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Paper & Fiber Arts
Kids & Parents
Denise Bonaimo Sarram
James Q. Millard NWS, SDWS, WW
Laura C Wells
(Saturday) 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
$55 Bring your smart phone!
Improve your compositional skills, discover
Improve your compositional skills, discover new techniques and take better and more interesting photos. The class will include learning new camera and editing apps to capture, edit and share your images—while telling a visual story. Cliff will demonstrate how to use the apps in class and the difference between a good and great photo. Once the demos are complete, students will head out to the back alleys and streets of Encinitas to capture images. Then back in class, adjustments and edits will will happen and be reviewed as a group. This is a fun class which is bound to change your relationship to your phone camera and once your friends and family see the new photos, everyone will be singing your praises! Sign up today!
Cliff Oliver is a talented photographer and international workshop leader that has won many awards and has had recent images on display at the SD Natural History Museum. Three years ago he switched over to the majority of his work on the iPhone. With this medium he has produced books, award winning prints and teaches courses on mastering this art form of Visual Story-Telling at the La Jolla Athenaeum and Hollyhock in Canada.
Please note: Students should purchase and download the following apps on to their phones prior to class: Snapseed, Camera+, Image Blender, TrueHDR. If you have an iPhone also download Slow Shutter app.
Students should also bring the following: Hat, Water, Sunscreen, Comfortable shoes, Smart phone (iPhone).
(Sunday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This fresh, new
This fresh, new workshop teaches a variety of NEW ideas. This is a class that teaches and experiments with ideas involving collage, creative processing, creative brainstorming, self expression, composition, color theory, design, layering, painting and much, much more.
In this special workshop, we will be working quick and fast, without judgment, the idea being to keep your inner critic silent. You will create a series of pages that are unique to you while learning a variety of new layering techniques involving collage, acrylics, markers, stencils, stamps and more.
After some time spent creating this way, we will step back and think about our pages. Learn to look and process your pages with new eyes. We’ll then rework our pages into all new original journal pages.
Kelly’s workshops are always process-based learning while creating a unique product. She is well known for not traveling light and brings a large variety of supplies including (but not limited to) acrylics, gel medium, collage material, rubber stamps, stencils, pens, markers, decorative tapes and more.
Please note there is a small supply list.
Beginners to advanced are welcome in ALL of her classes.
Kelly loves teaching and truly believes that deep down inside everyone is an artist, capable of creating something. There is power and knowledge in the act of creating something with your own hands, made from your own heart and head.
Instructor will provide: A large variety of supplies including acrylic paints, gel medium, collage material, rubber stamps, stencils, pens, markers, decorative tapes, images and more.
Students should bring: A journal (this should lay flat when open), an apron, scissors, a small selection of favorite collage ephemera (think about reading this when choosing your images and papers), a water container, a 1″ glue brush and a few brushes for painting (I like chip or bristle brushes as well as a few, smaller, detailed brushes), something to glue on like (waxed paper OR an old catalog or magazine).
If you have the following please bring: Permanent black ink pad, bone folder, ruler (for tearing), paper towels OR old rag, adhesive (matte medium, gel medium or glue sticks). Note: large glue sticks will last you longer!
(Monday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$85 Includes some materials.
(Feel free to bring dinner!)
Sign up Early. This will
Sign up Early. This will fill!
Go postal in “Love Potion #9” and fall under the spell of Mixed Media Mail Art. In this fast paced and fun workshop you will creatively “mass produce” at least 20 Mail Art Postcards in about 3 hours! This workshop is fun and addicting and you will create Valentine’s or Far from Loving postcards as mini treasures and works of art that you will fall in love with; you can trade with friends, give away as gifts or holiday cards, mail them as thank you notes, etc., and some of these you will even want to frame! Add a to/from label and stamp to this alchemical and lovingly patterned mix, extra postage required, and you’ve got instant mail art postcards that will astound and amaze everyone you know with your brilliant creativity! These techniques translate to any other work of art including art journaling!
