Rediscover the freedom to create as you did when you were a child... freely, without inhibition.
This art experience is more about the joyful act of creating than about making perfect art. Over the course of 5 days you will learn several simple artistic techniques specifically designed to produce impressive results for both the beginner and more experienced artist.
No previous experience necessary
No brushes will be used as you create layer upon layer of free flowing paint for impressive results. You will use fingers, paper towels, rubber scrapers and stencils to create a beautiful painting that will amaze you when you are done. This style of painting results in the authentic you...not some simple replication of a class example. I feel that this is what art is supposed to be - an expression of yourself. The results are impressive no matter how little artistic experience you have.
Make interesting textures using spackle, stencils, 3D objects, and palette knives. Then fill the textures with color using both regular and liquid acrylics as well as inks. You will learn how to achieve a weathered look using a spray bottle and paper towels. It's easy to make a professional looking piece with very little artistic background. Anything goes with this technique.
Get creative by adding things like lace, beads, photos etc.
You will amaze yourself with what you can create.
Decoupage is where I got my artistic start. This is not your mother's decoupage! I came up with this technique several years ago and it is as simple as it is impressive. You will make a bottle or two, that you have saved from one of our nights out, creating a beautiful souvenir of your adventure. Photos or other paper mementos (ticket stubs, napkins etc.) from your trip can be preserved in your art for a personal touch. You will add specialty artist paper, ephemera, texture elements, ink stamps and your mementos to make a very personal bottle(s). The results are amazing.
Your art will be shipped for you, free of charge, so there's no worry about getting it home safely.
Mixed Media Collage
Use texture elements, ephemera, scrapbook paper, stencils, printed words and your own personal pictures (or choose from my supply) to create a painting that is entirely you. Once the pieces are in place, interest and depth are created adding watery layers of paint.
I'll see it when I believe it
Create What You Want Day
This is a day to put the finishing touches on anything you've created so far or begin a new project using your favorite technique. I will be there for guidance but there won't be any formal instruction.