Guess What???

I’m teaching at Art and Soul Workshops!!

Portland Oregon in March 2022!! Hope you can JOIN ME!!

Art by Angela Evans and Linda Simpson

Snippets and Stitches… Wed. And Thursday March 16/17 9:00- 4:30

For details and to register… Go to…
https://www.artandsoulretreat.com/retreat-pdx22-57…

We will explore a variety of watercolor techniques to create a selection of lovely collage materials focusing on nature based icons and patterns. Then, we will assemble collage pieces using these materials and finish the piece with 3-D embellishments and hand stitching.

Available Materials Fee $50 paid at beginning of class includes:

  • Winsor and Newton Cottman Watercolor set
  • Winsor and Newton Colorless Masking fluid
  • Canson Watercolor paper 11” x 15”
  • Brush set of 12 brushes

Supplies Needed to bring for Class:

Supplies above if you do not purchase the kit AND:

  • Any ephemera they like(books or magazines, postcards, etc…
  • Any small 3-D elements they wish to include in their pieces.

Instructor will also provide:

  • Straws
  • Oil
  • Alcohol
  • Colored pencils
  • Embroidery floss and needles
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Xacto and blades
  • Cutting boards
  • Masking tape

Artful Junk Birds… Friday March 18th 9:00-4:30

For details and to register… Go to…
https://www.artandsoulretreat.com/retreat-pdx22-57…

Each student will take their stash of fabrics, vintage finds and every day materials and upcycle them into a one of a kind assemblage bird.

Materials Fee $20 paid at beginning of class includes:

For making the basic bird…​

  • Original Sculpey Clay
  • Galvanized tin flashing
  • Two nails for legs
  • Two brads for eyes
  • E-6000 glue.​​

Supplies Needed  to bring for Class:​​

These choices for embellishing the bird listed below will give each bird a look authentic to each creator​

Options for the base tail feathers:
  • ​popsicle sticks
  • toothpicks
  • old ruler
  • old paintbrushes
  • wooden clothes pin
  • wooden skewers (the Dollar Store is a good place to shop!)​
Options for the bird bases:​​
  • decorative tins
  • cigar boxes
  • ceramic rice bowls
  • tea cups
  • old spools
  • drift wood
  • nests
  • wooden bird houses
  • ceramic or resin balls​​
Options for embellishments:​​
  • ribbons
  • cording or fibers
  • vintage ephemera from books,etc…
  • old jewelry
  • fabrics
  • embroidery
  • embroidery thread
  • buttons
  • silk or paper flowers
  • rhinestones
  • dried flowers
  • paper clips
  • toothpicks
  • craft paints… colors of your choice​​

Additional materials that instructor will provide:​​

  • Liquitex Matte Gel medium
  • sponge brushes
  • For ease of holding the bird:
  • Irwin Quick Grip clamps ( small or med. size)
  • paint brushes
  • craft glue(an option for gluing fabric and fibers) Plastic gloves
  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors​​

Additional retreats next year include:​​

Artful Junk Assemblages May 9-12 Milton, Ky
Watercolor Collage Sept. 5-8 Verteillac, France
Mixed Media Collage October 17-20 Milton, Ky
Details on these coming soon!!​

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