Adult Visual Art Camp
New! Quilting Your Inner Artist: June 30 – July 3, 2013
Be bold! Be brave! Put down your ruler and approach your fabric armed only with a rotary cutter and a sense of adventure. Experiment with curvy shapes, pointy points, extreme fabric choices, and fear none of them. Add to your skill toolbox and become a pattern free textile artist by learning free-form piecing. You will end up with a completely unique small project, designed totally from your creative side and your rotary cutter. Everything taught in my book, Rule-Breaking Quilts plus much more color and assembly information. All interest levels of experience are welcome.
Kathy Schmidt will be the instructor.
Watercolor Painting: July 7 – 10, 2013
All interest levels of experience are welcome. A studio painting opportunity that will delve into watercolor techniques, explore composition, study negative space, and investigate critique methods. Participants will be expected to provide their own watercolor supplies. The instructor will be Taylor Jacobsen.
NEW! Handmade Books “A Book Tells a Story”: July 7 – 10, 2013
An artistic approach to constructing handmade books. The instructor, Charlene Jacobsen, will display numerous completed handmade books and explain their construction. Work shop participants will construct and embellish their own books and learn many new techniques. This workshop is for all levels of bookmaking experience. Participants should bring; 2 discarded books for a new life, copies of old meaningful photos, scissors, collage materials, and personal embellishments (the more the merrier). If interested in creating thematic books, participants should bring their own specific materials.
NEW! Contemporary Metal Jewelry: July 7 – 10, 2013
The focus of this workshop will be learning and using fundamental jewelry making techniques and tools. Emphasis will be on teaching participants how to: cut metal by hand and disc cutters; manipulate wire; join metals with cold connections and rivets; make jump rings; add texture and do metal stamping (dappers, metal punch letters); wire wrapping; etching; and polishing. Also, during this class you will work with different jewelry making tools, learn how to work harden metal and add embellishments to your jewelry pieces. All interest levels of experience are welcome. Linda Hooker will be the instructor.
Many tools and equipment necessary for this workshop will be available for your use.
*Please bring any pieces of old jewelry, watch parts, gears, watch faces, metal sheets, wire, baubles, beads, or anything else you would like to incorporate into your jewelry pieces.
** Please bring personal jewelry making tools and equipment or anything else you think you might want to use.