Every Summer is the same hard decision, trying to decide on what classes to sign up for at Artful Gathering. There are two sessions and each session is filled with wonderful artists that I so admire who give of their time and talents to share these classes. This summer, I managed to work in two classes both in Session 1 beginning in June and ending in mid- July.
I just finished my first class with Penny McDonald on "Of Spent and Aged Things". This class drew me in on first sight because it involved making a Cage Doll Assemblage all from found items and sculpting. Anyone that knows me knows that assemblage and Cage Dolls are some of my very favorite things to make.This is one of the dolls that I made in Penny's Class.
This is doll number two. I don't have all the photos on her yet and my mind is already swirling with ideas for new ones!
I'm already planning on next Summer's classes. This week I will be off to begin my second class with Darlene McElroy, "Mystical Magical Gesso with a Twist". I can't wait to get started and I'll be back when class is over to share my creations inspired by Darlene's class- stay tuned...
Happy Summer and Happy Creating!
"Trust the Mess"