I am currently working on an assemblage piece with the theme of "By Definition", dealing with thoughts and issues surrounding womanhood, life, death, aging...It's been a joy to be working on this piece over the last three weeks, after coming through a very hectic time at my new job, coordinating classes for the Schack Art Center in Everett, Washington.
I am using encaustic with paper mache torsos and dried rose buds, a "found" vintage trunk shelf, wire, quail eggs and other found objects. It has been a fascinating journey, and the piece "shape-shifts" every day…
I am currently teaching encaustic and mixed media art classes at the beautiful Schack Art Center in downtown Everett, WA. It's only a 45 minute drive north from Seattle! Check out the wonderful class offerings at:
I am currently showing my art at Fraker/Scott Gallery, in the historic Pioneer Square area of Seattle. The show changes monthly, and the gallery is always open for Seattle's First Thursday Art Walk. Please visit their website for more information at:
This whimsical art assemblage "shrine" was made as a tribute to that everlasting and confounding mammal, the rat. I have combined encaustic wax (beeswax, damar resin) with an old clipboard, vintage book, rodent bones, silk flowers and rusty nails. It is unframed, and hangs on the wall in clipboard style!
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I am offering these fun and informative art workshops in the Seattle area:
"Beeswax Collage: Celebrate Spring!"_ April 10, $115
Learn the basics of working with collage and beeswax!
Edmonds Community College/ ArtsNow, Edmonds
Register and Info: 425-640-1243
"The Painted Page: Celebrate May!" _ April 24 _ $57.
(Spring quarter catalog)
Collage and paint free-form books!
ASUW Experimental College, UW Campus, Seattle
, Register and Info: 206-68-LEARN
"Cabinet of Curiosities" _ May 15 & 22 _ $80.
Make an inspiring cigar box assemblage!
Arts Council of Snohomish County, Everett
Visit my Artid gallery to see some new and exciting collage and assemblage pieces! I have also lowered the price on a few of my pieces, in order to make room for new work…
Spend the evening (with me) creating tiny art assemblages with metal candy tins. Learn how to create fascinating works of art using "everyday" objects, mementos and collage materials. The possibilities are infinite! Materials fee: $12. No experience necessary!
October 22, 2009
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Arts Council of Snohomish County
1507 Wall St., Everett, WA
If you are in the Seattle area this weekend, please take a side trip (20 minutes north of Seattle) to Edmonds for the 4th Annual Edmonds Art Studio Tour. It's September 19 and 20, from 10-5. There are 44 participating artists represented in 20 studios. This is a fantastic event, and it only happens once a year! And, of course, it's free. I am in Studio #8, JonesMoore Studios. Throughout the weekend, I will be demonstrating encaustic painting and mixed media collage and assemblage. I will be exhibiting mixed media collage, encaustic, pastel and oil paintings. Here's the link for more info. and the map of the tour. See you there!
This is a candy tin assemblage I made a number of years ago about my dad, and some of his travels and adventures during WWII (T. H. Jones, 1916-2004). If you are in the Seattle, Washington area on July 8, I will be teaching a class on how to do this.
To find out more details, go to:http://www.teachstreet.com/seattle-wa/art/candy-tin-assemblage/cl-408ei46usg
To register, just go to:
(The hula skirt photo was taken by an Air Force buddy during his stay in Hawaii. My dad really knew how to have fun!!)
Artists' Garage Sale
Saturday, June 6, 9--3
Hosted by the Arts Council of Snohomish County
Location: Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo, WA
Spring is finally in the air! And that means it is time for artists to clean out their studios. So, if you are looking for a good deal on some great art, or are an artist in need of some art supplies -- this is the place to be! There will be a smorgasbord of art that includes: encaustic paintings, assemblage, collage, watercolors, oils, pastels, acrylics, glass, found objects, cards, sculpture, ceramics, photography, garden art and much more…
Create a fun and fabulous clipboard shrine dedicated to a meaningful event or person in your life. You will learn about various forms of Mexican shrines and their place in contemporary society. Discover how to manipulate various media including acrylics, fabric, paper and text--while learning the art of simple attachments for found objects. Express yourself with photos, handwritten notes and your own sacred objects. Supply list upon registration. No experience required! Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.--5 p.m., $62. UW campus, Seattle, Washington. To register, go to: http://exco
I will be teaching this workshop on Saturday, June 13, 2009, in Everett, Washington. We will cover how to use the 'lowly' clipboard as a basis for a fun and fabulous personal shrine. Mixed media, collage and assemblage techniques will be covered.
For more information, contact me at: email@example.com, or Michelle at the Arts Council of Snohomish County at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The workshop will listed in the upcoming Summer Classes catalog.
Pictured: "Dos Corazones", clipboard, found objects, paper, fabric, encaustic. Available for purchase at:
Due to the popularity of the workshop,"Shrine of a Lifetime", additional dates have been added in the spring:
"Shrine of a Lifetime"
5/30 and 6/6 (2 day workshop--Saturdays)
Edmonds Community College/ArtsNow/Spring Quarter
I am pleased to announce that I will be offering a 3 day workshop, SAINTS & SINNERS - SHRINE OF A LIFETIME, at exPRESSive Arts studio near Tucson Arizona. Here are the details:
$275.00 Fri. - Sun.
3/13 - 3/15, 2009
Saints, sinners and beeswax have gone hand-in-hand for centuries. You will learn about the use of these iconic images in art throught history, and then reflect on the saints --or sinners--in your own life. You will learn about Mexican shrines --such as ofrendas and home altars --and their place in contemporary society. Discover how to manipulate various mediums using acrylics, oil pastels, ink, fabric, paper, found objects, beeswax--while also learning how to attach all of your pieces together in simple, low-tech ways…
I have just completed and posted this wonderful encaustic painting (with collage and assemblage) using chicken bones and wire. It is truly a unique piece! I had lots of fun experimenting with tar paper and encaustic paints (pigmented wax). Please see my gallery for other new works that I have posted…
"33,000 Words" is a piece that I completed in November, and was shown in Everett, Washington, in the exhibition "One More Time". This exhibition, sponsored by Lowell Art Works, showcased some very diverse artworks--all made from recycled materials. This collage/assemblage is a bit humorous, using an old clipboard, and antique dictionary and found objects. It is a bit of a 'play on words'