Juliana Coles, award winning fine artist, received her BFA from the Academy of Art College, San Francisco. A controversial pioneer of the Art Journaling movement, Coles developed “Extreme Visual Journaling,” an active meditation technique that accesses archetypal signs and symbols from the unconscious for transformation and healing. This process is now used by art therapists, teachers, artists and professionals the world over. Coles has written numerous workbooks on her process as well as authoring articles for such craft magazines as “Cloth, Paper, Scissors,” and “Somerset Studios.” Her journals have been featured in over 20 books including “Making Journals By Hand,” and as part of the “1000 Journals Project” her work was exhibited at the SFMOMA. In 2014 Coles published, “Ghost Pirate,” a collection of her visual journals, paintings, and mixed media figure drawings. Coles remains at the top of her field through workshops and retreats both here and abroad, revolutionary online courses, and most recently, an artist residency at the Green Olive Art Center in Morocco. Coles creates from her enchanted studio in Albuquerque, NM. Please email Juliana Coles with any questions or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mixed Media Tool Kit:
You will definitely need the following: Your favorite glue-I love big UHU gluesticks, scissors, some brushes for your paints, a rag or two, and a jar for water. You will need a matte knife, a self-healing cutting board and a cork backed 12” metal ruler (I’ll have a few extra to share if you don’t have these but they are good items to have in your mail art kit). All mail artists should have a set of rubber stamp letters. I highly recommend Staz-On stamp pads because we work so quickly. You will need acrylic paint-any brand, any color in at least two colors, one light one & one dark. You will need at least two brush markers in different colors or a black sharpie. A graphite pencil-regular old number two is fine, but if you can get to an art store get an ebony pencil, or a 6B (not charcoal). If you have Love Potion #9 theme related rubber stamps or stencils, bring em!! You will need masking tape in regular butter cream color or black at least an inch thick (no blue tape which is removable) and any other fun tape like washi tape-if you have it.
Start collecting Valentine or anti-Valentine images and patterned paper! Half the excitement of artwork is the collecting and research! Bring copies (of things that are precious). If you have; old postage, faux postage, postal rubber stamps (postage, cancellations, even travel visa stamps work great for fake postage!) address labels, stickers, rubber stamp letters, old handwritten letters, anything related to letter writing, cards, mail art, postage, etc. bring to class
You will need at least 5 mat board/museum board scraps. (10”x 14” or larger) or corrugated cardboard box panels and cereal boxes will do. (no need to buy any), cardboard from anything is fine-rip off the backs of sketchbooks or pads of paper. Different sizes, textures, thicknesses is good.
(Friday) 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost $65 Includes Materials
Learn how to
Learn how to use chalk paint to revitalize your old furniture, vintage finds, dumpster diving treasures, and unfinished wood objects. In this workshop your project will be a cigar box, old chair or small piece of furniture that you can personalize with your paint, colors, finishes, embellishments, stencils and writing. Once you finish your class project you will feel comfortable with the major chalk painting techniques so that you can paint a variety of objects and furniture and add a new look to your environment at the drop of a hat, (or paintbrush in this case).
Barbara Roth believes anyone can learn to paint and draw if they want to. They just need to learn some basic skills and practice them. Barbara has a degree from UCLA in Fine Art and has taught art classes for many years to students ages 2-92. Here specialities are watercolor, drawing, travel painting and most recently water soluble oil painting. She takes a sketchbook with her everywhere and loves to help people develop their creativity.
Instructor will provide: Chalk paint, brushes, stencils, a hand out with class notes.
Students please bring: A shirt to cover clothing, a large plastic container for holding water and cleaning your brush, paper towels, optional: stencils or photos for reference. If students want to bring their own piece to paint, please email us to make sure it can be finished in our class time!!!
Instructor may have on hand: Misc used or old boxes and furniture. These will be charged accordingly per piece.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$70 Including Materials
Indigo Dyeing has been
Indigo Dyeing has been utilized across the world for thousands of years. The indigo plant makes a variety of shades of blue, commonly associated with denim. In this four hour workshop you will learn Shibori, the Japanese tradition of folding and manipulating fabrics to make intricate patterns, along with the history and process of indigo dyeing. Students leave the class with several dyed garments like napkins, table cloths, or scarves and the knowledge to continue indigo dyeing from their own home.
Amanda Rouse Letscher specializes in pattern design and printmaking with a cartoon surrealist style. Her artwork is inspired from the fractal patterns of nature, chance, fictitious animals, Surrealism, and Art Nouveau. She loves visiting new places, spontaneous drawing, everything aquatic, and has a strong passion for teaching others to create art and have fun. Amanda teaches indigo dyeing, marbling, monoprinting, and acrylic painting classes in San Diego.
Materials Instructor will provide: Dye, gloves, fabrics, and more
Students will bring: Students do not need to bring anything, please wear clothes you can get messy. However if you want to dye something you already own, you are welcome to bring that as well. Natural fibers work best, cotton, linen, silk, etc.
Note: bring lunch for yourself.
