Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Here is the ART CLINIC info









CALENDER OF ART CLINIC EVENTS
Every Thursday is art day or “therapy session” from 10 to 6. Come on down to our basement studio and get messy with a project, see what other artists are up to or just say “hello”. We can give you a space to work. This is a great time to work on ATC (artist trading cards).





Saturday, Jan. 27, 9 til 4, join Carol and Syd in a fun filled day of turning a discarded book into a visual journal** . You will learn some image transfer techniques, pop up pages and pocket ideas. You will pick up simple painting techniques, using Golden’s fluid acrylics, that can be used in other art you do. The fee is $85. which includes all materials except your scissors. For all levels. Bring a lunch or take a lunch break.





Saturday, Feb. 3, 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: $90.00 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.

Starting on Tues. Feb. 6, Carol will start her 4 week basic art sessions. 4 to 5:30 is basic principles of drawing and 5:30 to 7 is basics in watercolor. This is suggested for 12 years up through adults. In March the watercolor time will change to a printmaking without a press class for 4 weeks.Cost: $60. for 4 classes. More about these classes on the last page.

Saturday, Feb. 10, from 1 - 4, come make loving Valentine’s day cards or an accordion piece of art for you home, to celebrate Valentine’s day. You will learn a few techniques and get some fun supplies. Just bring scissors. Cost $45. This is a good one to do with your younger art enthusiasts.

Don’t miss this!! Sunday Feb. 18 (Chinese New Years) 1 to 4. Come take a look at the ART CLINIC studio and help celebrate the grand opening. There will be door prizes and refreshments.  “Extra credit” for Asian attire.  The class schedule and class examples will be available along with Carol’s and Syd’s ( the yin yang sisters) art work. 
Saturday, Feb. 24, Syd will be teaching 2 mini workshops, “pre ops”. From 9 - 12 it will be ATC Boogie. This is an introduction into the world of artist trading cards (ATC). She will show you an easy way to develop an abstract “canvas” for an ATC or it can be used as a background. Cost $45. List of recommended supplies at sign up
From 1 - 4 Syd will teach “ Do your art...whatever it is” placard project. In this mini workshop you will make a simple wire, bead. charm and foam core placard with a little reminder for your “muse”. Just bring scissors. Cost $45. List of optional supplies at sign up.






On Tuesday, March 6, Carol will continue her 4 week basic art sessions. 4 to 5:30 is basic principles of drawing and 5:30 to 7 is printmaking without a press. This is suggested for 12 years up through adults. Cost: $60. for 4 classes. More info on the last page.

Saturday, Mar. 10, 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: $90.00 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.

Saturday, Mar 24, Syd will be teaching 2 mini workshops, “pre ops”. From 9 - 12 it will be ATC Boogie. This is an introduction into the world of artist trading cards (ATC). She will show you an easy way to develop an abstract “canvas” for an ATC or it can be used as a background. Cost $45. List of recommended supplies at sign up
From 1-4 Syd will teach you to make a Collage Cottage. This class has some machine sewing that can be done in class or at home later. She will share her sewing machine. Bring some flat collage elements or copied (not ink jet) photos or images and scissors. Cost $45.

Saturday, Mar. 31, Carol will teach 2 mini workshops, “pre-ops”. From 9 - 12 Slide Quilt. This class will utilize discarded slides to create a mini hanging “quilt” using paint, paper, ephemera and wire. Follow your bliss in this half day pre-op. Supply list at sign up. Cost $45.
From 1 - 4 Carol will teach Pocket Books. This pre-op will introduce you to the endless world of book binding. Create and collage and make note books for your desk, your friends and your pocket. Supply list at sign up. Cost $45.

For more info on anything here or to sign up for a class or workshop call :
Carol at 737 0310 or cell 805-588-0876 Email: lifsart@verizon.net
Blog:http://www.lifsart.blogspot.com or
Syd at 688-6860 or cell 805-680-8713. Email: floozy@verizon.net
blog: http://sheepfloozy.blogspot.com .

Also the studio is a available for your classes or private art parties.

We plan to have examples on our blogs soon.
*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 experience.
 
 ** “Visual journaling is a creative way to respond to an internal, very personal situation in traditional sketchbooks, or through nontraditional works of art that include both text and imagery." -Michael Bell
Or it can also just be as simple as random images and colors that are pleasing to look at.


Art Clinic Course description for after school slot

At the Art Clinic we often hear people complain that they want to make art but never had any art training, and we hear parents telling us that they want there sons and daughters to have more art opportunities. We believe that there are therapeutic benefits from youngsters working with older students, so long as everyone respects everyone else's time. These after school classes are designed with this in mind. If you've been suffering from a lack of artistic self-esteem join one of Art Clinics after school classes with your budding artist son, daughter, niece or granddaughter and enjoy the world through different eyes. These classes are intended for the serious minded art student.

Drawing. At the art clinic we often hear complaints from new patients about hand eye coordination being out of whack, with symptoms such as an inability to draw a straight line, or a malfunction of the ability to “see” live subjects. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may want to immerse yourself in an observational drawing course using techniques that have consistently proven positive results from art clinics around the globe. This four week class is a basic skills class for anyone who would like to improve their drawing capabilities. Open to ages 12- adult.

Watercolor classes. Water is a natural healer; couple that with color therapy and you are on your way to total artistic rejuvenation. Watercolor as a medium is very versatile for all personality types from the very careful to the carefree. This four week course will introduce students to the healing benefits of watercolor. Come and experience the soothing waters.

Printmaking without a Press. . Imagine creating an image and then being able to duplicate it over and over, with either varied of exact results by hand, not on the computer. This four week class is designed to introduce patients to the versatile and healing art of multiples. Printmaking Therapy is a highly recommended remedy in ridding one of inflamed IMC (I'm Not Creative) syndrome. Students will make relief prints using found and made objects, learn to carve their own printing plates as well as other printing possibilities.




Make the ART CLINIC your art “shot in the arm”... 1576 Copenhagen, Solvang, CA

4 comments:

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

WOW SYD... these sound like GREAT CLASSES... Ok.. you will have to keep Marylin and I on the short list to teach when you think the time is right to expand.

Sending BIG HUGS and Wishing a basement overflowing with students!!!

xoxo

art spirit said...

Just what the Doctor ordered! I need an ART cure pronto..will try and visit soon...and deliver your Portals issue!

syd said...

Tracie and Marilyn...that would be so fun to have you teach here! I hope we are not that level soon.

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Syd, I'm going to come down this Thursday to take in the oil filled ambiance in that basement studio! I think Linda will come too if she doesn't have something going on.
Good luck with all of the classes you guys are planning!!!
And...a very cool blog you have here. Good for you!