Guest Teachers 2017

Finnabair

Friday & Saturday July 28th – 29th

 

Paper Parachute is happy to host Finnabair for 2 art filled days of classes

Call to pay with a credit card 503-533-4513 or come in the store. We must have payment to hold your spot. We will also be offering a lunch both days or you are welcome to bring your own bag lunch, and Paper Parachute will provide beverages for all. Refunds of store credit will be provided up to July 1st, after that ONLY if we fill your spot.

 

art celebration

Art Celebration $120.00

Friday, July 28th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

A real mixed-media feast of transparency, textures, eye-catching elements and beautiful, rich metallic colours!

This project is a great way to try working with gesso and different kinds of gels from our Art Basics range, building a dimensional, baroque composition including an altered object and tons of intriguing details and finally painting and rubbing on the colours of your choice from my Art Alchemy line to create a one-of-a kind, breathtaking collage. Many ideas, tips and techniques combined with a lot of creative freedom – all that and more is included in this fantastic Art Celebration!
All the techniques presented in this class can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages.
All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.

poetry of patina

Poetry of Patina $120.00

Friday, July 28th 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

There is not a single touch of paint on this project – this large, beautiful collage on canvas is all about the rust, paint and metallic look!
What a great way to try many techniques at once: building some truly dimensional, intriguing composition, using two amazing and unique Art Extravagance sets: Rust Paste and Patina Paste and finally finish it all with the really beautiful (and user-friendly!) Metallique Waxes.
Poetry of Patina is an amazing, statement canvas with a great range of innovative products on the basis of some good mixed-media techniques – which can be easily used on many other projects such as home decor and altered objects or journal pages.
All the elements, paints and mediums are provided – this project is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.

 

!Rust Affection

Rust Affection $185.00

Saturday, July 29th 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
It is all about the inspiring power of rust! If you like the worn-out, salvage look and would like to try exciting and effective techniques – this is the class for you! This finish is perfect for any vintage, steampunk or grunge inspired projects and will give you a chance to achieve a more heavy, masculine look on any kind of project. Bring your own book for a complete mixed-media makeover which will change it into a real, old and rusty treasure.
Together we will apply a selection of techniques based on Art Basics, Art Extravagnace and Art Ingredients art mediums which will transform your plain book cover  – we will try Crackle and Rust Effect Pastes, Mica Powders, Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints and more! I will share my experience, demonstrate steps and techniques and give you advice to make sure you will get the best effects but there will be space for experiments and a lot of fun! In the second part of the class we will focus on carving a frame inside of the book and creating a beautiful, heavily antiqued composition using Modeling Paste, Rust Pastes, Art Alchemy Paints and more – it will be a perfect add on to your cover and a chance to create a unique piece which will be a great gift or your own personal treasure.
I will provide a full set of art mediums and embellishments to finish the project inside and out – excluding the hard-cover book. This class is suitable both for advanced and beginning students.


Dina Wakley

Thursday, Friday & Saturday November 16th – 18th

Paper Parachute is happy to host 3 art filled days of classes with Dina Wakley. Take all the classes or choose your favorites. Call to pay with a credit card 503-533-4513 or come in the store. We must have payment to hold your spot. We will also be offering a lunch all 3 day or you are welcome to bring your own bag lunch, and Paper Parachute will provide beverages for all. Refunds of store credit will be provided up to October 15th, after that ONLY if we fill your spot.

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 Painted Paper Collage Surprise $135.00

Thursday, November 16th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join me as we make painted papers and pool them together to create representational collages. We’ll create interesting textures and marks on many different substrates. Then we will pool our papers to make collages of faces, birds, flowers….even abstract works! We’ll talk about composition fundamentals and also strive for interesting and unexpected elements that surprise and delight. This is a fun day of acrylic techniques and play.

  • Basic tool kit: Ranger craft sheet, scissors, water container to clean your brushes, baby wipes, paper towels, paper plate or palette paper to use as a palette (or you can just use your craft sheet). You may also want a small notebook and a pen for taking notes.
  • Your art journal

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Media Board Shrine $75.00

Friday, November 17th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join me as we make an interactive shrine out of Media Board. We’ll construct the shrine out of board and Dina Wakley Media tape. Then we will fill it with overlapping tags, full of mixed-media, painty goodness. Stamping, painting, coloring….fun!

  • Basic tool kit: Ranger craft sheet, scissors, water container to clean your brushes, baby wipes, paper towels, paper plate or palette paper to use as a palette (or you can just use your craft sheet). You may also want a small notebook and a pen for taking notes.
  • Your art journal.

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Joy of Scribbling and Coloring $75.00

Friday, November 17th 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Who doesn’t love to scribble and color! Join me as we use new Dina Wakley Media Scribble Sticks to make backgrounds and also to color images, draw, and make interesting marks. This class is chock full of scribbly, colorful techniques for all your mixed media play!

  • Basic tool kit: Ranger craft sheet, scissors, water container to clean your brushes, baby wipes, paper towels, paper plate or palette paper to use as a palette (or you can just use your craft sheet). You may also want a small notebook and a pen for taking notes.
  • Your art journal.

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Multi-Surfaced Journal Exploration $148.00

Saturday, November 18th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The new Media Journal is full of varied, interesting surface: burlap, canvas, kraft, and handmade watercolor paper. Come to this class to play and explore all the surfaces. A journal is included in the class price. We will stamp, stencil, paint, cut, print, tip in, tear, and have a great day of journaling, playing, and experimenting.

Please bring: Basic tool kit: Ranger craft sheet, scissors, water container to clean your brushes, baby wipes, paper towels, paper plate or palette paper to use as a palette (or you can just use your craft sheet). You may also want a small notebook and a pen for taking notes.