CURRENT CLASSES OFFERING
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"Dancing Rubber Fish", Advanced Embossing Techniques

A hands-on elaboration of "Painting With Plastic; Multicolor Embossing with Fred B. Mullett", Somerset Studio, May-June 1997. Expanding the methods of multi-color printing with multi-color embossing and watercolor additions, this class is geared toward the experienced student, though could be considered a "sink or swim" lesson for beginners. Runs approximately 4 hours. Includes handouts and a large supply of instructor-provided supplies. There's a small materials list for students. Max - 12 students. (Price and availability varies. Check with sponsoring location for details.)


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Examples are indicative of subject matter and exercises. Specifics and results may vary.)

Pics taken in Florida at one of the classes. (Thanks to you, Selda!)
Likewise in Victoria, BC (and thanks to Kelly Burton on this one!)
And what appears to be a very frightened store owner from up here!




"Spritz Me, Baby...mo' bettah!", Diffused Watercolor Effects

Finding merit in the "less is more" concept and the power of imprecision, this class focuses on the soluble properties of markers and other water-based media to achieve watery effects using rubber stamps. (This technique was a national winner in a recent contest sponsored by Tsukineko, Inc.) Bleaching out imagery on black paper, then re-introducing color with high contrast accents is also tackled to achieve startling effects. Runs approximately 4 hours. Some experience in stamping suggested. Includes handouts and a large supply of instructor-provided supplies. Raincoats are optional. (Just kidding!) Students will be responsible for a list of specific required materials. Max - 12 students. (Price and availability varies. Check with sponsoring location for details.)




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Examples are indicative of subject matter and exercises. Specifics and results may vary.)


...but this is kinda cool!  Did you see this poll on who people would most like to take a class 
with? http://www.houseofstirfry.com/chia/poll.php  Scroll down to the 9/4 poll.

(Thanks Diana.)


Now offering
The Spritz PLUS

"The Elegant Mess"

A veritable food fight of a class! Where the spontaneous meets the specific. Where the positive meets the negative. And where leftovers go to play. We will fiddle around with principles of figure/ground relationship as we integrate Ranger Color Wash Dyes and Luminarte H2Os, collage, stencils, and stamps on Oriental and watercolor paper with remarkable results. Suitable for small or large format work, this visual play time will add miles to artistic efforts! Runs approximately 4 hours. and includes handouts and a large supply of instructor-provided supplies. Students will be responsible for a minimal list of specific required materials. Max - 12 students. (Price and availability varies. Check with sponsoring location for details.)



 
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Examples are indicative of subject matter and exercises for class. Specifics and results may vary.)

Now offering The Mess PLUS

 

...and if, for some reason, you need the class materials list, go here.

...and remember:

BEST is a four-letter word
NOTHING
lasts forever
IDEAS
will serve us better than systems
PLAN
like the Tortoise, EXECUTE like the Hare.
The only way to learn is to LISTEN; to your teachers, to your experiences and to your fears.



copyright 2013 Fred B. Mullett