Celebrate your memories of family or favorite long time friends with a vintage photograph transferred to a very special fabric & fiber 5"x7" mini collage. Add special ribbons, antique buttons or fabric snippets from a favorite childhood dress to reflect on special memories or an event. Once completed this unique, one of a kind piece can be hung with a ribbon, and would make a great gift for special friend or family member. We will be using many different fabrics, such as hand dyed fabrics, felted wool, cheesecloth & more... so many juicy colors & textures. Yummmm!
This small collage quilt or series of quilts will incorporate photo transferred images, hand embroidery, interesting fabrics, and texture using 3-D flowers which we will create using hand sewn techniques. Susan will guide you through each step of this process with gentle nudging and lots of encouragement with hand sewing techniques... No machine. 10-4 $80.
Sat. April 1st 10-4
Sat. April 1st with artist Bobbie Polizzi
You will be learning how to "alter" ancestoral photos & faux tin created with corrugated cardboard and rusty alchemy. We will learn how to alter old photos with acrylic paints and bits of collage as well as create a visual story that can be hung on the wall. $90. for a full day workshop.10am till 4pm
Let's get back to basics and get that paper moving and those embellishments going! It's been too long since we have really
played with creating actual cards. Using vintage images & papers,
collage techniques, punches and yes... a bit of glitter you will
create a set of 6 cards in this 3 hour workshop.
1 - 4 pm $45.
Intuitive Abstract - April 22nd
Intuitive Abstract Painting & Collage
With artist Wan Marsh
Sat. April 22nd. 10-4
In this class of creative play, we will explore many aspects of overcoming the fear of facing the blank canvas and beginning an abstract collage. We will learn composition and color choices for successful paintings. These tools may be used over and over in all types of mediums. The paintings will be done in stages and started in black and white. Color will be introduced in glazes and color washes. This is how we will achieve depth. We will be experimenting with paint and also learn techniques that will encourage creative energy flow. Wan will be sharing all her secrets! You will complete at least one mixed media collage to take away and enjoy! $125. Materials required.
Easy Abstract Figures
Abstract Figure Painting and Collage with Wan Marsh
Sun. April 23rd 10-4
Are you too intimidated to attempt to paint the human form? Don’t know where to start? Well this class is for you!Wan will show you in simple steps how to break down the figure into basic shapes. You will be amazed at how easily you will learn to see the figure through new awareness. Our focus will be form, proportion, color and light, and in true Wan fashion having fun throughout the process! This class is for all levels. $125
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!
Oct 9-13th 2017 with Gillian Lee Smith
During this 5-day course, we will be working on creating highly expressive portraits in oil 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
Ruby Thursday Event
Begins again in March 2017
What is it?
Ruby Thursday is a 2 hour creative session
to inspire you to let go, unwind & learn collage, stamp carving, photo transfers of all kinds, gelli plate printing, strip cards, one stamp challenges & more...
"Certain"Thursday afternoons from 1:00 till 3:00 pm
At Random Arts in Saluda
Jane teaches this event & assists each one of you
Because it sounds like fun and we CAN!
What do I bring?
$20 bucks to cover supplies & instruction
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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
Check out www.saluda.com for more info
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)