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Saturday, October 24th, 10am - 5:30pm

Interactive Collage Demonstration

Vickie Martin Conison

Artist Bio ►

Vickie Martin Conison's art has been described as a dance of shapes, rhythms and textures. Being the daughter and grand-daughter of piano tuners, using rhythm is natural for her. She is a native Atlantan, currently residing in Decatur. Always experimenting, Vickie employs everyday material into her multi-layered works, including such things as coffee, tea, alcohol, and lately utilizing a blow torch (and sometimes gunpowder!). She also integrates found paper as collage into much of her pieces. Active in the arts in Atlanta, she was a founding member and former president of the Atlanta Collage Society, and is a member of the Women's Caucus of Art in Georgia. Her work can be seen at The Seen Gallery in Decatur, Emerging Art Scene in Castleberry Hill, and Inside Out Accessories in Vinings Jubilee.

The term collage derives from the French "colle" meaning "glue". The term was coined by George Braque and Pablo Picasso 100 years ago last year!

Stop by Vicki's tent and create a 5"x7" collage that is suitable for framing. ($2 fee per kit).

Material will be supplied for 4 distinct designs - which you may embellish as you wish. The material will consist of different types of paper, such as dress patterns, paper from old books, music, dyed paper, to name a few. There will also be thread available for embellishment.

If you want to bring something to add to it - feel free to bring anything that can be glued down!

10:30am - 11:30am

Paint Your Own Silk Scarf

Silk Painting - Isabelle Debrosse Hardesty

Artist Bio ►

Isabelle Debrosse Hardesty has exhibited her artwork in Paris, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Tallahassee and Delray Beach. She received her B.F.A. from New York's Pratt Institute and is currently the Cobb County Art Teacher of the Year. Isabelle has been featured in several publications including Skirt Magazine, The Miami Herald, Marietta Daily Journal and is featured in the book, Haitian Art in the Diaspora. Her artwork is in private collections around the country. She is originally from Miami and now resides in Acworth with her husband.

Isabelle Debrosse Hardesty has exhibited her artwork in Paris, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Tallahassee and Delray Beach. She received her B.F.A. from New York's Pratt Institute and is currently the Cobb County Art Teacher of the Year. Isabelle has been featured in several publications including Skirt Magazine, The Miami Herald, Marietta Daily Journal and is featured in the book, Haitian Art in the Diaspora. Her artwork is in private collections around the country. She is originally from Miami and now resides in Acworth with her husband.

See more of Isabelle's art and connect with her:
Website
Twitter

Have fun and create your own Hand Painted Silk Scarf with local artist and educator, Isabelle Debrosse Hardesty. Learn some of the basics of painting on silk using the Wet on Wet Technique and the Salt Technique. This hands-on workshop is perfect for beginners. Isabelle will briefly discuss the history of silk painting followed by a fun and dynamic silk painting demonstration. She will then guide you step-by-step as you create your own 6" x 24" hand painted silk scarf to take home. (Larger scarves available for purchase.) Space is limited; first come, first served.

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Weave Your Own Basket

Basket Weaving - Marissa Yurko

Artist Bio ►

Marissa Yurko is an elementary school art teacher and who loves helping others learn to create! Marissa has trouble settling on a particular medium or subject, having had a broad range of art education and experience. Currently she is working on portraiture, with a focus on caricatures. Marissa's murals decorate the walls of Gwinnett County Schools, the University of Georgia and Jekyll Island Nature Center. And whenever she can she lets loose on some silversmithing in the jewelry studio.

Check out the website to see samples of her work

Using clothesline, yarn and a paperclip, make your own coil basket. You can try to finish in class or take home your little artwork and add embellishments. This is a meditative project, not unlike knitting. The process of wrapping the cord and repeating the steps is a peaceful one; and a homemade basket makes a good gift. Once learned, this basket weaving method is easy to adapt to other sizes, shapes, lids, handles and so on. You can even try using recycled materials like scrap fabric and plastic bags at home! Space is limited; first come, first served.

