S1-124 An Artist Field Kit
June 6 – July 17
Necessity is often the mother of invention and that is how this class project came into being.
After many failed attempts at finding the 'perfect for me' solution for creating art on the go and meshing that with my love of spending time in and being inspired by nature, and the fact that mixed media, well has a LOT of media, I needed a solution.
That solution needed to be small enough to carry around without being a burden but large enough and versatile enough to accommodate my many mixed media moods: Painting, Stitch, Collage, Art Journaling, Jewelry Making, and even my penchant for gathering and collecting bits of nature to use in my work. What I basically wanted was a mini traveling studio.
An Artist Field Kit is just that! With some simple adjustments to the contents, which will be demonstrated for you, it can meet your creative needs wherever you may wander.
In this class you will learn box construction in the form of a faux leather book that will essentially become your mobile studio.
The book box has pockets, ties, and compartments that will house all your traveling studio needs. You will also be making a customized art journal and a Plant Press to accompany this nature themed project.
Class techniques will include:
-Book Box Construction
-Faux Leather Technique
-Simple Book Making/Binding
-Dyeing Fabrics & Papers
-Unique Handmade Embellishments
All within what is sure to become your favorite "book" and heirloom.
Explore collage using vintage papers and ephemera. Work with easy wire wrapping, using simple added touches that create unique embellishments.
Create textures, patterns, and colors on papers and fabrics, alter metals to have that aged worn patina to enhance your traveling studio.
Stitch beautiful organic images. Paint touches of the natural world to accent your project.
Make and bind your own custom art journal. Most importantly, have fun, play with the design, go off the grid and make this project you to fit your needs.
Plus I have included 3 bonus projects:
A needle keep, personalized paint pallet, and gathering bag to store those bits of nature collected on walks.
This class is for beginners or the experienced artist. While the techniques are not new ones, I hope you will see them used in a a new way to grant you creative freedom on the go.
DVD version available at close of workshop, at student value price, for students only.
Kit: Yes. Kits offered directly through your instructor.