Summer Intensive: Plaster & Image Transfers
Jun
26
to Jun 30

Summer Intensive: Plaster & Image Transfers

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Monday - Friday, June 26 - 30 / 9 am - 12 pm

Ancient and earthy, plaster is a beautiful surface to hold mixed media painting of all types. Texture is easily achieved and organic forms are simply created with this unusual medium. Students will explore using both Plaster of Paris and plaster infused fabric to create multi-layered two-dimensional paintings and three-dimensional sculptures and structures. Once the structures and paintings are constructed in plaster, students will learn various mixed media techniques and multiple ways to transfer images onto the surfaces. Everyone will come away with unique projects and an understanding of how to use plaster to enhance mixed media work.

Instructor: Jess Weems
Ages: Adults (15+) / All levels

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Texture in Encaustic
Mar
11
10:30am10:30am

Texture in Encaustic

Encaustic is a wildly different way to paint. Tins of hot colored wax are heated on a griddle and cool as you paint. The durability of the medium allows you to stencil and build texture as you paint and scrape back down through your layers. This class will focus on using stencils and accretion to build texture in your painting, adding imagery through collage and scraping to add lines and structure to the piece. Students will also get to explore carbon transfers, incising, and mica powders to finish their pieces. Students will complete 2-3 small pieces.

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Mixed Media on Claybord
Mar
9
to Mar 23

Mixed Media on Claybord

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Thursdays, March 9 - 23 / 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Clayboard is a fabulous product for playful explorations and dramatic abstract work. The thin layer of bisque-fired clay is resistant to build-up and wiping away, while also giving you a surface to carve into. In this three-week class, we will dive deep into all the possibilities for the substrate. Inks, collage, image transfers, carving, pastels, stenciling, masking, and stamping will all be used. A dremel tool will also be used to explore various ways to add texture to the panels. Students will complete 3-4 pieces, which will be wired for hanging at the end.  All materials are provided for this class.

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Jan
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Girl's Night Out: Mixed Media Madness

Ladies are invited to get crafty with this fun and social workshop. Clayboard is a fabulous product for playful explorations and dramatic abstract work. The thin layer of bisque-fired clay is resistant to build-up and wiping away, while also giving you a surface to carve into. Students in this class will get a 3-pack of the product, demonstrations on various techniques that highlight the substrate's potential, and then plenty of time to explore and create. Inks, collage, carving, pastels, and stamping will all be used. Bring old friends, meet new ones and have a great night over a glass (or two!) of wine and a fun project designed for all skill levels.

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Dec
19
10:30am10:30am

Images in Encaustic

Encaustic, hot wax, is a versatile medium that anyone can use to create stunning pieces in just a few hours. Students will learn the basics of working with wax as a medium and then focus on mastering collage and transfer techniques. Students will be provided with a wide selection of images to work with, but are also encouraged to bring their own photography, vintage imagery, old text or photocopies. We will also explore carbon transfers, incising, and mica powders to finish works. Each student will go home with two finished products.

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Dec
4
1:00pm 1:00pm

Plaster: Textured and Sculptural Mixed Media

Sundays, December 4 - 18 / 1 - 5 pm

Ancient and earthy, plaster is a beautiful surface to hold mixed media painting of all types. Texture is easily achieved and organic forms are simply created with this unusual medium. Students will explore using both Plaster of Paris and plaster infused fabric to create multi-layered two-dimensional paintings and three-dimensional sculptures and structures. Everyone will come away with unique projects and an understanding of how to use plaster to enhance mixed media work.

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Oct
29
10:00am10:00am

Encaustics: Painting with Texture in Hot Wax

Encaustic is a wildly different way to paint. Tins of hot colored wax are heated on a griddle and cool as you paint. The durability of the medium allows you to stencil and build texture as you paint and scrape back down through your layers. This class will focus on using stencils and accretion to build texture in your painting and then scraping to add lines and structure to the piece. Students will complete 3-4 small pieces, abstract or representational. If you are interested in encaustic this is a great introduction. Materials included with registration. 

Instructor: Jessica Weems
Ages: Adult (15+) / All levels

Supply list: Any scraping/carving tools you already own (supply will be provided if you do not have any)

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Oct
1
10:30am10:30am

Images in Encaustic

Encaustic, hot wax, is a versatile medium that anyone can use to create stunning pieces in just a few hours. Students will learn the basics of working with wax as a medium and then focus on mastering collage and transfer techniques. Students will be provided with a wide selection of images to work with, but are also encouraged to bring their own photography, vintage imagery, old text or photocopies. We will also explore carbon transfers, incising, and mica powders to finish works. Each student will go home with two finished products.

PROVIDED SUPPLIES:
(all supplies are provided for class)

CONSIDER BRINGING, BUT NOT NECESSARY:

waterbottle
snacks
alcohol inks, stamps and ink pads, graphite/charcoal pencils, mica powders
TONER BASED Images/Text - To transfer, you images/text/illustrations must be toner-based PHOTOCOPIES from a copy shop, (Staples, Kinkos, etc.).  Transferring will FLIP/MIRROR the images so get them mirror-flipped when photocopying to fix this. Ink-based images WILL NOT TRANSFER!
Any scraping/carving tools
Heat gun

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Sep
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

Girl's Night Out: Mixed Media Madness

Playful, simple mixed media techniques will be demonstrated and a wide range of supplies and tools will be available. Type on the typewriter, collage vintage papers, stitch the edges, and create beautiful mixed media artworks. Bring old friends, meet new ones and have a great night over a glass (or two!) of wine and a fun project designed for all skill levels.

Instructor: Jessica Weems
Ages: Adult (21+) / All Levels

Supply List: Any mixed media supplies you already own and love (stamps, inks, paints, pens, etc). Any collage supplies you want to work with. (Optional; plenty will be supplied)

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