Wednesday, August 7, 2013

International Designer Classes with Donna Downey from U.S.A.

Donna Downey is a bestselling author, instructor and all-around creative force as a mixed-media artist. In 2000, she got into scrapbooking as an extension of her paper product and photography addiction. This was only the beginning. From working as a popular columnist for Simple Scrapbooks magazine, to traveling the world inspiring women to push the boundaries of their own creativity, to developing her first mixed-media scrapbooking line with Prima in the Spring of ‘09, Donna is consistently on the leading edge of taking creative risks the push the creative envelope and empowering others to do the same with their art.

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 craft and brings this to women via workshops at scrapbook stores and events, writing books, and through her popular blog and website.

Donna lives in North Carolina with her husband, and is a mother of three exceptionally blonde children, a chihuahua and one blonde dog.

"All things material can be creatively transformed into a personal piece of artistic interpretation. That creativity is not a measure of skill, but a passion. That art comes from within and is a visual extension of ones self. That everyone is perfect just the way they create. That art cannot be defined, but rather is defining."

Donna Downey will be in store at Made with Memories on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st August teaching four very inspiring classes. For more details on her classes please see posts below or by phoning the store on (08) 9591 3188

Technique In Colour (FULL)
Friday 30th August
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Fear no more! In this workshop I will show you how to work with multiple mixed media layers of colour, teach you a bit of colour theory and put a bunch of cool products in front of you to create a beautiful mixed media canvas. This class will include techniques for using gelatos, pastel pencils, PITT Big Brush pens, Pan Pastels and more. Phone (08) 9591 3188 for more details.

Stencil Art (FULL)
Friday 30th August
9:00am - 2:30pm

Do you sometimes look at a blank canvas and think, "Where do I start?" Have you ever wanted to know how artists get so many layers of colour and texture to emerge through their work? Do you wish someone would just walk you step by step through creating a finished piece from start to finish? Look no more, no painting or drawing skills needed for this workshop because we are going to use stencils and LOTS OF THEM! Using your acrylic paints, I will show you how to create your own custom spray paints and precision tip paint pens giving you a fun new repertoire of options for applying your colour to your canvas. I will also show you how to use colour and texture to create visual depth as we build a background for our art, then I will help you isolate pieces of your background designs to use as you build your design in the foreground. You will be amazed at what emerges from the chaos and shocked at just how fun and easy it is to "Paint Like an Artist". Phone (08) 9591 3188 for more details.

Mixed Media Academy VACANCIES!!!!
Saturday 31st August

9:00am - 2:30pm

If you have taken your first steps into art journaling and are looking to take your pages to the next level, this is the workshop for you. Learn more about building layers using mediums, stencils, india inks, acrylic paints, watercolours, papers, tapes and more. Art is about pushing the boundaries and making a statement. This workshop is designed to empower you to listen to your creative instincts and teach you how to layer colour, texture and your artistic personality into your journal pages. Phone (08) 9591 3188 for more details.

Watercolour Whimsy VACANCIES!!!!
Saturday 31st August

3:30pm - 6:30pm

Learn the fun of painting with watercolours and discover the vast range and flexibility of this media. Play with colour as you learn how to mix palettes to put emotion and conviction into your painting by exploring, experimenting and developing your creativity as an individual. This workshop puts fun into the process of painting along with enthusiasm and technique in an atmosphere that makes the beginning as well as the practiced painter feel welcome. Phone (08) 9591 3188 for more details.

*discounts apply if all 4 Donna Downey Classes are booked and paid for
Discounted Price $450 - Terms and conditions apply.

For more details on any of these classes plus a lot more coming soon, 
please call us in store on 9591 3188 or drop in to our store at
Shop 77 Rockingham Shopping Centre
Rockingham WA 6168
(outside next to Home Art & Rebel Sport)

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