Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Monday, May 28, 2012
The way I see it – doing art is good for you and helps you solve problems without really trying!
Trying this method will help you break free from your often-used techniques. You’ve heard the quote: ‘the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over and expect different results.’? Then why not try something different, out of your comfort zone in a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere?
Discover who you are and create the future you want. In this class, you will examine and write about the five main areas of your life, then do a piece of mixed media art using a cubistic technique - each week focusing on a different area of your life.
Week 1. Monday, June 11 - Relational (example: Children, partner, animals, co-workers)
Week 2. Monday, June 18 - Spiritual (example: God, praying, meditating)
Week 3. Monday, June 25 - Intellectual (example: reading, writing, learning a new skill)
Week 4. Monday, July 2 - Physical (example: stretching, yoga, walking, dancing)
Week 5. Monday, July 9 - Financial (example: career, assets, debt, spending, saving)
Mary's studio, McHenry, ILEach workshop is from 10 AM until 1 PM. Cost of each workshop is $35 if you sign up individually. If you sign up for all 5 you will get $5 off each class and end up saving $25.
All materials will be provided, but if you have specific photos you would like to add to your piece, please feel free to bring them. Also a snack and coffee or tea will be provided. Space is limited – let me know if you plan to attend or call 815-715-1527 or email me with any questions: email@example.com
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Why does some art sell for so much and other art (maybe your own) doesn’t sell for nearly as much? What is the difference between ‘making something beautiful to look at’ and ‘art for art’s sake’? Is the process of making art or the final product the important part? How does the perception of the value of art flow over into other areas of your life (for example, buying something only because of its brand)?
We're going to examine these questions in the first event of my ArtFlick series of Saturday morning workshops. The ArtFlick workshops will begin by watching a movie about a contemporary artist, then discussing the film, and finally creating a piece of art based on the ideas we've talked about.
Saturday, August 6th from 9:30 am until 1:30 pm - We will be watching the documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” which is about contemporary artists, street art, and the perception of the value of art. It is truly fascinating and informative! (with snacks - who says you can’t have popcorn in the morning?)
After a short break and discussion we’ll gather in my studio for a workshop on creating art that really has some meaning to you. You may find yourself very inspired by the movie (I certainly was!). I will give instruction first on making a mixed media piece using paper, glue, and pastels while discussing both the technical aspects of the composition, and the meaning of your piece. We’ll also discuss what you may want to do with your art once you make it.
$45 for four hours - Workshop fee is for all instruction, supplies, and snacks!
Space is limited so let me know as soon as you can if you plan on attending: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
The girls are based on my best friend, Vicki and myself when we were in college. We have been friends since then.... a very, long time!
They are also based on real dogs I've had myself named Ellie and Natasha. Let me know if you have comments or would like to buy some cards. Or if you like them, pass this page along to your friends or post on Facebook.