SEPTEMBER 6th & 7th - Fun with Alcohol Inks - Cathy Taylor $170 for 2 day workshop 20th & 21st Wan Marsh returns! Details TBA
Sat. 11th & Sun. 12th - Kim Beller "Collage Play Journal Pages" $180. for 2 days
NOVEMBER Sat. 8th & Sun. 9th- Kate Thompson "Plastered Fabric Book"
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Fri. July 25th - The Focus Book Structure... Complete!
Closed Focus Book
Open pages with art work
Focus Book - Friday, July 25th 10-3
Mixed media artist Janet Hickey is always looking for interesting and unexpected material to use in her books, assemblage, jewelry, sculpture, handmade boxes and other projects. She has had her work published in 1000 Jewelry Inspirations, 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse and the inaugural issue of the magazine Pages, published by Cloth Paper Scissors.
She created this “Focus” book as a way to keep her gouache and doodle artwork contained in one place. She wanted it to be flexible so that the artwork could be taken out and worked on, added to and/or given away. The cover of this book is made from a rubber mat designed to line the trunk of a car. The pages are folded in such a way that they hold the artwork only by the corners – permanently or temporarily. Pages can be added as needed. In this workshop, you'll learn to create the folds and hinges that hold the pages, and you will leave the class with a completed book. After learning these techniques, you'll be able to duplicate this book or create one in a different size.
The finished book is 6 1/8” x 7 ¼” closed or 6 1/8” x 22 ½” open All hard materials are included in the cost of the workshop and pre-cut so participants can focus on techniques during the class. Class size is limited to 8. $65.
COLORED PENCIL SURFACES with HELEN SHAFER GARCIA FRI. AUG. 8TH 10-4 All levels (limit 12) $135.
Let your imagination take hold and play with colored pencils on a unique black and red surfaces. Light colors will glow and textures pop when pencils glide over the surface. You’ll learn about blending methods and layering colors. I’ll start you out with a collage prompt poem concept that will indicate the imagery. Don’t worry about drawing abilities. This is about learning to see, blending colors and layering to create depth and saturation of color. Giving permission to yourself to create is the first step.
Helen Shafer Garcia "Crinkly Bird" workshop
CRINKLY BIRDS with Helen Shafer Garcia SAT. AUGUST 9TH 10 AM TILL 4PM $125. All Levels Reach into the sky and create Bird themed mixed media paintings on Masa paper and canvas. A special batik like technique with Masa rice paper will create wonderful textures and crevices for the paint to flow into. Draw and paint symbolic iconic birds, flora, and other great, joyful creatures with bold watercolor dropped -in color techniques. You’ll play with colored pencils, ink lines and collage elements to further embellish your paintings. Discover how beautiful and bright watercolors can be with this special process. The watercolor paintings will be sealed with an acrylic varnish to protect the surface. Borders and embellishments will be added with acrylics. LImit 12 students
Planed & Folded Book
Nature's Own Materials Book Structure WITH HELEN SHAFER GARCIA SUN. AUG. 10TH 10AM TILL 5PM $125.
There is something about the beauty of wood grain that draws our attention so to speak! The thin wood shapes that you will use have been planed by hand. Each piece will be very unique. You’ll create an extraordinary multi signature hand bound wooden book with painted and textured papers. At least 5 techniques will be taught in this workshop including color pencil on wood, dropped- in watercolor, stenciling, batik-look paper process, and book binding techniques to stitch signatures sewn onto a canvas binding.
What do you get when you combine Alcohol inks with a few simple tools and plastic paper? Absolutely gorgeous, brilliantly colorful, amazingly textured creations. Drip, drop, blow, drizzle. Paintings glow like stained glass. No painting experience needed! Quick, easy, and fun; and very few materials needed! Join Cathy, national signature artist and create magic with alcohol ink!
Alcohol Ink Magic Sept 6 & 7.
