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18″x24″. mixed media on paper. 2018. $250


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gsg 9

5″x7″. mixed media on paper. 2018. $65

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gsg 8

8″x10″. monoprint on paper. 2016. $75


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gsg 7

5″x7″. mixed media on paper. 2018. $65


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gsg 6

mixed media on paper. 2018. $100


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gsg 5

8″x10″. mixed media on paper. 2018. $200


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gsg 4

10.5″x12″. mixed media on paper. 2018. $200


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gsg 3

mixed media on paper. 2018. sold.

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gsg 2

11″x14″. mixed media on paper. 2018. $100


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mixed media on paper. 2017. $100


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Course Offerings

Need a class for your program or group? Listed below are the classes I can modify to your needs. I have experience teaching elementary, middle, and high school kids, adults, older adults, folks with TBI, veterans, adults with various developmental challenges, corporate groups, and birthday parties. Please contact for pricing.

PAINTING/PRINTMAKING/
COLLAGE/MIXED MEDIA

Abstract Expressionism
Explore the non-representational side of painting in a fun and experimental learning environment. Classes begin with an introduction to the myriad styles and methods of abstract artists through the ages. Students will use these artists as inspiration and develop their own intuitive painting styles to create new and original paintings. Mixed media and experimental painting methods will be explored to create rich texture and visual interest. Please bring a sketchbook to this class. All other materials are provided.

Painting with Texture
Experiment with acrylic and mixed media techniques. Use 6”x6” papers and boards to conduct tests using various materials and acrylic mediums. This class emphasizes process over product. Embed found objects, make collographs (collages you can print), and learn photocopy transfer techniques. Work on paper, cardboard, and wood panels.

Mixed Media Printmaking
Students with any level of printmaking will explore many unique methods of the printmaking process. The course will allow students to learn to print with collographs, styroprints, nature prints, packing prints, screen prints and plexi-glass monoprints. Instruction will allow for students to make test prints using these methods and then compose and build their own rich, layered prints. Drawing skills are not required. Students are encouraged to bring books, magazines, photos and drawings for inspiration each week.

Choosing Paint Wisely: What’s In Your Box?
Do you have paint that you never use? Are you overwhelmed by art supply stores? Take this short class for a crash course in paint and a translation of the pigment labeling system. Learn about pigment behaviors, grades and brands of acrylic paint, as well as what to buy where to get the most out of your art supply budget. Students will create a color journal to keep notes for future reference.

Tie Dying with Acrylics
Create one-of-kind fabrics using various tying, folding, dripping, dunking, and painting techniques. Bring in white or light or stained clothing or fabrics and give a new life to them. Use various ties and folds to manipulate and control the pigments. Create unique colors and visual textures. This class is for the bold, as you never know how your creations will turn out. Great fodder for quilters!

Family Trees: Heirloom Mixed Media Genealogy Collage
Come with your (or your offspring’s) genealogy line and create a beautiful unique heirloom family tree with acrylic and mixed media on linen paper. Learn collage techniques to adhere decorative papers, fabric, found objects, copies of documents, photographs, etc to create a tree motif as a beautiful record of your lineage. 

Fashion History as Art Inspiration
Use fashion as muse in this unique class experience. Each week will focus on a different decade’s flavor. Listen to music, peruse art and history books, and discuss. Then, make art! Roar into the 1920’s and JUMP! out of the 1990’s. Take a page from fashion designers and look back to inspire contemporary works of art. This is a discussion driven studio class rather than a technique instruction class. No prerequisites required; daring beginners welcome! Bring your own art supplies.

Portfolio Development for Teens
Are you a young artist who wants to be taken seriously? Through peer/instructor critique take your work to the next level, building a body of art you can submit for gallery exhibition, school admission, or achieving your artistic goals. Work on writing artist statements, and learn ways to format and beef up your artist resume as well as proper avenues for work submission in various outlets. The majority of artwork will be done at home based on personalized assignments and peer feedback. Bring 3 pieces of your art to the first class, plus a sketchbook and pencil.

Fling, Scrape, Drip: Abstract Painting for Creative Kids
Have fun playing with art supplies to create paintings and learn a foundation you can build on for years to come. In this class we will look at the world around us, but we will make unique images. We will look at still life, landscape, and portrait to help us learn about color, paint handling, and design. Use brushes and palette knives as well as unconventional tools to move paint around. Learn about famous artists. Use your eyes, hands, and imagination. Most importantly have fun!

MASTER-INSPIRED WORKSHOPS FOR BEGINNERS

Wassily Kandinsky: Circles
Use paint fabric paper and mixed media to take Kandinsky’s circles to the next level. Learn about color and shape as you experiment with different techniques inside a familiar design.

Paul Klee: Cityscapes
Use collage and watercolor to create your very own geometric city-scape. Learn sensitive color mixing with paint on paper. Cut out shapes and build your skyline.

