Gelli Side Up!
***Warning: You're about to get hooked, whether you're a mixed media artist, a quilter, a fabric artist or just love to play with colour.
The Gelli plate is a durable surface for mono-printing paper, fabric, canvas and body parts, if need be! In this three hour playshop, we'll use both fabric and paper so you can try both. Paint, paper, texturing implements and the use of a plate, along with half a dozen fabric swatches are provided; you can bring your own 9 x 11 fabric swatches if you’d like to print more than the six supplied.
Previous participants say this about the workshop: 'much more than I could have expected, and I'm hooked', and 'far exceeded anything that I could imagine'.
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Creative Display and Design
This three hour workshop outlines the do’s and don’ts of displaying your valuable wares in a marketplace setting. Learn basic display principles, design standards, common display errors and even a bit of boothmanship in a cooperative workshop structure.
Learn to craft your own garden in this three-hour play shop. Cutting, folding and embellishments create a huge range of flowers to adorn your gifts or artwork.
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Cost: $45 per person, supplies & instructions included
Maximum 4 participants
Register: by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Gelli It Up!
The Gelli plate is a durable surface for mono-printing paper, fabric, canvas and body parts, if need be! In this playshop, we'll use it with paper and mat board, but all techniques are transferable. Useful for collage, backgrounds, fabric swatches and much, much more, you'll have more fun than a dozen rats in a food maze.
Using fingers, paint brushes, brayers, texturing tools and our infinite imagination, we'll layer colour after colour to achieve some outstanding results. Best of all, you'll take your own Gelli plate home so you can keep it up.***
Into the Mandala
This one-day workshop is an introduction to the world of mandala creation.
The word 'mandala' means sacred circle in Sanskrit, and the creation of mandalas is a way to access the inner spirit. All cultures include the form in some manner, and the very nature of life is mandalic.
You can access your own personal nature and learn how to create mandalas (no drawing experience necessary) in this class, working from a geometric pattern, and through to freehand intuitive pieces.
Mixed Media Mayhem
Previous participants have said this about the course -
'Feeling creative but stuck in a rut? Take the Mixed Media Workshop with Win Dinn! Win is one of those creative people who brings out the artist in all of us and you learn so much from Win! Even if you have never picked up a tube of paint or drawn a stick person you can create a beautiful piece of art. The only limit in this course is your imagination! My daughter and I took it last year and what a blast! Paint, tissue paper, seeds, beads, glitter and more paint, mixed and layered until you had a vibrant, interesting piece of artwork. Kerry Hart', 'absolutely fantastic! I've learned so much', and 'I don't want it to be over' and 'such an exciting and inspiring class...left my head spinning and opened up a new world of creativity for me', and 'Just great! I feel inspired, am leaving with motivation to carry on and trust myself' and ...'have learned to look at things in a totally different light'. 'Thanks from one with very limited (ie none) artistic skills.'
Mixed Media II Workshop - More Playtime for Adults
For some frenzied mixed media activity, check out the twelve hours of chaos, up to twenty techniques, flying paint and found objects, with the possibility of a finished piece of art - what could be more entertaining?
No drawing or painting experience required, no prerequisites, no fear involved. Just come and play with some friends in the paintbox!
"Loved the positivity."
"Loved everything. I would like to do this every day if I could."
"Too much fun! Loved the course! Come back SOON."
Painted Papers 101
Need some drop-dead gorgeous paper? In this 1-3 hour workshop you'll learn how to transform neutral mulberry paper into a melange of mouth-watering tones that take your breath away. The best part is the ease and fun of creation. Cost is $45 per person, with all supplies and instruction included to create at least 4 sheets of paper.
Paper can be framed, used in artwork, or wrapped around a treasure for someone special. Or, follow up with Painted Papers 102 and learn more uses.
Previous participants have said this about the class: 'It was lovely, mucky fun!!' and 'please don't advertise too much...too many people would want to join us! I'd prefer to keep all the fun to ourselves! I LOVE it!', and 'Fantastic! So much fun.'
This 'art party' workshop can be organized 'on demand' for 3 or 4 people in Creston, BC.
Painted Papers 102
You've made some fabulous painted papers, and want to know how to use them? This 2 day workshop will give you at least 10 ideas and time to create them.
Previous participants have this to say about the class:
'I would recommend this to everyone, and would love to take the next level', and 'so much fun!'
A Strong Finish!
Bring your starts, ideas and passion for mixed media to this workshop. We'll work from the bottom up to finish those pieces that are in 'art limbo'. Beginning with the background, we'll determine what will make a rich and interesting middle ground to show off your foreground to perfection.
Four two-hour classes (10 am to noon) each Thursday morning will give you the chance to work in my Creston studio setting, pick each other's brains, and maybe even steal from the instructor's stash to bring those paintings to completion. Your supplies include your own acrylic paints/brushes/spray bottle of water/gloss medium/water container/palette knife and any background starts you choose. Let's get down and get at it.