Art OUT! Mark your calendar!

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Web Presence for Artists: Saturday, October 27th

When I presented this class in August I said I would try my best to find a Saturday date and do it again, for those that aren’t available during the week. Well, here it is! As I mentioned before, I know enough about the subject to know I don’t know it all – but I’m excited to share what I do know! Here is the class information. If you’d like to join, please email me at info@lynnemedsker.com.

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An Introduction to Web Presence & Social Media for Artists

Presented by Lynne Medsker

Date:                  Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Time:         12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (bring an afternoon snack if you wish)

Location:         Gallery on the Square

                          51 South Washington Street

                       Danville, Indiana

Cost:                  $20 per person

Contact:         Lynne Medsker @ info@lynnemedsker.com

This class is to introduce and encourage artists to use the available social media and online outlets to present and promote their work.  It will be broken into two sessions, the first session covers basic information on presenting your work online, including:

Basic information all artists need to promote their work: Resume, artist statement, bio

Photographing/Adjusting/Resizing your images for the web

Watermarking & copyright for your images

What information to include with your images

Being consistent in your efforts

Connecting with other artists, art lovers and potential clients

After an afternoon break we will spend time talking about specific sites and ways to promote your art, some topics covered will be:

Facebook Pages

Pinterest

Twitter

LinkedIN, Branched Out, Google+, etc.

Etsy & eBay

Blogs and blogs vs. websites

Image hosting sites

Online resources

You will receive multiple handouts as well as access to links & information via the internet after the class. I will be available after the session to answer any specific questions that you may have about your art, Facebook Page, blog, etc. and to schedule one-on-one tutoring sessions for those who are interested in further assistance. If you have a laptop please bring it with you!

Mixed Media Collage Class recap

Yesterday I shared images from the Saturday morning mandala class I presented at Gallery on the Square in Danville, Indiana. Today I have images from the afternoon class! It was a three-piece mixed media collage class. I love to explain the basic steps in an artistic process and then watch each individuals thoughts and styles come to life! If each of my students went home with identical pieces of art I think I would feel as if I failed – I want their art to be as unique as they are!

It was great to watch them explore and discover during the process. Even their choice to make a “set” of three or three individual pieces varied!

New class information will be coming soon – including mandalas, mixed media and photography!

Lynne

Mandala Class recap

Saturday morning was the mandala class at Gallery on the Square in Danville, Indiana. We ended up with a class of seven students, each one of them enthusiastic and ready to learn. Just the way I like ’em! 🙂 Here are images of some of their creations in different stages of completion.

When class was complete each of them said they were ready to explore mandalas at home and seemed excited to dig out their compasses and rulers and get busy creating. I enjoying sharing things that I love to do! It’s really rewarding when others fall in love with them as well.

Tomorrow? Images from the afternoon mixed media class! Stay tuned!

Lynne

Deadline for Class Sign-ups!

If you’ve been debating about signing up for one of the classes June 11th at Gallery on the Square in Danville this is your last chance to join! The deadline is noon tomorrow (Friday, June 3rd) so I can get all the supplies ordered. Just a reminder, the two classes are:

“How to Create a Mandala” which runs from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday the 11th. For more details, click HERE.

“Three Piece Mixed Media Collage” which runs from 1:oo to 4:00 p.m. the same day. Details on that class are HERE.

You may join either (or both) class by contacting me via e-mail or phone. There are just a few openings remaining in each class!

See you there!

Lynne

Two more mandalas!

"harmony" finished image (border added) 11x15", matted to 16x20, $175 © Lynne Medsker

As promised earlier in the week, here are the two other recently completed mandalas. The more of them I did, the more colorful they became! I’ve got another in the beginning stages, I’m going to try and keep it a bit more sedate. But no promises! We’ll kick off today’s images with some progress shots of “harmony” shown at the top of the page:

"harmony" initial design on watercolor paper © Lynne Medsker

"harmony" after a wash of paint was added © Lynne Medsker

Next up? Here are a few of the steps in creating “waves of joy” – remember now, I did say it gets colorful!!

"waves of joy" initial design on watercolor paper © Lynne Medsker

"waves of joy" paint wash & splatters added © Lynne Medsker

"waves of joy" final image, (border added) 11x15" © Lynne Medsker

Would you like to learn how to create a mandala? I’ll be give instructions on how to create basic mandala designs on  (class date/time being rescheduled…check back soon!) at Gallery on the Square in Danville, Indiana from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is only $15, why don’t you join us for some fun? If you are interested in learning but can’t make it on the 4th be sure to contact me, I can set up an alternate date for a class here in my studio!

