Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Class schedule for October

Greetings Everyone! Its almost October and time to post my October class schedule. Here's the list: Saturday October 3rd Where: Scrap-it in Santa Cruz Class: Finish Your Dominos Description: Do you have a ton of Dominos that are just lying around? Would you like to learn some ways to make great gifts out of your wonderful creations? In this class we will learn to Drill holes with a dremel and add free form wire work and beads. We will also learn to make ribbon necklaces using your dominos. Please bring your unfinished Dominos. These Dominos should be varnished and ready to go for ribbon necklaces. If you want to drill through some dominos please leave them unvarnished for now. I will bring some stamps so that you can stamp more dominos and finish them at home as well. Time: 11:00 to 2:00pm Fee: $35.00 If you wish to sign up for this class please email me at connie@isbjorn.com or call Scrap-it at 831 475-2380. Sunday October 4th Where: Scrapbook Depot in San Carlos Class: Finish Your Dominos/Beginning Dominos Description: Please see description above. Beginning Dominos students are welcome as well. I will teach you all the basics for stamping and coloring your dominos. Time: 12:30 to 3:30 Fee: $35.00 If you wish to sign up for this class please call Scrapbook Depot at 650 592-2767. Saturday October 10th Where: Scrap-it in Santa Cruz Class: Sugar Skulls Description: In this class we will alter miniature plastic skulls transforming them into sparkling sugar skulls traditional to Dias De Los Muertos. Sugar skulls make spooky ornaments for Halloween and beautiful Christmas ornaments as well. However don’t eat these skulls because there is no real sugar on them! Please bring any special charms, small pictures or embellishments you would like to add to your skull. Time: 11:00 to 2:00pm, 2:30 to 5:30pm Fee: $35.00 If you wish to sign up for this class please email me at connie@isbjorn.com or call Scrap-It at 831 475-2380. ***Note if this time slot fills up and more people want to take this class I will teach it again from 2:30 to 5:30. Saturday October 17th Where: ArtMax in Seaside Class: A World in a Matchbox Description: Have you ever dreamed of finding a secret door, opening it and stepping into another world? Did you know that you can find this world in a matchbox? In this project based class we will utilize everyday matchboxes, paper towels, collage and assemblage to create our own worlds. Matchbox worlds make very personal and special gifts to give for any occasion. Instead of sending your loved ones a card, send them the world! Items to bring: Any personal images or items that you might like to use that are small enough to fit into a matchbox. I will have plenty of little items with me as well. Scissors and small paintbrushes. All other materials supplied Time: 11:00 to 2:30 Fee: $40.00 If you wish to sign up for this class please email me at connie@isbjorn.com. Sunday October 18th Where: Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley Class: Rubberstamped Dominos Description: Did you know that you can rubberstamp on a Domino? Well you can and in this class you will learn two different methods of rubber stamping and coloring dominos. These dominos can then be made into fantastic Jewelry, art pieces or gift items. All materials are provided for this class so come and play! Time: 11:00 to 2:00 Fee: $30.00 If you wish to sign up for this class please call Scrapbook Territory at 510 559-9929. Saturday October 24th Where: LaDiDa CafĂ© in Half Moon Bay Class: Halloween Coffin Shrines Description: coming soon Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm Fee: to be announced. Sunday October 25th Where: Scrapbook U Class: Finish your Dominos Description: Do you have a ton of Dominos that are just lying around? Would you like to learn some ways to make great gifts out of your wonderful creations? In this class we will learn to Drill holes with a dremel and add free form wire work and beads. We will also learn to make ribbon necklaces using your dominos. Please bring your unfinished Dominos. These Dominos should be varnished and ready to go for ribbon necklaces. If you want to drill through some dominos please leave them unvarnished for now. I will bring some stamps so that you can stamp more dominos and finish them at home as well. Time: 11:00 to 2:00pm Fee: $35.00 If you wish to sign up for this class please call Scrapbook U at 510 490-5065. Saturday October 31st Halloween-No classes scheduled--Happy Haunting! Sunday November 1st Where: Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley Class: Finish Your Dominos Description: Do you have a ton of Dominos that are just lying around? Would you like to learn some ways to make great gifts out of your wonderful creations? In this class we will learn to Drill holes with a dremel and add free form wire work and beads. We will also learn to make ribbon necklaces using your dominos. Please bring your unfinished Dominos. These Dominos should be varnished and ready to go for ribbon necklaces. If you want to drill through some dominos please leave them unvarnished for now. I will bring some stamps so that you can stamp more dominos and finish them at home as well. Time: 11:00 to 2:00pm Fee: $35.00 If you wish to sign up for this class please call Scrapbook Territory at 510 559-9929. See the pictures above for class samples and keep watching my blog for new samples as well. I hope to see you in class!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Great class last night

