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May 2024 Art Play Dates via Zoom

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ART PLAY DATES ARE IN SESSION ON TUESDAYS AT 11 AM CENTRAL TIME!

Hello Everyone!

You are invited to come hang out for an hour with other cool folks, and express your creativity!

Art is good for the heart, mind, body, and soul. Join us!

 

May 2024

These classes are virtual classes, meaning you can join in from the comfort of your home!

For the month of May, we will focus on zine making in the middle of the month, along with a zine swap!

The month will begin with Gelatos by Faber-Castell, and the month will end with oil pastels! These are two supplies you may already have, but don't pull out to use very often.

Each class, I offer guidance and instruction.

I also encourage you, as a participant, to go in your own direction, as you feel inspired to do so.

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

11am Central Time-12pm Central Time

The Joy of Gelatos

Gelatos are an underrated art supply, as they are quite versatile and easy to use!

You can draw with them like a crayon, blend them wet or dry, and add them to a variety of surfaces!

Direct from the Faber-Castell website, here's some more info about gelatos:

They blend easily with or without water and work well on virtually any porous surface! Transform opaque colors into translucent tints or mists with water. Add color and shimmer to paper, canvas, chipboard, wood, fabric, ribbon, journal boards and many other surfaces!

Use to watercolor, blend, stamp, mix with mediums, use with stencils, layer, combine to create new colors or highlight journals.

Here's an example of a chickadee sketched and colored in with Gelatos.

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Supplies:

  • Gelatos (use what you have, or explore the various sets available, such as: Pastels, Metallics, Iridescents I and II, or Brights)
  • Stamps of your choice (such as ArtFoamies, handmade stamps, etc.)
  • Stencils of your choice
  • Sketch paper and/or mixed media paper
  • Sketching pencil and eraser (if doing the bird exercise shown in the image)
  • small paintbrushes
  • water jar
  • baby wipes

 

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

11am Central Time-12pm Central Time

Zine Making-Session 1

Zines are mini books or booklets, typically published by an individual who has a message or art to share with others.

We will be creating a zine from one sheet of 8.5x11 inch copy paper.

In session 1, we will talk about the various approaches and issues to consider when creating a zine.

We'll make our 8-page zines using rubber stamps and washi tape, to create borders and portals for focal future points.

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Supplies:

  • 8.5 x 11 inch copy paper (24 lb. recommended, but 20 lb. is fine, too)
  • rubber stamps that work as borders or backgrounds
  • stamp pad, such as VersaFine Clair in Nocturne or StazOn in black
  • washi tapes in various widths (.3 inches/7mm and .6 inches/15mm)
  • scissors
  • (optional) various mark making materials-colored pencils, crayons, gelatos, markers, etc. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

11am Central Time-12pm Central Time

Zine Making-Session 2

We will make a second zine style from one-8.5x11 inch sheet of copy paper, that will be 14 pages, and 2-sided.

If this feels too complicated to reproduce, you may stick to the 8-page zine from Session 1.

In this session, we'll use stamps for the backgrounds, and then add collage elements to each page.

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Supplies:

  • 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of copy paper (24 lb. is recommended, but 20 lb. is good, too)
  • stamps of your choice
  • black ink pad
  • various papers, fabrics, deli paper, etc. for collage 
  • glue stick
  • baby wipes
  • old magazine as a gluing station
  • scissors
  • markers, crayons, colored pencils, etc.
  • alphabet and number stamps (optional)
  • words cut from books, magazines, or stamped out

BONUS: ALL PAID PARTICIPANTS ARE ELIGIBLE TO SIGN UP FOR A ZINE SWAP!

If you choose to participate in the zine swap, you are agreeing to mail one zine to each person on the zine swap list by the designated date (TBD).

This will be so much fun! I can't wait to send and receive your zines!

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

11am Central Time-12pm Central Time

Abstract Flower using Oil Pastels and Water-Soluble Portfolio Oil Pastels

Oil pastels, sometimes known as cray-pas, are another supply that we often have, but do not use regularly.

With traditional oil pastels, blending happens using oil, such as baby oil on a q-tip. 

With the Portfolio water-soluble oil pastels, blending happens with water and a brush!

Oil pastels can be really inexpensive, which is part of the fun of this drawing tool.

Of course, if you have any of the other water-reactive Art Crayons by Marabu, or Distress Crayons by Tim Holtz, bring them to the session on May 28th!

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Let's put those supplies to use!

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Supplies:

  • Portfolio Water-soluble Oil Pastels
  • Oil Pastels (Niji, Cray-Pas, Sennelier, Pentel, etc.)
  • Mixed Media paper or watercolor paper (140 lb.)
  • brushes
  • water jar
  • baby oil and q-tips (optional)
  • Additional water-reactive crayons 

NOTE: Registration fee is per person, per class

Low-income/Restricted-income rate when you purchase the month of classes

Thank you for your interest and support!

I look forward to creating with you!

Register for ALL 4 May Classes

$140 USD

 

 

Low/restricted-income click below

Register for all 4 May classes

$140

$100 USD (You Save $40)

Register for individual Tuesday classes in May

$35 USD per person/per class

NOTE: Please email me with the Tuesday class dates you are choosing

 

Tuesday, May 7

Tuesday, May 14

Tuesday, May 21

Tuesday, May 28

IMPORTANT: Be sure your PayPal email address is current, as that is how I will send you the Zoom link for class.

 

Policy Note: No refunds. I am a one-woman, small business. Thanks in advance for your understanding.

 

With Gratitude, Love, Kindness, and Creativity,

-Briana aka OrangeSpiralArts


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