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Ruin & Rescue at The Ink Pad

I am delighted to be returning to teach at The Ink Pad here in NYC.  This is the last East Coast class I will be teaching for about a year.

Ruin and Rescue
an all day art journaling workshop

Over the years I have learned that my art journal is a great place for artistic experiments.  It’s all about ruin and rescue.  By discovering that virtually all “mistakes” could be “fixed,” I gained confidence and lost the fear of ruining my artwork.  Come and spend the day learning a panoply of techniques for layering, collaging, doodling, and creating wonderful new things from the ashes of old projects.

Students Should Bring:

  • Journal (old or new)
  • 6-10 colors of acrylic paint (including black) – any brand
  • Collage Materials: book pages, scrapbook paper, telephone book pages, newspaper, security envelopes, photos, photocopies
  • 6-10 sheets of plain white cardstock
  • Wide Masking Tape
  • Gesso
  • Permanent Black Pen
  • Pencil and White Eraser
  • Bristle Paintbrushes: Small Round, Medium Round, Large Flat
  • Container for Water
  • Matte Medium
  • Scissors
  • Paper Plate or other paint palette
  • Cosmetic Sponges

Here are the exact brands I use from the list above: 

Optional for Students to Bring:

  • Discarded Art Projects: Small projects on paper or fabric that didn’t work out or you no longer wish to finish.
  • Anything that’s on your “must-have” art journaling list (favorite pens, spray inks, stamps, stencils, craft knife, washi tape, etc.)
  • Heat Gun, Extension Cord, Power Strip
  • Apron
  • Baby Wipes, Paper Towel, or a Rag
  • Black China Marker
  • Watersoluble Pencil (my fave is Stabilo)
  • Wax Paper (to keep your pages from sticking)
  • Gelli Plate & Brayer

Again, here are the specific brands I use from the list above: 

ETA: It's September 29, 2012 from 10am -5pm.

Contact The Ink Pad (212·463·9876) if you'd like to sign-up.  I'd love to have you in class!

Thanks for stopping by!


P.S.  Check out this fantastic post by Penny about her weekend class experience with me at Absolutely Everything.