Leihanna Light Workshops
HELLOOO DOLLY!
May 4 10-9 $150 per student
***There is a $10 kit fee for this class.***
This is a 9 hour class, suitable for all levels of experience.

Please join us as we dive into the fine art of transforming the mundane into the extraordinary!
This workshop is certainly not for the neat & tidy, but if you want to step out of the "pretty" box & take a walk on the wild side, this class is for you! We will have a blast altering found dolls to make them look like beings from another world. Rust, patina, paint, wax, shellac, sanding, distressing, stabbing & cutting off limbs & heads, nothing is off limits!
I love to make these dolls, there is something extremely cathartic about removing the pretties, bringing these dolls back to their original blank forms & reinventing them to make them my own.
I hope you will join us for this fun workshop!
SUPPLY LIST
*****PLEASE READ*****
Although the supplies for this class are relatively inexpensive & easily accessible, there are a few products that you might not be able to find in your area. You may have to order these online, so please order your supplies early to allow for shipping time.

1. WHITE GESSO- at least 6 oz.- Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, Medium Bodied.
Click HERE for link.
2. CRAFTERS PICK, THE ULTIMATE GLUE- small 4 oz. Bottle.
This glue is available at Hobby Lobby, or click HERE for link
3. SOPHISTICATED FINISHES PATINA- 4 oz. Blue or green, your choice. Be sure to buy the matching copper surfacer, patina will not work without it.
Click HERE for link. (this is optional, you are welcome to use paint if you don't want to try the patina)
4. PLIERS & SCISSORS
5. AN OLD DOLL- any size, as long as it's not plastic preferably porcelain. You can usually find these at thrift stores, but lately I've been finding them on e-bay for much less $
6. ACRYLIC PAINT- 3 or 4 small tubes & 2 or 3 brushes, 1 small, 1 medium & 1 large-ish
7. CRAFT WIRE
8. FOUND OBJECTS- think body parts, arms, legs, hats, eyes & whatever other parts you'd like to add!; fabric, ribbon or anything else you'd like to embellish your doll with.
9. HEAT GUN - if you have one, I have 2 available to share
BEYOND THE VINTAGE METAL DECK
Taking the mystery out of working with metal

May 5 10-9 $150 per student
***There is a $25.00 kit fee for this workshop***

After many requests, I am happy to offer this day & 1/2 version of the Vintage Metal Deck workshop. If you have already taken the one day class, you will be happily surprised by the new size of this deck as well as new techniques & information presented in this in depth workshop. We will be creating a large deck of 10 metal cards, each 6 by 3 inches, & exploring a variety of ways to use & distress metal, cloth, paper, found objects, and you will learn a boatload of brand new ideas & techniques!
You will receive in depth instruction on how to work with metal including...
-applying texture to metal
-metal transfers
-a variety of ways to forge, distress & mark metal
-how to add ink & paint as a design element
-how to use a variety of patinas to change the look of the metal
-alternative ways to attach objects your work without using glue
-brand new metal altering techniques
-how to correctly use tools & products, including the dapping block & 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 art deck that can be bound by decorative wire or transformed into a book or sculpture if you wish.

SUPPLY LIST
*****PLEASE READ*****
Although the supplies for this class are relatively inexpensive & easily accessible, there are a few products that you might not be able to find in your area. You may have to order these online, so please order your supplies early to allow for shipping time.

1. WHITE GESSO, at least 6 oz.- Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, Medium Bodied
Click HERE for link.
2. CRAFTERS PICK, THE ULTIMATE GLUE, small 4 oz. Bottle.
This glue is available at Hobby Lobby, or click HERE for link.
3. FLUID MATTE MEDIUM (not gel medium)- small 4 0z. bottle, any brand
4. SOPHISTICATED FINISHES PATINA- 4 oz. Blue or green, your choice. Be sure to buy the matching copper surfacer, patina will not work without it.
This is usually available at Michaels, or click HERE for link.
5. SCISSORS & a few medium size paint brushes
6. EYELET'S & wire , a variety of sizes & colors
7. A CROP-O-DILE if you have one- the small pink one is fine
8. 2 or 3 of your favorite ACRYLIC PAINTS... These cards are small so you don't need huge 8 oz. tubes of paint for this class. If everyone brings a SMALL amount of 2 or 3 colors & is willing to share, there should be plenty to go around. I also bring paint to share.
9. SMALL IMAGES & small found objects
10. A HEAT GUN if you have one
The Archivist Relic
May 6th 10-5 $100 per student
***There is a $20 kit fee for this class***

In this workshop you will learn how to make this simple, sweet little chunky book (approximately 2x3 inches) using only watercolor paper, found metal & embellishments. You will learn how to work with found metal- distressing, punching, altering & adding embellishments without glue, & how to create beautiful textures & surfaces using gesso & ink. Join us for a fun day of artmaking & use this book to record your special dreams, goals, & thoughts that are close to your heart.
SUPPLY LIST
*****PLEASE READ*****
Although the supplies for this class are relatively inexpensive & easily accessible, there are a few products that you might not be able to find in your area. You may have to order these online, so please order your supplies early to allow for shipping time.

1. WHITE GESSO, at least 6 oz.- Utrecht Artists' Acrylic Gesso, White, Medium Bodied.
Click HERE for link.
2. CRAFTERS PICK, THE ULTIMATE GLUE, small 4 oz. Bottle.
This glue is available at Hobby Lobby, or click HERE for link.
*** This glue is best for this project, please, no substitutes.
3. ADIRONDACK RE-INKERS DYE INK-(NOT ALCOHOL INK) 2 or 3 bottles of your favorite colors.
Please click HERE to view product before you buy it. Once again, this is a dye ink & different from alcohol ink, alcohol ink will not work in this project.
***If you don't want to try the dye inks, you can substitute....2 or 3 SMALL bottles of acrylic paint. If everyone brings a SMALL amount of 2 or 3 colors & is willing to share, there should be plenty to go around. I also bring paint to share.
4. A GOOD PAIR OF TIN SNIPS, PREFERABLY the type included in the following links:
Click HERE or click HERE for sources.
5. WATERCOLOR PAPER- One 11 x 7 1/2 inch piece of watercolor paper, folded into quarters or rolled (to fit into your luggage easier). 90-100 lb. Cold or hot press
6. METAL FOR THE COVERS- Cut to 6 x 4" or so. I like to use vintage ceiling tin for my covers, but vintage tins are also great to use.
7. A heat gun- eyelets, brads craft wire & a cropodile if you have one
8. A Pencil, sharpie, awl, bone folder, & a 12 inch metal ruler-An apron & rags-waxed linen thread, neutral color- black or a light color & a needle w/ a wide eye.- A few inexpensive thick brushes to apply gesso & glue, approx. 1 inch
9. A variety of small & medium found objects. Think metal springs, gears, tabs,brass stencils, rusty stuff, chain, buttons, sign letters.... The possibilities are endless!
10. Fibers & beads for the spine

A NoTe ABouT SuPpliEs

I bring plenty of images, ephemera & small found objects for everyone to use. However, I believe that it is important to have some materials to work with that you are familiar with & comfortable using. Therefore, I ask that you bring variety of things that you love to work with. Also, we usually end up having a community pile for everyone to use, so if you can, please bring extras to share. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at lklight@copper.net