I had a chance to teach a class at Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, WI, this September called Gary's Flea Market (see this blog to learn more about that experience). While it was not my objective to construct something usable during the workshop, I did have to demo on something when I tried to show various techniques to the workshop.
Monday, October 24, 2022
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
This year I had a chance to take a workshop in Mineral Point (WI) with Kate Church called Metamorphosis and this is the second completed figure I made in the class. This figure was the class project and based on a butterfly. Kate provided the idea, butterfly wing suggestions and the body.
Monday, October 17, 2022
For years I have been going to New Orleans for Art Venture workshops hosted by Katherine Engen that have Michael deMeng as the teacher. Also for years I have been visiting the Lucky Rose Gallery in the French Quarter, the home for the art of Cathy Rose. Denice and I are pleased to have two Cathy Rose works hanging in our house.
In 2020 we had a chance to have an event in Cathy's home studio where we got to see how she creates her art up close and personal.
(While you can always find art by Cathy Rose on her website, if you are ever in New Orleans she has recently moved Lucky Rose Gallery to 8239 Oak Street in New Orleans.)
This year I had a chance to take a workshop in Mineral Point (WI) with Kate Church called Metamorphosis that finally gave me permission to use inspiration from Cathy Rose's wonderful work to inspire one of my own. Here is the link to the blog about that workshop.
While in New Mexico for a Bill Scrips workshop in September, I discovered a cardboard boat that I knew was going to be the piece I was going to work on when I got to Kate's class.
Monday, October 10, 2022
This piece began its life during Shake Rag Alley (Mineral Point, WI) Art Adventure in August of 2022. This class was If the Shoe Fits with Lorraine Reynolds.