Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Carol and Syd at the Art Clinic are excited to announce
The amazing and “deMented” assemblage artist,
Michael deMeng

who will be teaching not one, but two assemblage workshops here in Solvang! 
Saturday, July 9, 2011
“Cold Blooded Journal”

“Sssssssssssssss” –translation from snake language: “Howdy”.  
This class is all about reptiles and snaky things, and the reason is that I recently came across a product that creates a nice scaly surface.  Ssssso it dawned on me that this would be an interesting technique to use one a semi-sculptural surface, and to make it even more interesting I thought that it would be interesting to make that surface an object that could be used everyday.  That surface?  A sketchbook, for the cold-blooded.  Of course you can fill the sketchbook with whatever you like but the exterior is going to be built up and scaled up to the point in which if you’re not noticed walking down the street with this…well…there probably isn’t anyone on the street.   Ssssssounds sssssssswell doesssssssn’t it? Yesssssssssssss!
Cold Blooded Journal

       Sunday,July 10, 2011, 

9:30 to 4:30

“Pretty Vial Things”
When I was a kid I loved the idea of magic potions.   Remember how Alice drank from the bottle to become very very tall, and of course Dr. Jekyll turned into his hairy eye-browed buddy Mr. Hyde the same way…different recipe apparently.   There must be some very interesting mojo in those little containers …some good…some not so good.  In this class we are not going to be making the elixirs (that might be illegal in some states) but rather we are going to be designing the little bottles that house these strange liquids.    We will be using various assemblage techniques to create some pretty vial things; part of the fun is deciding what they are going to hold and coming up with the appropriate housing.  Whether it for turning into hairy monsters (which comes in handy), a potion for invisibility (also very handy), or a place to store the water from the fountain of youth (send me two right away), the containers will be as rich and strange as the contents.   Down the hatch!
Pretty Viel Things
The details:

Each class is $125. Space is limited so send an email to get on the list and then send a check payable to Carol Kemp 1216 Jason Drive, Lompoc,CA 93436,  or if you prefer PayPal email your name and contact info to 
lifsart@verizon.net  and you will be sent an invoice. Your payment holds your spot and when received, you will be emailed the supply list. For your convenience, you may pay a nonrefundable deposit of $50 to hold your seat with the remainder due by June 9, 2011.  If we do not receive the remainder by this time you forfeit your seat.  When spaces are full we will start a waiting list.

The Art Clinic is located at 1576 Copenhagen...between Sevtap Wine tasting and the Wine Valley Inn.
For those not familiar with Michael here is his website...enjoy. http://www.michaeldemeng.com
for more info email Carol Kemp  lifsart@verizon.net
or Syd McCutcheon   floozy@verizon.net

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