WILDLANDANCE embraces the creative and restorative vision of our natural landscape and all the company we keep. As a lifelong artist and poet, as well as a professional ecologist working in my Rocky Mountain homelands, my artwork, creative expression...
Sample Workshop Description: In this extended 3-day workshop we will transform ordinary metal into a fabulous thick, chunky, beautifully embellished deck of cards! Each student will receive 10 flat pieces of metal, each 6 x 3 inches, to transform into beautiful works of art. We will explore a variety of ways to use & distress metal, cloth, paper, found objects, and you will learn a plethora new ideas & techniques! You will receive in depth instruction on how to work with metal including:
> Metal transfers
> Leaf printing
> Faux etching
> A variety of ways to forge, distress & mark metal
> How to add ink, gesso & paint as a design element
> How to use patina to change the look of the metal
> Alternative ways to attach objects your workwithout using glue
> How to correctly use tools & products, including the doming block and a few new surprises
> How to master object placement, composition & problem solving
> How to add texture & depth to your work
> Composition & design concepts
> A variety of new surface design techniques
> How to create a cohesive, themed project
You will leave with a unique, beautifully embellished 18 piece art deck that can be bound by decorative wire or transformed into a book or sculpture if you wish.