Paul Klee: Cats
Use paint, pastels and collage to create a kitty cat with a bird on its head. Use Paul Klee’s cat and bird as inspiration. Practice color mixing and experiment with color combinations and textures.

Gustav Klimt: Trees of Life
Inspired by the masterwork of Gustav Klimt, students will use metallic paint, oil pastels and collaged papers to create a beautiful and unique Tree of Life. Be inspired by the decadent and colorful details of Klimt’s paintings and let your unique inner life force sparkle forth onto the page.

Henri Matisse: Fauve Portraits and Landscapes
Do people tell you that the sky is blue, the grass is green, and skin is peach and brown? Well the French artist, known as the Fauves, or Wild Beasts, say NO WAY! You pick the colors. Green noses, purple grass, blue cats are all allowed! Have fun and get silly with arbitrary color.

Pablo Picasso: Crazy Collage Faces
This workshop requires lots of laughter and out of box thinking while making crazy faces. We will paint and collage to create a series of distorted portraits. Bring lots of imagination and let the faces appear. Then as a group we will come up with creative names for the personalities that emerge.

BOOK ARTS

Paper Making
Create beautiful new paper with deckled edges from junk mail, office recycling, and scraps. Learn traditional paper making process and embellish with notions, nature, embossing, etc. Use paper for correspondence, bookmaking, or to begin works of art.

Creating Your Own Hand-Bound Sketchbook or Journal
Explore simple book-binding techniques to create your own unique journal or sketchbook using printed and hand-made papers. Students will learn the basics of bookmaking in this unique course and create a 5-signature sketchbook or journal. A discussion of papers will be included and students will even try their hand at creating their own paper. Books will be individualized towards the student’s vision and printing and collage methods will be explored to create unique covers for the finished product.

JEWELRY, ETC.

Recycle Art Jewelry
Create one-of-a-kind necklaces, bracelets, earrings, glasses chains, and key chains. Use #6 plastic from to-go containers to create unique charms. Reuse decorative papers to twist beautiful patterned beads. Combine with prefab beads, broken jewelry, and findings to complete your personalized accessories.

Beginner Jewelry Beaded Bracelets
Learn how to construct simple bracelets with toggle closures. Get tips on combining colors and shapes to keep the compliments coming. Leave with two finished bracelets designed by you! If you have beads you want to use, bring them, otherwise everything is provided.

Beginner Jewelry: Beaded Earrings
Learn how to construct simple dangling earrings with fishhook, post, or clip-on findings. Get some tips on combining colors and shapes to keep the compliments coming. Leave with two finished pairs of earrings designed and executed by you! If you have beads you want to use bring them, otherwise everything is included in the material fee.

Shrinkydink Jewelry
Use shrinkable film to create necklaces bracelets, earrings, rings, pendants, or key chains. In this magical process, use sharpies, paint markers and colored pencils to create colorful, icy designs. Trace or draw your own design. Watch as we bake the film and it shrinks to become hard. You may have used this material as a kids, but create unique personalized jewelry that has the mark of only your style, use other materials to complete amazing jewelry that will blow up your instagram feed.

Cigar Box Handbags
Reuse a cigar box to create a unique personalized handbag. Start by collecting objects and images to build a color scheme then play with composition and pattern to cover the box with mixed media collage. Use beads, trims, ropes, or wires for handles.

MOSAICS

Broken Pottery Mosaics
In this class students will learn how to make a mosaic image from start to finish using the pique-assiette style of mosaics. Students will learn to design, layout, set, and grout a small mosaic for in-home decor.

Mosaic Coasters
Use white indoor cement to set stained glass, ceramic tiles, hardware, and natural stones in a mold to create a one-of-a-kind coaster. Choose color scheme, lay out pattern, and transfer into wet cement to create a stylish spot to put your drink.

Smashing Pots to Make Pots: Mosaic Planters
Learn the step-by-step process to create a decorative mosaic planter from start to finish using the pique-assiette style of mosaics. Students will design, layout, set, and grout a large mosaic flower pot or several small ones.

STAINED GLASS

Copper Foiled Sun-Catchers
Learn the basic techniques of the copper foil method of making small stained glass windows. Learn how to design and balanced composition. Learn the proper method for cutting glass, applying foil, and getting a smooth solder.

Building Leaded Glass Windows
Design and build a leaded stained glass window. Learn important tips for designing. Cut pieces of glass to assemble your composition. Then build a structurally sound window using lead cames.

Intermediate Stained Glass: Building with a Lead Knife
This workshop is designed for folks who have already made a stained glass window. Students will learn how to use glazing knives to build windows. Throw away those tedious and frustrating lead nippers and speed up the building process with this amazing tool!

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Tiny homes!

My first workshop at Seattle ReCreative happened today! Building tiny homes with 2nd and 3rd graders from Boys & Girls Club. Delightful. photostudio_1467152292551

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a hare to the left

18"x24". Mixed media on paper.

18″x24″. Mixed media on paper. sold to sheila m.

