Art Journaling Week on her blog...looking really forward to that!
So, how about a class recap?
To start off the day, I got to meet Gallery Idol co-finalist Courtney Kelley, whose work I have admired for a long time in Paper Crafts, Scrapbook Trends & Cards. To meet her in person was really terrific. We got to share a table with Anna & Jane of the Ink Pad. (The class was hosted through the shop.)
Because the Ink Pad is small, the classes are held in the West Beth Community Center, which is a building that provides affordable living and studio space to artists. Here's the courtyard near the classroom - it's a very cool space:
The great thing about Julie is that you never feel intimidated by the techniques you are about to learn. Even if you've never picked up a paintbrush, she gets you to a point where you feel totally comfortable. After a quick discussion about pattern we were on our way transforming all kinds of paper into gorgeous patterned compositions.
Here's my set up. I was early so I got a nice sunny spot with plenty of room to spread out.
On my non-stick mat you can see the start of my 'custom' painted masking tape. What a great technique that is, can't wait to make yards and yards of this stuff. Here's a closer view - gesso drying while we headed out to lunch:
Here's a pic of my finished tape in action, holding together a pocket page made from a manila folder (center):
I love the snapdragons. They always seem to have them in abundance in this bakery. So pretty.
and here's another view:
At the end, everyone put out their faves from the day and we got to see them close up. It was great to see everyone's interpretations & patterns. We were all amazed at what we learned.