"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful that the risk it took to blossom."
I used to teach art classes and stopped when my local scrapbook store closed. I've missed teaching, but never really found a good, easy venue to continue. Until now. My friend and art teacher, Connie Andrews, has taken the risk of renting a studio space for various people to gather and create art. I'm taking the risk with her because it is just too painful not to. So, with a great deal of happiness (and a little trepidation), here are the classes I plan to offer for the next few months:
Art Journaling 1A: Art Diary
Sunday mornings, June 13, 20 and 27. 9:30-11:30 am, with additional studio time available until 1:00 pm at no charge. This three week class will give you the tools you need to get started creating an art journal as an art diary and to continue your journaling after class ends. Cost for the three week class: $75 (plus a $25 material fee, which covers a fifty page artist book filled with handmade paper, a daily journal, and pens appropriate for art journaling). Please bring gesso, scissors, a wet adhesive (glue, gel medium, etc.) and an assortment of and . If you like, you can also bring an assortment of images and a heat tool. Due to the materials provided, the class is limited to six participants. If you cannot attend any of the sessions, instructions will be available online and we may be able to schedule a make-up session.
Creating Cards with Ephemera
Saturday, July 24 - 9:30-12:00. Come and learn how to use collage images, text and other ephemera to create visually balanced and aesthetically pleasing cards. We will cover four designs/techniques, and the class fee includes materials to complete eight cards. In addition, the class fee includes a wooden cigar box in which to package your cards, making them the perfect gift. Please bring scissors, a paper trimmer, and your favorite adhesive. Although I will have plenty of ephemera and rubber stamps, you are free to bring your own rubber stamps and ephemera. $30.00
Art Journaling 2A: Themed Art Journal Plaster Gratitude Journal
Saturday, Aug. 14 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Learn how to incorporate a variety of collage and journaling techniques to create a cohesive, themed art journal. You will also be introduced to working on plaster wrap, one of my favorite materials. Please bring gesso, scissors, a wet adhesive (glue, gel medium, etc.) and an assortment of and . A pre-work handout will be emailed to those who sign-up.
Art Journaling 1B: Art Journal as Creative Play
Sundays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26, 9:30 - 11:30 am with additional studio time available until 1:00 pm at no charge. This class will give you the artistic tools and confidence you need to start art journaling regularly as a way to engage in creative play and/or create a sketchbook. Cost for the three week class: $75 (plus a $10 material fee, which covers a spiral bound journal and pens appropriate for the course). If you cannot attend any of the sessions, instructions will be available online and we may be able to schedule a make-up session.
The studio is located at 103-1 , Princeton-by-the-Sea. It is in the same building as Elegant Cheesecakes and just down the street from the Maverick's Surf Shop. Jeff Clark (of Maverick's) has very considerately put up lots of signs directing folks to his shop, so you can just follow those and then keep going for another block.
If you would like to sign up for a class, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a comment below with your email address, and I will contact you to confirm everything.
Thank you all for helping my art dream to blossom!