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Make Some Clay Whistle

Clay Hand-Building - Mary Northcutt

Artist Bio ►

Coming from humble beginnings in Abbeville, SC, Mary Northcutt has always found that using her mind to create with her hands was one of the best ways to accomplish what she wanted in life. She is the wife of Marietta native Brian Northcutt, mother of two sons and has 14 years of teaching experience under her belt. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education from Lander University in Greenwood, SC. Mary then began her teaching career in the Fulton County School System at Banneker High School and is currently inspiring students in the Marietta City Schools System at Marietta Middle School, where she is the current Teacher of the Year. As an artist, she enjoys dabbling in many different areas including pottery, hand quilting, watercolors, and acrylic painting. It is Mary's belief that students should be exposed to as many cultures as possible and that mistakes are the most important part of learning.

Mary Northcutt can be reached at: mcnorthcutt@comcast.net

Have you ever made clay whistle? This demonstration shows you how to do the mechanics of a whistle in clay: in one sitting. The body of the whistle can be turned into almost anything! Come and enjoy the demo, make your own whistle, and take it home with you. First come first served, until the clay runs out.

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Encaustic Painting Basics

Encaustic Demonstration - Janet Armstrong

Artist Bio ►

Janet Armstrong caught the encaustic painting bug a few years ago and has been honing the craft of painting with beeswax and pigment through experimentation with a vast array of techniques and expert guidance. Art has always played a large role in Janet's development. As a teenager, ceramics and collage satisfied the need to tell her story. But once she became a mother her love of oil painting took over. Many preschool hours were spent in class learning oil painting. The practical allure of acrylic painting and mixed media soon replaced oil painting (Who has time to wait for that oil to dry?). For years she wanted to learn encaustic painting, admiring the rich textures and layers before finally dipping a leaf into candle wax! That crude experiment solidified her desire and jump started her pursuit of the art of encaustic painting. She is still learning every day as she brings stories to life in custom collages for very personalized pieces, embedded collages, abstracts and layered landscapes.

Janet can be reached at: janet.armstrong@yahoo.com

Encaustic medium -- made from beeswax and damar resin combined with pigment -- is a paint and assemblage medium that is on the rise. We will cover preparations, equipment, waxing, fusing, embedding and texture. This unique medium brings a luminosity and richness to your art that has endless possibilities. See for yourself how easy it is to get started at this demonstration of the basics.

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Ghouls and Zombies

Make-up Demonstration - Cheryl Myrbo

Artist Bio ►

Atlanta artist Cheryl Myrbo owned a pottery business in Minnesota and was awarded a patent on a drinking vessel design in 1985. By way of a Key West self taught painting detour, she moved to Atlanta to study painting and graduated from the Atlanta College of Art with Honors in 1997.

Ms. Myrbo directed the Spruill Center for the Arts Summer Art Camp for three years, annually coordinates the award-winning Atlanta High School Art Exhibition (AHSAE) currently hosted by the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, coordinates Creation Station for the Atlanta Arts Festival, teaches for the Atlanta Partnership for the Arts in Learning (APAL), and is the Artist-in-Residence at The Weber School.

Ms. Myrbo serves on the Board of Directors of StreetStage Atlanta and was on the board of the Arts Exchange, SECCC, for two years.

The Myrbo series, "Circus: Costume, Prop, and Baggage," was displayed in the Rialto (downtown Atlanta) in January - February 2011 and was part of the Durham Arts Council 2011 season. Myrbo often collaborates with her husband Tim Settimi in clay and paint, and their mural work can be found in Georgia, Florida, and Minnesota.

Cheryl can be reached at: cherylmyrbo@gmail.com or www.cherylmyrbo.com

We will teach you how to use a few household items combined with store-bought fake "blood" to get your little ghouls and zombies ready for Halloween. Come early and you may be the volunteer we need to demonstrate the process!

