We’ll use spray inks and acrylic paint through stencils, and use rubbing plates and stamps to create beautiful resists. But we’re not done yet! We’ll also use the gelli plate to create gorgeous textures and patterns that we will also pile more fun layers onto! I’ll also show you some very simple techniques with my favorite of all time art supply: the paint pen! They truly add that finishing touch and really are the life of the party!
No-Sew Textile Art Journal
Thursday, May 31, 2018
As much as I love making messes in my art journals, sometimes I want to make messes in something LUSCIOUS and fun! Sometimes your art deserves a special place and sometimes it’s just fun to work in three dimensions with your favorite colors, patterns and textures. Something I love about making my own journals is that I can translate my 2D art into something tangible that I can hold and enjoy. And this is definitely a book you can judge by the cover because your heART will be poured into the pages as well! In this class, we’ll start by making our own custom journals from an old book, our favorite fabrics, trims and special doodads (you know you have been hoarding those special doodads for a long time! Now’s the time to use them! Buttons, beads, doll parts, metal gears, feathers, etc!) Everyone’s books will look different because everyone has textures and colors they love and are drawn to. These techniques will work with any color palette or style. After we construct the book, we’ll have a chance to start some background pages as well! I’ll show you my favorite materials, techniques and how I go about getting over the “fear of the blank page” or the fear that we’ll somehow mess up our beautiful journals. These journals will be splattered and painted and collaged inside and are meant to get a little messy--it’s all part of the fun!
3D Collage Canvas
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Learn how to create beautiful mixed media backgrounds using a variety of my favorite supplies and techniques to emphasize and highlight your focal image. You’ll also learn how to create gorgeous, layered, colorful collage art paper that you will add to your 3D shapes and make them jump off the canvas! We’ll have fun building up our backgrounds and collage paper with color and texture using a variety of media and techniques such as resists with oil pastels and spray inks, adding layers of color with acrylic paint, mark-making with paint pens, just to name a few! Then we’ll collage onto our 3D wood shapes to give them depth and dimension and bring them to life. We’ll find just the right spot for them on our canvas as we explore balance and space to create a dynamic composition!
Art & Soul Virginia Beach
October 1-6, 2018
Save the date! I'm excited to return to Virginia Beach for Art & Soul 2018! Keep an eye out for registration info and workshop descriptions--coming SOON!
Last year's workshops were a blast! I had so much fun creating beautiful art and memories with my lovely students! I'm excited to return to Art & Soul Virginia Beach in 2018!