Thursday, February 25, 2010

stainglass in the Valley Friday (tomorrow)

This is the beginning of the stainglass project next an acetate layer. I am teaching this in the valley tomrrow at 4:30 $20 everything is provided.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Mixed media class coming very limited space

Hey all,
March 6&7 I am teaching a mixed media class combining fabric,paint, and distressing techniques. I will be showing the methods I use to create many of the mini potrait pieces like the header of this blog. We will focus on dry media addition to painted works and fabric collage on paper and other surfaces. If you are interested please Contact the store ASAP as there are only a couple of spots left. This will be a very intimate class so plenty of personal instruction on your art!It is a 2 day workshop for $100 call for details.509-327-6622

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Michelle from REno had a great Altered book question

Why books after 1949.
Michelle I have found that books from the world war II era specifically 1939-1947 are some of the first done on recycled paper or simply just cheap paper. When you are just starting out working at altering books it is important to choose books on paper that can take the abuse ....inks, paints,gesso,glues,glazes, etc. You want porous but not too porous or even slick but not too slick. Books prior to 1920 are excellent or books after 1950. I like novels from the 70's-80's with cheesy titles!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Alcohol inks today in CDA

We start at 10am if you are up and want to learn about what to do with those alcohol inks you have sitting there. Join us! we will make a little bracelet and a bunch of cards in this 3 hour class.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

tomorrow night ALTERED BOOKS & visual journals

Club on WED. Don't forget you books!!!!!!
Any type of book will work but the easiest is 2 inch width with a hard cover and published after 1949. If you want to bring some personal collage material and scissors that is good too! see you at 5:30pm

Monday, February 8, 2010

Upcoming stuff

Still no video from CHA. It was a bit messed up on the MAc so I turned it over to Ken at the shop to see if he could make something out of it. Time will tell.
Meanwhile this week we have Studio Play at the Downtown store using Watercolor Crayons and WC pencils. This is a great intro to water media so join us at 5:30 pm for only $10.

The big Encaustic Class is this Saturday Feb 13th which I am looking forward to since this is my favorite media. It is so immediate and yet changeable. Finding enough heating trays skillets etc has been a challenge I think I have it covered after this weekends thrift store foray. There are still 2 spaces open.

Next week we have CLUB on Wed. Fat books.... I am determined to get one done for everyone so be there to see if I make my goal. BTW we have things trickling in already from CHA Lots of new Stardream paper and the new COREdinations paper which is excellent for distress techniques, staining and sanding. It has a nice canvas like texture. I am hoping for the new distress ink colors to show up... so far every place I have ordered has them back ordered. Lots of new Pergamano tools too if you love paper piercing.

See you in Spokane!

Monday, February 1, 2010

hoping to post some video of my trip soon

Ken is working on it as we speak so check back for a preview in the next day or so!
GREAT News Magdalena Muldoon is coming to teach for our September show. I cannot wait for you all to meet her and take her repose metal classes!