Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Classes, classes and more classes!

Greetings Everyone!
Saturday and Sunday (20th and 21st) saw two classes filled with incredibly talented students. Saturdays Designs in Gesso class at Art Max was small but powerful as we collaged and then stamped, dripped and drew free hand into Gesso. Here are a couple of collages created by the students.

Sundays Altered Books #1 class at Scrapbook U was a blast. At the end of class all the students had picked a book, subject, prepared some pages and were well underway to the completion of their first spread. I can't wait to see how their books turn out! I would like to thank all the students that came to my classes this weekend some of them in the pouring rain. I also want to thank the owners and staff of Art Max in Seaside and Scrapbook U in Fremont for allowing me once again to invade their space with all of my stuff.

Also in this post I want to take the opportunity to remind everyone about my classes this weekend. Saturday's class will be Altered Books #1 again but this time in Half Moon Bay. For Sunday's class I will be teaching class #2 in my Shrink Art series. This time we will learn how to make white Shrink Plastic look like stone Petroglyphs. Please see the top of the page for samples from both classes. Here are the details:

Saturday Feb 27th Sorry I’ve had to close this class***this class is totally booked up Where: LaDiDa cafĂ© in Half Moon Bay Class: Altered Books #1-How to begin Description: Have you ever heard the quotation “so many books so little time”? It’s never more true than when talking altered books! So what is an altered book? An altered book is creative reuse at its best. Think of all those unwanted books ready to be thrown away. Why waste them when you can turn them into works of art! In this first class in the altered book series we will focus on what book to choose and where to find it, content, how to prepare and strengthen pages, what materials can be used and finally a full collage spread. In this series of classes students will gradually build up an altered books “kit” of favorite supplies that will be handy for use at any time. This “kit” should be brought to every class. First kit items to bring: Paint brushes, scissors, and gel medium. Time: 6:00 to 9:00pm Fee: $35.00 To sign up for the waiting list please email me at Sunday Feb 28th Where: Scrapbook Depot in San Carlos Class: Shrink Art- Stone Petroglyphs Description: Can Shrink Plastic really look like stone? Of course it can. In this class you will learn the art of coloring white shrink Plastic in such a way that makes it look exactly like rock. You will also be introduced to intaglio. Intaglio is the art of embossing directly into the material to make raised designs. You will walk out of the class with a bracelet that looks exactly like ancient stone Petroglyphs. Please bring a pair of scissors. All other materials will be provided. Time: 12:30 to 3:30 Fee:$30.00 If you wish to sign up for this class please call Scrapbook Depot at 650 592-2767 As you can see I've had a very large response to Altered Books and I have a couple of names already on a waiting list. If you are interested in this class please email me. If I have enough people waiting for this class I will look into teaching this class a second time.

It's going to be a great weekend-I hope to see you soon!

1 comment:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Congrats on the full class and waiting list! That's fantastic!