This morning I sent in my check for two workshops at Artiscape, April 11-13 at Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. Take a look at their lobby! Photo ops abound!
(If you live within striking distance of Northern Ohio, I can tell you that the Artiscape workshop I attended in the past was very well managed, with a diverse group of instructors and classes in everything ranging from bookbinding to collage and jewelry to special techniques. It’s worth the time and money involved.)
My art buddy Kate and I are planning to go down Saturday morning. There were several workshops that were tempting Kate, but I’m not sure which she decided on. I chose “Raised and Embossed Surfaces” on Saturday, taught by someone named Wanda Montgomery (whom I don’t know – yet!) Here’s the image that was on the Artiscape website (http://www.europeanpapers.com/)
This workshop explores different ways to apply mediums and acrylics, and we’ll make tools and stamps in class. I require a certain amount of company to get the guts to launch into new materials, so this is just the ticket!
The other workshop is taught by Jacqueline Sullivan and is called “Transparent Collage.” Here’s the image on the website – isn’t it terrific? I’ve had a class with her in the past at Hollanders in Ann Arbor and she’s a very good teacher. http://www.jacquelinesullivan.com
The collages will begin with plain white tissue, which we’ll paint and texturize in different ways – basically, creating our own unique transparent collage papers. Then we’ll put the papers together with other elements to create a 12x12 collage.
The event will also include what sounds like a fabulous dinner – “A Night in Casablanca” with an auction of original art, a marketplace (last time I went I did serious damage there) and trading sessions (which means I have to get busy!). You can trade anything – ATCs, jewelry, beads, embellishments. I still wear some pendants I got at the one a couple of years ago. (There’s also a great opening night gala, but I’ll miss that!)
Well, I’m excited and looking forward to meeting new people and learning new things! Just what I need!
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