Whidbey Island WA is so lovely in the fall and The Pacific Northwest School is an amazing space to hold a workshop. Big tables, large workspace lots of light - what more could we ask for!
Here's the class description:
OCTOBER 7-9th 2011 - 3 DAY COLLAGE CLASS ON WHIDBEY ISLAND WA
The three-day workshop format is a "Collage Discovery Intensive" inspired Claudine's two books, Collage Discovery Workshop and Collage Discovery Workshop Beyond the Unexpected
We'll start the weekend with a focus on color mixing and expanding our color palettes. We'll move onto to a concentration on composition and design principles. Then we'll learn a combination of painterly collage techniques, which will enhance the surfaces of your collage artworks. We'll play with image transfer methods and other experimental methods of working.
Our work together will be paced to allowfor personal artistic discovery as well as studio time for working on our collage artworks. The atmosphere will be one of support and encouragement. The most important ingredients you can bring to this workshop, is an open mind and a willingness to share and explore.
Workshop is available to artists of all skill levels - beginning to advanced.
FOR MORE INFO OR TO REGISTER:
visit the web site: http://tinyurl.com/3o4wum6
or call Pacific Northwest Art School at 1-866-678-3396.
limited space available! don't wait to sign up!
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING:
"What I learned in Claudine's workshop was priceless......The workshop has sent me in a true direction for once in regards to my own art and how I create it. It was my first true workshop of this nature and I had a BLAST!" - Jo Ankney
"I used to think of collage as glueing down images in a pleasing composition. Claudine's Collage Discovery Workshop class changed all that. What great techniques!! Backgrounds, transfers, beeswax, WOW! That was the BEST class! .......The Adventures in Color was incredible for me too. I learned to mix paints and create a whole new source of inspiration to work from. Not that I've never mixed paints but I never went through the process the way you taught us. I didn't know to use black to shade down the color and white to tint up. That lesson alone will probably save me lots of $$ by not having to buy so many different colors of paint! Thank you for your generosity and making learning FUN. You were a pleasure to be around. You are an excellent teacher and I will be forever grateful to you for the direction my art has taken." - Sandy Friel
Have questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We're going to be making this super cute canvas artwork using the Claudine Hellmuth Studio line of paints, mediums, stamps and sticky back canvas. Class is only $24! WOW!! And the best part is there is no supply list! Just show up with scissors and you are ready to go!
AND it gets better ---- Now only will you be creating a super cute project but you'll be sent home with a GOODY BAG of RANGER PRODUCTS. you don't want to miss this!
Join Claudine Hellmuth (one of Ranger's signature designers and one of the industry's top mixed-media artists) as she takes you into her whimsical world of artistic design and colorful creations! You'll create a beautiful 6" x 6" canvas while learning a variety of exciting techniques. Learn how to stamp a two-tone image using Claudine Hellmuth stamps and paints, along with much more. Don't miss this chance to explore your inner artist (everyone has one!)!
HOW TO REGISTER:
Click here for more information on class times and to register.
Hope to see you there!
This chair is like the one that came with my very first dining set that I got from Service Merchandise (remember Service Merchandise!). It was a five piece set with four chairs and a table. The chairs were white with wooden seats and matched the table. This set is now in my parent's kitchen and still going strong after almost 13 years!
A friend of the family gave me her wingback chairs when I got my first apartment. From then on we always called these chairs "mary chairs"! Thanks Mary for the great chairs! They provided us many years of enjoyment!
In this video I'll show you how you can use new Claudine Hellmuth Studio Black Gesso as a chalkboard paint and a quick technique on antiquing foil tape! If you are reading this blog post from a feed, click here to watch the video.
Here's a little preview of the project I created for the issue and you'll find complete directions in the magazine.
I created this little Christmas collage using my Creative Layers foam and clear stamps (the house ones are my favorite!), as well as Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints by ranger. Click here to find everything you need (affiliate link).
Remember when everyone would have these at their weddings? Do people even do that anymore? Probably not. We had them at our wedding on every table for the guests to use. It took me 7 years to get around to developing them! The film was still good and it was a fun way to celebrate our 7th anniversary.
Thanks to everyone for your sweet comments about my daily drawings. At the end of next week I'll have been point daily drawings for 4 weeks!
In college I had a Pentax camera. It became my all purpose camera for taking slides of artwork, got me through photography 101 and many years after. I miss that camera!
The first day of photography class we were told that we needed to go and buy a Pentax. I was new to DC and had no idea where to go and get one, and no car to get there. A nice woman in my class offered to drive me to a certain camera supply store that sold second hand cameras. We chatted on the way there in her car, bought our cameras and supplies then I took the metro home.
I remember in class she had lots of wonderful photos of her very handsome husband and beautiful children ... well turns out the woman who was in my class was Kerry Kennedy!
Don't have an Archiver's near you? Here's a video they created using my stamps!
And if you are going to be in MN in Sept 16-18th. Don't miss ScrapFest! I'll be teaching three classes there, no supply list! Just bring yourself and we'll make this super cute canvas! Here's a link more information and to register!
Thanks to everyone for your sweet comments about my daily drawings. I am enjoying this project!
Desperately Seeking Susan. There's a scene where Madonna is painting her phone with nail polish. It made a real impression on my 9-year-old-self so I copied her and I painted my princess phone with nail polish too!
When I bought the ipad I never imagined it would become my new favorite drawing tool. I thought I would use it for social networking, or web surfing but instead it has quickly become one of my most useful new tools in the studio.
The drawing program I use is the Adobe Ideas app. Which is not only a great drawing program it also turns your drawings into vector art so you can open them in Illustrator (thanks Kathy Weller for telling me about this app!) This is such a thrill for me because I am hopeless at Illustrator --- just say the words "bezier curves" to me and I get an instant migraine. Now I don't have to worry, I can draw directly on the ipad and import into Illustrator. Problem solved!
For my stylus I am using the Wacom Bamboo for ipad. Which has a nice smushy feel when you draw.
So here's how I start.
First I open up a photo of an image I want to draw. and I push it to the top of the screen so I can use it as reference. I am a messy sketcher. I have to "feel" out the line. So first I start in blue and I make a real mess while I try to figure out the shape of what I am drawing. You can see my phone is a little short and fatter than the photo. But that doesn't bother me, I adjust that later.
Then I start a new layer and I begin to refine my messy sketch with a nice black line. I reduce the opacity of the sketch layer so I can see what I am doing. I love the look of contour line drawing but I struggle to do a nice contour drawing from scratch (I am practicing though!). This way the sketch gives me a base to refine my contour drawing.
When I get it just how I want it and add in all the little details, then I delete the sketch layer. You can see here I made the neck and base of the phone a little skinner to look more like the original.
And here's the finished drawing! My phone is a little shorter and fatter than the reference photo, but I like to think that a little quirky-ness is what gives any drawing personality!
Now what should I draw for next week? I'm enjoying sticking to a theme and drawing variations of the same object. Thanks for all your encouragement this week!
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