Studio Workshops with Lisa
2009

 


Workshops/Classes
2010

 

Welcome!

You are invited to join me in my studio (featured in Where Women Create~3rd issue)  
for a full day of fun, creativity, and laughter as you explore the ARTIST IN YOU!

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Workshops for 2010 TBD
below are some examples of 2009 studio workshops


All of us at one time or another have heard the expression or have been told to “loosen up” when art creating. Well, we are going to “loosen up” using a structured gridded pattern on a solid wood substrate. Each us will map out our own unique pattern on a prepared textural surface and begin playing and exploring using found object elements, paint, paper and wax, creating a complex yet whimsical piece of art. You will go home with a beautiful work of art and a broad array of techniques that can be adapted to many art applications in this technique/project class. We will learn painting techniques that I use to create my own unique mixed media pieces. Bring your hammer…

 

 


We treasure our homes so much. Express your most enduring moments creating a memorable house filled with collage, doodle, found objects and favorite family/pet or other fun images using one of my signature wood house shapes from my personal stash... We will start by creating one house, but if there is time, you can create another one.
House dimensions are 5x21x1 1/2"
To see more house ideas go here

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Explore paint. paper, found object and wax as we create an artful little mixed media piece incorporating all of these components. Learn about the texture behind my unique painting style and incorporate your found object treasures onto a chunky wood substrate. These are small but hefty little pieces. Wood substrates measure 6x6x3.5" Use of small hand and power tools will be explored. Finish your piece with a luminous layer of beeswax. Bring your favorite vintage papers and found object pieces for this workshop.
You may work on two if you are extra adventurous!

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It's all about the bling.
Create your own artful little dolly! Each student will be supplied with an antique German doll head, matching bisque arms and legs. You supply your favorite ephemera, buttons, and goodies to embellish. Techniques include painting, collage, use of small hand tools and beeswax process.
Your kit fee of $20 will be refunded back to you if you have
your own doll parts.
Please contact me before requesting refund.
To see more doll ideas go here


All hearts a flutter as we gather together for the day to explore mixed media techniques incorporating found object, painting, collage and wax on a heavy duty 3-dimensional wood substrate. Using the simple shape of a heart, or if you prefer another simple motif, we will explore painting techniques that I use to create my own unique artwork. Learn all about Golden Absorbent Ground and its wonderful range of possibilities. We will also be using a gridded ruler to outline vignettes for our composition as well. Chock full of details including collage, found object and a luminous layer of beeswax, you will go home with a beautiful work of art and a broad array of techniques that can be adapted to many art applications in this technique/project class. Substrate measures 8x10x3

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Step into my world as I lead a class in a not so basic painting class. Each student will be given an ample size canvas/substrate primed, textured and ready to go. We will go over the textural elements behind my painting technique, and then dive into some basic compositions. No drawing experience is required. It's all in the details, artful doodling and smudging required. Collage elements will also be explored and a luminous layer of beewax will be applied over the finished surface.

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All of us at one time or another have heard the expression or have been told to “loosen up” when art creating. Well, we are going to “loosen up” using a structured gridded pattern on a solid wood substrate. Each us will map out our own unique pattern on a prepared textural surface and begin playing and exploring using found object elements, paint, paper and wax, creating a complex yet whimsical piece of art. You will go home with a beautiful work of art and a broad array of techniques that can be adapted to many art applications in this technique/project class. We will learn painting techniques that I use to create my own unique mixed media pieces. Bring your hammer…

 


Explore mixed media techniques incorporating found object, painting and collage with a 2 tier wood cake substrate. Cake shape is about 15" tall and 10" wide and opens at the top.
Have fun embellishing and creating this over the top creation with your own personal style
. To see more ideas for embellishing your cake go here

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Spend the day playing with paper dolls! Bring your own or choose from some of my own personal collection. Please use photocopies- and bring an assortment of sizes to play with. Learn some basic techniques for distressing and aging copper. Other techniques included are collage, use of saw and other basic small hand tools. A great project technique class. Wood substrate about 14x14"
See the blog post on this piece



It's all about the bling.
Create your own artful little dolly! Each student will be supplied with an antique German doll head, matching bisque arms and legs. You supply your favorite ephemera, buttons, and goodies to embellish. Techniques include painting, collage, use of small hand tools and beeswax process.
Your kit fee of $20 will be refunded back to you if you have
your own doll parts.
Please contact me before requesting refund.
To see more doll ideas go here

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Details


Space is limited to 10 per session
If you are coming in from out of town, please contact me for accomodations close to my
studio just outside of Portland, Oregon

Directions to my studio and more details will be e-mailed to you

$110.00 per class- includes lunch-
unless noted otherwise
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10% discount given to registering for 3 or more workshops.
(Your discount will be adjusted after payment is received within 24hrs)

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You may call to reserve your spot in class, all major credit cards accepted
877.727.4602
503.670.4860

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When you pay for a class through the online shopping cart,
Paypal will add a shipping fee, you will promptly be refunded your ship fee.
(sorry in advance for the inconvenience)

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Regarding Closed Classes
PLEASE DROP ME AN E-MAIL IF YOU WANT TO BE ON THE WAITING LIST FOR CLOSED CLASSES- PLEASE LIST CLASS/ SESSION-

Thank you

lisa@lisakaus.com

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If you are having trouble processing your workshop through Paypal,
Just send me an e-mail regarding
which class you want and a payment arrangement can be made from there.

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Note
(please read)
I will make every effort to make sure this page is updated as soon as the classes fill..
If you pay for a workshop that is already closed, you will be promptly refunded.
Workshops are non-refundable 1 week after registering
If for some reason due to sickness or some crazy catastrophe your workshop is cancelled,
your fees will be refunded within 1 week of cancelation...

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A class supply list will be e-mailed to you in 3 weeks in advance of the class.


Please do not use text or images for your own benefit in any way--- thank you very much!!!!!!

 

             
               
                     

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Supply List

     
                     
     
  • Small hammer
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Small needle nose pliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Exacto knife-or some kind of blade for cutting paper
  • Scissors-plain
  • Decorative edge scissors-optional
  • Assorted papers (some ideas might include vintage, artists papers, or your own handmade papers) family photos-etc.
  • Assorted found object/embellishments/flea market, craft store finds etc. 3-dimensional a must
  • please bring items to share or throw in the pile- the more the merrier
  • Arylic paint/I prefer golden fluid acrylics but heavy body is fine (optional)
  • water soluble colored pencils/crayons (optional)
  • Assorted rubber stamps
  • Dremel with small bits (optional-bring it if you have it)
  • blowdryer
       

 

I will be supplying the wood subsrates ie: cake and house primed and ready to go.

Extra substrates will be available for purchase

 
                   
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