I met Donna Downey in April this year when I traveled to Charlotte to teach at her Inspired Studios.She is a bundle of fun and hilarity. In fact she could easily become a stand-up comic. Easily. I feel so honoured that she is coming out to The Nest and this will be the international launch of her first 2 day Mixed-Media in-person workshop! So expect a weekend of entertainment, fun AND awesome art techniques!
The workshop is called: “Metamorphosis”
A mixed-media fabric ARTbooking 2 Day workshop
February 28 and March 1st
“As the title suggests, this workshop is about transformation, the literal transformation of the medias and surfaces as we work in layers, but also the adaptations you as the Artist will bring and incorporate into your own pieces.
Using muslin fabric as your substrate, you will begin building structural layers by adding thin layers of joint compound and wet mediums giving your pages a textural, sculpted feel. In class, I will work along with you modeling the processes and demonstrating how blendability and color can play into your overall designs.
We will discuss “mark making” and use this skill as a means to incorporate each Artist’s own signature into their work and build upon that style by identifying the theme of your ARTbook using image transfers.
By further understanding glazes and finishes your books transformation from fabric to ART will emerge, and lastly we will finish by binding your completed ARTbooking piece.”
Will you be one of the lucky few to enjoy Donna Downey in this creative intensive?!
“Donna Downey is a bestselling author, instructor and all-around creative force. As a mixed-media artist, Donna is a born experimenter, blending and transforming both traditional and unexpected items into meaningful pieces of self expression. A former elementary school teacher, she has synthesized her first love of teaching with her passion for Art and brings this to women via workshops and events around the world. Donna is consistently on the leading edge of taking creative risks that push the creative envelope and empowering others to do the same with their art.”