Monday, August 03, 2009

Wanna Join Me?

I'm really looking forward to taking a workshop from local mixed media artist Lisa Renner. There are still spaces open and if you're in the area, I hope you'll join me! Here's the info.

The Painterly Book with Lisa Renner
September 19 from 10 to 4
Asel Art, 2701 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas
$50 for Dallas Area Fiber Artist members
$55 for non members
Plus $45 Kit Fee
(Kit includes everything you need for the workshop, except one pad of water color paper.)

This class is designed for those who love the process of artistic book-making, while exploring the joy of working with color. In the course of this all day workshop you will make an 8 x 10 book with brightly colored covers, and crisp, blank pages just waiting to be filled with your artwork, poetry, photographs, or your heart’s desire ! The first part of class will be devoted to creating painterly, abstract renderings on watercolor paper. To achieve this lushly, layered paper, you will get down and messy with paints, dyes, gesso, rubber stamps, stencils, oil pastels, and other materials. You will learn ways to make colors “pop”, and ways to soften the tones. Several sheets of paper will be created, and your favorites will be cut down to size to form the covers to your book. The second part of class will be devoted to book construction. It will be built from ground-level up, yet simplicity is the motto here!! Signatures comprised of Bristol cover stock will be sewn into the spine using an easy stitch. If you enjoy a lively, fast-pace environment resulting in a completed project, please join us for this very creative process!!

Email me or comment below and I'll send you a registration form.


Dawn said...

I would LOVE to do this but I am teaching a class that day. It sounds wonderful!

Leah said...

that sounds like fun. hope you post photos afterwards. i wish i lived close to dallas, it always seems like there is a lot of great art stuff that goes on there.

i like your flower quilt in the previous post. thanks for posting the photo you were inspired by, interesting to see the interpretation.