Bohemian Rhapsody with Gwen Lafleur

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Bohemian Rhapsody with Gwen Lafleur

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    Instructor

    Gwen LaFleur
    Gwen LaFleur has loved arts and crafts her entire life. Gwen has tired everything from drawing lessons to paper crafts, until finally finding her true home as a mixed media artist. Her work can be found in private collections around the world and has been published in Cloth Paper Scissors and Creative Scrapbooker magazines. 
  • The Hanging Art Journal
    June 6, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • More Angels More Icons
    June 7, 2019 - June 8, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Description

Enjoy two (2) workshops over three (3) days. Receive a discounted rate when you register for all 3 days.
Class sizes: Minimum 8; Maximum 24. No experience necessary. Minimum age to participate: 12

The Hanging Art Journal   hanging art journal
June 6, 2019 (Thursday) | 10 am – 5 pm

Price: $166  Many supplies, daily lunches, drinks & snacks are included.

Take your art out of the journal and turn it into a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind wall hanging!

In this full-day workshop, you will learn three different background techniques to apply to three different pages of your “journal.” We’ll embellish the pages and assemble them into a hanging piece of art. (You’ll also have the option to bind it into the beginnings of a book or a standing accordion display if preferred.)

We’ll use fabric, paper, heat embossing, beads, found objects, and more as you create our own unique journal.

Students should bring:

  • A craft mat, baby wipes, scissors
  • Gesso (Gwen likes colored background paints by Matisse, or craft paints work as well)
  • A variety of collage papers, ephemera, jewels, trims, fabrics, etc…
  • Acrylic Paint – a few favorite colors
  • Paint brushes (1″ and 1/2″ flat, detail brush, round brush – #4 is good)
  • Matte medium and a brush or sponge to apply it
  • Glue or gel / heavy gel medium (Gwen likes Locktite Superglue – Ultragel Control and E6000 or Goop)

Optional:
(Truly optional and we’ll have many of these items to share):

  • Embroidered trims/fabric, embellishments, lace, etc…
  • Small found objects and/or jewelry – not too large or heavy.hanging art journal
  • Beads and/or charms. (I’ll have some to share as well.)
  • Favorite stencils and/or stamps
  • Rub-on letters or alphabet stamps
  • Heat gun
  • Black and Brown StazOn ink pads
  • Needle and embroidery thread (Gwen especially likes gold thread)
  • Your favorite mark making tools

*If you would like to have any supplies waiting for you, please zip Kristin an email.

Included in your registration fee and provided for you will be:

  • Paper for the pages of your journal
  • Grommets and tools for binding the pages
  • Fibers, fabrics, beads, and embellishments to share
  • Stencils and stamps to share
  • Various mediums, glues, and supplies for the background techniques

More Angels; More Icons
June 7 & 8, 2019 (Friday & Saturday) | 10 am – 5 pm

Price: $328  Many supplies, daily lunches, drinks & snacks are included.

In this 2-day version of Gwen’s popular Of Angels & Icons workshop, we’ll take inspiration angels and iconsfrom Mexican Folk Art, Orthodox Icons, and more to make our own mixed media “icons.”

We’ll create a faux aged background using Gwen’s peeled paint technique, then we’ll create our figures. Across the two days of the workshop, we’ll focus on ways to create ornate and beautiful halos/headdresses, different ways to create and incorporate wings, and use beads, fabric, metal findings, stencils, and more to dress and accent the figures.

You should come away with your own beautiful and unique artwork and lots of new techniques to add to your mixed media toolbox!

Students should bring:

  • A craft mat, baby wipes, scissors
  • Gesso (Gwen likes colored background paints by Matisse, or craft paints work as well)
  • A variety of papers, ephemera, jewels, trims, etc… to build and accessorize your figure
  • Paint – a few favorite colors (you’ll probably want gold too, and make sure to include some contrasting colors such as red and blue.) angels and icons
  • Acrylic Paint – a few favorite colors
  • Paint brushes (1″ and 1/2″ flat, detail brush, round brush – #4 is good)
  • Matte medium and a brush or sponge to apply it
  • Glue or gel / heavy gel medium (Gwen likes Locktite Superglue – Ultragel Control and E6000 or Goop)

Optional:
(Truly optional and we’ll have many of these items to share):

  • Embroidered trims/fabric, embellishments, lace, small found metal objects
  • Beads – especially seed beads, to add into halos/headdresses (it’s helpful if they’re on strands in hanks.)
  • A face for your figure (there will be some available)
  • Wings if desired (I’ll also have several options you can use)
  • Circular objects or die cuts to use in your halo or headdress if desired (there will be several options provided)
  • Colored pencils and/or watercolors to color your face and wings
  • Favorite stencils to use for halos, wings, or backgrounds (there will be plenty to share)
  • Heat gun

Included in your registration fee and provided for you will be:

  • 12″x16″ canvas board
  • Fibers, fabrics, beads, and embellishments to share
  • Stencils and stamps to share,
  • Options for faces, wings, and halos
  • Various mediums and supplies for the peeled paint background technique, as well as for accenting your figure.

You may register for either class or save $50 and use the discounted rate for the entire three (3) days of workshops (Thursday – Saturday). The option for registering for the entire weekend is also available by using our “$99 Holds Your Spot” deal which allows you to pay over time.

Please note that your $99 deposit is nonrefundable but is applied to your balance. The $353 balance is due no later than May 1, 2019, and can be made by mailing a check to Ephemera Paducah, 333 N. 9th Street, Paducah, KY 42001 or on this page via PayPal or Credit Card.

Not paying your balance before May 1, 2019, will result in the loss of your deposit and place in class. We will send periodic reminders, but the onus is on you to pay by this date.

Before registering for this workshop, please familiarize yourself with our Cancellation Policies Updated September 1, 2018.


 

Details Price Qty
Bohemian Rhapsody Weekend - Pay in Fullshow details + $449.00 (USD)  
Bohemian Rhapsody Weekend - Hold my spotshow details + $99.00 (USD)  
The Hanging Art Journalshow details + $166.00 (USD)  
More Angels; More Iconsshow details + $328.00 (USD)  

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