All of Teesha's workshops will be held at Small Studio in our classroom.
For those of you in Tessha's Handstitched Journal Workshop, Teesha has expanded the class and added a few simple supplies to the list.
You are going to be so pleased with this addition to your class!
Please go and check the added supply list and photos on our website below.
Panera's is just a few steps away for lunch.
Paper and Paint - Sorry, Sold Out!
Aug 24, 10-5 $125 per student
Collage is, by far, my favorite medium. I look at it the same as I do paint and pens. It is a "substance" that I use to create with. I want to delve into how to use it and give ideas that will open you up, and inspire you. You will leave with a lot of work that you can then use in other projects. We will also go over some fun ideas with paint...both on it's own and also combined with collage. If you have taken my journaling workshop, consider this part 2. If you don't journal, you will learn much about color theory, value, composition, and just fun ideas to use these 2 mediums in new ways on your canvases.
- a pad of bristol paper (or anything heavier and smooth). you choose the size. I generally like around 8x10 or 9x12. If you want to bring a journal with good paper (fabriano artistic 140 lb hot press) to work in, feel free. but also bring some separate sheets of paper to work on as well.
- glue brush and a soft gel medium (i like golden's soft gel in glossy).
- cup for paint water, some paper towels.
- 1-3 paint brushes in sizes you like to work with.
- collage you like. pages from magazines & old books, wrapping papers, scrapbook stuff, color copies, yellow telephone book pages, etc.
Aug 25, 10-5 $125 per student
The key to being productive is to have a planner and calendar. But artists get bored with the standard systems they offer at the office supply store. So i have always made my own, the way I want and I look forward to keeping it updated because it's an art project in itself. You will learn some organizing techniques and some art techniques while creating a system that works for you. We will incorporate japanese tapes, see-through pockets, tabs, a calendar, daily lists, long & short term goal setting, drawing, and all my tips and techniques for being a good organizer. Bring any type of journal that appeals to you. Recently I have been using Smash Journals but have used smaller japanese day planners as well as simple store bought journals in the past. When you make your own planner, you can start it any day you wish. And when you are done, you have a visual record of what you did that year.
- a journal that you would like to use as your planner (pick a size you like... around 5x7 is good, but smaller, like 4x5 or larger smash journals that are around 8x10 are great too). You want to make sure it opens nicely and can lay flat when open.
- a set of highlighter pens
- a nice fine line pen (the one that comes with smash journals is fine) or I like Faber-Castell PITT artist pens in Superfine.
- japanese tapes (if you can't find some, I will have a few you can use) or american paper tape knock-offs
- alphabet and number stamp sets along with ink pads (only if you already have)
- ruler & scissors
- list of birthdays, special events you would like to add to your day planner journal (you can do this at home if desired).
Hand Stitched Art
Aug. 26, 10-5 $125 per student
Learn my technique for taking fabric, a little stuffing, a needle and thread to make wonderful little hand quilted pieces that can be turned into a variety of projects including journals, little keepsake boxes, wall hangings, purses, etc. This is a great technique to know for times when you need something you can do while doing other things... like watching tv, traveling, sitting in a hotel room, spending time in nature, road trips, etc. In this class, we will make several small quilts so you can get the technique's down and learn some tricks like making your own buttonholes, making them into journals, etc. Stitching is such a relaxing art medium and it's extremely rewarding as well.
- small pieces of fabric (standard quilting type polyester/cotton blends). You can use thrift store clothes or go to a fabric store. Just stay away from heavier fabrics and stretchy fabrics. Bring at least 4 different patterns (sized: 1/4 yard, or a fat quarter, or pieces about 10x10")
- large (gallon size) ziplock baggie full of polyfil stuffing (or fill a plastic veggie bag from the grocery store).
- about 10 different colors of embroidery floss or pearl cotton #5 (my preference). Michael's & JoAnn's sells cheap multi-packs of skeins that look exactly like pearl cotton #5 but it doesn't say that. they are cheaper and work fine.
- doodads like buttons or other things you want to sew on.
- fabric cutting scissors & paper cutting scissors, ruler, pencil
: if you are a fast worker (you know who you are), and want to make a small journal, feel free to bring some paper to sew in.
Update July 31, 2012:
Due to an overwhelming response to a 2-hour class I just taught in CA., I have decided to add it to the stitch class. So you will be getting two classes in one. The 2nd half will be making a "junk journal". We will gather up odds and ends of paper and create pages to either use inside our hand stitched covers or you might choose to just use a paper cover and keep the stitching project separate.
in addition to the fabric supplies, please bring an asst. of papers that will be pages (ideas below):
- about 5 scrapbook papers
- some torn pages from an old children's book or other art book (the bigger the better)
- wrapping papers, art papers
- cards, covers from magazines you love (covers are sturdier)
- paper cutting scissors
- double stick tape