Sunday, July 22, 2012

Orna-deMentia in Solvang CA

There has been a bit of change in plans in my Solvang classes at the Art Clinic.  We decided that it would be fun to put together a Holiday workshop involving Orna-deMents.  This will be two days of classes.  
Class #1 Santa Clops and the Polar Opposites
 Well “Ho Ho Ho” and all of that stuff.  It’s beginning to look a lot like Xmas,but then again it was looking that way in early August when the Holiday itemsstarted to go on display at Michael’s Craft Stores.  Now it’s really on the way and I have to tell you a littlesecret…move a little closer…move a little closer…I’m not much of a SeasonsGreeting kind of guy, now if it involved vampires and werewolves I’d be allin…but cute little snowmen singing Burl Ives songs just never flipped mycookies.  This got me thinking…Ican’t be the only one who wouldn’t mind a bit of subversiveness added to theHolidays.  So I’m proposingsomething Polar Opposite of the North Pole, something a little off kilter.  A class of making Orna-deMents usingfound objects, weird thingies and discarded toys.  Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?  Get ready for Santa Claws and his friends…bwa ha ha ha ha….Imean bwo ho ho ho ho! 

Class #2 LightbulbOrna-deMents
Ever wonder what to do with allthose old lightbulbs? Well, the lightbulb has just popped on over my head.  Holiday Ornaments…or Orna-deMents ifyou prefer. Using a burnt out lightbulb, you will create hanging art pieces,not only by adorning the exterior of the bulb, but inserting imagery inside theglass bulb as well- sort of like a ship in the bottle…but much easier.  All this will be done using a mixtureof collage, painting, and assemblage. You’ll never look at a burnt outlightbulb the same way. See the light?


jennifer said...

this sounds awesome...maybe (hint hint) it could become an online class sometime in the future ;-)

dragongourd said...

Awww, I would have loved to take the ornament classes, but they're already over!

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

I would love for this to be an online class as well. I am not close enough to attend in person but would love to.

Tempest in a Teapot said...

I think this STILL needs to be an online class. I wanna know how to open those light bulbs.