Tues. 2nd Zen@Ten 10-noon (no charge, no registration)
Tues. 16th Zen@Ten 10-noon (no charge, no registration)
Wed. 17th - Ribbons & Memories Book with Darlene Rolls
10am till 4pm $80
Fri. 19th - Drawing with Miriam 1-3:30 $45.
Sat. 20thOutdoor Arts & Crafts Supplies Flea Market 9-3
Sat.3rd & Sun.4th - Jodi Ohl & Zen Painting $250 (1 space avail)
Tues. 6th - Zen@Ten 10-non (no charge no registration)
Wed. 7th -Altered Cards with Darlene Rolls 1-4
Thurs. 8th - Found Objects = Great Jewelry
with Abbie Doyle 1-4pm $50
Fri. 16th - Watercolor with Miriam 1-3:30 $45
Sat. 17th & Sun. 18th Shrines to the Insignificant;
Elevating the Absurd or the Common to the Sublime. 10-4 (2 days) $220.
Tues. 20th - Zen@Ten 10-non (no charge no registration)
Sun. 25th - Jeanne-Marie Webb - Paint with the Artist 1-5
Tues. 27th & Wed. 28th - Sculpture with Jeanne-Marie Webb
Friday, May 19th
Because the pencil is such a basic tool, people underestimate its magical powers. The pencil offers a wide range of tone and line weight allowing the artist to create without a cadre of tools.
In this newly developed workshop, Miriam will guide you as we explore the diverse and exciting possibilities when working with the pencil using forms from nature.
Through a series of exercises we will create:
A tonal test strip
A texture and pattern chart
A forms from nature guide
A finished piece of art
You will learn how and when to use erasers, blenders and different lead softness. We will also discuss the luxurious results using different drawing papers.
Miriam has designed this workshop to enable all levels of artists to receive value. $45. 1-3:30
with artist, Jodi Ohl
Sat. June 3rd & Sun. June 4th
In the spirit of what’s at the core of creating art, this newest workshop by Jodi Ohl truly soothes your artistic soul through a ‘Zen-full’Painting experience. Go beyond the doodle and work on unique artist grade hard surfaces while exploring how to take your pencil,pen, inks, paints, and watercolors to a new abstract level. You’ll create amazing surreal flowing shapes and patterns, full of drama and depth while guided by instructor, mixed media artist and author of “Abstracts in Acrylic and Ink”, Jodi Ohl.
Recharge your artistic spirit.
Reconnect with inner peace.
Relax. It’s just paint.
Learn to free your mind while unleashing your Zen-ful artistic spirit!
You’ll create several 6 x 6 pieces during the first part of our course as we learn all about our tools, surfaces and the Zen Painting process before diving into a larger main painting during the second session.
Some of the many things we will be focusing on: Creating lines with drama, using shading and negative spaces to build depth, creating texture with writing instruments, how to incorporate water colors with acrylics, tips and techniques for working on unique surfaces, along with much, much more!
Wednesday, June 7th 1-4
Let's get back to basics and get that paper moving and
those embellishments going! It's been way to long since
we have had a real card making class. You will be using
vintage images & paper, collage techniques, punches and
a bit of glitter thrown in for good measure. In this 3 hour
class you will create a set of 6 cards. 1-4 $45.
Thurs. June 8th 1-4
"Bring what you have" & create a
Stunning pendant necklace.
Yes, you can do this with the guidance
of expert jewelry designer Abbie Doyle.
Do you have a vintage or antique
found object such as a button,
brooch, element, stone, buckle, watch?
That is exactly what you need to bring
to this 3 hour workshop so you can
transform it into a great piece of jewelry!
Abbie will assist you in making a
great work of wearable ART.
June 17th & 18th
Shrines to the Insignificant;
Elevating the Absurd or the Common to the Sublime.
This assemblage workshop will feature a discarded or broken toy, a found object, a rusty remnant or nature's left overs. We will create a shrine which raises your object to precious status and tells a story.
It's foundation may be a cigar box, a small drawer, clock body or decorative frame.
You will learn how to hold things together and add embellishments and found objects for interest. You will also learn how to create texture and paint techniques which will tie it all together to tell a story.
2 day workshop June 17th & 18th $220.
June 17th & 18th
June 17th & 18th
Sunday, June 25th 1-5
Come paint with Jeanne-Marie Webb
If you are in the North Carolina area and would like to meet me
in person and would like to paint with me for a few hours, then pop on over.
We have opened up an afternoon slot so we can paint together.
I will be sharing a demonstration of how I am inspired by a reference,
image or sculpture and how I would use it intuitively in my painted pieces
and how they take on a life of their own.
There is something so beautiful about peers painting together and
sharing together and I look forward to doing this with you.
$65. (materials not included) registration required
Oct 9-13th 2017 with Gillian Lee Smith
During this 5-day course, we will be working on creating highly expressive portraits in acrylic paints. Beginning with charcoal portraits to explore shadows and light, mark making and expression we will then move onto the glorious medium of oil painting on canvas.
My own work focusses not on creating perfection but in representing the spirit of humanity with layers, expressive mark making and use of colour and contrast.
We will be exploring great contrasts of dark and light, atmosphere, expression, composition and surface. We will also be thinking about portraying emotion and the human spirit in our work to create atmospheric and expressive representations of ourselves and others. You will create several drawings and portrait paintings and finish the week with a host of tips to further develop your own portrait paintings.
This class is for those with some portrait painting experience.
(We are hoping to have a live model to work from in the studio!)
Workshop cost for 5 full days $750.
UK Artist Gillian Lee Smith
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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.
(Best way to reach us in a timely manner is by email)