This series of one-day "how-to workshops" will give you assemblage basics and help you land your creativity. We will unlock the mysteries of different techniques involved in the art of assemblage. You will acquire skills that will enrich your art experience and can be applied to any medium.
You bring questions...I'll bring answers. . .
1. Gawky Girls-Dolly Makeovers
Sweet baby dolls or Barbies become creepy, spooky things of bad dreams...witches, clowns, your ex... Or fairies and sprites! You will learn simple sculpting techniques on the dolls and painting tricks. Leave with the makings of a wand or an addition to your assemblage arsenal and a plethora of new techniques.
2. Hammered, Wired, Glued and Screwed
Wood to wood, metal to metal, plastic to glass, any substance to anything.
Every assemblage piece presents its own unique engineering challenges. Learn how to hold it all together with adhesives, clay, wire, dowels, hardware or brute force!
3. Tactile Tendencies
Using everything from fingers to forks, window screens to lace, and anything your imagination suggests, you will explore enriching the surfaces of your art with texture. You will also learn paint techniques that maximize the effects of your textures. This process is also applicable to paintings and drawings.
4. Assemblage Alchemy and Slight of Hand
It's not magic, but the results are. Learn the secrets of turning cardboard into rusted metal, plastic into the aged patina of metal, or aged bones, masking tape into leather. Every piece of junk becomes something else.
This fun workshop is truly the difference between gluing found objects together and transforming it into a magical piece of art.
Schedule of Workshops 2017
Wed. 19th-Snippets Fabric Hanging with Darlene Rolls 1-4 $45
Fri.21st Pointless Sketching with Miriam 1-3:30 $45
Tues. 25th - Zen@Ten 10am - Noon (no charge)
Tues.1st Zen@Ten10am - Noon (no charge)
Fri.4th - Seeds & Pods Fabric Collage with Susan Edmonson 10-4 $80.
Wed. 9th - Key Card Book with Darlene Rolls 1-3 $35.
Tues. 22nd - Zen@Ten10am - Noon (no charge)
Thur. 24th - Back to Basics Jewelry workshop 10-12:30 $45 Abbie Doyle (bring tools only)
With limited supplies, a water brush, watercolors, and sketchbook, we will capture the world in shape and color, pushing our brains to let go of preconceived ideas of what things should look like.
Working with form and color, you will give depth and weight to the world of sketching. Pens, pencils, rocks, sticks and even leaves can be used as a drawing implement later in the day, but we will travel out into the world and recreate what we see without lines first!
Join Miriam in further exploring ways to see and recreate the work in a relaxed and enjoyable manner. All or no talent are welcomed. Learn an exciting way to really see the world you live in and the people around you. 1-3:30 $45 Miriam's mission in life is to have everyone sketching and creating world peace in the process.
Seeds & Pods Fabric Collage
This is Susan's newest class and it's going to be a fun journey seeing all of the unique ways that we can make hand stitched seeds & pods inspired from nature. These little treasures can be created for a an embellishment for a prayer flag or a garland, fabric book or a wall quilt. You may even want to brighten and re-awaken a vintage jacket or repurposed tunic. Learn many different stumpwork techniques and fun embroidery stitches some that date back to the 1600's.
Part 1 is Friday, Aug. 4th from 10-4 $80 • Part 2 is Saturday, Oct. 21st from 10-4 $80
Immerse yourself into luscious fibers, ribbons threads & fabrics as you seek out the perfect color for your work of art. It's mesmerizing as well as intoxicating once you start this amazing journey with fabric art. Lots to learn in this full day workshop with Susan.
Gillian Lee Smith
Highly acclaimed mixed media artist from England
Mixed Media Acrylic Painting Workshop
Oct. 9th - 13th
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During this 5-day course, we will be working on creating highly expressive portraits in mixed media and acrylic paints.
Beginning with charcoal portraits to explore shadows and light, mark making and expression we will then move into working with inks, mixed media and acrylic paints.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.
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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. email@example.com
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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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