Sushi, Shibori & Sake Workshop with Erika Powell Textiles

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Oh what a night!

I’ve spent the past few months in the studio EXPLORING THIS BEAUTIFUL PROCESS! I have SO looked forward to this collaborative workshop with Erika & her team! Teaching these fabulous women was incredible! I took them step by step through the process of the Japanese Art of Shibori folding & dyeing. I’d love to share this process & play with YOU! Join our SHIBORI INNER-CIRCLE WAIT LIST above to be the first to know of upcoming workshop and educational opportunities!


Women's “THE ART OF PLAY” Workshop


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My heart is SO FULL from spending time with these ladies in the studio! THANK YOU for being brave, opening your heart to try new things, and being YOU! I was so encouraged by all of these gals… new friends and old. Both Thursday and Friday nights were full of fun, laughter, and not taking ourselves so seriously.

My hope is that the women left the workshop feeling energized, inspired and encouraged to BE who they were made to be - unique, amazing women capable of ALL kinds of creating, making, and enjoying life!

We began the evening with introductions, practiced blind contour drawings, then wrapped up with PLAYING - creating a series of mixed media abstracts, and eventually working on our journal covers. We talked about making time to create, self-care, and (OF COURSE) The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron. I also brought out a few favorite inspirational magazines and books: Flow Magazine, Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon, and 50 Ways to Draw Your Beautiful, Ordinary Life by Flow Magazine.

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This was the description these brave women signed up for (and hopefully what they experienced):

Do you feel that you’re creative - but need a spark to begin making again? Do you feel like you “should” be making art - but aren’t? Do you love to paint and explore, but always put it off - caring for other priorities instead? Do you just want to come be free and MAKE ART one evening with amazing women?

If there was a resounding “YES!” to any of these questions, come join us in the studio for this special women’s workshop. When KIDS are hosted in the art studio, they are encouraged to be FREE and PLAY. And put away perfectionism and expectations. Guess what…we women need that, too!

This time of freedom and exploration of different art mediums will inspire you to “begin again!” This workshop is for ALL levels…novices and pros both welcome.

i look forward to seeing y’all soon in the studio! there will certainly be more of creative evenings like this!

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THE ART OF Gift-Giving


As an artist & art teacher, I love sharing tools that will help you and your children explore your creativity!

I have included books that have helped me grow as an artist and maker.

Don’t forget…we are all artists!

Treat yourself or a loved one with some happy art supplies sometime soon! As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links, but feel free to go on an art supply hunt locally! It’s fun!


ART SUPPLIES FOR ALL (KIDS & GROWN-UPS!)


LIQUID CONCENTRATED WATERCOLORS


CHALK PASTELS


STUDENT GRADE OIL PASTELS


BASIC CRAFT ACRYLIC PAINT


WATERCOLOR PAN


DRAWING PENCILS


SHARPIES (OF COURSE!)


DUAL TIP WATERCOLOR BRUSH PENS


MICRON PENS


ART SUPPLIES FOR EXPLORING ARTISTS AGES 2-5


DO-A-DOT DABBERS


WHITE EASEL/BANNER PAPER


ART EASEL


BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FOR KIDS 8+


BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GROWN-UP ARTISTS


MY FAVORITE BOOK IN THE WHOLE WORLD

The artist’s way (below) is my biggest recommendation for anyone who wants to begin creating again (not just visual artists…it’s for EVERYONE!) It is truly life changing.


it’s always a joy to go “piddle” at michael’s, hobby lobby, walmart, or even your local thrift store! grab some supplies, and get to work!

Displaying Kid's Artwork

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I’ve had many parents ask this great question: WHAT is the bet way to display my kid’s awesome artwork?!” I personally HOARD my kids’ artwork…it’s my favorite item to find all crunched up in their backpacks! Ha!

I can’t wait to show you how it’s done!


click on the photo below to watch the previously recorded video - PHENOMENAL tips & tricks for your kid’s fab artworks! (or your own artworks…you awesome grown-ups!)

https://vimeo.com/323369142


Don’t stress! Hanging up and showing off your kids’ artwork should NOT induce anxiety!

It’s best to find a place in your home that can handle ALL the goods - as in, ART EVERYWHERE! This could be your laundry room, a stairwell, a playroom, a wall in your child’s room, or even a bathroom! Let them know their artwork gives you joy and pride. Mix up some colorful/fun family photos with your artworks for an extra special pop.

Your child’s artwork will mature and evolve as they grow older, and I believe WHOLEHEARTEDLY that you should not have to “change out” artworks each year. Just keep adding works to create their “art journeys” made visible. It is so common for children to look at their work from the past (even last year) and say they don’t like it…your job is to remind them of how much they grow each year, and how PROUD you are of their work! If they are absolutely determined to have a piece taken down, then by all means honor that…but usually a situation like that is a great chance to talk to your awesome artist about growth and maturity as an artist, and grace towards themselves!


SUPPLIES

-pushpins

-sticky white stuff

-level

-ruler, if needed


frame options:

5”X7” FRAMES (THIS SIZE BEST FOR PHOTOS MIXED WITH ARTWORK, OR SMALL ARTWORK)

8”X10” FRAMES


8.5”x11” FRAMES

11”x14” FRAMES

11”X17” FRAMES


the most delicious laundry detergent to mix with a fragrance-free detergent

RUG (be sure to measure your space!)


You can DO this! Yay!

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3-D Puffy Heart Art Instructions!


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PAPER HEART ART INSTRUCTION

this is a fun and easy project we created at an art workshop recently in the studio!

I am so excited to share this project on Facebook Live so you can explore THIS FUN PROCESS at home.

Please be sure to watch the previously recorded how-to instructions on facebook (under videos):

https://www.facebook.com/lizasnyderartist/



SUPPLY LIST:

1. KRAFT PAPER OR PAPER GROCERY BAG

2. SCISSORS

3. WHITE LIQUID GLUE

4. PAPER CLIPS

5. YARN OR STRING

6. heavy books

7. newspaper/packing paper to stuff

8. POM-POM BEADS

9. PAINTBRUSH & WATER CUP

10. TEMPERA PAINT OR CRAFT PAINT (WHITE & NEONS/florescent)

11. a creative spirit (let go of perfectionism!)




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