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abstract with brushes

18"x24". Mixed media on paper. $200

18″x24″. Mixed media on paper. $old to Shelia

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Engage 1

8"x10". Mixed media on paper. $100

8″x10″. Mixed media on paper. $100

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16"x20". Mixed media on paper. $200

16″x20″. Mixed media on paper. $100.


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interior landscape 26

11"x14". Acrylic on canvas board. $50

11″x14″. Acrylic on canvas board. $50


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pulleys ‘n’ sprouts

18"x24". Mixed media on paper. $200

18″x24″. Mixed media on paper. $300


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ab-ex 1

16″x20″. mixed media on paper. $300


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Shalom Farms with Art on Wheels!

Kevin drew the designs and then volunteers at Altria painted the murals. Today was installation day! We drove the giant Art on Wheels van through a rain cloud to get the Shalom Farms as the sun came out. I didn’t see Dominic, my fellow Richmond Food Co-op member/owner, but I’m glad we got to fancy up his farm! I got to climb on big ladders and roofs and use power tools so, all in all, great day, and on top of that the murals look awesome!!!

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paintings on tarps on mud puddles

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decision time!

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you want these where??? 😉

 

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finished the first side

view from the roof

view from the roof

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and from the ground, below are details of the five panels with sweet taters.

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inside the other pavilion

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And this one is going in the the office!

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The next Drink ‘n’ Draw has been announced!

NEXT WEEK!! @ the ANswer Brewbub

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thanks, Lindsay, for the poster!!

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Art is the Question and Beer is the Answer 2

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015, 6:30 PM

The Answer Brewpub
6008 W Broad St Richmond, VA

3 drinkers ‘n’ drawers Attending

Join us Tuesday, August 25 at the Answer Brewpub for another night of artistic creations and delicious libations. Drawing and collage supplies provided, but feel free to bring your own art materials. Play exquisite corpse or other Surrealist drawing games, work on our community collaborative project, or work on your personal art. Tuesday night is K…

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Expressive painting and collage at Bolling House

Matt Cron met me down at Bolling house in Petersburg as a the Humana sponsor (and to play and get paint all over his work clothes) an expressive painting and collage class.

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collab between me and matt!

collab between me and matt!

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Tawanda and Matt getting into it!

Tawanda and Matt getting into it!

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Abstraction at Westminster Canturbury

My folks at WC finished their last class of the first session of Abstract Expressionism today. Here are some of their works in progress, finished pieces and action shots from the past 6 weeks. SO sad to see this class end because as you can see they are on to some stuff.

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happy with her framed work! how did i not get pics of these??

happy with her framed work! how did i not get pics of these??

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Scratch art engage tour with Veterans at Vis Arts!

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We used crayons and soapy acrylic to make scratch art plates, then turned them into pendants, one to keep and one to share!

Nothin’ like a bunch of gentlemen playing with crayons to warm my little heart!

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Creative Family Dinner Studio – Night 3 – Critical Thinking

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Chicken Salad picnics for each family, delivered by the little food fairy, Karen Atkinson of Grow RVA.

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Tonight the kids worked with recycled home materials to make “silent instruments” for a family lip sync band!

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The grown-ups took advantage of the spring weather and sat outside.

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moving inside momentarily to use candle smoke to draw, a process called fumography.

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Richmond Eat Richmond t-shirts

I’m a member of this cool potluck group that meets every week (or every other depending on things) and it has a different theme and hosted by different folks at their homes each week. https://www.facebook.com/eatrva

J and I both happened to wear our RER shirts that I designed to the vegan themed potluck this week at Scott’s. Don’t we look good!?

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Drink ‘n’ Draw at CACGA – 3/30!

Look at my beautiful poster Chris made! Thank you!!

I’m in Ashland flyering to get some Randoph Macon students roped in!

Everyone Come out next week!

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Mix . Mingle . Create 2

Monday, Mar 30, 2015, 6:00 PM

Cultural Arts Center
2880 Mountain Road Glen Allen, VA

11 drinkers ‘n’ drawers Went

This event will be a craft beer and wine bottle share where we will continue our collaborative community fundraiser. Since we have been collectively playing Exquisite Corpse for a few years now, we are elevating the stress relieving silliness to something that can give back to the community. We will continue working on a series of books to be sold …

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Shiloh Mosaic coasters

Senior connections

Shiloh friendship cafe! MOSAIC COASTERS!

Winners of free class for first application in!

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Welcome Jan!

I went down to Shropshire Studio to see what Jans’s up to in Manchester. She will be joinging th Artful Living team to teach Clay Bowls and Busts. Here is what she had in the kiln and some student works made by kids.

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Creative Family Dinner Studio – Night 2 – Communication

Jordan brought me home to pick up supplies from my car and out to the Belmont Rec Center for CDFS! Tonight was communication. After all that my phone died shortly there after . I think Liz has some so I’ll try to get those.
Karen and Doug from Grow RVA brought dinner for everyone for under $5 per person, proving you can feed your family healthy, tasty, and still affordable.

 

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