Art

The Elizabethan Librarian

I haven’t had much time to create something just for myself. Between creating images for library programs and art classes I’ve been teaching, I haven’t had much time to myself. I finally was able to create this small mixed media piece, The Elizabethan Librarian.

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The Elizabethan Librarian- decorative tissue paper, watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic, and Portuguese prayer book pages. 
Classes

Upcoming Classes in Germantown!

Below is my schedule for new art classes at Tulpehocken Exchange in Germantown, Philadelphia. The space is the headquarters for Handmade Philly. It’s located at 47 E High Street.

February 3rd

Love Sucks: A Mixed Media Anti-Valentine Making Class

Click HERE to RSVP to the Facebook event.

Love Sucks Mixed Media Class

February 24th

Pastel Portraits for Beginners

Rescheduled from the January date due to a conflict with the Women’s March.

Click HERE to RSVP to the Facebook event.

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Email info@texphilly.com to register for class. 

Classes

Next Class- Pastel Portraits for Beginners

The next class I’ll be teaching at Tulpehocken Exchange is Pastel Portraits for Beginners. I’ll be teaching participants the basics of using chalk pastels and the basics of drawing one of the hardest subjects- humans. We’ll be learning proportion of the face, blending and application methods with pastels, using light and dark, and more!

Below is the flyer with information on date/time/space. It’s hosted at Tulpehocken Exchange, a new art space in Germantown, Philadelphia located at 47 East High Street. The cost is $40 per person. Sliding scale payment is available on an as-needed basis. Email info@handmadephilly.com to register. You can RSVP on Facebook by clicking HERE.

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Here is a quick pastel portrait I put together of Adam Driver (one of the many husband’s I have in the harem in my mind) as an example of what we’ll be learning in the class.

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Classes

Winter Still Life Class at Tulpehocken Exchange

Winter Storm Grayson kicked the east coast’s arse last weekend. The participants of my Winter Acrylic Still Life class braved the ice and snow last Saturday to make some beautiful paintings.

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Bundled up and ready to paint!

I set up a still life with velvet pumpkins, an ornamental miniature bird cage, magnolia pods, a handmade faerie crown, and some plants from Tulpehocken Exchange’s “green wall.” I taught the class about underpainting. There were some beautiful results! Look at the slideshow below for some photos taken during the class.

 

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And here is my completed still life I started during the class.

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My next class at Tulpehocken Exchange will be Pastel Portraiture for Beginners on January 20th. Email info@handmadephilly.com for more information. 

Classes

Silhouette Class at Tulpehocken Exchange

Last Saturday was the open house for the new Handmade Philly space at Tulpehocken Exchange in Germantown, Philadelphia. My holiday silhouette class was the inaugural art class in the space. We had a great group of people in a relaxed, fun setting. I taught them how to cut paper silhouettes freehand using their eyes to dictate what they saw, how to mount their silhouettes. I demonstrated a silhouette cutting with one of the class participants as a model. Some class members made their portraits by having other class members sit for them while others used photos. Everyone ended up with a matted silhouette to take home! Check out the slideshow below for photos of the class and a flyer for upcoming classes.

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Classes

Gourds, and Maize, and Pumpkins, Oh My!

A few weeks ago I taught a still life painting class at the library where I work. I set up a still life with a cornucopia, maize, faux leaves, and decorative gourds and pumpkins. Class members were equipped with acrylic paint and 11×14 canvases. Some people had some painting experience. Others had previously painted, but on furniture. Everyone that attended raved about how relaxing and fun the class was. One person even told me a few days later that she cried tears of happiness because she loved the class so much!

Below are photos from the class. Keep your eyes peeled for future classes!

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