CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Painting Techniques in Acrylic and Mixed Media
Interlochen Arts Academy
October 8, 2017 9 - 5:00pm
Join me for this one-day workshop and discover how acrylic paint and mixed media can be used to effectively create layers and textures in your painting. By learning how to build layers gradually, students will discover how to achieve complexity and mystery in their work, whether their subject matter is objective or non-objective. In addition to exploring layering and depth, the class will emphasize a wide variety of techniques including how basic color harmonies and simple design can strengthen your approach. The primary focus of the workshop will be on gaining both new skills and a sense of freedom and spontaneity in your work. All skill levels are welcome.
Interlochen Center for the Arts
4000 Highway M-137
Interlochen, MI 49643
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Journaling From the Heart - Create your own art journals!
Alcona Arts Retreat
Sept 10 - 12, 2017
In this workshop, we will play, learn, and create gorgeous art journals while gaining insight into the world of art journaling — a NO RULES explorative and playful creative practice.
A handmade art journal is made from recycled items of a student's life and provides a working surface that is not blank — hence doing away with those scary white pages! No two journals are the same. When completed, your art journal will look just like a hardcover book, with a spine and you will already have started working inside it!
We will experiment with different art making techniques and learn to create hidden elements in our journals. This will be a fun, technique-focused workshop bu using our handmade art journals to learn techniques that can be applied elsewhere. An art journal is a place to tell your personal story, capture emotions, and learn and experiment. Using color, texture, line, pattern, marks, collage, images, layers and words, it is a powerful tool for creating personal art. Come prepared to play and learn ... and walk away with a toolbox of new techniques and an art journal that you made yourself!
Alcona Arts Retreat
4243 Lost Lake Trail
Lincoln, MI 48742
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Private Art Lessons
I love to share my passion for art with teenagers and provide private, one-on-one art instruction out of my studio. My emphasis is on providing and encouraging a creative atmosphere while providing in-depth instruction in a variety of art media, including art journaling, watercolor and acrylic painting, collage and mixed media.
Good Morning Creativity: An online art journaling class
Always wanted to art journal? Afraid you won't make time for art in the midst of all your fall activities? Come join in the fun and wake up your creativity. For those who have joined me before, we will "Keep Calm and Journal On!" with all-new journal prompts!