Virtual online shows.

Covid-19 has played havoc with many people’s lives, changing our way of life, putting the words of a “new normal” in everybody’s vocabulary.

We all have to learn to live with this virus. All outdoor art shows in Ontario have been cancelled and have gone virtual. So you can still see your favourite artist work or purchase online.
You can find my smaller pieces on these virtual shows that are not on my web page.

The Twilight Zone

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“There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.”
What a blizzard year so far.
Never would’ve ever thought in 1 million years that I would live through a pandemic.
Funny at the beginning of this year, I thought maybe I should take the year off take some time to create some new work and recenter. You have to be very careful about what you wish for. No! I miss the shows, I missed the people, I miss the camaraderie with the other artist.
I do not believe that this year there will be any art shows which includes fall and winter, it would be hopefully wishful thinking that it will happen.
It makes me very sad to think that this was the year with no shows. Hopefully, art can survive this. I am sure it will since I do believe that the unimaginable and unreasonable can become sensible and absolute.

Coming up shows & workshops

June, 15 : Learn the basic of pouring resin at the Art School Of Peterborough.

June Art shows

This Coming weekend

Classes and Workshop for the Winter seasons

Workshops & Classes

Winter Term: Scratchboard I/II

Scratchboard I/II 

Tuesday 6:00 – 9:00pm/ Sunday 1-4

$65 material kit fee

There will be no class during March Break (March 12)

This course is for students who love to draw . The course is for beginners 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 line and 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 gel  transfers 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  January 22 for Tuesday class ,Sunday  class starts Feb,3

Printmaking Relief 

Thursday 6:00 – 9:00pm

There will be no class during March Break (March 14)

 This course is designed as a basic intro to printmaking techniques and the art relief printing. The course goals are to develop an understanding of the medium and an ability to create art using printmaking . An emphasis will be placed on the content of the images created as well as skill in mastering techniques.

For more information or registration.

Phone: 705-742-3221

In person : 174A Charlotte Street,Peterborough

http://artschoolptbo.org


Workshop

Scratchboard: Animal Fairy Boxes

February 2, 12-4 pm + February 9, 1-3 pm

$90, members $81.00 + $40 material fee

Interested in creating your own whimsical scratchboard Animal Jewellery/keepsake Box? Sign up today and Lisa will lead you step by step through her process to create her unique one of a kind containers.  This short workshop will allow you to learn simple techniques of Scratchboards while finishing your creation learning to pour resin.

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.

Scratchboard: Flying Foxes

February 23, 1-4 pm

$45, members $40.00 + $15 material fee

Interested in creating your own scratchboard flying fox masterpiece? Sign up today and Lisa will lead you step by step through her process to create her unique whimsical creatures.  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 an unique gift.

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 Flying Pigs

March 2, 1-4 pm

$45, members $40, + $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 flying pig 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.

Scratchboard: Masked Pigs with Lisa Martini-Dunk

April 6, 1-4 pm

$45, members $40.00 + $15 material fee

Interested in creating your own scratchboard flying fox masterpiece? Sign up today and Lisa will lead you step by step through her process to create her unique whimsical masked creatures.  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 an unique gift.

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.

Block Printing: Crows

May 25, 12- 4 pm

$60, members $54 + material fee $20

This workshop will look at basic traditional block printing techniques. Using linoleum as a matrix to create the print, students will carve an image of a whimsical crow into the block to then print onto paper through a printing press. Printmaking is about process, and creatively using positive and negative shapes and a variety of marks. The principles of design are essential to block printing and will be reviewed to create your crow image, patterns and designs.

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)