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 Virginia Beach
Luscious Layered Portraits
Monday, October 2, 2017 9a-4:30p
We will build on simple layers in our art journals to create easy yet amazing portraits. First we will create our own unique, layered collage paper using deli paper, acrylic paint, spray ink, stencils, oil pastels and texture plates. Then we will build layers in our art journals, working on multiple surfaces to keep the creative momentum going. We will use spray ink and oil pastels to create quick and beautiful backgrounds and add a bit of collage using the unique papers we created in the beginning of class. The faces we draw will be simple, yet expressive. We will then fill in our faces with color and texture using the oil paint sticks, using subtle shading to create dimension. We will use stamps and collage to reveal and hide layers in the face to create beautiful, soulful portraits.
Mixed Media Angels
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 9a-4:30p
I will share with you my favorite materials and techniques for creating amazing, messy, mixed media backgrounds. We'll add images of people we find in catalogs and/or magazines and incorporate them into our backgrounds as a way to "cheat" without having to draw them in. We'll work on ways to blend them into our backgrounds using a variety of mixed media materials and techniques and transform them into our angels. We will also explore how to save pages in our journals that aren't "working" or we don't quite like by building up messy layers over "not so precious" backgrounds. It's a great way to let go and enjoy the mess making process!
Craft Fusion (Mesa, Arizona)
Mixed Media Junk Journals
Saturday, October 28, 2017 10a-1:30p
Come and play as you create a beautiful, unique mixed media junk journal with a custom canvas cover and fill it with an explosion of colorful, handmade collage paper notebooks! You’ll create your own pages using an assortment of your favorite scrapbook paper for the covers and vintage/ledger/grid/unique/recycled paper for the inside pages. You can use the extra notebooks as inserts in your traveler’s notebooks/ planners, perfect for your purse for list-making or in your art bag for art journaling on-the-go! You’ll also learn a variety of techniques and explore different media to create , beautiful junk journals! You’ll also explore how to create a mixed-media inspired art journal spread in the completed journals!
3-D Mixed Media Collage Canvas
Saturday, October 28, 2017 2p-5:30p
Join me as we get creative and messy while making an original work of art in the process! I will show you how to create a beautiful mixed media background using a variety of my favorite supplies and techniques to emphasize and highlight your focal image. I’ll also show you how to create gorgeous, layered, colorful collage art paper that you will use to collage onto your 3-D shapes and make them jump off the canvas!