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I have discovered a great need , and I will be writing the manual soon, as a public service…                                            “How to Throw Clay When You Have Acrylic Nails”. We will be covering hot topics […]

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I am LOVING my pottery throwing class at Mesa Center for the Arts. My goal is to become more consistent in my throwing and centering skills. Only 3 more classes left in this session and I can say with confidence that I’ve most definitely improved. I can successfully throw a pot every time. They don’t […]

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Here are a couple of prints from yesterdays efforts in Relief printmaking. Do they just scream for glitter?

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                                                                                I just LOVE printmaking!! All the different methods and techniques leave endless possibilities. To do […]

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Need some relaxing, creative time for yourself? Art Therapy? Maybe share the creative exchange with a friend or two? That’s what “Open Studio” is all about. Once a month the Boutique is open for you to use for two hours. I provide all the painting materials, myself as a resource and guide, and some light […]

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As children we entertained fantasies of becoming an actor, musician, dancer, or an artist. But somewhere along the way of “growing up”… we stopped. Being creative can be scary in a world that values logic over imagination. Perhaps it is now time to take a few steps to reclaim our dreams. Its never to late […]

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Once you’ve mastered the basic acrylic painting techniques, hard edge, blending, and overpainting, it’s time to add more skills to your tool box. Using stencils and masking can add interesting patterns and textures to a painting. Anything that has holes through it can be used  as a stencil. In my example below I found some […]

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This class will look at several more tricks and advanced acrylic painting technques to add to the participants’ repertoire. We will also focus some time on color and the 9 color theories for more intentional color choices.  Bring your own ideas for a subject matter, or choose one from the many lesson examples on hand. […]

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Join this intimate group of new friends into the world of acrylic painting. The participants will learn basic brush management and several beginning painting techniques. With these newly discovered skills, they will find their own way to express the suggested subject of the evening, trees, and the symbolic meanings tree can have. Or they are […]

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Need some relaxing,creative time for yourself? Art Therapy?Maybe share the creative exchange with a friend or two? That’s what “Open Studio” is all about.Once a month the studio is open for you to use for two hours. I provide all the painting materials, myself as a resourse and guide, and some light refreshments. You come […]

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