Registration is now open for the following workshops unless marked "filled"
September 1st ZenDoodle with us 10-noon No Fee Fri. 4th - Miriam Hughes - Pet Lovers Sketch & Watercolor 1-3:30 $40 Learn how to capture your pet in this fast, easy and fun workshop. Sat. 5th - Gelli Plate printing - 1-3:30 $30 10th Gouache Resist - 10-12:30 $25. 12th The Magic of Image Transfers 1-3:30 $30 15th Zen Doodle with us 10-noon No Fee 17th - Torn Bird Collage 10-noon $30 19th Open Studio Play Day 11-4 NO Fee Fri. Sept. 25th - Jodi Ohl GRUNGE INK (10-4) Sat. Sept. 26th - Jodi Ohl SKINNY MINI CITIES (10-4) Sun. Sept. 27th - Jodi Ohl- Bright Blossoms Acrylic Painting (10-4)
UK Artist Gillian Lee Smith Oct. 15th-19th (Mixed Media Painting) $750. 5 day (Filled) Fri. Oct.23rd.Miriam Hughes "Red & Yellow do NOT make Green" Learn simple color mixing (Watercolors) 10-12 and 1-4 Bring a box lunch or snack $60.
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 <email@example.com
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Fri. Sept. 4th Watercolor your pet! In this 3 hour class, Miriam will work her magic as an instructor and pet lover, as you learn how to create a likeness of your favorite pet. It's TRUE. I have seen it happen before. Join us for a funfilled class. Only $40
Sat. Sept. 5th Gelli Plate Printing It's Fast, Easy and Fun and all you need to do is show up. We'll supply everything and show you how to create colorful prints that you can include in your art work, cards, backgrounds and more. It gets messy so bring along some gloves. We have the aprons too. Only $30.
4 samples of Gouache Resist art
Thurs. September 10th Gouache Resist (G'Wash) This unique technique is a 6 step process that require little skills to create block print effects. You will create at least 2 maybe 3 in this small workshop of 6 students. Bring NO supplies and we'll supply everything you need including already completed samples to inspire you. 10 am till 12:30 Only $25.
Sat. 12th - Image Transfers... The true & easy way! Image transfers can be easy and we'll show you how to create an almost perfect likeness of your photos in severa different ways. You will be happily surprised at how simple it is! 1-3:30 $30
Thursday, 17th Torn Bird Collage Transform a mundane business magazine into a colorful bird using your kindergarden skills and your adult imagination. It's a zenful experience with added creativity. 10-Noon $30
Friday, Sept. 25th Jodi Ohl
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 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" Find your inner child during this action packed, fun-filled class featuring quirky compositions of mini villages, flowers and more. Collage, paint, draw and print and learn more about veiling, glazing, shading, highlighting and other mixed media, acrylic painting techiniques. $125.
Skinny Mini Cities, Sept 26th
Look Oh Look! at Jodi's work
Sunday, Sept 27th- Wild Flowerswith Jodi Ohl If we are lucky she might assist us in adding a funky bird, or 2. Tons of color, layers of collage, paint and mark making during this one day, action packed, mixed media painting class.
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. 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, 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.
(Best way to reach us in a timely manner is by email)