Workshops @ Craftfusion

June 10, 2017  Craftfusion, Mesa, Arizona

I had a wonderful day of teaching at CraftFusion in Mesa, AZ!  I had two groups of students; one in the morning where we worked on abstract collage backgrounds and another in the afternoon where we concentrated on drawing portraits onto mixed media backgrounds in our art journals.  Both classes were so much fun and as always it was a joy to teach my lovely groups of students some new techniques in building up messy layers and drawing simple yet stunning portraits!  I should be returning to teach soon, so keep an eye out for new class offerings in the fall of 2017!


June 3 & 4, 2017 Art Lounge on 101, Encinitas, CA

I returned for a second weekend at Art Lounge on 101 in Encinitas and my students made AMAZING artwork!  I'm so proud of and inspired by them!  We explored how to make our own collage paper using oil pastels, spray ink, acrylic paint and stencils.  We also sketched beautiful portraits and created lush layers with collage, oil paintsticks, stamps, and more.  


Weekend @ ARt lounge on 101

March 4 & 5, 2017   Art Lounge on 101 in Encinitas, California

We explored a ton of background techniques using a variety of art media (oil pastels, spray ink, acrylic paint, stencils, collage--just to name a few!) I love how everyone's paintings came out so different and unique.  We dripped, splashed, smudged, smeared, collaged, and painted with found objects--it was a LOT of fun!


Marvelous Mixed Media Backgrounds

June 5, 2016   Private Workshop in San Jose, California

I had an amazing group of ladies gather to learn all about mixed media collage.  We made our own collage paper with paint, stencils and oil pastels on deli paper.  Then we prepped and collaged a 6x6 canvas with our own unique papers and bird images and words of our choosing.  Everyone's piece came out so unique and straight from the heart.  Most of the students had never participated in a mixed media class before and everyone walked away with amazing artwork!


Creatures and dreamscapes

March 13, 2016   Private workshop in South San Francisco, California

I led a workshop for the Bay Area Art Sisters group where we explored layering acrylic paint and oil pastels as we created our own fantastical creatures and imaginary landscapes.  We painted with our hands (!!) mixed our own colors and got downright messy! We painted over layer after layer, keeping areas we loved and taking chances by being fearless and covering up and transforming other areas of the canvas to create something new and exciting!

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