Fractured Angelics with Kate Thompson -June 29th & 30th
(Come see Kate's project in person) Join Kate for this uniquely creative workshop that's new and innovative as well as cutting edge. You will be creating a completed, mixed media piece of art using plaster, fabric, paper, collage and more. Learning to distress your work is key along with watercolor and alcohol ink application on the dried plaster. Applying an image transfer, or drawing directly onto the new substrate ( whichever you are more comfortable with) will add the magical detail and make it all come alive with watercolors and gesso to create a fresco like piece of art. $180. for a 2 day workshop. THIS WORKSHOP IS FILLED - WAIT LIST ONLY
July 20th & 21st $235.
Mary Beth Shaw - Nationally known author, mixed media instructor and business woman. July 20th & 21st. $250. for a 2 day class. Feast on Mixed Media; Explore Nature with Stencils & Thermofax
(Mary Beth has 3 of her sample projects here at Random ARts)
I have often joked that I work in Mixed Media because I can't pick from among all the wonderful supplies! In this class we will explore tons of new techniques as well as re-visiting old ideas. Working on rigid substrates gives us options to build up and off the substrate, moving into that 3rd dimension. We will be working in series to create multiple pieces that can function together as a small body of work. Immerse yourself in two days of push-it-to-the-limit mixed media. Imagine you are with me at my home studio. This is the real process. Prepare to nimbly navigate from one technique to another - imagine Yupo paper, metal, fabric, wood, and clay; mix with techniques like painting, rusting and burning. During Day 1 we will create a collection of fragments - slivers and snippets that are remniscent of nature. We will also prepare our substrates with an interesting layered background working wet on wet creating transparent intrigue. On "day two" we ramp it up and incorporate these morsels into a mixed media painting extraordinaire with stencils and Thermofax screens to integrate our 2D and 3D components. We will paint and glue and layer, repeating often as our painting manifests - who knew that total mix-up could be so good? This class is suitable for any level of painter and beginners are welcome.
Misty Mawn -Sept 7th & 8th (THIS WORKSHOP IS FILLED WITH WAIT LIST ONLY)
Drawn to Paint with Misty Mawn One of the fundamentals of painting is being able to draw. The art of being able to draw and then turn that drawing into a painting is somewhat of a triumphant, if not magical feeling. Watching the changes and transformations as the drawing turns into a painting, and as that painting comes to life is one of my favorite parts about creating mixed media art. We will spend a quarter of this workshop working on charcoal drawings, the remainder of the time will be spent working out ideas for a painting, perhaps adding a bit of collage, ink, ephemera, and finally once we have it all laid out we will add paint to our ideas. We will be working on a rather large surface, 18" x 24" or larger. You will leave with a finished work of art. This 2 day workshop is open to all levels. $300.
Sat. Oct 19th - Pam Carriker Face Facts Art Journaling
Think you don t have time to start or keep an Art Journal? I'll show you how you can in this technique packed workshop where we'll create and complete a journal from start to finish! Beginning with that often-intimidating blank white page, we will create the backgrounds for the entire journal using fun and easy mixed media techniques. Using the 10-minute journal making technique from my book, Art at the Speed of Life, we’ll bind the backgrounds into a ready to go Art Journal. From there the journal pages will morph into unique pages that will follow a portrait theme. I’ll show you how to use my new Face Map Stencils from Stencil Girl as we learn the ‘rules’ of drawing and painting faces. You’ll leave this workshop with newfound confidence in drawing and shading front, side and ¾ view portraits and have a journal full of useful techniques, tips and information to refer back to. No experience in drawing faces is needed in this fully supported workshop!
All Skill Levels $135.
Face Facts Journaling Sat. Oct 19
Face Facts Journaling Oct 19 & 20
Sun. Oct. 20th with Pam Carriker The Real hUe-Portrait Portfolio
Painting portraits can be a challenge, especially when it comes to mixing colors for shading and highlighting the facial features. In this fun workshop we will work with one color, mixing shades and tints of that color to create fabulous self-portraits that depict a fanciful you, full of fun and color! Any color will work as we learn about shade, hue and tint, how to mix them and practice painting techniques that will work for most any type of mixed media work. Using a quick 7 x 11 folded watercolor paper journal/portfolio we’ll make in class, we will begin with a lesson on drawing/sketching a face and then build off that sketch to create unique portraits using acrylics and some water-soluble media. Unsure of your portrait skill, that’s OK, I’ll provide full support and be bringing my new Face Map Stencils for you to use if you want to. Don’t let a fear of faces keep you from discovering the Real hUe! All Skill levels $135.
Sun. Oct. 20th Pam Carriker $135.
Sun. Oct. 20th Pam Carriker $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 for checks: Random Arts PO Box 3 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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