I'm looking forward to teaching at CREATE Mixed Media Art Retreats!
Here is the schedule in case you'd like to join us!
Art Journaling-Secret Imaginings
Kit Fee: $10.00
Have you ever found yourself at sunset, watching stars appear in an indigo sky, imagining what else you could be? That if given the chance you'd like to sleep in a buttercup, slide upon a moonbeam, soar upon the wings of a butterfly? If you could travel across time and space, would you be a gypsy, sailor, naturalist, weaver, playwright, or hot air balloonist? What might you be? Where would you go? Upon our journal pages, we'll let our imagination float free and spin new stories. To get our creative juices flowing we'll start with a few creative writing exercises. We'll let our stories unfold with layers of fabric, paper or photos. You'll learn how to cut windows, make doors, add envelopes and attach pockets. We'll look at ways to change and fold the shape of the page.
Next, with wild swooshes of colored paint, we'll celebrate our stories with joyful abandon. Learn new ways to incorporate collage, photos and other ephemera. Liesel will demonstrate a variety of tricks for combining media from start to finish. You'll also receive a detailed handout to refer to when you get back home. Learn how to stay loose and keep the intuitive juices flowing.
There are no rules, just joyous creating! Throughout the day, Liesel will share her creative process and how to: get started, gather ideas, leave your critic behind, work through “getting stuck,” and how to combine disparate elements into a unified whole. Join us and express who you secretly might be if....
Romancing the Tin: Mixed Media Necklace
Kit Fee: $10.00
Have you ever wanted to create your own unique artisan necklace made with unusual and unexpected things? Come for a full day of creative play where we will combine romantic snippets of lace, velvet or suede with colorful, shiny tin. Toss in some beads, silk ribbon or vintage buttons and you have the ultimate unique necklace, a gathering of unexpected and utterly charming elements.
You'll learn many techniques in this journey of ornamentation. First you'll learn how to deconstruct a tin container, detail cut tin, file edges, punch holes, and set eyelets. Next we'll add delicious layers of leather, suede, lace, denim, or velvet to create delightful pendants and links. You'll learn a variety of attachments including wire wrapping, knotting, and sewing. For the finishing sparkle add in ribbon, beads, chain, vintage buttons or rescued bits of jewelry. Join Liesel for a truly fun day creating romantic jewelry assembled from the unexpected!
Discover how fun and easy watercolor can be and how it can add richness to your artwork and journals. Using tools easily found at home, you will learn a variety of techniques for creating enticing textures perfect for backgrounds or borders for art journals or paintings.
In class you will create sheets of textures, and then at the end, you will cut them up to make a fun sampler to use as a reference tool when you are back home. You will receive a detailed handout describing each technique so you won't have to take notes, and can easily look up techniques in the future. Join Liesel for a super fun time just playing with colors and textures, and see what delight watercolor can be!