This is a 3 day workshop.
You will be amazed how a three day retreat can change your approach to your creativity, even perhaps your life. Find the joy in creating in a non-stress, non-judgmental environment that welcomes non-artists and artists who want a little out-of-the-box thinking. We use dream work, meditation, visual journeys, and yoga stretching to “clear the pathways to creativity.” Please bring personal memorabilia, or photos that are meaningful to you. Class projects will include sketching, painting, collage and paper creation additives, found object assemblage and journaling.
Find new life in works you've started to paint! Create new work that wows! Cut loose and explore because anything is possible! What to expect: 2 experienced and fun instructors (Lorraine Potocki and Candy Schultheis), limitless exploration, enthusiastic encouragement. You are welcome to work in the 2D medium of your choice or play with something new.
This class is an introduction to the favorite pastime of shell collecting & crafting during the Victorian period, which produced the beautiful octagonal shadowboxes filled with shell mosaics known as 'Sailors Valentines'. Students will learn how to creatively incorporate shells into personal art projects, such as jewelry, paperweights, pocketwatch treasures or shadow box mosaics in hopes of inspiring a contemporary revival in this art form. If one loves detailed, focused work that requires patience—they will find this media truly relaxing and gratifying. A $25 materials fee paid directly to the instructor includes a starter kit with tools, shells, glue, etc.
Whether you are just beginning your creative journey or have been creating for years, art journaling is an amazing tool for self discovery and creativity cutivation. Each week, we will introduce techniques that will further you along your way in a stress free, intuitive, art journaling practice.
Quilling is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs.Explore this paper art by making a fun quilled piece in one class that is suitable for framing. Learn how to quill paper using basic quilling techniques, what tools and materials you need to start, and what else is out there if you want to expand your knowledge in this area. A great class for beginners who want to learn and those with some experience who want to learn a little more about this art form. Tools will be available to borrow during class, or purchase a set for yourself and take them home. (The instructor will have tools for sale-$10) Feel free to bring your own if you already have tools and want to learn how to use them! Paper strips and mounting materials provided by the instructor.
Be sure to see Elizabeth's quilling demonstration on Feb. 9th from 12-2pm at the Dunedin Fine Art Center.
In this class you will learn some different techniques to create beautiful works of art with alcohol inks on Yupo paper. No experience necessary! A new painting will be completed each week focusing on a different subject, and building on the techniques we will learn. The instructor will give step by step directions and demos while allowing you plenty of time to explore this fascinating medium.