Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Make your own holiday stamps and cards!

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In this class we will make a few simple holiday themed stamps (of your own design or I can share my ideas). We will stamp them using holiday themed color choices and get those holiday cards started. You will leave with the stamps and ideas to make more cards at home if you'd like! Register over at Circle of Stitches!

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Dec
7
1:00 PM13:00

Design and Create Holiday Cards and Gift Tags at NAA

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Afternoon Workshop for Adults
In this one day workshop get into the holiday spirit as you create one of a kind holiday cards and/or gift tags for those extra special gifts.  Create with specialty papers, stamps, 3d shapes, ribbons, watercolor…. Your imagination is the limit.

All materials provided. Member $20, Non-members $25

Register directly at Newburyport Art Association.

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Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Intro to Gelli Printing

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I am offering a four-class series at NAA and this is the first of the four. You can attend just this one, or any mix of the four classes.

A Gelli plate is a gelatin-based printing plate that is very easy to work with and requires limited tools and supplies. It is a fun tool to make a stack of collage papers or even monotypes suitable for framing. Beginners and experienced artists can enjoy the range of techniques available when printing with the Gelli Plate.

The focus of this class will be to experiment with mark making, resist exercises, and other methods for making patterns using the plate. We will learn about the materials and then spend some time working on our gelli plates. We will talk about what you can do with all of your gelli prints too! Students will leave with some prints as well as a good understanding of how to have fun using their Gelli Plates at home.   Registered students will receive a supply list of items to bring to the workshop.

Fees:
For individual workshops:
Members $20 per workshop, Non-members $25 per workshop

For four workshops series:
Members $70,  Non-members $90

Newburyport Art Association will accept registrations after 12/1/18 and I will share the link to register at that time. For now, save the date!

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Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

Intro to Bookbinding

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I am offering a four-class series at NAA and this is the second of the four. You can attend just this one class or any mix of the four classes.

If you have ever thought about making your own handmade book or journal, this is the class for you. Students will learn about the parts and tools used in bookbinding to make a personal sketchbook, diary, or special gift. We will explore using a mix of papers, old book pages, scrapbook papers, as well as plain drawing paper as the pages in our journals. In this class, we will discuss the parts of a book and make a Long-Stitch bound book using an old hardcover book cover which we will deconstruct and then fill with our own mix of creative papers.

Registered students will receive a supply list of items to bring to the workshop.

Fees:
For individual workshops:
Members $20 per workshop, Non-members $25 per workshop

For four workshops series:
Members $70,  Non-members $90

Newburyport Art Association will accept registrations after 12/1/18 and I will share the link to register at that time. For now, save the date!

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May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Self-Portrait Vision Board Collage

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I am offering a four-class series at NAA and this is the third of the four. You can attend just this one, or any mix of the four classes.

We will design a vision board with “self-portrait” as the central theme. Students will use magazine images of faces to create a fantastic self-portrait. Surrounding their portrait, they will layer colors, patterns, and images that will become a vision board with hopes and dreams for the future, or they can simply celebrate their favorite parts of life. 

Students can work on a sheet of mixed media paper or in a journal that they bring to class. If you attended the bookbinding class, be sure to bring what your journal! We will use glue sticks and/or other forms of adhesive. I will show students how to incorporate paint and mark making as well.

Registered students will get a supply list of items to bring to the workshop.

Fees:
For individual workshops:
Members $20 per workshop, Non-members $25 per workshop

For four workshops series:
Members $70,  Non-members $90

Newburyport Art Association will accept registrations after 12/1/18 and I will share the link to register at that time. For now, save the date!

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Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Visual Journaling

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I am offering a four-class series at NAA and this is the final of the four. If you attended the others you will have a journal to work in, collage papers to work with, and a little familiarity with the tools. If you haven’t attended the others that is also fine. All are welcome!

Visual journaling can be a great tool to record memories, process thoughts, or just get the creative juices flowing before starting a larger project. Many artists keep a visual journaling practice as a daily method of checking in and centering the mind.

In this class we will be encouraged to use the handmade book and collage papers from previous lessons. If you did not attend those classes, do not worry… a supply list will be provided. We will explore 2-3 different visual journaling exercises including resist, collage, and repetitive imagery. This class may just convince you to start a visual journaling practice at home!Registered students will get a supply list of items to bring to the workshop.

Fees:
For individual workshops:
Members $20 per workshop, Non-members $25 per workshop

For four workshops series:
Members $70,  Non-members $90

Newburyport Art Association will accept registrations after 12/1/18 and I will share the link to register at that time. For now, save the date!

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Phases of the Moon Block Printing Workshop at Circle of Stitches in Salem, MA

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Join me at Circle of Stitches for this moon-inspired workshop, and make your art print to take home! In this class, you will learn basic block printing techniques. Using lino cutting tools and speedy carve rubber, you will design three moon phase stamps in your unique style. Two can be stamped in reverse to get five phases. You can choose to stamp them on black paper in silver or white paint, or on white paper in black ink, and no matter what, you’ll end up with your own, one of a kind moon phase art print. The instructor will have ideas for how to carve your stamp, as well as scrap paper for you to explore your imagination and full moon inspiration!

Class fee is $40 with a $10 materials fee payable to the instructor. All materials provided. Register at Circle of Stitches' website here.

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Intro to Bookbinding at the Merrimac Public Library
Jun
18
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to Bookbinding at the Merrimac Public Library

Have you ever been interested in making your own books for sketching, memory keeping, or working in as an art journal? When you make your own book, it can be any size and include all types of papers. A handmade book can be a treasured gift or special place to store thoughts and memories. In this class, we will explore some of the options and look at examples.

For the projects, we will use old book pages, scrapbook papers, and plain drawing paper  in our journals to make two types of simple books:

1)     Pamphlet Bound Book – One signature that is stitched up the spine. The cover is just a little heavier stock than the inside pages.

2)     Long-Stitch Book – We will use an old hardcover book cover and fill it with our own creative paper using the Long-Stitch that shows along the spine of the book.

No experience necessary!

Class fee $35 includes all materials. The instructor will provide paper, awl, bonefolder, embroidery floss, and sewing needles for each project.

 

 Pamphlet Stitch

Pamphlet Stitch

 Long Stitch

Long Stitch

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