Summer often seems like a time that focuses on kids and all the fun activities/camps they get to do. Why not make time as an adult and schedule yourself some playtime? We have a couple upcoming classes we think you might like.
Peerless Watercolors are vibrant paints that are
easily blended and are all the rage right now. Join Laura as she
teaches you about the unique qualities of these watercolor paints and
what differentiates them from other mediums. Students will make
four cards and learn how to create washes, layer colors and learn how to
turn the watercolors into metallic paints. Students should bring: waterbrush, double sided adhesive.
I forgot to mention it in the items to bring, but if you have the flat, broad nib waterbrush by Ranger (Tim Holtz), bring that as well.
So, why not get started on your Christmas cards?!
Deb has put together a collection of cards that can be mass produced
... you decide the level of effort you want to put into the cards. Come
join Deb to make 5 cards incorporating stamping, die cutting,
embossing, non-traditional color palettes and, of course, a little
Students should bring: your basic kit, various sizes and thicknesses of pop-dots and the Perfect Layers Ruler, if you have one.
Awaken your latent watercolorist with Gelatos by
Faber Castell. These creamy sticks of water-soluble pigment encased in a
plastic tube make it irresistible and easy. Just activate the pigment
with water. Let me say that again. Just activate the pigment with
water - and you're in business! Watercolor artist Doug Mays says,
"Where oils lumber...watercolours prance." Even for budding artists,
Gelatos make it possible to achieve that easy, breezy (prancing?) look
that we associate with watercolors.
In class, you will use Gelatos to (1) make a marbleized background, (2)
color an embossing folder, (3) watercolor a stamped image, and (4) apply
color to a rubber stamp. How versatile is that?!
Students should bring: Your basic
kit, your largest acrylic block, a water mister, a small cup, small
watercolor brushes (if you have them), and dimensional adhesive. Also,
if you own any Gelatos, bring your favorite colors for your marbleized