Monday

Mini Medieval Triptychs

Laurie Mika, Instructor
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 9:30am - 4:30pm
Class Fee: $130.00, kit fee $15.00
 
Laurie Mika is a mixed-media artist with a passion for combining a variety of mediums creating an original style of mixed-media mosaics using handmade polymer clay tiles. Like a modern-day alchemist tinkering with the ancient art of mosaics, Laurie finds magic in combining disparate elements.


In this class we will be creating beautiful Gothic triptychs (7 x 9 inches) using a variety of mixed-media techniques. We will begin by altering the triptychs using a relief method for creating the surface texture. Then we will make mosaic tiles with a focal point that will go in the center of the triptych. Laurie will teach you to paint, powder, stamp, embed, collage, transfer, and more onto and into the clay. This is truly a mixed-media class where you'll learn to blend a variety of contemporary techniques into a Medieval looking piece of art. No two pieces will be the same, and the color palette is yours to choose.





Supply to Bring:
3-4 small (2 oz) packages of either Premo or Sculpey III polymer clay *the colors don't end up being sen all that much. Please make sure the clay is somewhat soft by pressing your thumb into it. If it feels rock hard, don't buy it! Please pre-condition clay prior to class by kneading it until soft and then roll into a ball and store in a baggie, 1 small (2 oz) package of white or tan Premo or Sculpey III clay, a small bottle of Weldbond glue (available at Michaels or Ace Hardware), a one-inch paintbrush and a small detail brush, a few doo-dads to embed in clay like charms, buttons, beads, found objects, Milagros, jewelry parts, watch parts, metal findings, small glass tile, wings, crowns, halos, page pebbles (glass domes). Refer to photos above.



All class fees are prepaid, and non-refundable. Contact class manager Dede  Warren at 714-757-0558 to reserve your place in this class. You may also reserve your place in person at the store by check, cash or credit card, or via phone with your credit card. Call us if you need assistance...we'll be happy to help!

Vintage Stitched Collage Canvas

Wendy Brightbill, Instructor
Sunday, September 11, 2016, 11am - 4pm
Class Fee: $140.00

Come join artist Wendy Brightbill for a day of creative exploration. In Wendy's Vintage Stitched Collage Canvas workshop we will build layer upon layer atop a canvas base. Much as an old fashioned sewing circle we will sit side by side, needle in hand as we create our stitched canvases. With a sprinkling of paper and paint, perhaps a snip of fabric, Wendy will share her process for creating the beautiful pieces she is known for. Come spend the day with us, making new friends and catching up with old, as we learn to create in this colorful, lively Wendy way!





Supply to Bring:
needle & thread, embroidery floss, scissors, hot glue gun
embellishments: acrylic paint & paint brushes, photographs (black & white are ideal), small bits of vintage paper, lace, ribbon, yarn


All class fees are prepaid, and non-refundable. Contact class manager Dede  Warren at 714-757-0558 to reserve your place in this class. You may also reserve your place in person at the store by check, cash or credit card, or via phone with your credit card. Call us if you need assistance...we'll be happy to help!
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Gathering Story: an Art Journal

Wendy Brightbill, Instructor
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 10am - 4:30pm
Class Fee: $140.00, $20 kit fee

It's been too long since we've offered an art journaling workshop and we are thrilled to bring Colorado artist Wendy Brightbill to Gilding the Lily to share her process with you.

Wendy will provide a moleskin to each student to use as the base of our art journals. From there she will guide us in her favorite techniques as we explore story telling in our journals. Using vintage/found papers, hand stitching, lace, tape, collage and more Wendy will spend the day with us sharing unconventional ways for transforming a simple journal into a one-of-a-kind art piece. Come with an open mind and an attitude for play as this is sure to be a fun filled class!





Supply to Bring:
journaling pens, double stick tape, scissors, photographs
Optional embellishing materials:
bring what you have, brings what you like:
watercolors & acrylic paint, paint brushes,
a variety of small pieces of vintage paper, lace & fabric,
washi tape, colored pencils, oil pastels


All class fees are prepaid, and non-refundable. Contact class manager Dede  Warren at 714-757-0558 to reserve your place in this class. You may also reserve your place in person at the store by check, cash or credit card, or via phone with your credit card. Call us if you need assistance...we'll be happy to help!
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Sunday

Eco-Dyed Sample Book

Lorri Scott, Instructor
Sunday, August 28, 10am - 4:30pm
Class Fee: $125.00
$25 kit fee (payable in class)

Join us for day two with Lorri Scott and create a fabulous eco-dyed sample book. The book came about as Lorri's journey in eco-dyeing grew. The more she dyed, the more she realized the possibilities were endless. Wanting a place to document her results, Lorri created an amazing sample book that continues to evolve and grow with her art.

In this workshop we will explore the world of eco-dyeing at the hands of a very talented and experienced artist. We will dye a wide variety of botanical and metal elements. With room to include your days explorations and as well as your notes on the process, you will create your own special Eco-Dyed Sample Book. Come prepared to play and get messy as you grow your knowledge and discovery of this centuries old art.




Supply to Bring:
pincushion & pins, fabric & paper scissors,
protective apron (disposable gloves will be provided),
small tube of Quick Dry Tacky Glue,
masking tape, small safety pins, paper clips, and/or stapler
writing pens of your choice for notes (Lorri prefers a fine point brown Sharpie)


All class fees are prepaid, and non-refundable. Contact class manager Dede  Warren at 714-757-0558 to reserve your place in this class. You may also reserve your place in person at the store by check, cash or credit card, or via phone with your credit card. Call us if you need assistance...we'll be happy to help!
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