(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Create a beautiful,
Create a beautiful, inspirational mosaic heart to hang in your home or give as a gift. This class would be a great mother daughter activity. It is a beginner level class but anyone is welcome. There is always room to practice and advance your “andamento” (visual flow) You will be working with a variety of tesserae (pieces of tile and found objects that make up your mosaic) I hand make the tiles and many of the pieces you will incorporate into your piece making this truly a one of a kind piece. You will learn how to cut tesserae with a hammer and nippers, use adhesive and be grouting in this class. In the end you will be walking away with a beautiful completed piece.
As a self taught ceramicist and mosaic artist, Diane loves creating bright functional pieces. Her pieces have a bit of an assemblage/steampunk/found art feeling to them. She have fun laying out her designs and thinking about the joy it will bring some lucky person. Each step is done with love and gratitude for the opportunity to create a beautiful object; from the tiles which she rolls out on her slab machine, then designs and glazes, to the meticulous snipping of each piece, right down to the addition of objects placed after grouting.
Diane has had a passion to create for as long as she can remember. During her college years, her respite from the rigors of her classes was to take an art course each semester. Once she found ceramics, she was hooked! She has a MA in special education and 15 years in the classroom making creative adaptations for her students and running workshops to share these ideas with other teachers.
Instructor will provide: All materials
Students will bring: Their attitude to learn and create something beautiful!
(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Buy 3 get 1 FREE! 4 classes for $120. Add to cart!
(If you purchase the buy 3 get 1 FREE, you will receive a frequent member card during the first class you attend. This card is NON-transferable and only valid for Tuesdays 6-9PM on 01.31.17 , 02.14.17 , 02.28.17 and 03.14.17).
Jump start your creativity, deepen
Jump start your creativity, deepen you process, get in touch with your inner voice or simply connect with others through art making.
Art Journaling is an intuitive process and no art or drawing skills are necessary to produce beautiful, meaningful work. This is a guided, step-by-step process. Nancy will guide you through a series of prompts — working in a wide range of media (acrylic paint, acrylic mediums, oil pastel, drawing tools, stencils, stamps, varnish, and much more) in order to transform blank pages into a personal statement, expression or vision. You will learn how to work in an intuitive manner using various mixed media layering techniques to challenge yourself creatively, and most importantly to walk away with your very own art journal to continue at home.
This is class for all levels and for those with little or no experience. You don’t need to be a seasoned artist or art journaler to participate. Join us for this exciting process!
Please bring your dinner or a snack if you have not eaten, arrive a few minutes prior to start time, and understand that we need a minimum of 2 students to hold the class.
Nancy’s approach to art flows naturally out of her long career in graphic design (hulagirldesign.com), illustration and art making. Her most evocative compositions are available for public viewing and sale at The Chopra Center. Her artwork hangs in private collections all over North America and her product line, which focuses on “spiritually centered” products can be found in stores across the USA and on-line at her Etsy shop at nancywalter.com. To boost her artistic juices, she spent 6 weeks in Morocco, doing an art residency in early 2016. Nancy is one of the co-founders of artloungeon101.com For Nancy’s full bio check out the instructors page on this website!
Students should bring:
An Art Journal: (used hardcover book OR an empty journal (pages lie flat) no spiral bound.) I will also have some for sale.
Apron/Art smock (wear something you don’t mind getting paint on)
Container for water
Adhesive: Matte Medium OR Gel medium, Mod Podge, Permanent Glue Stick
A few brushes, thin to wide
Instructor will provide to use during class:
Paper towels, rags, baby wipes
Heat Gun or blow dryer (studio has two)
Scissors and craft knife
A variety of pens and mark making tools
Additional tools and supplies needed for this class will be provided.
NOTE: Nancy will bring journals for sale if you do not have one. If you have the supplies on this list, please bring if not we can share.
If students have these items, please bring:
Acrylic Paints, your favorite colors
Scissors or craft knife
Black fine permanent pen
Used credit card/Bondo Tool
Images: photos (original/photocopies), scraps of papers from personal collections, little envelopes, old letters and personal notes, clippings of old journal pages, collected scraps from magazines etc.
Art Lounge on 101 is a community-based, intimate, art studio located in the heart of downtown coastal Encinitas. We are dedicated to offering a great variety of creative experiences in a fun, casual environment, for exploring and expanding your artistic expression. The classes and workshops offered will include a wide variety of art mediums and will be designed for newcomers as well as advanced students.
ArtLoungeon101 invites you to experience fun and joy while creating and expressing your artful-self. The studio is delightfully intimate, providing the ideal environment for teacher and student interaction. The class MENU includes a wide variety of art mediums and offers classes and workshops for novice and dedicated art students. Our unique location in the heart of downtown Encinitas enhances the art experience and promises to be a great space for discovering and expanding your creative talent!