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Classes

For details or to register contact Denise email me

 

You are what you art and what you art is important


 

 

 

 

 Just Paste Paper

We will be creating designs on 12 X 18 drawing paper with acrylic paint in a paste medium. We will use combs, scrapers, rollers, stamps, and brushes to make surface design. Paste papers are great for many craft and art projects, such as, book making, collage and card making, scrap books, origami, photo display, and much more.

3 hour class  $45.00

 Paste Paper Materials List

Elmer”s Art Paste (Dick Blick Art Supplies) Approx 1/3 cup to 2 quarts of cool tap water. Hand whisk until frothy, let it sit for a while then whisk again. It will be gloopy and ready to use in an hour. Plastic containers like yogurt or salsa… Liquid acrylic paint. Approx 1 or 2 Tablespoon of paint per cup of paste. Stir Well. 2 inch brushes. Credit cards, cut and un-cut for scraping designs, also small rollers, forks and paint and plaster combs. Anything that can create textures. Rubber stamps and stencils. 80# 12 x18 drawing paper .

The Japanese first used rice flour to make a paste and then adding a pigment (or ink, or paint) to the rice flour discovered that the paste worked well for wood block printing and for  decorating papers. The cooked rice flour was used for creating beautiful papers. You can also use cooked corn starch. We use Elmer’s art paste.

Collage and Action Figure ~Drawing from the Dreamtime

We take a look at strengthening our creative intuition and we develop a trust in our creative choices. In this unique class you will create a collage and an articulated paper doll representing what you want to empower and bring into your life at this time.  All you need is a glue stick, scissors, magazines, your imagination, and a willingness to explore the visual language of your heart. I will share practical exercises for opening to your inner creative knowledge. You will gain tools to magnify your creative impulses and to help overcome the avoidance and fear that sometimes arrives when you approach doing something creative. Along with practical tools and dialogue, we will make a story soul collage and a creative art guardian action figure. No experience in the arts is necessary. I will provide all materials needed.
  •  10:00 am to 3:00  $60.00 +$15.00 materials

Just Stamp Carving

 

 

10 to 1:30 $45.00 + $5.00 materials fee

We use a soft cut rubber material for our stamp.  You will transfer an image onto the rubber and carve a 4 X 6 stamp.

Book Making with stamp carving andpaste paper

 

10 to 3:30  $160 +$20 materials fee

You will carve a 4 X 6 rubber stamp and use it to print book covers and make paste papers for a book that you will create and finish in two days.

Monoprinting

View Monoprinting in Process   

I have been monoprinting with litho inks for over twenty five years and this medium still surprises and amazes me with its vast possibilities.  You do not need experience but you do need to be willing to take chances, let go of control, and enjoy the surprises. You will learn techniques in viscosity printing with oil- based inks creating monoprints and monotype prints.

  • One Day 10:00 am to 4:30 pm  $125.00  All materials are included in the price
  • Two Days 10:00 am to 4:30 pm $195.00 + $20.00  materials fee

Monoprinting and Tracing Paper Transfer

Again, you do not need experience but you do need to be willing to take chances, let go of control, and enjoy the surprises. You will learn techniques in viscosity printing with oil- based inks creating monoprints and monotype prints.

Again, tracing paper transfer requires some drawing on tracing paper with Conte pastel pencils or oil pastels. The drawing can be figurative or non figurative. We will be using oil-based inks for this unique process and an etching press. You will need to come to class with an image you are ready to draw or one that you have already drawn. You will need tracing paper and Conte pastel pencils or oil pastels. With the tracing paper drawing you can get two or three prints from your drawing. This is a great process for those who like to draw and love to print.

  • One Day 10:00 am to 4:00 pm $125.00
  • Two Days 10:00 am to 4:00 pm $210.00  All materials are included

 

Printmaking with Paste Paper

Bring your imagination and sense of adventure to this fun class. You will create monoprints using a stamp that you carve from a soft eraser material. No Press is necessary. We will also use rollers, combs, texturing tools to create patterns and design.  We will be using a variety of paper including 100% rag paper and quality acrylic paint.  Your finished papers and prints can be framed and used for many art projects including book arts, collage, cards, and much more

  • One Day 10:00 am to 4:00 pm $80.00   All materials are included

 Tracing Paper Transfer

Tracing paper transfer requires some drawing on tracing paper with Conte pastel pencils or oil pastels. The drawing can be figurative or non figurative. We will be using oil-based inks for this unique process and an etching press. You will need to come to class with a drawing on tracing paper that you have already drawn. You will need tracing paper and Conte pastel pencils or oil pastels. With the tracing paper drawing you can get two or three prints from your drawing. This is a great process for those who like to draw and love to print.

  • One Day 10:00 am to 1:00 pm $50.00  All materials are included

Studio Party Art Exploration and Fun with Friends

  • Great for Birthday Celebrations and for friends who want to do a one or two day retreat doing art with me.
  • For 1, 2, 3, 4, or a maximum of  5 people. This is a great gift idea.
  • One Day $60.00 per person   ~   materials fee depending on the process
  • Two Days $100.00 per person  ~   materials fee depending on the process
  • 10:00 am to 3:00 pm with an hour for lunch
  • Your choice of printmaking, book making, paste paper, stamp carving, collage, action figure, or a combination of these

Contact me to schedule a date and art process of your choice. ~ Denise