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Thursday, April 10, 2014

after August no more shows

I may choose to enter a creation here or there occasionally in a group show- but I have decided that I am done with doing any one woman shows.  And markets/bazaars/fairs also.
The amount of work and time that goes into these is no longer viable. I want to keep my prices accessible and I just can't do that anymore with the cost of supplies and the huge amount of time involved.
here's an example:

1) create the art
*time- lots of it

2) frame the art

*look for frames (thrift stores garage sales)
*purchase glass for those found without
*clean frames and glass
*cut board to size for backing
*cut mat if needed
*insert art
*staple backing and art
*paper back
*wire for hanging

3) keep framed art secure and clean until hung

4) hang the art
*time- lots of it

Friday, April 4, 2014

another April 2014 class at The Art Department Salem Oregon

Here's another class coming up.

April 26, 10:30am – 3:30pm
This one day workshop covers the very basics of drawing a likeness. 
We will look at the basic structure of the face, and determine what it is that makes one person look different from another. 
You will learn some techniques for putting pencil to paper to create dimension and detail. We will be drawing from photographs, so no need to worry about the model moving halfway through! 
With this workshop you will build your skills and improve your ability at creating a likeness. 

This class is for beginners & all ages are welcome. 
There will be a brief break in the middle of class, so bring a snack or money to purchase something close by.

Photos are of student work :

CLASSES at the ART DEPARTMENT - Salem, Oregon

So I have a few classes coming up: at The Art Department in Salem Oregon.

here's the first one:

April 21 - May 19, 5 weeks, Mondays, 6-8pm
This 5 week series will allow you to build and hone your skills with colored pencils. 
Each week we will dig deeper into at least two techniques, experiencing and experimenting with the pencils. 
In addition, you will create your own color reference charts for future use, work on samples, and create a finished piece. 
Come explore the many joys of this versatile medium and discover a stronger sense of personal style. 
Suitable for all levels. 
Ages 12 to 92.