Sunday, November 13, 2011

Crusted, Crumbled and Cracked - Art Lab #3: Texture

Michael deMeng's ArtLab is back!  This episode is Crusty, Crumpled and Cracked, in which I will go over a variety of techniques that focus on creating various interesting textures in your art.  I'll show you how to do lizardy, chucky, crispy, wispy, rusty, and crunchy effects, just to name a few.
Class Begins January 20th, 2012 

ArtLab #3 Online Workshop

Question you may have:
  • How much does it cost?  A: $59.95
  • When does it begin? A: January 20, 2012
  • How long does it run?  A: The class will be available for 2 months before I change the codes, but students will be able to access information after that date when I send out the new codes.
  • How does it differ from live class?  A: Online classes allow for a bit more in depth explanations of techniques etc.
  • Will there be video?  A: Yes.  I have about 180 of minutes of protected video that only students will be able to access.
  • How many videos?  A:  Roughly about 180 minutes of video is included in the instruction.  
  • Will it be live?  A: No.  I will not be doing live video, but I will be setting up a Yahoo Group where I will be available to discuss your questions and issues once a week.
  • Can you tell me more about the Yahoo Group?  A: Students can access this anytime and discuss issues with other students.  Once a week I will be available and answer all questions.
  • Is the class segmented or do I get everything at once?  A: I have designed the class so you will have access to all the information at once and can play with it as you like, at your own speed.  New weekly videos will pop up with additional tidbits and tips.
  • What kind of site is being used to host this class?  A: I'm using a protected TypePad account.
  • How will I access the TypePad account?  A: When class begins I will send out passwords and usernames to all the students.  
  • What else will be on the blog?  A: Along with the Videos I will be posting the major questions as they come up, and the solutions.  I will also do weekly video addressing these questions.
  • Is this for Beginners or Advanced students?  A: It's for everyone.  I've made it so it is information that can be used by all levels.
  • Will it be entertaining?  A: Geez, I hope so.  I will try and make it very un-dry and fun.
  • How will  you accept payment.  A: PayPal
  • What will happen after I sign up?  I'll send you a confirmation to say "howdy" and then just sit back until I start the Yahoo group.  At that point  you'll get an email inviting you to join prior to class and meet some of the other students.  Then on Jan. 20th, 2012,  I will send out the TypePad site, codes, etc.
  • How do I sign up?  A: Click the little button and you're off and running. WooHoo!

    ArtLab #3 Online Workshop


    Debs said...

    Wow what a great addict fix!

    Carolyn said...

    You know I love your classes, but I am not a fan of facebook. Will I have access to your discussions even if I do not have a facebook account?

    deMeng said...

    Hey Carolyn
    I think I'll go back to Yahoo groups...I have a couple a folks with your same concern. Personally I find Yahoo a bit clunky and prefer FB groups because of how easy it is to post images but not a big deal.

    Artzy Diva said...

    Is there any way to take your previous 2 online workshops because I missed out on them but covet them very much!!!

    Laura Tringali Holmes said...

    Still working to process what I came away with in that class last month. In time I will be ready for lizardry and more, I trust!

    Carol said...

    I've signed up, Michael, but I wonder is there any way I can get the list of materials well in advance. In the class before last I had to buy the paints in Australia in order to get them on time and they cost me a fortune. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Carol in Sydney.

    BaLadiNe said...

    Hi Michael,
    Could you provide a material list please?
    Before signing up I'd like to know what will be used to make sure I can get what I need if it's not already in my stash.

    deMeng said...

    Here are the things we're going to need for the Online Class
    1. Kroma Crackle
    2. Elmer’s Glue (or white glue)
    3. White Acrylic Laytex caulking (or molding/modeling paste)
    4. Modern Options Rusting and Bronzing kits
    5. Great Stuff Foam insulation
    6. Wood Glue
    7. Shellac
    8. Polymer Gloss or Matte medium
    9. Clear Gel Medium
    10. Micaceous Iron Oxide
    11. Aves Apoxy Clay
    12. Masking Tape
    13. Cheese Cloth

    Anonymous said...

    Michael, just got back from Artfest 2012. Loved your class. Can we sign up for this now (April, 2012)? Or do I have to wait for the next one. Thanks, JK

    lanny said...

    Michael, can I sign up for this now? Thank you