A Touch of Gold! Gold Leaf - Mixed Media Gilding Techniques

Wonderful fun for Holiday Art Making!

With Heather Shirin

Sat, Dec 7th 2013, Noon - 4:30pm

$65 plus $15 for all materials

Join Heather in this fun filled afternoon of Gold and Paint. This workshop will focus on how to use delicate gold leaf for creating beautiful, shimmering artwork including paintings, works on paper, mixed media and gilded crafts. Heather is an expert on leaf techniques and will guide you as you create a finished piece to take home.  

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Now Offering Private Tutoring for Students! 

Please contact me if you have a young student who would love some one-on-one time to be taught all things related to fine art. Get that portfolio ready for college, or even create an online presence. Learn to paint, draw and sell online - class held in my private home studio in Mills River, NC - near the Asheville Airport. $45/hr

Art Noveau Portraits with Heather Shirin for Spring 2013

With Only One Word, Mixed Media Portrait

6 weeks, Friday April 26-May 31 2013 from 1-4pm

Tuition $235 plus a $15 materials fee for specialty materials.

Learn the special techniques that Heather Shirin has developed to create her Art Noveau portraits of women. Paint your own portrait from a photograph of your choice on a birch panel. Incorporate Gold Leaf and other mixed media. Learn about decorative techniques to use. 

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Classes held at: River’s Edge Studio

191 Lyman Street, Studio 310, Asheville, NC 828-776-2716

Please email me to have your name added to our mailing list or if you have any questions. You can also reach me at 828.575.7731

Mixed Media Collage Workshops

Mixed Media Workshop, 310 Art Gallery, River Arts District

Saturday, May 15th 2010 Held at The River's Edge Studios, Asheville NC

Tuition: $90, which includes all supplies!! Materials provided will include a 11" x 14" canvas, gel mediums, brushes, acrylic paint, fine papers, tissue paper, colored pencils, sheet music, buttons, stamps, poetry/books, colored glitters, emphera and many found objects. Please also bring personal photocopies of photographs, decorative napkins, or any other items you wish to collage with.

Since the canvas is included with this course, you are guarenteed to bring home a piece of art! This mixed media collage class is perfect for beginners jumping in and also ideal for established artists needing new ideas. Lectures, demonstrations and hands-on experiences will provide workshop participants with the skills and knowledge necessary to create beautiful collages reflecting their personal voice. We encourage individuals to draw from their own experiences, color sense and need for expression. Discover how easy it is to create a landscape using only tissue paper! There will be many collage and mixed media art books for reference, and we will talk about the history of collage and interject lessons on: composition, light, color, shape, texture and narrative. Enjoy the freedom of having no preset outcome in this fun mixed media collage workshop. Space is limited so join today!

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"The class was a lot of fun. I'm hoping to come back and do another collage soon- My mind is wandering on ideas- something for the kitchen? reds and blacks? Maybe something to remind me of a sunset or the harbor. On a canvas or a different material? Anyway, I think I'm hooked!"

             - Shana Thomas, Student