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Mixed Media Melange with Kari McKnight Holbrook

Mixed Media Melange

Mixed Media Melange with Kari McKnight Holbrook

Instructor

Kari McKnight Holbrook
Kari's popular classes are designed with student’s success in mind, enthusiastically guiding creative projects and techniques while allowing for artistic self-discovery.
  • Happy Bird Sings Journal
    March 17, 2017
    5:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Animal Crackles
    March 18, 2017
    5:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • LetterPalooza
    March 19, 2017
    5:00 am - 12:00 pm

Happy Bird JournalsA little polymer clay, a pinch of journal-making, seriously fun painted collage with uber-cool effects, throw in a day of lettering, and you have the perfect Mixed Media Melange Weekend with Kari McKnight Holbrook. Three very different classes, all with great finished projects, chocked full of techniques to use in your future mixed media adventures. Take one or take them all for a reduced rate! Class sizes: Minimum 4; Maximum 25; Minimum age to participate is 14. (We need a total of at least 12 class spots sold over the weekend to “make” these classes.)

Happy Bird Sings Journal
March 17, 2017 | 9 am – 4:30 pm

Price: $139 plus $15 Materials Fee paid the day of class. Lunch, drinks & snacks are included!

Create a fresh and unique art journal lushly filled with random-sized found and repurposed papers! The journal is accented and bound with a whimsical cover and spine that explodes with beads, charms, baubles, and buttons. You will spend the morning creating the covers with a relaxing clay technique, and the afternoon antiquing the covers and incorporating the signatures with varied and eclectic papers to create this charming journal adventure! The weight and feel of this tome in your hands adds to the allure of the fusion of these unexpected materials. Sure to make your soul sing, this sturdy journal will be destined to house your most fascinating secrets! (If you are not a bird fan- never fear, plenty of other enticing options available!)

Your $15 Materials Fee includes the use of:

  • Sculpey Premo and Souffle clays, Translucent Liquid SculpeyHappy Bird Journal
  • Pearl EX, Acrylic Glazes
  • 1” chip brush
  • 2 canvas boards
  • Freezer paper, Stamps, and Templates
  • Masking tape, Gaffers tape, Hockey tape
  • Mini Awls, Needle threaders, Unwaxed linen thread, Needles

Students should bring the following:

  • Scissors or small paper trimmer
  • Detail paintbrush
  • A few embellishments (charms, buttons or larger holed beads (at least 1mm)
  • 10-12 pages 8.5 x 11 or larger decorative papers, handmade, music sheets, old letters, sketches, old paintings, grid paper, double sided scrapbook, vellums, transparencies, Braille pages, piano roll paper, wallpaper – really get creative here- anything goes as long as it can be folded in half without tearing
  • 2 pages of decorative paper at least 12 x 12 inches
  • A pencil, eraser (I prefer kneaded erasers)

Optional items – ONLY if you already have them

  • A screwpunch with the tiny tip
  • Bookbinding awl
  • Permanent pen (prefer PITT artist pens or Sharpie twin-tips)

Animal Crackles
March 18, 2017 | 9 am – 4 pm

Animal CrackersPrice: $145 plus $15 Materials Fee paid the day of class. Lunch, drinks & snacks are included.

Don’t let the whimsical end products fool you into thinking this collage and painting class will be thin on techniques! These funky paintings will serve as a great vehicle for us to experiment with fool proof transfer techniques, rich painting, scumbling, mottling and glazing methods, layering, crackling and antiquing creams! The way we combine these rock-star techniques will allow any artist at any skill level to create successful, lively and enchanting paintings. Learning when to collage, and when not to collage, will best help add excitement to our stories. Each artist will leave with a ready-to-hang completed painting and new skills that will enhance their art adventures for years to come!

Just a FEW of the skills you will explore in this workshop: • collage tips for paintings, including how to get JUST the right shape • transfer techniques, and methods for using your own images over and over • using layering to create strong compositions • anchoring images so they don’t just float • how and where to apply glazes and antiquing creams • mastering crackle pastes and glazes.

Your $15 Materials Fee includes the use of the following:

  • 8 by 8 substrate for your collageAnimal Crackles
  • DecoArt Media Matte medium
  • Assorted DecoArt Media fluid acrylic and craft paints
  • Palette paper
  • Misc papers for collage
  • Transfer method papers
  • Deco Art Crackle pastes
  • DecoArt Media Glazes and antiquing creams
  • Stamps and stencils
  • Canvas Papers
  • Various adhering tools
  • Edge treatments
  • Selection of images to work from

Students should bring the following

  • Pencil & good eraser (kneaded preferably)
  • A selection of various sized paintbrushes
  • Sharp scissors for paper cutting
  • Optional – Animal sketches will be supplied for use, but to personalize it, bring images of an animal you LOVE! Can be of your own sketches or a photograph. It works best if the animal has a definition of its shape, and the image should be at least 6-6.5 inches.

LetterPalooza
March 19, 2017 | 9 am – 4 pm

LetterPaloozaPrice: $139 plus $15 Materials Fee paid the day of class. Lunch, drinks & snacks are included!

Are you like most folks and HATE your handwriting? Never use your own writing in your art? No more worries! No drawing or calligraphy skills required! This stress-free class is the perfect intro to creating your own unique and beautiful fonts and writing style to incorporate into your art pieces! This class is really two in one! It combines two of Kari’s most popular classes into one delicious day! You will learn how to make your own tools to ease this process. Kari’s step-by-step demos and visual aids make it all so simple, and enjoyable! You will learn how to
create multiple power word cards to be used and re-used in your art for years to come.

LetterPaloozaOnce you’ve created the masters, you can copy, resize and seamlessly incorporate into your future projects in a blink of an eye! Discussions and samples printed on various papers will make you jump for joy at the possibilities! The bonus to this workshop are the sexy tips and tricks that enable you to use your writing on canvases and journals without risking beautiful backgrounds you’ve already made!

Your $15 Materials Fee includes the following:

  • Handouts
  • Special papers, deli, lined, cardboard, title strips, cards
  • Signo Uniball white gel pen & Sharpie Twin Tip Marker
  • Use of expendable materials such as paints, pencils, oil pastels, chalks, Caran DAche, portfolios, & inks
  • Use of specialty tools and writing instruments
  • Stamping foam

LetterPalooza 3Students should bring the following:

  • Scissors
  • A small round paintbrush
  • A pencil & kneaded eraser
  • Optional: ONLY if you already have them – Faber Castell PITT artist Pens, Caran d’Ache Neocolor II crayons, watercolor pencils 

Those desiring to take all three (3) of Kari’s Workshops receive a discounted rate, and if reserved before February 18, 2017, will have a $25 Gift Certificate waiting for them at the Shop! Good on in-stock merchandise or a future class/workshop! Sign up today!!

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