Event: Mixed Media Medley: 3 day mixed media workshop for artists and aspiring artists
Houston artist Ann Bell will offer a new 3 day workshop Create Visual Magic with Mixed Media on July 28-30, 2011 in her Midtown studio. Beginning artists, as well as experienced artists, are welcome. Participants will explore creativity while learning new techniques in this 3 day art retreat in a working artist’s studio. Bell accepts only 5 people into each workshop, to allow time for personal attention and to preserve the intimate atmosphere.
Bell furnishes all supplies and tools for use in the workshop, including paints, brushes, and a wide variety of textured papers, postage stamps, and ephemera and vintage embellishments.
Each day begins with demonstration and clear explanation of technique. Water based acrylic paint and collage form the foundation. Oil pastels, colored pencils, and other drawing media will be explored. All materials are fast-drying, non-toxic and odor-free. Bell will share her stencils, masks and stamps. She will demonstrate how to make each. Attendees will have opportunity to make their own and to learn new art uses for household & hardware items. Elementary and secondary school art teachers may be able to receive CPE hours for this workshop. The techniques can be incorporated into projects for students at all levels.
Bell believes that the best art comes from creative play. She practices this belief by teaching workshops for artists and aspiring artists in her studio. She demonstrates her techniques frequently to Houston area art groups.
Date: Thursday, July 28 – Saturday, July 30, 2011, 10 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Location: Ann Bell’s studio at 2711 Main St. #114, Houston, TX 77002. 281-330-3827
Advance registration necessary. Online registration at http://www.annbell.net/MixedMedia3Day.htm
Houston artist Ann Bell is a painter whose tranquil landscapes encourage a closer connection with nature. Bell has a wealth of tools and techniques available to filter though her own experience and vision, enabling her to create memorably unique paintings. She has been a full-time professional artist for over 30 years, showing and selling her paintings through galleries, juried shows, festivals, and her own studio. Her work can be found in private collections throughout the United States and worldwide. Ann is the author of the forthcoming book 101 Ways to Increase Your Creativity, Reduce Your Stress, & Have More Fun.