Sunday, October 25th, 10am - 4:30pm

Interactive Collage Demonstration

Vickie Martin Conison

Artist Bio ►

Vickie Martin Conison's art has been described as a dance of shapes, rhythms and textures. Being the daughter and grand-daughter of piano tuners, using rhythm is natural for her. She is a native Atlantan, currently residing in Decatur. Always experimenting, Vickie employs everyday material into her multi-layered works, including such things as coffee, tea, alcohol, and lately utilizing a blow torch (and sometimes gunpowder!). She also integrates found paper as collage into much of her pieces. Active in the arts in Atlanta, she was a founding member and former president of the Atlanta Collage Society, and is a member of the Women's Caucus of Art in Georgia. Her work can be seen at The Seen Gallery in Decatur, Emerging Art Scene in Castleberry Hill, and Inside Out Accessories in Vinings Jubilee.

The term collage derives from the French "colle" meaning "glue". The term was coined by George Braque and Pablo Picasso 100 years ago last year!

Stop by Vicki's tent and create a 5"x7" collage that is suitable for framing. ($2 fee per kit).

Material will be supplied for 4 distinct designs - which you may embellish as you wish. The material will consist of different types of paper, such as dress patterns, paper from old books, music, dyed paper, to name a few. There will also be thread available for embellishment.

If you want to bring something to add to it - feel free to bring anything that can be glued down!

10:00am – 11:00am

Make Some Clay Whistle

Clay Hand-Building - Mary Northcutt

Artist Bio ►

Coming from humble beginnings in Abbeville, SC, Mary Northcutt has always found that using her mind to create with her hands was one of the best ways to accomplish what she wanted in life. She is the wife of Marietta native Brian Northcutt, mother of two sons and has 14 years of teaching experience under her belt. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education from Lander University in Greenwood, SC. Mary then began her teaching career in the Fulton County School System at Banneker High School and is currently inspiring students in the Marietta City Schools System at Marietta Middle School, where she is the current Teacher of the Year. As an artist, she enjoys dabbling in many different areas including pottery, hand quilting, watercolors, and acrylic painting. It is Mary's belief that students should be exposed to as many cultures as possible and that mistakes are the most important part of learning.

Mary Northcutt can be reached at: mcnorthcutt@comcast.net

Have you ever made clay whistle? This demonstration shows you how to do the mechanics of a whistle in clay: in one sitting. The body of the whistle can be turned into almost anything! Come and enjoy the demo, make your own whistle, and take it home with you. First come first served, until the clay runs out.

11:30pm – 12:30pm

Ghouls and Zombies

Make-up Demonstration - Cheryl Myrbo

Artist Bio ►

Atlanta artist Cheryl Myrbo owned a pottery business in Minnesota and was awarded a patent on a drinking vessel design in 1985. By way of a Key West self taught painting detour, she moved to Atlanta to study painting and graduated from the Atlanta College of Art with Honors in 1997.

Ms. Myrbo directed the Spruill Center for the Arts Summer Art Camp for three years, annually coordinates the award-winning Atlanta High School Art Exhibition (AHSAE) currently hosted by the Atlanta Dogwood Festival, coordinates Creation Station for the Atlanta Arts Festival, teaches for the Atlanta Partnership for the Arts in Learning (APAL), and is the Artist-in-Residence at The Weber School.

Ms. Myrbo serves on the Board of Directors of StreetStage Atlanta and was on the board of the Arts Exchange, SECCC, for two years.

The Myrbo series, "Circus: Costume, Prop, and Baggage," was displayed in the Rialto (downtown Atlanta) in January - February 2011 and was part of the Durham Arts Council 2011 season. Myrbo often collaborates with her husband Tim Settimi in clay and paint, and their mural work can be found in Georgia, Florida, and Minnesota.

Cheryl can be reached at: cherylmyrbo@gmail.com or www.cherylmyrbo.com

We will teach you how to use a few household items combined with store-bought fake "blood" to get your little ghouls and zombies ready for Halloween. Come early and you may be the volunteer we need to demonstrate the process!

