Saturday, February 6, 2010

Art Is - Wickedly Good

ART IS YOU - The East Coast Art Retreat
October 7 - 11, 2010

We have had the pleasure of participating in this wonderful event since its first year and every year the organizers Sal & Ellen go above & beyond.
This year's theme is "Wickedly Good" and it looks better then ever - you do not want to miss it.
Registration is open and the workshops being offered are just fabulous!
I am also so excited that Jo Packham from where Women Create will be the guest speaker.

Full details and registration can be found at their website but I wanted to share additional photos of the workshops I will be teaching. (psssst, we are also offering tons of new goodies at their East Coast Art Trunk vendor fair)

FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING - mixed media art doll
In this workshop we will explore several textural and painting techniques as we transform cheap, plastic doll parts & salvaged elements into a mysterious relic. Playing with scale & form, we will push the boundaries as we create a whimsical sculpture. The techniques you will learn are very versatile and can be easily applied to other projects.

In this workshop we will explore several collage techniques. Too often relegated to mundane uses in our studios, we will elevate humble wax paper - in fact celebrate it - for its wonderful tactile nature and its dreamy translucency. Crumpling, adhering, stuffing, papering, painting, glazing – we will discuss composition, texture and layering.

In this workshop we will transform a boring photo box into a house of curiosities. Using architectural elements and a wonderful technique, we will assemble mixed media houses full of interesting texture and dimension. We will discuss composition, painting & aging techniques, scale & repetition.

I am delighted to team-teach this class with my sister Rachel Betterley, a talented Maine artist & teacher and my mom Robin Betterley, a renowned miniature & watercolor artist. For more information –

1 comment:

  1. Wow< Taryn... what fabulous
    classes...I love your work!


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