Wow!!!!!

I feel so very, very honoured that I won 2019’s poster contest  for  National Purebred Dog Day( May 1). I never thought in 1 million years I would ever win anything. When I receive the phone call that I won.. I almost hit the floor from shock. You can purchase a poster from the website.

https://nationalpurebreddogday.com

Thank you, I am very humbled and grateful.

 

Winner! “Unlimited” (Entry in National Purebred Dog Day Fine Art/Poster Competition 2019)

 

 

 

Classes & Workshops

A new season of Classes and Workshops is upon us! Come join me at the Peterborough school of arts for scratchboard, printmaking and rosin pouring.

Fall Term: Scratchboard I/II

Sundays 1:00 – 4:00pm

$295, members $265.50 + $65 material kit fee

There will be no class on Thanksgiving weekend Oct 7 2018.

This course is designed to teach Scratchboard for a beginner and intermediate student. Develop an understanding of the medium and an ability to create art, using Scratchboard. An emphasis will be placed on the content of the images created as well as skill in mastering techniques. Through out the course there will an exploration in the many usage of lineand medium to create an image.

Course Description:

Scratchboard 1

The course is designed is to teach the techniques of Scratchboard.

Scratchboard 2, 3 and 4

These courses are designed for students who have knowledge of scratchboard. The purpose of these courses is to teach the student how to use different mediums with scratchboard.

Scratchboard 2 is designed for student to learn about copper scratchboard and resin. Combining the two elements together to create a unique image. Faux Etching a different style of Scratching

Scratchboard 3 is designed for students to learn about airbrush and how it relates to scratchboard. Painting and Scratching.

Scratchboard 4. This course is designed for the student to learn about geltransfers and the different mediums that work well with scratchboard.

Scratchboard 5. This course is designed for the student to think in a 3D

fashion… they will be creating a box.

Scratchboard 2,3,4,5 Is designed for a student to work more independently.

Classes Start September 30TH

For more information or registration.

Phone: 705-742-3221

In person : 174A Charlotte Street,Peterborough

http://artschoolptbo.org


Workshop

T-shirt Block Printing with Lisa Martini-Dunk

Oct 21, 1-4 pm

$45, members $40.50, + $10 material fee (T-shirt not included)

Block Printing is one of the oldest types of printmaking, and has been around for thousands of years. Learn the printing process while you create a one of a kind design for your T-shirt.  Lisa will lead you through the technique involved to create your own personal stamp that you press onto fabric using fabric ink. Let your imagination run wild as you design and create your very own wearable piece of art.


Scratchboard: Flying Pigs with Lisa Martini-Dunk

Nov 11, 1-4 pm

$45, members $40.50 + $15 material fee

Interested in creating your own scratchboard flying pig masterpiece? Sign up today and Lisa will lead you step by step through her process to create her unique whimsical pigs.  This short workshop will allow you to learn simple techniques of Scratchboards while creating a fun playful image for you to show off or use as a great present this holiday season.

Scratchboards are a board that has been compressed with clay and black ink and has a printmaking quality result. Learn about the history of Scratchboards. There will be a discussion on line, texture, light, shadow and colour.

 


Canvas Tote Block Printing with Lisa Martini-Dunk

Nov 25, 1-4 pm

$45, members $40.50, + $15 material fee

Block Printing is one of the oldest types of printmaking, and has been around for thousands of years. Learn the printing process while you create a one of a kind design for a Canvas Tote Bag.  Lisa will lead you through the techniques involved to create your own personal stamp that you press onto fabric using fabric ink. Let your imagination run wild as you design and create your very own wearable piece of art.


Learn to Pour Resin with Lisa Martini-Dunk

Dec 2, 1-4 pm

$45, members $40.50, + $10 material fee

Resin is a fabulous medium to use to make art and protect it. Let Lisa guide you through the process of pouring resin to both protect your painting surfaces but also to show you how to use it in many other applications. This is a workshop that is not to be missed. Bring in a painting 8×10″ that you wish to experiment on. Ideally painting should be done on a birch panel or masonite board.

For more information or registration.

Phone: 705-742-3221

In person : 174A Charlotte Street,Peterborough

http://artschoolptbo.org

 

Totally Plucked

It was a great honour, great fun to do the illustrations for an album or should I say a CD.. Totally Plucked. My life dream was always to be an illustrator for LP covers. I absolutely loved LP covers growing up.

 

The designer of the record was Roz Hermant, who’s also an amazing photographer and mix media artist. http://rozhermant.com  Jan- Paul Campeau producer is a  amazing musician and Andrew Hermant who is just simply brilliant.

                              

The Process

I finally finish my piece that I will be submitting into the Art School of Peterborough Auction happening on April 14 2018 . http://artschoolptbo.org/art-auction-2018/

It’s A bigger piece 16”x16”. This piece is an example of mix media ..I combined Scratchboard with acrylic media… I though it would be interesting to see the process. The piece took me about 2 weeks to complete…. Not sure what to name it yet.

 

 

 

The Beginning

Step 2

Step 3

The pig is almost done,

The animals are most done ,but the pig is looking a little dark.

Colour…. the Pig is still too dark.

The pig is looking better..Add medium to back.

Add colour and drawing for back ground.

Removed frisket to expose the drawing and maintain white of background.

change back ground not happy with the colour

Finish !!!!

Scratchboard Class.

I wanted to write about my amazing students that I had in my fall semester class.

Cindy -Ellen Morgan

Sandra Shearer

Val Cowle

Wendy Jones

Laurie Jones

Anna Lee

I consider myself fortunate to know these ladies.

They all amazed me with their talent. They all took on the scratchboard  like professionals . To think  most of the students in this class were experiencing scratchboard for the first time. The tendency for scratchboard is to draw white outlines; these ladies picked up very quickly the importance of having volume, texture : highlights and low lights. What impressed me the very most was they had their own signature, their own unique style …No two students are like and I love that.

I love watching people discovering scratchboard and falling in love with it as much as I do.

I should all so point out that Cindy-Ellen Morgan and Sandra Shearer have been me since the beginning . They are truly master at scratchboard.

I should  note we are missing one amazing student piece  Anna Lee stay tune for her piece.

Val Cowle:

Scratchboard with watercolour ink

 

Cindy-Ellen Morgan:

Scratchboard with Airbrush and watercolour ink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laurie Jones:

Scratchboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandra Shearer:

Mix Media Scratchboard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wendy Jones:

Scratchboard

Scratchboard with Clayboad ink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New class also starts on January 28,

Sundays 12-3pm

You can sign up by internet, phone and in person.

http://artschoolptbo.org/event-registration/?ee=1358

705-742-3221

174A Charlotte st. Peterborough on