The pics below are intended to give you an idea of the Art we will be learning this year.
Each student will receive a 20 to 30 inch tall wooden figure that represents a winged woman, a spirit or a guardian angel. These wood constructions will have embellishing layers of shaped wood, wings, faces, and hand-wrought metal elements. Other techniques will include wood burning, acrylic paint staining and the addition of any special treasures the student brings to give the figure her own unique personality!
2.Shadow Of My Self
You will create a unique art "doll" using a found mini picture frame. The space that would normally hold a photograph, will contain an original collage that is a reflection of its creator-YOU! Vintage ephemera and images will be layered; stamped images will add dimension to the soul of this doll. Buttons, game pieces and found objects will become appendages and decorate the frame. "Shadow" is truly a unique personal creation!
Create a mystical fabric journal in which to store your innermost thoughts and images and then add your own personal talisman doll to protect your journal. We will construct a journal with fabric covers that are further embellished with a hand-beaded doll. Improvisational bead embroidery on ultra suede creates the doll. Vintage buttons, beads and charms with hand torn watercolor paper complete the journal.
4.Shrine For Your Household Spirit
Every Kitchen Witch knows how important it is to have a Shrine for your house hold spirits. This is a unique way of doing so .We will create a shrine for your house hold spirit as well as a place to keep your magical Kitchen tools. We will take a plain wooden two shelved curio box with a glass door and paint, collage and cover with handmade papers as well as fibers. Vintage items, found objects or other items you may want to use.
This idea came from the very popular Egyptian Spell Book. Now you can create your own Altered Book Of Shadows ,Altered Grimoire etc. Only you will know that it contains real spells, rituals and potions. Already have a Book Of Shadows? That's ok in this class you will learn how to use Vegetables and Fruits to create natural dyes. Teas and coffee to stain naturally. Herbs hidden in secret pockets and create niches .We will then move on acrylics, glazes, water colors and all types of different paints. Collage, ephemera and other items to make your Spell Book truly yours.
Each Pic is numbered according to the title above