Registration is now open for the following workshops unless marked "filled"
April Tues. 21st - Zen Doodle 10-noon (NO Charge NO registration)
May Sunny CarvalhoSat. May 2nd Crazy Characters Acrylic painting $125. Sunny Carvalho Sun. May 3rd Paper Mache Pretties (faux paper mache') $125. per day
Mon. 4th Thru Wed. 6th Closed
Fri.May 8th Gouache Resist Print Workshop 1-3 $25. May 16th - Semi Annual Outdoor Flea Market 10-4 Andrea deMeng - Thurs. May 21st - In Your Face (stencils & more) $125. Andrea deMeng - Fri. May 22nd - Epic Scrolls Mixed Media $125. Michael deMeng - May 23rd & 24th $290 2 days Filled May 28th Easy Watercolor with Miriam Hughes 1-4 $40
June Sat. 6th Outdoor Sketch & Watercolor with Miriam 10-3 $60. Sat. 13th Visionary Book Box with Janet Hickey 10-4 $80 (all materials included)
UK Artist Gillian Lee Smith Oct. 15th-19th (Mixed Media Painting) $750. 5 day accepting registration now for week 2
November Melissa Manley - Nov 7th & 8th (Assemblage) $125. per day
Please contact Random Arts for registration information. Some workshops may be filled with a wait list and others may have available space. We accept, paypal, visa, mc, amex and personal checks www.randomartsnow.com (828) 749-1165 <firstname.lastname@example.org
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"PLASTER PLAY" journal making workshop - Kim Beller Sat and Sun. April 18th & 19th In this workshop students will make a keepsake art journal using a simple coptic binding stitch, and adorn the cover with plaster and texture. We will explore different techniques and tools for adding texture and color to the plaster surface. Kim will walk students step-by-step through the process of bookbinding and teach you all she knows about playing with plaster! Once your handmade journal is stitched and covered in plaster, we will play inside the journals with collage and mixed media techniques, using stencils, paints and mediums, different writing tools and photos. You will leave with a beautiful hand-stitched journal and lots of creative fire to keep you going in your own studio! $190. for 2 day workshop
Plastered book Kim Wood Beller
Crazy Painted Ladies Sunny invites you to take part in a fun, no pressure day of painting whimsical little people from your own imagination. In this class, you will learn how to paint a whimsical, fun face using a variety of techniques and supplies. Sunny will guide you to finding a one of a kind "style", of face using your own imagination. It does not matter if you are a beginner or a pro! Even if you think you can't draw, Sunny will guide you in a way that will allow you to find as many characters that appeal to you, rather than just copying her style. You'll complete as many as your sparkly little hands and heart can handle in this full day class. Beginners are more than welcome.
Sat. May 2nd Crazy Painted Ladies with Sunny Carvahlo
Paper Mache' Cuties- May 3rd Join Sunny Carvalho in this class where you will learn how to build and paint a faux Paper Mache piece of art! Dog? Cat? Goat? Bird? The possibilities are endless as you get your hands down and dirty with paper mache', paint and plenty of action. You will find yourself jumping into a day of making faux paper mâché characters. Using Sunny's method, you will learn how to "Mâché the Easy Way" and make as many 4" x6" "characters" as you can turn out in this full day workshop. Beginners are more than welcome!
Sun. May 3rd.Paper Mache Cuties with Sunny Carvahlo
Thurs. May 21st. Andrea Matus deMeng "In Your Face" "Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not the sitter." ~Oscar Wilde In this fast-paced class we are going to explore a variety of different techniques for creating unique and expressive portraits using stencils. Combining collage, paints, inks, oil pastels and markers you’ll learn all of the subtle tricks you need to create portraits that capture the essence of everything from pop art to dimensional artworks. Truly inspired by many of todays street artists we’ll be creating our engaging portraits through the use of multiple layers of materials as well as layered stencil effects. We’ll be using a pad of mixed media paper for all of our experiments, the best of which will be ready to frame and hang on your wall. 10am till 4pm $125.
Thurs. May 21st "In your Face"
Thurs. May 21st "In your Face"
Epic Scrolls with Andrea deMeng Fri. May 22nd I was recently pondering what makes scrolls so intriguing. Is it the rich vast history they embody? Is it how they manage to bridge the artistic and the literary? Actually what I find to be the most fascinating aspect is its transformative nature. Totally unfurled the entire visual story can be revealed…or it can be revealed in smaller segments, making it so that a multitude of compositions are possible. Unfurl the only the top and a totally different story is told than if the lower portion is revealed. In this class we are going to create our own scroll-y epic tales using a compendium of mixed media techniques. Our unique artwork will feature a series of three 6”x12” canvas panels that link together with grommets and chains or ropes to fold concertina style, or unfurl to reveal the story in its entirety. You can decide if you are going to build your story horizontally or vertically, or perhaps a bit of both.
Epic Scrolls May 22nd
Epic Scrolls May 22nd
Epic Scrolls May 22nd
The Sacred Shrine of the Seemingly Insignificant May 23rd and 24th ( this class is full, with a wait list)
I once made a shrine honoring a singular Chiclet. That’s right a shrine to a piece of gum. Why on earth would I do that? Well that particular piece of gum was purchased during the Day of the Dead in Mexico from a little girl named Maria Lucia. The gum itself was of no consequence but to me it reminds me of the magical evening of parades, costumes, and music that immediately followed this transaction. Shrines have a the strange ability of transforming even the simplest or banal of objects into something sublime and noteworthy. The structure itself is designed to create a sense awe.
