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Join Pat Garnett as she teaches you how to create imaginative doodles while clearing your mind. Using simple tricks you can create patterns to bring drawings to life. This popular technique has been shown to reduce stress and enhance creativity. What a great project for the cooler months!
Supplies: white drawing paper (a sketchbook with a spiral binding is great- any size), black permanent pens in different sizes (Sharpies are awesome).
Watercolor Christmas Cards
Watercolorist Pat Garnett will be teaching this one afternoon card class. You will create a winter design of your choosing with Pat’s help. Snowmen, snow scenes, winter trees…. You name it, you can paint it! You will paint a small scene and will get some instruction on how to turn it into cards (printing tips and more).
Supplies: watercolor paper, paints, and brushes
Light Bulb Ornaments
Pat Garnett will demonstrate how to turn an old light bulb into a keepsake ornament with gesso and acrylic. It’s easy, fun, and you won’t believe how great the finished product it!
Supplies: We will supply everything except the light bulbs! Bring your own burnt out (or not) regular light bulbs (not the swirly CFL kind).
Felted Witch Pin
Karen Shapcott will be on-hand to help you create a one of a kind Witch Pin to celebrate Fall! You will use needle felting to create a hideous hag (or put your own spin on it!) to wear on your lapel. This is so easy and fun- you will love what you make! This is a great beginners needle felting class! The student will be taught how to use a sharp barbed needle to manipulate wool roving. The end results will be a witch face with bumps, lumps and a wicked black hat that will be fun to wear.
Supplies: none- we will supply everything you need!
Wool and Silk Spiral Scarf
Karen Shapcott will be leading this class. You will use a no sew wet felting method to create an unbelievable piece of wearable art. These scarves are breathtaking and you can choose your own colors and designs. Karen brings everything you need and makes it so easy! This a great beginners wet felting class and would make a wonderful Christmas present! In this class, the student will be taught how to use silk or rayon fabric and layers if soft merino wool, silk roving and yarns. The layers will be wetted down with soapy water, rolled and agitated causing the wool fibers to migrate thru the fabric. The results will be one of a kind soft, flowing scarf that wraps gently around the neck. An example is available at the art center store.
Supplies: none- we have it all!
Watercolor and Wax
November 13 and 14
Robin Poteet will be teaching this mini-workshop just in time for gift giving (you can give yourself gifts, right?). You’ll love the look of these vivid, batik-like watercolors painted on rice paper. The technique involves alternating layers of paint and wax and the results are always surprising and successful! Over the two days, students will have time to create 4 – 6 finished pieces…. perfect as Christmas gifts! This is a fun, hands-on process for all levels, including teens and beginners. Check Robin out at the Fall Foliage Art Show!
Supplies: A supply list will be given upon registration. If you are a painter, you will likely have everything needed. Robin will supply the wax and tools.
Storytelling with the Camera
November 7 and 14
This two class workshop allows participants to create a story using photographs. Any camera will do, including you cell phone. The first class, Stacey will discuss approaches and techniques when creating photographs. Examples of photography projects will be presented. Then the group will shoot in class assignments for practice. Before leaving each student will propose a topic for their story. Over the next week, participants will take photographs with their story in mind. Have 15-20 photo prints that are 4×6 made up at CVW or Walmart (inexpensive) or other photo labs. The second class, we will look at each student’s story, discuss sequencing, arrangement, and presentation. Time allowing, Stacey will discuss computer software programs and bookmaking options. Teachers may use this workshop for re-certification points.