STILL YOUNG AT ART--art classes for adults, had its inaugural run at our 2017 festival. The images below, show the four artists featured teaching three different classes. The response from the adult student participants was overwhelmingly positive. Look for updates in August for the new list of classes or the 2019 Festival of Arts.
In order to secure your spot for the 2019 STILL YOUNG AT ART workshops, click the REGISTRATION icon. There is a nonrefundable $20 fee for each session. If there is space available, you may also sign up at the STILL YOUNG AT ART tent on the days of the festival. Only cash is accepted at the door.
Saturday, September 7, 2019 (10:00-12:00)
Artist: Mary Robinson
Old books will be transformed into personal expressions with paint, collage, weaving and other simple techniques. We will alter the book cover and then create a few pages to get you started. Your book may become an art journal used to record thoughts, travel, perhaps a family scrapbook, or even a guestbook for a special event. The books will be provided and you are welcome to bring a few items you would like to include in your journal.
Saturday, September 7, 2019 (1:30-3:30)
Textile Surface Design on a Silk Scarf
Artist: Krista Botsford
This class is a hands-on workshop to print a scarf pre-dyed by the instructor. With textile paints and stamps and stencils, sponges and brushes, each technique will be demonstrated and applied. Dye discharge (removal of dye in patterned areas) may also be used. These methods can easily be used at home to design fabric for quilts or unique clothing. No experience necessary and you will take a scarf home ready to heat set the colors with an iron, wash and wear. If you have stamps or stencils you would like to use please bring them along.
Sunday, September 8, 2019 (10:00-12:00)
Watercolor and Encaustic Techniques
Artist: Diana Budde
Students will learn some Chinese brush painting and watercolor techniques. Students will be able to layer transparent encaustic onto the watercolor and print on top of the transparent layer using stencils and/or incise lines into the transparent wax to “float” a linear drawing or pattern above the watercolor painting.
Sunday, September 8, 2019 (1:30-3:30)
Live Creatively with Sketchbook Journaling
Artist: Nancy Laliberte
In this workshop, students will get a colorful and creative introduction to sketchbook journaling (this means LOTS of inspiration and LOTS of fun, hands-on techniques) that will help you get started and work your pages in stages, allowing you to get your creative fix on a daily basis, in short amounts of time at home or on the go. Unlike other forms of artwork, creative journaling is all about the doing and the process, and not about the outcome. Anything goes! And the more imperfect, the better! No art experience is necessary, just a willingness to engage your hands, eyes, mind and heart. Class includes a journal for you to keep.