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Studio 104 at The Millworks, Elaine Brady Smith Art

Elaine Brady Smith Art Workshops and News

2017 Workshop Schedule at The Millworks

2017 Workshop Schedule at The Millworks. I’m excited to be offering new workshops for the first quarter of 2017!!! The first on will be January 28th in the Commons Room at The Millworks. Come enjoy a relaxing day learning my unique method of collage techniques and layering papers to create this coffee cup still life. There are still a few spaces available for this workshop!!!

The Coffee Cup Collage Workshop will be offered again on February 25th if you are unable to make the January class. I’ll also be offering a Spring Daisy Collage 1 Day Workshop on April 22nd. Both collage workshops are for beginner to intermediate creatives. Stay tuned on Millworksharrisburg.com for opening of registration on this event. Hope to see you there!!!

COFFEE CUP COLLAGE – 1 DAY WORKSHOP

Date: January 28, 2017 at The Millworks

Time: 10am-5pm – With 1 hour free time for lunch at The Millworks, The Broad Street Market, or other area restaurants. Lunch not included with class price.

Cost: $60 plus $5 Supply Fee payable to instructor prior to class start

This workshop will focus on the basics of collage and a unique layering process. Using all types of decorative papers on 10” x 10” gallery wrapped canvas, create a still life cup and saucer on table top. $5 Supply Fee (payable to instructor prior to class) includes canvas, collage papers, gel medium, brushes and other tools needed to create your one of a kind piece of art. This is a class is for beginner, intermediate, and advanced creatives. Class size is limited to 16 people.

Please stop by at the front desk or call: 717.695.4888 to register or go to Millworksharrisburg.com for additional information.


STILL LIFE BASIC OIL PAINTING – 2 DAY WORKSHOP

Still Life Basic Oil Painting 2 Day Workshop will be March 25th and 26th from 10am-4pm at The Millworks in the Commons Room. This is a Beginner to Intermediate Oil Painting workshop. We will cover the basics of oil painting in a tiling technique that will take the stress and confusion out of beginner oil painting. Subject will be a simple Still Life Pear painted from a photograph. Workshop price is $100 plus supplies (students to purchase their own supplies). Supply list will be provided upon registration.

If you always wanted to learn oils, this is the perfect way to learn.  Class size is limited to 10 students. Stay tuned to millworksharrisburg.com for opening of registration.


And In Other News…

Classic Car Paintings by Elaine Brady Smith

Classic Car Paintings by Elaine Brady Smith

The Classic Car Paintings are back in the studio!!! After a month’s exhibit in the Millworks Artist Exhibit in our hallway, the cars have returned to Studio 104. I’ve also completed a 1962 Corvette that I am especially proud of!!! I’d be happy to show you these original oil painting in Studio 104.


WooCommerce Shop coming to elainebradysmith.com

I’ve been busy since before the holidays working on a NEW shop page for my website!!! Hopefully it will be up and running very soon! I’ll be offering Original Art, Fine Art Giclee Prints, Greeting Cards, and Home Deco Items. So stay tuned to elainebradysmith.com!!!


NEW STUDIO WALL

I’m so excited to have a new Display Wall in my studio at The Millworks! Thanks to Peter Cucchiara of Studio 216 for building this most excellent wall!!! It will provide me with the much needed workspace to for my Still Life Painting and more Display area.


 

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Exhibit at The Gallery at LaCigale

The Gallery at LaCigale

I will be the guest artist at The Gallery at LaCigale in Mount Gretna, PA for the month of July with an opening reception on Friday, July 11, 5-9pm. The gallery is located on Rt 117 in the heart of Mount Gretna, right beside the miniature golf course. And here is the cool thing…they will be featuring Waltz Vineyards and for the first time Mount Gretna Craft Brewery! I love a good beer!!! There will also be music by Patsy Kline.

