Thursday, July 31, 2014

Joanne Sharpe Workshops for September 2014

Joanne Sharpe
September 19-21

More fun with Joanne Sharpe!  If you took one of Joanne's classes in January, you may have been involved in her introduction to Rotel Cheese dip, Sonic Cherry Limeades & tortilla soup!  Yes...  it was a barrel of fun, monkeys and all.  If you don't know Joanne, get acquainted by visiting her blog Whimsperations.  Here are the workshops she'll be teaching this time:

"The Art of Whimsical Lettering"
Book Tour Art Class
Friday, Sept 19
5 pm to 10 pm

 Explore Joanne's newly published book "The Art of Whimsical Lettering" and create a journal with her favorite lettering techniques.  This workshop will discover and embrace lettering ideas and samples while learning "artful lettering" style secrets using pens, marker and creative tools making a playful resource for lettering practice.  Focus on identifying your own distinct lettering preferences, composition and aesthetically pleasing pages.
Students are required to bring the following supplies:  Wide ruled, school grade hard cover composition book, your favorite lettering markers, small watercolor (pans) set, black pens, alcohol markers (Copic, Prismacolor, Kaiserfusion), black waterproof pens like Micron or Pitt, pencil, eraser & glue stick.

The Artful Hearts Painted Journal
Saturday, Sept 20
12 noon to 6 pm

Create a painted and sculpted, shaped and hand lettered whimsical journal called the "Artful Hearts Journal".  You are cordially invited to embrace your care free, adventurous inner art girl to create perfectly imperfect mixed media art.  Loosen up and let your creativity roar on paper.  Construct a luscious, 16 page journal while exploring assorted paints, inks, stencils, collage, stamps, textures and lettering.  This invigorating artful play class will have you making art with abandon, releasing all your grown up art making fears and inhibitions.  Joanne will provide your paper journal for big art fun!
Student required supplies:  gel matte medium, white gesso, 4-5 acrylic paints in your favorite colors, paintbrushes for acrylic paint (1" flat, #6 & #10 rounds), fine and/or medium point white acrylic paint pen (Sharpie Poster Paint Pen) Signo white gel pen, glue stick, apron, baby wipes, scissors, craft mat, craft heat tool.

Power Pens and Perfect Pages
Sunday, Sept 21
10:30 am to 1:30 pm

Here is everything you need to know about the perfect tools for lively art journal pages and whimsical lettering.  All pens and markers are not created equal, and neither is the paper you use to write with them on!  Explore, experiment and discover the hottest pens and papers for art journaling and mixed media art.  Learn the unique features and chemistry of alcohol, dye based, pigment, gel, metallic, India ink, and paint pens and markers from Copic, Tombow, Faber Castell, Prismacolor, Sharpie and Sakura.  Make an illustrated sampler art journal showcasing 20 lettering, coloring and doodling techniques.
Required Student supplies: Strathmore Visual Journal - 90 lb Watercolor paper 5"x8", and a handful of your favorite pens from your own stash to explore, pencil, eraser.  Instructor & store will provide assorted pens for adventures in "pen play".

The Illustrated Word
Sunday, Sept 21
3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Do you love the idea of making art with your favorite quotes and lettering?  Learn 12 playful lettering, illustration, design and composition techniques to showcase your favorite inspirations on colorful backgrounds in lively lettering styles.  Experiment with assorted pens, brushes, inks and paints to complete your masterpieces.  A strong emphasis will be on making stylized letter forms and focusing on the development of a signature look elaborating on your own personal handwriting.  In addition to creating small sampler paintings in your journal, you will finish and take home a completed 9x12 illustration ready for framing.
Student Supplies required:  Strathmore Visual Journal - Watercolor 90 lb paper in 5x8 size, favorite waterproof black ink pens in various tip sizes such as Pitt pens, Microns, Uniball or Zig, small watercolor set (Koi or Prang suggested), #4 & #8 ROUND watercolor brush, Niji waterbrush size medium, craft heat tool for drying work.

Class Enrollment is NOW OPEN.  You may enroll by email (, phone (405-509-6788) or by visiting the store.  Class fees are due at the time of enrollment (email & phone will be billed via Paypal). 

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn whimsical lettering and doodling techniques from a well-known artist.    Classes fill fast so reserve your place in the class(es) of your choice now! 

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

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