Thursday, July 17, 2014

sign up now for summer classes!

August classes are coming up very soon…this summer I'll be offering some exciting new painting classes, as well as some old favorites. And I'll be joined again by my fantastic teaching assistant, Liz.
Class sizes are limited, so early registration will ensure you a spot.

Handmade Paper Workshop
Explore the ancient art of making paper. We'll make cool papers using recycled fibers, and embellish them with dried flowers, leaves and other natural materials.
Prepare to get a little wet…it's a messy process, but perfect for a hot summer afternoon!
All material provided.

Friday, August 1st     2 - 4 pm                       cost: $25
Ages 5-adult  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required
This class is now closed

(photo borrowed from this site)
Painting Aboriginal Art: 
Symbols and Stories
Learn about dreamtime and walkabouts, and how the native aboriginal people of Australia use symbols to tell the story of the world around them. We'll paint our own dream images and stories on canvas using aboriginal art techniques.
Canvas and paint provided.

Friday, August 8th     1 - 4 pm                       cost: $35
Ages 6- adult  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

This class is now closed

Third Annual Hollywood Fairy House Tour
Did you know the Hollywood district has become a hotbed of Fairy homebuilding? It's true!
Tiny Fairy dwellings are popping up all over the neighborhood these days, and we'll take you on a guided tour, pointing out some of the most beautiful and secret architecture you've ever seen!
You'll get a cool map on that marks the locations of these fantastical homes so you can come back for a visit with your friends.

We'll start out at Camp Cactus Studio, and walk around the neighborhood, ending up back at Camp Cactus for a snack.

The tour is open to ages 6 and up, but you must be able to walk a fair distance (about a mile in all).
Children under 6 are free with an accompanying (paying) adult.

Thursday, August 14th  10am-noon                      cost: $25
Ages 6- adult  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required
This class is now closed

Fantastical Fairy Architecture
Along with our imagination, we'll use natural, recycled and found materials to design and build tiny dwellings for those magical beings who live all around us. Feel free to bring materials from your own garden, such as pinecones, acorns, pebbles and seed pods.
We'll provide ample building materials for everyone.
This 3-hour class is open to everyone ages 7-100!

Friday, August 15th     1 - 4 pm                       cost: $35
Ages 7- adult  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

This class is now closed
(photo of Jackson Pollock courtesy Life magazine)
Painting Abstract Expressionism:
Jackson Pollock
Modern artist Jackson Pollock was a pioneer in the form of art known as abstract expressionism, and was known for his "drip and splash" style of painting. This style of action painting is uniquely suited to stirring up fun and creativity. In this class, we'll paint a t-shirt in the Pollock style (and make a heck of a happy mess, too!)
All materials and t-shirt included.
Come prepared to get messy.

Thursday, August 21st     1 - 3 pm                       cost: $30
Ages 5- adult  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required by Thursday, Aug 14
(registration after August 14th may not guarantee tee shirt availability)

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(photo borrowed from this site)
Making Environmental Art: 
Andy Goldsworthy
Andy Goldsworthy is a contemporary British sculptor, artist and photographer who utilizes natural materials from the landscape to create beautiful but short-lived works of art. In this workshop, we'll create our own art from materials we'll gather on site, then photograph the finished products and take home a print to keep.

Friday, August 22nd    1 - 3 pm                       cost: $25
Ages 6- up  •  Class size is limited  •  Preregistration required

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