Industrial Art Duo – Workshop Saturday, November 10th!

We had such a great response (and some great fun) during the first of these workshops I’ve decided to squeeze one more in before the weather gets too cold! Here are all the details:

“Industrial Art Duo” ~ Two Exciting Projects, One Industrious Day!

miscellaneous metal parts

Don’t let the title (or the image!) scare you – I’ll be there to guide you through using any of the materials or equipment that may seem intimidating. I’ve also recruited my favorite collaborator, my husband Mark, to assist us with some of the work. Especially the welding!

work in progress 3 (c) lynne medsker
work in progress (c) lynne medsker

I’ve had several people mention how much fun it looked like it would be to create art using concrete as a textured underlayer (by the way – it IS fun) but I couldn’t figure out how to make that work in a one day class since there is a fairly long gap of time for the concrete to dry. Then it occured to me I could add a second project during that drying time that would keep us all busy.  Compared to just staring at the concrete as it dried it seems like a perfect solution. But what other project goes with concrete? Steel, of course!

student work, Industrial Duo Workshop, August 2012
student work, Industrial Duo Workshop, August 2012

We will start and finish the day working on our concrete creations! You can choose if you’d like to create that work on one large wood panel or several smaller ones. Then, using various tools (and most likely your fingers!) you’ll make marks, lines, texture – or even embed items – on the surface. Once you’ve satisfied your yearnings to texture concrete, it’s time for metal!  To begin that project you will select different pieces and layout the design for your metal wall sculpture (approximately 12″ x 18″) as the concrete dries. You’ll get instructions on how to prep the metal materials and then Mark will work his welding magic to construct it for you.  After it has cooled from the welding process it can be spray painted, wrapped in wire or further embellished in a variety of ways. Although we have quite a selection of parts and metal to choose from you are welcome to bring in any items you’d like to include in your sculpture and we will help you find a way to incorporate it. At some point there will be lunch and snack breaks as well, keeping you busy until your wood panel is ready for more attention. Finishing the concrete artwork includes sealing it and then covering it with layers of acrylic, adding, subtracting and blending until it makes you smile. That could be just one or two layer, or many, many more!

student work in progress, Industrial Art Duo workshop, August 2012
student work in progress, Industrial Art Duo workshop, August 2012

Gloves will be provided for the concrete work plus there are gloves and safety glasses available for you to use when working with the metal. Although not neccessarily needed for the concrete work you will need to bring a long sleeve shirt, long pants and full cover shoes when working in the shop creating your sculpture. Most work will be done outdoors but we will have the studio and the shop nearby & warm if the day is chilly. Coffee, bottled water and afternoon snacks are provided, please pack a sack lunch for your noon meal. Detailed information and a release form will be emailed to you once you have signed up. Be prepared to get dirty and happy during this creative day!

Date: Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (more or less!)

Cost: $145 – includes all materials & instruction for creating two unique pieces of art (if you wish to bring a spouse, family member or friend to collaborate with the fee for creating both pieces is $175 per couple.)

Minimum 2 participants/Maximum 8 participants

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 7th!

I can’t wait to help you explore these mediums…it is going to be so much fun!

Lynne

P.S. To see more samples of mixed media and metal artwork, visit my website!

Recap: Industrial Art Duo, Part II

In my last post I shared images from the Industrial Art Duo class, focusing on the concrete mixed media art. This time I’m going to show you some images of the metal wall sculptures being created. The first step was for each artist to forage through the miscellaneous pieces and parts and do a rough layout of their piece.

Once the design was set then the metal needed to be cleaned and readied for the welding process.

Then they worked with Mark during the welding process and, if they wanted, polished the finish piece.

I think they turned out amazing! I always love seeing the different styles that each one has.

Reminder: Industrial Art Duo Class!

wall sculpture 28 © lynne medsker
wall sculpture #28, wood, concrete & misc. old parts © lynne medsker

If you are interested in the Industrial Art Duo class that I’ll be presenting this coming Saturday, this is your last chance to sign up! We currently have three openings available before the class is full. I will accept students until midnight this Wednesday, August 15th, then the class will be closed so that I can purchase/gather the materials. The weather forecast looks excellent so far and I’m excited about the fun group that has already signed up to participate!  Why don’t you join us for this creative day?

Lynne

Industrial Art Duo – Workshop Saturday, August 18th!

So I’ve been debating on a few new classes to offer the next month or two. This is the first and I am SO excited to announce it!!

“Industrial Art Duo” ~ Two Exciting Projects, One Industrious Day!

miscellaneous metal parts

Don’t let the title (or the image!) scare you – I’ll be there to guide you through using any of the materials or equipment that may seem intimidating. I’ve also recruited my favorite collaborator, my husband Mark, to assist us with some of the work. Especially the welding!

finished work, turquoise topography © lynne medsker
“turquoise topography” 1 & 2, commissioned artwork, mixed media on wood panels, 20×20″ each

I’ve had several people mention how much fun it looked like it would be to create art using concrete as a textured underlayer (by the way – it IS fun) but I couldn’t figure out how to make that work in a one day class since there is a fairly long gap of time for the concrete to dry. Then it occured to me I could add a second project during that drying time that would keep us all busy.  Compared to just staring at the concrete as it dried it seems like a perfect solution. But what other project goes with concrete? Steel, of course!

