Friday, October 21, 2016

PTSA Open House and New Gel Plate Monoprint session

If you live around Port Townsend, swing by the PT School of the Arts Open House tomorrow, October 22nd, from 1 to 4pm. You can meet all the teachers, see their work and find out more about all the cool classes offered in the Fall 2 session. PTSA is at Fort Worden, Building 306. I will be offering another 5 week session of Gel Plate Monoprint from November 9th-December 14th (no class November 23rd) on Wednesday mornings, 9 to noon. Art is so good for you! :)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Post Art Northwest: October

Post Art Northwest | October |  Emily McCann Photography
In July this year, I was contacted by the very talented photographer, Emily McCann, asking me to be part of her Post Art Northwest project. Every month she draws a name from subscribers to her newsletter and sends the winner a snail mail postcard featuring one of her gorgeous image on the front and an original illustration from a PNW artist on the back. I was selected to be Miss October (my favorite month!). Check out her blog post featuring a short interview with me.

Emily also offered to come to my studio to take photographs. I usually don't like any pictures of myself but she managed somehow to take some really good ones! I don't know how she did that. I warned her that I wasn't very photogenic and she just shrugged her shoulders and said: "everybody says that, but that's not true", and she proved me wrong! She does have a very contagious laugh, you just feel like smiling when you are around her, that's the perfect quality for a photographer! Here's a few pictures from the shoot, I will share more later.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Beeswax Collage Workshop

Student work | Beeswax Collage Workshop | PTSA

This weekend I taught a Beeswax Collage Workshop at the Port Townsend School of the Arts. I had a super fun group, everybody in class was amazingly creative. I used to teach that class in California with my friend Diane and it brought back a lot of good memories (yes Diane, every time I smell melted beeswax, I think of you!). In a weekend workshop, we had a little more time to explore this medium (the California workshops were only 3 hours) and we got to work on canvas and panel board and then a free project, like a cigar box, or book cover, etc. This class will be offered again in early 2017, I will let you know when I have the dates. I am so happy to be teaching again, thank you to all my wonderful students for being so enthusiastic and dedicated! 

Student work | Beeswax Collage Workshop | PTSA