Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Have you wanted to spend the day creating art?

And not just any art. This coming Saturday, August 16th you can spend the entire day creating these amazing projects with Mike Putman. His first class of the day is "28 Crowns" Metal Tape and Sculpey Collage. In this class every student will leave with a completed 6 X 8 metal tape & Sculpey collage. You will be combining several intriguing techniques to create a metallic grand masterpiece. The first technique you will cover is the basics of metal tape. Using ghost shapes, chipboard, and grunge board you will be taught how to create various textures and dramatic layer effects. We will also cover how to distress your piece and apply color and shadows using a special method. The second technique we will explore is creating exciting embellishments with Sculpey. We will go over stamping, baking, and coloring with this versatile product. After combining the first two on a 6 x 8 wood board. You will then add imagery using embossing technique and various rub-ons. To finish- you will add a few rustic touches with metallic pigment and paint. Please feel free to bring a small image to incorporate into your work. Don’t forget your favorite stamps as well. All other supplies will be provided. This class is from 10:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. and is $55. Call the store to sign up!

The next class is called "Grungey Visions" Storytelling With Beeswax and Plexiglass. In this class you will be introduced to a very basic technique of beeswax. This is a great class for a beginner or an advanced beeswax student that is looking for new technique. This class will specialize on creating a grungey and dynamic surface with beeswax. Students will be taught how to get rich tones and a powerful look using alcohol ink, pigment inks, and stencils on an 8 x 8 basic beeswax surface. This surface will then be used as a fantastic background for a multi layered plexiglass image. You will be taught how to print an image of your own (or a choice of two different images) using transparency clear adhesive film. Then we will attach the two pieces creating a grungey and powerful collage. All supplies will be provided. Requirements for printing your own image: bring at least a 4x 6 photo- black and white works best! This class is from 2:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. and is $45. There are just a few spots left in this class so call quick!

In the survey we just sent out we asked everyone to tell us what type of classes they would like us to have. An amazing amount of you said "Beeswax", while a great many of you said "Techniques". These two classes cover both of those requests. Mike's classes are always full of techniques. Layering, inking, waxing, stamping, using alcohol inks, pigment inks, stencils. You name it and it's probably covered in these two classes. So, what are you waiting for? Come spend the day with Mike!

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