Sunday, December 17, 2006

Invitation to Valley Ridge

I would like to invite you to join my daughter-in-law, Tracie Lyn, and I for a FANASTIC! Fiber Fusion class that we will be giving at Valley Ridge Art Studio on April 21 & 22, 2007.

Kathy Malkasian operates this enchanting studio located in the rural countryside near Madison, Wisconsin. She and her husband, Bill, host wonderful artist workshops from spring thru the fall. It is a marvelous way to enjoy the beauty of nature while learning new techniques from a variety of talented artists.

Tracie and I will be the guest artists for the April 21/22 weekend, and we are absolutely thrilled to be part of the Valley Ridge Experience! Our workshop, Fused Fragments Extended Journal , will enable you to use the smallest scraps of paper, ribbon, fabric, yarn and many other fibers. In addition, we will show you how to incorporate a wide variety of materials such as pictures, photos, and natural elements to create an INCREDIBLE journal. The surrounding Wisconsin landscape will serve as our inspiration.

We will also explore the use of silk flowers and leaves, thread, yarns, fabric, feathers, sequins, buttons, small flat ephemera, and any special objects as our surface continues to transform into a beautiful unique piece of art with great depth and dimension. Finally, we will show you how to make plain paper or cardstock, paper folders, fabric, canvas and much more into vibrant, multidimensional collage art!

Tracie and I have been busy gathering, drying, and pressing beautiful botanicals from the Midwest to give to our students for incorporation into their work.

We are just so excited about sharing this fiber technique with all of you. So, if you are looking for a fun filled weekend, where you can enjoy the company of others who love art as much as you, please COME and JOIN US! You will see for yourself that Valley Ridge Art Studio is truly a PERFECT getaway!

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