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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Art Workshops in Saluda, NC and Raleigh, NC!

Upcoming "Live" Classes being taught in North Carolina!

Could there be a more perfect gift for the holidays? 
Pre-register your loved one and watch their 
face light up with joy!

 @ Random Arts
481 Louisiana Ave
Saluda, NC 28773
(828) 749-1165

It is necessary to pre-register in advance for all workshops offered through Random Arts. For registration information click here OR email

Grunge Ink Live

Friday, Feb. 27th, 2015

10 am - 4 pm 
Are you intrigued by experimental art?  Does letting loose and letting things ‘flow’ excite and scare you at the same time?  During this action packed and fun filled class we are going to create a variety of Inked up abstracts on an amazing surface which will allow you to add, subtract, draw, drip and more as you create one of a kind grungy abstract mixed media art pieces.  Learn how to create compositions that begged to be touched and leave your viewer wondering ‘how did they do that?’!!!! The creative energy you will bring to class will literally assist in the act of ‘transformation’ each and every piece from one stage to another. Be ready for exhilarating exercises, bring your fearless artistic self, and come prepared for hours of grungy inky fun and creative experimentation! 
This class is for those who are fearless and love to experiment, or for those that want to be more adventurous in their art. It is for those who want to let loose and play with abstract compositions using contemporary materials.  We will be working on Yupo paper and incorporating a variety of acrylic inks, paints, India ink and tons of special effects to garner intriguing and luscious layers in our contemporary abstract works.

  • Skill level:   All skill levels are welcome.  The process can be as simple or complex as you desire. 

  • Duration:  The class will be a one day version which compliments my online class, Grunge Ink.

Extreme Portraits
2 Full Days!

Saturday, Feb. 28th and Sunday, Mar. 1st, 2015


Looking for ways to build more depth in your portrait painting?
If so, Extreme Portraits is the class for YOU!

Take your portrait work to the next level, even to a cutting edge extreme!
  • Newest portrait class
  • Easy to follow directions
  • Content that is rich in information which you can use in a variety of mixed media applications
  • This class takes many of the lessons learned in my first portrait class (Painterly in Pink, an online class) to a whole new level of depth and character
  • Focus will be more on painting and building up layers through glazing and underpaintings techniques as well as much more!


@ Jerry's Artarama
3060 Wake Forest Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 876-6610

I'm excited to be back teaching at Jerry's Artarama in Raleigh, NC.  I've had tons of people ask me if I would be teaching locally again and low and behold--we made it happen!  
I'll be at Jerry's for 2 different dates in early Spring, 2015.  

Summon your Guardian Angel, your muse, your most trusted source of inspiration during this paint and collage mini class. Using limited color palettes, texture, and simple yet layered designs, we will create two 6x12 whimsical and inspirational “Angelic Inspirations” during this 3 hour workshop jam packed with techniques. Come play, have fun and walk away with great pieces to keep or give as gifts to those you love!

Sunday, Mar 8th, 2015
1:00 - 4:00 pm

If you've been a fan of my work for awhile, you'll know that creating funky little city (or beach) scapes are some of my favorite themes for compositions. This course is much much more than just a few doodles on canvas, you'll walk away with a plethora of techniques on how to use layers of acrylic paints combined with drawing medium all the while letting your imagination run wild in a child like manner (deceptively child like as the depth of these paintings will go as deep as you wish them to but still be fun and loose)! 

Saturday, Apr 18th, 2015
10 am - 4 pm

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