Life is funny sometimes isn’t it? Just when you think you are on steady ground and ready to rock and roll, it pulls the rug out from under you. Don’t worry…nothing major is going on, just a glitch really – last night my new website got wiped out! :(
People – please don’t ever update your WordPress theme without backing up your site! Duh. I know. Stupid, but that’s what we did. We are currently trying to restore it and it has made me into a stress ball. Breathe. Breathe.
Anyway, I wanted to make sure you could still access all the info regarding the workshop so here it is:
Also here is the Facebook event page if you want to sign up there.
Come join me in my home and create something special for you or someone you love just in time for the holiday season!
We will be creating whimsical portraits and dreamy landscapes, (however you are free to go in another direction as well.) Don’t fret if you’ve never painted a face before – I have some great tricks to share with you! Through a combination of collage and painting, a lovely and unique portrait will emerge! A muse, goddess, fairy or maybe even a self portrait – you decide! In our dreamy landscape project, we will be combining images from vintage postcards and other ephemera to create dreamlike, surreal and ethereal landscapes that beckon the soul to wander and explore. Once these compositions are complete, we will be incorporating encaustic layers and techniques to truly add another dimension of depth and beauty to these works!
I will be guiding you through several techniques such as collage, painting over collage, adding stamps and vintage papers, paint application, using stencils, creating layers with wax (encaustic), fusing, painting with wax and much more! Each student will be provided with two birch panels, pre-plastered for your convenience, plus access to my encaustic supplies, vintage paper stash, stamps and more!
If you have never painted on plaster, you are in for a treat! This luminous material provides an amazing backdrop for your composition, giving a wonderful texture and making the piece almost glow from within. Combined with the dreamy effect of encaustic wax layers this combo makes for a stunning finished piece of work! You will fall in love with this process!
Your day with me will begin with coffee and pastries by the fire while we all settle in and prepare to create. A full gourmet lunch with wine will be served and of course chocolate, snacks and steaming cups of hot coffee or tea will be available throughout our luxuriously creative day! The fire will be roaring, candles lit, the rain falling outside (most likely!) and together we will be blissfully creating the day away!
You will be encouraged to create at your own pace with one on one assistance from me and will leave with at least one finished piece of artwork, two if your process moves more quickly.
So treat yourself to a special day just for YOU! Honor your creativity, beat the holiday stress, learn something new and connect with other like minded souls.
I will be honored to spend the day with you and be your guide on this creative journey!
INFO & DETAILS
December 6th, 2014
Lake Oswego, OR
9 am – 4 pm
$185* early bird reregistration starts Oct 9th
$200* after Oct. 29th
(price includes food, drink, 2 plastered wood panels, encaustic supplies, access to vintage papers, stencils, stamps, pan pastels, oil pastels and more!)
Space is limited!
MAX 10 Students
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and enter DEC WORKSHOP in the subject line. Please include the following information:
Your name, address, phone number and email address plus any food allergies/preferences you have.
Once I receive your email and confirm your spot, you can send me a check (preferred method) or I can send you a pay pal invoice.
** If you’re coming with a friend and would like to be seated next to each other let me know and I’ll be sure to make that happen. :)
Please contact me with any questions or concerns. I’m here for you!
**Due to the small nature of this retreat, no refunds will be given after Nov 6th.