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Next Up…Watercolor, Mono Print Painting & Art Journaling

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Artist Danielle Donaldson has walked a creative path for as long as she can remember. Her love of art began, as most young souls do, with a big box of crayons and a stack of coloring books. Over time, she focused her artistic efforts in watercolor and graphite drawing techniques and eventually received her degree in Graphic Design. Her love of fine art paired with her skills as a graphic designer have provided her with an uncommon pairing of intuition and practicality. Her use of big color palettes and delicately drawn details allow her to spin the ordinary into imaginative and balanced compositions. She continues to grow as an artist by fully embracing the creative process in all she does and with each story she tells. She thoroughly enjoys sharing her process and imagination through online classes, in-person workshops, social media and in her book, creativeGIRL: Mixed Media Techniques for an artful life. She is currently preparing for the release of her second book, The Art of Creative Watercolor, available for pre-order on Amazon in late summer-2018.

Danielle will share her experience with watercolor in this charming painting featuring an illustrated bloom-filled Mama Cat.  Danielle is always super generous with her sharing of techniques and expertise.  Click below to register

12/03/2017
Mama Cat Illustrated Watercolor Workshop with Danielle Donaldson
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

 

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Next up  and first Guest Artist of 2018 is Nathalie Kalbach.

 

Last year Nathalie visited and we had a blast!  Her teaching style is so relaxed and informative.  I was first recommended to Nat by mutual friend Julie Balzer.  She was a great fit for the studio and I can’t wait to have her back.  This year she is offering 2 workshops.

  1. Mono Print Painting

Join me for a day long class in Mono Print Painting.

We will dive into the basics of mixed media mono printing first and I will introduce you to

the Mono Print Painting technique inspired by H.N. Werkman. I will show you different

ways to create elaborate and layered mono printed paintings using self made tools as

well as stamps and stencils. I will share with you my thinking process on developing the

technique and how you can put your own personal spin on it, so that you can take this

even further.

1/17/2018
Mono Print Painting with Nathalie Kalbach
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

2. Art Rules – Art in Translation Art Journaling

Let’s explore several master artists and get inspired by their artwork and

techniques to create wonderful and unique art journal pages.

Whether it be the Impressionist’s amazing color combinations or some of the

Surrealist’s fun collage techniques, there are many different Master Artists whose skills

can serve as a starting point for your own artwork. Find out what you like and what

works for you. Learn about opacity and layering, colors, troubleshooting, mixing

materials, making your own tools, creating backgrounds and patterns. We will work with

acrylic paints, inks, markers, wax bars and other paint media to create dimension and

texture. We will make the most of stencils, stamps, mono printing plates and generic

tools to make our own mark.

Get ready to Rule Your Art Journal!

1/18/2018
Art Rules – Art in Translation with Nathalie Kalbach
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Encaustic & Mixed Media Visiting Instructor

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We have 1 more visiting/special guest instructor before I shut the studio for 2 months and re-model/re-group/re-fresh.

Please note:  There are minimum registrations required to hold classes with guest teachers.  PLEASE do not wait to register, your hesitation may result in a cancelled class!
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Naomi Haskell – Encaustic Painting Workshop:nh1
Encaustic uses wax, heat, and pigment to create a work of art or as a varnish. The term is derived from the Greek enkaustikos, to “burn in”. Encaustic refers to both the medium and the process. During this class we will discuss the equipemtn and tools required, managing the heating palete tempertaure and the various supports and materials you can use. I will show you how to use the medium, starting by prepping your board, applying the wax and paint, scraping to discover the layers of colorful wax, carving to define shapes, fun textures, taping for line and design and how to use various papers within this beautiful medium.
This is a three-hour class, with plenty of hands on practice for $66 (early registration), material included.

Encaustic is the most beautiful of all artists’ medium. Because of its nature, however, you have to be willing to relinquish some element of control. The wax has a mind of it’s own, we can only learn to guide and manipulate it.

Whether you’re just starting out with encaustic painting or have been painting with this medium for years, my hope is that you pass on what you have learned. As our collective knowledge of this exciting medium expands, we all become its gurus and heralds.
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Click here to register for Sunday , May 7th from 2pm-5pm
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Junelle Jacobsen

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Junelle Jacobsen

IMG_0058I’m am smitten with Junelle’s art.  It has such a sweet illustrative quality to it that I admire so greatly.  If you’ve been itching to stretch your creative muscles these workshops are for YOU!  Sunday’s class features bitty works of art on these precious blocks suitable for tucking into spots all around your home.  Junelle even has recipes attached to the backs of some, making them perfect for a sunny windowsill in the kitchen.

