2021 Workshops Are Back!!

Building a Large Santos 
Mixed Media Workshop with Lynn Leahy
July 26th - August 3rd
Arizona Art Supply
Phoenix, AZ
$1,500

In this 9 day workshop, Kirsten and Lynn will lead students in creating a 30" cage skirt Santos sculpture. First, Kirsten will guide students in creating, texturing and finishing a 24" torso from air dry clay. If you have NEVER sculpted, this is your chance to learn while exploring the importance of gesture and expression as important narrative tools. Anatomy and proportion will be reviewed in class so prior figurative
experience is not necessary.
 
Kirsten and Lynn will then guide the students to create a niche in the figure for more storytelling potential. Students will be taught to make a crown out of a wire substrate that can be painted and collaged. In addition, the three-foot steel cage skirt will be patinaed using antiquing solutions to give a lovely, old world effect.
 
Lynn Leahy will teach students to adorn and embellish their Santos using linoleum tile carving, reverse painting on glass, and general painting concepts. The class learn to paint on one side of flat, clear glass tiles as if viewing from the opposite side. These glass panels create a stained-glass effect on your cage base or within the torso niche to allow for further narrative potential. In addition, Lynn will guide each student in learning the process of linoleum carving, stamping and painting to create their own design and pattern. This can further the process of creative expression on the glass, crown, and/or on the torso.

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Cost: $1,500.

A $500 deposit is required to secure your participation.

Email Lynn at lynnleahy2@gmail.com to arrange payment through Paypal, Venmo or by check.

Overseas Collaborative Workshop

In Provence, France

Impressions of Provence:  Creative Travel Experience

Collaborative Workshop with Kirsten Stingle, Lynn Leahy, Merideth Lynn Wright

Provence, France

September 15th - 24th, 2021

$2,400

Students will spend half their time absorbing the art and culture of Provence, and the other half in the studio exploring a variety of mixed media techniques to translating the magic of Provence into a narrative memory case.  

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Students will spend half their time absorbing the art and culture of Provence, and the other half in the studio exploring a variety of mixed media techniques to translating the magic of Provence into a narrative memory case.  

Historic Preservationist and former resident of Provence, Merideth Wright, will arrange site visits exploring the rich culture of this area and provide detailed information for each visit.

Our studio will be in the charming town of Arles, home to Roman Ruins, museums, cafes, markets, and sites that Van Gogh painted while he was living there. Kirsten Stingle and Lynn Leahy will guide students in a plethora of mixed media techniques to create your own narrative memory box out of a painter’s travel case. Techniques will include sculpting with air dry paper clay, mark making with thread, silk paper making, eco dying, book arts, stamp carving, collage, etc. Demos and hands-on instruction will be provided with emphasis on narrative. All these techniques will be combined in an collection of souvenir objects that tells the tale of your journey in Provence.  Instructional handouts and additional studio hours will be offered.

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2022 Workshops

Theatrics, Footlights, and Charades

A workshop adventure combining the sites of Paris and Versailles with creative time in the studio!

Workshop with Lynn Leahy, Merideth Lynn Wright

Paris and Versailles, France

June, 2020

$3,600

Registration Information Coming Soon!!!!

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Explore the dramatic beauty of Paris and Versailles with our site guide, Merideth Wright, and work in the studio with Kirsten Stingle and Lynn Leahy learning a variety of mixed media techniques to create your own narrative box commemorating your time in the City of Lights and the Home of the sun King.  You will create a posable art doll set within a theatrical curio box reflecting the wonder of this creative adventure! 

 

Site visits include:

  • Paris Opera House

  • Museum of Fairground Arts (as featured in Midnight in Paris!)

  • Musee D'Orsay

  • L'orangerie with Monet's Waterlilies

  • Montmartre

  • Versailles, including a sneak peek at Marie Antoinette's private theater

  • Tickets to the Grand Masked Ball at Versailles!!!