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Encaustic Painting Basics

Encaustic Demonstration - Janet Armstrong

Artist Bio ►

Janet Armstrong caught the encaustic painting bug a few years ago and has been honing the craft of painting with beeswax and pigment through experimentation with a vast array of techniques and expert guidance. Art has always played a large role in Janet's development. As a teenager, ceramics and collage satisfied the need to tell her story. But once she became a mother her love of oil painting took over. Many preschool hours were spent in class learning oil painting. The practical allure of acrylic painting and mixed media soon replaced oil painting (Who has time to wait for that oil to dry?). For years she wanted to learn encaustic painting, admiring the rich textures and layers before finally dipping a leaf into candle wax! That crude experiment solidified her desire and jump started her pursuit of the art of encaustic painting. She is still learning every day as she brings stories to life in custom collages for very personalized pieces, embedded collages, abstracts and layered landscapes.

Janet can be reached at: janet.armstrong@yahoo.com

Encaustic medium -- made from beeswax and damar resin combined with pigment -- is a paint and assemblage medium that is on the rise. We will cover preparations, equipment, waxing, fusing, embedding and texture. This unique medium brings a luminosity and richness to your art that has endless possibilities. See for yourself how easy it is to get started at this demonstration of the basics.

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Paint Your Own Silk Scarf

Silk Painting - Isabelle Debrosse Hardesty

Artist Bio ►

Isabelle Debrosse Hardesty has exhibited her artwork in Paris, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Tallahassee and Delray Beach. She received her B.F.A. from New York's Pratt Institute and is currently the Cobb County Art Teacher of the Year. Isabelle has been featured in several publications including Skirt Magazine, The Miami Herald, Marietta Daily Journal and is featured in the book, Haitian Art in the Diaspora. Her artwork is in private collections around the country. She is originally from Miami and now resides in Acworth with her husband.

Isabelle Debrosse Hardesty has exhibited her artwork in Paris, New York, Atlanta, Miami, Tallahassee and Delray Beach. She received her B.F.A. from New York's Pratt Institute and is currently the Cobb County Art Teacher of the Year. Isabelle has been featured in several publications including Skirt Magazine, The Miami Herald, Marietta Daily Journal and is featured in the book, Haitian Art in the Diaspora. Her artwork is in private collections around the country. She is originally from Miami and now resides in Acworth with her husband.

See more of Isabelle's art and connect with her:
Website
Twitter

Have fun and create your own Hand Painted Silk Scarf with local artist and educator, Isabelle Debrosse Hardesty. Learn some of the basics of painting on silk using the Wet on Wet Technique and the Salt Technique. This hands-on workshop is perfect for beginners. Isabelle will briefly discuss the history of silk painting followed by a fun and dynamic silk painting demonstration. She will then guide you step-by-step as you create your own 6" x 24" hand painted silk scarf to take home. (Larger scarves available for purchase.) Space is limited; first come, first served.

4:00pm – 5:00pm

Weave Your Own Basket

Basket Weaving - Marissa Yurko

Artist Bio ►

Marissa Yurko is an elementary school art teacher and who loves helping others learn to create! Marissa has trouble settling on a particular medium or subject, having had a broad range of art education and experience. Currently she is working on portraiture, with a focus on caricatures. Marissa's murals decorate the walls of Gwinnett County Schools, the University of Georgia and Jekyll Island Nature Center. And whenever she can she lets loose on some silversmithing in the jewelry studio.

Check out the website to see samples of her work

Using clothesline, yarn and a paperclip, make your own coil basket. You can try to finish in class or take home your little artwork and add embellishments. This is a meditative project, not unlike knitting. The process of wrapping the cord and repeating the steps is a peaceful one; and a homemade basket makes a good gift. Once learned, this basket weaving method is easy to adapt to other sizes, shapes, lids, handles and so on. You can even try using recycled materials like scrap fabric and plastic bags at home! Space is limited; first come, first served.


 


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