New Class at Seattle Recreative: Mixed Media in 3D

Starting in January, I'll be leading a new mixed media workshop at Seattle Recreative. 

This funky little Greenwood shop is a hidden treasure trove of (cheap!) second-use art materials: collage papers, assemblage odds and ends, previously unloved art supplies, and more. I'm excited to lead two four-week workshops on basic to intermediate assemblage and three-dimensional collage.

We'll work hands-on with:

  • elements of 3D design
  • theme, mood, and intent/function
  • assemblage techniques
  • textures and finishes
  • and more

Materials will be gleaned from Seattle Recreative's awesome hoard, but you're welcome to bring along some of your own if they're meaningful to you.

Classes will run Wednesdays from 6 to 8, January 6 to 27 and then again from February 3 to 24. Here's a link for more info and registration.

Oh, and Seattle Recreative accepts donations too....


 Just checking in with a few new pieces...

...I draw and I paint and I do various things, but nothing makes me happier than creative accretion....

 "...I've discovered similar elements among works as varied as a sonnet or a series of assemblage sculptures: a love of fantastical, ambiguous narration and shifting frames of reference; a reliance on synchronicitous accident and stream-of-consciousness process; and a delight in repeated layers of time, wit, and image...."

Art, Art, and More Art

Sorry so long no post! I've been working in mixed media again; it took a while after the Big Move to resupply my stockpile of random things, but now my hoard is fully loaded and I'm mixing media like mad. This new series is making me very happy, oh yes indeed.

Here's a preliminary shot of one 3D piece, "Go Now While You Still Can." It has internal motors that turn various bits, a couple of lighted windows, and it's powered by an Arduino Due.

(Thanks to most awesome Husband for helping with the programming despite my infamous impatience and ridiculous perfectionism.)

I'll get a video soon, too.
 The piece to the right is called "Come On Down." I'll be showing it, as well as "Go Now" and others during Inscape Seattle's Open House on June 14. I'll post more info soon, but here's a Facebook link meantime.

In other news, I've been taking a watercolor class with local favorite Jennifer Carrasco. Watercolor has always intimidated me, I'll admit; it requires a bit more delicacy than I can usually muster. Or at least that's what I far, so good, though. I'm having big fun, thanks to Jennifer and the rest of the gang at C&P Coffee.