Thursday, September 3, 2009

Art and Soul "Pretty as a Princess" Class

Art and Soul "Pretty as a Princess" Class
I am teaching at Art and Soul Portland Oregon
Oct 2 & 3rd 2009

Monday I taught a practice class to get ready for Art and Soul teaching.
We are using Klimt style as inspiration. If you are in my class please get some Klimt books and study how he works.
Rennie let us use her wonderful studio...Thank you Reenie. We had a wonderful time and I can't wait to see all the beautiful mixed media pieces my students make in Oct.
My Students were Reenie, Liz, Jackie and Gay.
Check out Reenie, Liz and Jackie web sites. They sell fabulous digital art supply things.
They are into helping you....
"We share our ideas while encouraging you to steal them and make them your own! Yup, we're serious. Take our ideas, share them with your friends, be happy. Jackie and Liz"!
Making idea's your own takes a little practice.....we are using Klimt's idea's in this class.

My style of teaching is very planned out...I like things to look pretty so I spend time making templates and practice drawings to work from. You will learn my process for making my art.
I find I am more successful in my finish product. The random playful part comes after I do a few experiments off the finish work....
Using the new Open Acrylics by Golden gives you time to blend and fix mouths or nose's or what ever you don't like..you just wash it away!!

Gay Hopkins art
Rennie art
Liz art
Deirdra's Demo
Reenie gave her girl a hair cut little sassy bob......and added the hair she cut onto the sides...CU...Reenie!!
I just love working this way...everything is fixable and can be moved around till it is just right for you....Pretty as a Princess....
and the cool thing about mixed media is you can use a collage piece for the face or a photo if you don't want to use your own painting!!!

13 comments:

Pretty Things said...

OMG she's beautiful!

One of these days, I'll get to Portland. And one of these days I'll have the NERVE to get to Portland.

Renee said...

They all look so pretty.

xoxo

spindelmaker said...

Oh, Deirdra, this looks so much fun! and the princesses look so pretty! I just love how you use the gold. Is it fabric or real gold-foil?

sherry ♥ lee said...

These are all wonderful...your students at Art & Soul are in for a treat if this is what you'll be doing!

dlien said...

This is a question. Who do you teach your practice classes to? Do you ever need "guinea pigs" that would really challenge your teaching powers and prepare you for anything that could go wrong? If so, I offer myself as a "guinea pig" for you.

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Deirda, how freaking awesome is this! Good luck at your class and make sure you post your class works here. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you have planned for all of us. Your work is just incredible and can't wait to learn from you. Have a wonderful weekend and speak to you soon. Cheers!

Di said...

Oh I soooo wish I could take this class/workshop! It looks great and so inspirational. x

Janine said...

What beautiful work Deirdra! I love your first photo especially! What a beautiful piece that is! Wish I was a fly on the wall! Can't wait to see more!

LizNess said...

Thanks so much for including me as a "test" student for Pretty as a Princess, Deirdra! Also, I'm so glad that your photos turned out -- w/o Jackie's expertise behind the camera, our video didn't well (so we weren't able to post about our fun). It's great to be able to visit your blog to revisit our experiences and see the "artifacts" of our day.

Thanks again!

=) Liz

LizNess said...

PS: Just posted my princess in Flickr...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2665/3890424318_09db928eca.jpg

=)

Amy said...

I would love to come to Art & Soul and experience this! So very magical...

Jaclyn Marie said...

Lucky me..I'm taking your class at Art and Soul. I love your class sample and want my princess to look just like her. BUT, now I'm getting worried. How much do we have to draw and paint? I noticed on the supply list that we need to bring a picture portrait... are you by chance going to have your beautiful lady for us to trace or draw? By the way do we trace her and then paint? Should we also think about clothes? Do you have templates for that? I think it's great that you did a practice class; the results are amazing.

Heather said...

wow, what amazing creations! each one has such a soft and pretty face. Lovely!~ Oh, how I wish I could go to Art and Soul...