wall sculpture #23 12×25″, $295 © medsker metal art

We will start and finish the day working on our concrete creations! You can choose if you’d like to create that work on one large wood panel or several smaller ones. Then, using various tools (and most likely your fingers!) you’ll make marks, lines, texture – or even embed items – on the surface. Once you’ve satisfied your yearnings to texture concrete, it’s time for metal!  To begin that project you will select different pieces and layout the design for your metal wall sculpture (approximately 12″ x 18″) as the concrete dries. You’ll get instructions on how to prep the metal materials and then Mark will work his welding magic to construct it for you.  After it has cooled from the welding process it can be spray painted, wrapped in wire or further embellished in a variety of ways. Although we have quite a selection of parts and metal to choose from you are welcome to bring in any items you’d like to include in your sculpture and we will help you find a way to incorporate it. At some point there will be lunch and snack breaks as well, keeping you busy until your wood panel is ready for more attention. Finishing the concrete artwork includes sealing it and then covering it with layers of acrylic, adding, subtracting and blending until it makes you smile. That could be just one or two layer, or many, many more!

work in progress © lynne medsker
work in progress © lynne medsker

Gloves will be provided for the concrete work plus there are gloves and safety glasses available for you to use when working with the metal. Although not neccessarily needed for the concrete work you will need to bring a long sleeve shirt, long pants and full cover shoes when working in the shop creating your sculpture. Most work will be done outdoors but we will have fans available to keep you cool. Bottled water and afternoon snacks are provided, please pack a sack lunch for your noon meal. Detailed information and a release form will be emailed to you once you have signed up. Be prepared to get dirty and happy during this creative day!

Date: Saturday, August 18th 2012

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (more or less!)

Cost: $145 – includes all materials & instruction for creating two unique pieces of art (if you wish to bring a spouse, family member or friend to collaborate with the fee for creating both pieces is $175 per couple.)

Minimum 2 participants/Maximum 8 participants

I can’t wait for this day…it is going to be so much fun! Now if I can just decide what fun to have with the other new class on my schedule….

Lynne

Me, happily working in the shop! Safety glasses over real glasses, such a great look! 🙂

Metal Wall Sculpture workshop – Sign up NOW!

Last reminder! This Friday, March 2nd (6 to 8 p.m.) and again Saturday, March 3rd (9:30-11:30 a.m.) is when Mark & I are going to host a “Create your own Metal Sculpture” workshop!

miscellaneous metal parts

We’ll have a variety of different types, shapes and sizes of metal for you to select from and design your own sculpture which will be cleaned, welded, polished and ready to pick up in two weeks. All the details are listed HERE.

wall sculpture #23 © medsker metal art

 

Upcoming Classes! Part 1

I’ve been busy scheduling classes, workshops and fun for my fun-loving, art-exploring students, friends and (yes!) even YOU! I posted a reminder about the next “Open Studio” session this Wednesday, I’ve got several more of those scheduled – both on Wednesdays and a few Saturdays as well.  I’ll post the rest of the topics and dates in a few days. First I wanted to tell you about a workshop that we’ve scheduled that I am REALLY excited about! It’s something we’ve not done before, which is always fun for me. I’m hoping it will be something exciting for YOU too!

wall sculpture #23 © medsker metal art

On Friday March 2nd (6 to 8 p.m.) and again Saturday March 3rd (9:30-11:30 a.m.) Mark & I are going to host a “Create your own Metal Sculpture” workshop! We’ll have a variety of different types, shapes and sizes of metal for you to select from. Once you’ve made your selection we will help you as you design your very own metal wall sculpture!

miscellaneous metal parts

After you’ve created your unique design it will then be prepared, welded and polished for you and available to pick up in two weeks. The size of the sculptures can be up to 11×14. Sculpture this size that we design & create cost $125. For this special workshop your cost will be only $75!

wall sculpture #35 © medsker metal art

Your design session will last approximately 1 hour and reservations are required. Contact us via email(info@lynnemedsker.com) or by phone (317-852-3541) to reserve your session!

Wall Sculpture #35

What do you do when you have a client that is interested in your work but this piece is too big?

wall sculpture #30 © medsker metal art

And this piece is too small?

wall sculpture #23 © medsker metal art

And they really like aspects of both pieces?

You create a custom piece, just for them, of course!

commissioned artwork, wall sculpture #35 © medsker metal art

We’d love to create a piece for YOU, too!

Commissioned work in progress

I’ve not tended to the blog the last week because I’ve been busy working on a new commissioned project. Sorry for the light amount of posts! I thought today I’d share a few images of what I’m working on, at least enough to tease your imagination. The overall piece is going to be 33″x60″ and will be framed in a deep shadow box. Using aluminum, copper, slate, tiles and other assorted goodies I’ll be composing this piece over the next few days. Here’s what I’ve got images of so far:

step-by-step image of ink colored aluminum © lynne medsker
scrap copper piece

This is one of the scrap pieces of copper I’ll be incorporating into the design. I wanted to liven it up some a bit I got out my heat gun and began to heat it up, getting some nice color changes.

scrap copper after being heated

This image shows all three of the copper pieces after they’d been through the heating process.

three pieces of copper

Have I got you curious yet? I’ll post more updates as things progress.

Lynne

 

More from Medsker Metal Art!

wall sculpture #27, $250 © medsker metal art

With the Deja Vu Show coming in two days I thought I would feature more metal and mixed media artwork that my husband, Mark, and I created recently!

wall sculpture #33, $250 © medsker metal art

"wall sculpture #34" $320 © medsker metal art

Sculpture #32 (wall or tabletop display) $190 © Medsker Metal Art

I still have a few other pieces in the studio that are “in progress” – hopefully they will make it to the show as well. 🙂 If you want to know more about our collaborative artwork visit our website at www.medskermetalart.com!
Lynne