Stay creative!

Lynne

Finishing up the sale items…

Last week I posted that I still had a few items left to share with you that are specially priced & on display at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairground. Well, here they are! No particular theme with this posting, just a random assortment of deals for you to peruse. 🙂

"playing with fire" digital art printed on gallery wrapped canvas, 11x14, was $195 NOW $65! © Lynne Medsker

"curves" framed printmaking collagraph, was $125 NOW $45! © Lynne Medsker

"dream" mixed media, matted/framed to 9x11", was $90 NOW $30! © Lynne Medsker

"waxing & waning" mixed media on canvas, 10x10" was $90 NOW $30! © Lynne Medsker

"discover" mixed media on canvas 10x10" was $90 NOW $30! © Lynne Medsker

"Love" mixed media on canvas, 8x8" was $75 NOW $25! © Lynne Medsker

"Arcus" mixed media diptych on canvas, 10x20" total, was $225, NOW $75! © Lynne Medsker

"breaking free" digital/photo art, framed to 16x20" was $125 NOW $45 © Lynne Medsker

Yet this week on the blog? Some more mandalas and then maybe a peek at some new mixed media pieces I’ve been working on. Check back soon!

Lynne

Summer Art Camps!

"bounce" mixed media on illustration board © lynne medsker

The Hendricks County Arts Council is proud to announce their first annual summer art camp series, come get creative this summer at Gallery on the Square! Children in grades 5th through 8th are welcome to attend any or all of the 4 weeks of camps which include the following subjects: photography, painting, mixed media and pottery.  Classes are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon running from June 6th – July 1st.

I will be the instructor for the week of June 20th – 24th. Here’s a recap of what I’ll be presenting:

“Mixed Media Explorations” June 20 – 24 9a.m. – Noon (NOTE: Cancelled due to low enrollment)
Lynne Medsker, Instructor

During this week-long workshop we will use our creative energies to create some fun & exciting mixed media art projects. With a focus on composition, we will use a variety of textures and materials, as well as a large selection of colors, to create our artwork. Projects will include using wax, contact paper & paint on illustration board as well as constructing a mixed media wall sculpture from wood, paint, cement and found objects. Bring your paint shirt or apron, a positive attitude and a willingness to get messy!  (lf time permits we may also work on intuitive collage, artist trading cards and/or abstract painting on watercolor paper.) Class fee is $100 and includes all materials.

To sign up for this, or any of the weeks of art camp visit the Hendricks County Arts Council website.

Mixed Media Collage class!

The second class I’ll be presenting at Gallery on the Square in Danville, Indiana will be on Saturday, June 11th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. You will create your own three-piece mixed media collage on wood panels!

"tributary" mixed media collage on wood panels, 18"x6" © 2011, Lynne Medsker

Here is a description of the class & the details:

Let your creativity flow across three 6×6” square wood panels as you layer decorative papers, beads, strings, found objects, paint and other materials to create your own unique art. Want to make your piece more personal? Bring copies of photos, old letters, wrapping paper, material, buttons or other items to include in your creation!

Date: Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Time: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Cost per person: $65 (Includes all basic supplies, bring items to add if desired)

Participants: Minimum of 4/Maximum of 8               Ages: 12 and above

You may join the class by contacting me via e-mail or phone. Space is limited and sign-ups have already begun, be sure to add your name to the list before it’s too late!

Lynne

Mandala class announcement…

I will be presenting two classes at the Gallery on the Square in Danville, Indiana during the month of June! The first will be on Saturday, June 11th  (Note that class has moved to a different date! & time) from 10 a.m. to noon. Come learn how to create your own Mandala!

"mandala #4" pen, ink & marker on paper © Lynne Medsker

Here are the class details:

Loosely translated mandala means “circle.” These repetitive patterns are found in nature (biology, geology, chemistry, physics and astronomy). Many different cultures and religions use the mandala form as a spiritual symbol and creating a mandala is also used as a form of art therapy. Making a mandala is a very soothing process that can be enjoyed by anyone.

Date: Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Cost per person: $15 (includes all supplies and a mat for framing your favorite piece)

Participants: Minimum of 6/Maximum of 12

Ages: 12 and above

To join me for this afternoon of creativity please contact me by e-mail or phone. Several spaces have already been claimed, don’t wait too long!

Details for the second class will be posted soon…

Lynne