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FAST, EASY & FUN SKETCHING WITH MIRIAM HUGHES
THURS. JUNE 9TH 12-4 $55.
Have you dreamed of sitting in a café sketching, or even in your kitchen? The only problem has been what to draw, time to draw, afraid to draw, people watching you draw and/or ruining that beautiful sketchbook you bought a few years ago!
Unleash a fun and creative part of yourself without agony or judgment. Daily sketching will become as important to you as daily vitamins, meditation or exercise. Not only will you learn to keep a sketchbook, but you will discover joy, humor and fascination in your observations. Unlike photographing your daily activities, or trips you have taken, a quick sketch will bring back minute memories and feeling of the moment.
Supplies are easily available & minimal. During this afternoon workshop, Miriam will start with quick exercises that will lead to a fun & healthy way to observe the world. After spending the first part of the workshop learning how to be free in our sketchbooks, we will unleash ourselves out into the world and sketch our surroundings as a group.
Even non-artist are welcomed because sketching in your own style will be encouraged as you grow as an artist. Each of us has a creative bone and Miriam will help you discover it. Open to all levels of artists and as we all have the potential to enjoy art and sketching.
This class is one that leaves our instructor wanting to do more and more! These little landscapes are a perfect chance to play with different types of fabrics for texture, and add beading and buttons for embellishments and stitch til your hearts desire.... the embroidery is so relaxing and adds so much to any fiber art project! Susan will teach you tons of new embroidery stitches to keep you wanting more!!! All of these pieces are a spin off from what she did on Quilting Arts TV. $80. 10am till 4pm Some supplies required.
Join Susan for a full day workshop $80.
Wings & Wheels, June 18-19 with Bobbie Polizzi
We are going to rock the junk & with the theme of "wings & wheels" & you'll interpret the who, what, why and where this will take you in your assemblage. All manner of found objects will take on a new life as you learn how to transform trash into art. You will discover texture techniques, paint and color application and how to hold the whole thing together. Using wings and/or wheels, you will create fantastical art that can fly or roll, if only in your imagination. Bring a sense of adventure and humor and an open heart.
Wings & Wheels June 18 & 19
Wings & Wheels June 18 & 19
Wings & Wheels June 18 & 19
Fri. June 24th Watermedia Printmaking Integrations
with California artist Helen Shafer Garcia $125. 10am til 4pm
All levels Welcome & encouraged
Experimental Watermedia approaches will be explored with watercolor and acrylic with a focus on composition, negative painting, and textures. Build up layers with translucent hues and simple printmaking techniques. Metaphors and messages can play a thoughtful role in your works with added bits of collage and text. Be prepared to loosen up and experiment with different resists and textures to build up the surfaces, paint translucent and opaque layers, and create extraordinary shapes.
$10.00 supply fee: open acrylics, gouache, thin collage papers, reference photos, stamps and stamp pads, ephemera, and tools to use while we work.
Watercolor Mixed Media June 25th
Sat. June 25th with California artist,
Helen Shafer Garcia
Colored Pencil/Mixed Media Journaling
Colored pencils are such good therapy. Pressing down pure color on smooth paper leads to endless good vibes. We’ll combine watercolors, water-soluble pens, and colored pencils while learning clever user -friendly ways to draw. My drawing methods will ease those ever so present inhibitions about drawing lines and shapes. Learn how to blend beautiful color layers and create dark and light mixtures. You’ll be prompted to create small poems that will be collaged in a clever way throughout the works.
$5.00 kit fee includes: Tombow pens, Chartpak pens, gesso, paper text for collage
Colored Pencil Mixed Media Journaling
Featured Adornments with Helen Shafer Garcia
Sunday, June 26th 10-4 $125.
Pick up a brush and immerse into your creativity with watercolor, color pencils, water-soluble pens to create an enriched, “hair with an attitude” portrait. Adornments, ribbons and jewels are all this girl needs. Drawing doesn’t have to be something just “artists” do. Learn simple ways to see the shapes and lines of the face. We’ll work on a special crinkly textured rice paper that will accept paint beautifully. Paint and ink will flow into the crevices of this paper giving the painting a wonderful aged look. We’ll use pens to make marks and paint with watercolor, letting the colors blend and fuse together naturally. We’ll also add translucent and iridescent layers to create a rich jewel tone surface. Dive into detail with colored pencils, ink lines, and adornments to embellish the shapes. To complete the royal look you will learn how to seal and varnish the finished painting.
Sun.June 26th Featured Adornments
Artist Stanka Nordic July 18-22
Stanka Kordic July 18-22 (FILLED WITH WAIT LIST)
I believe - that Art, in all its forms, exists to enrich our lives. Loving it, should be why it comes into our environment.
There is so much more than hours spent on any single piece that determines its value. .
My art making practice is centered on responding to the paint in the present moment, within the boundaries that figurative representation provides. A layered conversation begins. I acknowledge all that transpires within those layers - be it felt, observed, or revealed. It all has a place in my process.
Now the journey with the work is yours. To interpret, to be with.
There is no separation in a world that breathes.
Sat. Aug. 20th Susan Edmonson "Prayer Flags"
Susan’s newest creation is designed to encourage you to see nature in a new way! Pay attention to details in the world, they are there for us to allenjoy. This first project is designed as a prayer flag or garland. Eachlittle flag piece is only about 4 1/2” x 6 1/2” in size. This could be slightlydifferent if you like, but keep them small as they will be more fun & easier to finish. Incorporate as many techniques as you desire for each little piece of art.
Prayer Flags with Susan Edmonson
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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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, England & 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.
••• Watch for our updated newsletters that detail
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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