Greetings everyone,
Last night I taught my new texture and collage class. This time we experimented with Pumice Gel. All the students really embraced the "experimentation" part of this class. They were very willing to try new things and to really play with this texture medium. I think this takes a very courageous person. One that is willing to sacrifice making that "perfect" piece to step outside the box and become in the end a better artist. I think their work was the better for it last night. But I'll let all of you decide. Check out their pieces above!
I want to thank LaDiDa for again hosting this class!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Class this Saturday night

Greetings everyone! I wanted to remind you all about my class this saturday night in Half Moon Bay. This will be my last texture and collage class this year. This month we will be experimenting with Pumice Gel. Here are all the particulars: Pumice Gel Where: LaDiDa Cafe in Half Moon Bay In this class we will experiment with fine and coarse Pumice Gels. What’s the difference? Fine Pumice dries translucent-a sandpaper version of Gel medium. Coarse Pumice-think “stone in a jar”. I always think of Ancient ruins and Egyptian Pyramids when I use Pumice gel. So come and join the class and find out what treasures you can unearth using this incredible medium. Please bring scissors and paintbrushes. All other materials will be supplied. The time for the class : 6:00 pm to 9:00pm Fee: $35.00 If you wish to attend this class please email me at connie@isbjorn.com
Please see the samples of Pumice Gel Below and the new one above call Pharoh's treasure.
I hope to see you in class!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Pumice Gel

Greetings everyone!
For my new class this weekend I have been playing with Pumice Gel by Golden Products. This is very cool stuff. Fine pumice is like using Gel medium mixed with a little bit of sandpaper. You can stencil with and stamp into Fine Pumice gel easily. It dries translucent like Gel Medium but is a little bit gritty. Coarse Pumice gel is like "stone in a jar". When mixed with regular molding paste it spreads easily despite the larger chunks of pumice and it stencils great. Both pumice gels pair with Micaceous Iron Oxide beautifully and take acrylic paint easily. When I use this product I always think of ancient ruins and Egyptian Pyramids which explain a couple of the collages above. Check them out!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Classes this weekend

Greetiings everyone! For anyone that is looking for something fun to do this weekend how about taking a class! This month will be my last collage classes for the year as I go into extreme Christmas mode. The example above is from my new class on the 26th-Pumice Gel !
Here are the particulars of my classes this weekend:
Designs in Gesso Where: ArtMax in Seaside Description: Further exploring the use of Gesso as texture we will create a small canvas with Gesso and collage. We will stamp into, stencil with and draw freehand in gesso. Will you choose to color your Gesso or leave it white? Please bring scissors and a variety of Paintbrushes. Come and Explore! Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm Fee:$40.00 To sign up for this class please email me at connie@isbjorn.com Please see class samples attached above.
Sunday September 20th Black Gesso Where: Scrapbook Territory in Berkeley Description: please see above Time: 11:00 to 2:00pm Fee: $40.00 To sign up for this class please call Scrapbook Territory at 510 559-9929 Please see samples attached above.
I hope to see you in class!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

UP!

