Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Some of My Workshops for 2011

Hello Folks! Just in case you want to make a New Year's resolution to learn new mediums and techniques, I thought I would post a couple of my workshops I'll be offereing at Jerry's Artarama in Raleigh in January and February. It seems I know a little about alot of things when it comes to artwork, so that's why I came up with these shorter workshops. They not only fit into a three hour time slot, but they also fit into your budget just a bit easier than a full day class.
So, here we go:

Thursday, January 6th from 10:30 - 1:30 Introduction to Encaustic
I highly recommend this class. If you love the smell of wax like I do, (it reminds me of when I was a kid opening my tin of crayons...) and want to experiment with this wonderful medium, then check this class out! I am supplying most of the materials, so come and join the fun. I think you'll fall in love with encaustic just as I have.

Thursday, January 20th from 10:30 - 1:30 Linoleum Carving and Printing
As a printmaking major, I absolutely love the different ways you can print the exact same image. The ways you can present something are just countless and you can reinvent your work as you go. Please join me for a fun morning of discovering the easy way to carve and print linoleum. This is just another way to preserve all those images you have in your head or in your art journal and make a true piece of art!

Thursday, February 3rd from 4:30p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Painting on Black Fabric with Lumiere Paints
This class is for artists, quilters or crafters. We will experiment with one of my favorite things to mess around with...paint and fabric! I love to paint on fabric and the Lumiere paints work just perfectly on dark cotton fabric that you can sew into something else, or you can also paint or print on a black tee-shirt. This class is perfect for the experimental artist.

Thursday, February 24th from 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Basic Tie Dyeing
Somehow, I missed the 60's fad of tie dying, but I've always loved the look of hand dyed anything and more specifically tie dye. I recently tie dyed 30 shirts for a family get together, so just as a warning, this is very addicting! We will learn all the ins and outs of different ways to fold and tie your t-shirts, then dye them with the wonderful Jacquard colors.

If you have any questions about any of these workshops, please let me know!
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. You are forcing me to contemplate calling in sick on Jan.6th - any possibility of an evening class???

  2. Maybe we should just set a time that works for you and have the workshop in my studio! That is a possibility you know...

  3. I am going to see what I can do to get time for the Encaustic Class. That is something that I've wanted to explore for a long time! Thanks for offering it! I hope I can be there.

  4. Michelle:
    You should try it! It really is alot of fun and very experimental and addicting! I'll show you the easy way to do it with minimal supplies and lots of fun...