2014 workshops ***Scroll down to see project photos*** October- Thurs. 2nd - Gouache Resist (pronounced GWASH) 10 -12:30 $25
Tues. 7th - Zen Doodle with us 10 am till noon (NO fee & no registraton)
Thurs. 9th - Holiday Flag Book with Janet Hickey $35
Sat. 11th & Sun. 12th - Kim Beller "Collage Play Journal Pages" $180. for 2 days
Thurs. 16th - Gelli Plate Printing 1-4 pm $10.
Sat. 18th - Outdoor Flea Market - Arts & Crafts Supplies - Bring along some shopping bags and fill them with all sorts of bargains from art supplies to crafting items to vintage laces, gardening pots, quilting items, fabric, paper, paints, jewelry, vintage finds, rubber stamps, art work, craft books, and so much more. 10 am till 4pm Let the party begin!!!!
Tues. 21st - Zen Doodle with us 10 am till noon (no fee & no registration)
Fri. 24th 10-12 noon - Catherine Langsdorf "Pencil Shading ZenDoodle" $25. Our session will focus on adding dimension and form to our tangle projects. There will be several elementary shading exercises. We will look at how minimal graphite can add a dynamic effect to our art. Several basic concepts will be explored to enhance your knowledge and give impact to your art. Paper and worksheets will be provided.
NOVEMBER Sat. 8th & Sun. 9th- Kate Thompson "Plastered Fabric Book"
Fri. 14th- 1 - 4 pmWatercolor Made Simple in just 3 hours with Local artist Miriam Hughes $40
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Pencil Shading with Catherine Langsdorf
Our session will focus on adding dimension and form to our tangle projects. There will be several elementary shading exercises. We will look at how minimal graphite can add a dynamic effect to our art. Several basic concepts will be explored to enhance your knowledge and give impact to your art. Paper and worksheets will be provided. Please have . . . Supply List: Pencils – 2H, HB & 2B Sakura Microns – 01 & 03 Eraser – such as an artist eraser by Factis, a kneaded rubber, Magic Rub or a pencil stick eraser. 2 Blender Tools – such as a blender stump, a tortillion, an eye shadow sponge applicator or your pinky. White Charcoal Pencil Uni-ball Signo, white gel pen Ruler (optional – clear with graph)
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
Yes, you can do this.
Local artist, Miriam Hughes will help you discover the simplicty of this unique watercolor technique in just 3 hours. You can be guaranteed that during and after this 3 hour session you can paint like this too. Only $40. for this 3 hour session on Fri. Nov 14th. 1-4 pm. Please register by email. Limit 12. (some supplies required)
2015 October "announcement" - Talented artist from UK, Gillian Cox, will be here at Random Arts for 2 - 5 day workshops. This is her first and only US teaaching venue in 2015. Although this class appears to already be full, we will happily add your name to the wait listby emailing me.
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.
••• 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.
(Best way to reach us in a timely manner is by email)