Greetings everyone, I found this very cool little skinny canvas at ArtMax in Seaside Calfornia. The background is made using fiber paste. I call this little collage UP !

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Check out the dominos!

Greetings everyone. I just had a great weekend filled with Dominos! On Saturday I taught rubber stamped Dominos at Scrap-it in Santa Cruz. And today I taught Finish Your Dominos at Scrapbook Depot in San Carlos. Both classes had new students and well as returning students.
Check out some of the student work above! I will let the quality of the work speak for itsself!
I want to thank all of the students that attended my classes this weekend as well as the owners and staff at both Scrap-it and Scrapbook Depot. Without all of you I couldn't make it. And I definately wouldn't be having so much fun!
Please excuse the photos above. I just bought a new camera and I'm still learning how to use it.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

classes this weekend

Greetings everyone! Well Labor Day is over, the children are back in school and its time already to start thinking about the holidays. With that in mind I wanted to remind you about my classes this weekend. I know, I know you can hardly think about Holiday giving already. However dominoes always make unique gifts. And a domino class will help you ease into the holidays while still allowing you to be creative and have fun. Have I talked you into it yet? Here are all the particulars of my classes this weekend: Saturday Sept. 12th Rubber Stamped Dominos Where: Scrap-it in Santa Cruz Description: Did you know that you can rubberstamp on a Domino? Well you can and in this class you will learn two different methods of rubber stamping and coloring dominos. These dominos can then be made into fantastic Jewelry, art pieces or gift items. All materials are provided for this class so come and play! Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm Fee:$30.00 To sign up for this class please email me at Connie@isbjorn.com or call Scrap-it at 831 475-2380 See examples attached above Sunday Sept. 13th Finish your Dominos Where: Scrapbook Depot in San Carlos Description: Do you have a ton of Dominos that are just laying around? Would you like to learn some ways to make great gifts out of your wonderful creations? In this class we will learn to Drill holes with a dremel and add free form wire work and beads. We will also learn to make ribbon necklaces using your dominos. Please bring your unfinished Dominos. These Dominos should be varnished and ready to go. I will bring some stamps so that you can stamp more dominos and finish them at home as well. Come and Play! Time: 12:30 to 3:30pm Fee:$35.00 To sign up for this class please call Scrapbook Depot at 650 592-2767
I hope to see you soon!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Class on Saturday!-Happy Labor Day

Happy labor day everyone!
On Saturday I taught a Black Gesso class at Scrapbook U in Fremont. You can see despite my poor photography that these pieces were just amazing! Even the unfinished ones! I admit that Black Gesso initially was a difficult medium for me. I wasn't quite sure what to do with it and how to meld the collage images with the iridescent and interference colors I wanted to use. So I'm a little envious. This class immediately knew what to do! I want to thank all the students that braved the extra traffic caused by the Bay Bridge closing to attend the class. And as always I want to thank Monica Martinek and her staff for allowing me to teach at Scrapbook U.

Friday, September 4, 2009

More Black Gesso

For those of us that love Halloween. Heres my dark angel using Black gesso. Very cool stuff!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Class this weekend

Greetings Everyone, After my buying spree last weekend I've had to float back down to earth at last. I have been working dilligently and preparing for my class this weekend :Black Gesso. In case you are interested in this class here are all the particulars: Black Gesso Where: Scrapbook U in Fremont Description: In this third Gesso class we will experiment with black Gesso and pair it with collage. Not only can you make designs in Black Gesso, it is also the perfect ground on which to apply iridescent and interference colors. Please bring scissors and a variety of paint brushes. All other materials will be supplied. Come and Play! Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm Fee: $40.00 To sign up for this class please call Scrapbook U at: 510 490-5065
I have prepared more class samples as you can see above. I've been obsesssed with pairing the matte black Gesso with sparkly glaze, iridescent and interference colors and especially Micaceous Iron Oxide. Because there is so much sparkle on these collages they didn't scan as well as I wanted but you get the idea.
I hope to see you on Saturday!