Registration continues for Create...the mixed media retreat held in Somerset, New Jersey from July 18 to July 22. Create is sponsored by Interweave and Cloth Paper Scissors and this is the first time it is being held in NJ. I am celebrating the fact that the east coast now has another retreat to look forward too! You can find information about the workshops, instructors, registration, lodging, the Artists' Faire, special events, and more right here.
I will be teaching 3 workshops and am hoping to see some of YOU there!
A Box of Dreams: Wednesday, July 18th, 9am-4pm
Create an artful and art-filled Box of Dreams to use as a place to create, document, and store your life goals, dreams, aspirations, and intentions. We will all start with the same blank box and set of blank cards and spend the day personalizing and customizing the materials to reflect you.
This workshop will introduce a series of mixed media, painting, and collage techniques that can be used for any future project.
Mixed Media Dossier: Thursday, July 19th, 9am-4pm
In this workshop you will create a personal dossier - a handmade, mixed media journal that you can use long after the workshop ends. Use it as a daily journal, a travel journal, a family scrapbook, or a theme-based diary for your interests, hobbies, or collections.
During the workshop you will learn a variety of mixed-media techniques for creating layers, texture, and dimension. A simple approach to binding will allow you to pull the entire project together and to add pages to your dossier at any point in the future.
This is a twist on a class that I recently taught at The Ink Pad. I was excited that each and every student created a highly unique and personal dossier and that no two projects looked alike. Here is just one example.
Text Tiles: Thursday, July 19th, 6pm-9pm
Learn to work small with a big impact. In this workshop we will create mixed media paintings on a small scale using 4 x4 and 6x6 cradled wood panels. Even though this class is project-based, the emphasis will be on technique. You will learn a series of approaches to make layered and textured surfaces, which can be applied to an endless number of projects. We will be using text as the main foreground component of each painting, so you will be expressing yourself both in words and visual design.