I have been team-teaching at Art Camp with some of my talented colleagues from the Arlington Artists Academy this week. It's been alot of fun to see the kids creating. My lessons were: Summer Critters in Wax Resist, and Drawing with Scissors like Henri Matisse. Check out the Arlington Artists Academy for more great classes for children and adults!
You are invited to the Ft. Smith ArtFest, which starts this Friday, March 28th and runs through Friday, April 4, 2014. The Art Show, featuring over 40 Arlington Artists, is in the beautifully restored Hendry House (not usually open to the public).
The address is 2411 24th St. North, Arlington, VA 22207. For more information, check out www.ArlingtonArtistsAlliance.org
The hours are:
Friday, March 28th OPENING RECEPTION from 6-8pm, Meet the artists and enjoy some wine and nibbles
Saturday, March 29: Open 11am-5pm, BONUS: Artist Talk by Rusty Lynn on the Art and Poetry of Jean Arp and Sophie Tauber Arp from 3pm-4pm. FREE, register at email@example.com
Sunday, March: Open 12 noon-4pm.
Tuesday, April 1: Open 12 noon-4pm. BONUS: Presentation on Oil Bars "Adult Finger Painting Tools" by Jackie Afram 12:30-1:30pm. FREE, register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, April 2, Open 12noon-4pm
Thursday, April 3: Open 12noon-4pm BONUS:Workshop: Natures Bounty with Fran Simms. 1:30-3pm. FREE, register at email@example.com
Friday, April 4: Open 10am-12 noon.
Hope you can stop by and enjoy this wonderful show in a 'hidden gem' of a park!
I had a great time at Stifel & Capra last night on FIRSTfriday, and I hope my many friends and colleagues who stopped by did, too. I can't believe my friends Theresa and Bob made lemonade out of the lemons that were pouring down from the sky in the form of raindrops, and managed to fit everyone inside... The awesome Pluckerland Blues Band, the folks from the delicious new restaurant, Little City Gourmet, and Me! My friend, Jim George from Examiner.com was there with his lovely artist wife, Maureen. Jim wrote a really nice follow up article on FIRSTfirday, which you can find here. Now I am getting geared up for the mixed media classes I am offering at Stifel & Capra...
They will be offered on Monday mornings, and students may sign up for one, two or all. Workshops are for beginning as well as advanced students who wish to learn new techniques. One session $60, Two sessions $100, Three sessions $130. For more information and to sign up visit www.stifelandcapra.com .
Monday, June 10th, 10am-1pm
Workshop: MAKING PAPERS
Sign up here.
Learn different ways to make beautiful papers for mixed media collage. We will stamp, scribble and paint. We will repurpose old papers to make exciting new designs.
Monday, June 17th, 10am-1pm
Workshop: DESIGN for Mixed Media
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Back to basics with some straight forward design ideas to organize your mixed media pieces. Make your painting and collages more cohesive with these basic design tools.
Monday, June 24th, 10am-1pm
Workshop: MIXED MEDIA MAKING
Sign up here .
Bring your materials, and your design ideas and we will cut and paste our way towards finished mixed media pieces.
I am so excited to be the Featured Artist at Stifel & Capra for the month of June. Of course this great shop is where I have my studio space, but in June my artwork will also be featured prominently downstairs. FIRSTfriday will be lots of fun, because not only will I be there with my paintings, but Stifel & Capra is hosting the kick-off for the Tinner Hills Blues Festival, so we'll have a live blues band playing in the parking lot! So come on by for a visit... here are the details:
LOST & FOUND EXHIBIT
Original mixed media paintings inspired by a cache of old photos and letters, found in the attic of a family home.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 7, 2013
FIRSTfriday at Stifel & Capra
260 W. Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046
MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOPS
In conjunction with my "Lost and Found" exhibit, I will be offering workshops at Stifel & Capra. Workshops are for beginning as well as advanced students. One session $60, Two sessions $100, Three sessions $130. If you would like to try your hand at mixed media, but don't want to buy the supplies, I will have some supplies available for a small supply fee... You can find more info here or email me if you have any questions!
MAKING PAPERS Monday, June 10, 10am-1pm Learn different ways to make beautiful papers for mixed media collage. We will stamp, scribble and paint. We will repurpose old papers to make exciting new designs. Sign up here!
DESIGN for Mixed Media Monday, June 17, 10am-1pm Back to basics with some straight forward design ideas to organize your mixed media pieces. Make your painting and collages more cohesive with these basic design tools. Sign up here!
MIXED MEDIA MAKING Monday, June 24th, 10am-1pm Bring your materials, and your design ideas and we will cut and paste our way towards finished mixed media pieces. Sign up here!
I have been an artist all of my life. I can't help it. Drew on the walls in kindergarten, painted pictures in high school, went to Art School, worked as an art director, started painting again. And am loving it.