Archive for March, 2010

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Painted Woven Wonders in Colorado!

Posted by: Jacqueline Sullivan on March 9th, 2010

I love teaching experimental techniques! It seems to me that if you know how to “push” the materials, you can be more creative. My classes are FILLED with techniques, some say, a few too many, but I like a full and stimulating class! The question always comes up, what to do with these techniques? So, in most classes I try to have a fairly quick project, so that my students can go home with at least one piece of mostly finished art. Of course, they also end up with lots of papers for future art works as well! In the Painted Woven Wonders class, a quick way to make a collage is to cut the paintings in strips and weave them back together. I taught this a few years ago At Art Unraveled http://artunraveled.com/ARTU10/AUindex.htm in Phoenix . I will be teaching it again at The Artist’s Nook, http://www.theartistsnook.net/ in Colorado at the end of this month! Here are some photos of the student’s work from Art Unraveled. My apologies that I don’t have the names of the people who did these wonderful pieces. If they are yours and you are reading this, please leave a comment and tell us who you are!

Aren't the colors wonderful?!? We poured the paint onto the paper and then added various media to it!

Layaers and angles add lots of dimension!

Layaers and angles add lots of dimension!

The colors can be light or bright. Here you can see some lace papers added in the background!

"Doo-Dads" and Molding Paste add interest here! The background paper is made from something that you buy at the super market. Can you guess what it is?

"Doo-Dads" and Molding Paste add interest here! The background paper is made from something that you buy at the super market. Can you guess what it is?

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Puttin’ on the Glitz

Posted by: Jacqueline Sullivan on March 4th, 2010

This collage is made with techniques from the Puttin on the Glitz class. It was featured in Somerset Studio back in May of 2004, It is Aluminum Foil and Molding paste and other things, I don;t quite remember!

My class, “Puttin” on the Glitz” is near and dear to my heart. It is the class that got me started teaching at Art Retreats. It is the class that was written up in Somerset Studio Magazine in 2004.  It is my favorite class to teach! And I will be teaching it this month in Colorado at The Artist’s Nook! http://www.theartistsnook.net This is the class that has most of the techniques that are shown on my DVD. But we won’t be working on a painting like I did on the DVD. We’ll be working on small pieces of paper, learning all sorts of textural techniques. Then we’ll paint these papers and build a small collage from them – mounted on a textured canvas background!  Students make a BUNCH of beautiful papers in this class that will give them lots of great collage elements for future use. Plus, they’ll learn a lot about acrylic textural stuff. It will be my favorite kind of day, messing with paints and shiny foils!!! The techniques that I teach in this class, I use on almost every piece of artwork that I do in some way.  There are still a few opening s in the class if you want to come and join us!!! There are reasonable hotels in the area! Hope to see you there!!!!

This painting is on a stretched canvas. But, as you can see, I have added a bit of textured metallica to it as well. This type of thing will be very possible for you to do if you have taken the class!

Jacqueline Sullivan is a teacher and mixed-media artist, with experience in graphic design, advertising and publications.

Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us.

— Roy Adzak