ART CLINIC UPDATE of CLASSES for MAY 2007:
A few changes in our schedule:
May 12 Metal clay class has been cancelled due to the Artists Guild of
Santa Ynez Valley Student Show Reception 3 - 5 PM at
GALLERY LOS OLIVOS on Grand Ave in Los Olivos, CA
May 19, 2007 Metal Clay class, Saturday from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, join the
fun and magic of working with Metal Clay*. Call Carol right away so she
can order materials. Bring your lunch and drink. Cost: $100.00 which
includes cost of Metal Clay.
Open Studio available for individuals who have attended her introductory
class for Metal Clay. The studio cost is $25.00 plus the cost of the
silver clay. Beads and findings will be available for you to complete a
necklace, bracelet or earrings at an additional cost.
Sunday, May 20, 9 - 4 Altered Book workshop. This is our most popular
class. In this jammed pack class we will show you several book altering
and transfer techniques while you learn some color theory and journaling
tips. You just need to bring your scissors and have lunch break plans.
All other materials provided. Fee $85. If you are a returning student
and don't need supplies. Fee $70.
Saturday, May 26, 9-4 Felting basic will be taught by Guest artist,
Barbara Carr. In this workshop you will learn the basics of felting by
making a piece of flat felt, using colorful merino wool fiber, water and
soap. You will be able to embellish your flat piece using silk and
"prefelts". No knitting required (or allowed).
All supplies provided with a break for lunch $60.
Sunday May 27, 1 to 5 You can join Carol and Syd at their workshop for
the ground breaking ceremony of the Lompoc Theater. It is the theater's
80th birthday also.
*Metal Clay is 99.9% Pure Fine Silver which has been finely ground and
mixed with an organic binder which produces a clay-like material. When
fired, the binder burns away and the silver solidifies. This clay can be
sculpted, carved, stamped, cast, virtually manipulated anyway that you
can work traditional clay. If you have a desire to create beautiful
pieces in silver without the need for a silversmith's tools or
Carol at 805-588-0876 E-mail: <mailto:lifsart@...
Syd at 805-680-8713.
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Face-a-Day BLOG http://www.faceaday.blogspot.com/
Carol K Originals Gallery http://www.lifsart.blogspot.com/
] On Behalf Of Joyce Resnik
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2007 11:57 AM
Subject: [bookartsconnection] Workshop at University of California
Channel Islands - artist ROBERT DANCIK
some of you might be interested in attending this. I've signed up. Look
website for great images of his work. http://www.robertda
He gives workshops at Art & Soul in Portland and it fills up fast so I'm
thrilled to attend
one in my own backyard. Here's the information from Sylvia Torres:
Forming Lasting and Meaningful Attachments -- Robert Dancik
The scene: you have a glass marble, a vintage photo of a race car, a
piece of fired PMC formed from a silicone mold you made of a Monopoly
piece, a broken bicycle tail light and a carnelian cabochon. All these
need to be combined with sterling silver to form a bracelet and of
course, be as durable as possible. You could just hang them from a
chain however, you also want to ensure that the materials and the
manner in which they are combined forward the idea you want to express
in the piece. In this very useful and extensive workshop participants
will explore ways of attaching almost anything to almost anything else
and enhance the message in your work in the process. We will delve
into a broad spectrum of materials including epoxies, concrete,polymer
clays, Faux Bone and paper pulp mache as well as a full range of cold
connections to use in tandem with these materials. Though these may
seem familiar, we will use them in very different ways to build a
matrix of material, process, and procedure, allowing a much greater
freedom of expression.All the techniques, materials, and processes can
be used in conjunction with traditional metalworking, as well as the
various types of metal clay. This is a very practical workshop with
applications to book artists, sculptors, and jewelers alike.
It looks like we have a workshop! It's going to be
Monday, May 14th, 10a-5p at SCIART. Because we are closed on Monday,
we will be doing the workshop in one of the galleries.
So... to be officially signed up, please send me your check for $60
(payable to Sylvia Torres as I will be cashing and sending him one
check) which covers the instructor fee, and locks in the class. Please
email me your confirmation and let me know you mailed your check or
will drop off at SCIART. Mail: Sylvia Torres, PO Box 1028, Camarillo,
I am working out the details of the other expenses with the
instructor. I will let you know. I don't expect this to be more than a
total of $125 (includes the original $60). The really great thing is
that we are piggy-backing on to a trip to CA so there's no flight
expense. Robert Dancik, the instructor, is from CT.
He said the workshop could be 16-20 people depending on our space
(which we have plenty of). It will be 1st come, first signed up.The
morning would be
demonstration and the afternoon would be
hands-on. He will go over Faux Bone (hope you all saw his website:
> ncik.com (click on
I am expecting him to send a list of supplies to bring and will notify
you asap. He's also sending a list of equipment he will need. I may be
sending another email if there's items I don't personally have.
Thank you for catching my enthusiasm. I think it's a great
opportunity, and will be a really great workshop.
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