Sunday, August 10, 2014

Art Unraveled Journey

I traveled to Phoenix and back for Art Unraveled.  My classes were amazing!  I have little documentation.  I'm always so bad at taking pictures when I'm teaching.  Someday maybe I'll get an assistant (hint hint sister?).

I arrived on Wed. and got to spend time with some friends. Kate Thompson, Joanna Pierotti and I visited a bit and then I met up with Leslie McCarthy and we went to SAS Fabrics.

Thursday evening I taught rust marking on ribbon and fabric strips.  It's always magic when the prints appear from the rusted objects and you get these repeat, superimposed images!  The students did some very cool pieces and I did not take one darned picture or get their contact information.  I get so caught up in the process of doing I don't think to document.  sigh.  I would love for anyone who took the class to send me pics if you have them!

Friday was the garment reconstruction class "Workshop Runway".  I cannot believe the wonderful garments people made!  All were so different but started out as button down shirts!  I had the presence of mind to snap a few shots before we modeled these at Happy Hour.  There were a couple of students who didn't show up for the runway and I missed them!

The garment I'm wearing was a group challenge piece that everyone contributed to the design and it was auctioned off at the end of the runway show and the money donated to The Youth Development Institute.  Jill Berry took the panoramic group shots and Jill also emceed the fashion show.  Thank you for the wonderful job you did Jill!!

Saturday was vendor day so everyone was busy selling and of course buying!  Kathi Ligon was a wonderful helper and I thank her from the bottom of my heart and hope she will help me next year!

I had a few days to hang around, see friends, and rest up a bit.

Tuesday I took a class with Tory Brokenshire.  We took old porcelain doll heads and covered them with sculpey clay and added the facial features with the clay.  The heads got baked and then we painted the faces, attached arms, and added garments.  I felt mine looked more like the original English nanny, maybe Mary Poppins? A Nomad? than it did a Santos, but having never made a doll like this before I was happy with it.  Tory was a wonderful instructor!  And look at the diversity of dolls made.

Joanna Pierotti took this photo of me with my doll.

Joanna with her doll and Tory.

And now it's time to start working on applications for next year's Art Unraveled!


Joanne Huffman said...

I loved reading and seeing this post. Great photos! I can tell you had a great time.

Lisa said...

I loved class with Lorri - so much fun and creative energy. Will definitely use this technique in the future. Can't wait for next year!

Deryn Mentock said...

So fun seeing you, always!

Vivi Magoo said...

So good playing with you in the AZ desert, Lorri! Looking forward to our next visit at Art Retreat at The Prairie in November!

The Creative Beast said...

WOW!! Loved reading this post and seeing all the creativity of your students and your own creativity in your doll-making project!!

If you need an assistant and your sister isn't obliging, I'd LOVE to be your assistant!! And I make a pretty good assistant too - I'll send references if you need them ;)

Unknown said...

HOPING to be taking a class with you in November (Art Retreat at the Prairie)!! I will be your assistant and take photos for you (pretty good at multi-tasking)! LOL