Saturday, February 10, 2018

Here are my upcoming Carriage House workshops, to add a little art-making to your March!:

March 11 (Sunday): 2-4PM
For two hours we will pull out stencils, make simple stamps, and select found objects -- all of which will then be used to make interesting patterned papers. These papers will add richness, texture, and drama to your future collage creations. We'll make patterns on white paper, on colored paper, and we'll print over previously printed pages (books and catalogs), to help you create a wonderful array of truly unique papers. Paper, paint, ink, and other materials included in cost. Cost: $40.

March 15 (Thursday): 6:30-8:30PM
We'll tint and use wall paper paste to make subtly textured, colorful papers. We'll make combs for creating texture, but also experiment with found objects that leave interesting patterns in our vibrant textured papers. These papers, once used for the precious end-papers of quality books, will add interest to your future works of art. We'll get messy; bring an apron. Cost: $40.

March 18 (Sunday): 2-4PM
You'll have a variety of materials to use (paint, paper, text, and painted paper) and creative guidance in crafting a thank you card that you really like. I'll then take care of uploading the graphic and having a pack of 25 cards printed. They should be ready for pick-up (or I can mail them to you) about two weeks after the workshop. Bring your previously-made papers! This workshop costs more than normal: $70.

March 22 (Thursday): 6:30-8:30PM
Inspired by the artwork of Denise Fiedler, we'll make whimsical animal collages using (predominately) vintage book pages. Bring a photo of a favorite pet or animal ... or use my stash of ideas to create one. Cost: $40.

March 28 (Wednesday): 6:30-9PM
We'll use solid birchwood blocks as the support in this collage workshop. You may choose to make abstract or figurative collages which you'll then cut up, mount on the wood blocks, and then coat with a layer of protective sealer. The end result is an utterly charming interactive set of collage blocks, that you will want to leave out for guests to play with. (It is also a fun project for creating a keepsake present, by using a photo of a family member or friend.) This workshop is a bit longer than the others (2-1/2 hours) and will cost: $50.

March 30 (Friday): 6:30-9PM
Even if you've come to one of my abstract collage workshops before, what you produce will always be new. Bring papers that you have made previously, or dig into my stash of ever-changing new, vintage, and painted papers to create something divine. I will provide creative prompts (project suggestions) to get you started, if you like. Or you can just dive in and see what strikes your fancy.) Cost: $40.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Sunday afternoon art workshop

My workshop yesterday afternoon was devoted to exploring different ways to represent for common things. We played around with different media, but all agreed that the painted paper collage versions of our objects were the most vibrant.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Saturday afternoon collage session with colleagues

These colleagues organized a Saturday afternoon collage class session and it went swimmingly. With copious amounts of cheese and crackers, some red wine, and a great supply of papers to use, these women produced some truly lovely collages ... in addition to having a very good time.

Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 30 (6:30-8:30PM)

This is one of my favorite collage projects. We play with a bunch of old postcards, transforming them by adding and taking away ... and turning some into small paper 3D works of art.

Jan 30 (Tues), from 6:30-8:30PM Collage Postcards and Altered Postcards

And there are still 3 spots available!

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Art Workshops: Jan. 9 and 11

I'm starting a series of great (and very varied) creative workshops next week. I've got TWO spots left in the first--next Tuesday's "Big Block Printing" workshop (Jan. 9) and I've got ONE spot left in next Thursday's "Painted Paper Collage" workshop (Jan. 11). Let me know if you want to join in the fun.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Ringing in the New Year with Big Prints

I'm ringing in the new year with hand-printed New Year's cards and matching envelopes. ❄️ 🎨 . Stay tuned for January workshops that I'll be offering, including one in which we make big stamps and print cards, stand-alone prints, and wrapping paper that's so cool that you won't want to use it.

Joseph Cornell Box Project

I never ever tire of seeing the wonderful art that my students (adults, this time) produce when making Joseph Cornell-inspired assemblages. 🐦 📦.