Taking on design elements, participants in this advanced class study new techniques in soapmaking. This class incorporates hands-on experience with layering colors/fragrances and working with embedded objects. There will also be demonstrations of multiple Cold Process techniques. Participants will leave with 1 pound of Rainbow layered soap!
Students will be guided through a brief history & review of essential oil characteristics and qualities. Learn to help understand your impressions of different aromas and how the essential oils can be combined. There will be plenty of hands-on time to practice blending basics and to play with diffusers and other delivery methods.
You have the skills, now discover your voice. Take your knowledge of encaustics to the next level with new approaches as you review and refine your skills. Students work through a series of layering technique studies to create finished works.
Jimmy Wray leads visitors on a tour of his woodworking studio on Stock Island and demonstrates the process of creating wood art – from tree to mill to finished sculpture. Jimmy will be demonstrating the use of a large bandsaw mill for reducing logs to usable wood as well as exploring the various species of local tropical hardwoods.
As most people with a smart phone in their pocket have come to realize, there’s a world of possibility within that little package. Drevich, who has gained national attention and numerous awards for her work, shows users how to tap into their camera’s full potential as a strong creative tool.
Stock Island artist Tom Noeker turns Cuban mahogany on a lathe to make one-of-a-kind “Cuban YoYo’s” for fishing. The traditional Cuban Yoyo is a device that’s elegant in its simplicity, a handheld wooden spool used for casting fishing line that’s easy to learn but difficult to master. In about an hour, Noeker takes a raw piece of wood and has it ready for varnish, right in front of your eyes.
Add a personal touch to your encaustic pieces by incorporating photos. Students can bring their own photos from family collections, personal work or prints. All materials included, some encaustic experience encouraged.