The Gallery at LaCigale Mount Gretna PA

The Gallery at LaCigale Mount Gretna PA

If you have never been to LaCigale, you are in for a treat. It is a darling shop full of wonderful things and beautiful table cloths made in France…yes, that LaCigale!!! There is a huge gallery full of awesome art by the resident artists. And you betcha…if I sell a piece of artwork…or I should say “when I sell a piece of artwork”, I will be buying a custom made LaCigale table cloth for my odd sized antique kitchen table. I have been wanting one for years!!!

I love Mount Gretna and it holds a special place in my heart. It’s where my husband and I had our first date. We took a motorcycle ride, went to the Jigger Shop for ice cream and then sat by the lake as the sun set. So cute right? I must have been smitten, because here we are almost 35 years later from that night and we’re still together!!!

So, come on out to the opening reception, look at some great art and have a beer with me! See you then!!!

A Great Way to Spend that Christmas Cash!

Orchard by Elaine Brady Smith, 12" x 18" encaustic collage on board.

Orchard by Elaine Brady Smith, 12 x 18 encaustic collage on board.

Did you get a little something extra in your Christmas stocking and are wondering just what to do with it??? Well, I’ve got just the thing….Take a creative workshop with me at the Art Association of Harrisburg or at the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen Center For American Crafts. Make 2014 the year to nourish your creative soul!!!

I have three workshops starting next week and guess what…IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER!!!

So here is what I have to offer, but DON’T WAIT, space is limited! REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN!!!

Still-Life in Collage

WIP Tea Time by Elaine Brady Smith, 8" x 10" collage on canvas.

WIP Tea Time by Elaine Brady Smith, 8 x 10 collage on canvas.

Date and Time: January 8 – February 12, Wednesdays, 6–8:30PM (6 weeks)

Location: Art Association of Harrisburg, 21 N Front Street, Harrisburg, PA (717) 236-1432

Skill Level: Beginner, ages 15 through Adult

In this class we will create a still-life painting in collage by “painting with paper.” Drawing inspiration from photographs, we will start with a simple acrylic under-painting, then add torn papers that have been painted, stamped, stenciled and textured to complete the piece.

There will be demos by the instructor. There will also be discussions on how to make subject matter more representational by using color, value and directional tearing of papers.

Students should be able to complete at least one 12×12” painting in class.
$70.00 – Students should bring the supplies required in the list emailed them at registration. (Minimum 5 students.)

To register for this class, contact Art Association of Harrisburg or call them at (717) 236-1432.

Artistic Journaling

Artistic Journaling pages, work in progress by Elaine Brady Smith

Artistic Journaling pages, work in progress by Elaine Brady Smith

Date and Time: January 9 – February 13, 2014, Thursdays, 6-8 PM (6 weeks)

Location: Art Association of Harrisburg, 21 N Front Street, Harrisburg, PA (717) 236-1432

Skill Level: Beginner, ages 12 through Adult

Do you need a creative place to experiment and explore ideas with no pressure to produce a masterpiece? An art journal may be the perfect solution!

In this class we will create a 16-page simple stab-binding journal from one sheet of watercolor paper. This booklet will then serve as the place for you to collage, paint, draw, doodle, scribble, write and/or all of the above, to create a visual celebration of your life and events.

There will be plenty of demos and tips on artistic journaling techniques during this six-week course. This is an excellent class for teens as well as adults and a great time for child and parent to spend creative-time together.

$70.00 – PLUS THERE WILL BE A $25 SUPPLY FEE PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR AT THE FIRST CLASS. (Minimum 5 students.)

To register for this class, contact Art Association of Harrisburg or call them at (717) 236-1432.

Intro to Encaustic Workshop

Greetings by Elaine Brady Smith. 10" x 8" encaustic collage on raised panel.

Greetings by Elaine Brady Smith. 10 x 8 encaustic collage on raised panel.

Date and Time: January 11 & 12, 2014, Saturday and Sunday, 10AM – 5PM

Location: Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, 335 N Queen Street, Lancaster, PA 17603

Skill Level: Beginner

Encaustic is a luscious and versatile medium with a range of controlled to wildly unpredictable results.  In this 2 day workshop we will cover the basics of working in encaustic, equipment and supplies including how to make your own beeswax and damar resin medium.