Your task is to find an object that is seemingly significant to others but holds great value to you, either actual or metaphorically. From this starting point you will use a combination of painting, collage and assemblage…then viola! The seemingly insignificant will be transformed it into something magical and transcendent.
May 23rd & 24th Michael deMeng
Sacred Shrine May 23rd & 24th
May 28th Easy Water Color with Miriam Hughes 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. 1-4 for this 3 hour session email. Limit 12. (some supplies required)
Dimensional Stencils with Seth Apter...FRI. JUNE 26TH Stencils have never been more popular. They are the perfect supply to use in mixed-media art, altered art, art journaling, and so many other creative domains. They're relatively inexpensive, simple to use, easy to store, and the perfect addition to many different art projects. This full-day workshop will show you how to create textured and dimensional effects using stencils. Following a brief review of non-dimensional stenciling techniques, you will be introduced to a series of products that can be used with stencils to create dimensional effects in your artwork. You will then choose your favorite approaches and supplies and use them to create stunning stenciled art. $125. 10 AM TILL 4PM
Seth Apter "Collage Camp" Sat. June 27th Pack your paint and paper and join me for a day at camp. You will start by creating abstract, painted backgrounds as the base for your collages. Then you will move on to the process of collage, transforming bits and pieces of paper into a cohesive whole. Basic and advanced collage techniques will be reviewed and approaches to collage discussed. A series of creative exercises will take place throughout the day that will guide you as your collage develops. You will have the opportunity to create multiple collages during this workshop and will leave with a virtual toolbox of techniques which can be applied to your ongoing work in collage, painting, art journaling and mixed media. $125. 10-4
SETH APTER - PICTURE WINDOWS SUN. JUNE 28TH Your photographs are the focus of this workshop. You will create a double-sided, 3-foot long, hanging photo display piece that is every bit as artful as the pictures on view. To begin, you will transform large sheets of watercolor paper into beautiful and decorative surfaces using a series of layered painting techniques. You then move on to creating the form for the photo display using folding and die cutting techniques. Next comes your photo op where ordinary photographs are turned extraordinary through a series of hand-altering approaches. Finally, the pieces come together, a hanger is added, and you leave with both a one-of-a-kindmixed media project as well as a slew of techniques to apply to future projects. $125.10-4
Sat. July 25th Kass Hall Australian artist,journaler & author here at Random Arts "It's All in the Details" Workshop How do you take a journaling page from good to “WOW!”? Kass Hall, who teaches art journaling internationally and is a bestselling author, thinks it’s all in the details. Kass will show you how to add those details with doodling, hand drawn fonts, a range of mark making techniques, and some surprising tricks. It’s really all about going beyond where you’d normally stop. Join Kass for an exciting adventure exploring the possibilities! hough this class focuses on helping students enhance and refine their art journaling skills, beginners who want to jump right in and experiment are warmly welcomed. $125. 10 am till 4pm
Sun. July 26th - Kass Hall Australian artist, journaler & author at Random Arts Teaching " Black and White Journal Pages" 10-4 $125
This handmade journal explores the flexibility and exciting nature of using a limited palette in our art journals - black and white (and of course all the shades of grey in between!). Using a variety of media to create unique journals, we will explore how to mix different shades of grey with paint, how to get the most from your stencils, creating your own handwritten font and much more!
It's ALL in the Details - Kass Hall
Black & White Journal Pages - Kass Hall
Grunge Ink Live by Jodi Ohl Are you the intrigued by experimental art? Does letting loose and letting things ‘flow’ excite and scare you at the same time? During this action packed and fun filled class we are going to create a variety of Inked up abstracts on an amazing surface which will allow you to add, subtract, draw, drip and more as you create one of a kind grungy abstract mixed media art pieces. Learn how to create compositions that begged to be touched and leave your viewer wondering ‘how did they do that?’!!!! The creative energy you will bring to class will literally assist in the act of ‘transformation’ each and every piece from one stage to another. Be ready for exhilarating exercises, bring your fearless artistic self, and come prepared for hours of grungy inky fun and creative experimentation! This class is for those who are fearless and love to experiment, or for those that want to be more adventurous in their art. We will be working on Yupo paper and incorporating a variety of acrylic inks, paints, India ink and tons of special effects to garner intriguing and luscious layers in our contemporary abstract works.
Friday, Sept 25th, 2015 $125. 10 am till 4pm This class is for artists who are looking to let loose and play with abstract compositions using contemporary materials Skill level: All skill levels are welcome. The process can be as simple or complex as you desire. Duration: The class will be a one day version which compliments my online class, Grunge Ink. Cost: $125
Sat. Sept. 26th Jodi Ohl " Skinny Mini Cities" - More info to be revealed later.
2015 October "announcement" -Both workshops are now filled with a wait list. Talented artist from UK, Gillian Smith will be here at Random Arts for 2 - 5 day workshops. This is her first and only US teaching venue in 2015. During this week-long workshop you will …
…discover and be inspired by your interests and imaginations
… learn expressive portrait making
… learn ways of placing a figure in a setting to bring narrative and storytelling into your work
… learn to paint with pastels, mixed media and paint
… work on extending your mark making techniques to create exciting atmosphere and variation in your work
… use pastels, collage, image transfers and paint to create expressive pieces with character and emotion
… in the first 3 days work on creating many drawings and sketches from which to create one or more finished pieces of work in the last 2 days of the class
The mornings will be spent learning new techniques and will feature several demonstrations and ways of working. The afternoons will be spent working in your own time to develop your drawing and sketching with the support of Gillian
Gillian Lee Smith October 15
Gillian Lee Smith October 2015
Work by Gillian Lee Smith
Self Portrait, Gillian Lee Smith
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, 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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