Archive for the ‘Creativity’ Category

MUST . . . make . . . sock animals. NOW!

July 18, 2008

The menagerie keeps growing. And you, too, can create your own family of cute sock and glove critters. It’s not too late to sign up for our Sock Animal¬†workshop which is coming up soon, Sunday July 27th. Register soon. ¬†Our last workshop, a beeswax collage class, was filled!

Capra the Goat, by Jessie S.; Spot the Dog, Tush the Pig (Fatush’s little brother), Ellie the Phant, Boris the Dog, and Zippy the Zebra, all by me.

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Yummy- Handmade Books!

April 17, 2008

Chris Beards

Geraldine Rose

Leslie Smith

Via Keller

I teach both in Boonville in the Art Barn, and in Ukiah at the Mendocino College campus. These amazing books are from students from both. The experience level of my students go from “I haven’t done a collage since kindergarten” to professional artists and everyone in between. The wide range of skill levels makes teaching this class incredibly fascinating and challenging. I love it!

Altered Card Decks

March 28, 2008

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Julie Leibenbaum

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Taunia Green

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Susan McClure

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Geraldine Rose
Since I am fascinated with all types of playing cards and Tarot card decks, I have been asking students to create their own deck for quite awhile now. They work on an old deck of cards, and–playing with paint, collage, sandpaper, layering, whatever–they create their own deck. Students can use the traditional suits or brainstorm their own. They can design an actual game, a divination deck, or just a visual exploration of personal themes– the deck is their own. The results have been a smorgasboard of personal expression.