January Technique Workshop
WOW! Here it is, 2020 already. Not only a new year but also a new decade. We had the first of our monthly technique workshops today with Let It Snow. We painted David Hoff’s Snowman with Friend. Used clay carbon to transfer the pattern, floated in a light blue wash around the design, blocked in colors and detailed with two darker shades, and outlined to finish the picture. Then we stenciled snowflakes around the rim, splattered over the snowflakes, and added a band on the outside of the rim to frame the picture. There’s lots to learn. Most of us had not used stencils before, some had not spattered nor floated. Here’s the group who came today.
MVCT January meeting
We are having a business meeting next Sunday, January 12th at 1:00. It will be followed at 2:00 by a Duncan University workshop by Larry Knight that is open to the public. Cost is $25. We will be painting “Classical Christmas on a triangle plate.
February Technique Workshop
The next workshop is scheduled for Sunday, February 2nd at 2:00. It is simply called “Valentine’s Day Workshop”. We will be using our new Valentine Silkscreen with the Old Truck and several sayings to choose from. Painters will make both a plate and a matching coffee mug. Kids can do this technique but toddlers would need a lot of help. Cost is $20.
Here are some ideas we are thinking through. Your interest and other ideas are appreciated.
- MUD on Easter eggs, either on a half-dozen actual size eggs, or on a larger egg, or on an egg box. Can offer a choice at the workshop. Note that some of them have jewels added to the design.
- Appli-Kate Technique
- Glaze Raking
- Slip Trailing (using cake-decorating bags and tips)