Saturday, December 01, 2012

Meet Joanne Sharpe

“Whimsical art maker” Joanne Sharpe is a colorful mixed media artist and enthusiastic teacher with a passion for art journaling, lettering, doodling and illustration. Joanne’s playful art has been featured in the popular publications Cloth Paper Scissors, Studios, Somerset Studio, Somerset Art Journaling and Somerset Apprentice magazines. In addition to teaching nationwide, she has been licensing artwork to the craft, fabric and giftware markets for two decades. 

And guess what everyone ... She's coming here this February!
She will be teaching 4 classes here at the Art House Studio:

Oh My Word -  Artful Lettering Inspiration Journals

Saturday February 16, 2013

Class Time: 10am to 4:30pm
a light working lunch will be served - contact the studio if you have any dietary concerns.

Do you have handwriting envy? Drooling over art journals pages thinking, “I wish I could write like that”.  This workshop will discover and embrace lettering ideas and samples while learning “artful lettering” style secrets using pens, markers on inky water colored background pages.  Create a composition book journal of practice pages, lettering styles, inspirational samples, quotes and sayings.  Focus on identifying your own distinct lettering preferences, composition and aesthetically pleasing pages.  
SUPPLIES: Bring a wide ruled, school grade hard cover composition book, your favorite lettering markers, black pens, alcohol markers like Copic, Prismacolor or Spectrum Noir, Microns, etc. 

Decorative Doodling

Saturday February 16, 2013
6:30pm to 9:30pm

After this workshop you’ll be a Doodling Diva!   Learn colorful sophisticated doodling techniques to create stylized drawings and page decoration for your journals, cards, sketchbooks and mixed media pieces.  Explore repetitive line work, organic elements, and whimsical patterning that will inspire and define your own “decorative doodle” style.  You’ll experience the fun and therapeutic benefits of artful doodling, using 15 techniques with pens and paint (watercolors, Twinks, Silks) to create pages of whimsical borders and brilliant illustrations in your  6”x8” Visual Journal (provided).  No experience necessary, really!
*NOTE: This is not Zentangle, but a whimsical organic approach to decorative drawing, lettering and sketching. 

SUPPLIES: Your favorite black ink pens in various tip sizes such as Pitt Pens, Microns, Sharpies, small watercolor set, #4 watercolor brush, Niji or Sakura waterbrush, markers for coloring.


Sunday February 17, 2013
10am - 1pm (3hours)

Combine words, quotes, artful lettering, decorative doodles and vibrant watercolors to create a magical miniature journal and accordion book.   Learn whimsical art techniques through simple line drawing, hand lettering and painting exercises. Experiment with rich, vibrant color using dye based markers, liquid watercolors and Peerless paint palettes.  Take home two handmade gems, little books full of your own colorful creative expression.

SUPPLIES: Pencil, eraser, black waterproof fine tip pens (Sharpie, Micron or Pitt pens), glue stick, scissors, Niji or Sakura waterbrush.

Sunday February 17, 2013
2pm - 5pm (3 hours)
It’s alphabet soup on paper!  Learn 26 different hand lettering styles using pens, markers, paint and paper. Create stylized letters based in art and design principles to inspire your own alphabets.   Draw, doodle, color and create letters with consistent elements to make whole alphabets for your lettering projects.

SUPPLIES: Bring your favorite lettering markers, black pens, alcohol markers like Copic, Prismacolor or Spectrum Noir, Microns, etc., pencil, eraser, watercolors and waterbrush.

I am thrilled to pass on some exciting info.   Starting TODAY, Joanne is offering a
on a special blog she has set up.  Here is the LINK to all the information.   I hope you join me -- cause you know I'll be participating!

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