Thursday, January 19, 2017

Artiscape 2017 Classes

I'm happy to say that I have been selected to teach at Artiscape again this year.  If you are unfamiliar with Artiscape, you can read more about it through my series of blog posts here, here and here.

I will be teaching two classes, one on Saturday morning and the other on Sunday morning.  The first is a printmaking class using a technique that I absolutely love!  The second is book folding class utilizing a cut and fold technique that yields amazing results.  My first folded book class in 2015 sold out, and I expect this one to be equally popular.  Part of the reasons my book folding classes are so popular is likely due to the fact that I teach you not only how to do the process in class, but I also teach you how to make your own patterns so you can continue to make your own projects at home.  The folded books make such amazing gifts!

Classes are detailed below.  Click on the class name to register.

Printmaking: Trace Monotype Prints
Saturday, April 29th, 2017
9:30 am - Noon

In this class, students will discover printmaking and how they can use the trace monotype print technique to create very painterly looking works without drawing skills. In this class we will discuss various types of printer's inks and how they affect the use of different coloring tools. We will make a few different prints while practicing the technique. Students will then choose their favorite print to color. The finished piece will be matted and ready to be framed. Brayers will be available, but students can bring their own if they don't want to wait to share. Students should bring their favorite coloring medium (ie colored pencils, pastels, watercolor). Images will be provided, but students may bring photocopied images of their choosing (color or black and white, laser or ink jet). If bringing images, good contrast is a must.

Cut and Fold Book Sculptures that POP!
Sunday, April 30th, 2017
9 am - noon

Students will not only learn the exciting cut and fold technique that allows designs to literally pop off the pages of a closed book, but also how to create their own patterns. After completing this class, students will be able to create patterns from designs of their own choosing to create amazing gifts and home décor items. The patterns we use will be independent of the computer, so no computer skills are necessary. This technique is different from the popular folded book sculpture class offered in the past.

Note:  The folded book sculpture class I taught in 2015 (a different technique) sold out!  I expect this to be very popular, too.  Register early.

Students should bring a hardcover book with 250 -300 pages. Newer books are better.

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