Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dina Wakley Workshops

Dina Wakley
in the House
July 25 & 26

In case you didn't know, Dina Wakley is one of my all time favorite artists and I am always happy when she comes for a visit and to teach.  She was one of the first artists I asked to come to Oklahoma when I was learning to be brave.  You see, they can't come if you don't ask.  I still have to screw up my courage when I ask someone new to teach, but I'm getting better.  Didn't you have loads of fun when I got brave enough to ask Joanne Sharpe?  I know I did...

But I digress.... and you would like to know what she's going to teach, wouldn't you?  Lot's of information here so stay with me!

Conquering Color
Friday, July 25
10 am to 1 pm

This is part of Dina's new Art Journal Play Series which are about exploring and playing with art journaling techniques.  Do you have trouble deciding which colors to use together?  Join Dina as you conquer color!  You will make color charts with your paints and then you will practice specific color schemes.  You'll play with split-complementary, triadic, analogous with complement, just to name a few.  Dina will show you how to take each color scheme and make a vibrant page with it.  She will give you tips and techniques for managing color and using contrast effectively.  You'll mix ink and acrylics to give interesting layers and color effects.  
Supplies you need to bring:  Basic Class Kit, Art Journal (Dylusions  recommended), Gesso, Gel medium (DW Media recommended), Acrylic Paints, Rubber stamps, Black Archival Ink Pad, journaling pens.  Optional supplies:  ink sprays and stencils

Facing the Facts
Friday, July 25
3 pm to 6 pm

Dina has taught this one here before, but I still get requests for face art classes.  Dina says you CAN draw faces!  She taught herself to do it and she will teach you too.  Using easy tips, tricks and the "magic" pencil you will make artsy and interesting faces.  She'll also show you how to paint the faces with artistic, fun colors. 
Supplies you need to bring: Basic Class Kit, White gesso, Acrylic paints (must include Titanium White & a dark color for shadows such as raw umber or Payne's grey.  DW Media recommended - Night subs well for Payne's grey), Gel medium (matte - DW Media recommended), Small flat & small round paint brush (Claudine Helmuth assortment recommended).

Strong Powerful Women
Saturday, July 26
10 am to 1 pm

Another Art Journal Class, Dina will teach you to create art journal pages that represent strength and positive thought.  You will use Dina's new rubber stamp sets and stencils to create pages that are both beautiful and meaningful.  Dina will teach you about composition and creating pages from the bottom layer up.  Come and play with dina's stamps and stencils and have lots of fun!
Supplies you need to bring:  Basic Class Kit, art journal (Dylusions recommended), white acrylic gesso, Gel Medium (soft preferred such as DM Media Gel Medium), Acrylic paint (your favorite colors, include white, a dark neutral and a red/pink and a yellow), Plastic palette knife, paintbrushes, Black Archival ink pad.  Optional: ink sprays and stencils.

Beyond the Ink Pad
Saturday, July 26
3 pm to 6 pm

Another in the Art Journal Play series, this class explores one of our favorite additions, rubber stamps.   You will go beyond the ink pad and use stamps with Pan Pastels, acrylic paints, crayons, gelatos and more.  Dina will show you techniques for creating and then you will build finished pages on top of your stamping - that means you'll consider color, composition and layers as you finish your work.
Supplies you need to bring:  Basic Class Kit, art journal (Dylusions recommended), Gesso, Gel Medium (soft preferred - DM Media), acrylic paints, rubber stamps - bring your muses, Archival Black ink pad, journaling pens.  Optional:  PanPastels, Gelatos, watercolor crayons, ink sprays and stencils.

Enrollment is now open.  You may enroll by phone (405-509-6788), by email (maura@myheartsfancyok.com), or by visiting the store in person.  Phone and email enrollments will be billed via PayPal unless other arrangements are made.

BASIC CLASS KIT DETAILS  Please be sure you have the following items in your basic kit.  Non-stick craft sheet, paint bushes, rag/cloth, pencil, scissors, water container to clean your brushes, scraper (Ranger or old plastic gift/hotel key card), palette paper or plastic plate to use as a palette (craft sheet will also work).

JOIN US for one or all of these wonderful classes.  If you have never taken a class from Dina before, now is the time.  You will have a wonderful, relaxed time and you will add a whole new set of techniques to your artistic arsenal.

That's it for now..... until next post..... Happy Creatin'!


Dara Lynn said...

So excited!!!! Can't wait!!

Sharon said...

Wow! I've bought so many things that this lady uses in her art journals. This is a must do class!