Sunday, March 25, 2007

Metal Clay Workshop

These are the pieces that were made by some of the workshop members of the last Metal Clay class on March 10, 2007. I apologize for the poor photos. the Silver needs the correct lighting ect... But, you can still get an idea of what you could do in one workshop. We always have a lot of fun and people go home with some great silver pieces to wear or stuff in their walls for safe keeping. (remember the book, The Good Earth?) Rings for Fred
Joan made a magnolia blossom for her mother's 90th b-day as well as earrings and a pocket salamander for herself.
Barbara made a box ( the one with the heart) and a few charms.
Anne made a bunch of beads and charms, as did Penny(below)

Not bad for a days work!!! Next class is coming up April 14, 2007 so sign up soon as Carol needs to order clay.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Basic Drawing Class

These two images are of drawings by students who took the basic drawing class with Carol. They were both motivated to do their homework, so progressed swiftly. This was a project in which they made a still life from items they chose. They then created these "Trompe l'oiel" (which means "fool the eye")drawings. Not bad for four lessons. This one is incomplete, but looks interesting in it's incompleteness.
Call us at the Art Clinic to sign up for new classes.

ATC's at Art Clinic 3/14/07

I forgot to take pictures before the trade. This is the table after all the people traded. It was a great time. We had two young artists, Ruth and Madelyn join us. They had great ATC's and were very helpful in serving the drinks.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

ATC day

We had our ATC get together group at the ART CLINIC Wed. It was a great time. We had enough room so everyone could spread out. Here are the trades I got. Next month, second Wed., we will be back at the Good Cup in Santa Barbara. If you are in the area between 4:30 and 6 come by.

For all you felt freaks

Here are some examples of what is possible in the workshops. Barbara Carr is teaching felting basic, Colleen Darling is teaching needlefelting and Mary Stanley is teaching felt beads.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Here is a look at the classes coming up for the end of March.
April is just around the corner so take a look at that schedule too. the next Metal Clay class is on April 14, 2007. You need to let Carol know by the 1st of April so she canb oredr clay.

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. APRIL 2007

Tuesday, April 3, Carol will continue her 4 week basic art sessions. 4 to 5:30 is basic principles of drawing and 5:45 to 7:15 is basics in watercolor. This is suggested for 12 years up through adults. Cost: $60. for 4 classes. More about these classes on the last page.

Saturday, April 14, 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: $100.00 which includes cost of Metal Clay.(Silver prices have risen dramatically)
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 and Sunday April 21, 22 Carol and Syd will be selling their art at the Los Olivos Grange. Contact Nathan, 688-9716, for more info.

Saturday, April 28, 9 - 12 Carol will be teaching wire wrap jewelry. Cost $45.
From 1- 4 Syd will teach shrinky slinky bracelet making. Cost $45.

Monday, April 30, 4:30 - 6 Syd will be teaching the basics of acrylic painting for 4 weeks. Cost $60. for 4 classes.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

If you have been waiting....

for the May 26th felting class details, here they are:
Beginning Felting - In this workshop you will learn the basics of felting by making a piece of flat felt, using colorful merino wool fiber, water and soap. You will be able to embellish your flat piece using silk and "prefelts". No knitting required (or allowed).
All supplies provided.
Saturday, May 26
9a.m. - 4p.m. with a break for lunch $60
artist/teacher: Barbara Carr

.....Also here is a little report on what we are up to:
Carol has been teaching very successful drawing, watercolor classes and has just started her exciting print making classes. This Sat. Mar 10 is another metal clay workshop here at the ART CLINIC. Come and stop by any Thurs. to see examples and also what people are working on. You are more than welcome to bring by your own project to work on or to share. Next Wed. we are having our monthly ATC (artist trading card) get together. Come by between 4:30 and 6:30 and see what an ATC is in person.

Syd had an offsite collage cottage workshop in Santa Barbara which was alot of fun. Sign up for the March 24th class if you want to make a easy creative little house with lots of possibilities.
Our cell # are listed in the past posts somewhere...if you would like more info on anything you see here....or email us.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Here are photos of the Constructed Eye - one of the projects that Jack Buchanan was working on during Art day at the Art Clinic. Jack very precisely cut many pieces of paper for many hours to make this flower, but his labor has payed off. Isn't this flower incredable?! Unfortunatly the eye in the center is hard to view on the blog, but it's there. Keep up the good work Jack!