I wanted to let you all know that I will be teaching at Create in New Jersey once again this year and I am really looking forward to being back in Somerset!! To see a list of all of the workshops you can click the below image to be swept away to the Create New Jersey site....
I am excited to be bringing you some of my most popular classes....
Papers, Inks, Stencils & Pencils
Thursday, July 10 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Just as a journey begins with a first step, so does the creation of a collage, painting or mixed media piece. A good foundation can set the tone and become the focal point of your artwork or it can be made to simply enhance. In this technique-based class, we will be working with fluid chalks, stenciling, water soluble pencils, masks, shading and much, much more to create beautiful backgrounds for all of your mixed-media creations.
Friday, July 11th - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Reliquaries, those wonderful containers in which our most sacred items are kept, have long held Lesley Venable’s fascination. Come join Lesley as we use tins, clay, vintage imagery, resin and more to build our own tin reliquary, which will hold a book of vintage lace that will be bound in a cover we create in class.
Co-Taught With Kecia Deveney
Saturday July 12 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
As good friends, Lesley and Kecia often visit each other and go antiquing and to the flea markets. It's on one of those visits that they came across a unique find containing boxes of images. A few hours later, after digging and sorting, and idea was born. What they had found were old glass negative slides. After some research, they found out that these images were created through a process known as collodion. The collodion process was introduced in the 1850s and eventually replaced the daguerreotype. This new “dry” process was more convenient and greatly reduced exposure time. So thus the idea was hatched to create an art project paying homage to their unique find. At the same time, they also knew they wanted to add light to create a shrine. Thus the “illuminated reliquary” was born. In this wonderful, ful-day class we will do a lot of planning, playing and building. We will be discussing assemblage and connection techniques to unite odd items together. We will also learn ways to make items look older than they actually are. As our pieces come to life, we will be weaving a story of history and modern day as we take our images and lay out their next phase of life.
I hope to see you in Somerset where the creativity will be filling the rooms at the Create Art Retreat.
Be sure to check out the retreat site for all information regarding the classes, instructors and artist faire!!