Demonstrations will be given on techniques such as:  fusing methods, using and applying color, building texture, incising lines, adding collage and transfers. Students will have the opportunity to explore the techniques after each demo and have plenty of time to explore this wonderful medium.

This is a great introductory workshop to give this medium a try. An extensive “how-to” handout is included along with a complete list of supplies needed to set up your own encaustic studio.

Members: $157.00/Non Members: $175.00

Plus Materials fee: $50 payable to the instructor at the time of the class covers 4-8” x 10” birch plywood sub straights, encaustic medium, encaustic gesso, brushes, Nitrile gloves, single edged razor blades, laser copies for transfers, assorted collage papers, use of tools and equipment, and printed handouts.

To register for this workshop contact PA Guild of Craftsmen or call them at 717-431-8706

See my complete listing of 2014 Workshops here.

Holiday Show at Arts on Union

I will have a few pieces of mixed media work at Arts on Union, 203 N Union Street, Middletown, PA for the Mixed Media Art Group 2nd Annual Exhibit. The show opens this Friday, December 7th with an artist reception from 5pm – 9pm. There will be an abundance of GOOD art at this exhibit and plenty of variety if you are looking for a unique Christmas gift for that special someone!!!

My series of Off the Cuff – 101 Totally Random Collages will also be available at Arts on Union, or you can purchase them here on my site.

Below are the next 3 in the series.

020 Go Ask Alice

020 Go Ask Alice

020 Go Ask Alice

The text in this collage came from an old book page with the title “The Opium Eater’s Dream” …which I found an interesting title for a late 1800’s book. The position of her face reminded me of Alice In Wonderland…she’s just hanging in mid-air with mystery in her eyes as if in a dream. So if you are wondering, “Go ask Alice, I think she’ll know…” Yes, I’m that old and from that era and I’ve always liked that song…go Jefferson Airplane! Here is a version on YouTube that I like (it seems so innocent for a song that was about taking drugs):

This collage is 5 x 7, mounted and matted with a cream colored mat and ready to drop into an 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

You can purchase this collage for $15 plus $3 shipping (shipping is adjusted for multiple purchases) by clicking the Add To Cart button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.




022 Cheez Whiz

022 Cheez Whiz

022 Cheez Whiz

Who didn’t love Cheez Whiz as a kid??? My mom bought it for us just as pictured, in the glass jars that could reused for juice glasses after all that delicious processed cheese was gobbled up! That yellow golden goodness!!!

This collage is 5 x 7, mounted and matted with a tan colored mat and ready to drop into an 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

You can purchase this collage for $15 plus $3 shipping (shipping is adjusted for multiple purchases) by clicking the Add To Cart button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.




 023 Scranton van Gogh

023 Scranton van Gogh

023 Scranton van Gogh

The horizon of Scranton, PA as a van Gogh masterpiece??? It seemed appropriate to me that this city in northern PA should benefit from one of the worlds great artists. I don’t know much about Scranton, but I did grow up near the coal regions in Danville, PA. My grandfather worked in the coal mines in Nanticoke, PA and drove a team of horses, hitched to a wagon, from Mt. Carmel to Nanticoke every day….about a 55 mile journey. I often imagine how tough that was for him. So here’s to a bit of artistic vision for northern PA, which reared some very hearty people in it’s time!

This collage is 5 x 7, mounted and matted with a tan colored mat and ready to drop into an 8.5 x 11 frame (frame not included).

You can purchase this collage for $15 plus $3 shipping (shipping is adjusted for multiple purchases) by clicking the Add To Cart button below or email me at elainebradysmith@comcast.net.







Art Studio Tour at Arts on Union

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Lebanon Valley Studio Tour at Arts On Union, Nov 2 & 3

Join us Saturday, Nov 2 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, Nov 3 from 12 noon-5pm, at Arts on Union, 203 N. Union Street, Middletown for the Art Studio Tour. Christine Goldbeck, gallery owner, and Elaine Brady Smith will be demonstrating encaustic painting, shooting the breeze and having fun with friends! We’d love for you to stop by and say hello, so come on by and see us!!!