SPRING/SUMMER 2018 CLASSES:                     

 All classes have a minimum of 5 students, unless otherwise specified.   maximum of 12 call 276-628-9091 to reserve your spot    

   Greg Howser: Citra Solve Collage workshop, Saturday June 30, 10 – 4 pm 

   Cost:  $50 payable to the instructor

Artists always have used solvents to create and change images for collages, drawings, and painting. Citra Solv is an exciting was to create collage papers. The papers can look like marbled paper to alcohol ink. It is amazing how no two pages look the same.
During the first part of the workshop, I will demonstrate how to create the citra solv papers. Then you will be creating your own. After lunch, I will show you some things I have done with my citra solv papers and help you create your art project using yours papers.
Materials needed:
• National Geographic magazines – I prefer issues from after the year 2000. The highly pigmented ink, printed on the clay coated pages, make this magazine uniquely suited for this process.
• Citra Solv 16 oz• Matte Medium or Mod podges• Brushes• Q-tips• Art materials to work on your papers with such as pencils, colored pencils, acrylic paint, oil paint, etc. It up to you what other art materials you use.• A canvas or wooden panel to create art on (up to you what size you want to work on). You might want to bring in several small panels like 5 by 7 inches or a bigger 16 by 20 inches• Scissors• Ruler

• Spray bottle, although you can simply hold a finger over the opening and “shake” the Citra Solv onto the page.
• rubber gloves – this is messy business!
• Cotton swabs, rags or paper towels, stencils – depending on the special effects you choose to do.
• Hair dryer

Greg Howser: Art 101 Saturday, July 7th , 10am  – 4 pm     

Cost:  $50, payable to the instructor Ages 12 and up

Ever wonder what to do with that canvas, water color paper, which brush to use, what in the world is “gel medium”?  All those questions and more will be answered in this one day class.  So much information you cannot get it from one YouTube.  Bring a heavy weight paper for practice, a canvas panel, paints of your choice, brush set and the “golden” gel 6 sampler set you can find on line for 22$.

Vera Dickerson Workshop “Create an Icon”  Saturday/Sunday August 25 & 26th 9:00 – 4:00 pm

Cost: $235 members, $250 non-members, plus $10 materials fee  Ages 14 and upGrandmother's Tea Cups-Dickerson

Choose a favorite pet, animal or object and lift it to a place of glory. Students will work on a wooden panel, sometimes available on the cheap from Habitat Restore shops ( kitchen cabinet doors) and always at art and craft supply shops.
Work small. around 8 x 10 or 11 x 14 unless your cabinet door is larger.

Vera will provide some texturing materials as part of the supply fee. She will also bring some metalics for enhancing your subject.
Students  will create an interesting surface and visual frame, then place their icon subject in that space. Have photo reference and acrylic paints and drawing materials, acrylic gel for this second stage.