2014 workshops ***Scroll down to see project photos***
4th - Zen Doodle with us from 10-noon (no charge no reservations necessary)
The following 3 workshops will be taught by .... - Jodi Ohl Photos of Jodi's project along with description are shown below... 7th - Angelic Inspirations 1-4 $65. 8th - Pod-Abilitiies 10-4 $110. 9th - Texturize This 10-4 $110.
"Get your Golden On" with Mary Beth Shaw 28th - Casual "prep your boards" evening with Mary Beth - No Charge 29th - Explore fascinating effects that will help you move your painting up to the next level. Day 1 $125. (although it is best to take both days you can take Saturday only or both) 30th - Explore fascinating effects that will help you move your painting up to the next level. $125.
April 11th & 12th - (Friday and Saturday)Nature Sketching & WaterColor Journaling with Jeannine Reese 25th, 26th & 27th- Seth Apter 25th - Shredded Silhouettes Collage $125. 10-4 26th & 27th For Your Eyes Only Art Book ($230 for 2 day workshop 10-4)
October-Linda Hardy November- Sunny Carvahlo returns to Random Arts
***scroll down to see photos of upcoming classes***
Friday, March 7th 1pm till 4pm $65. Angelic Inspirations with Jodi Ohl Summon your Guardian Angel, your muse, you most trusted source of inspiration during this paint and collage mini class. Using limited color palettes, texture, and simple yet layered designs, we will create 2 6x12 “Angelic Inspiration” during this 3 hour workshop. Come play and have fun and walk away with great pieces to keep or give as inspirational gifts to those you love!
Sat. March 8th 10am till 4pm $110. Pods-Abilities with Jodi Ohl
Re-discover your inner child with doodles and playful finger painting as we layer our way to abstract windows to our world of “Pods-Abilities”. Create colorful abstracts that are a touch on the side of whimsical, full of playful marks (we will even make our own stamps and stencils), and truly deep layers of fun scribbles, doodles, and little windows of fun! This is a full day of class where we will explore many painting techniques that you can carry forward in a variety of ways, not just for this amazing project. Some painting knowledge helpful but more important, your willingness to explore and let go of what you ‘know’ and discover a whole new world of mixed media art and fun.
Sunday, March 9th 10 am till 4pm $110. Texturize This with Jodi Ohl
Are you ready to be immersed in color and luscious texture?
Are you willing to let go and experiment ad be open to possibilities, even happy accidents??
Well then, Welcome to Texturize This!!! Let go and dive into a world of shimmering color, tantalizing texture, and mysterious layers during this full day of experimenting on a surface that will make your paintings sing with intensity. Be a painterly scientist as you uncover ways to work with contemporary abstract compositions that employ exciting textural designs and layers. By manipulating the surface with heat, glazes, and 3D mediums, you will be creating work that is truly unique and fascinating. Your work will amaze everyone!
March 29th & 30th(Fri.evening, March 28th we will spend a relaxing evening prepping, our boards & canvases for the weekend classes with Mary Beth. There is no charge for Friday) Each full day workshop is $125 plus a $20 supply fee paid directly to Mary Beth Shaw.... the Stencil Girl
All you need to know about Golden Paints & Mediums!! Fresh out of her Golden Artist Educator training, join Mary Beth Shaw to explore all the luscious options of Golden mediums and paint. Explore fascinating effects that will help you move your painting up to the next level. - High Flows & Open Acrylics - Collage - Tar Gel Skins - Printmaking - Fiber Paste and Absorbent Grounds to achieve a water color look. - The magic of Acrylic Skins for layering that is super natural. - Mixed Media Monoprinting, using Open acrylics and the Gelli plate. - Learn new Color palettes - yep, I'm gonna spill it. - Metallic and Interfence that 'pop' your top (layers, that is).
Nature Sketch and Watercolor with Jeannine Reese Friday, April 11th and Sat. April 12th $150 for 2 day workshop Would you like to create a lasting visual or written record of thoughts, ideas and wonders of nature? Journaling is fun, therapeutic, and enlightening. It's also a great way to get outside and to keep a personal record of what's blooming in your garden or growing in your mind. Learn this very portable skill that can be taken anywhere… hiking, walking, vacationing, or exploring your own back yard.
Fri.& Sat. Apr.11th & 12th
Jeannine Reese - Nature Journal Artist
Seth Apter - Shredded Silhouette Collage April 25th
Seth Apter - Shredded Silhouette
Seth Apter - Shredded Silhouette Collage April 25th
In this process and project based workshop, you will "shred" your way to make unique mixed media art. We will all start on a large sheet of watercolor paper, on which we will be building layers of texture by painting, collaging, and mark making. You will learn to be comfortable with "letting go" as we cut and tear our artwork into small pieces, which we will then rebuild to create a painted grid. You will then design your own silhouette - of the object of your choice - which will be mounted first on onto painted paper and then onto a painted wood cradled panel. The silhouette will become the focal point to a layered and beautiful work of art. Throughout the workshop you will learn methods to create textured layers, mark making techniques, low tech strategies to add dimension to your art, ways to integrate collage material seamlessly into the background, and multiple uses of the painted grid process for future projects.
For Your Eyes Only
For Your Eyes Only Book Workshop 4/26&27
For Your Eyes Only Book Workshop 4/26&27
For Your Eyes Only – with Seth Apter Two-day workshop on Sat. April 26th & Sun. April 27th
Capture and contain your artistic spirit in the form of a one-of-a-kind artist book. In this workshop you will transform the most basic of materials – commercial book covers, cardstock, and paper – into a memorable and unique page-turner. The focus of the class will be on learning a no-sew binding technique that will allow you to bind single sheets into your book. Once your books are bound, we will also move on to creating collaged pages using a gridded-background technique. Your choice of ephemera, stamps, rub ons, marks, drawings, etc. will be used to add design to the pages. Techniques such as flip-out pages and tabs will be covered. You will leave with a fully bound and art-filled book. This class is tailored to both the beginner and the advanced bookmaker. 2 day class is $230. (pre-registration is required)
Exquisite Enigmas with Andrea deMeng
Exquisite Enigmas with Andrea Matus deMeng
Thurs. June 5th, 10 am till 4pm $135.
Workshop Description: “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth” –Oscar Wilde
Maybe it’s because of the fairytales we all heard when we were kids – you know the ones with the grand masquerade balls…the fancy masks and ornate headdresses. Or perhaps it’s just because I like the idea of the alter ego….but whatever the reason, you have to admit that wearing a mask somehow makes you feel different, doesn’t it? A simple bit of costuming over your face and inwardly you feel a transformation…not just visually, but psychically. With this in mind I thought it might be fun to spend a bit of time transforming the ordinary lives of old photographs into their enigmatic alter egos. In this class we will take portraits of everyday people and using paint, clay, collage, and found objects we’ll create masks, helmets, cowls and headdresses. You will be transforming the mundane into something elegant, opulent and mysterious.
Some of the specific skills we’ll be tackling in this workshop include:
-how to use tools for taking found objects apart and what to do to reassemble them into elaborate masks and headdresses.
-paint techniques, choosing colors, mixing colors, and combining paint with collage and objects.
-collage techniques, including collaging over found objects.
Angels Among us with Andrea Matus deMeng - Fri. June 6th 10-4 $135.
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
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, 1/8 inch circle punch, sanding block, distress inks, black stamp pad and blending tools. 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.
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