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It takes a Village Book with DJ
It Takes a Village Recycled Book with DJ
Sat. March 3rd 10-4
What do muffin mixes, quinoa, rice mixes and brown sugar have in common? They all come in boxes which are an ideal size for creating recycled books.
We'll cut our boxes into the shape of a house, cover with tissue, decorative papers etc, stitch in brown bag text pages, and add collage elemests of your choice. Pick a theme for your book such as garden, nature, art work, journaling of dreams/ideas and this will be a personalized creation.
All materials are supplied unless of course you have special mementos or photos that want to include. 10-4 $80.
Inside view of "It Takes a Village" Book
Secrets of the Pyramid Handcrafted Box with DJ
Sat. March 10th 1-4 $40.
Two pyramid boxes – one folded origami-style template from one sheet of heavy paper; second built from scratch (measure & cut boards, attach/construct pieces to form pyramid, cover boards with decorative paper of choice). Use for tiny treasures, a little secret, a love note, a small gift?
"Veg Out" with Watercolors 3/16/18
"Veg Out" Watercolor workshop with Miriam Hughes
Friday, March 16th 1-3 $45
Regardless of your skill level a critical and exciting component of your painting is composition. Frequently we get so focused on the object of what we are painting, we forget our purpose and composition. Background in a painting is not an afterthought, or a space filler, or just available splashes of color because “ it” needs something. Background is an integral part of the whole painting.
Working on one (maybe two) 9x12” or larger watercolor paintings, we will learn how to create a compelling composition using vegetables or flowers as our inspiration.
Bring watercolor supplies, a palate, brushes and resource photos we may use. All supplies, including paper, can be purchased at Random Arts. I will have the correct size and type of paper available for purchase.
Stitch Witchery hand bound sewn Book
with D.J. Gaskin
Sat. March 17 1-3 $30
We'll use heavy cardstock for the covers
with multiple text groupings, elegant
long stitch sewn into slits through
the spine... like magic! Makes a great journal or sketchbook.
Mimosas For Lunch Fibers Workshop
Mimosas for Breakfast
Fiber Collage with Susan Edmonson
Fri. March 23rd 10-4 $80.
Join Susan for Series #3 in Seeds & Pods Fabric Collage
as she walking you through techniques using ribbon, thread
and fabrics to create a unique 6x6" work of art.
Yes, Mimosas will be served!
Ju-Ju Wands Assemblage Basics
Sat. March 24th 10-4 with Bobbie Polizzi
Ju-jo is energy. Both good and bad.Good luck & bad luck.
This West African tradition uses amulets, charms & dolls
to attract the good & dispel the bad Ju-Ju. The positive
energy can be "peace, health, wealth, harmony or love".
Participants will learn to transform a doll's head into a "wand of protection"
Basic painting techniques, simple assemblage & igniting your imagination
will be at the heart of this workshop.
Imaginary Worlds - Fri. April 20th
Abstract Painting and Collage Landscapes with Wan Marsh
Have you ever dreamed of traveling to a fabulous world or place that doesn’t really exist? Well, come and allow Wan Marsh help you create a world you would love to visit with paint, snips of paper and imagination. Create a landscape of a distant memory, an exciting futuristic city or maybe just a serene place of calm. Let Wan be your tour guide. This workshop is fast paced, full of fun and all that is required is an open mind and willingness to “let GO”. Get ready to take your art to the next level! 10am till 4pm $125. (Some experience with acrylic painting is helpful although not completely necessary)
"You Have Always Had The Power, My Dear!" Sat. April 21st
With Wan Marsh
In this class of creatvie play we will explore many aspect of overcoming the fear of facing the blank canvas and beginning an abstract collage. We will learn composition and color choices for successful paintings and these toolsl can be used over and over again in all types of mediums. Your paintings will be done in stages & color will be introduced with glazes and color washes, and this is how we will achieve depth. We will be experimenting with acrylic paint and also learn techniques that will encourage creative energy flow. Wan will be sharing all of her secrets as well and you will complete at least one mixed media collage painting to take home and enjoy. All levels welcome 10-4 $125.
Fantasy Florals/Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage
With Wan Marsh Sunday, April 22nd.
With paint and paper, you will create fabulous floral paintings that are out of this world! There is no end to all the creative fun we will have in this class. With quick brushstrokes Wan will inspire you to paint fearlessly tapping into your own imagination and intuition. Emphasis will be on “letting GO”Come on the journey of endless possibilities and let’s get wild! 10am till 4pm $125. (All levels welcome)
It is necessary to pre-register for all workshops in advance. Fees are returnable if your cancellation is made at least 1 week prior to workshop date (less a 20% service fee) If the class is canceled by Random Arts for any reason, your fee is completely refundable. Fees are due at the time of registration. Sorry, no exceptions. No refunds after the one week deadline. Acceptable forms of payment for workshops: • personal checks(with proper ID), • Visa and MC credit & debit cards. • PayPal (we will send a paypal invoice to you) • Cash Mailing address: Random Arts 481 Louisiana Ave. Saluda, NC 28773. For registration please email us. firstname.lastname@example.org
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In the past, eclectic mix of instructors & workshops has brought students from as far away as Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Colorado, California, New Jersey,Tennessee, and of course, South Carolina to
our studio in Saluda.
My gosh, we even had someone come from England! And some of our instructors traveled from California, Canada, England & Australia, as well as those who live in our own little mountain town of Saluda and towns and villages nearby. Read on, and you will discover that our plans for this year are equally as exciting as years past.
••• Watch for our updated newsletters that detail
a wide variety of workshops in our new building that include fiber work, beading, jewelry, collage, assemblage, stamping, mixed media art and more. You will be able to join together with experienced instructors, from all over the country with a vast working knowledge of their craft. They'll share their skills with us on a regular basis and bring us inspiration & encouragement as our creative journey continues to grow. Be sure to check our web site for updates & class availability as we move forward on a daily basis.
(Best way to reach us in a timely manner is by email)