Sunday, February 28, 2010

It was a beautiful weekend

Even though we had a big rain storm Saturday, it was still a beautiful day. Madison got some puddle splashing in.

Sunday it was an amazingly beautiful day! Green everywhere! Madison got to do some flower smelling while we checked out a couple estate sales.
This is some vintage Xmas paper I got.
I spent the rest of the day in my home studio working on some assemblage piece for a show at the end of March called "The Art Of Play" at Art from Scrap. I am very excited!!! I post some pics when I have them closer to being done.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Fun at the ART CLINIC

We had a fun Valentines making mini workshop Sat. Everyone did such creative things.

We plan to have a rubber stamp carving mini workshop in March. It should be fun. Here is the info: March 13th , 2010, 11-1pm $5 short class- Carve a stamp- This fun easy class is perfect for everyone. (artists under eight must be accompanied by an adult- no carving for children but we can still make a stamp)

Rug Hooking with Mary Stanley both Beginning and continuing students
February 21, 2010 10-4pm

Come learn the fun art of Rug Hooking in this one day workshop.
You will create a small rug hooked piece for a wall hanging or soft sculpture using hand dyed and recycled wool on burlap backing.
Each kit will contain a starter frame, burlap backing, wool for your project and the use of a hook for the day.
Bring sharp sewing scissors and a rug hook if you have one.
Patterns will be provided or you can draw your own.

Come join us for this day of fiber fun and leave with a new technique for creating rugs, dolls, wall hangings and pillows.

$65 includes kit for the workshop
Contact Mary Stanley at

Shrine Making Workshop with Sukey Hughes three Wednesdays left, February, 3rd, 10th and 17th 1:30 - 4:30 Fee $50 each class

Sukey pioneered the very popular shrine making class some years ago at Adult Ed in Santa Barbara. She now is bringing it to the Art Clinic.
Shrines can be any size and range from the sacred to the profane to the humorous to remembrance boxes. We will start with little matchbox shrines that open and shut,
with a surprise inside each “shrine.” From this we will advance to larger boxes, such as Altoid cans, cigar boxes, deep frames, pencil boxes, antique boxes, drawers, even
suitcases make great shrines. Go to to learn more.
Contact Sukey at

Spin In- Feb. 20, 11- 1PM FREE This is not a class, it is an opportunity to chat and spin. Tell your spinning friends.
Bring your spinning wheel and something to spin or drop by and try one out.

Felting with guest artist Barbara Carr “Vessels”
March 7th, 2010, Sunday, 10 – 4 pm, Fee $65 All supplies provided.
Using colorful merino wool, create an artful felted vessel. Some elbow grease required.
Bring your lunch or money for lunch at one of the fine restaurants on Solvang
Sign up soon as we have limited space.
Contact Barbara at:

Non Representational Collage Class with Syd McCutcheon Tues, Feb. 9, 23, 10 to noon. $20 per class.
Some supplies included.
This class is for anyone interested in getting messy and doing some fun art. We will work with paper, and gel medium mostly. You will learn some basic composition guidelines and play with various collage techniques in a non representational way.
Supply list with sign up.
For more info or to register: Syd McCutcheon or my cell 680 8713.

Mixed Media Painting with Syd McCutcheon Tuesdays, Feb. 9 and 23, 1-3, $20 per class.
This is a series of 4 classes that will let you play with a cracked plaster technique, encaustic, extended field and a fun collage with paint technique. Please contact Syd at

Journal Espirit
Feb. 4th & 18th (2 days) 5 -7 PM. Fee: $20.00 each class plus $5 material fee which includes a journal that you make and some art materials provided.

‘Journal Espirit’, akin to visual journaling, allows direct access to our right brain, the world of no words, but rather whole thoughts, mostly without conscious awareness of what we are doing. In ‘Journal Espirit’ participants are given prompts, usually in the form of a story, or the symbolism associated with a word to help us move more easily toward our deeper inner thoughts.
Sign up now and join Carol Kemp for this fun filled, informative and self-gratifying experience.

To sign-up and for questions call or write Carol Kemp (805) 588-0876

Metal Clay Feb. 27, 2010 9-4PM Fee $110 includes Fine Silver Clay and everything needed to create beautiful charms and pendants. Look at our site at to see what past students have created. Call by Feb16, 2009 to make your reservation as I need to order supplies. ($35 for open studio)
To sign-up and for questions call or write Carol Kemp (805) 588-0876
Metal clay is fine particles of 99.9% fine silver, which when combined with an organic binder and water can be manipulated like clay. When fired in a kiln or with a torch the binder is burned away leaving the metal in solid form. It can be sculpted, cast and textured to create beautiful fine jewelry. This is the perfect medium for the novice and professional alike.