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Last Friday I challenged the Art Chixs to "paint with paper".
So when they arrived on Friday morning, I had ever type and color tissue paper available waiting on them. They pulled out their mog pog and brushes and got busy on their images. The one to the left was done by my friend Dawn.
She started with an image she had seen in a magazine and a 11 x 14 sheet of watercolor paper. Most of the paper is thrown my hand and applied with mog pog. Some of the tree trunks were cut. Then she went back in when it was dry and out lined a little with a very sharp pen. She had printed the poem on a transparent paper and when she was completely happy with her image, she mog poged the poem on top. I can't wait to see it framed. makes me want to take a walk down that path. She really created great depth by using the colored paper in the right places. Way to go Dawn. I'm very impressed.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
So Mom came for a visit two weeks ago and taught us Georgia Art Chix a cool new art lesson.
We made painted floorclothes. Very simple to do and so much fun. Simple purchase vinyl from your local Home Depot, cut to desired size. Paint with one heavy coat of Gesso. Once the gesso is dry, draw off your favorite design and begin painting with acrylic paints. We used student grade paints by Dick blick. Once your paint is good and dry spray with a clear acrylic paint to make sure nothing runs. Then paint or roll at least three coat of polycrylic on the cloth. This will seal the design and ensure that your can wash it. Take a look at some of the design my creative at Art Chix came up with.
Monday, February 15, 2010
One of the ladies commented that now she knows why jewelry artist charge so much for their work at shows, "this is a pain in the #x*". I would agree with that statement. Take a look at the quick video and you'll see that we used some neat pieces to create with. So next time you're visiting the flea market, Great-Aunt Betty or a yard sale you may just look at that old piece of jewelry as a treasure not a piece of trash.
If you would like to try to make a few of these goodies at home you need to know a few basic jewelry making steps. You can find those in most beading magazines or this website will give you some of the basics. http://www.makingjewelryfun.com/inst-stretch.htm
Next Week we will begin creating ALTERED ART BOOKS. If you are interested in joining my altered art group, aka art chicks, we meet every Friday at my home in Roswell. We begin at 10 am and go to about 2 pm. The cost is $10 per class and it is pay as you go. Each week we work on different projects that interest the group. The bonus is that we also have lunch together.
If you would like to learn more about this fun group shot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome newcomers with creative minds. My motto is anyone can be creative, you just have to find the thing you enjoy.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Today I'm off to teach my acrylic class at East Roswell Park. This class meets every Thursday from 11:30 to 1:30. It's a very relaxed class. Some of my students are beginning painters and some are very experienced. I run it like an open studio. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace and choose their own subjects. I am available to direct my students and help them with trouble spots in their work. The next session begins on April 15 and goes through May 20th. You can sign up for only $84 at any Roswell Park.
The video below shows some of the paintings I have created over the last year with my students and on my own. Most are for sale.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Just trying to figure out this blogging thing so i can keep my friends and students updated. It's a little confusing but I know it will be a blast once I've got it all figured out. I am feeling a little like the chicken lady at this point but I may have just made my first post. Cross your fingers.