I love making things from scraps and trash, whether it be empty Altoid tins, old photographs, or rusty bits I find on the street. Most of the things I post here are available from my Etsy shop, Racky Road.

So welcome! Grab a cold one, kick off your shoes, and have a look around.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Online Class Adventure with Kathie Vezzani

One of the greatest things about going to the Art Is You retreat (art camp) last fall was making new friends, and one of my favorite new friends from camp is Kathie Vezzani. We seemed to just click. She is very talented, and lots of fun to be with. It's probably good we don't live closer to each other; I think we could get into trouble together.

Kathie is getting ready to teach an online class through Jeanne Oliver, entitled Plaster and Wax 101 {illuminated portraits from within}. I'm not a painter, and have little or no experience with Plaster or Wax, but Kathie has assured me that the "101" in the title means that she will be explaining everything so that even a beginner like me will have good results.
Isn't her work amazing? I'm excited about learning something new. Here's a description of the class:

Plaster is a luscious, absorbent surface that begs to be scraped, carved, sanded and painted. Kathie Vezzani will take you on a journey to paint your own masterpiece. She will go over the basics of painting a face, show you how to paint a “pretty face, “ then using her own style, show you that you don’t have to paint realistic faces that conform to the rules.
When finished, she will show you how to apply layers of encaustic medium to make your painting seem illuminated from within, adding oil paint to soften the edges or add splashes of color. This two week course will be full of painting, plaster and encaustic (pigments mixed with hot wax) creating!  Wax is the perfect compliment to any mixed media, oil or acrylic painting you are already skilled in.

Registration for the class is now open, and if you sign up by May 1st, the fee is only $29. It's a two week class, and is open for a year. Join Jeanne on her blog because she is giving away encaustic supplies and Kathie Vezzani is giving away an original encaustic painting if you register. Wow, how exciting is that? To read more and/or register click here.

I hope that someday soon, I'll have some beautiful paintings to show off on my blog. I can't wait for the class to start.

1 comment:

  1. Are you practicing, Kristin.........no pressure, it's coming soon......just one more week. See you in class!

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