Saturday, July 31, 2010

time to make the donuts


As August rolls in I see the need to post my upcoming classes, workshops and events. This is an exciting time, sharing art, meeting people and learning new techniques. Please come join me for a class or two.

Life has segwayed into teaching "Paint Life Grand" or painting parties. These bimonthly events are usually held on scheduled nights at Sango Deli on 41A south. The folks at The Deli are wonderful people and the food is fabulous. Drop in, have a bit to eat and check the class schedules. A new website dedicated to Paint Life Grand events is currently under construction. The Deli is now on FB and full of valuable information.

Back to the schedule:

August 1 Sunday Borders Bookstore Tent Event - Governors Mall 1-4 featuring artist, authors and of course books!

August 8 Sunday Collage Playground Book Signing - Borders Bookstore, Governors Mall 2-4
A special day in my heart, my father's birthday, he would have been eighty, he passed away in 2009. My first booksigning a special gift to him. Love you dad and miss more than I can say.

August 9 Monday Mixed Media Class - Hobby Lobby, Wilma Rudolph 5:30 - 7:30, limited class size, $35 per person includes materials (will need to bring scissors, craft knife and blades), create a 11 x 14 mixed media piece of art, featured art: Sounds of Silence, sign up at store, for more information contact ksantiago@bellsouth.net

August 12 Thursday Mixed Media Class - Hobby Lobby, Wilma Rudolph 10:00 - 12:00, limited class size, $35 per person includes materials (will need to bring scissors, craft knife and blades), create a 11 x 14 mixed media piece of art, featured art: Sounds of Silence, sign up at store, for more information contact ksantiago@bellsouth.net

August 19 Thursday Paint Life Grand - Sango Deli, 41A South 7:00 - 9:00, limited class size, $35 per person includes all materials including 16 x 20 gallery wrapped canvas. Come and paint original artwork along with me! Featured painting - Rainbow Guitar (photo will be posted soon!) To sign up contact ksantiago@bellsouth.net

August 24 Tuesday Paint Life Grand - Sango Deli, 41A South 7:00 - 9:00, limited class size, $35 per person includes all materials including 16 x 20 gallery wrapped canvas. Come and paint original artwork along with me! Featured painting - Rainbow Guitar (photo will be posted soon!) To sign up contact ksantiago@bellsouth.net

A couple of tidbits to think about for the fall...
Classes with the Community School of the Arts, Austin Peay University
August 31 - Oct 5 Tuesday 3:30 - 5:30 Trahern Art Building
Mixed Media - Collage Elements
Understand the depths of mixed media by creating your own collage resources. Over the course of six weeks you will develop your skills and learn techniques on how to make collage sheets, alter book pages, weave paper and alter textiles. You will incorporate these resources into your own original art. Contact JoAnn McIntosh at mcintoshj@apsu.edu or go to the Community School of the Arts website.

Oct 14 - Nov 17 Wednesday Evening 6:00 - 7:30
Journaling with Mixed Media
Have a love for vintage books? Looking for a new way to journal or make a unique art piece? In this six week class you learn techniques on how to make a vintage book into a piece of art. Takin a page at a time, develop skills in painting, stitching, adding ephemera, cutouts, popups and more. Contact JoAnn McIntosh at mcintoshj@apsu.edu or go to the Community School of the Arts website.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

video

The month of June flew by as I prepared to leave the country. Viewing my invoices I see that over one hundred canvas were ordered and used in paint workshops. WOW! It has been a joy to teach painting techniques. My book Collage Playground F + W Media, North Light, also made its debut. The response to the book has been exciting. Thank you everyone for sharing your comments with me. It is my hope that everyone gains more insight into the world of mixed media. Art is a catalyst for numerous ideas, emotions and creativity. Visit your local book, thumb through my book, please take it home --- and make some art.

The video post is from the last couple days, glorious ones in the UK -- Aberdeen Scotland. My oldest daughter, two grandchildren. We are visiting my youngest daughter -- and loving life. The video contains our first day (jet lag) playground, hence why I am not visible - 24 hours without sleep. The next day is on Balmedie Beach, beautiful sand dunes and the North Sea. Please view the video.