Mola Update: May 2016
Make It Artsy: Filming Season 1 (part two)

Make It Artsy: Filming Season 1 (part one)

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Make It Artsy TV: Filming Season 1

I'm super excited to share a sneak peek behind-the-scenes of all the filming fun we had on the Make It Artsy set.  Episodes will begin airing online and on your local PBS station on September 29.  You're going to want to tune is this fall!  Follow Make It Artsy on Facebook and Instagram to get all the latest info!  If you'd like to request that your local PBS station carry the show, you can find contact information for your local station here.

First, a test: How observant are you?  How many people do you see in this photo?

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Make It Artsy TV: Filming Season 1

If you said three, you win!  Filming Make It Artsy is all about multi-tasking.  You can see that Mary is setting up and explaining things to me.  One member of the crew is changing a lightbulb.  And hidden behind Mary, with just his arms visible, is the sound engineer mic-ing Mary.  

The crew for the show is wonderful.  They are friendly, fast, and good at what they do.  Everyone makes you feel relaxed and at ease.

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Make It Artsy TV: Filming Season 1
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Make It Artsy TV: Filming Season 1
I didn't manage to get pictures of all of them, but I'm so grateful that their hard work makes the stuff I do in front of the camera look and sound fantastic!

Our first guest was Mary Hettmansperger.  She shared metal-working techniques such as heat patinating and creating hinges.

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Make It Artsy TV: Filming Season 1

Next up was polymer clay queen, Laurie Mika.  She shared lots of great techniques for working with polymer clay to create all sorts of 3-D art.  I had seen Laurie's work online and in magazines and it was even better in person!

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Make It Artsy TV: Filming Season 1
Rebekah Meier has been a guest on the Adventures in Arting Podcast and I was pleased to be able to invite her to be a guest on Make It Artsy as well!  She shared techniques and ideas for adding stamping, stenciling, and stitching into your mixed media collage art.

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Make It Artsy TV: Filming Season 1
Janet Takahashi is a wonderful calligrapher who shared lots of techniques for both lettering and painting with watercolors.  If you like her style, you might be interested in her book.

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Make It Artsy TV: Filming Season 1
I hope you enjoyed this peek behind the scenes!  More photos from the set to come tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by!

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