Grab your hat, throw on your boots and join us for the INAUGURAL Art is…NASHVILLE.
Five foot stomping days of workshops, special events and Art Trunk.
4th April to 7th April, 2013
With a special tour on April 3rd of a Place to Bark
Venue and Accommodation
Sheraton Music City Hotel
777 McGavock Pike
Nashville, TN, 37214
Have you longed to try your hand at doing portraits but been afraid? Portraits can be intimidating but in this
workshop you can’t fail! We will be using my new Face Map Stencils from StencilGirl Products and learn how to
create front, side and ¾ view portraits, where to shade, highlight and where all those facial features belong on the face.
We will then ‘paint’ the portraits on plain old paper bags, using Faber Castell Gelatos and other media, creating skin tones
using a variety of methods. Notes for techniques taught in class can be added directly to your journal as well as your own
personal thoughts. This is a great class for the beginner or anyone who loves to make unique art journals. We will be
working in 6 x 6 paper bag albums to create these fun, unique art journals that the both the beginner and the seasoned
journaler will enjoy.
Kit Fee: $20.00
Includes: 6 x 6” paper sewn paper bag album, Faber Castell White Big Brush Pen, water soluble pencil, and a 1 9×12 Face Map Stencil-front view.
Plus opportunity to use Gelatos and paints provided by the instructor.
Assorted paint brushes, journaling pens, pencil, water container.
It’s time to take creating portraits to a whole new level! Creating a 3-D portrait bust that is really a
dimensional self-portrait journal page, incorporating collage, journaling, sculpting, and painting.
We will bring Styrofoam wig forms to life, and create work that is reflective of who we are at this moment
in time as well as document our journey in an art journal spread that we will make in class. This class is
about more than just creating a beautiful piece of Art, it’s about making a visual statement about who we are,
what we stand for, and where we want to go. I featured one of these busts in my book, Art at the Speed of Life,
and what you can’t see in the picture are the layers of under journaling that was part of the process. We all are
made up of layers and most of us can put on a pretty good outward face, but it’s what’s underneath that matters most.
Join me as we dig down to find out what’s behind the face the world sees.
Paint brushes, water container, palette, an art journal of your choosing (can be one you are working in)
or 1 9 x 12 sheet of watercolor paper, bone folder tool,
1 roll of 4″ x 5 yards long Rigid-Wrap Plaster Cloth http://www.dickblick.com/products/activa-rigid-wrap-plaster-cloth/,
black permanent ink pen, graphite pencil
Kit Fee: $25.00 - Includes Life size wig form, Faber Castell White Big Brush Pen and Mixed Media Kit (neutrals)
rubber gloves, kneaded eraser, blending stump. Use of instructor’s paints and mediums.
Optional items: Personal collage material (thin paper works best-no cardstock) journaling pens, additional items
to add to the sculpture such as buttons, keys, ephemera, lace, anything to personalize it.