Create with Alcohol Inks Sept 6 & 7
Create with Alcohol Inks Sept 6 & 7
Kim Beller is a mixed-media artist and metalsmith , inspired by the sea and all of nature. A Wilmington, North Carolina native, she has had a passion for art in it’s many forms since she can remember. Growing up, her artistic mother and adventure-loving dad filled her days with inspiration at an early age. Her passion is to create expressive pieces with recycled metals, found objects, heartfelt quotes and poetry, photography and bits of nature in her work. Kim has kept art journals for many years, incorporating art and everyday life on her pages. She enjoys teaching the process and years of learned techniques to students of all ages. Living near the coast with her husband, two daughters and their many pets, Kim enjoys spending time with family by the sea and exploring the outdoors. To see more of Kim's work go to https://www.etsy.com/shop/kimbellerdesigns
Sat. and Sun. Oct 11th and 12th. “Collage Play” handmade art journal with explosion journal pages
In this workshop I will show you step by step how to make a 7 ½ x 11 inch Coptic bound art journal, using fabriano hot press watercolor paper. We will cover the journal with some of my favorite collage and mixed-media techniques, using my stash of collected stencils, mark-makers and found objects. Inside the journal, we will create beautiful explosion pages, using assortments of papers, fabrics, ephemera , mica, ribbon and other goodies. You will leave with your handmade art journal filled with fun, interesting, dimensional and tactile pages…..and lots of inspiration to continue the process when you return to your own studio! $180.for 2 days
Collage Play with Kim Wood Beller
FABRIC & PLASTER BOOK with Kate Thompson Nov 8th & 9th In this class I will be teaching you how to make a fabric 4 signature book (6" x 8") with a wood based front and back cover. I will instruct how to make coptic loop binding technique to attach the front and back cover and all of the signatures. I demonstrate how to make gesso and plaster covered fabric for the pages and how to make lace, fabric, plaster borders to trim your pages. After the book is constructed we will be working on our pages using mixed media painting and collaging techniques . We will work on our cover using collage, image transfers, drawing, painting with watercolors, gesso, alcohol inks and pastels. We will paint portraits, partial figures and flowers. We will also start working on our pages with paint, stamps, applying plaster with stencils to create beautiful textures. Prepping your pages before class is recommended. I will give you instructions in a video prior to the class as well as a pdf of the book binding technique..
Page from Fabric & Plaster Book
Fabric Plaster Books Nov 8 & 9
Fabric Plaster Books Nov 8 & 9
It is necessary to pre-register for all workshops in advance. Fees are returnable if your cancellation is made at least 1 week prior to workshop date (less a 20% service fee) If the class is canceled by Random Arts for any reason, your fee is completely refundable. Fees are due at the time of registration. Sorry, no exceptions. No refunds after the one week deadline. Acceptable forms of payment for workshops: • personal checks(with proper ID), • Visa and MC credit & debit cards. • PayPal (we will send a paypal invoice to you) • Cash Mailing address: Random Arts 481 Louisiana Ave. Saluda, NC 28773. For registration please email us. email@example.com
Basic Tool Kit for all workshops
Please be sure to pack and bring with you to all classes the following items-- Your (BTK) Basic Tool kit, which should include: craft knife, bone folder, baby wipes,cutting mat, metal ruler, pencil, good scissors, craft glue, heat tool, glue stick, scrap papers, collage materials, embellishments, awl, sanding block. Each teacher may require additional supplies so be sure to ask about their supply list.
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In the past, eclectic mix of instructors & workshops has brought students from as far away as Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Colorado, California, New Jersey,Tennessee, and of course, South Carolina to
our studio in Saluda.
My gosh, we even had someone come from England! And some of our instructors traveled from California, Canada & Australia, as well as those who live in our own little mountain town of Saluda and towns and villages nearby. Read on, and you will discover that our plans for this year are equally as exciting as years past.
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a wide variety of workshops in our new building that include fiber work, beading, jewelry, collage, assemblage, stamping, mixed media art and more. You will be able to join together with experienced instructors, from all over the country with a vast working knowledge of their craft. They'll share their skills with us on a regular basis and bring us inspiration & encouragement as our creative journey continues to grow. Be sure to check our web site for updates & class availability as we move forward on a daily basis.
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