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unnamedJunelle Jacobsen is a prolific sketcher and avid photojournalist, inspired by her faith and everyday adventures.  A passionate advocate for living life with “playful curiosity”, Junelle follows the divine path wherever it takes her.  She can be found working at local farms, hiking and biking, sketching and writing, and teaching her love of art and God’s goodness around the world.  She chooses to live life with a “yes” on her lips, a soft heart for anyone she meets, and wild adventure scribbled at the top of her list.


Junelle currently lives in a small town in Utah with her husband and is the mother of five brilliant children and shepherdess to sooo many lambs.

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Her Sunday workshop features those sweet blocks and you can sign up here.

3/19/2017
Rooted & Grounded in Love – Junelle Jacobsen
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Monday she is offering a workshop called “My Favorite Things” which dives in to sketching and painting YOUR favorite things.

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Even if (especially if!) you don’t feel like you can draw or that you are “not artistic” this workshop is great for you.  There will be plenty of individualized instruction in a small group setting that will be nurturing to your creative side.

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You can sign up for Monday’s class here:

3/20/2017
My Favorite Things- Junelle Jacobsen
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

We try to make it extremely easy for you to walk in empty handed by providing access to the studio tools and supplies.  There is a small (optional) kit fee for those who need us to take care of the supply list for them so they don’t have to worry about a single thing.

You will be refreshed and encouraged after spending time with sweet Junelle.  She doesn’t make it to California very often since she spends a great portion of her year raising precious lambs in Utah.   You will want to make arrangements to come if at all possible.

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Recap 2016 – Day 12

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Julie Balzer came from Boston to teach class October 10/11.
If you are unfamiliar with Julie’s work you can find out what she does by visiting her website here.
It’s enough to make your head spin.  She is seriously my role model for being a business savy artist and entrepreneur.  I admire her greatly.
Julie is kind enough to offer you all a special deal on one of her awesome online courses.  She is encouraging people to join #CarveDecember and so
her online course: Stamp Carving 101 is 10% off for our readers.

Discount Code: ANDREA2016
Isn’t that exciting?!
Here are a few shots from class when Julie was here
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If you are interested in exploring art journaling techniques in the new year to get a deeper understanding and practical application of mediums and art principles you might want to join in our new 7 week Art Journaling Series starting January 10.

1/10/2017 – 2/21/2017
Art Journaling – 7 Week Series
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

In this series you will explore aspects of visual journaling.

VISUAL JOURNALING “Visual journaling is a creative way to express and record life’s experiences, feelings, emotional reactions, or our inner world – visually and verbally. Essentially, visual journaling can become a potential key to the artmaking process.
Exploring our own thought process through visual journaling is essential in a world that is in a state of continuous change. Just as there are many ways to express oneself artistically, there are many ways to create visual journals. By committing to the visual journaling process, one can learn how to access his/her inner language of imagery and express it both visually and verbally, while exploring the connection between image and word. Through visual journaling one can also become capable of articulating connections between their own personal art-making experiences and the works of master and contemporary artists.” – Michael Bell

This series is broken up into 7 lessons:
1. Color Confidence – Selecting and mixing colors
2. Motif – Handmade stencils, masks & stamps
3. Mediums – exploring paints, gels, gessos & pastes
4. Image & Line – transferring methods
5. Lettering – Hand drawn letters/words
6. Composition – exploring balance, white space, symmetry, repetition
7. Details – Finishing touches to elevate your artwork

Bring a journal (8×10 or 9×12 watercolor journal is preferred) and we will provide all the supplies you need.

Next up…Roxanne Coble (aka. bybun)

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Our next guest artist visiting A Work of Heart is Roxanne Coble.  Roxanne is a mixed media artist, illustrator, and art teacher. You may have seen her around social media (on Instagram as @bybun), or seen her work on the 2015 spring cover of Art Journal Magazine. She also recently just wrapped production on Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s new PBS show Make It Artsy…

She is offering 2 workshops on August 18 and 19.

First:

Come and create a mini journal with Roxanne Coble
Thursday, August 18, 6-9pm
Registration Fee: 95
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This art journaling class takes you through the process of creating a miniature, two-inch, mixed media art journal. Through step-by-step instruction, we will begin by binding and constructing our mini journals by hand. Once our mini journals are assembled, the class will then take you through a variety of individual techniques, prompts, and illustrations to apply within each 2-page spread! At the completion of the class you’ll have a fully altered mini journal featuring eight different miniature art spreads.

 

Fantastical Fauna
Friday, August 19, 10am-5pm
Registration Fee: 136 before 8/12/16 +10 for late reg.
Click to register

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This art journal class takes you through the process of creating a two-page journal spread that includes an illustrated animal. What makes these animals unique however, is that they are in a state of transparency: complete with bones, organs, and unique illustrative details. Through guided step-by-step instruction, we will build up an initial background layer using a variety of mixed media techniques. With our background layer complete, you will then learn how to plan, draw, and fully illustrate your own fantastical fauna…