2014 workshops ***Scroll down to see project photos*** SEPTEMBER 2nd - Zen Doodle with us from 10 till noon. No Charge No registration 6th & 7th - Fun with Alcohol Inks - Cathy Taylor $170 for 2 day workshop 16th - Zen Doodle with us from 10am till noon. No Charge, No registration 20th - Abstract Painting with Wan Marsh 10-4 $125. (Filled) 21st. - Abstract Figures with Wan Marsh 10-4 $125 (a few spaces remain)
October- Sat. 11th & Sun. 12th - Kim Beller "Collage Play Journal Pages" $180. for 2 days Fri. 24th 10-12 noon - Catherine Langsdorf "Pencil Shading ZenDoodle" $25. Our session will focus on adding dimension and form to our tangle projects. There will be several elementary shading exercises. We will look at how minimal graphite can add a dynamic effect to our art. Several basic concepts will be explored to enhance your knowledge and give impact to your art. Paper and worksheets will be provided.
NOVEMBER Sat. 8th & Sun. 9th- Kate Thompson "Plastered Fabric Book" (Filled) Fri. 14th - Watercolor Made Simple in 3 hours - Local artist Miriam Hughes
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Saturday, Sept. 20th Wan Marsh - Abstract Painting If you have ever wanted to learn how to paint freestyle abstract paintings this workshop is for you! This class is designed to help you let go, loosen up, and put the fun back into painting while finding your own voice. We will incorporate all kinds of elements to create powerful work. Each artist will work at their pace. Emphasis is on color and composition using simple techniques and tools that Wan has developed for her own work after years of experimentation. Be prepared to paint freer and lighter, but be warned, this is not your normal abstract painting class! This class is for all levels. $125. 10-4
Abstract Painting Sept 20th 2014
Sunday, Sept 21st Wan Marsh - Abstract Figure Painting So you want to learn to paint figures! Come and let Wan Marsh guide you with humor and ease. You will take your abstract paintings and turn them into abstract figure paintings with just a few innovative steps Wan has developed. This workshop is for folks who have had some experience with abstract painting or have had any one of Wan’s other classes. This workshop is fast paced, full of fun and all that is needed is an open mind and willingness to “let GO”. Get ready to take your art to the next level! $125. 10-4
Abstract Figures Sept 21st, 2014
Kim Belleris a mixed-media artist and metalsmith , inspired by the sea and all of nature. A Wilmington, North Carolina native, she has had a passion for art in it’s many forms since she can remember. Growing up, her artistic mother and adventure-loving dad filled her days with inspiration at an early age. Her passion is to create expressive pieces with recycled metals, found objects, heartfelt quotes and poetry, photography and bits of nature in her work. Kim has kept art journals for many years, incorporating art and everyday life on her pages. She enjoys teaching the process and years of learned techniques to students of all ages. Living near the coast with her husband, two daughters and their many pets, Kim enjoys spending time with family by the sea and exploring the outdoors. To see more of Kim's work go to https://www.etsy.com/shop/kimbellerdesigns
Sat. and Sun. Oct 11th and 12th. “Collage Play” handmade art journal with explosion journal pages
In this workshop I will show you step by step how to make a 7 ½ x 11 inch Coptic bound art journal, using fabriano hot press watercolor paper. We will cover the journal with some of my favorite collage and mixed-media techniques, using my stash of collected stencils, mark-makers and found objects. Inside the journal, we will create beautiful explosion pages, using assortments of papers, fabrics, ephemera , mica, ribbon and other goodies. You will leave with your handmade art journal filled with fun, interesting, dimensional and tactile pages…..and lots of inspiration to continue the process when you return to your own studio! $180.for 2 days
Collage Play with Kim Wood Beller
Pencil Shading with Catherine Langsdorf
Our session will focus on adding dimension and form to our tangle projects. There will be several elementary shading exercises. We will look at how minimal graphite can add a dynamic effect to our art. Several basic concepts will be explored to enhance your knowledge and give impact to your art. Paper and worksheets will be provided. Please have . . . Supply List: Pencils – 2H, HB & 2B Sakura Microns – 01 & 03 Eraser – such as an artist eraser by Factis, a kneaded rubber, Magic Rub or a pencil stick eraser. 2 Blender Tools – such as a blender stump, a tortillion, an eye shadow sponge applicator or your pinky. White Charcoal Pencil Uni-ball Signo, white gel pen Ruler (optional – clear with graph)
FABRIC & PLASTER BOOK with Kate Thompson Nov 8th & 9th In this class I will be teaching you how to make a fabric 4 signature book (6" x 8") with a wood based front and back cover. I will instruct how to make coptic loop binding technique to attach the front and back cover and all of the signatures. I demonstrate how to make gesso and plaster covered fabric for the pages and how to make lace, fabric, plaster borders to trim your pages. After the book is constructed we will be working on our pages using mixed media painting and collaging techniques . We will work on our cover using collage, image transfers, drawing, painting with watercolors, gesso, alcohol inks and pastels. We will paint portraits, partial figures and flowers. We will also start working on our pages with paint, stamps, applying plaster with stencils to create beautiful textures. Prepping your pages before class is recommended. I will give you instructions in a video prior to the class as well as a pdf of the book binding technique..
Page from Fabric & Plaster Book
Fabric Plaster Books Nov 8 & 9
Fabric Plaster Books Nov 8 & 9
2015 October "announcement" - Talented artist from Scotland, Gillian Cox, will be here at Random Arts for 2 - 5 day workshops. This is her first and only US teaaching venue in 2015. Although this class appears to already be full, we will happily add your name to the wait listby emailing me.
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 & 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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