Check out my NEW summer encaustic classes at Schack Art Center! Photo Imagery II (June 7 & 8), Extreme Encaustic Basics (Aug. 9) and Encaustic Collage: Natural Elements (Aug. 10)! I can already smell the beeswax!
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:
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
Do you love the scent and look of natural beeswax? Have you had the desire to try your hand at collage? In this class, you will learn how to marry the two! We will also learn about scribing tools, oil pastel rubs, mark-making and creating beautiful textures. The possibilities with beeswax are infinite. You will complete the class with the knowledge of how to do this in your own home, and where to find the necessary supplies. ArtsNow C314 : Beeswax Collage
November 07, 2009
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Edmonds Community College/ArtsNow
Contact/register: Call: (425) 640-1243, email: ArtsNow@edcc
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
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
After much thought and research, I have decided to start my own blog, called: "La Vida Artistica=The Artistic Life". I will be writing about life as an artist, the creative process, upcoming art workshops, and embracing my "inner Latina". Please visit! Here's the address:
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'm very excited about my upcoming class, "Shrine of a Lifetime", that I'll be teaching this February 21 and 28 (2009). It will be held at Edmonds Community College in beautiful Washington state.
We will be creating a fabulous shrine dedicated to a beloved person, pet, place, or idea. Learn about Mexican shrines_such as ofrendas and home altars_and their history and place in contemporary society. Discover how to manipulate various mixed media using acrylics, fabric, paper, and found objects, while also learning the art of simple attachments. Express yourself with cherished photos, handwritten notes and your own sacred objects. Your completed shrine will truly be "art from the heart."
For more information or about how to sign up, go to
Three of my altered photographs will be appearing in Somerset's magazine publication called "Life Images", in both the current Fall and upcoming Winter issues. It is a quarterly magazine of photography paired with journal entries, found at most major bookstores or by visiting http://stampington.com
. I took these photos during my visit to Oaxaca, Mexico, during last fall's Dia de los Muertos festivities.
My mixed media artwork was also featured in the Spring issue of Indie Arts DVD Magazine, along with the work of many other talented artists! For more information on how to get a copy, or subscribe, go to: