With the kids back in school it is time to get your art life back on track! As sad as it is to see summer come to an end, Fall brings with it a sense of the cozy days of winte that will be here befores we know it. It is a great time to check out some of the wonderful classes offered at Creative Workshops
. Gail is constantly adding new ones so be sure to check back often. If you have been wanting to take one of the three that I am offering I would encourage you to do it before the holidays are upon us. It will give you some new motivation and tools to use this coming winter and get your art life back on track for the New Year.
Visual Journalism 101
This will be an expedition into the world of visual journaling.. If you have ever wanted to
start keeping an art journal, or started one, only to have it fall by the wayside, then this
is the class for you! The class will cover journal techniques, putting together a journaling
kit, completing at least 7 journal pages, and answer some road block questions like,
‘How do I get over the fear of the Blank Page?’, ‘How can I possibly fit another artistic
pursuit into my schedule?’, and ‘Where do I start?’
Week 1~Fear of the Blank Page, Get Over It!
Week 2~Heartwork, Not Artwork
Week 3~Doodling, An Artform
Week 4~Writer’s Block
Week 5~Made in the Shade
WORKSHOP FEE: $60.00
Shades of Grey
A journey into the timeless art of Moleskine Journaling.
We will use ‘Shades of Grey’ Pitt Pens, Caran d’ache watersoluble
crayon, and black & white images to create pages worthy of a
Moleskine’s handcrafted covers. This class will consist of 3
video demonstrations, and a collage sheet download.
Week 1~ It’s the Pitts!
Week 2~ Not always black or white
Week 3~ Grey’s or Gray’s Anatomy?
WORKSHOP FEE $40.00
Journal your way to a self portrait that reflects your true self. During this 6 week
course you will work in the comfort and safety of your own Art Journal. This will be an
exploration of our own self and the face that we see in the mirror each morning as we
dig deep to find what lies behind the face that we show to the world. Your face may
not even look like you, but it will be representative of the inner you. I will show you the
techniques I use in my portraits and guide you towards creating a face that is uniquely
Week 1~Facing the Facts
Week 2~Who Am I?
Week 3~Take a Look in the Mirror
Week 4~Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin
Week 5~It’s the Little Things That Matter Most
Week 6~Shout Out Loud or whisper softly
Class Fee $70.00
All of these workshops are open-ended allowing participants to work at their own pace and revisit the lessons as often as they like.
If you are in the San Diego area and would like to attend one of the live workshops I have coming up at the end of the month I would love to see you! I will be at
San Diego, CA
The ABC’s of ATC’s
Exploring various mixed media techniques including, acrylic painting,
stamping, stenciling, charcoal, and an image transfer method using hand
sanitizer, we will create these fun Artist Trading Cards.
Friday, September 25th
all materials will be provided
Portraits with Pam Carriker
This class is based on my article in Cloth Paper Scissors, May/June 2009,
‘Wearing My HeArt on My Sleeve’ I will bring the Work in Progress pieces
featured and guide you step by step in creating a mixed media portrait that
incorporates a lovely, textured background, collage elements and my
techniques for creating a lovely portrait.
GalleryWorkshop attendees pay the Escondido Arts Partnership/Municipal
Gallery $65 if an EAP member/$75 if not a member
Saturday September 26th
Space is limited so be sure to sign up early. Once at the site, click on the ‘workshops’ tab to
find the workshop descriptions and sign up instructions
Hope to see you online or in person!