Thursday, December 20, 2007

January 2008 class schedule

The New Year is upon us which marks the Art Clinic’s first year anniversary!!! We are so excited-
so save the date and help us celebrate on the one extra day we have in 2008, February 29- more on that later….

Art Clinic – January 2008

Every Thursday is art day, a “therapy session” from 10 to 6. Come on down to our basement studio and get messy with a project, see what other artists are up to if just say “hello”. We offer a space to work some materials if you need them and lots of spicy conversation. This is a great time to work on ATC’s (artist trading cards) or other projects.

January 10, 2008 Doll Body Parts are due for anyone taking part in the challenge

Due to the demand we are offering two Children’s Art Class:

Art making adventures for Younger People (adults are welcome too)
This class is designed for young artists but can be inspiring for adults as well. We will work in various wet and dry mediums and explore the world of art making. Dress appropriately.

Tuesday January 8, 15, 22 and 29. 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Wednesday January 9, 16, 23, and 30. 3:30 – 5:30 PM

Fee: $60 plus $10 materials fee
Teacher: Carol Kemp
Please contact Carol at (805) 588-0876 or (805) 737-0310 or email me

Art Therapy Journals- Make a date with yourself and dig deep making private visual journals. This class is designed to get you to explore yourself through collage, paint and the written word. The focus of this class is to get down and dirty letting your inner truth and intuition guide you to making provocative, soul searching art for yourself.
Wednesday January 9, 16, 23, and 30, 6:00- 8:00 PM This class is open on a weekly basis so you can join at anytime but please call ahead so I can have the journal paper ready for you to put together.)

Fee: $20 a class (includes some supplies)
Teacher: Carol Kemp

Metal Clay
January 12, 2008 9-4PM Look at our site at to see what past students have created. Call soon to make your reservation as we need to order supplies.
Fee $110 includes 1 oz of Fine Silver Clay and everything needed to create beautiful charms and pendants.
Teacher: Carol Kemp
Metal Clay is 99.9% Pure Fine Silver which has been finely ground and mixed with an organic binder which produces a clay-like material. When fired, the binder burns away and the silver solidifies. This clay can be sculpted, carved, stamped, cast, virtually manipulated anyway that you can work traditional clay. If you have a desire to create beautiful pieces in silver without the need for a silversmith’s tools or experience. Beads and findings will be available for you to complete a necklace, bracelet or earrings at an additional cost. Open Studio available for individuals who have attended my introductory class for Metal Clay. The studio cost is $25.00 plus the cost of the silver clay.

Felting with Barbara Carr and Mary Stanley
2 part class learn to make a felted silk scarf and felted beads. Check out our blog for pictures
February 16, 2008 9-4 PM (Saturday)

Special Valentines Cards and Accordion book
January 26, 2008
Make loving Valentine’s Day cards or an accordion piece of art for your home, to celebrate Valentine’s Day. You will learn a few techniques and get some fun supplies. Just bring scissors. Here is an example of an according book you could make in our "Valentine's Day Card" Workshop.
Cost $45
This is a good class to do with your younger art enthusiasts
Here are a few examples of cards you can make during the Art Clinic's Valentine Card/Book workshop. The one above uses embossed metal, stencils and hand made carved stamps. This card uses gesso, paint,collage,and handcarved stamps.

This card has a pocket to hold a bunch of hearts. Or for more info on anything here or
to sign up for a class or workshop call :
Carol at 737 0310 or cell 805-588-0876 E-mail:
Blog: or
Syd at 688-6860 or cell 805-680-8713.
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Friday, December 7, 2007

Fabulous Felted Silk Scarves

At the Art Clinic Thursday is ART DAY and sometimes one of our arty friends wants to use us a guinea pigs to test out a technique. This past Thursday we got to make felted silk scarves. What a fantastic experience!!! I love the tactile aspect of working with wool to felt (not to mention the gorgeous new addition to my scarf collection!!!)

These woman got quite an arm work out rolling the fabric to get the wool to connect with the silk.
That's our fearless leader Barbara Carr in front, Syd and Mary Stanley are in the back.
I think we need to offer this as a class or something to do with felting because it is so much fun!!!!

Art Class for Children and Moms

Here are some pictures of the work done in the Art Clinic's Childrens Art with Mom. this is a unique class as we have a diverse age group working together. We started with a lesson on Contour drawing using Cave Art as our inspiration. Everyone enjoyed themselves and, as you can see, made some great art.

by Mom-Mary Beth Johnson
Class participants working hard.
By Benjamin Brown (13)
By Kaela Gaylord (8)
By Jonah Marmorstein (almost 6)

Mary Beth Johnson, Teresa Johnson and Theo Brown
Hannah and Jonah Marmorstein -Jonah is a regular cave painter.
Kaela Gaylord was very serious about art making
as was Jonah and Hannah.