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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.

Final 2016 Guest Instructors

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I’ve had some pretty amazing guest instructors here in 2016 but the ride isn’t over yet!  We have more to come in October & November

All visiting teachers have minimum number of student requirements so PLEASE do not wait too long to register.  You (unknowingly) might just wait too long and class will be canceled.  I don’t read minds (honestly!) so if you are even considering attending, please use the RSVP button and put a note in to let me know what is going on.  That way the class won’t be at risk for cancellation.

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First up…On a Monday & Tuesday

October 10/11 – Julie Balzer

I know, some of you will have to be “sick” for work those days so you don’t miss out…but I promise it will be worth it.

10am-4:30pm – The Amazing Tape Bound Journal

 

And just in case you really truly can’t make the daytime class, (or simply can’t miss out on a FULL DAY) we’ve asked her to be superwoman and teach an evening class too!

6 pm – 9pm – Flips, Flaps, Pockets & Cut-Outs

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Next up…

October 15/16 Diane Cook

Oct 15th from 6:30-9:30pm Gilding with Solder “mini”

Oct 16th – 10am-5pm: Liquid Enameling Workshop

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October 28-30 – Robin Dudley Howes

Oct 28 – 9am – 4pm – Crocheted & Chained Multi-Strand Necklace

Oct 29 – 6pm-9pm – Crowned Perfume Bottle Necklace

Oct 30 – 10am-5pm – Bohemian Illumination

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And to round out the year…

Carrie Schmitt

November 6 – 11am-5pm – Wild Joy Blooms!

Weekend Recap

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It was such a joy having Julie Balzer here this weekend.  She is beyond fun and full to overflowing with inspiration.

And day two….

This is the 2nd year in a row we’ve had Julie in the studio in January right before CHA.  I intend to make this a regular occurrence.  Make sure you follow our blog so you are in the loop and have first shot at getting in to Julie’s class next year (this one sold out)